I can never get mounted toms close enough to me. Rotating it around would put the toms almost 2" further away. I need them 2" closer! haha.I think he means can turn it 180° so the accessory hole is facing you, which will allow you to slide the toms further down on the hex rod, thereby opening up the sound of the toms. They can be finicky depending on their placement on the hex arm. This would also allow you to back them off if you wanted.