was once thought to be a "bored student's pastime"
is now a world wide craze, with over 1.7
million downloads for our first Pen Spinning video.
Simply put, Pen Spinning is the art
of manipulating a pen to achieve pleasant effects
(or tricks). It uses mostly your
hands and fingers, in combination with regular or
slightly modified pens, which makes it even more
amazing. It can be considered a form of contact juggling,
and it's definitely a very rewarding form of manipulation
and hand sportz. If you have been in a classroom
for years, you may have seen Pen Spinning in action,
even though you (and possibly the person doing the
trick) may not be aware that it is an art form. But
what could one possibly do with a simple object such
as a pen? Well, why don't you see
it for yourself?
Over the years, Pen Spinning has grown
tremendously thanks to the World Wide Web. With the
help of some crucial sites, like Hideaki Kondoh's
Pen Spinning site, Pentrix, and PenstudioZ (just
to mention a few), Pen Spinning has become a lot
more than just "making your pen spin around your thumb."
It has gathered a sizeable community of pen spinners
all over the world, who constantly exchange ideas,
help each other with difficulties, and improve the
quality of Pen Spinning overall.
have come way beyond simple pen tricks. From combos
(combining many tricks into one smooth move), to
freestyle, fingerless tricks, balancing tricks,
air combos, two handed pen spinning, and dual pen
spinning, pen spinning has advanced enormously.
There are also many areas of Pen Spinning
besides doing tricks, such as Pen Modding (the modification
of regular pens to make them more suitable for spinning),
studies of the hand and its proper care, presentational
theory, and many more.
If you would like to learn more about
Pen Spinning, please visit the links on the Quick
Links box above to get you started.