Pen Spinning - Juggling with the pen

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You may have seen someone doing Pen Spinning, if you haven't already, then I believe that at some point in your life you have tried to juggle with a pen, those at school or even at work thinking about something.

Anyway, Pen Spinning is that, juggling with a pen. Of course, just trying does not mean that you succeeded, after all there are people with absurd ability to do such a thing. Now let me tell you more about this very popular hobby in the world and especially in the east.

Pen spinning - juggling with the pen

What is Pen Spinning

Pen spinningin translation free could mean rotate the pen or rotate pen,, which can be classified as a type of juggling, hobby and sport. That's right, it's not just a game or hobby to be distracted, Pen Spinning is also a serious thing.

This juggling consists of rotating a pen in one or both hands in a synchronized and fast way, using fine motor coordination skillfully, that is, the movements need to be almost perfect, since fine coordination is used mainly for delicate and sensitive tasks, whose mistakes have disastrous consequences.

Ordinary pens are not always used to do pen spinning. There are special pens that are called Mod (modified pen), you take parts of pens and make a mod, the known ones are: Buster, Menowa, Mx, KT, KIRER, etc.

The hobby is popular in Asian countries, where there are courses and equipment for their teaching, this information gives us a sense of how much they like it and take Pen Spinning seriously.

Pen spinning - juggling with the pen

How did Pen Spinning come about?

This practice has been very common since the late 1970s and it is not uncommon to see people unconsciously spinning pens and pencils while their attention is elsewhere. Thus, we can say that this art originated from the unconscious of people, and then it became more elaborated to the point that we have today.

It is not clear where the pen spinnig originated. Through the internet, the hobby was popularized in the first half of the 2000s, through videos and specialized websites on the subject. People always spin pens at school, at one time or another it would become a sport.

In Japan as well as in many other countries in the world, there are face-to-face and online championships, and like any championship in any sport, there are awards for the best qualified, as Pen Spinning is also a sport. Therefore, in 2008, a 16 year old boy, named Ryuki Omura, became the first Japanese champion in the sport. The pen spinnig practitioner is also known as the pen spinner.

Pen spinning - juggling with the pen

Pen Spinning Features

Well, since we talk a little bit about the theoretical part of this art. Now let's move on to the practical part, where we will learn the basics of Pen Spinning.

Before picking up the pen, we need to know a few things first for us to help with the practice. To start with, there is a notation of its own in pen spinning, where the fingers and the openings between them are numbered. step on how to do them.

Come on, we'll start by numbering the fingers:

  • Finger T is the thumb (from English thumb);
  • Finger 1 is the indicator;
  • Finger 2 is the middle;
  • Finger 3 is the ring;
  • Little finger;
  • The following are the spaces between the fingers:
  • T1 opening is when the pen is located between finger 1 and T;
  • Aperture 12 is when the pen is located between finger 1 and 2;
  • Aperture 23 is when the pen is between finger 2 and 3;
  • Aperture 34 is when the pen is between finger 3 and 4;

Okay, finished the preparations, now just get your hands dirty. Every beginner in Pen Spinning, needs to know four basic movements, they are essential to help stabilize and improve fine motor coordination, in addition to being the basis for several other movements and combos of higher levels.

These movements do not depend on special / modified pens (MODS). Since all maneuvers go (normal suffix) and return (reverse suffix), this means that the maneuvers can be performed in two directions, this detail will be better understood after practice. Conventionally, all movements have names in the English language, as it is the most widely spoken and used language in the world.

Pen spinning - juggling with the pen

Basic Pen Spinning moves

ThumbAround Normal: it is a movement in which the pen is propelled by any finger, commonly the 2, passing around the Trotating 360 ° on top of it. At the end of the maneuver, the pen should be stuck in the opening T1.

Normal Fingerpass: it is the simplest movement to understand, execute and also the best known. In it the pen literally rotates between the fingers, more specifically it passes from one opening to the other sequentially. The movement consists of giving only half a turn of the pen between the finger openings (1223 and 34). The direction that the pen travels is on the side of the palm and down, then starts to rise on the other side of the hand.

Sonic Normal it is known as the technique that quickly changes the pen from one finger position to another. In movement, the pen rotates conically behind the fingers, without involving the thumb, between the openings 23 and 12. Abbreviation for supersonic, due to the great speed that is performed, among the basic movements it is the most difficult to execute.

Pen spinning - juggling with the pen

Charge Normal - Technique that only needs two fingers to be performed and does not have any exchange of fingers. Basically the pen rotates conically in a position and clockwise in the right hand or counterclockwise in the left hand. It can be done in any of the opening, but it is commonly done in the opening 12. It is a movement similar to what the drummers do with the sticks, turning them.

Ready for Pen Spinning?

For beginners, these are fundamental movements, they need to be completely mastered to then start trying to perform other maneuvers. For now, that's all I can offer you, my dear reader. If you want more posts about Pen Spinning just comment.

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