Introduction: Penspinning : Thumbaround

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The simplest trick...The pen spins around the thumb


Step 1: Find the Center of the Gravity

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The center of the gravity can be found easily...just by balancing the pen on a finger

Its Very good if the CoG (center Of Gravity) is in the same place as the CoP (Center Of Pen)

Step 2: Holding the Pen Right Way

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Watch The Picture!!!

Step 3: The Spin!!!

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Ive written numbers in the notes
EXAMPLE : IndexFinger :1 somewhere else on the hand 1
that means your gonna move your Index Finger to that place
hope you get it xD

Step 4: TRAINING!!!

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EVER be able to perform this trick without training!
i think ive written all the important!

NOTE : This took me a week to learn (and 2-3 months later i never drop the pen! :D)


sw.machinist (author)2013-08-06

Check out

chrisPS (author)2010-02-11

can I has one of your pens??? :P

___ (author)2009-03-26

I'm having trouble catching it. Any advice?

Nando_Kommando (author)___2009-05-18

You may be trying it too fast, try slowing it down a bit. Hope that helps.

tippmannphreak (author)2009-03-23

This hot receptionist at my old boxing/MMA gym showed me this. I worked on it for about half a year and I'm pretty good now. I just randomly go it in class. Cool instructable!

Gibson_SG_95 (author)2009-01-23

I got a new challange for you...
Spin an X-Acto knife >=)

pyrokid (author)2008-11-15

those ballsigns yours?

PenSpinner (author)pyrokid2008-11-20

I bought them at a long time ago (I didnt know how easy it was to mod them myself )

KrazyKow (author)2008-09-19

I've been practicing for 20 min and I can almost do it. Although, maybe solving a Rubik's Cube in under a min is a factor :)

KrazyKow (author)KrazyKow2008-09-19

Lol i just did it...

dchall8 (author)2007-11-08

Assuming I can now spin a pen, how do I spin a basketball on one finger?

PenSpinner (author)dchall82007-11-08

Sry i dun know :P only do penspinning :P

YummyPancakes (author)PenSpinner2008-04-25

Thus the name.


tyeo098 (author)2007-11-07

I told this one Asian kid in my calc class, because the was flipping it back in forth... Two days later (A day, B day) he came into the class took the test that was that day, and during the test, i noticed and yelled WTF (actual wording of course) and the teacher was like WTF and I said I was sorry and sat down, after the test I asked him how he learned it... he said Instructables... I know offically hate Andy (not really hes a good friend) but it was funny, it took him 20mins to do what I STILL CANT DO!!!!! Great inst. by the way, even though I still cant do it...

PenSpinner (author)tyeo0982007-11-08

Took me a week to learn!!! (i watched tuts on youtube :D)

Santas little helper (author)2007-11-07

really hard, but good though

rockyt (author)2007-11-07

I've been trying to figure out how to do this since 95, and I still can't do even after view several instructions. Stoopid fingers!

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