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 Post subject: Penspinners
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:36 pm 
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I recently started to take penspinning really serious.
I have been able to do a couple of tricks for years, but just recently been able to actually link tricks together.
Most importantly I am starting to map tricks.

If you know what I am talking about, please let me know.
I would love to discuss this matter with any newcomers or advanced spinners.

When trying to read penspinning boards I really quickly get lost. It's hard to explain, but the way things are discussed here suits my needss much better :)

Please let me know in this thread.

-Sigurd

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 Post subject: Re: Penspinners
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:22 pm 
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20 years ago in college I learned to spin a pen around my thumb (not ever very well, but I could do it). Is this what you mean? Clearly we need a video of your talent, Sigurd!

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 Post subject: Re: Penspinners
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:18 am 
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yes Dave, exactly. That single trick is called "Thumb Around". One of the very fundamental tricks in penspinning.
I would suggest you to try and do the reverse of that.
The normal one you push the pen with your middle finger.
The reverse one is naturally pushed with the index finger.
When you can do that, you can try and do them back and forth with out pausing. That is called "Thumb Around Harmonic".

I am concentrating ATM on a concept called "Infinity". The basic Infinity is performed using your thumb, index and middle finger only. The pen is held by the end of it. (When you hold the pen by it's end, all of those tricks are called "Viper" style.)

I taught myself how to continue the motion down through all of the fingers. When I got that down I recorded this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBRpkLxUrgU

Just yesterday I taught myself how to do Infinity in reverse.

Reversing, inversing and re-placing tricks is a term that is popularly referred to as "mapping".

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 Post subject: Re: Penspinners
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:05 pm 
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I only know 3 moves. I like it, but I dunno how seriously I take it. I would like to learn more.

OP: Where do you learn from?


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 Post subject: Re: Penspinners
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:49 pm 
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I have learned mostly from the old http://www.superhandz.com or www.pentrix.com
The originator, of most of the original tricks and giving them names, "Kam" shows some good tricks in there.
That was years ago. (2006? or earlier)
here is his youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/kam123456

Today I kind of use what I know and try and teach myself new stuff. I know that I am not inventing the wheel, just works better that way.

Most video tutorials are either really basic or super advanced.
I know all of the basics and in the advanced tutorials they dont really speak. Its only slow motion.
Still good and inspirational, but not really useful or helpful.
I think I need personal advice from a more advanced spinner.

If you want to know a good youtuber to watch (slow motion), check this guy out (he is amazing):
http://www.youtube.com/user/vicgotSLOMO ... ustangbase

And this one is my idol: http://www.youtube.com/user/fratleym/videos

Here is a list of good basic tricks to search for:

Thumb Around
Back Around
Index Around
Charge
Finger Pass
Sonic
Twisted Sonic
Twisted Sonic Bust
Shadow
Infinity

searching on youtube ex.: "Pen Twisted Sonic"

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