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2006-08-13 05:13:44 PM
I prefer Hungarian Penspinning over the Japanese method.
 
2006-08-13 05:18:56 PM
Ditto what Kilmore_Trout said.

/Video needs more rubber monster suits and less J-pop
 
D2T [TotalFark]
2006-08-13 05:19:00 PM
Kilmore_Trout: I prefer Hungarian Penspinning over the Japanese method.

It really depends on what kind of pen spinning you'd like to do. Some people go for the more graceful, fluid type (Japanese), while others prefer a hard and fast motion (Hungarian).

Now if you're a southpaw you'll probably want to stick with a Lithuanian style, as it is more geared towards those of a low IQ. It's a slower, more deliberate type of pen spinning.

Now the Polish don't even use a pen. They use a chicken, which adds a whole new element to the game.....

...you guessed it: Eggs. The Poles have been perfecting this over the centuries and have found that egg production is greatly increased if chickens are 'spun' at least twice a day.
 
2006-08-13 05:22:08 PM
I have tried to do that - or any variant - for years. The best I could do was put my eye out.

Twice.
 
2006-08-13 05:23:07 PM
NERRRRRDSSSS!
 
2006-08-13 05:24:40 PM
This seems a lot like baton twirling. Something I got over many years ago. Meh.
 
2006-08-13 05:24:53 PM
SpinStopper
I have tried to do that - or any variant - for years. The best I could do was put my eye out.

Twice.


Strange way to get a screen name...
 
2006-08-13 05:28:22 PM
D2T: while others prefer a hard and fast motion (Hungarian).

Now if you're a southpaw you'll probably want to stick with a Lithuanian style,




I am a 50/50 Lithuanian/Hungarian southpaw.

the idea of these 3 things ever being mentioned together in a post surprised me.

//ooh look! that dog has a puffy tail!
here puff! here puff puff!
 
2006-08-13 05:39:12 PM
Mean soundtrack
 
D2T [TotalFark]
2006-08-13 05:39:13 PM
giantpiraterobot: I am a 50/50 Lithuanian/Hungarian southpaw.

the idea of these 3 things ever being mentioned together in a post surprised me.



Heh, I'm half Lithuanian, quarter Polish...not a southpaw though, or my parents would've drowned me in a river. ;)
 
2006-08-13 05:43:26 PM
Hungarian Penspinning does have a painful learning curve.

www.seventeenpercentmorestuff.com
 
2006-08-13 06:07:00 PM
Not to give away my nerdlinger status, but high school debate teams were full of kids who could do this in 1985.

It's easy once you get the hang of it, which doesn't take long.
 
2006-08-13 06:21:44 PM
What bugs me is that this used to be a cheap hobby.... I could get by with any old 59 cent pen, or even on grabbed out of my company's office supply locker.

Now... well, to be competitive, you need a sponsorship, a good month of training and conditioning, special wrist pads, and most importantly, balanced, precision formed pens. Even the ink levels and the pressure at which they are kept at has to be precisely matched and tuned to the professional pen spinner. A good pen will set you back several grand, and then you also need backups. This is not a sport for the feint of heart... You really need a sponsor, and some of the big guys, like Fisher and Bic can be pretty fickle about who they let on their teams.

Injuries, of course, are another serious matter. A typical pen spinner on the circuit can only manage four or five competitions a year, and still only expect a career that lasts less than a decade before athritis and repetitive stress injuries mount. Worse, the tricks required to even make it to the finals can sometimes cause torturous contortions that put incredible strain on the metacarpals and tendons that run throughout the fingers. It may be weeks before an ace pen spinner can regain the use of his hands for even the simplest of things (please do not ask us to sign autographs) once the competition is over.

So all you wannabes, I recommend you stay on the sidelines and leave this to us pros. To those of you who think this is monkey business, consider your words more carefully in the future... the world of professional pen spinning is like your amatuer high schol debate class efforts like NASCAR is to Grandma Bessie taking her once a week trip two miles down the road to Church on Sunday.
 
2006-08-13 06:33:12 PM
I carry a chromed out Parker Arrow at work. It's a mans pen. It aint made for spinnin',it's made for stabbin'.
 
2006-08-13 06:48:01 PM
Says in the comments the song is named "himitukiti" - any more info on it? I love it.
 
2006-08-13 07:08:31 PM
LarsThorvald
Not to give away my nerdlinger status, but high school debate teams were full of kids who could do this in 1985.

Dangit. Ninety-eight times out of a hundred when I think I have something useful to contribute to FARK, someone has already contributed it by the time I get into the comment thread.

You are correct, Lars. The first people I ever saw spin pens were debaters.

And for the record, the very best I ever saw was Wayne Harrell from Central State University (which is now called the University of Central Oklahoma.) Wayne (often called "Grimace" because his shape was similar to that of the McDonald's character) could spin pens with both hands simultaneously, and he was wicked-fast with it. ...AND he was one damn fine debater on top of it all.
 
2006-08-13 08:43:40 PM
NoFarkingWay

The song is "Himitsu Kichi" (Secret Base) by Kozue Takada. It's the ending theme to the anime Eureka Seven.
 
2006-08-13 10:15:46 PM
Thanks!
 
2006-08-13 10:50:10 PM
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2006-08-13 11:45:50 PM
lesserevil
lol.
 
2006-08-14 12:22:04 AM
WakeMeWhenItsOver: NERRRRRDSSSS!

We need to go on a pen breaking rampage together.
 
2006-08-14 08:47:37 AM
LesserEvil: Your pitiful attempt at winning this thread does not impress the pen spinning gods.
 
vid
2006-08-14 12:18:53 PM
In Japan, children are encouraged to do origami, an activity which develops manual dexterity in your fingers.

Then they grow up and take office jobs where they stay at work for 12-hour days, most of which time is spent looking for quiet ways to goof off.

This video is an example of the results.

I like the j-pop tune they used for the soundtrack, though. Very Beatles-esque.
 
2006-08-14 05:43:19 PM
OH GOD!! MY EYE!!!
 
2006-08-17 11:54:32 PM
vid

In Japan, children are encouraged to do origami, an activity which develops manual dexterity in your fingers.

Then they grow up and take office jobs where they stay at work for 12-hour days, most of which time is spent looking for quiet ways to goof off.

This video is an example of the results.



Nail. Head. WHACK.
 
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