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Look Ma, a Thumb Around!

Earlier today we posted a video of the amazing Fernando "Kam" Kuo, a world-renowned pen spinner. Click here for that video, a discussion of proper hand care for pen spinning, and a look inside the worldwide pen spinning community. (Yes, there's a worldwide pen spinning community.)

Now it's time for BPP Director's Cut extras. Here's what happened when Kam tried to teach me how to do a "thumb around":



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Ummm...don't quit your day job.

Sent by Joe | 7:30 PM | 2-21-2008

that was so cool i LOVE the pen spinning video were do u have the store or whatever u have them.

Sent by cool ziz | 10:59 PM | 2-21-2008

Is this baton-twirling for high school males with nothing to do?

Sent by Lars | 10:52 AM | 2-22-2008

Pashman, I think this is a young man's game.

Sent by chris | 3:46 PM | 2-22-2008

I had an officemate that spun a pen all the time. It drove me nuts because it fell most of the time. That is the only time I have seen or heard of pen spinning. It's quite hard to do successfully.

Sent by Bill Roach | 7:14 PM | 2-22-2008

you have to spin to win is what I always said! well done young lads.

Sent by sir doyal | 10:41 AM | 2-23-2008

Is this like the new Office X-games?... Gee whiz, I think that there might be a few more important things that NPR could be covering. I don't see how this will make the world a better place... but then again...

Sent by Sam | 12:33 PM | 2-24-2008

this is cute

it's always nice when the geeky guys get a break!

and...meetings are meant for getting good at something
what else or meetings for?


Sent by Suzanne | 5:49 PM | 2-24-2008


Sent by Thnikkaman | 11:42 PM | 4-7-2008

Woot they made an aritcle about pen spinning

Sent by Fuji | 10:36 PM | 4-23-2008

Kam is a very old school pen spinner. He was one of the first. Take a look at

Also, make your own pen mods, they're much better than SpinZ.

Sent by Nate | 12:56 AM | 4-25-2008