Extreme Hobbies: Master Pen Spinner Fernando "Kam" Kuo Discusses His Craft : The Bryant Park Project VIDEO: Master pen spinner struts his stuff.
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Extreme Hobbies: Master Pen Spinner Fernando "Kam" Kuo Discusses His Craft

The "Sonic Reverse." The "Double Charge Combo." The "Thumb Around." What do these terms have in common? Get your mind out of the gutter. They're pen spinning tricks. And they're just a couple of the dozens of moves that make up master pen spinner Kam Kuo's repertoire.

Perhaps you've even partaken in pen spinning yourself. But you probably didn't realize that there's an entire pen spinning community, a place where pens are discussed, tricks are taught and exchanged, and international competitions are held. The BPP met up with world-renowned pen spinner Kam Kuo, who made a pen spinning video that's been viewed more than two million times online. Kam is so huge in the pen spinning world that he got hired as spokesman for a new line of pens designed specifically for spinning. He put on a show for the BPP, and talked about a pen spinner's approach to hand care.

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