How to Spin a Pencil

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Weird

I"ve wanted to learn how to spin a pencil for years. It seems almost impossible. Anyone know how to do this?
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Female 17
Question:
If you`re left handed, would you have to hold the pencil so most of the weight is to the right, as opposed to the left? )-| I guess so, since our hands our mirror images of one another, but I dunno. Whatever.
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Male 271
The problem most people are having is they also move their thumb while flipping...
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Female 128
drat. somehow i ended up hitting myself in the neck? i dont know how to get it to go AROUND my thumb instead of flying off in some unspecified direction!
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Female 29
DAMMIT I CANT DO IT!!! i keep flicking the pencil away!
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Male 169
i can spin it but cant catch it
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Female 662
I can spin a pencil and catch it, but I can`t keep it going continuously.
I think it`s entertaining when sitting in class...
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Female 43
Isn`t there another way to do this? I can spin my pencil but in a different way; it involves three fingers, though.
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Female 193
Ahaha. I love doing that when I`m bored. It took me a few days to finally get it down to where I can catch it almost every time.
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Male 1,162
Wow, way to make a baseless assumption.
^^^

It`s not baseless. You claimed that you want people to die for being so bored that they`re at a website called "I AM BORED", watching a video on how to spin a pencil.

So I think Horny-Teen there has a valid point against you, Fu.

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Male 74
That`s one of the 3 pen tricks I can do. I don`t know when I learnt that one, but the other 2 tricks I learned on an English and a Swedish lesson when I didn`t have anything better to do. Watched a video between the lessons and practiced for 45 mins :P
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Male 550
Is it just me or is the video no longer available?
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Male 136
I`ve been practicing a vertical flip in class, it takes a lot of time to master fliping a pencil around.
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Female 62
This is like "Karate Kid", you start off spinning a pencil on your thumb,and you ask yourself (And your master, the guy who made this video) "WHY AM I SPINNING A STOOPID PENCIL?!?!"
But then that a-head from Cobra-Kai challenges you, or ninjas jump out of your desk drawer, and suddenly
"HAI! HA! HOO!"
You emasculate them with your pencil-spinning technique, and they run crying back to their ugly underground dojos.
So I think this was a good video.
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Male 2,486
" "MasterFu, you the kinda guy who has no friends nor life please stop commenting if you have NOTHING Nice to say!"

Wow, way to make a baseless assumption. "

I read that far MasterFu.

You didn`t make a baseless assumption when you said that you wanted all of us to kindly die? Obviously you assume we`re all worthless and no one would care if we all died.

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Female 694
I can`t do it either XD It flew across the room 8 times and then flew UP my arm and hit me in the eye sooo.. I`m stopping xD!!!
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Male 906
i cant catch it :`(... im sad now
[email protected] and his arguments. i only went to the 3rd page to see if it actually continued... it didnt.... im sad again.
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Male 100
Someone needs to return a favor to the pencil spin guru and make him a video on how to not come off like a douchebag.
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Male 110
i saw this before and i tried it already but i can only do the rist one and im not perfect at it
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Male 2
www.pentrix.com
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Male 486
kinda kewl then lame but w/e
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Male 99
The video is useless. No techniques or tips.

"Just push it" he says.

*my pencil flies off across the room*

Yeah, great f**king advice.

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Female 1,231
I just spin it the classic way... no catching involved. `Tis slower, though.
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Female 76
Dang, still can`t do it!! It`s a lot harder than it looks.
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Male 7,933
"Personally I prefer practising promptly with alliteration. Some sick poo that be, though."

Wow, What a wonderful....wow.

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Male 7,933
BOOBIES!
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Female 134
LOL - if I try to look at my hand when I`m doing it, it flies across the room. If I don`t look, however, then I can do it about 8 times out of 10 (the basic spin, that is)... But I wanna see!!!! :P
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Male 70
Really Cool
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Male 221
*throws pencil at screen* DAMMIT!!!
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Male 221
I CANT DO IT DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 77
and its called a thumb around (or TA) then a thumb around reverse (TA rev.) and finally thumb around harmonic.
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Male 77
im a pen spinner you guys should use esos tutorials
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Male 5
I have almost mastered it...at the moment i keep flipping it crazy,but when i actually do it right i do it like 5 times in a row...i love this vid. (I accidently stabbed myself attempting it though lol)
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Female 76
Awesome video, I`ve always wanted to learn to do this. Half the time during lectures I get distracted and focus more on the kid in front of me flipping his pencil around then on whatever the teacher saying.
I can almost do the first part, can`t wait to master them all!
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Male 4,793
Hmm...gonna learn to spin a pencil, and whats this? oh ok, gonna learn to spin a pen too i guess...OMFG WAS THAT A BANANA!?
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Male 416
MasterFu my brain says your right, my ``LOL tumor`` says SPIN a pen Weeee !

Your taking things a litle to serious, if you think about it deep enough everything we do on the planet is useless.

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Male 534
I still couldn`t possibly do it.
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Female 1,412
Lol @ MasterFu.

He probly tried it and couldnt do it, and now hates everyone who does try it/can do it incase they get better at it than him or whatever.

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Female 2,196
Oh I can also do charges =D
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Male 56
Hey, MasterFu, you`re a dumbass. How can you call people stupid for doing this? Because you can`t do it? I think it`s useful, I do it all the time in class when I`m bored, and it`s sure as hell more exciting than sitting with my head on the table.
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Female 2,220
Anyone else chucking it across the room when attempting to do this?
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Female 2,196
I can do the thumb around, passes, infinity, and sonic (3 different ways)
btw the "over and back" should be called harmonic =P
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Male 144
Much harder than it looks.
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Female 15
Argh, I can`t flipping do it. D=
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Female 488
sexuall.

but i can`t do it :/

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Female 427
Ugh! I can`t do it. I fail at life. lol.
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Male 2,159
My dad can do this like second nature, but I still can`t do it, even having seen this video. Well, I did it once, but failed continuously after that.

Btw, KeVsTeR, is your comment related or are you just having dookie troubles?

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Male 211
"seriously though, your posts are pointless and constantly negative, if you don`t like the site or at least appreciate it, then kindly sod off."

When did I mention anything about the site?

Jeez, who knew pencil spinning was so drating serious. Never insult the pencil spinners.

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Male 320
I`m pretty good at this, my mate at school first got me into doing this, I can do a thumbaround and sonic, but my mate can do a thumbaround, thumbaround reverse, sonic, double sonic and the charge. He`s amazing at it and he`s got vids on youtube - search dealerwealer.
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Female 562
I did it!! I`m so proud of myself. I`ve always wanted to learn how to do this
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Male 106
hey...MasterFU....F#Ck Off!!

seriously though, your posts are pointless and constantly negative, if you don`t like the site or at least appreciate it, then kindly sod off.

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Male 211
"MasterFu, there is no cure for boredom, only temporary relief. If there was a cure this site would consist of one link."

lol, touche.

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Male 1,059
owie, i keep stabbing my self. XD Maybe i should go find an unshaprened one, but thats to hard. >.< ^^ anyways, im close to getting the 1st one. Its very fun. =)
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Male 388
^lol :P
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Male 188
yeah, can`t do it.
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Male 1,141
its really not that difficult. Its just really annoying and distracting, just about all the kids in my school do it.
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Male 188
hang on, I`ll post seriously once I`ve grabbed a pencil....
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Male 26
Oh my days, it changed my alliterationalismwism word into "poo!" How dare they.
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Male 191
well i just had a go n i ended up flicking it across the room thanks guys, ahhh now im going to have to get up and pick it up i surpose
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Male 1,837
dammit this poo is hard
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Male 127
Masterfu, quit being an antisocial douche. Horny`s right.
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Male 26
Personally I prefer practising promptly with alliteration. Some sick poo that be, though.
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Male 388
Yeah, master fu. Stop it. Your making an idiot out of yourself. Nothing you can say can redeem it, so you might aswell just stop posting on this thread.

At the end of the day, you raised a point, then when argued against made an idiot out of yourself by using childish name calling, as opposed to what they where saying, which was pointing out the reason this site is here.

This IS a waste of time, but aren`t most things on I am bored? I use them because I am actually bored.


And the pen thing is hard :P I can get it to spin, but cant get the catch yet.

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Male 4,290
I can do the first one, but not the second or third bits. It didn`t take all that long to learn, and it`s quite relaxing once you can do it consistently.

MasterFu, there is no cure for boredom, only temporary relief. If there was a cure this site would consist of one link.

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Male 713
I can understand the frustration of others. A while ago, a bunch of asians were spinning their pencils, and all the white people tried to learn...

...And for a year everyone was spinning and dropping their pencils all over the goddamned desks

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Female 263
Damn, now my life is complete.
its always been my dream to spin a pencil!
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Male 85
Fighting over the internet - serious business.
Fighting over the internet about pencil spinning - priceless.
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Male 356
what a singularly useful video.
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Male 483
wooo i can now spin a pencil lol it took me quite a few attempts though lol
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Male 211

"MasterFu, you the kinda guy who has no friends nor life please stop commenting if you have NOTHING Nice to say!"

Wow, way to make a baseless assumption. The fact that you`re some 14-year-old kid that has the username "i-am-horny" just shows how pathetic you are. I got nothing else to say to you.

Kay: Sure, sure, but is spinning a pencil HONESTLY that exciting that it`ll cure your boredom? If it is, sure it might be for about 5 seconds... then you`re bored again. Face it, spinning a pencil is only used to "show off" in front of other people.

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Female 41
Hehe, the pencil flew out of my hand and hit my mom. :P
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Male 464
Oh, that is sexy.

*Goes off looking for pencils.*

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Female 731
Dman MasterFu, I guess you also think this site is pointless? This is something you do when you`re bored. They don;t need a purpose. lOG OFF.
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Male 1,003
Hah, I feel so lame right now trying to spin my pencil. Why am I on this website again? Oh, yeah. I was BORED.

He makes it look so easy, too. It`s not.

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Male 1,053
MasterFu, you the kinda guy who has no friends nor life please stop commenting if you have NOTHING Nice to say!
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Male 211
Wow, talk about useless. Why the hell should you waste your time watching instructions on THIS!?

What`s sad is, I know there`s hundreds of people out there right now, watching this video with a pencil in their hand, attempting to spin it over and over again. /facepalm

If you`re trying to spin a pencil right now or already spin pencils, I hate you. Kindly die.

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Male 713
WELL AT LEAST VERY DIFFICULT
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Male 713
Use an unsharpened pencil?

Its too bad its impossible to get butterfly knives that are dull

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Male 56
Pen spinning if fun in class...especially when you`re bored. :-)
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Male 629
haha, practice first using an unsharpened pencil. I like that they were cautious to put a safety precaution there first thing/remind the person to do that.
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Male 773
nice, when it first came up i thought it was a banana haha
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Male 1,620
Link: How to Spin a Pencil [Rate Link] - I`ve wanted to learn how to spin a pencil for years. It seems almost impossible. Anyone know how to do this?
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