|16 year-old Ryuki Omura won the 2008 pen-spinning championship|
Now, I've seen people spin a pen around their thumb in the US. The first time I saw it I was kind of amazed and tried it for awhile. It was kinda like the tech-deck (mini-skateboard) fad.
But, in Japan, my students were on a different echelon of pen-spinning. Students could spin a pen around a few fingers. Now that I remember it, some of my students had one of the special elongated spinning pens. I had thought they had purposely added another pen cap and, well, in my efforts to get said students to focus on English I was just simply frustrated rather than interested.
|Official pen-spinning weight and size--considerably longer than normal pens|
And, if you really want your minds blown (on a small pen-scale level) check a trailer for the 2011 World championships:
Is it a sport or just a silly hobby? I'll leave that decision up to you.