European Tournament 2013

As you may know or not, this year European Tournament in penspinning is organised. Credits goes to Nashi and Yaemgo from FPSB. I think we can call it first unofficial European Championship.
Pens Factory supports this idea and as a sponsor gives gifts for podium spinners as follows:

Prize 1:
prize1Prize 2:


Prize 3:prize2
Now it is group stage, and we can follow battles in this forum:

Priority of choice goes to champion and then to 2nd place.

Newness for October

A lot of this, so without speaking much:

Buster Cyl

Crayola Super Tips

Waterfall Black

White Comssa Marker

Dr. Grip Tip Gold

Faber Castell Gripmatic

Anyball Profile Grip

Super Pirat Color Body

Pilot G3 Plastic Tip

PDS Comssa Caps



New Airfit?

This is confirmed information. Airfit Jell is officially discontinued. What this actually means? A lot of very popular midifications like Buster Cyl, Vicgotgame mod, Aircomssa is going to be very hard to get, and will be very expensive. Is there a solution? Don’t panic, there is new Airfit 500 Mechanical Pencil.

airfit500To the left – old Airfit Gel, to the right – new Airfit 500 MP.

When first I got this pencil I was surprised that the tip of it is so simillar to the old Airfit Jell. Main reason, becouse of weight – both are 3,5 grams. New Airfit Tip is in a different shape – a bit thinner, and expands on the end. Diameter of base is 0,05 narrower than old Airfit Tip, what is nothing. Becouse it is mechanical pencil in screw part there is less space than in previous version, but this makes no difference only if you screw tip on something. (In buster cyl, you don’t have to).

airfit500_2I thin that this alternative is worth of considering to buy.
Of course there is Ballpoint version of this tip. I will review it as soon as I get it.
Soon at Pens Factory.

Carioca Superwashable

Carioca Superwashable is ideal substitute as clear Miffy and Mellanie. Marker used as white body in Dr. KT and Dr. CT. You can just take out ink and put inside favourite insert. Spinning space between caps is the same as in normal Dr. CT, DR. MM.carioca2 carioca carioca3Now available in Pens Factory pen spinning shop.

Pen Spinning Notation

Pen Spinning Notation

Shoeman6, moderator of international pen spinning board created very interesting site about pen spinning notation which was the effect of survey. What is pen spinning notation? In short it is writing out every trick that make up combo, with a rotation, and the way of execution so that another spinner can execute combo in the same way. Notation helps to share ideas throught various penspinners.

On this site we will find history of notation, where first it was used, what makes up notation, how pen spinners use it to their goals. Furthermore there is long podcast with one of the most famous precursors of US pen spinning – David Weiss. Shoeman published also results from survey conducted in penspinners on UPSB forums. Question was, how do they use notation. On the end results were gathered and conclusion was drawn.