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Feb 23, 2018

Researches no.2 & no.3

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Hello here ! It is Paul !
I have finally got the time for this last article about my design propositions ! Let’s go 😀

As you can see below, both of these penmods are very similar. I won’t talk about the aesthetic here but about a very important thing that many penspinners have to know : the mass distribution.

About the no.2, the grips are a little bit longer and caps are skyblue.

The mass distribution for a penmod is really important because that is what will determinate which kind of “style” of spin you can do with the pen. I will explain quickly some details about it on this article. In the future, I will explain extra details because there are so many things to say 🙂

More precisely, the more the mass is at the extremities of the penmod, the more the pen has momentum. Then, you can spin more in the “air” and difficult tricks (called Power Trick) are easier to do. Take a look at this Thai penspinner : SpinnerPeem, the winner of the world tournament 2009. He uses many power tricks in this video. Do not worry, we are going to see together in the furure what are Power Tricks and how to do them. 🙂

The main penmod of SpinnerPeem is called the BusterCYL (he actually invented it), which has a huge mass at its extremities, thin and long (18 grams for 21 centimeters).
Below is the penmod. The picture is from TEK, an excellent penmodder very active around 2008.

 

On the other hand, if the mass is concentrated around the barrel (the main part of the penmod), you are able to do tricks closer to your fingers because the momentum is lower. It will force you to be accustomed to it and use more strength if you want to do tricks which need much momentum, obviously. Those kind of penmods can be used either as training equipments – like the swimmers use weight on their body for the training – or for a very specific penspinning “style” like this Japanese penspinner : Zasso.

Here is his personal penmod used in the video. The picture is from ponkotu, a famous japanese penmodder. The penmod is short, light and with low momentum (14 grams for 18 centimeters). The mass is concentrated around the black part and not at the extremities of the penmod like the BusterCYL.

Back on topic 🙂
The difference between No.2 and No.3 is that I made No.2 especially for a penspinning performance (can be used for tournament for example), with a good momentum, long spin area, medium weight and medium length. So, the mass is at the end of the caps (the blue parts), near the white grips.

Then, I have made the No.3 considering there is an electronic card inside the barrel. That is to say the mass is concentrated into the barrel and not at the extremities of the penmod. The momentum becomes lower.
From this, I had two choices :
– either I put more weight into the caps than into the barrel so the mass can be more concentrated at the extremities and more momentum. This can allow to get a good momentum for a penspinning performance. But there are two issues : the first is, by doing this, the weight of the penmod will be very heavy and not comfortable for most of penspinners. The second is the product STYL doesn’t have to be very heavy because the more it is heavy, the more is fragile (thinking about the current findable stuff) ;
– or I keep this penmod and propose it as a prospective final research with this aesthetic and this momentum. That is what I did.

 

In short and in my own opinion as a penmodder, for now we do not have to see STYL as a penmod for penspinning performance, because many “real” penmods exist for that, but as a penmod which can allow penspinners for training tricks, style and more. But I am pretty sure that, in the future, STYL will become ligther, stronger and better for any kind of penspinning using. 🙂

 

I have tried to write this article not too long, I hope you had undertood most of what I said 🙂

Thank you for reading and see you next time !

– Paul

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