The Troposphere

Pen Spinning Website

(Established. 2003)


The Troposphere Pen Spinning Website (by nhk9) has Relaunched! Learn Pen Spinning Together!

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New Video (Feb 2020)!!

My new Video Upload is now online!! It can be viewed below. Let me know which Pen Spinning Art form you like: Red, Heat, Negative, Black & White Outline. Watch it on your mobile for the best experience.


The Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, German, Spanish and Thai versions of my main page are now up!! If you speak these languages, let your friends know about this website!

Pen Spinning Visual Art (NEW!)

The Troposphere is a 1st-generation Pen Spinning website founded in 2003 by Darren (nhk9 | nhk_9), the founding moderator of the Universal Pen Spinning Board (UPSB). The Troposphere is also the very first advanced Pen Spinning Tutorial website on the Web.

In 2019, The Troposphere was relaunched!! You will find Easy Pen Spinning videos (a.k.a. Pen Twirling & Pen Juggling) as well as more recent Advanced Pen Spinning Tutorials. You can learn pen spinning tricks like Charge, Sonic, FingerPass, ThumbAround, BackAround and Infinity. For the latest videos, visit my YouTube channel nhk 9 Pen Spinning page. Enjoy!

Normal Pen: Zebra 3000*F

Simple Pen Spinning Tricks can be learned with any pen. I use a pen that requires no modification (i.e. "pen mods" or "pen modding"). Pen Spinning is a beautiful hand sport because you can learn Pen Spinning easily. Start Pen Spinning today!

Photo for your Enjoyment: Kuranda, Queensland, Australia

eXtreme Pen Spinning Combo

Extreme Pen Spinning Combo Slow Motion-- Tricks Order: Reverse ThumbSpin >> 5x Backarounds 2.0 with Normal Pen

3 eXtreme Pen Spinning Videos in 1

Advanced Pen Spinning Combos 3-in-1: Continuous Fingerless ThumbSpin 1.5, Neo-Bak Combo, Inverse Sonic Mini Combo


Reverse BackAround

Advanced Pen Spinning Trick

Harmonic FreeStyle

Hard Pen Spinning: ThumbAround Reverse, Spider Spin, Neo-Bak, Scissor Spin, Half-Tap Harmonic, ThumbSpin 1.5 Harmonic, Backtap Harmonic, Backaround

BackTap Harmonic

First Pen Spinning video on the Internet of the BackTap Harmonic (aka BakTap) move. There's also a video of BackTap Continuous in the "Extreme Pen Spinning Videos" section

Easy Pen Spinning (The Fundamentals of Pen Spinning): Charge + ThumbAround + FingerPass + Sonic

Learn Easy Pen Spinning: (Level 2) Triangle Pass, Shadow, Thumb Charge, and Sonic 1.5 Normal

Learn Basic Pen Spinning: (Level 3) Backaround, Twisted Pass, Reverse 2.0, and Spider Spin

Beginner Pen Spinning: Fingerless ThumbAround

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