perfect temperature for pen spinning?

Discussion in 'Hand Care' started by Kumuwu, Mar 17, 2017.


which is better?

  1. hot sticky sweaty hands

    13 vote(s)
  2. cold dry slippery hands

    1 vote(s)
  1. Kumuwu

    Kumuwu Member

    hot temperature + high humidity = sticky sweaty hands = more grip
    cold temperature + low humidity = cold dry hands = less grip, less feeling in fingers
    perfect temperature and humidity = ?????

    post down below :]
  2. Saltient

    Saltient Member

    100 celcius
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  3. moss

    moss wo rm

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  4. screamingcircle

    screamingcircle Old-Timer

    in all seriousness, i recall @i.suk talking about the optimal hand feel, and how climates vary in consistency of the goldilocks temperature or something like that
    maybe if he cares enough to talk about something like this, he could give a more educated response than we seem to be getting atm
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  5. i.suk

    i.suk ordinary powertricker

    well, winter (assuming no heater) is definitely unfavorable, fingers don't really feel warmed up even if you spin a while (or if you spin shortly after warm shower, they will cool down quite fast) .-. also, winter in australia tends to make hands drier, so pen's feeling is bad because of lower grip - i usually don't film cont much in winter for this reason

    warmer weather is generally better, as long as it isn't hot enough to make your hands sweaty, because pen's feeling will also be off that way (too grippy or too slippery, you will mess stuff up you can usually do consistently because pen doesn't move in same way as friction is different etc)

    ofc mod's body texture is also significant, because a lot of less-spun pens are more slippery than well-spun ones, e.g. ST (and most ST-based main mod spinners prefer well-spun ST while hating fresh from pack slippery ST)

    more useful: before spinning, wash hands for a few min in warm water, dry them, put on a little hand moisturiser (e.g. sorbolene cream)

    also - even if it's cold, your hands will feel more warmed up when you spin more, so slightly cold weather should not stop you from spinning or you'll simply not start spinning at all .-.
  6. Nickle

    Nickle Old-Timer

    my hands tend to get much warmer during winter. if you're outside with bare hands and getting really cold, getting inside would make the hands start heating up uncontrollably within minutes, getting uncomfortably warm. I like the feeling of spinning with warm and dry hands; I drop the pen much more often but it still feels nicer, softer in a way.

    I used to want better grip all the time but I've come to like the slipperyness of dry hands quite a lot lately. I guess the preference can change over time. I've never liked spinning with cold hands though, doesn't feel as soft or smooth.

    there are lots of tricks that are easier with dry hands and lots of tricks that are harder. I think which temperature that is the best for spinning depends on what you're used to, how you want to spin that day and personal preference
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  7. TheArker

    TheArker Old-Timer

    I don't know about the right temperature, but when my hands are cold, I usually just put them around my neck till they warm up and I also the pen in my left hand so I warm up the body. That way, my hands don't directly go back to being cold lol
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  8. Shiro

    Shiro Old-Timer

    live in singapore
    you'll be in optimal temperature to spin every day
    its 33 C as im posting this
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  9. Kumuwu

    Kumuwu Member

    in australia we get variety. we have the antarctic one day and the sahara desert the next.
  10. Shiro

    Shiro Old-Timer

    thats why u live in sg, its the same temperature every day +-4 or 5 degrees
    and when it rains it only drops at most to like 25 C at night
  11. Kumuwu

    Kumuwu Member

    lucky, but asia is usually so humid that it pretty much always feels hot. i guess its good for sweaty hands lel
  12. Shiro

    Shiro Old-Timer

    i only get sweaty hands in terribly cold air conditioned areas where its supposed to be less humid i dont know why
    im not the only one experiencing this either
  13. Kumuwu

    Kumuwu Member

    Thats like the opposite with australia right now, its so humid when it reaches about 1pm here that my teachers let the students back inside the class during lunch lol. Also its weird that you sweat in cold less humud areas. Are you even human?

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