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Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities (Design Originals) Paperback – June 30, 2017
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Hot New Tricks Presented By Pro Fidgeter David King
David King is an Australian technology blogger and Internet personality best known for his YouTube channel, GeekBite. David discovered the world of fidget spinners when he unboxed his first spinner on March 8, 2017, in his video titled 'I’m a Fidget Spinner Professional.' From that point on, he indulged in the world of spinners and watched the craze take off. His next video 'Fidget Spinner Tricks with a Professional Fidgeter' went viral in a big way. Featuring some obscure, fun, and ridiculous tricks that David created, the video has more than 8 million views (and counting!) and has been featured by media outlets all over the world, including the New York Times, BBC, Sky News, The Sun (London, UK), Fuji TV, and many magazines, newspapers, TV shows, and online blogs.
Soar To New Levels Of Fidget Skill With Awesome Spinner Stunts In Four Fun Chapters
Ready, Set, Spin: All About Spinners
Learn a little bit about how your fidget spinner is made and how it works. Fidget spinners are not just toys–they’re really little machines with a whole lot of physics behind them.
The Good, The Better, and the Totally Awesome
Half the fun of the fidget spinner craze is checking out all of the unique spinner designs and variations. Most fidget spinners are built around one of these basic shapes: figure eight, triangle, wheel, square, and hexagon.
Spinner Tricks and Games
You can do some pretty awesome stuff with your spinners beside just fidgeting. These totally awesome and epic tricks you can learn to show off your fidget spinner mastery and find games to play with your friends.
Spin Master Workbook
True masters keep track of their accomplishments! Use the Trick Checklist in this section to track your progress through the tricks in the book.
The Ultimate Guide to Fidget Spinning
A new one-of-a-kind guide where spinners can take their hobby to a whole new epic level
Fidget spinners are the palm-sized spinning gadget flipping the toy industry upside down. Kids and adults alike enjoy fidget spinners for their fun and de-stressing qualities, but also to invent and show off tricks and play games.
Spinners can learn how to master tricks such as spinning on a hat or stacking spinners on top of each other to create mesmerizing whirling towers of color! Spinners can also track their progress and tricks with a handy workbook. Plus, the book provides backstory into the health benefits of spinning.
This fun, educational, and colorful guide includes:
- Over 50 great tricks and games for the beginner to advanced
- Information on how fidget spinning provides mind and body benefits
- How to care for and customize your fidget spinners
- A workbook for tracking tricks and stats
- Handy tips that will bring you one step closer to becoming a spinning master
Knuckle down and fidget like a pro with 50 awesome tricks
Become a world-class spin master, and impress your friends with epic moves! Be sure to keep an eye out for handy tips about spin games, increasing speed, spin time and some eye-catching modifications.
Here are some examples of cool tricks you can use to dazzle friends, classmates, and family with your feats of dexterity.
Hot Potato (Beginner)
Tower of Power (Beginner)
Toe Toss (Intermediate)
Super Domino Tower (Advanced)
"Fun With Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks & Activities," by David King of "Geek Bite" – with Colleen Dorsey & Katie Weeber, is the bible, or guidebook to the ABCs of fidget spinning tricks.
- Joan Mead-Matsui, travel writer
If your kids are as obsessed with fidget spinners as mine, then you're going to need the book Fun With Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities.
- Little Lake County
If your kiddo loves fidget spinners then they will really love this book full of fun new ideas.
-Parenting in Progress
Fun with Fidget Spinners is a great book for anyone who wants to learn to take their fidget spinning skill to the next level.
About the Author
David King is an Australian technology blogger and Internet personality best known for his technology-based YouTube channel, GeekBite. (Incidentally, he has great fashion sense and he smells incredible!) David discovered the world of fidget spinners when he unboxed his first spinner on March 8, 2017, in his video titled 'I'm a Fidget Spinner Professional.' From that point on, he indulged in the world of spinners and watched the trend take off. David's follow-up video 'Fidget Spinner Tricks with a Professional Fidgeter' went viral in a big way. Featuring some obscure, fun, and ridiculous tricks that David created, the video has more than 12 million views (and counting!) and has been featured by media outlets all over the world, including the New York Times, BBC, Sky News, The Sun, Fuji TV, and many more magazines, newspapers, TV shows, and online blogs. When Fox Chapel Publishing approached David to write a book filled with 50 fun and ridiculous fidget spinner tricks in his signature style, he did not hesitate!
Katie Weeber has been managing editor at Fox Chapel Publishing, a leading publisher of illustrated non-fiction books and magazines for craft, hobby, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Fox Chapel crafts information for a hands-on world, by publishing high quality, tightly focused, and reasonably priced books.
Colleen Dorsey is a writer specializing in the craft and hobby industry, and an editor at Design Originals and Fox Chapel Publishing. Colleen has edited books on many topics, including foam and paper crafts, jewelry making, and children's crafts. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in creative writing, and in her spare time she enjoys writing fiction, making jewelry, and upcycling findings into crafty new items.
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I had no clue that these toys even had a story behind them and, in fact, have “been around in different forms since 1993.” Pogs I was familiar with, spinners, no. Back to those designs. Among the many discussed in this book there are spinners aplenty: The Tri, the Bi-Win, the Hex, the Quad, the Wheel, the Mini, the Fidget Cube, the Fidget Pad, the Fidget Flip, and the one I got in the Dollar Store. Well, skip that one because it’s not in here. There’s also a page of some ultra-cool fidget spinners in the “Hall of Fame.”
This book is packed with some good-to know information I never knew. King starts off by describing how spinners are made and how they work. He explains that they are “actually little machines with a whole lot of physics behind them.” A word to the wise is in one sidebar and that’s the fact that fidget spinners shouldn’t be “distracting to other’s in a classroom.” The fun really begins when learning how to do some amazing tricks ... at home. You’ll also learn about the types of specialized housings, the types of weights that can be used, caps, how to clean you fidget spinners, and, of course, those tricks and games.
•► SPINNER TRICKS AND GAMES:
• The One-Finger Balancing Act
• The Basic Toss
• The Hot Potato
• The Toe Spinner
• The Nose Spinner
• The Fidget Sandwich
• The Tower of Power
• The High-Toss
• The Hand Flip
• Dinner is Served
• The Double-Decker Balancing Act
• The 360° Tosser
• Round the Twist
• Under the Leg, Greg
• The Knuckle Duster
• The Hat Trick
• Round the World
• The Toe Toss
• The Water Bottle Toss
• The Rocket
• The Skateboard Stomp
• The Soccer Ball Balancer
• The Knee Knock
• The Guitar Superhero
• The Land Downunder
• Pretty Sticky
• The Massive Drop
• Taking Out the Trash
• The Hardcore Gamer
• The Coin Flip
• The Dartboard
• Heads Up
• The Houdini
• The Juggler
• The High-Toss Backflip
• The Dunny Lizard
• The Combo Breaker
• The Bike Toss
• Slippery Soap
• Cover to Cover
• Nose to Nose
• Super Domino Tower
• Itchy Nose Tower
• Houdini Juggler Flip
► UBER-ADVANCED IMPOSSIBLE BONUS TRICKS:
• Can’t We All Just Get Along
• Knees and Knuckles
• The Mega Toss
• Under the Sea
• Failure is not an Option
Each one of these tricks is accompanied by a photograph of David King in action, something that really makes the book fun. Frankly, his love of fidget spinners oozes from every page as he excited shows us how we too can do it. Well, maybe up to a point because he’s a real pro at his craft! At the bottom of each page there’s a sidebar that offers up everything from hints to a bit of encouragement and some downright cool things to do. In the back of the book is an index, a “Trick Mastery Tracker”, and a place where you can record your Trick Stats and Notes. Note: This book is not just for kids, but for any kid at heart.
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