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Fidget Spinner Tricks? Metal Fidget Spinner? Rainbow Fidget Spinner? These terms may seem alien to you, but at www.departmentexpress.com we want to make sure you are up to date with the hottest new trends, and one of those hot new trends is fidget spinners! While fidget spinners were invented years ago now, it is only recently that they have popped up in stores. There are several reasons for this, which we are not going to go into. Instead, we just want to share a couple of things that you should probably know about fidget spinners!

First before we give you a bit of a history lesson sprinkled with cool facts we want to give you a checklist of tricks that you should master before you move on to more difficult tricks. These are basic tricks that are still very cool, however the movements you learn in these will allow you to master many more skillful tricks later on. 

1. The Convertible 

2. The Reverse Sonic

3. The Change Up

4. The Polarity Switch

5. The Single Tap

6. The Double Tap


Fidget Spinners: What They Are & A Brief History

  1. A fidget spinner is often regarded as a stress-relief toy. In the center, you will find a ball bearing. Around the bearing will be three blades. You spin the ball bearing in the center and the blades will spin around at the same time.

  2. When the fidget spinner was initially developed, the idea was that it would help people who were having trouble focusing. The intention was to allow people to keep their hands busy while they focused on their work. We suppose that they are still like used this nowadays, but most people purchase them as toys.

  3. The original inventor of the fidget spinner was Catherine Hettinger. However, she does not make any money on the sale of the fidget spinner. When she invented it, back in the early 1990s, no toy company was interested in her idea. They didn’t see it selling. As a result, she gave up on the idea and the patent on the fidget spinner expired. There are likely still some patents which cover the technology which is used in fidget spinners, but we are not 100% sure who is making money on them nowadays. We really do not know who the inventor of the modern fidget spinner is. They just popped up out of nowhere.

  4. Most people use fidget spinners as toys. However, much like the yo-yo, people have been practicing hard with them. If you head to video sites such as YouTube, you will see thousands upon thousands of people playing with their fidget spinners.

  5. There is currently no research which shows that they are great for helping with ADHD or autism. Most people say it helps them, but until there is formal research in place, this is a bit ‘up in arms’.

  6. There are some websites which claim that fidget spinners are dangerous to use. They aren’t. If you use them properly, they are not dangerous in the slightest. Sure, if somebody throws one at you, that is going to be a bit painful (there have been countless stories about that). However, that is not really the fault of the fidget spinner, is it?

  7. Fidget Spinner Tricks are the way enthusiasts show their skills to others. Master the hardest and most skill worthy tricks to impress! 

  8. Fidget Spinner users can compete head to head in a fidget spinner game where competitors battle head to head going trick for trick, until the loser has missed enough tricks to spell out fidget.

  9. Fidget Spinners come in many shapes and varieties. You can find a metal fidget spinner, rainbow fidget spinner, genji fidget spinner, a gold fidget spinner, lego fidget spinner and much more!

While you can purchase ‘ready designed’ fidget spinners, most people want something a little bit more unique. Thankfully, there are plenty of online stores such as ours that carry fidget spinners more skilled enthusiasts will enjoy, such as alloy fidget spinners for maximum speed, circular fidget spinners for movement and much more!


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