Is it normal to be stuck at one level for a while, and then just totally blow it away? I just BLASTED through 12k... four times in a row!!!
My previous record was 11805, and I wasn't getting that high again, just 11700 or so at best. Then I just tried again, spun it up, and 12060! I went to show my brother... then right in front of him I did it again - 12390! One more try... 12460... One last time?.... 12477!!! My fingertips feel a bit like they were going to blister, but I have no wrist soreness. I wouldn't be able to do it again at the moment, but still.... Is this normal? I almost thought the counter was broken for a minute. Is it?
no it is not this is a normal human stage and you feel really good when you reach it... we powerballers call it "the hot mode"
Oh to have a "Hot Mode" again myself! My biggest such mode was when I was hovering around 11900, with a record of 12006, and I immediately jumped up to 12802. From then on I could always get 12500 to 12800.
Oh to even be able to score that high again these days! I'm having the biggest "Cold Mode" ever at the moment!
yeah me too... cold as ice... ice cold DD my biggest jump was from 11287 to 11725 even though i hardly could and can get 11k when my record was 11287
There are some mid to high 14k'ers at the moment who got there very quickly.
Sauc√© Guillaume went from something like 14100 to 14500 very quickly, then a bit higher, then fractured an arm in his wrist, but came back with a 14800+ soon after he recovered. Craig Mackellar's also shot very quickly from the low to high 14ks. Edouard Kik was behind me in speed about 7 or 8 months ago, but is sitting on 14200ish. And the most recent improver seems to be Blaise Arnaud, who's gone up about 700 revs to 14414 very quickly, (using the "Bjorn Technique" he says!)
(I need to update the scoreboard comments really, rather than posting all this here!)
Last edited by Adrena1in; 17-08-2009 at 07:52.
Yeah and most of them are french, im proud of them
I had one of those today, I was stuck around 11424, and then today I picked up my powerball and jumped to 11846, then 11946. I put down my ball thinking I would probably reach 12,000 by next week, but I picked it up a little later and got 12268. After that I've been able to get into low 12,000 a couple of times. But I'm gonna make sure i don't fall into a cold mode, I'm gonna keep this up until I get into 13,000. If I retire there's only 1 way I can go, down...
Originally Posted by Adrena1in
you can fall into cold mode by regularly training which may be too much for you
yup am on a cold mode xDD
Originally Posted by donkapone
i just cant put it down.. i guess ill have to put it down, because am startin gto fell pain on my finger... it hurts a LOT
woot! just broke the 12000 and now at 13244 this is my 4th day using the powerball. At this rate im hoping to reach the 14k mark in around 7 more days