Yes it does. If you have a loose band, it seems to help it if you soak it in hot water for several minutes cause it shrinks the rubber.
Originally Posted by slim123
Originally Posted by Installed
I think you meant if you soak it in COLD water it will cause the rubber to shrink. Hot water will cause it to expand and become even more loose. Just washing your hands and the band with cold soapy water helps a lot.
One thing I want to know... When you reach high speeds, you rotate your wrist or you keep your wrist straight and rotate your arm? Or however?
I'm the same as Jez, (though I've not quite reached 14800 yet!). I can spin the Powerball using only my wrist, but only up to around 12000 rpm. Then I do this thing where I hold the Powerball down by my side, and I tense both my arms and my shoulders, and I sort of oscillate my shoulders back and forth.
(I don't know if there's a technical or scientific term for the "spasms" you can get muscles to do when you tense them, but in Powerballing terms it's called "Pulsing", and this is what you need to do for high speeds.)
The really annoying thing is, I don't think it's something you can just do, straight away. I knew from very early on the principle, but putting it into practice was difficult. As Jez says, over time it just starts to happen.
For a while I did this training routine, where I would hold my Powerball WITHOUT the rotor spinning. I would hold it as normal, but grip it really tight and tense all my muscles, and the strain would cause my arm to pulse back and forth. I did this loads, and it sort of gave me an idea of what "Pulsing" felt like. When I tried to do it WITH the rotor spinning it didn't work at first, but persistence paid off.
It just strikes me how extremely balanced you are in your scoring. really impressive.
I think I am quite balanced too, but still my left hand dominates in speed (and my right hand in endurance ).
Last edited by The Force; 12-11-2007 at 12:27.
How can I take the support band off from the powerball? It won't damage the ball?
My new big tip.
What does isometric mean please ?