Dont get me wrong, i love my powerball, but when i try and go really fast it literally rips the skin off the sides of my little fingers. any ideas on how to stop this from happening?
Feedback from other users will be appreciated here please - thank you, Rory
If you're getting friction burns from the spinning rotor then the answer is simple...don't touch it! When Akis gets to his top speed the surface of the rotor is travelling at an amazing 100mph! But for us mere mortals, 60 or 70mph is more likely.
If you're finding that it's just the Powerball case rubbing on your fingers that's causing the pain then that's normal. A stronger, better grip, where the Powerball can't move about so much, will help.
But time will help too...if you think about it, the skin on the inside of your little finger has never been exposed to the hardship of life
:-) and will thus remain soft and vulnerable to friction caused by this alien product in your hand, especially given the forces Powerball will generate as your fingers try to hold onto it..take a short break from the ball for a few days, or ease up slightly until the skin reforms - it will, as a consequence, be tougher than before and not easily affected by the friction going forward...time heals all as they say!
I had this problem when i started going passed 12K+ All of the insides of my fingers were ripped, it did sting quite a bit. But the trick is to carry on using the powerball like you are. A few rips in your skin for a few days isn't going to do any harm. Anyway, a couple days after noticing my skin was ripping, it started healing, and now i never have the problem. It doesn't actually make your skin like sandpaper when it heals, so if your worried that you'll have rough hands by the time your finished with a powerball, you won't. It just makes the skin tougher, my fingers are still nice and smooth, but have a toughness about them.
As i said, the trick is to keep on using the powerball and your skin will become more resistant.
Hope that helped a bit.
Please be careful when the skin rips or blisters burst. My son has been detained in hospital because his ring finger became very infected. My advice would be if the skin breaks then don't take a chance and let it heal before using Powerball again.
Please never lose sight of the fact that this was primarily an exercise / fitness product before becoming one of the worlds most addictive gadgets (I jest not...I dare you to name something that comes even close :-) and should be treated thus...if skin blisters and breaks...then take a break and let it heal (it will be much stronger when it does and won't trouble you in the same area in the future) - regards Rory
Just an update - as I said before my sons finger became badly infected. He was taken to theatre where it was opened and the infection was scraped out. Unfortunately some of the infection spread and got caught in his left lung. It took several weeks to form into a couple of abscesses. By this stage he had septicemia and pneumonia. He also had a pleural effussion in his right lung and thats where the pleural cavity fills up with pus.
To cut a long story short, he was in hospital for four weeks, the first two of which it was touch and go. Eventually they had to put a tube in to drain the pus and we were able to get him home.
Its been a lesson to us all. Don't take minor infections for granted. They can lead to all sorts of trouble.
My son is 20 and was always a healthy boy, never once missing a single day in his 14 years of school. This episode was a big fright.
Oh My God.... am glad he is doing well now... or better..
Originally Posted by Twotanks
btw... the golfs gloves are a good glove for powerballing...