Nice one Barry. Have to have a crack with the extra band. I haven't metalled in ages either.
Very nice Barry Congrats for your records
I also didn't have a session with both metal and plastic scores being very good.
Though surely a bit training with the metal will help with the plastic
Congrats Barry. After getting over 12k with the metal I haven't picked it up properly in ages and I couldn't manage 11k the other day. So your doing well with that and i think grip is very essential to achieving a high score. Onwards to 11k!
Nice Scores Barry, I will try using 2 grip bands soon...
I think this might have been the same for me too unfortunately. I tried the double grip once, but found tha tboth grips would either slide off together, or one would creep into the rotor and stop it. I rose my metal score to 11.1 before having stopped though. I think we're in the same boat...
Originally Posted by barrybpl
Great idea for the double grip-band! I'll have to give that a try.
I'm afraid to pick up a metal for fear of hurting my plastic speed hot mode.
i believe it was my idea for using 2 grip bands.i have found it makes my scores more consistent. as you said in my thread barry we are equal i to am getting the metal out in an attempt to increase my score.now you have given me a realistic target of 10890 cos my best is 10739, lets see whos first to 11k! wel done on the 1st record of 2008
Hugh, the 2 grip bands was your idea? In that case thanks for sharing, it really has helped me alot. I'm glad I decided to give it a try.
First to 11k metal you say... You're on! .
So anyway, last Fridays session went like this.... didn't have time so I skipped it, oops .
Today's (Tuesday) session went like this...
I started out the 20 minute plastic that I do, useless score there and almost gave up.
Moved on to a few speed runs and got 5 13.5k scores and 3 13.6k scores right hand, highest being 13688 rpm (-355) and best score of the year.
Nothing special with the left hand, maxed out at 12732 rpm. 12 speed runs with each hand in the end, and pleased with all the 13.5k+ scores.
Moved on to metal...
Alternating between right and left hand, but I'll list all the right then all the left hand scores here. No metal warm up, just went and washed my hands from the plastic then went straight into speed runs...
10879 (-11), 10945 (+55 NR), 10977 (+32 NR), 11006 (+29 NR), 11012 (+6 NR), 10922, and 10829 rpm.
10215 (+4 NR), 9931, 9911, 9922, 10038, 10257 (+42 NR), and 9864.
[NR = New Record]
Came away from this session quite pleased .
Hey Hugh, about that 11k . Your turn now.
The last time I was stuck on plastic speed I found my metal speed improved...well, I'm still stuck on plastic speed. I didn't know you were racing to 11K metal, technically I would have won (11 126K December 2) but have only been able to hit 11K twice since then. I'll race you onto the top 100 metals Barry, I wonder if anyone else wants in...