A Counter Question
I was going to buy some new counters for my old powerballs, because the old ones only show "current rpm", "max rpm", and "revs in 30s", but the description of the counters for sale on the website is the same as this so I didn't bother. Has the description (and picture thinking about) just not been updated? Or are you only selling the old style counters?
I'm sure there are old-style counters in stock, but to be honest I would very much doubt these type of counters would be sold through the shop. Best thing to do would be to email email@example.com (and/or Rory), just to confirm.
I just think RPM haven't updated the description since the old counter. Any ones I've bought from them have been the new style.
Thanks for your replies, it of course makes sence that they would be the new style counters, but with the old picture/description I thought I'd better check.
I was going to ask if there's any problem using the new counters on old powerballs, but then I thought hang on a minute, I've got both sitting in front of me, I can just try it, and it was fine.
Going just slightly off topic, I found my first powerball (from November 2001) earlyer...
That's the box, with a close up of the powerball, I'd never even noticed before, it has a switch! Mine isn't that old though, it has the auto power off counter.
Having looked at the photo, you can praise yourself being the lucky owner of a precious Old Skool PowerBall (OSP for short). Cherish it, as it's a real classic. Some consider these oldies to be faster (is that a contradiction?), as they're a bit lighter (lacking the disc-like counter weight on one side of the axle of new style PowerBalls). I own three of these OSPs (only one of them has a switch, the other two have a white-edged counter, but without the switch); best score with an OSP is 14755rpm, yet with a new 250Hz that is 14966rpm. Have done many, many runs, and in my hands, new PowerBalls are a bit faster. Maybe it depends on technique.
Nevertheless, it's a beauty!
I got myself one of these old OSPs as well, with the white-rimmed counter and the on/off switch. What I didn't realise with those is that you can't take them apart. (Well, you can, but you'll break it in the process.)
I only really use three of my collection, two for serious runs, and those three are all OSPs. Always found them faster myself.
Just to let you know, I've just ordered 3 counters, 1 each for both of my old skool powerballs and 1 one for a really useless other make ball that I've got, that smells of melting plastic every time I use it.
While I as on the page I ordered myself a soundball as well. So that's my birthday money spent in under 6 hours of it being my birthday .
This is my 6th powerball since I started reading this forum, you lot are a bad influence .
Happy Birthday Barryppl!!
I hope that "other make" Powerball has a spot for the counter, and a magnet in the rotor.
Yes, it has a spot for the counter, and a magnet in the rotor. It even has a counter, but again, it's one that only measures current/max rpm, and 30s. It's also too slow, I was spinning over 12k, while it was telling me I did under 10k. I tryed my signature series counter to test it.