The joy of new balls!!!!!!
Can't wait if they made that difference to you Pete then bring it on!
Hard day powerballing tomorrow so hopefully another record may happen, will post my attempts as they happen.
Hi to all powerballers
Well still can't work out why l am hovering around 15200-15300K, it is so frustrating, not sure how to get to the next level, time, time, time l suppose. I think like Dennis said it is about changing your technique slightly, whatever that slight change maybe??????
Well hit 15K quite a few times tonight and recorded 15298K which was cool but l am in the process of wearing in a new ball, so fingers crossed.
Going to keep at it, but if anyone has any ideas about my technique it would be great to hear from you. Wish l had that powerball analyser, come on Apple pull your fingers out!!!
Oh Duane got sent a neon red by mistake, should have been a pro, only cost me ¬£7.99, bargin brand new. Have managed to get 14742K but not easy, mind you cool colour Have a video in the dark!
Keep spinning all
Jez, I guess we have both managed to reach one of the "hinges" that Dennis talk about in his analysis of the 250Hz scores. I suspect we will both be here for a time at least to first get accustomed to the new level we have reached, and then until one of us figures out what change is necessary to progress further. I think Bjorn lingered at this level for a time at least until he figured out the change needed, and then he went up quickly and suddenly. I'm not sure what light Akis might be to shine on this range of score, but those are the only 2 Powerballers that in someway know what it takes to reach beyond 15,500.
Originally Posted by Jez
Very interesting, isn't it, Jez, that you, Pako, myself, and possibly Alex have discovered that getting 15k is not really that hard just as Akis said in the past, but now we are understanding the real hurdle that lies at the 15,500+ mark. I'm not entirely sure what the change would be other than that I know that there would have to be a small change.
I'm sure I can increase my scores just a little bit with my current technique/grip/mindset/or whatever before I have to change it to progress beyond 15,500. Your new monthly score on gyrotek is definitely gonna put me to work too. Too get past 15298, you realize that I have to beat my own record, right Jez? You are making me work for this one, my friend, but it's good for this friendly competition we have going. It's good for lifting each other up to new heights and better scores.
That's cool that you have a red neon now! Kind of coincidental, I guess. You should put score on that thread I started so it will at least be on that record. I think a link to video would be great there too!
Anyway, Jez, keep spinning!
Thanks for the response, always great to read your comments and l agree that flipping 15K 200 something is really getting on my pip! Will have to try tweaking some little things with my technique to see what happens, but failing that l will just keep plugging away, Think l need to rest as well. Dennis graphs sure do make interesting reading but like you said there are only a couple above us and there is not much to go on unless Akis spills the beans on how he increased his scores when he was around 15K ish.
Well tonight was an interesting night, tried a bit of everything so here are the results;
30's 6634K ( )
90's 18504K ( )
Metal 12956K ( ) Typical got a picture accidentally deleted video!
Speed 15211 ( ) No shock there:confused
Pako is right your hands really do take a pounding with that metal!!!
Well resting tomorrow and then going to attempt some more runs over the weekend will keep you all posted.
Keep spinning all
Sorry for my late response but it's been freaking busy over here!
Well, you guessed right; there is a secret for climbing the 15k scale very easily, but I won't tell you because I don't want to jeopardize my position :-) :-P
Now, seriously, I don't actually have any special hints, I can just share my experience with you.
At first, don't expect to climb 15k as easily as you did with 14k. I said that 15k is not that hard, but 16k, though feasible, is not exactly a child's play. Both of you have already made a respectable accomplishment. Just relax and don't let the anxiety overcome you; sooner or later progress will come.
When I was climbing over 15k some time ago, I remember that every new record seemed unreachable at first. My first 15k was 15027 which really gave me a hard time to beat then. I was trying and trying repeatedly but the 15k mark just wasn't appearing. I kept on exercising of course, but the thought that it had just been a lucky session had crossed my mind. And then, just like that, I crossed 15.3k! I didn't actually do anything, I just did it. Same happened at 15.5k. At this level I felt that I had reached my limit, considering the huge amount of effort that I was putting. However, after some time, I drove through 15.8k just like that again. It feels like your body shifts up a gear, but it does so only if it is prepared for it.
What I am trying to say with all this babbling is something that you already know: there isn't any magical recipe. Through practice and with the appropriate strategies and techniques (which both of you know very well) your body gets even more accustomed to the procedure and your performance rises. Inevitably, the higher you get, the more effort is needed for improvement.
Regarding the change in technique you mention, I don't think that I have made any "conscious" change in my technique since my first 15k score. It rather seems that I mechanically refined it. I can't really explain this, but you understand that with experience spinning becomes more focused and with less "wasted energy".
Another matter is the grip. Ok I know that this is already discussed and it is well known that a good grip improves performance. But sometimes, I find that when getting near to the peak speed, if I squeeze the ball even harder (trying to crush it!), mostly with the lower part of the palm, I may add a some rpms to the score. However I can only do this in hot mode, or else my hand will stop moving! :-)
Last but not least, is your physical and mental condition. Are you usually trying to break your record after a long and exhausting day at work? If so, you realise that you may be performing in less than 100%, whereas to hit really high speeds you are going to need every bit of your strength. Instead of that, pick a day which you will devote to powerball. On the previous day eat well and sleep much and peacefully, allowing your body to relax and "recharge" and your mind to be "discharged" of everyday troubles. Now try some sessions. I bet that your hot mode will come sooner and last longer. At least this works for me (and that's why most of my records are made on Sundays!).
That's all I can think guys. Thanks for your patience. Now, if you have any similar suggestions about climbing the 16k scale, please feel free to post here! :-)
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