Stikky's scores, from the VERY begining!
Hey all, I'm new on the boards, some of you may have seen me talking about how i stumbled into this world and i hope you guys like me cuz I'll be around for a while! I only got my powerball on Wednesday night and i thought i'd do a little timeline thing to show everyone my progress.. Still in the early stages but check back soon for new world records! Haha, j/k!
18/04/2007 - Found Powerball in a pile of junk my friend was throwing out when she cleaned out her closet, was intrigued and decided to take it to pieces, put it back together, then see what i could do.. Not much.
Max Score: 1981rpm which came only from starting it.
19/04/2007 - Asked some questions on the forums, gave it another go, broke the 2000rpm mark (Wow, right?) Then read a little bit about technique and practiced in the evening.
Max Score: 4140rmp
20/04/2007 - Tried again in the car on the way to work (dont worry, i wasnt driving!) but couldnt really get it going, managed less than 2500 then, after reading a few topics and taking everybody's advice (especially LTLFTC) had another go at lunch.
Max Score: 6221rpm
And that, i guess, is the story so far. As you may be able to see, I'm going for highest RPM as my measure of success, im not sure how the 30, 60 and 90s things work yet so if someone wants to post an explaination, that would be awesome!
Finally, would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been helping me out with special mention to fellow (less imported) sandgroper, LTLFTC! Thanks again guys and stay tuned for updates! There will be updates...
Not too many people can lay claim to trippling their score in three days
Heheh good observation there. Hey Stikky you're off to a good start, just keep experimenting with different techniques and practice a lot with endurance, and you'll be getting great scores in no time.
Originally Posted by LTLFTC
Thanks everybody, for all your support, believe me, no one is more impressed with my progress than me! When i first picked this thing up i tought i'd NEVER get it to work but I soon proved myself wrong!
So i have another update for you today. After i posted yesterday with my new high score i took a shower and got ready to go out, then decided to give it one more go to see what i could do and i broke 10k I got 10023rpm but that wasnt enough for me! I took the ball with me to a party i was going to to get my friends addicted (which i did, quite successfully) and broke my record AGAIN, and got 10231rpm. After i showed my mates how to use it we kept it spinning, between us, for about 6 hours non-stop, lol, but it got more and more difficult as we had more and more to drink.
Anyway, i think my 10231rpm record will stand for at least a few days because my fingers feel like they're going to fall off I think i over did it, but i still cant put it down so I'm just using it at low revs today, no records broken today i dont think but I'm hoping it wont stand for too long!
Also, I think i've perfected the thumb start, but i cant do it that well today cuz my fingers hurt
Thanks again guys for all your help and support, there will be more updates soon!!
Last edited by Stikky; 22-04-2007 at 09:29.
Well done Stikky sounds like those strings I sent you will be redundant b4 you get them
Glad to hear you are stikking arround... Good going on the scores by the way...
Originally Posted by Stikky
It basically counts the number of revs done by the rotor in that amount of seconds... 30s, 60s or 90s. If you press the FCN button past the high score mark you get to the 30s function. Press the on/clr button quickly and it moves on to 60s and by pressing it again it goes on to 90s. Once the ball starts moving, it starts a counting down the seconds and at the end of the countdown it shows you the number of revs achieved during that period. Check the threads for a more detailed explanation if you need.
Originally Posted by Stikky
There are currently only a 90s score board, called the strength league, so if you achieve a 90s score you can post it there. The 30s and 60s functions are mostly used for training... or to impress your fellow powerballers with your signature.
New Max Score: 6290 Set just then!
So do you have to start from nothing with the strength test thingies? Maybe I'll do a 60s one now just to see how i go and then i'll post my score on here.. Dont expect it to be too flash but I'm interested to see everything my new toy can do
No spin it up as fast as you can then press the button.
You may have started small stikky. But, you never know, you could be the next Gyro Jones!!!
Well done chap, keep spinning.