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
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.
One more update for the day..
Max Score: 6591 rpm
I think I'm starting to get the hang of this Powerball thing (no pun intended) and I have a few new scores for you all..
Yesterday afternoon, i managed approx 7200 then this morning, i managed 7500. I was pretty happy with 7.5k but i kept going and, well, i have a new max score of 9049!! Also, i managed to keep the ball going at around 6000rpm for well over half an hour, then i got a phone call from the cops (they found the guy that broke into my car, but you know how it is, you always get freaked out when they say "Good afternoon, it's Detective so and so from the Metropolitan Police here...") so i think i might finally be getting the technique right!
Check back for more updates, im still hoping i can break 10k before the end of the weekend!
Good going Stikky, now you seem to be getting the hang of it you should see 10k fkashing back at you in no time.
Nice Stikky! As your technique improves so will your scores. Seems to be what's happening at the moment. 10k is just around the corner.