Congrats on getting through the 10k barrier, 10.5k will soon follow I'm sure.
The strength mode function counts total revs @ 30s, 60s or 90s depending on which one you select.
If you want to see your scores improve rapidly, I would definitely recommend the Strength Mode function. Get into the mode where it says "90" on the counter, then get spinning with one hand almost as fast as you possibly can. After 10 or 20 seconds it'll start to hurt a bit, but keep at it. By the end your arm will feel like lead, and your speed will probably have almost dropped to nothing, but rest for a minute or two and then try speed...you might be surprised.
You might even want to put the counter into the first function, then spin it fairly hard for 10 or 20 minutes, (or maybe even more), changing hands every 30 seconds to a minute. That'll really pump the muscles and also often helps with speed. (When my best was 12.8k I did an hour of hard endurance, and my arms were knackered, but 2 or 3 minutes later I managed a new record of nearly 13k.)
First Strength Scores
I finally got my laptop working, my proper computer isnt working but my laptop will do for now All my technology seems to break down, useless stuff, never liked it anyway. But the real reason for this post is that i have taken your advice and done some endurance runs and i only have a 60 and a 90 for you guys. The 60 was last night and the 90 just now..
60s: 7000+ approx, didnt write it down, sorry!
I was aiming for 10k on the 90s so i was quite surprised to see over 12. I have little idea as to what these numbers mean, except that i'm about 8k off the world record Also, i watched the video of Akis doing his world record after i did mine to get some inspiration and a bit of an idea of technique for strength runs and i noticed he started from nothing.. I spun the ball up and then pressed the button while it was spinning about 2500 or 3000 rpm.. Should i be starting from 0rpm like Akis did to get a better idea of my strength score?
Any feedback would be much appreciated, im gonna do a video next week, hopefully, so you guys can tell me what im doin wrong
Think you'll find Akis spins his ball up to speed too before pressing 'clr' to start the 90s timer.
Good effort on your endurance scores btw, now you have a benchmark to compare your future scores against.
The strength mode counts the total number of revolutions made by the rotor over a timed period either 30, 60 or 90 seconds.
So, for example, if you scored 15000 on a 90s strength run you would have been spinning at an average speed of 10k for a minute and a half.
Doesn't sound like much, but your arms can feel like lead after. Especially if your doing a single hand run.
Keep at the enduro runs and you'll notice your speed scores will improve also.
When I first started doing strength runs (all those years ago) I was having a little competition at another forum, and we had a rule where the Powerball had to be stationary at the start, but you could use the string to start it, and you could only use one hand for the run. My records were 5483 - 30s, 10883 - 60s and 15286 - 90s. (Still quite proud of those scores really...wonder what I could do now.)
To get a proper idea of what you can achieve you want to be spinning the Powerball as fast as possible first though, then press ON/CLR to restart the counter.
I'd definitely recommend lots of one-handed runs to start with. It'll get you into the mode where you can maintain a good constant speed, rather than starting too fast and slowing lots towards the end. (The best speed to maintain is the one that causes you to slow down only in the last few seconds. )
Haha, does he really? Sneaky, i didnt see him do that but it makes sense now that you mention it..
Just a quick update, did 2 more 90s runs, one with my right hand, one with my left:
So using one hand, im a little off my previous pace, not surprising, really. My arms do feel like lead, One-Eye, this is great! I can feel it doin some real work on my arm, especially my shoulder! I just wish my hand wouldnt give up before my arm muscles.. My pinky fingers still hurt like hell from my marathon session on Saturday!
Quite proud of 15k from a standing start?! That's amazing! I'm still not really great at starting.. I can do it but sometimes it takes me a long time cuz i can keep it going, i just cant get it to accelerate until i find that rythm that gets it going so my score would be pretty low, i should think!
Originally Posted by Adrena1in
Nicely done, Stikky. The endurance will sure pay off. Akis himself is actually a big fan of the 30s mode and used it a lot for his training.
How are we all this morning? I have some updates for this thread, some new highest RPM scores! (It was about time, i went two whole days without breaking my record! ) Last night i was just spinning my powerball at low revs and watching TV and i decided to do a run and see how fast i could get it going. My hands are slowly recovering from overdoing it last saturday so i thought i'd see what i could do.. Anyway, i broke my record and got 10275rpm which was only a few more than my last record but hey, any improvement is still improvement, right?
That's not the end of the story though, i put the ball down and my dog, being the helpful little fella that he is, came over to me (he's scared of the powerball) with a stress ball in his mouth.. Where he got it from or why he was giving it to me was a mystery but i started squeezing it and took a bit of a break and tried again and got 10330rpm! Anyway, i kept squeezing the stress ball and trying again and i beat my record 4 times in a row, in total!!
New Max RPM: 10853rpm!!
I think the stress ball really helped me, actually, because i find that biggest limiting factor for me is my grip on the ball. At really high revs it starts to slip out of my hand so i have to grip it really tightly (obviously) so it doesnt fly out of my hand. I think the stress ball helps me warm up my gripping muscles and gives me a better hold on the ball. Also, it's soft so it feels nice on my fingers after gripping the hard plastic powerball
Anyway, that's pretty much the story to this point.. Im taking the day off today but don't worry, 11k will be gone by the end of tomorrow.. (I hope!)
Starting to get up there well done.