Erm, pretty new to Powerballing, bought my first (a 250hz pro) about a month ago. I was addicted for the first week or so and had a lot of [satisfying] pain. Anyway, I managed to lose my starting strings and so devised a way of starting it up by rolling the ball across a flat surface quickly. Thing is, after a few days of doing this method the Powerball seems to have lost it's "resistance" so to speak and it's making what seems to be a higher pitched noise then normal. It's still hard work to spin but it doesn't feel like it's working out my muscles as much as before. I don't think it's simply because I've gotten used to it either, it was too sudden for that.
Any help is appreciated. =)
Hi, and welcome to the forums.
Not sure what's happened there with your Powerball to be honest. I must admit, I'd be a little apprehensive about running my Powerball quickly over a hard surface, because the rotor is only plastic on a metal core, and not the most durable of things. A quick flick with a finger or your thumb should be kinder to it.
Do you feel a vibration in the Powerball at all now? Have you taken it apart and tried to clean it? When you say it's making a higher pitched noise, this isn't just because you're spinning it faster, is it?
Thanks for the welcome.
There's not really any vibration, if anything, it's a lot smoother hence the feeling that it's less 'resistant'. I've not tried taking it apart, partly because I don't know how and partly because I don't see why it should help. No, the new noise is not from spinning it faster, the difference in sound is more noticeable at slower speeds. It's hard to describe, kind of a low distant hum compared to washing machine (a bit over the top) like sound it had before.
As for starting it up, I've tried doing it with a "quick flick" but I can't get it to gain enough momentum for me to start spinning.
If there's no vibrations, I may suggest trying to clean it out. There may be a layer of dust, which can accumulate quite quickly, built up inside preventing it from speeding up to the higher speeds. Try popping it open and taking a look. Also, if you can upload a video? perhaps to show us what the hum/high pitch noise is?