Good going mate, 14k's a big target to overcome. Onwards and upwards!
Hello everyone (again!)
I'm back! (Again!)
We have a contest in Czech Republic of a sort, so I started to spin again.
did new LH recored today (first time over 14k on LH, both hands 14K now )
As usual after not spinning for a long time, skin is falling off Q_Q i didn't miss that :/
Anyway, the contest is of a speed, but they have some sort of stupid rule you can't use the other hand when spinning, so you have to start the ball and try for the speed record with 1 hand, which well, is not how we do it.. right?
Every week there will be 5 winners (i'm 2nd last week with 13.5 k) which is not bad considering my personal best is low 14k and their ball is just JUNK, every newb tries to spin it and it's in bad condition..
What i'm aiming for is not the weekly winnings, but the finale! i've 14 days (ish) till it starts, I've to prepare myself to do a 14k without the help of other hand on their crappy ball :d challenge accepted !
I did quite a few spins today, i got lots of 13.8 and 13.9 also one 13999, 14000(exactly ) and 14007 (new LH record) on lefty and 13.5-13.6 on right, seems to be asleep.. atm :3
I tried a dual, since my hands are so balanced, first one was 13250 each +- few rpms, next one was 13553 RH and 13337 LH (total of 26925) which is my new record :3
But i pretty much ruined 3 of my fingers (skin -.-)
Btw the prizes in the contest are vouchers for their shop (training supplements for sportsmen) so i might rly start training again for real (gym + powerballing together like b4 and get in shape)
Next session will probably be on thursday, i'll try to do an 90s strenght index with ED tech as i simply can't maintain the 90s without ED after the long break. I expect to easily beat my old 17800 record with at least 18500.
And few spins with the metal for new 12k+
nice to see you back and good luck with the competition.
also congrats on the new records and I would recommend that you train with some one handed ed tech as well to help focus on one handed acceleration
Thanks, I could do that, but first thing first I want to break my old 90s record I will use both hands for that since.. lets face it after so long, they are weak i still have the technique, but not the endurance.
Originally Posted by bman
I think i should get that program which could recognize the rpm by sound, forgot what was its name.
it's powerballalyzer Alita made a new improved version but i can't remember where the link is
thanks, the old one is good enough for me =)
Originally Posted by bman
btw, can i ask you something... what do you think about my way of "training" ? I'm trying to improve both hands at speed at once as I'm afraid of losing the speed on one if i train the other one (happened to me b4).
My sessions from the "old" times consisted of roughly 2 and half to 3 hours of consecutive tries for a record. I plan to ge to that time. Also i did them daily if i had the time.
The thing is I want to do the same, but with both hands as in trying with left, couple of seconds to catch breath and then the other hand, repeat. I've seen that most of the powerballers that have 15+ have only one dominant hand that has 15k+ and the other one is at 13.5 or low 14. So i'm wondering, should i just pick a hand XD and train it in speed only and keep the other one at some steady speeds, just not to lose the current speed? I'm a right hander, my right is much stronger than my left, but currently i can do 14 k with the left and my right is at 13.6 ish even tho the maximum was 14k half a year ago, i did only one real session so it can change..
I think that you have almost answered the question your self as I believe that most people will always have one hand that takes the lead.
So for me it's always a choice between symmetry or speed unless you are one of the lucky people like akis or jez that can keep pushing both hands.
One last thing I would recommend is that if you really want to keep hand speeds even then practice dual 90s and 30s
Edit: you should try to minimise session time to about 1 to 1 1/2 hours do that your recovery time is shorter also have a read through the how to hit a hot mode thread
So I've had a session today, took me one and half to two hours ish. [Thursday]
I can say from the start that it was really good session! (it's hard to type as my fingers are numb or swollen Q_Q)
started with few spins at 13.3-13.5 left/right hand
then a 90s ED tech, but my hands have no endurance atm and get tired too easily i couldnt even do 17k.
I did another 90s, same result, the hands got too tired in the second half / end. But it was a good warm-up
I started doing some dual runs, i wanted to break the "new" record of 26925... such an unsighty number i want to have 27k+
I was amazed by how synched my arms are..
13151-13152 .... <- 1 rpm difference ..
13408-13420 .. again so close
but i didn't beat it!
Now for the speed runs,
I concentrated on the lefty more, since the right one only gave me 13.5-13.7 and it just doesnt feel good/right.
After all the warm-ups i felt pretty serious with it and it started
14096 ! new LH record
14266new LH record + overall record!
(there was more runs, but i didn't write them down and only these were on video)
and it felt good even tho i almost died out there pushing it xD
I also tried a few runs on metal (around 3) one of them was 11995, but it was so painful i barely could hold the ball. (my hands are in ruin)
But, overall... great session!
UPDATE: I did a short 1 hour session today... [Saturday)
Right hand update, first time in a while it went over 14k! (no records beaten tho) and i got a quite a few 14k's but only low ones such as 14050
Right hand new 350hz Metal record : old was 12060 (5 years old) new is 12196, but i was not filming it Q_Q tried to do few more afterwards, got 12106 and 12108, but not more, the hands got tired.
Left did nicely, standard 14k's but nothing near the record from last week.
Lefty also did an improvement on the metal, around 11890 or so, but it gets so painful to hold it in high speeds i just have to let go the grip and slow down (skin is torn at too many places).
Goals for next session, get a 12200+ on metal with video (RH). and 12 k metal LH if the skin heals up (i think not with the amount of time i give it to heal which is near zero)
Finally do the dual over 27k.
keep both left and right over 14k with regular spins.
Seems like i can go high speeds on both hands, which is awesome!
Also about that contest we have in my country. I managed to get 14045 and 14055 on friday, on their powerball with their rules! ^^ (left hand!) Tho i had to warm up for a while.. and i'm telling you, spinning for an hour in a suit is a b*tch.
Last edited by Armitage; 21-04-2012 at 17:11.
I've had few sessions in past days.
I can go 13.8-14k on each hand after a warm up without much issues now.
about that contest i mentioned... i won the 2nd place nationwide with 14223 rpm. I also managed to do 14208. That being so close to my personal best it was really good.
I managed to beat my dual record twice, the best result was 27306 (beating my old one by 400 rpm ish)^^ if everything were to be "perfect" i could do something near 27.8, but nore more i think, so there is still room for improvement.
The lefty finally jumped over 12 k metal barrier, right holds at 12.1 and refuses to go higher atm.
I've blisters all over my hands so i can't do a full 2hrs + session. I'll have to wait for them to heal.
But i feel that if i do really let my hands heal and i do get into a proper hotmode i could do 14.5! ... but there's too many "ifs!
New session, short one .. only about an hour, but it was good.
did 2-3 duals, highest one was 27121
tried metal on each hand, new records for both:
LH 12159 new metal record for lefty
RH 12234 new metal record for right hand + over all record
Since my right hand was sore and had a bad blister i didn't use it much and i concentrated on left:
14391 - new record
So yeah, it wasn't a bad session :P :P