Ugh, I can;t believe my self >.< I seem to have forgotten how to go above, or even reach, 9k. Could someone please help me out?
You never lose technique. I doesn't just drop off your arm. No matter how long you stay away from your powerball, your technqiue will still remain. It does however run alongside form, energy and strength levels, which means that your scores can flucuate from one week to the next if your not in the right condition for your session.
Some sessions I can hit 14k in the first few runs. Other sessions I cannot go anywhere near 14k and manage a 13.8k after a hard hours training. But all or most of the above applies for 14k+ powerballers thinking about it. When your at the 9k stage you can add thousands onto your score with not much more practice. I would recommend you leave it for 3 or 4 days and come back fresh, try some strength runs and warm up a bit (spinning the ball slowly in your hand for 10 minutes). You should get a new record.
If this doesn't help then I'd be looking at my ball to check whether somethings gone horrible wrong e.g. it's been greased, rotors cracked, axel snapped, support band is worn too thin. But in most cases these do not happen if you treat your powerball carefully.
So in answer to your question, no you haven't lost your technique. You just need to give it a few days and come back fresh and warmed up. I'm sure you can do 10k next time.
Thanks. I'm afraid some sort of damage may have occured, as it vibrates at low speeds but goes away as I get it going faster..... Any idea what may have caused it? I'll take it appart and search for cracks in the fins and ect..
An intermittent vibration can point to a broken rotor, but it might be that you just need a new support ring. The holes can become large and distorted and cause the rotor to sort of resonate. Fill in the repairs form and if a new support band doesn't help, or hte vibration becomes permanent, then ask for a new rotor.
As for your technique, everyone has their ups and down. It really is like the muscles forget how to do certain actions. (Would you believe there was a time where I couldn't even do flick-starts, or I would find it tricky? Not the process of starting it up from a flick...I simply couldn't flick it. I'd put my thumb on the rotor, then my muscles would just sort of freeze. I've heard it happening to darts players...they just have a phase where they bring their arm back, but then can't throw it forwards. Was weird, but I'm okay again now.)
Just bear with it...do some really long endurance runs...get those muscles pumping...the Akis Masterclass is great. You'll be back and over 10k in no time.
Thanks for the encouragement. I HATE that feeling you describe about the muscles forgeting, its just horrible. I kept thinking I would never be able to get above 9k again.
Endurance runs it is.
Now I have to figure out some way to keep my little sister from accidentally reseting the counter...