im very new to powerballing and my personal best was around 11900, i read about wrist locking and then only pulsing the arm above speeds of 10,11k but how should u hold the ball when pulsing and how to pulse, i make above 11k any time but cant do more i think because i cant pulse
A difficult one to articulate - it is best described if you look at a video of Akis in action for example...take a look at the very last spin he makes in this little 43 second clip...note the way his whole arm is assisting the spin in the final few seconds when the revs are really rising...some people move the arm even more at the height of the spin... Mark Chaplin for example, really pulses his whole arm in that spin right up to the shoulder...and you can see the results that it gives from the score he makes...hope this helps, regards Rory
someone could explain the pulsing technique
i see how they do it but i find when i try to pulse, i move my hand from side to side and generally lose momentum.
I think the pulsing technique would only really come into proper effect over about 13500 to 14000 revs.
I agree w/Tim. Don't even waste your time with trying to pulse until you can hit over 12k with your wrist alone.
after a half day of competeing with my friend we started to enter in the Akis called "hot mode" and from an average of 11300-11500 rpm i jumped to 12875 and my friend to 12700 rpm and the other day and since than i can easly make 12500 and above but not yet 13k
u said u need 12k rpm for pulsing so what should i do next i have the speed but dont know
thx Akis for ur "tips"
It's been said in this thread that it's mostly wrist til 12k and then the "pulse" comes into play. I can hit 12k and am sure I have the strength to go higher. Is there some sort of transition phase? To use engine carburation as an analogy, transition from idle jet, to needle jet, to main jet, when an engine accelerates should be smooth but you can get flat spots on the change over if you have a mismatch! How do you transfer from one to the other smoothly and without any flat spots? I feel I've got a flat spot!
Thats exactly what i think too! I can hit 12.5k, and dont feel like im maxing out my strength when im doing it but i cant seem to get higher. Im sure this will come in time obviously, but i just cant get the hang of this pulsing business...
Spin it and it will come...
I can hit up to 13k using my wrists only and I can hit up to 14k using my arms additionally.
Originally Posted by PowerMark
P.S. Still, I am not able to explain clearly what I am doing exactly to go over 13k. The rotational moves tend to become more and more oval moves and in the end it seems to be more translational moves (but still there is a twist in the movement if you understand what I mean).
I would say the same as The Force...I still feel like I'm stirring my wrists, even at up to around 13500 revs.
I can sort of produce the effect I'm going for without holding the Powerball in my hand, but not sure it's right - sitting here at my desk at work, if I tense up all the muscles in one arm, (and I mean all the muscles...make my fist into a ball and squeeze tight and tense the muscles in my wrist, lower arm, upper arm and even my shoulder), I can make my arm vibrate rapidly. This is what I believe "pulsing" refers to. Not a rotation of the wrist, but a tiny vibration of the muscles.
I've just never been able to achieve that while holding the Powerball...I think it's something that just comes with practise and only at those really high speeds. Plus, looking at videos of the top Powerballers, I think I've only really seen this effect with Akis, and maybe Mathieu Tauzin, as he hardly moves his arm at all.
Its like Adrena1in said: tighten up the muscles in your arm making it behave more like a rigid spring. More tension = higher frequency = higher rpm.
I would also suggest trying to rotate "inwards";
Left hand: clockwise rotation
Right hand: anti clockwise rotation
When using the "outwards" rotation I have a hard time reaching 10K rpm, having the feeling of not being able to use all my power.
Using the "inwards" technique I can reach 13K+ rpm.
But then again...this is maybe a personal matter.