Gloves For Grip?
Just got 2 questions:
1. Are you allowed to use gloves when making the powerball video, or when attempting a powerball record?
2. Are you allowed to remove the rubber band when attempting a powerball record?
I'm sure there aren't any rules saying you have to leave the rubber grip on and you have to use bare hands. Several people have submitted scores with gloves on, (Bjorn Hjelte for example), and Alexandre Grenet doesn't use the rubber grip on his Metal.
Why, have you scored higher with either of these methods?
Was just wondering! My hands sweat when using the metal powerball, so I want to buy myself gloves so that I could have more grip!
I too suffer from frip problems and my friends and i have taken to using chalk on our hands to help with the grip problem. although i think actually using gloves or tape or whatever is defeating the purpose of the grip training a little. its like when i have to throw the javelin or the discuss. you are allowed chalk but no tape on your fingers or gloves or anything. even if your hand if dripping with blood ;~(.. although if your hand is bleeding i would recomend a band aid or not using your powerball until it heals ..
I don`t want to use chalk because i don`t want it to get inside the powerball... :/ the best grip method for me is take a good hot bath and then take a powerball and do a spin right away without any warmups, because your muscles are already warm and relaxed and then they can get tough very fast because they are warm - i actually broke my 90s and speed records today using this method. I broke like 10 records in total using it
Well ultimately surely if you cant hold on to the ball, then its because your grip isnt strong enough... :/
i would have to agree with the hot bath method and just making sure the ball is clean so it wont slip.
if i ever get speeds where it is too heavy to hold on to then i will do some specific grip training.
one day i will get 16k
Until a rule that disallows grip enhancement comes into play eg: gloves, balloons, having a bath!!
Use whatever means gives you the highest score.
Whilst training however, grip enhancement would more than likely be detrimental!
I agree... if highest score is purely your aim, but if you are training for other means then using aids unless you absolutely need them will make you reliant upon them so when you do other excercises then you will not perform so well as somebody who uses nothing.