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Old 10-03-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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My new toy outspins the 8 to 15,000 RPM

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It must pwn everything in teh twisties eh!? ;P
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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That is a negative, dtorre. Your Powerball outspins the 8 by only 6360 RPM.

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Old 10-03-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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Nothing compared to the Crossfire.

Catchphrases aside, is that ball thing fun to play with? It does some sort of craz gyroscope thing and shakes your arm apart right?
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:02 PM   #6
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wtf is that? details, link or something!
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:13 PM   #7
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:21 PM   #8
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Those things are so pimpin. I went through one already and i spun it dead. I need to pick up another one...
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:37 PM   #9
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wtf?! i dont undertstand!!!
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:41 PM   #10
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It uses gyroscopic force to spin the ball inside faster and faster. Theres a special way you hold it and if you do it correctly, it spins faster. As it speeds up, it creates much more resistance. Increasing dexterity and strength in your wrists, hands and forearms..
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:02 PM   #11
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Nonsense. Everything that spins to 15k does so quicker than the 8. Rev limiter. Duh.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:52 PM   #12
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i still dont see a point in this .. or get what this thing does for anyone .. but i cracked up when i watched the video on their side which ended with a slogan

"THE MOST FUN YOU CAN EVER HAVE WITH YOUR HAND"
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:13 PM   #13
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Looks so cheesy... must... buy...one...
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:15 PM   #14
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It uses gyroscopic force to spin the ball inside faster and faster. Theres a special way you hold it and if you do it correctly, it spins faster. As it speeds up, it creates much more resistance. Increasing dexterity and strength in your wrists, hands and forearms..
You can get the same effect practicing with a pair of escrima sticks two hours a day and it's more fun.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:17 PM   #15
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Its not cheasy, its actually pretty entertaining. the faster it spins the more sound it makes and it sounds like a space ship.

Escrima sticka, googled em. awesome. What would you do with them exactly? like whats the routine?
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #16
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I don't know I thought the concept was pretty lame myself. Got the powerball as a gift and decided to start using it...and in the past month i've become addicted...allthough I think im destroying my wrists cause I can't bend my hands outwards without them hurting
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:56 PM   #17
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It works really well. When i play fightnight boxing, my fingers used to get so tired from 12 rounds of boxing with a good player. Now it doesnt phase me :P
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I posted my score because if you guys check powerballs.com leaderboard...im ranked top 5 in the world...all in one month when these people have done it for years....guess its all these years of pitching and baseball forearm exercises
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Its not cheasy, its actually pretty entertaining. the faster it spins the more sound it makes and it sounds like a space ship.

Escrima sticka, googled em. awesome. What would you do with them exactly? like whats the routine?
Figure 8's work the best. Start gradually one hand at a time and then move up to both hands trying not to hit the other stick or yourself. Tape some lead weights to the ends of the sticks and try again. The more weight you add, the greater the resistance, the stronger your wrists and forearms become. Get a heavy bag and beat on it. Be prepared to tape it or replace it after a while.

I took Arnis when I was 15, though only for about a year. I still practice the forms I learned, though. When I was still living with my dad we didn't have a place to hang a heavy bag, so I used an old dead tree in the back yard. After one summer the tree had no bark left on it from me beating on it with escrimas.

My forearms are like tree trunks from years of escrima practice. My left arm is bigger than my right, though; but that's for an entirely different reason.
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wow thats gross...way to ruin the thread...mods please close this thread now!!!
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I posted my score because if you guys check powerballs.com leaderboard...im ranked top 5 in the world...all in one month when these people have done it for years....guess its all these years of pitching and baseball forearm exercises
I don't see your score of 15360 on the boards, what division are you in?

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Haven't posted it on the site...don't have a video so it won't be accepted
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My forearms are like tree trunks from years of escrima practice. My left arm is bigger than my right, though; but that's for an entirely different reason.

Thats so akward, my strength is in the opposite arm
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