Anyone here have a Power Ball?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by skyrider007, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

    skyrider007

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    #1
    I'm talking about this thing:

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    http://www.nsdball.com/

    I bought one from Amazon and am loving it. It's so addictive. Hurts my arm after a while though. Anyway it's good fun. :)

    Anyone got techniques to share? :D
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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  3. skyrider007 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's an exercise equipment for your arm/wrist etc. Basically you insert a pice of string into the ball and start it like the lawn mower. You'll then feel the force and have to try increasing the speed by turning your wrist bla blab bla. Sounds ridiculous but it is good fun and you do feel the pain after the exercises!
     
  4. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    I'll bet your fingers are as thick as Twinkies now. :D
     
  5. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    This sounds dirty :D
     
  6. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I picked one up a while back for a bit of fun and to maybe help with the pains in the wrist I was getting at the time from typing so much. It's very addictive and can be used to work out various parts of your arm depending on how you use it.

    They're not expensive either, they're really worth having a go with, it's such a unique feeling when you try it for the first time :)
     
  7. hob macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I have a nice blue one with green lights! :)

    I seriously messed up my wrists about 6 years ago whilst doing my GCSE's. Too much typing coursework, writing exams, and the other thing.

    It's not a cure, but it's certainly helped :)
     
  8. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    So whats everyones record?

    I only had a gentle go with one at christmas and was able to get around 7000 (highest RPM reading) after a few tries!
     
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    If I were to turn my wrist that fast doing other things, it would cause so much chafeage.
     
  10. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I got one 2 christmases ago, we all had good fun trying to beat everyone else :D
     
  11. skyrider007 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have one. I use it for about 4-5 minutes at a time, maybe 3-4 times a week. Since I started, I haven't had any trouble with pain in my forearms or wrists. :)
     
  13. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I bought one a couple of weeks ago as it seems useful to stop RSI, which I get every now and then. The videos on Youtube are quite funny.

    Haven't had much time to practice with it as my 3 year old daughter keeps stealing it off me. She loves the flashing lights and the shaking movements.

    She's just learned not to put her finger on the 7000 rpm moving part ...
     

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