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Powerball 350 Hz Metal Pro
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- Perfect for golfers, musicians, squash, tennis, fencing, basketball, badminton, archery, cricket etc
- Use for rehabilitation and relief from carpal tunnel syndrome and RSI
- Finished in a magnificent mirror-chrome
- Almost twice the weight of the Neon or 250Hz models
- Features: 6 function digital speedmeter/counter
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Magnificent Metal!The finest product of its kind in the world bar none - the new 350Hz Metal will totally redefine your use of the word 'Wow!'Flawlessly finished in a perfect mirror chrome, this remarkable gyroscope is almost twice as heavy as the other models in the range and offers the serious Powerball enthusiast a spin experience like no other.Your new 350Hz Metal is presented in a unique and highly complimentary transparent magnetic display case to ensure that its beauty remains protected but in view at all times while not in use.All 350Hz Metal models feature our 6 mode Accura V2.0 digital counter and high density rotor as standard - also included are two starting cords and full instructions plus a comprehensive product guarantee.Ultra desirable!
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Rule number one, NEVER touch the rotor past 7000 rpm, if you do, you'll only do it once, once burnt twice shy. If you have even slightly clammy hands you'll be in a lot of pain if you touch the rotor (this is from personal experience) since the rotor will pull your finger or palm into the very tight gap between the rotor and the shell, causing a very nasty bruise and possibly a burn.
Now, I'm sorry if that has put some people off, but like other exercise equipment, you must be aware of the dangers. These metal balls are not toys and most certainly not for children. If you're competent with the regular powerball, but seemed to have hit that annoying 12,500-rpm limit, then this will most certainly help. You can't use these like normal powerballs since the inertia from them is almost double, 12,000 rpm on a normal equates to about 9,000 rpm on these. You will quite literally need to use your entire body to use these effectively. Your wrist takes second place when it comes to strain, as it's more about your arm and shoulder. I've been using my metal for about 4 months and can just about reach 11,900 rpm, and it feels like I'm trying to shake a 10kg cocktail shaker with one hand. Suffice it to say that my arms aren't small anymore.
As previously mentioned, they come with a cool looking 2 part clear acrylic case with magnetic locks to hold it in place and comes with quite a selection of spare parts (so you'd expect with the price). It comes with the obligatory 2 starter strings, which are not exactly useful because of the weight of the rotor, but if you're a regular powerballer then you'll be using the old thumb flick start. It also comes with 4 spare washers (these are thinner than the standard powerball washers and as a result wear out faster), a spare polycarbonate support sleeve (I've had to replace mine already) and finally, a spare blue support ring (this locks the sleeve to the rotor and wears away instead of the metal shell). It also comes with a wrist strap in case you drop it, but it's not entirely practical because you'll be switching hands frequently.
The metal powerballs are about 10-20% larger (height/diameter) than the regular powerballs making them harder for people with small hands to use.
I would not recommend these as your first purchase, even if you have strong arms, start with the regulars first, get used to the motion, but once you've gotten your technique up to scratch, then go for it, they give one hell of a workout.
The key points about this item are compared to the other Plastic Balls are...
- Much Heavier (this makes it harder to spin and seriously works out your arms)
- Its Metal! (this means its cold, shiny, reflective, durable and very nice)
- Counter (an extra option, how many times you've spun it)
The only slight drawbacks to this product is...
- Hard to start at first (but if you've used powerballs before you should get the hang of it)
- Its much heavier meaning if you don't have the grip or sweaty hands you're likely to drop it and damage either it or something else
- The gyro will burn you if you aren't careful meaning it's not for young ones or inexperienced users.
Overall however, i recommend this product for everyone, past powerball users this is a must. For new users, i recommend the 250Hz series before using this mighty ball.
I also suggest it generally for casual people who don't actually require it to work out, grip enhancing can be used for practically ANYTHING.
For those who are wondering what the "Gold Plated" or "Silver Plated" Powerballs are about, they are just mainly expensive collectors items. For those who want the best for their workout/toning i would suggest this metal ball as it's much heavier.
On one more note, the description mentions this ball can go up to "7000rpm". This is kinda false information, i have managed to get my powerball over that up to 10,000rpm + . Before i first bought it, i thought getting the ball beyond 7000rpm would of been impossible, i was incorrect in that assumption.
This ball is MUCH harder to use and stresses my hands out alot but it's great fun, a new challenge and really works off the muscles.
It puts a greater pressure on your arm and wrist, which is great if you're getting good at the standard ones. Certainly, after using this I did find the standard plastic powerballs to be much easier and lighter to use. This powerball is heavier and generally has a more substantial feel to it. It also starts much more easily, perhaps because of the smoothness of action and balancing they have put into it.
The special case it comes in is funky, with magnetic fastenings. They also include some parts to fix the powerball if you should need to (I haven't yet).
My only criticism is that it's not got the fun factor of the powerball techno or the other ones with flashing LEDs - it's much more for the serious powerball enthusiast (as reflected by the price tag).
It's definitely the next step up in proper, athletic use of powerballs though and I try to use mine at least once on each arm per day to keep that grip and arm strength exercised!
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