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Powerball 250hz Pro Amber (with display) --- The Hut --- £10.93 delivered +7.5% Topcashback / Quidco
Powerball 250hz Pro Amber (with display)  ---  The Hut  ---  £10.93 delivered +7.5% Topcashback / Quidco

Powerball 250hz Pro Amber (with display) --- The Hut --- £10.93 delivered +7.5% Topcashback / Quidco

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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.
250Hz Pro Powerball comes with a digital speedmeter/counter
Not suitable for Children Under 14yrs

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can anyone tell how does this actually help the wrists (thats even if thats what the target is, as im clueless at what the aim of this thing is)

im with teshnit..what are these things?!

Never even been able to get mine started :-(

Ordered one on the basis of the reviews at Amazon amazon.co.uk/Pow…JQE which say that it is great for gently exercising the fingers hands and lower arm in an enjoyable way. There's a string to get it started apparently, then you keep it moving and speed it up by moving your arm and wrist

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I just think mother nature already gave me something to do kinda like this...

Used to have one of these. Found it hard to get started until I looked up videos on YouTube. My highest speed was about 12500. It does actually work, the force it generates on your wrist is massive. Don't let go whatever you do or you can kiss your 40 inch telly goodbye

jubbyme;7894882

I just think mother nature already gave me something to do kinda like … I just think mother nature already gave me something to do kinda like this...



lol

tbh i never really noticed much improvement in anything when using it - numbers went up but i think that was the technique more than anything.
For the fairly short period (month or so) i tried it was a novelty and have a bit of fun whenever i find it in the drawer. Longer term you may notice something, particularly if you are in need or some basic strengthening.
If you have small hands like i do then its a real ****** to hold and can cause blisters on the pinky from the weird way that had to hold it for stability.
great price though i think (from memory)

Relief from Carpal tunnel Syndrome?
Utter rubbish- the LAST thing you want to do with CTS is bend your wrists, forget about doing it quickly! Flexing does not relieve pain, numbness, pins and needles or "make it better "- exactly the oppositte, wrist manipulation causes the nerve endings to swell and that causes the brain to flood the area with fatty acids, making the pain, problem and sleepless nights worse.
And as for other RSIs, personally I think it could make them far worse, if not cause them directly. The clue is in the wording, really .. repetative strain injury. It doesnt get more repetative than these powerballs.

Great price, good product. Really makes your forearm ache if you do it properly. Bit of fun when you have people round trying to get the highest score

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rosiegirl;7894668

Never even been able to get mine started :-(



try rolling in the string a little bit more and yank it out very quickly and rotate your wrist, when u start to hear a whining sound that is when it has started properly, keep flicking your wrist the opposite direction of the force pulling its much easier when you have built up the speed. also I noticed that when Ive used mine a bit more its easier to start.

the whining sound is when the wheel rotates side ways aswell as just spinning around.

I found that it did help my wrist but only really when I use it at a lower rpm for longer time. I think if you want to build up your biceps keep using it at higher rpm. (just what I think anyway)

not sure if this is for everyone, some people will get bored of it after a day or a week.



jubbyme;7894882

I just think mother nature already gave me something to do kinda like … I just think mother nature already gave me something to do kinda like this...


well it will help you get better at it

;-)

Had one YEARS ago but the yellow innards cracked, may just get another one :-)

No substitute for monkey spanking if you want wrists as strong as a 14 year old boy :thumbsup:

I got one of these for Xmas a few years back and I play on-line gaming whether on my 360 or PC this actually helps me when my wrists are aching deffo recommend if your a gamer!

Great price - I got one from Zavi for a couple of pounds more before Christmas.

I got the string wrapped inside and broke the counter when I split the ball to get it out (don't follow the useless You Tube advice like I did - go to the manufacturers site where they tell you how to do things right) but the manufacturers are great they'll replace any part that breaks for free - I got my replacemnent counter in just a couple of days.

I would repeat what Masu has said - if you have serious wrist or joint problems I can't see that this would be sensible to use; but it has built up my wrists - I can't say for sure but I feel it is helping with the strain I get from using the computer keyboard...

It is quite large so if you have small hands you may find it hard to hold and likely get blisters etc.

theserpent;7895728

Had one YEARS ago but the yellow innards cracked, may just get another … Had one YEARS ago but the yellow innards cracked, may just get another one :-)No substitute for monkey spanking if you want wrists as strong as a 14 year old boy :thumbsup:



Think they provide a lifetime warranty with these?

This thing is great, takes a little while to get used to starting it etc, you'll find it easier to start it with your thumb after a while. Definitely get one with a monitor so you can measure the speed, adds a competitive edge/goal to it.

Just looked on YouTube and these look like one of the most useless objects ever invented.

JamieH;7895974

Just looked on YouTube and these look like one of the most useless … Just looked on YouTube and these look like one of the most useless objects ever invented.



If people find it fun and it can potentially be good for your wrists, then where's the problem? No doubt you do plenty of things that most would consider 'useless', as do we all.

I think that youtube vid is hilarious.

These are good at what they're supposed to be for. The max speed counter's a bit superfluous, I find the most beneficial way of using it is getting it up to only moderate high revs, then keeping going for a while at the same speed. Then changing hands, and then repeating, only spinning the ball in the opposite direction (you can rotate it clockwise or anti-clockwise). Your wrists don't actually move very much once the ball is up to speed, you just have to provide resistance against the ball and hold it in place. It's the muscles in your forearms that get the exercise, and if you do it for a few minutes at the right revs for you you'll really feel it (and see it). Great price for a nice gadget - excellent lifetime customer service too.

had one, then got a metal one - and still use it.
one day when in birmingham the council were holding one of those ' how healthy are you ' exhibitions.
i tried the grip strength machine and i turned out to have the strongest grip in all of birmingham!
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