Powerballin!

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    This looks like exactly what I need for my hand and wrist arthritis!

    Rock on, Hilly!
     
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    My little sis hooked me up with it, she uses one for her RSI. She's found it amazing for treating that. I don't know specifically what benefits it has for arthritis sufferers but I suspect anything which increases strength and suppleness in the wrist and arm is probably good for that.
     
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    Powerballing? You mean they made that an exercise? I always knew it was something you can do in the privacy of your own home, and, oh wait, THAT kind of powerballing. Sheesh, reaching into the gutter for my mind.
     
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    Oops. I was thinking something else but yours sounds just as good.
     
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    I ordered the amber one and it's already on its way! Yay!
     
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    Oh my, now we'll have to compete, did you get one with a digital counter in it or just a regular one without a counter?
     
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    The only ones on the USA section of the site were with counters.

    You're on, my Irish Cousin :deal::sly:
     
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    Shit, I need to order a counter then :tongue:
     
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    i've just pulled up the site, i've never heard of this thing but i saw it's good for those with carpal tunnel...does this mean it would be good for those with arm/wrist injuries (shattered ulna; i have a titanium right arm now) who are under-going intensive physical therapy (like me)??


    oh...i saw it's essentially a hand gyroscope which involves wrist movement. i can't move my wrist hardly at all yet, so this will be something i can get in the future maybe. i printed out some info on it though to show to my physical therapist tonight.

    thx for posting this hil.
     
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    Yeah I think the main problem would be wrist strength because while you do need wrist mobility the range of movement is only slight.

    But I'd bet it would be great for you once you have more strength. :wink:
     
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    You'd best do so, laddie! ;D
     
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    Since everyone is always typing on a computer keyboard of some sort now, everyone will be needing relief from some RSI or other, of the hand, wrist or elbow. Neck or back, too.
    Maybe this is one answer. The other answer is to get the f--- off the computer and go outside.
     
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    Mine's got a Tachometer and timer on it. :D Also probably why I got no problems in marathon masturbation sessions..... Wait, did I just say that out loud? But grabbed it at Thinkgeek.com - "Dynaflex Powerball" - it glows blue like a police light when it's up at above "idle" speeds. (I can also only at best make it go 10,000 RPM, it's a TOUGH little booger to play with and it DOES wear you out)

    Best way to get it started if you loose the silly little string it comes in the pack with is to either "Karate chop" the blade of one hand against the rotor, or place a thumb on it and FLICK as hard as you can. Turn it over and make the same movement that you would make as if you were stirring a pot of noodles and it will "catch" and start to accelerate. When it winds up, that little gyro makes it HARD to move it faster. Remember somewhere reading that it can oppose your movements with 35 pounds of force - rather considerable for something that operated with finger-grip pressure on it only!
     
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    Very useful info Double, especially on jump starting it without the string, they look perilously easy to loose and they're damn expensive to buy replacements.

    Does the Karate chop damage the rotor at all?
     
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    Not one jot. EASIEST way to start it is to run it down one pant leg or across a carpeted floor, but it tends to collect lint and trash that way. They built mine tougher than a Tonka toy, and doubt that the flick or chop will hurt it one bit. You're not trying to smack it so much as *skid* quickly past the rotor face to give it just enough momentum to grab and accelerate when you start to "stir" it. If it's below a "stall speed" it will not catch and spin up when you move it.
     
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    Peaked 12,000 rpm today, personal milestone! :)
     
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    Bah, showoff! I think I did reasonably well for a critter that usually does not have thumbs. ;> Good job. :biggrin1:
     
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    It was only briefly :biggrin1: I couldn't maintain it, my average rpm is about 9500 :frown1::redface:
     
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    I cannot find the link, but there was a youtube video of this muscle-hunk type with one. He would look like he was spasmodic, shaking, sweating, grunting, etc. But he could make his SCREAM at 14~15k RPM. I figured at that sorta speed, the thing would spontaneously combust and his entire room and webcam would get sucked into the singularity he was generating in his hand.

    Yet another shows how one could retrofit the models that have LED lights in them to act as cell phone and iPod chargers. o_O Quite a versatile little toy in the "wrong hands (tm)".
     
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