Keeping the gyro spinning provides a great wrist exercise
You wouldn't think it from first glance, but the Neon Classic Powerball
is actually a carefully engineered piece of kit, designed to improve the wrist muscles
of those who regularly use it.
After initially setting the inner section spinning, rhythmic circular hand and wrist movements not only maintain the rotation, but also make it steadily faster. The increased centrifugal force makes it harder to keep the Powerball spinning at the faster speeds. PGA Tour golfer Padraig Harrington has been known to use the Power Ball to improve his wrist strength.
The reason Powerball gets very addictive indeed is due to the rev counter. At the end of each session you can see your high score
; and will probably want to beat it as time goes on. It also means that other people, who witness your Powerball antics and see your high score, will call into question your muscular capabilities before sneering and snatching away the Powerball to consign your high score to history.
The digital rev counter
records your high score
Needless to say, male adult humans are the biggest fans of Powerball's mix of strength and scoring, but anyone can do it
. Once you get over the initial hurdle of starting the gyroscope (there are two main ways - flicking your thumb down the wheel, or using the provided cord to set Powerball in motion like you would an old lawnmower), you are compelled to beat your last mark. Perhaps the gentle hum of a Powerball subconsciously draws you into continued play. More likely, it's the fact that no one calls you a pansy and 11,532 is the score of a legend. Either way, Powerball genuinely is hard to put down once you pick it up.
This latest version of Powerball incorporates 6 super bright blue LED lights
- the faster you spin the Power Ball, the brighter the lights will glow, adding another level of addictive fun to your exercise regime (particularly if you like exercising in the dark). Why not take one to your next rave? Instead of lamely waving a couple of glowsticks around you could be building arm-strength dynamically! Or you could take one camping and use it as a makeshift torch. Or run around spinning a blue one over your head and making Police siren noises - the only limit is your imagination!