DynaFlex Powerball uses gyros

by Mark R

416_large_imageI got to try out this one product that feels like it was made for the label “as seen on TV”. I’ve never seen a commercial for it, but it certainly works.

So what does it do? The DynaFlex Powerball is designed for hand and wrist exercises. Go ahead and read that last sentence and see if you can figure out why I didn’t use that as a headline. Perhaps I should have forgotten the innuendo and gone with it, and I might end up on Jay Leno’s headlines section of his new show.

Seriously, the Powerball has a gryoscope built in that can spin at 18,000 RPM. As a result, it generates 40 pounds of torque which helps exercise the wrist and prevent repeated wrist injury and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). I will do my best to describe it below.

You see, the gyroscope has to be spun, and I found it was best done with a string that you pull like a motorboat motor. Once the gyros are spinning, it is like the ball has a life on its own. The user must move his or her wrist in order to keep it spinning, and a light inside of it that glows brighter the faster it spins.

If you like to find out more about it, go to the DynaFlex website and pay $45.95 for it now.

5 reviews or comments

Juergen Says: September 25, 2009 at 6:22 am

Is this a repost from long long ago?

Seriously, those gyroscope-balls have been around for a decade or so by now, and can be bought at dollar-shops… they’re still available under their original name “Gyrotwister”, and even the officially branded version only costs 20 Euros…

Al Says: September 25, 2009 at 9:28 am

Agreed I’ve had a Powerball for years, they are still pretty cool though.

Mark R Says: September 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm

It’s been out that long? I did a search for Dynaflex on this site, and this was the first time we had covered it. I’m glad that people know about it, because I think everyone needs one of these.

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