Monthly Archive for July, 2006

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DDR Exercise Journal 07-19-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 171.4 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 6.4 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)

Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Today I did a little better on the Cobalt Flux than before. The pad seems more accurate, but I have to step harder to get the steps to register… Anyway, I actually got a AA on a song! I think my legs will slowly get used to playing on the new pad, so once that happens, maybe I’ll be able to get even better scores.

Cobalt Flux DDR Pad Review

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So yep, I finally got the Cobalt Flux Pad that I won on Ebay a week or so ago. The reason I went with Ebay is because Cobalt Flux is generally known for the sturdiness of their pads, and I wasn’t really worried about getting a dud.

The actual pad and the cords came seperately. The cords came yesterday, so I had to wait a whole day to actually play! It was pretty tough. Anyway, I got the actual pad today and played some DDR Strike on it.

Before, I was playing on a normal soft mat, so I wore socks to play. Since I upgraded to a hard pad, I had to wear my shoes. I didn’t think the extra weight would do much, but I was totally wrong.

The added shoe weight plus the actual stickiness of my shoes to the pad means I have to work a lot harder to move. I got really tired after about 20 minutes of playing songs on Heavy mode.

I also found that I had to tap harder on the pad than I used to with the soft mat. I’ll probably get more used to that as I play on it.
So here’s my quick Cobalt Flux Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Good Quality and Solid Construction
  • Doesn’t slip no matter what
  • Looks totally cool!

Cons:

  • Shoes make it harder to move (might be a pro, since it’ll be a better workout)
  • Steps need to be harder to register (same as above)

Overall, I’d recommend the Cobalt Flux if you’re serious about playing DDR. Now that I have one, I have a feeling I should have bought one a lot sooner! You can order one at Cobaltflux.com or try to find a cheap one on Ebay.

DDR Exercise Journal 07-18-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 171 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Strike
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

So today I got my Cobalt Flux in the mail! More news on that later. Today I had a much harder time playing, so I only did about 30 minutes and had no really good scores. I did beat a previous record on Midnight Speical on heavy, though.

Hopefully I’ll get used to the Cobalt Flux soon.

DDR Exercise Journal 07-14-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 171.6 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 6.6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)

Notable Scores:

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Notes:
I felt better today than I had been feeling. I got some pretty good scores and I was able to play for 45 minutes. I’m still waiting for the Cobalt Flux, though…

DDR Exercise Journal 07-12-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 170.6 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 5.6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max

Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Today I felt like my legs were really heavy. I decided to try anyway. I didn’t really get “tired” after 30 minutes, but my legs kinda stopped working. Like they were being sluggish.