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ADIDAS_IS_CLASSIC
01-26-2011, 10:08 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1369.snc4/164195_197176123630692_120532084628430_824106_1353 664_n.jpg
Whats the Bracelet thingy on Victoria :confused:
I saw that on murray as well
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/misc/f_andymurray_14_06.jpg

hcb0804
01-26-2011, 10:13 AM
Man, where have you been?? Use the search tool to search threads...........there are numerous threads where the Power Balance wristbands have been discussed ad nauseum

SFrazeur
01-26-2011, 10:22 AM
After placebo effect, "bracelet thingy" perfectly describes the science behind Power Balance.

-SF

Cup8489
01-26-2011, 10:24 AM
After placebo effect, "bracelet thingy" perfectly describes the science behind Power Balance.

-SF

True enough.. I'd wear one if it was free but fck 30 bucks for a placebo bracelet.

I want murray's adidas cotton shirt though, that colorway is awesome. it would go nicely in my cotton collection

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 11:02 AM
my mate sells them for 5 quid.
whatever writing, whatever band colour, you name what you want. you get it for 5 quid.
anyway they are power balance bands. they don't work or don't help me with tennis but i just feel badazz when i wear 'em lol

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 11:04 AM
Man, where have you been?? Use the search tool to search threads...........there are numerous threads where the Power Balance wristbands have been discussed ad nauseum

if you knew that they were called power balance wristbands...
i doubt you'll get anything helpful if you search 'bracelet' or 'bracelet thingy'

Fee
01-26-2011, 11:10 AM
if you knew that they were called power balance wristbands...
i doubt you'll get anything helpful if you search 'bracelet' or 'bracelet thingy'

I just did a quick search for the word bracelet (not even an advanced specific search) and two threads showed up near the top of the list.

These bracelets were recently banned in Australia and the company fined for fraud. I just shake my head sadly when I see people wearing them, especially people that I thought were smart enough to know better.

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 11:24 AM
I just did a quick search for the word bracelet (not even an advanced specific search) and two threads showed up near the top of the list.

These bracelets were recently banned in Australia and the company fined for fraud. I just shake my head sadly when I see people wearing them, especially people that I thought were smart enough to know better.

they dont work i know that but you know prices at 5 quid even if they are fake then you know... might as well.
just like dri fit it definitely doesn't work but nike polos are niceee
oh and sorry about the search thing...

dincuss
01-26-2011, 12:29 PM
I bet murray is sponsored though....

Fee
01-26-2011, 12:56 PM
they dont work i know that but you know prices at 5 quid even if they are fake then you know... might as well.


Sorry, but I would rather spend my 5 dollars or 5 pounds elsewhere, not on a useless piece of colored plastic that's only worth 50 cents in the first place.

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 01:01 PM
Sorry, but I would rather spend my 5 dollars or 5 pounds elsewhere, not on a useless piece of colored plastic that's only worth 50 cents in the first place.

i agree with you and i know i was a little stupid buying it but to be honest i just thought, my colour, worth normally 40 pound over here so i might as well. could have bought a packet of strings lol :P

rovex
01-26-2011, 01:01 PM
AnD djokovic is wearing it

rovex
01-26-2011, 01:01 PM
AnD djokovic is wearing it

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 01:03 PM
AnD djokovic is wearing it

hmm didnt notice.
so theres another reason :D

Cooper_Tecnifibre4
01-26-2011, 02:40 PM
I wear 3 of them.

SFrazeur
01-26-2011, 03:05 PM
I wear 3 of them.

Lets see. One on each wrist and one . . .err I don't want to know . . .:neutral:

-SF

Fee
01-26-2011, 03:22 PM
AnD djokovic is wearing it

Yeah I noticed, and if I get to IW this year I will try to ask him about it. If he is getting paid to wear, then I can understand him laughing all the way to the bank. I just hope he hasn't bought the mythology.

sureshs
01-26-2011, 03:31 PM
They channelize the positive vibrations of the Universe and harmonize your electromagnetic aura

Cooper_Tecnifibre4
01-26-2011, 03:47 PM
Lets see. One on each wrist and one . . .err I don't want to know . . .:neutral:

-SF

They do not make a size large enough for that. Wait that would be a chode.


Nah 3rd goes on ankle.

samurai13
01-26-2011, 04:34 PM
Azerenka wears power balance
Murray wears energy armor

samurai13
01-26-2011, 04:54 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/2h8d18o.jpg

Lemoned
01-26-2011, 06:08 PM
AnD djokovic is wearing itIs he still wearing it? I saw him with it in Cincy or Toronto last year and that's all. The one he's been wearing along with wrist bands is prayer rope.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04zGbAg9pr6QF/x610.jpg

ADIDAS_IS_CLASSIC
01-26-2011, 06:20 PM
Is he still wearing it? I saw him with it in Cincy or Toronto last year and that's all. The one he's been wearing along with wrist bands is prayer rope.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04zGbAg9pr6QF/x610.jpg

Thats Cool :) i want one as well hahahha:twisted:

Don't Let It Bounce
01-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Power Balance apparently violated Australian law by making claims with no scientific basis and had to publish a retraction (http://www.powerbalance.com/australia/ca), naturally buried amidst an avalanche of taurean excrement on their web site, and offer refunds.

Good on the Aussies. It'd be nice to see other governments do likewise.

XFactorer
01-26-2011, 09:20 PM
Power Balance apparently violated Australian law by making claims with no scientific basis and had to publish a retraction (http://www.powerbalance.com/australia/ca), naturally buried amidst an avalanche of taurean excrement on their web site, and offer refunds.

Good on the Aussies. It'd be nice to see other governments do likewise.

It really was the Aussie Skeptics who brought it to light. Not the government who started the ball rolling.

Roberto
01-26-2011, 10:25 PM
If you get something to work aswell as placebo - then it's pretty good. To get a good placebo effect you would need to have total belief in the positive effect of the bracelet thingy. To get people to believe in the product they would need a lot of false (illeagal) marketing.

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 10:32 PM
They do not make a size large enough for that. Wait that would be a chode.


Nah 3rd goes on ankle.

lol
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Raindogs
01-26-2011, 11:01 PM
Brad Gilbert sells the Chode Chokers on his website.

Expired
01-27-2011, 10:05 AM
Tie a fancy piece of string/rope to your arm.
Call it your good luck charm.
Done.

LeftyFL
01-27-2011, 01:31 PM
If you haven't heard about CPrime yet, you will.

I can honestly tell you that this band works for me. My benefits are more energy, improved balance, and slightly increased flexibility.

I was VERY skeptical until a friend gave me one to wear for a few days. I bought one and now I don't want to take it off.

check it out: www.mycprime.com/aa

XFactorer
01-27-2011, 06:52 PM
If you haven't heard about CPrime yet, you will.

I can honestly tell you that this band works for me. My benefits are more energy, improved balance, and slightly increased flexibility.

I was VERY skeptical until a friend gave me one to wear for a few days. I bought one and now I don't want to take it off.

check it out: www.mycprime.com/aa

...*sigh* Just because they use scientific sounding words does not make it based on any science. Notice all the occurrences of "MAY" in their statements. It "MAY" help increase strength and flexibility and BS. But it won't.

Give me enough time and I can figure out those demos. The wrist demo is the most obvious one I can pick apart right now. (Didn't get past this demo, I was too infuriated). 1) Bend the person at the wrist. 2) Put on the fake product, but only apply downward pressure on top of the fist while YOUR hands are supporting the wrist. Gives the sensation that there's the same amount of pressure.

XFactorer
01-27-2011, 06:59 PM
OMG, you kidding me? I decided to watch the video some more.

They do the "scare crow" ANd the "let me push down on you"

These guys, though, do KNOW what they're doing to scam the audience. They're not good, but you can see the not-so-subtle changes in direction when the 'push down.'

The do most of the same freakin' demos! Gawd, people who buy these things are such idiots. Including Gilbert.

samurai13
01-27-2011, 07:12 PM
hahaha I know it doesnt work but i refuse to play without it... like a good luck charm

XFactorer
01-27-2011, 07:47 PM
hahaha I know it doesnt work but i refuse to play without it... like a good luck charm

See, that's a than thinking it totally DOES work and you're wearing it FOR PERFORMANCE.

I'd wear a bracelet thingy for looks, but I'd never pay $30 bucks for it.

samurai13
01-27-2011, 09:11 PM
See, that's a than thinking it totally DOES work and you're wearing it FOR PERFORMANCE.

I'd wear a bracelet thingy for looks, but I'd never pay $30 bucks for it.

hahaha great convorsation started as well

Tyrus
01-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Just spotted Azarenka wearing one.

Her volleys were terrible in the womens doubles final.

Looks like i won't be jumping to get one.

Everybody knows its BS, but they try to make it a part of fitness "style"

forthegame
01-27-2011, 10:05 PM
Never heard of this BS before now. Utter BS.

Their (non Australian) website is so vague, just spouting off rubbish with no attempt at factual discourse. Click "how it works" to see what I mean.

Proper BS jazz. Making a killing on **** and glibly lying about it. Get some no-brain celebs behind it and charge $30???

Shiite!

Ronny
01-27-2011, 11:03 PM
azarenka is sponsored by powerbalance so thats why she wears one...

XFactorer
01-27-2011, 11:33 PM
Guess what.. .that C-Prime knock-off of Power Balance is $100 bucks. Laughter to follow.

Solid MD
01-28-2011, 03:59 AM
I just shake my head sadly when I see people wearing them, especially people that I thought were smart enough to know better.

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