#1
What is your opinion on them?



Those bracelets are supposed to use some kind of hologram-magnet combination to increase your balance. A lot of top sportsmen and women are using them, and they are becoming a major hype around here. The thing is, I've been having some huge arguments with people about them. I for one believe these things are crap placebos, and do not have any effect on you at all. My brother, who is a judo player at the highest level, owns one and is completely sure they work. He also thinks I am a moron for trusting science and saying they only work because of the psychological placebo effect, kind of like a talisman.

But what does the pit think of it? Are they popular in your country/state? Would you buy one, or do you already own one of those?
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Last edited by The_Casinator at Sep 8, 2010,
#3
I'd rather own a pet rock. I can use that to knock somebody wearing something that stupid right on their ass.
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I'd rather own a pet rock. I can use that to knock somebody wearing something that stupid right on their ass.

Well, at least you can use that pet rock for something.
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#5
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Those bracelets are supposed to use some kind of hologram-magnet combination to increase your balance.





sounds too gimmicky. I don't think there's much of a call for that sort of thing around here. there is a lot of rafting, so maybe it'll catch on eventually.
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#9
these have been around for quite awhile. 5-10 years ago some old golfer was hocking them on tv infomercials. ive never seen any reason to believe they work.
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#10
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He also thinks I am a moron for trusting science and saying they only work because of the psychological placebo effect


Because science is ALWAYS wrong!
What a pillock. I think these things are a waste of time.
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#12
I have a homeopathic version. It's just a metal wristband that someone touched with a magnet briefly.
#13
I can't see how this is anything more then a placebo.
But, as we all know, placebos can work.

But yeah, the bracelet doesn't do shit.
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I have a homeopathic version. It's just a metal wristband that someone touched with a magnet briefly.

Do you believe it works?
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#16
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My brother has one. It's nothing but a mind trick.




These aren't the droids you're looking for...and why are you swaying?
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#17
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Do you believe it works?
Only if you wear enough of them. I've got about 50 of these things running up and down my arms and I haven't fallen over in a while.
#19
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Only if you wear enough of them. I've got about 50 of these things running up and down my arms and I haven't fallen over in a while.

#20
I first seen this on Inside the Clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants and a lot of the guys that use them say "I don't know if they really work but I still use it, must be a superstitious thing." I really don't know if they work though might be a good investment since a lot of athletes use them.
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#21
Its all a placebo effect, but as stated by someone above, placebos work quite well. If you believe you have better balance you will have better balance. Most of the clumsy people I know continue to be clumsy because they keep thinking they are.

Now you take a placebo effect, and apply it to a trained athlete with already incredible balance, it would give them a boost of further confidence that would have a further beneficial effect.
#22
Now, here's a real question.

Will you guys saying that this is a placebo cancel out any beneficial effects that this item could have?

Example: I'm walking down the street all happy, with my little Power Bracelet on, and you say "Hey, you know that's bullshit, right? It's just a placebo." Will I lose the positive effects of the bracelet then?
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#23
Not heard of em... but i'd question the whole magnet aspect if they are worn on one side of your body. Surely then it'd cause you to overbalance.

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Now, here's a real question.

Will you guys saying that this is a placebo cancel out any beneficial effects that this item could have?

Example: I'm walking down the street all happy, with my little Power Bracelet on, and you say "Hey, you know that's bullshit, right? It's just a placebo." Will I lose the positive effects of the bracelet then?



Only if it truly is a placebo and you change your mind to believe it is a placebo.
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These aren't the droids you're looking for...and why are you swaying?