Mon, 17 May 2010 7:20p.m.
Depending on how you look at it, it's either snake oil or a magic device that gives you strength and balance.
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7/10/2011 8:16:58 a.m.
Nice, you are forced to watch advertisement, to watch a video about scamers :)
16/03/2011 4:28:04 a.m.
k thomas wrote:
i tried it 'free' for 30 days and yes..there is a difference in my balance. it may all be in my head, but i'll take the head trip over the dizziness i was feeling without it. At least my balance has improved.
11/01/2011 4:33:34 p.m.
Power Balance supporters may be interested to know that Power Balance Australia has issued a statement, which includes:
"We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims. Therefore we engaged in misleading conduct."
Also there is now a class action suit against Power Balance in the US regarding unfair business practices and false advertising.
A follow-up by Campbell must surely be in order to cover these developments.
1/11/2010 11:00:32 a.m.
I did the same thing to my son, with a piece of tape. Without the tape, I just pulled backward slightly and with the tape I pulled straight down.
26/06/2010 10:44:32 p.m.
James the physiotherapist wrote:
4eyes you are clearly deluded and have as little anatomical knowledge as a primary school child u are a victim to quacks like chiropractors, and acupuncturists witch doctory. You are a fool if you think that the results are anything but Hawthorne or placebo effects. Yes I have tried this fad and in between rolling in his money the creator is laughing at imbeciles like yourself.
24/05/2010 12:16:23 a.m.
Richard Saunders explaining how these things really work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piu75P8sxTo
Probably also a bit of a Placebo effect felt by the wearer. What's the harm if a sports person wears these things? They don't gain an unfair advantage over their opponent, as these things don't actually do anything. Or do they?... Sports performance "on the day" has a lot to do with psychological frame of mind so I guess power balance gives as much advantage as a pair of lucky undergarments. :P
What's the harm?... The harm is a lack of critical thinking, that's the real issue, and that people are profiting off this. With all the money invested in training our sports people... I'd hope they were taught to examine evidence more critically.
23/05/2010 12:19:28 p.m.
@4eyes Power Balance have been asked many times and the explanations are plain nonsense.
If you want to see this stuff in action watch this. At least watch it through to the tests. The guy (Tom) in the video is the Australian distributor. The results are telling.
Regarding the commercial nature of the products and the company secrets that you claim Power balance are a bulk purchaser from a manufacturer in China
You can get these for as little as US$0.03 each.
Even if there were business secrets in place, they are still making claims that can be scientifically tested. The trouble is when they are tested they don't live up to their claims.
As for asking you to show the science, you are the one supporting the product. I'm not asking you to break into their offices to retrieve company secrets. I'm asking you find _any_ scientific support for the claims being made at all.
21/05/2010 9:12:34 p.m.
unifex how can i show you the science mate???You should be asking power balance.I've heard heaps of great feedback this has been around for a few years.Why doesn't anyone listen and go and try the product instore i mean you don't have to buy the damn thing if you don't believe it.Least all of you can brag about it rather than say ''show the science, show paper work'' well I don't own power balance and documents will be confidential.They would be giving away a secret.Get someone to research for you.It works for the 1000's of people I've seen.Tells you how tunnel visioned this country is.Nobody here wants to even try new things.By the sounds of everyone here you don't believe in positive change for your life or others around you.Oh unifex get a life mate its outside business hours I can do what I like i'm not writing to other business clients.
21/05/2010 2:58:20 p.m.
@4eyes you make it quite clear that you're not a scientist. But you don't need to be a scientist to spot woo-woo like this. As for being a businessman, given the way you conduct yourself here, I would question that claim myself.
Name calling aside, I'd just like to ask the following;
Where is the science that backs this up? Where are the studies that show that these things work? Where are the research papers that show that the claimed mechanism actually exists, let alone has the ability to cause an effect like that claimed?
Produce these and I'll back you up on this. Many of us here will. But, and this bit is important, the research has to be good. Peer-reviewed, double blind tests.
The only thing anecdotes are good for is working out what should be studied further. Anecdotes are not evidence and they are not data.
Show us the science.
20/05/2010 8:17:05 p.m.
@ weez....u r a stupid fool!! I didn't say it will work for everyone I'm saying try the bloody product before you say what you like...like they say put your money where your mouth is weez.If you think its bollocks try it and then get back to me you fool. and no im not a scientist u arse im a business man.
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