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Flogging Power Balance in the golfing world

What a GREAT piece on how athletes endorsed Power Balance magical bracelets but then scientific trials showed they were useless. Also a mention of the “bogus” scientific claims called out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Golf Spelled Backwards*: ‘Magic Bracelet’ Power Balance Back in Business, with Stacy Lewis’ Help. The annual PGA Merchandise Show…

Power Balance $hips off to China for $8 million: Consumer fraud charge not settled

Wristband Maker Power Balance Sold to Chinese Manufacturers – Bankruptcy Beat – WSJ. The Chinese manufacturer that made thousands of Power Balance LLC bracelets got court permission to buy the California-based company after no other bidder put in a higher offer. That deal, valued at more than $8 million, enabled Contec Corp. to “buy” the…

Holy Hologram! Power Balance files for bankruptcy?

City Beat: Sacramento arena namesake Power Balance files for bankruptcy. Power Balance, the Southern California wristband company that purchased the naming rights of the Sacramento Kings’ arena earlier this year, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, documents show. The company’s filing for Chapter 11 reorganization comes after it settled a $57.4 million class action lawsuit…

The end: Power Balance bands peer reviewed and failed

Effect of the Power Balance® Band on Static Balance, Hamstring Flexibility, and Arm Strength in Adults |PubMed Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Power Balance® bands on strength, flexibility, and balance. Strength and flexibility were measured using the MicroFit system. There was a significant difference between the conditions in…

Shark-repelling device rather dramatically fails real-world test (Update)

See update below for response from the Sharkbanz company. A product called “Sharkbanz” is getting some terrible publicity today as a Florida teenager wearing the magnet bracelet was bitten by a shark prompting questions about how useful this product actually is. Wearing shark repelling band, Teen gets attacked by shark Zack Davis was a lifelong…

Pseudoscientific technology for Australian rugby team

This piece that appeared in the Australian media is full of errors, false assumptions and credulity. Just awful! A National rugby team is using controversial new technology to up their game. Or not. Revealed: Sports science secrets of the South Sydney Rabbitohs as they head into grand final. THIS is the top-secret sports science technology…

Sports woo illustrated: Catch up on the latest athletic gimmicks

The new sports WOO! Power balance pseudoscience repackaged. Same exact stuff. S.W.A.T.S. — Sports with Alternatives to Steroids Tracing the involvement of NFL, college football players with S.W.A.T.S. – NFL – SI.com. Key began by telling the players that there would be thousands of cellphones in the Superdome the following night and that frequencies from…

Delivering a kick to Shuzi sports band: Skeptics group conduct test and expose claims

Claims for the Shuzi sports band exposed as baseless by Merseyside skeptics group. Is the Shuzi sport band a brilliant technology or a waste of money? | Michael Marshall | Science | guardian.co.uk. The Shuzi sport band claims to deliver ‘Nano Vibrational Technology’ to perk up your blood and enhance performance. I first became aware…

Unsportsmanlike claims

‘Lack of evidence’ that popular sports products work Consumers could be wasting their money on sports drinks, protein shakes and high-end trainers, according to a new joint investigation by BBC Panorama and the British Medical Journal. A team at Oxford University examined 431 claims in 104 sport product adverts and found a “worrying” lack of…

Real-deal “boy next door” medium? Or Hollywood hype?

Back in July, I caught wind of yet another psychic medium “reality” show in development. This one seems tailor-made for Hollywood. Or, should I say… “tyler-made”? The eight-episode hour-long series “follows 19-year-old “celebrity medium” Tyler Henry, as he balances his unique abilities with trying to be a regular teenager.” He’s 20 now. Still, wouldn’t you think…

Denton found guilty of nine offences for his dubious claims

We previously covered the accusations agains Errol Denton in the U.K. Denton ignores ASA regarding live blood analysis Errol of the Denton family is quacking in court  Today, we got word from Guy Chapman about a conviction of  the “Live Blood” practitioner. In a rare conviction of nine offenses under the Cancer Act 1939, fines and…

You keep using that word, “Skepticism”…

I do not think it means what you think it means. Conspiracy Theory Experts: Skepticism Is Part Of Our National Identity : It’s All Politics : NPR. Conspiracy theory experts say that the tendency toward distrust of power is neither uniquely partisan nor entirely detrimental. In fact, they say, it’s par for the course for…