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Old 12-31-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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irenew... stupid ki tricks?

hangin out with friends, waiting for midnite... and we come across a commercial for this irenew bracelet that's supposed to improve your balance or something.

the 'tests' they were doing seemed to be kinda fake. anyone see this commercial?

happy new year, by the way, everyone

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #2
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Re: irenew... stupid ki tricks?

I saw it a few days ago, and I had the same thought.

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Old 01-01-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Re: irenew... stupid ki tricks?

I haven't seen the ad you're talking about but, I've seen many like it. Raise your heels, you'll be harder to push over. Relax your body, you'll be more stable. I've seen those kind of people doing the same tricks for magic magnets, shoe inserts, energy/relaxation drinks, you name it.

It's the same tomfoolery that you'll see in poor martial arts schools. Simple mechanics being passed off as a magic fix all.

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Old 01-01-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Re: irenew... stupid ki tricks?

The first time, the tester keeps his hand close to his own body, and the customer falls (because the customer's center of balance is pulled off the customer's base/feet). The second time, the tester keeps his hand close to the customer's body, and the customer doesn't fall (because the customer's center of balance stays over the customer's feet).
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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Re: irenew... stupid ki tricks?

"Power Balance admits no science behind wristbands..."

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/1...wristbands/rss

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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Re: irenew... stupid ki tricks?

Well, I think if you link your bracelets to the ground path and internally rotate your spine with intent, the bracelets will amplify your ki.....AND it is not fake !
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:55 AM   #7
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Re: irenew... stupid ki tricks?

Quote:
Niall Matthews wrote: View Post
"Power Balance admits no science behind wristbands..."

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/1...wristbands/rss
Those aren't the ones he is talking about...

http://www.irenewbracelet.com/
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