RW have really lost it now.

Credibility that is...

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01/10/2010 at 15:42
In the Warm-ups Gear section of the new RW mag just out (November issue), they actually review the Power Balance Wristband...

I suppose they are only journalists at the end of the day, therefore only one up from bacteria on the evolutionary scale so can't really be expected to know any better.
01/10/2010 at 15:44

Lost credibility? 

It had none, as far as I'm concerned (as a running magazine) when they did a story about a woman who "ran" a marathon in six and a half hours, after doing all her "training" on a ship,

01/10/2010 at 15:45

totally lost cred yonks ago IMHO

01/10/2010 at 15:51
Waylon Smithers wrote (see)
I suppose they are only journalists at the end of the day, therefore only one up from bacteria on the evolutionary scale so can't really be expected to know any better.

Is that comment really necessary Waylon?

They are  just people doing a job. There are pages to fill, advertisers to keep sweet, probably people everywhere with new "stuff" wanting a plug. They have readers who want to know about this sort of gadget so they can make their own minds up about it.

If you think it's garbage - and yes I would seriously doubt its claims - then don't read the review.

Edited: 01/10/2010 at 15:52
cougie    pirate
01/10/2010 at 15:56

I'm sure its right to DO the review. But what do they say about it ?

C'mon its got the power of HOLOGRAMS in it - its got to be good for that eh ?

 (makes note to take his magical hologram running horses ruler with him on next run)

01/10/2010 at 15:58
I have it on good authority that they work
01/10/2010 at 16:04

I suppose carrying an ad for the thing would be on a par with a newspaper featuring horoscopes in the time-wasting section, and pretty harmless.  (I notice The Metro's horoscopes are for "entertainment purposes only".  They were probably sued by a Cancerian who didn't receive a favourable romantic encounter with someone who's name begins with P.)  But if they're gonna critically review the product I'd hope that the words mumbo-jumbo, placebo and hokum might figure strongly.

So did they like it? 

Edited: 01/10/2010 at 16:05
01/10/2010 at 16:12
Hey! What's wrong with Cancerians???

I'll have you know that we are compassionate, resourceful, tenacious and imaginative. Fiercely protective and nurturing, they are family-oriented and also inclined to take in strays.

Unless you're my favourable romantic encounter Phil???
01/10/2010 at 16:24

I might be, I might not.  I'm a Gemini! 

x

01/10/2010 at 17:06
I'm a journalist, Waylon. Most of us work hard and try to do the right thing for minging amounts of pay. It's not the lowly staff that make silly editorial decisions. Your comments are way out of order.
01/10/2010 at 17:10
I hope they do as thorough a job as Singletrack magazine with the EFX Sport Wristband
http://www.singletrackworld.com/2010/10/fresh-goods-69/
...part way down this page
Kryten    pirate
01/10/2010 at 17:22
It's not Waylon's fault - I suspect that his natural frequencies haven't been harmonised recently.
01/10/2010 at 17:49

Blimey... apologies to all journos for forgetting to put a and the end of my last sentence!( )

And what about Wilkie? She's having a go at slow runners...!

 RW said...

"IN A NUTSHELL - Performance enhancing bracelet

Suspend your disbelief for a moment: this silicone wristband uses mylar holograms that ‘react to your natural energy field’ to improve balance, strength and flexibility, according to the makers. With stellar advocates such as Cristiano Ronaldo, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it."

cougie    pirate
01/10/2010 at 17:59
01/10/2010 at 19:05

Dodgy celebrity endorsement trumps merest shred of rational critical analysis.  Nice one RW.

In next month's issue:  Pope Benedict's favourite carb gels...

02/10/2010 at 18:44
Excuse me while I fall off my chair laughing at Peter Collins' claim that most journalists try to do the right thing.  Pretty much every journalist I've ever met would sell their grandmother for a story... in fact they wouldn't bother selling their grandmother because they'd just make the story up.
02/10/2010 at 22:13
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