Triathlon products that just went flop!

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kittenkat    pirate
10/04/2014 at 18:00

My offering is Pyro Platforms and Aquajoe.

See, I know you're all Googling now.

Point proved.

Symes    pirate
10/04/2014 at 18:07

IMNY?

kittenkat    pirate
10/04/2014 at 18:09
Symes wrote (see)

IMNY?

Yes and no free pens or keyrings.

 

 

M...eldy    pirate
10/04/2014 at 18:41
Pirate leg warmers
10/04/2014 at 22:41

Aquajoes, why drop a simple Nuun or High 5 tablet into your bottle when you can fanny about with 2 plastic tubes and a measuring set.  Go and stand in the corner.

TheEngineer    pirate
11/04/2014 at 08:21

View-Speed.

11/04/2014 at 10:14

I just looked up View-Speed.  Wow.  Protective goggles with a small mirror (and inverted lens?), manufactured in some chap's spare room using pliers and a bottle of Loctite, for the best part of $300.  How did they fail to take off?!

cougie    pirate
11/04/2014 at 15:06
I was looking at buying those pyro thingies - turns out pedals and straps are just as good. And only ??8 or so...
11/04/2014 at 15:10

Pirate Viagra.

kittenkat    pirate
11/04/2014 at 18:02

Salt tabs? Yes/no?

M...eldy    pirate
11/04/2014 at 19:51

salt tabs were a godsend at many races ...

Magna Carter    pirate
12/04/2014 at 20:50

Salt tabs.... hmmhhhh..... there is an increasingly large set of nutritionists that are suggesting that all electrolyte supplements, from salt tabs to special drinks, are completely unnecessary and worthless and the effects are 100% placebo!

(I know nothing though!)

13/04/2014 at 08:08
Salt tabs certainly kept the majority of us going on long marches in Kenya whilst I was serving, if they work or seem to work I wouldn't class them as a flop. We also used to take ibrufen before and after any intense physical activity, did they work? Who knows, it'd certainly be frowned upon now I reckon
13/04/2014 at 10:55

Pirate Cockring and Prince Albert i almost emasculated myself road testing the prototype

kittenkat    pirate
13/04/2014 at 16:22
justplodon wrote (see)
Salt tabs certainly kept the majority of us going on long marches in Kenya whilst I was serving, if they work or seem to work I wouldn't class them as a flop. We also used to take ibrufen before and after any intense physical activity, did they work? Who knows, it'd certainly be frowned upon now I reckon

I remember a huge discussion about Ibuprofen, and how OMG YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE IT AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, but I can't for the life of my remember why not.

It's interesting though trying to work out what actually works and what's a placebo. Energy gels are the great placebo of running and tri in my mind. What a money spinner!

 

kittenkat    pirate
13/04/2014 at 16:27
Magna Carter wrote (see)

Salt tabs.... hmmhhhh..... there is an increasingly large set of nutritionists that are suggesting that all electrolyte supplements, from salt tabs to special drinks, are completely unnecessary and worthless and the effects are 100% placebo!

(I know nothing though!)

I replied just up there ^ before I read your reply. I agree, yes of benefit in extreme conditions or maybe, just maybe for elites if the edge you need is razor blade slim. But all these products are being marketed to the general public, and I think there is a claim of false marketing if said marketing was ethical enough to factor in how much it would actually help the man/woman on the street. But they want to sell products and people fall for that.

Pudge    pirate
13/04/2014 at 16:28
kittenkat wrote (see)
justplodon wrote (see)
Salt tabs certainly kept the majority of us going on long marches in Kenya whilst I was serving, if they work or seem to work I wouldn't class them as a flop. We also used to take ibrufen before and after any intense physical activity, did they work? Who knows, it'd certainly be frowned upon now I reckon

I remember a huge discussion about Ibuprofen, and how OMG YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE IT AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, but I can't for the life of my remember why not.

It's interesting though trying to work out what actually works and what's a placebo. Energy gels are the great placebo of running and tri in my mind. What a money spinner!

 

Doesn't ibuprofen disturb digestion or something like that? I thought I'd read/heard that it prevents carbs from doing what they should, therefore leading to bonking. Could be wrong though...often am.

Edited: 13/04/2014 at 16:29
kittenkat    pirate
13/04/2014 at 16:34
Pudge wrote (see)
ChallengeCheggers wrote (see)

Had an easy-ish weekend as I was looking after the children at the end of last week and we've been away for a couple of days. Looking forward to getting properly back into it tomorrow though, even more so if the sun keeps shining.

 

kittenkat wrote (see)
justplodon wrote (see)
Salt tabs certainly kept the majority of us going on long marches in Kenya whilst I was serving, if they work or seem to work I wouldn't class them as a flop. We also used to take ibrufen before and after any intense physical activity, did they work? Who knows, it'd certainly be frowned upon now I reckon

I remember a huge discussion about Ibuprofen, and how OMG YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE IT AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, but I can't for the life of my remember why not.

It's interesting though trying to work out what actually works and what's a placebo. Energy gels are the great placebo of running and tri in my mind. What a money spinner!

 

Doesn't ibuprofen disturb digestion or something like that? I thought I'd read/heard that it prevents carbs from doing what they should, therefore leading to bonking. Could be wrong though...often am.

You've just done that double quote thing from a completely different thread, which always catches me out too

That might be right about Ibuprofen, I'm just amazed at the amount of 'advice' that is dispensed to people now when they would be much less neurotic and nervous if you just did this:

*Points* "There's the pool/sea, go swim"

*Points* "Here's a bike, make it go forward and keep going"

*Points* "Now you're used to a solid surface, go run on it for a bit"

Here, have a beer.

kittenkat    pirate
13/04/2014 at 16:38

OR have a macrobiotic shake made from spinach, and infused with lemongrass and virginal womb tissue and a gluten free chocolate brownie.

But, exactly 20 minutes after you've drunk your 'Stuff of Champions' recovery drink.

 

kittenkat    pirate
13/04/2014 at 16:42

Macrobiotic is obviously the bulk buy shopping twin of microbiotic.

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