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10-21-2010, 06:52 PM
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Phiten necklaces

Any of you have them, and do they really work?

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I've never used one but I would assume it's 110% a placebo effect. I had a similar wristband that did absolutely nothing, but many people swore by them. If they say it does something and your mind believe it does, then yeah, it works.

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Had to look them up, but there is no way wearing a piece of titanium around your neck is going to help you at hockey, this is some 100% pure scam bullsh1t designed to extract money from gullible new-agey people. As kr580 said, any effect would be a placebo effect, nothing but you tricking yourself into believing it's working. Targeting athletes is a good call though, top athletes are a pretty superstitious group, and many are not exactly the most intelligent or well educated people on the planet.

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I looked them up tonight myself! uh-no!

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Phiten necklaces LOL
I have a magic stick that I could sell you.

My son is a goalie and we have this silly little thing we do before games that seems to work but neither of us believe that is why he wins games.

I have him do 5 up-downs and I tell him not to let the puck hit him. It's more of a joke

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It's a fashion accessory. I was in my LHS while all the kids were getting their hockey gear for the season, every one of them had to have the braided necklace and the hologram bracelet. $50 in the trash right there.

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A friend of mine was a pretty good pitcher back in high school, almost went to the States on a scholarship. He always worse these, both on and off the field. Now he's a cop. I guess they didn't help him.

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I'ts all mental I hate these type of things but if people bought the pet rock....

My wedding ring is Titanium and you would think it would do the same thing it's all mental

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See, this is where chemistry, physics, and math are so helpful. Oh and don't forget psychology

Are there any properties of titanium that help harness your body's "strengths"? Unlikely
Can a small (overpriced) necklace make your balance better? Think again.
Will it really increase your speed, shot, whatever based on wearing it? No.


But let's turn away from the hard sciences and look towards our wonderful other sciences.

I'm sure somewhere in psychology it says that the human mind can convince itself of something it knows is wrong. For instance, when pressured enough, innocent people being held by the police may admit to a crime they never did. Obviously the placebo effect is there, but if you tell someone enough times that tree stump looks like Gretzkey's head (in some obscure way) eventually you'll get them to believe it.

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See, this is where chemistry, physics, and math are so helpful. Oh and don't forget psychology

Are there any properties of titanium that help harness your body's "strengths"? Unlikely
Can a small (overpriced) necklace make your balance better? Think again.
Will it really increase your speed, shot, whatever based on wearing it? No.


But let's turn away from the hard sciences and look towards our wonderful other sciences.

I'm sure somewhere in psychology it says that the human mind can convince itself of something it knows is wrong. For instance, when pressured enough, innocent people being held by the police may admit to a crime they never did. Obviously the placebo effect is there, but if you tell someone enough times that tree stump looks like Gretzkey's head (in some obscure way) eventually you'll get them to believe it.
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I wear a rubber band on my left wrist pretty frequently playing hockey.

For some reason I don't really know this baseball team I was on when I was younger did it, and it was "good luck" and I just keep doing it.

Same thing really.

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Tried it for a year, placebo effect all the way.

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Snake oil. Complete and utter ********, don't waste your money.

Magnet bracelets, titanium necklaces... People are stupid. Don't fall for it too.

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If you believe you will play better when you wear it, you will. Mind over matter is very powerful and can do some strange things for some people. Do I believe in it? No. To each their own beliefs.

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My confidence is boosted by doing leg presses, skating suicides, etc. And unlike a stupid bracelet, it's a warranted confidence boost.

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My confidence is boosted by doing leg presses, skating suicides, etc. And unlike a stupid bracelet, it's a warranted confidence boost.

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and many are not exactly the most intelligent or well educated people on the planet.
People always say this, but what makes them any dumber than the average joe?

These stupid q-link copies have been floating around for years. Waste of money most definitely.

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http://www.phitenusa.com/p-208-titan...-tornado.aspx#

I got this one for baseball, it looks pretty cool and that's about it.

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It's all in your head. The demonstration tests aren't really tests. Keep an eye on where the snakeoil salesman puts his hands and applies pressure to the subjects. Take particular notice of 3:20 and therein.



This is all in the same category as this classic




You're better off spending $50 on ice time and actually getting better rather than accrediting success to magic.


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It's the new fad. Back in JH/HS we wore(baseball) and the basketball guys wore rubber bands on the wrist with lucky numbers, gf initials or whatever written on them. Athletes do weird crap, baseball is normally the worst.

I admit, I do "rituals" with hockey and I did with football and baseball too. In hockey I'm really anal about my equipment, like no twists in my laces and always laced to the inside of the boot first. When I tape my stick I always start the tape on the backhand side of the stick.

Necklaces and bracelets are the same thing, you try it once, you happen to do well and it becomes a habit... then a ritual.

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Anybody wear or know somebody who wears a religious cross? Is that a placebo effect or is there scientific evidence behind it?

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and many are not exactly the most intelligent or well educated people on the planet.
People always say this, but what makes them any dumber than the average joe?
You'll note I said many, not all. This is really just personal opinion, but I feel like you only have so much energy/time to devote to developing certain parts of yourself. For example, people who do phenomenally well at, say, math (the "math genius" types) generally are a bit awkward socially, because they've put so much energy/time/thought into math that they haven't had been able to put enough into social skills. Likewise, the most popular high school kids have put so much time/energy/effort into developing their social skills/awareness that they often haven't had as much time to put into academics. I feel that it's similar with top athletes, they've focused so much of their life on excelling at sports that they likely haven't had the time/energy to really develop their academic side. Obviously there are plenty of exceptions (people who are great at tonnes of things, or people who are great at nothing), but I feel this is true as a general trend.

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Anybody wear or know somebody who wears a religious cross? Is that a placebo effect or is there scientific evidence behind it?
That's not to enhance performance. Players tend to wear those because they're religious.

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http://www.phitenusa.com/p-208-titan...-tornado.aspx#

I got this one for baseball, it looks pretty cool and that's about it.
Just looked at the website, unfortunately Sergio endorses the PGA one. This thing can't work then.

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My goalie was wearing one of the hip new braided necklaces and pitched an incredible shutout with some jaw dropping saves. I would have asked him about it, but frankly anytime I talk to my goalie he gives me a look like he's going to kill me.

I'm sure it had nothing to do with summer league and hockey clinics of course

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That's what those things are called? I saw a baseballer wearing one of those AND a longer, heavier chain. He was trying to steal second base, and I thought "you know, he'd probably run faster if he didn't have 13 pounds of superstitious bling roped around his neck." Either that, or it could get wrapped around the base if he slid into it.

Youth soccer rules, because the kids aren't allowed to wear ANY jewelry.

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