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Athletic Propulsion Labs
« on: October 19, 2010, 07:35:54 pm »
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Damn, wonder how these guys managed to swing this on NBA.com. Talk about serious PR!!!

http://www.nba.com/2010/news/10/19/shoe-ban.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 08:14:38 pm »
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Damn, wonder how these guys managed to swing this on NBA.com. Talk about serious PR!!!

http://www.nba.com/2010/news/10/19/shoe-ban.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/

ya to me it seems more like marketing than an actual ban.. but i'm sure it is a legit ban, the stupid shoes have springs in them.


edit: for the record, if they donated me a pair to test out & unbiased review, i'd be happy to do it.. LOLZ.. i've yet to see any footage of people on youtube wearing them etc, i guess maybe soon we will, someone will buy them/review them on video.


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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 08:20:23 pm »
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banned by teh nba'z.



"Above: Photos of the APL Concept 1 basketball shoe testing conducted at a leading West Coast University using Kistler force plates and the Vertec device. Test participants achieved up to 3.5 inches of increased vertical leap in APL Concept 1 shoes.
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http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/load-n-launch-technology.html


who knows, they might add inches (3.5 on avg).. would be kinda cool i guess, but for 300 dollars, F that..

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 08:25:09 pm »
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i could buy a $30 shoe and put springs in it, probably work better than that thing...someone really does have to test it out though.


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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 08:36:57 pm »
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I think its worth the price if they really add 3 inches. I mean, it takes 6-12 months to get 3 inches. Thats a lot of time/money/energy you can save by just getting the shoes. Plus, they'll probly go down to at least 200 within a few months, especially if a competitor arrives. So thats not that bad I guess. And regardless, you still need basketball shoes anyway, might as well get the best. Note, this post assumes that these shoes actually do add 3 inches. Needless to say, Im a bit skeptical about their claims, but hope they are true.
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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 08:37:25 pm »
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this got me lol'n, yes i sent the email..


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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 08:48:21 pm »
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i could buy a $30 shoe and put springs in it, probably work better than that thing...someone really does have to test it out though.

Why don't you do that then and make lots of money??


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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 11:39:27 pm »
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I wrote a review of the APL shoes at verticaljumping.com when they came out that pretty much called bullshit on the extra 4 inches they claimed.

Today I got an email from 'Anonymous' with the email address banned@bannedbythenba.com telling me I should pull the article down now because of the NBA ban.

Given I never get emails from Anonymous sounds like someone at APL to me. I am leaving my article as is though until well and truly proven otherwise.

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 12:09:08 am »
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It's definitely just marketing. They are probably trying to get bought out by Nike or Adidas
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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 12:14:31 am »
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I wrote a review of the APL shoes at verticaljumping.com when they came out that pretty much called bullshit on the extra 4 inches they claimed.

Today I got an email from 'Anonymous' with the email address banned@bannedbythenba.com telling me I should pull the article down now because of the NBA ban.

Given I never get emails from Anonymous sounds like someone at APL to me. I am leaving my article as is though until well and truly proven otherwise.

here's my take on it, if the shoes actually worked, they wouldn't be selling them for 300$.. the fact that they are selling them for so much means one thing to me: "make alot of money quick".. if they sold them for $100 and they worked, they'd make an insane amount of money, because that's affordable to nearly everyone.. they are banking on this "banned in the nba" marketing hype to help them sell a bunch of shoes very quickly.. it's just like TAQ or any other b.s. advertising campaign: make all of your money quick with your shitty product, before the negative feedback builds up enough to destroy your company.. we all know those shoes didn't cost much too make, even the r&d.

with that said, the shoes do look cool, i'd rock em` if they were cheap.

if they worked, they'd send JackW a pair, that's for sure :D

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 12:35:22 am »
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probally a scam, but there also the small possiblity they put a lot of capital into R&D department/dont have good production efficiency creating a higher cost

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 01:38:25 am »
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if they worked, they'd send JackW a pair, that's for sure :D

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If they had a money back guarantee I would buy a pair and test them personally. On video. With a vertec. unlikely to see too many independant tests of that nature though. I agree with your banned by the NBA being  amarketing ploy though.

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 06:26:05 am »
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http://counterkicks.com/2010/09/08/video-apl-concept-1-jump-test/

Definitely not worth "jumping into" until we see some seriously solid proof that they work. If they definitely slap on a few inches I would buy some hands down!