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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 07:16:51 pm »
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If they added a few inches I would also buy a pair hands down and tell everyone on my site to do the same. Speaking of which, I had about 5000 unique visitors yesterday and I was trying to work out why my traffic had jumped so much. When I saw the hits on my article about these shoes it was pretty obvious.

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 01:51:54 am »
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If they added a few inches I would also buy a pair hands down and tell everyone on my site to do the same. Speaking of which, I had about 5000 unique visitors yesterday and I was trying to work out why my traffic had jumped so much. When I saw the hits on my article about these shoes it was pretty obvious.

hahah nice.. no wonder they want that article taken down :D

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 03:29:11 am »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhmfGm8KWNU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhmfGm8KWNU</a>

hehe.

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 04:11:38 am »
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ha, why the "hehe"?  I just did what everyone else was talking about on here, and tried the damn things lol...  I wasn't expecting to like them...

Though I am not jumping my highest (ankle) I def showed "Improvement" wearing the shoes... as for the NBA ban, it is real.  Not sure what means of "trial" they went within the shoes themselves, but judging by the fact that they are the second shoe ever banned, you would expect some investigation.  

Clearly the company deemed it win/win... if they did pass, they would get an NBA guy to endorse them, and if they didn't then they could promote the technology.  Obviously they wanted them to get banned to prove the technology... and to make young athletes feel they have the chance to get a "black hat" secret weapon so to speak.

Guys, I know the fun and easy thing to do is judge them, review them, make assumptions negatively due to the fact that they promote instant increase without work ethic, but I would recommend lacing up a pair and giving them a shot before you judge....

This is my personal unbiased review(other than the fact I dropped 300 bucks)  on how they (whether mentally or physically) made a difference in the height of my jumps, as well as another athletes...

Whether this is some type of super "sugar pill" giving a placebo effect... I am not sure... but none the less I enjoy playing in them... and seeing how I'm not in the NBA, Ill take the extra inches (or mental confidence) anytime in my highly competitive pick up games!  


The only "things" i dislike about the shoe is the price tag of course... and of course the fact that athletes will confuse these shoes for the "answer" to jumping higher...

 but I feel like from a technology standpoint, the company does what it markets, they are high quality, and they are pretty good looking!  So I can't complain there...  (Not saying they are "right or wrong" but they surely do what they are said to do imo.


I had about 40-50 kids from my mailing list/facebook ask me what I thought about them over the last 3 months... so I decided it would be fun, and good for people to have a review...  and did my best.

Sorry if it wasn't what you guys were expecting/wanting to hear... but I feel like I was honest, and answered the questions my list asked me:

Do they Work?
How Do They Feel?
Do you like them?

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Fair enough I hope.  





« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 04:15:39 am by AdamLinkenauger »

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2010, 04:35:41 am »
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ha, why the "hehe"?  I just did what everyone else was talking about on here, and tried the damn things lol...  I wasn't expecting to like them...

i can see where one could perceive the "hehe." as negative, but it really had no opinion behind it, it was more of a "oh guess who reviewed them, check it out, hehe.".


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Though I am not jumping my highest (ankle) I def showed "Improvement" wearing the shoes... as for the NBA ban, it is real.  Not sure what means of "trial" they went within the shoes themselves, but judging by the fact that they are the second shoe ever banned, you would expect some investigation.  

Clearly the company deemed it win/win... if they did pass, they would get an NBA guy to endorse them, and if they didn't then they could promote the technology.  Obviously they wanted them to get banned to prove the technology... and to make young athletes feel they have the chance to get a "black hat" secret weapon so to speak.


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Guys, I know the fun and easy thing to do is judge them, review them, make assumptions negatively due to the fact that they promote instant increase without work ethic, but I would recommend lacing up a pair and giving them a shot before you judge....

This is my personal unbiased review(other than the fact I dropped 300 bucks)  on how they (whether mentally or physically) made a difference in the height of my jumps, as well as another athletes...

Whether this is some type of super "sugar pill" giving a placebo effect... I am not sure... but none the less I enjoy playing in them... and seeing how I'm not in the NBA, Ill take the extra inches (or mental confidence) anytime in my highly competitive pick up games!  

regardless, no one is going to improve 8 inches, like they say.. they say an improvement from 2-3 inches, "and even up to 8 inches". 2 inches perhaps, dno if that's worth 300$. I get 2" improvement out of my nike zoom waffle racers, they cost $29. word.



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The only "things" i dislike about the shoe is the price tag of course... and of course the fact that athletes will confuse these shoes for the "answer" to jumping higher...

 but I feel like from a technology standpoint, the company does what it markets, they are high quality, and they are pretty good looking!  So I can't complain there...  (Not saying they are "right or wrong" but they surely do what they are said to do imo.


I had about 40-50 kids from my mailing list/facebook ask me what I thought about them over the last 3 months... so I decided it would be fun, and good for people to have a review...  and did my best.

Sorry if it wasn't what you guys were expecting/wanting to hear... but I feel like I was honest, and answered the questions my list asked me:

Do they Work?
How Do They Feel?
Do you like them?

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Fair enough I hope.  







they do look good, i'll give em` that..

someone mentioned to me, why aren't springbak insoles banned? they are a "proven" 3 inches or so, just like these Concept 1 shoes, and are alot cheaper. Most everyone I've talked to, who had springbak's, say they didn't do much of anything. I'm confused how this shoe gets banned, yet springbak's don't. They should ban compression shorts and springbak'z.

I'd like to see who made the decisions on banning those shoes, would be interesting.

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2010, 04:57:14 am »
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Agreed man... Springbaks didn't do crap for me... I think APL had the marketing brains to go after NBA players in order to get the ban maybe?   

Kinda like when a condom company (i think) got mad hype for contacting Miley Cyrus about doing a commercial...  Obviously she was going to say NO, but the fact they asked her got a ton of attention...

now that the NBA banned the shoes, it's HUGE for APL's (over half of the people who contacting me over the last 3 months, did so last week) 


None the less.. I like the shoes!  And I'd much rather play in them than Lebron's new 160 dollar pieces! Ha. 

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2010, 05:05:15 am »
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Agreed man... Springbaks didn't do crap for me... I think APL had the marketing brains to go after NBA players in order to get the ban maybe?   

perhaps, since nba is so nike/rebok/adidas driven, maybe they pressured the nba.. dno it still is odd to me.


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Kinda like when a condom company (i think) got mad hype for contacting Miley Cyrus about doing a commercial...  Obviously she was going to say NO, but the fact they asked her got a ton of attention...

miley cyrus is awesomeeZz@!$!@


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now that the NBA banned the shoes, it's HUGE for APL's (over half of the people who contacting me over the last 3 months, did so last week) 

yup definitely huge for APL.


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None the less.. I like the shoes!  And I'd much rather play in them than Lebron's new 160 dollar pieces! Ha. 

cool.. i can't play in basketball shoes anymore.. I feel like im wearing swim fins, they are so bulky and pathetic.. i imagine the kobe V's or whatever would be pretty good, but regardless, I like to really feel like I can grip the ground, feel very bouncy, feel like nothing is on my foot.. minimalist shoes do that for me.

I like how the concept 1's look, they kind of look like my nike solo flight's or whatever I used to dunk in.. I have one fresh pair left, all 4 of those I burned holes into.. it's funny, I burn holes into basketball shoes easy, but in minimalist flats, it takes much longer for me to burn holes into them, and they have less sole. Pretty sure it has to do with moving better, relying on your foot more than the shoe.

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2010, 01:49:41 pm »
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Give me running shoes with a foam sole any day of the week for one-leg jumping.

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2010, 02:19:10 pm »
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Oh... any my honest opinion when anyone will talk about them: I never ever believe these reviews. People are too money driven to talk shit about stuff when they're getting paid, especially those who displayed marketing endeavors in the past. So sorry Adam, but I don't believe you. I'm not a hater either, it's just my opinion and belief through observation over time.

I'd like to believe you but I can't.

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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2010, 03:18:44 pm »
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Here's another review , looks unbiased...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SohpZJGyGAE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SohpZJGyGAE</a>

And the article:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/chris_ballard/08/31/shoes/index.html

The conclusion of the review is this:

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By the end of the three weeks, I had mixed feelings about the shoes. If your only goal is to get about an inch higher on your dunk attempts, and you've got $300 to burn, then these shoes are worth a try. I can't vouch for whether the gain is really from all the patented APL technology or just from a potent combination of endorphins, optimism and having an audience, but especially for two-foot leapers, there seemed to be a boost.

If you want to become a better basketball player, however, I'd recommend instead taking that $300 and using it to go to a basketball camp, or investing in a gym membership. As for the NBA, I can't imagine these would provide much of a competitive advantage, outside of maybe the dunk contest. Though if Stu Jackson does go so far as to ban the Concept 1's, he would at least be providing a competitive advantage to someone, or in this case two people. After all, it's hard to imagine a better tagline than Banned by the NBA.
woot

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2010, 03:20:57 pm »
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Oh... any my honest opinion when anyone will talk about them: I never ever believe these reviews. People are too money driven to talk shit about stuff when they're getting paid, especially those who displayed marketing endeavors in the past. So sorry Adam, but I don't believe you. I'm not a hater either, it's just my opinion and belief through observation over time.

I'd like to believe you but I can't.

might be the case, might not be, but I find this interesting.. I think raptor's default response to adam reviewing Concept-1's is influenced by adam's previous promotion of squatflex/TAQ or whatever.. it's safe to say that raptor would never believe a review from adam (or anyone who promoted stuff like that) after that?

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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 04:51:39 pm »
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Oh... any my honest opinion when anyone will talk about them: I never ever believe these reviews. People are too money driven to talk shit about stuff when they're getting paid, especially those who displayed marketing endeavors in the past. So sorry Adam, but I don't believe you. I'm not a hater either, it's just my opinion and belief through observation over time.

I'd like to believe you but I can't.


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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2010, 05:00:49 pm »
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Oh... any my honest opinion when anyone will talk about them: I never ever believe these reviews. People are too money driven to talk shit about stuff when they're getting paid, especially those who displayed marketing endeavors in the past. So sorry Adam, but I don't believe you. I'm not a hater either, it's just my opinion and belief through observation over time.

I'd like to believe you but I can't.



HEHE. <-- hehehe

the real question now is, did adam actually pay $300 for them? or did his friends just send him the shoes? I mean, i'm no genius, but friends usually send friends shit for free, especially if they are doing a review of the product.

adam, if you see this, i can see how you might actually like the shoes, they do look comfortable & nice fitting for basketball shoes, but you can see how people would take your words in the video & your association with those dudes, and go "sounds kind of biased", i mean, it was basically a Concept-1's promo ad, didn't sound like much of a review really..

$300 shoes better come with a blowob (or 10), that's all im saying.

cya lol

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2010, 05:16:29 pm »
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Oh... any my honest opinion when anyone will talk about them: I never ever believe these reviews. People are too money driven to talk shit about stuff when they're getting paid, especially those who displayed marketing endeavors in the past. So sorry Adam, but I don't believe you. I'm not a hater either, it's just my opinion and belief through observation over time.

I'd like to believe you but I can't.



hahaha.. dude what's the url?

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Re: Athletic Propulsion Labs
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2010, 05:55:44 pm »
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i feel like if i put on my Kobes vs regular bball shoes, I jump 1.5-2 inches higher...i think that if a shoe is actually designed to enhance jumping+placebo effect 3-5 inches seems realistic....im sure more reviews will come out though..