Roger Bacon

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (19 of 21)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 277,026 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 21
FitBit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker - B&hellip Fitbit
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I originally picked this up as my employer was running a cross company fitness event and had these at a very steep discount, and being a gadget freak I decided to give it a go.
I wont go into details about the unit as thats been covered (though nothing prepares you for how small it is) but i'll explain how I use it daily.

I wear it on a pocket all day to track steps and floors (as a standard pedometer) and it does a very good job of this. The food calorie counting part however does NOT have a localised UK database of food so is useless. To resolve this, you will need an account on 'MyFitnessPal' (MFP) which is free. you connect this web app up to fitbit and they sync… Read more
The Impossible Bow: Building Archery Bows With PVC&hellip by Nicholas Tomihama
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I've been recently following the author's youtube videos and website about making bows, and ended up buying 2 of his books; The Backyard bowyer (that details the creation of beginner wood bows), and this one which is about making simple cheap bows out of PVP piping.

Since hardwood is pretty expensive and I wasn't keen on the idea of ruining a nice stave of wood with amateurish beginner efforts, I thought it might be a good idea to start with the cheap and cheerful PVP bow idea. Visions of grabbing some plumbing tube from B&Q and knocking up a decent garden shooter for less than 20 quid is quite appealing.

The book ittself is nicely presented, thicker than I expected… Read more