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Justin 1933

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  1. Guys,

    First off don't worry about the "Tron Guys" building the skates.  Joe is still running Alkali and was always part of the development and creation of the original Alkali skates.  He knows what he is doing.  Also, he came to me for my opinions and thoughts on the skates, and I helped tweak the design, colors, fit, etc.  As for the Nylon vs purlyn argument, the new skates that were launched have plenty of stiffness and durability from my experience.

  2. The glove is the best fitting glove (to me) I have ever designed.  I would say the fit is a slightly snug on the fingers (but the lycra gussets make the glove fell non-restrictive).  For $99 I don't think there is a glove that fits as comfortable as this one.  I promise you guys will like them if you give them a chance.  

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  3. From a manufacturer side it is really quite easy to explain why you see multiple lines of products.  More product lines = More sales (not always true, but most of the time it is true).  The big guys don't want a small guy filling a niche and taking sales away from them.


    A companies main objective is to maximize profits, so we need to look at the how product is manufactured and sold.  Most products have a two year life cycle:


    Year 1 - Product family X launches (think Vapor)

    Year 2 - Product X in its 2nd year sees sales numbers drop.  What is a manufacturer suppose to do?  Launch a new "different" product family.  Sell the consume on different fit, styling, etc.  Now you have Product Family Y launch (think Supreme Launch).  Sales of Family Y go up and support the decline in sales of Family X.

    Year 3 0 - New Product family X launches.


    And so on and so on


    This is a very simplified explanation, but it is how most companies think.  


    In the end, it is all about maximizing profits.  This is why you see so much product out there.  Everyone is trying to take business away from their competitors.  Hockey is a very small industry and every dollar counts.

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  4. On June 26, 2016 at 2:18 PM, kovalchuk71 said:

    They're not going anywhere. Mission Dominates the Roller Industry. They don't need to advertise their product in booths. People know who they are.

    Your statement is flawed.  Is should read "Mission used to Dominate".  Bauer is by far the leader in skate sales.  Based on information I have seen, Mission is either 3rd or 4th in skates sales.  Btw, I am not bashing anyone, as I have no horse in this race.



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  5. On May 25, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Stewie said:

    The girdles look pretty impressive to me. thinking about checking them out. In terms of breathability, is either girdle superior? seems from descriptions they have similar shell materials.

    Both girdles use the same material and equally ventilated.  Just a matter of preference: compression vs traditional

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