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DarkStar50

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  1. Seriously, Boris McFly this industry hit the iceberg a while ago! But then you wrote that just to see who was paying attention. We all know you are not done here. It's not in your DNA.
  2. Yup, not taking anything away from the boys, about as tech savvy as you could find.
  3. Did it ever occur to anyone that while MSH is made up of some of the greatest guys and gals that play hockey, we are also not exactly all the greatest hockey players. We may think we but I've seen my video and it's not bringing out the scouts. So if I had this really awesome revolutionary idea for any piece of hockey gear would this actually be the best place to float this idea to future investors. Perhaps I should take my idea to the ultimate end users that would get the greatest benefit, that would give me the best legitimate feedback and have the bank accounts to assist my production of this revolutionary piece of hockey gear. No offense fellas, but I'm going to the pros !! We're a great bunch but how many of you can pony up the scratch? I've collected for beer league teams before and I know about "I'll get you next week. Seriously, you came here to pitch your idea. I'm flattered but that's silly.
  4. And there is one person here that already replied that has this same exact experience in the skate design and development process . As was said before, you never know who is who here.
  5. As we are all potential investors, I have another question. What is your personal skating background? Hockey ? Figure skating? Coaching ? Your engineering and financial background has been established. Your passion for skates comes from what prior experience? Before you think I'm picking on you, I'm not. I'm trying to understand you, Ok?
  6. No worries Skate Mod, as long as you have your ducks in a row, it's fine by me. Of course, I'm not the one looking for funding after 40 years in the hockey business.
  7. Skate Mod, putting aside the product, who is running your financial department? If you seek $1mil in start up costs, sell skates for $500/$700 a pair, when do you expect to earn the first penny after covering all the initial costs of production? How many skates do you have to sell before you earn the first penny? How many players in your marketing projection will be buying your skates(what's the warranty?) in year one? Ideas are great. Numbers are reality.
  8. That Power Clip was fashion over function.
  9. SkateMod, that plastic piece on the 10-90 has merit? Is it improving performance?
  10. In our shop I have noticed over the last few years that elite travel players replace their top end skate less and less. The skates last longer so why replace them. Good luck getting that end of the market(which is the guts of your product)to jump in the deep end on unknown product. Puckskin, Brooklynite.....who else am I missing.
  11. It's amazing that hockey has survived for over 100 years in such crappy skates. At this point I would be more interested in hearing from the companies that turned Boris away.
  12. Skate Mod, another frustrated Russian engineer not getting any love from the motherland? So now you try to persuade Westerners that you have the ticket to skate shangri la. I'm surprised Putin and the KHL turned down your offer for global skate supremacy. I thought hockey was Putin's favorite sport. Oh well, thanks for the Shark Tank Super Skate offer but I'm going to stick with the North American companies with over 200 years in skate engineering experience. BTW, the "cheers" at the end of your diatribe was a nice touch to deflect any idea of your homeland. Nothing wrong with it mind you, just that Sherlock Holmes would easily recognize it as a false intention to divert attention to your history. No worries. Keep calm and skate on.
  13. Leaving the 6th grade comments obsession aside, I'm impressed that the man with no name mentioned a handful of Bauer guys and left out Shocker. Jeez, how did that happen? So while you are able to read a roster, it seems that perhaps you missed the Bauer history of going public, internal problems and the rest I would prefer not to mention as having nothing to do with their current standing in the market place. Your understanding of the current Bauer situation is due entirely to their skate product line. Ok, you can confirm that once again with another 2000 word answer to a single question. Even Dorothy got to see that there wasn't a wizard behind the curtain.
  14. Please name a few skate designers at Bauer in the last 20 years. Some players here know them personally. Go ahead.
  15. As if Bauer and CCM don't know how to design, R & D, manufacture skates.
  16. We all know the center of the hockey universe is special !! Those shops have the volume and traffic to support the expense. Completely different retail hockey landscape than the majority of hockey hotbeds in the US these days. Lots of shuttered doors in USA LHS over the last decade. Story for another day.
  17. Simple : don't look for the LHS to have one. Look for the big box or dealer with high volume $$$ invested in Bauer product across all skate lines. This answers why Miller couldn't find one on LI except for the big box store about to get one delivered.
  18. My understanding is dealers had to purchase the Fit Lab. Certainly only qualified high volume $$ dealers were given the opportunity to purchase the Fit Lab. Connect the dots if you are looking for one in your area.
  19. Back in 2011 when Bauer was riding at the crest of the wave, signing OV away from CCM was also a power play move on Bauer's part at the time. Now, those days have come and gone. Time for new faces. They are always changing anyway.
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