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Nike skates off into the sunset...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Put its hockey division up for sale.

    http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/264767

    Paid $395 million for it in '94, will be lucky to get $150 million.

    The skates were all the rage with kids for about a year or so until word spread that their skates were, to put it mildly, crap.

    And, of course, because they were Nike, they were about $200.00 more than better skates by other manufacturers.

    Good riddance.
     
  2. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    I'll take my CCMs anyday.
     
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Nothin' better than Tacks!
     
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    What she said. That's all I've worn since I can remember.
     
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I'd say it's a shame, but I'd be a dirty liar.
     
  6. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    Super Tacks ever since I could remember. I did have a pair of Langes back in the mid 1970s. Way too stiff.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Interesting bit of Cliff Claven trivia about CCM.

    CCM stands for the Canadian Cycle and Motor Company and was originally founded to counter the American importation of bicycles in the early 1900's.

    After they exhausted the bike market, they switched their focus to the next big thing: hockey.
     
  8. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member


    I thought the deal was that the Nike brand in hockey sucked. Then they purchased the much more established Bauer.

    As much disdain as Nike sometimes deservedly receives, this is bad news. Consumers of hockey products should be desirable of more companies competing for their dollars.

    On top of this, Nike is a company that has never been shy with marketing. They are one of the reasons why soccer has begun to garner more attention.
     
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    I'm still using my pre-Nike Bauer skates from '91. Love 'em. I've also got a post-Nike Bauer blocker that has been a good friend, thanks very much.

    But I'm less concerned with Nike bailing than I am with the dollar's weakness against the looney. No more bargains on Canadian-made equipment.
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I have to disagree jr - I happen to think that the Bauer vapor skates are right up there with anything that CCM puts out.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Had a pair of Bauer Turbos once.. thought they wer fine -- right until I caught a puck in the ankle rivet... two weeks later when I could walk right again, they went to my brother.
     
  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    CCM skates -- the only way to fly!
     
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