Canadian Company selling Adidas?

Canadian Company selling Adidas?

Post by Donn C Muell » Sat, 14 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Was just wondering if anyone has the address/ph # for the Canadian (?)
company selling Adidas shoes.  I seem to remember someone mentioning a
pretty good price a while back and think that they may have had an ad
in the last American Fencing magazine.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Donn Mueller

 
 
 

Canadian Company selling Adidas?

Post by Tim Sta » Mon, 16 Oct 1995 04:00:00


: Was just wondering if anyone has the address/ph # for the Canadian (?)
: company selling Adidas shoes.  I seem to remember someone mentioning a
: pretty good price a while back and think that they may have had an ad
: in the last American Fencing magazine.

The company you're refering to was All Star Equipment (514) 482-2140. If
you're interested in quality equipment and service you can't ever beat
this company.

Tim

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Canadian Company selling Adidas?

Post by Kiyan Azarb » Tue, 17 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>The company you're refering to was All Star Equipment (514) 482-2140. If
>you're interested in quality equipment and service you can't ever beat
>this company.

Unfortunately, if you're interested in good value for your dollar, All-Star
will stick you up against a wall and***you hard from behind.

(Sorry, that was out of line and has no place in a family-oriented
newsgroup like r.s.f., but hey, if "Sweaty Redheaded Fencers" is a viable
thread, then so is this)

All Star equipment is of fairly good quality. I'd say a lot of their stuff
is the best in Canada. Let me elaborate:

- shoes. Yes. They generally sell the green Adidas which I've been told is
pretty good, though I ain't sure
- blades (sabre) are pretty crappy, although in sabre I wouldn't buy a good
blade, ever. I just bought about 4 Russian blades from a friend who picked
up 30 or so in Budapest. They're really light and flexible. I'm sure
they'll break soon, but sabre blades always do. Go for cheap. Spending over
40 bucks (which you'll have to with Allstar) is a waste
- pants/jacket. I haven't seen the newest allstar (96 or 95) FIE
homologated
clothing but I suspect it hasn't changed. The older stuff (94?) was this
heavy heavy heavy sail cloth material with kevlar . It was really bulky,
heavy, and made for a lot'o'sweatin'.
- masks. This I must concede. Allstar and Uhlmann have excellent sabre
masks (I prefer them to Prieur)
- lames. Allstar and Uhlmann lames are of pretty good quality, very similar
to Prieur. Allstar sells Hungarian lames (noname if you will) for WAY too
much, about 200 canadian or so. Allstar's own lames are more expensive than
Prieur's.
- wires. Can't notice anything different about wires from any company.

The problem with Allstar is that they had a complete monopoly over the
Canadian market for years. They can charge whatever they like. They're
ubiquitous. Prieur sells through an agent who is much more low-key and
unfortunately has made several detractors/enemeis over the years. He is not
as visible and doesn't make all the tournaments, though my advice would be
to buy from Prieur because the quality is almost the same (except in Masks)
and generally cheaper. And I can't stress that the 800N jackets and pants
from Prieur are amazing. The fabric is so breathable and cool/light it's
amazing. Only downside is that if the velcro hooks touch the fabric surface
it gets all fuzzy (this should be looked into)

Prieur also sells the PURPLE Adidas for 200 cdn I believe.

But by all means, check out Allstar. They likely have what you like and are
much more easy to deal with than Prieur. Allstar is a BUSINESS whereas
Prieur has more of the flavour of an under-the-table hush-hush transaction
house.

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