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MWOD Battlestar Coming Soon?

in General edited December 2013
Hello all. Anyone know when the mobility tool Kelly called the Battlestar in this video  will be available? This thing looks incredible. 

  • Ditto! Either that or a TPmassage roller that has a section of a barbell in the middle instead of that cloth bound whatever.  The cold roller is not bad but want smaller section, not so bulbous...
  • Date would be very interesting to know!
  • My guess is that they don't know for sure and don't want to say a set date. I know the Supernova had some problems initially that they addressed and they are taking parameters to make sure those things don't happen again with more stringent testing. With all that said I'm sure it will be out in the next couple of months though. Just my guess.
  • Originally was gonna drop in Nov as per K Star himself, I would like to get my hands on one before end of year. Hint Hint K Star
  • Received an e-mail from Rouge. It. will be avalliable later this week.
  • Are they calling it the Battlestar? Or is it going by another name?
  • Yes,  Battle Star 1-2 weeks it should be available to order according to Rogue.
  • btw the TP cold roller is also pretty good. the hard metal surface works pretty well without using it as a cold delivery device.  i am looking fwd to getting a battlestar also!
  • Just a thought for Kelly - it would probably be better marketing for the product if he showed and mentioned it in video's that weren't restricted to the pro users.
  • i'm not sure any videos now are non-pro...
  • Yes, there are community videos that everyone has access to.
    The last was 11/15. There usually are 1-2 each month or so.

  • Kelly still does non-pro videos, just not as frequent. Although lately it seems he's just been posting old videos on FB - one of which concerned me since he recommended ice in it, and from what I've gathered Kelly has changed his opinion on icing.

    Still doesn't address the fact that if he's trying to market a product, he should probably do so in a manner that "hits" the greatest amount of people; i.e. non-pro videos.
  • Sounds like Kelly's schedule has been pretty packed and its the holiday season.
    He has posted some past episodes which may address questions that are received through the site.
    Yes, the view on icing has changed, and Kelly has addressed that his view changed on the topic.
    People, We’ve Got to Stop Icing. We Were Wrong, Sooo Wrong.
    Community Video – Peoples, We’ve Got to Stop Icing. A Year Later….
    Earlier episodes that may cover more than one concept were completed prior to this shift.
    The episode I believe you are referring to Episode 128 is from 2010 which was prior to the shift in thinking on icing. There is other valuable information on the pelvic fault which is the focus of the episode.
    If anything it shows the evolution of the MWOD, and how when new information is presented thinking can change and is an example of how humble Kelly is and shares how and why his thinking on the topic has evolved.

    There isn't an episode where anyone is marketing a product.

  • Ah sorry, the excitement that David and Phillip were showing for the product made me think of marketing. It definitely sparked my interested - but then only pro-videos were linked. So now I have an interest, but have no idea what is even being talked about.  Which in the end, makes sense if no one is marketing a product.

    As for the ice episode - my only concern is that people who may not have watched the "No more icing" video may think that icing is ok because of the old one recently posted by Kelly. I feel that some kind of disclaimer or warning should be posted so that people don't start icing because they were only exposed to this episode.

    I fully support the non-icing mentality. I know it's tough for some people to swallow. But it has great logic behind it and I've seen great results after getting off of it.
  • there have been many products that have shown up: marc pro, VES sports compression, even supernova/gemini and bands - now the battlestar. although it is not overt, one cannot help there is some kind of underlying endorsement for the product due to its appearance in the videos... i'm not sure this is a bad thing - certainly the quality of results of each product is why they showed up.  
  • David, thanks for the update. What size did you order? 
  • the full kit! i'm a sucker for mob toys... but realistically i'm not sure which will work best for what condition and when. so i will have to play with it on different body parts - i'm thinking that some parts will require the bigger rollers and some will require the smaller rollers....

  • Gotcha...please share your thoughts/review when you get the chance. 
  • Does it come with those extra handles shown in video on order page?
  • edited January 2014
    At the bottom of the description, it says Xwing handles coming in early 2014. Although since this is a battlestar, i wonder why it wasn't named Viper handles...just sayin'...
  • The Xwing handles are not available yet according to the write up on Rogue.
  • Agreed. It should be called the viper with a name like battlestar. :)
  • edited January 2014
    Battlestar Fullkit out of stock? Whats going on ? :)
    a) produced amount still very low
    b) demand like a bomb

    Looking forward to mine ! Delivery to Germany about 3 weeks ...
  • Hey David how are you finding the battlestar in comparison to: rumble roller, lacross ball, barbell and voodoo bands? How would you rank the mobility tools you have used thus far for addressing tight muscles? 
  • Ha kefu gimme a few days- the battle star hasn't arrived yet! Will report back soon stay tuned
  • You can't really DIY the super nova, cut some angles into a softball?  No. 

    You can kind of glue two lax balls together to make the gemini, but not quite the same hardness, and multitaskability.

    I think the price point of this threw me for a loop.  I realize the materials cost way more than the other two since there's bearings etc.  This seems like a bunch of roller hockey skate wheels on a stick. But, then, I looked up the cost to DIY this, and damn roller hockey wheels are expensive.  Think I'll be picking this up.

  • I'm really hoping that I can use the Battlestar to "smash the crap" (Kelly's phrase) out of my IT band, something that neither the Gemini or Battlestar allow in the same way as a foam or Rumble Roller. I do the stacking he advises (Gemini on the outside, Supernova on the inside) and it's a good mob, but not quite what I'm looking for. 

    What are other people's hopes for the Battlestar? 

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