Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For years, the “Stick” has been integral part of my pre and post run routines. That is until recently. During one of our group runs back in the summer, one of the other runners either Ben or Megan, I don’t remember which had this new type of “Stick”. Or that is what I called it at the time.
This new “Stick” that I now know is called “Eddie’s Roller” is both different and unique.
Many of you that have the “Stick” know of the flat rollers on the “Stick”. “Eddie’s Roller” uses something entirely different. "Eddie's Roller" uses golf balls.
The first time that I used it, I was like “wow” that gives an unusual, but a good feeling as the golf balls roll across the muscles. For some reason, and I cannot explain why the dimples from the golf balls seem to work better for me than the flat rollers from the “Stick”
While we were at OBX, I picked up one of the rollers to test it again, I was sold at that point. It was time to get one of my own.
So I tracked down the maker of “Eddie’s Roller”.
Eddie is his name and he lives near Clemson, SC.
What is even more remarkable as I learned through our email exchanges, Eddie does this out of house on the weekends. And he is remarkably quick.
I contacted him last Friday and after just a few email exchanges where I got the details about his “Roller” and how to choose the colors of the golf balls; he said that he would have one in the mail to me by Monday. And even more unbelievable, he sent the roller to me before I even paid for it. This doesn't happen to often these days.
The following Tuesday afternoon the mail man drop off a package at my front door. Opening it up, I had this nice new roller which I immediately tried on my legs. Shortly there after, I sent Eddie an email saying that my roller had arrived in the mail and that I would be dropping him a check in the mail the following day.
Eddie’s “Roller” is comparable in cost to the "Stick". The original “Stick” with hand grips sells for about $42 dollars. The marathon “Stick” sells for about $31. The travel “Stick” sells for about $27 dollars. Eddie’s Roller sells for $30 dollars with $6 for shipping if you buy 1 to 4 of them. The price drops if you buy more – 5 or more at $25 dollars each.
My old “Stick”s are now feeling neglected because I have been using my “Eddie’s Roller” all of the time.
If you are interested in getting one of “Eddie’s Rollers”, you can contact him at email@example.com
If you see me around and any to test drive it, just ask.
Tales from a runner using "Eddie's Roller"