Theodore is another retro-modern throw following in Walter’s footsteps.
I will update this page as the project evolves, including photos and whatever else.
The same ideas pervade the concept: responsive, soft in the hand, durable, hardcoat, built for play.
Theodore will be a wider than Walter. That is the main difference.
I will probably ship Theodore with a worse (aka more responsive – less maintenance needed) bearing.
Prototypes have been through two rounds, neither to my satisfaction.
The third round seems darn close – stay tuned!
C bearing, recessed to 3.6mm gap
likely to ship with some nasty bearings
Right now, I am planning to do two releases:
The Player’s Edition
The first will be black hardcoat, serial’d just like Walter was. I will do these without packaging to encourage them to be played hard and not to be stored in a pretty little box on your shelf.
Release date: Aiming for early 2018
Price: $150 shipped in the US or direct purchase, $160 shipped outside the US.
The Metal Edition
This will come much later, as they’re a dream project that will take a while to get together. I’m thinking late 2017, but my deadlines never stick.
They will be metal plated Theodores (probably ~50) with some (hopefully) special packaging. The pricing and reality of this 2nd run is still up in the air, so don’t hold me to any specific details. I only mention it here so that folks don’t get upset they bought a player’s edition if they wanted a metal plated version. Or visa versa.
Release date: Aiming for Fall or Winter 2018.
Price: Expensive. Probably $200+ but won’t know for sure until much later.
Join the waiting list or ask questions
The waitlist is getting longer than I think I will be able to fulfill.
All 100 serial numbered Theodores have been reserved.
Historically, a handful of people decide to forfeit their reservation at release. I will keep a waiting list and work through it for those forfeitures.
Questions welcome as well.
No payment will be collected until they are ready to ship, but please don’t be a jerk and hoard serial numbers that you know you can’t afford and/or won’t pay for in a timely fashion upon release.
Only the Player’s Editions will be serial’d – they will be black hardcoat like Walter and ship without any packaging!
Once I am ready to ship, I will email you to collect payment on your reservation.
Demand seems high, I will not be selling multiples.