Canadian skins are something to look at, too. The idea is that you don't have a net birdie beat out a gross birdie. That will still favor the low handicaps, but the higher handicaps will have more of a chance than just straight-up skins.
What makes you say that? Chances are they’re sitting on a stockpile of equipment they already produced that needs to sell. Rushing out production of next year’s stuff without meeting the sales quotas for this year isn’t in their best interests.
I’m not even sure how many manufacturers are even in operation in R&D at this time to create next year’s lineup.