Maybe it's not just "the need" to match the pros.
Using myself as an example, I don't live in the states so each time I order in TW, i pay $55 shipping + duties. So I just can't order stuff on the fly, I would usually grab a couple of friends and see if they need stuff and we ship it in one go.
To make the most of the order, I need to make sure all the stuff I want is available.
I was in the OP's shoes last year.. I wanted the Core Blue/Acid wristbands and I wasn't sure if TW was getting them (or anyone in the states). I had to ask around first not because I need to match the pros, but just to find out if I had to wait for them or just settle for the navy adidas overtime wristbands.