For those who use a straight endpin, an endpin anchor is an essential accessory, so you must carry around this misnomer, when in actuality, it doesn't do a thing for your endpin - it keeps other people's floors from getting holes. It would only make sense if all floors were made out of this stuff, but sad to say, the world is not as bass-centric as it should be. It follows that it must get lost, and you must order a new one. Don't worry, for at these great prices, you can anticipate losing the next one, and order two! The Slipstop is a very popular, economical model - aim your endpin at the central target, and the rubber grip on the bottom more or less minimizes your endpin slipping around. It does a superior job of protecting the floor! Colour may vary - we receive a variety of colours of these, so if you wish a particular colour, please let us know in your order notes.