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Mylenation

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Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:57:57 PM »
 :)Hello all out there, I'm a 197average bowler in NKY, and 3 years ago a friend was telling me about this New company and how there balls were made by the people who made Lane Master bowling balls. I found a website that sold said balls, and I bought 2 different balls. I had them drilled up and they both never moved a lick. I changed the surface on both to get them to move some. Now I'm not here to dog out said company, but I don't want to make the same mistake again without checking all forms of social media, so I need some HELP!!!!!!! NOWWWWWW!!!! :-)
        So my question is simply this is AZO bowling balls legal at tournaments, and do they work like they say in there videos?? Thanks for the help to all out there.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 11:22:33 PM by Mylenation »
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 03:35:55 AM »
I am 99.9% sure Storm is manufacturing the balls for AZO at either the Utah plant or the 900 Global plant in San Antonio. So if you have ever owned a Storm/Roto ball, then you are getting the same manufacturing in an AZO ball.


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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 08:06:59 AM »
My AZO Legit was manufactured at the Utah plant. Ball is as good as any other in its price point.

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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 09:11:29 AM »
My AZO Legit was manufactured at the Utah plant. Ball is as good as any other in its price point.

You sure? Can u post a pic of the serial #?  I'll be on them like donkey Kong if so!
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 09:56:08 AM »

As far as I know they are made at the 900 global plant. Same plant that produces 900 global,storm and amf balls. The AZO legit is a pretty good piece for its price point.

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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 10:50:24 AM »
AZO was once a brand produced by the original Lane Masters company. That was probably more than 15 years ago though. The brand was owned and poured by Storm for a while after that and recently AZO seems to be a brand owned by BowlersMart and poured by Storm/900 Global.

They are as safe to buy as any other brand.
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 03:50:39 PM »
I currently own about 5 AZO pieces. For me they are excellent tournament balls. I rarely use them on my house shots, but when I go to a tournament, I try to take them all. Having said that, my observations with them is they are kind of condition specific. But I still wouldn't give them up because I've won money with them in tournaments, multiple times!
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 08:44:05 PM »
I currently own about 5 AZO pieces. For me they are excellent tournament balls. I rarely use them on my house shots, but when I go to a tournament, I try to take them all. Having said that, my observations with them is they are kind of condition specific. But I still wouldn't give them up because I've won money with them in tournaments, multiple times!


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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 11:13:18 PM »
I liked the Outbreak.  It was an angular solid.  Shot several decent sets with it
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 04:26:31 PM »
I currently own about 5 AZO pieces. For me they are excellent tournament balls. I rarely use them on my house shots, but when I go to a tournament, I try to take them all. Having said that, my observations with them is they are kind of condition specific. But I still wouldn't give them up because I've won money with them in tournaments, multiple times! (Old AZO vs. NEW AZO)


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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 10:14:33 PM »
New Marketing pitch: AZO, the hybrid company. Storm covers, San Antonio & Utah pours, old Columbia pre-Ebonite cores.

I can see the Outbreaks being very good balls. You can wrap anything on that old Columbia 300 Rock-On core and it's going to roll well.

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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2016, 10:46:21 AM »
I wouldn't, seeing as they haven't kept their site in check :P
Says their account is suspended.
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2016, 10:53:53 AM »
I wouldn't, seeing as they haven't kept their site in check :P
Says their account is suspended.

Just the name is back, the old company is no more.  A proshop is licensing the name to balls poured for the general public.I assume San Antonio had extra room on their manufacturing line for this.  We haven't seen balls poured for seismic, lane 1 much anymore...maybe this is where the assembly room has been being used. 

I'm interested but not at $150 a ball.  I will maybe try the outbreaks though, that price seems great for the quality..
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Re: Is it safe to buy a bowling ball from AZO ???
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 04:04:11 AM »
I just bought an AZO Cheater Hybrid and had the chance to use it the last two weeks of my fall league and I was very impressed. Is it the strongest hooking ball....no....but what I got was something smooth predictable and a ball that carries like no other. The more comfortable I became with the ball the more I was able to open up the lane and see what this gem can truly do. I absolutely love this ball and I can't wait to try my Outbreak Pearl. AZO may just be my favorite ball company and if I can keep getting these balls at the prices I have been getting them on Ebay.....I will buy them all day long. Two brand new balls with great specs I paid 77.00 each and that included shipping and 40.00 to have them drilled so 117.00 for a brand new ball that costs 150.00 on the websites. I say that's one hell of a deal and a ball you won't be disappointed with.