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bradl

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The Hammer Rhodman
on: April 06, 2017, 05:29:29 PM

Just saw this ball being announced in today's email blast.

Looking at the finish, cover, and core, this doesn't look much different than the Bad Intentions, with a variant of the coverstock. Is this just the TNBA variant of a ball that is coming out, yet not one from the special reserve?

http://www.hammerbowling.com/products/balls/upper-mid-performance/rhodman

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 12:18:42 PM

  USBC is about to crash but ball manufacturing is Booming.Maybe they need to merge together.

 Why would the ball companies want to take on a lame duck failing business like the USBC?

 

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #17 on: May 18, 2017, 12:33:04 PM
Let's explain this as simple as I can.

In theory:

Ball company brings out oil hungry monster.
Bowling center puts down more oil.

Ad nauseum.

Must be nice living where they actually do that.  Here in Arizona they are too cheap to use more than say Kegel Main St. (days ago) usually.  Too often we have to bowl in hipster humping discotek bars that pretend to be bowling alleys.  Sadly it can be hard on even Sunday early afternoon to find lanes that even have the friggin lights on, ok rant over.

Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 12:44:12 PM by HackJandy
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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 12:42:09 PM
In what fairy tale land is the ball business booming?


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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 12:48:01 PM
Yeah probably not much margin making house balls which all the kids today need when they kick back in their ultra cool retro looking hipster bowling clothes and drink PBR or whatever.  Bowling and auto racing don't seem to have that bright a future what with millennials not having licenses little lone working on their cars and think bowling is a fashion social exercise instead of a sport.
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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #20 on: May 18, 2017, 05:15:27 PM
This land why would you continue pumping balls out like candy if you were not making money geeez.

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #21 on: May 18, 2017, 05:35:51 PM
You have no idea what you are talking about if you think the ball business is booming while everything else in the bowling industry is barely hanging on.

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #22 on: May 18, 2017, 05:55:31 PM
Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over.Guess they are just insane.Making no money and having 100s of staffers getting free equipment.Lol

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #23 on: May 18, 2017, 06:07:33 PM
and sometimes ball companies will tell you to return those free stuff......

With all the work you have to do for the company... is it really free stuff?
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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #24 on: May 18, 2017, 06:35:17 PM
Columbia Industries would have never sold to Ebonite 10 years ago if it was able to support itself.  There were a lot of changes over the last few years there before the sale trying to turn things around.

Global was in trouble before the Storm money.

Brunswick sold the consumer products division

I'm sure the Motiv fiasco was closer to breaking them than anyone thought.

With the rare exception, the ball sales cycle basically halves itself every month.  (100 month 1, 50 month 2, 25 month 3, ect.). The release of new names and colors resets the cycle.  The few balls that don't cycle this way stick around until they do start the cycle. 

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 08:38:55 PM
There is no money in bowling. I have a very good friend who is trying to buy a center near me which had been horribly mismanaged the last 8 years. It went up for auction for $2 million. 36 lanes, decent location, pro shop, food, bar, music venue upstairs, another bar and restaurant downstairs, volleyball, it's a great center for 2 mil.

No one even bid. My friend put in a bid for 1.5 mil and is being considered.

We don't do this for any decent money, but companies do. As much as I hate the ball of the month club, it does make sales. Hurts the shops, but helps the companies.
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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #26 on: May 19, 2017, 10:48:45 AM
  Why would anybody buy anything new when there is so much good stuff on clearance.This every month ball stuff is about ridiculous.

  Maybe if your bowling PBA stuff it comes into play.But as an average league bowler it makes zero sense to me.As far as this Rhodman ball.Just a bad intention remake looks to me.
  Just bought 3 balls on clearance.Not a one over 60$.Thats 180 cant buy a Storm top of the line for hardly that.You guys keep buying the new stuff.Not a bash on any company but dang when is enough enough.

  USBC is about to crash but ball manufacturing is Booming.Maybe they need to merge together.

B4S,

I like your style regarding ball purchases - clearance or nothing!  Just curious, what three were you able to get for $180?  Might need the name of your pro shop/distributor :)

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #27 on: May 19, 2017, 12:54:51 PM
I spent $475 this month on "New" Equipment in online closeouts and got the following.

2 Gamebreaker 2 x-Outs
1 Legion Solid x-out
2 Columbia Impulse X-Outs
1 Mako X-Out

All the specs were great. I did get two short pins on the Gamebreaker 2s, but I have one high flare layout, one low flare layout and they roll amazing. It makes it really tough to justify a new ball purchase right away when they're going to closeout in a year's time, sometimes less.

Edit: Just to stay on topic, the Rhodman goes way longer than a Scandal and covers a lot of boards down lane. It reminds me of a very strong Gamebreaker 2 reaction. The Bad Intentions was a strong banana shaped roll that starts a lot earlier than the Rhodman.
Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 12:58:24 PM by DP3

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #28 on: May 19, 2017, 10:58:49 PM
Well actually it was 172$. Melee hook 54$ Radical Asym 64$ 900 global Boost 54$All 3 are discontinued.

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Re: The Hammer Rhodman
Reply #29 on: May 22, 2017, 12:13:44 AM
Here is a video of the Rhodman! I hope it helps!

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