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waterboy276

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900 Global's relationship with Storm
« on: October 05, 2017, 08:51:15 PM »
Any collaboration between the two?  I had a friend tell me they are using Storm covers now but I can't find any information that even suggests this is true.  Anyone know?
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Re: 900 Global's relationship with Storm
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 09:06:24 PM »
They were for a bit when the production of their high-end/3-color balls was moved to Utah. Well, maybe not exactly the same but made in the same plant with the same materials so I imagine they were fairly close. Everything is back in San Antonio now though so I would consider the two completely separate. They might have same resin supplier, no idea really, but even if so that's not enough so consider them as using Storm covers.

I'm actually not sure what the relationship really is. I know there's the ability for Storm to lean on 900 Global to manufacture some balls in San Antonio, like they did with the Roto Grip Loco balls, but I don't think anything like that is happening now.

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Re: 900 Global's relationship with Storm
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 10:32:56 PM »
Storm bought 51% of Global Manufacturing, which is the plant that makes the balls (same company, different cash flows.) So when Utah backs up, they can use SA for overflow, which they've actually been doing since before 900 Global was even around. I went through the factory in 06 and they were making low end Storm balls.
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Re: 900 Global's relationship with Storm
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 10:10:38 AM »
As far as i know

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Moxie, Respect, respect pearl

All had storm covers per what i was told, and produced in Utah at the storm facility.
 
Then storm put the capability to pour 3 color balls in San Antonio. So starting with

 dream big pearl, and respect solid---those were the first true 3 color San Antonio production balls ever...in history.  They didn't have the capability of doing it until those two releases.

Now who knows what ball is produced where as they sharing resin materials, and what not as well as box labels....

But i have seen the quality go way up since the storm merger, less cracking as well!
Storm/roto/900 global and Amf are a good group of equipment to be throwing that's for sure!!!
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Re: 900 Global's relationship with Storm
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 06:21:14 PM »
I was told 2 years ago that one of the owners of Storm bought 900 Global. Then He used the resources of Storm to bring the company up to PAR. I remember the first year at bowl expo, they had a shoe string budget and a tiny booth like 10" x 10".

Chris Barnes came over and they let him design cores because EBI wouldn't let him;  and he thought why can't actual bowlers design balls that work for bowlers. I think he designed the Chemical X ball and a few others. I'd have to ask a friend which ones he designed.

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Re: 900 Global's relationship with Storm
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 06:54:25 PM »
I was told 2 years ago that one of the owners of Storm bought 900 Global. Then He used the resources of Storm to bring the company up to PAR. I remember the first year at bowl expo, they had a shoe string budget and a tiny booth like 10" x 10".

Chris Barnes came over and they let him design cores because EBI wouldn't let him;  and he thought why can't actual bowlers design balls that work for bowlers. I think he designed the Chemical X ball and a few others. I'd have to ask a friend which ones he designed.



i know he liked that dark matter alot on tv!!
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Re: 900 Global's relationship with Storm
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 07:18:25 PM »
honey badger been great for me. On old wood lanes,