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Impending Doom

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Hey, wake up!
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:26:19 AM »
What's going on in here? Did you all think I was gonna let this subforum die??

If you thought yes, then you're wrong!

Peeps, Bowl Expo is right around the corner. We know about the Global pieces. Now what do you want to see from AMF come late June?
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2018, 05:51:31 PM »
I use to roll a lot of AMF equipment for years! Some of my friends use to tease me about what AMF stood for, but I didn't care when I was scoring better than most. I'm not to worried about the core being from 900 Global, cause they still roll great no matter the name on the ball! I really liked the Angle Evolution, Menace line and of course the Radar line! Thanks to ID for opening my eyes again to the 900 Global stuff and I drilled a Honey Badger last week and bought a Dream On! Just my $.02, Bruce
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2018, 06:51:04 PM »
I use to roll a lot of AMF equipment for years! Some of my friends use to tease me about what AMF stood for, but I didn't care when I was scoring better than most. I'm not to worried about the core being from 900 Global, cause they still roll great no matter the name on the ball! I really liked the Angle Evolution, Menace line and of course the Radar line! Thanks to ID for opening my eyes again to the 900 Global stuff and I drilled a Honey Badger last week and bought a Dream On! Just my $.02, Bruce

Bruce,

You have 2 killer pieces there! The Sumo core and the radar core are verrrrrry similar.
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2018, 07:04:29 PM »
does amf use 900 global covers?

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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2018, 10:11:58 PM »
does amf use 900 global covers?


Yes.
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2018, 07:04:41 AM »
Remake of the white XS ball would be cool.

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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2018, 03:31:47 AM »
My only 800 came with the King Cobra Remake and that was an 854. I have never even come close since with any other ball. I loved AMF stuff and would love to see the Clutch line make another appearance. The Velocity line was another good line as well as the Radar line. Bring them back and I'll buy them.

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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2018, 08:56:31 AM »
Remake of the white XS ball would be cool.

Well they missed their Chance to be cool and sell some balls.

White quantum is coming.

There is a sumo coming... looked good but not as good as an XS coulda.  Oh well..
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2018, 09:03:48 AM »
It's really sad what 900 Global has done to the once proud and popular AMF brand. It's even more sad that Qubica-AMF let's this go on. If all AMF is going to be is a retro brand, shut it down. Throwing AMF fans a bone 2 or 3 times a year is an insult.

 Most of the “Big Boys” used to use a smaller, subsidiary brand for R & D purposes. Over time, due to marketing philosophies, that is what turned AMF ball division into what it is today.

 There hasn’t been a “true” AMF ball in well over a decade now. All the way back to the original Bullwhip (or maybe even further), Ebonite poured their stuff then. After that, it seems like it might’ve been under the Columbia300 roof at one time (maybe why they have the 300 in their name still?).They’ve been an “also ran” brand for a long time now.

 Not that they weren’t good though, I used them exclusively for several years, simply because you didn’t see anyone else throwing them. I still have my CODE and my blue pearl HYPE. And my old 16lb urethane COBRA from the 90’s is in the closet, along with my flamingo pink BOOGIE. :D
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2018, 09:10:22 AM »
My only 800 came with the King Cobra Remake and that was an 854. I have never even come close since with any other ball. I loved AMF stuff and would love to see the Clutch line make another appearance. The Velocity line was another good line as well as the Radar line. Bring them back and I'll buy them.

King Cobra was absolutely awesome. As far as the other lines, the Clutch weightblock is in the Honey Badger, and the Radar weightblock is in the Sumo SE.
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2019, 08:29:14 AM »
Alright Doom, you said you wouldn't let this die. SO, what going on with AMF? Come on spill it!

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« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2019, 10:57:15 AM »
What's going on is 900 Global doesn't care about the AMF brand and apparently Qubica-AMF, the brand's true owners, don't care either. When all you get are re-releases, you know the brand is dead. I used to be all AMF for over 30 years. Now I'm all Motiv for the past 3 years.
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« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2019, 11:24:55 AM »
What's going on is 900 Global doesn't care about the AMF brand and apparently Qubica-AMF, the brand's true owners, don't care either. When all you get are re-releases, you know the brand is dead. I used to be all AMF for over 30 years. Now I'm all Motiv for the past 3 years.

You heard it first here Doom, AMF is confirmed dead. 
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« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2019, 11:25:43 AM »
Alright Doom, you said you wouldn't let this die. SO, what going on with AMF? Come on spill it!

They may have something coming down the pipe, but as far as I know, Sumo SE is the only release we get so far.
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2019, 11:27:20 AM »
What's going on is 900 Global doesn't care about the AMF brand and apparently Qubica-AMF, the brand's true owners, don't care either. When all you get are re-releases, you know the brand is dead. I used to be all AMF for over 30 years. Now I'm all Motiv for the past 3 years.

You heard it first here Doom, AMF is confirmed dead. 

Ah yes, confirmed indeed. I didn't get my email. :(
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Re: Hey, wake up!
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2019, 05:14:38 PM »
AMF pre-reactive stuff was awesome.  Can still use it today on house shot remarkably well.  Sad to see another brand die.
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