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northface28

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And so it begins......
« on: November 17, 2019, 11:03:37 AM »
Ronnie Russell jumped ship to Storm. From what I told, there will be more defections from EBI.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 05:17:57 PM »
900 Global couldn't make a 3 color ball if it wasn't poured by storm/roto.  At least they have the capability of making their logo 3 colors online.

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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2019, 06:08:11 PM »
Ebonite filed bankruptcy in march and was struggling filling orders on new releases and nobody knew there was an issue. Ronnie didn't know anything that others much more important then him knew. It was a huge blindside. 

The industry is shrinking.  Bowlers refuse to believe it

# of league bowlers is shrinking in the US and I guess they buy majority of the balls.  I thought there is some solid growth overseas though.  Whatever pretty obvious EBI management was shit.  Its not like they didn't have balls people wanted. 

The problem is the owners of EBI are a bigger entity than EBI. Owning Gap,Pac Sun, Victoria Secrets ect.  Even those companies profits are down so something has to go that being EBI.

These people are not bowlers they don't have as much passion like we do. Amazon, walmart and other online big companies are changing the landscape of purchasing. Malls are loosing stores like crazy, especially in smaller areas.. The game is changing rapidly..

This, retail/brick & mortar are dying a rapid death, to be honest, I dont know how some pro shops keep the doors open.

We are lucky here. There are two bowling alleys in town and both have thriving pro shops.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 08:57:10 PM »
Where did we find that EBI filed for bankruptcy?

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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 09:21:24 PM »
They are listed in Acetoís filing along with about 100 pages of other companies that were served by First Class Mail so that was somehow taken as Ebonite filing.

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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 09:28:30 PM »
So not actually EBI filing for bankruptcy,
A little google and found that blue9 Capitol out of NY was the investment firm that owned Ebonite International.

Not sure who Aceto is
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2019, 11:04:55 PM »
So not actually EBI filing for bankruptcy,
A little google and found that blue9 Capitol out of NY was the investment firm that owned Ebonite International.

Not sure who Aceto is


True company man right here, Iím surprised youíre not on suicide watch given whatís happened to your beloved EBI.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2019, 12:01:26 AM »
So not actually EBI filing for bankruptcy,
A little google and found that blue9 Capitol out of NY was the investment firm that owned Ebonite International.

Not sure who Aceto is


True company man right here, Iím surprised youíre not on suicide watch given whatís happened to your beloved EBI.


That's just mean.....


...and FUNNY  😀🤣
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2019, 05:30:54 AM »
Used many products over the years, theirs rolls well for me and I have friends there.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2019, 07:34:46 AM »
So not actually EBI filing for bankruptcy,
A little google and found that blue9 Capitol out of NY was the investment firm that owned Ebonite International.

Not sure who Aceto is


True company man right here, Iím surprised youíre not on suicide watch given whatís happened to your beloved EBI.


That's just mean.....


...and FUNNY  😀🤣

Iím just busting his chops.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2019, 10:23:21 AM »
Wonder if they have clauses in the contract where they can bail if the company is sold?  Be interesting to see if they can keep O'Neill and Butturff long term.  Have to get the urethane right I guess.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2019, 11:13:50 AM »
Wonder how soon Big B bowlers can start throwing EBI...
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2019, 02:12:52 PM »
I know some storm guys who would love to get their hands on Purple Hammers.  Gotta think the same for Brunswick guys

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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2019, 02:40:11 PM »
I know some storm guys who would love to get their hands on Purple Hammers.  Gotta think the same for Brunswick guys

 
Not Parker Bohn. I recently watched a short interview of him where he said he had no need for Urethane. He specifically said that Urethane was the domain for the real heavy handed guys, which wasn't his game. Just like most of us. Of course, except for some shorter pattern situations, he's absolutely correct.
 
Most bowlers will see more benefit from a specialized low differential Reactive like the Hammer Web Tour or the Brunswick Phantom. You get a good Urethane like reaction without needing a 400+ rev rate to make it happen.

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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2019, 03:22:19 PM »
I was thinking of all the Storm guys throwing Pitch Blacks.   I am an old mostly over the hill stroker, but O dont go anywhere without urethane on my bad, and purple hammer is the best of the bunch.
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Re: And so it begins......
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2019, 03:52:30 PM »
I know some storm guys who would love to get their hands on Purple Hammers.  Gotta think the same for Brunswick guys

 
Not Parker Bohn. I recently watched a short interview of him where he said he had no need for Urethane. He specifically said that Urethane was the domain for the real heavy handed guys, which wasn't his game. Just like most of us. Of course, except for some shorter pattern situations, he's absolutely correct.
 
Most bowlers will see more benefit from a specialized low differential Reactive like the Hammer Web Tour or the Brunswick Phantom. You get a good Urethane like reaction without needing a 400+ rev rate to make it happen.
Speaking of the Phantom, I was extremely skeptical, but darn if Lane Side didn't show it just about rolls like the OG Slate Blue Phantom. Pretty amazing really.
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