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BIG Bowling
« on: December 17, 2019, 06:41:48 PM »
New ball company coming soon??

 

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2019, 03:35:33 PM »
I can see this being like the Jet Bowling and Seismic. Everybody talks about them, how good the product is, bringing out 5 or 6 balls out at a time and then you don't here about them anymore and they make one ball every two years it seems.

Can largely get the full Seismic experience with their 3 or 4 TSE balls.  Do love the Desperado.  But yeah can see this going that way too.
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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2019, 03:42:18 PM »
While I'll agree the marketing is definitely suspect, Victor Marion is involved . . and I'd bet on that guy any day.  His name will offset any damage that poor marketing might do. 

Never heard of him. I suspect I'm not in the minority of league/tournament bowlers on that.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2019, 03:46:04 PM »
I think he was featured in some of the marketing for the original Crux, but that's all I've ever heard of him.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2019, 05:50:26 PM »
Uh, are you sure about Barnes sitting out a season?  I never heard that before, and it doesn't seem like his stats on pba.com show it...

Yep. he didn't bowl a single stop at least in the fall swing of the 2014 PBA tour, as he had won the TeamUSA trials that January and went to the World Cup along with Brittni Hamilton. It wasn't until after January 2015 that 900G came back to be registered for the PBA.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2019, 06:17:20 PM »
Uh, are you sure about Barnes sitting out a season?  I never heard that before, and it doesn't seem like his stats on pba.com show it...

Yep. he didn't bowl a single stop at least in the fall swing of the 2014 PBA tour, as he had won the TeamUSA trials that January and went to the World Cup along with Brittni Hamilton. It wasn't until after January 2015 that 900G came back to be registered for the PBA.

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It looks like he bowled pretty much everything Belmo did except Japan in 2014.  PBA.com shows that he did skip the fall of 2015, which makes sense since he announced he was going to have back surgery at the end of September 2015.

Chris and Lynda were announced as members of 900Global on January 2, 2015 from what I can tell, so that was before he missed a bunch of tournaments.

I thought I remembered him straight up skipping the WSOB one year, but I thought it was because the dates conflicted with the World Cup or something.  I haven't been able to place when that happened, though, because he bowled the world cup with Hamilton in 2014.
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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2019, 07:09:28 PM »
I honestly don't get it. Ebonite gets bought out, so Hopkinsville is home to an empty bowling ball factory (quite large one at that), other companies are getting really tight on staff requirements, trying to squeeze out a profit, and the general market is getting tighter and tighter, and a new ball company comes out?

As much as I wish them well because I want bowling to flourish, I don't see it ending well, no matter who is designing.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2019, 12:03:15 PM »
I think it's a poor name choice. We have a company, Brunswick, which goes by Big B already and it's kind of lame imo.

I know of Victor, and wondered where he had been for a while, but I feel that will be characteristic of the more bowling nerd community, not you average league bowler.

I wish them luck and hope they don't have lame marketing approaches like DV8.
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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2019, 01:35:57 PM »
I have known Victor for years,   and hope this works out for him.   However it is getting harder and harder for a new ball company.   Victor might be a ball tech guru, but the probability of coming up with some breakthrough shell is a long shot, and  about the only path to a chance at success.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2020, 11:52:30 AM »
Anyone hear anything more about this?
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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2020, 10:10:51 PM »
I know who Victor is, so in the sprit of kindness, I'll just leave it there.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2020, 07:24:45 PM »
This is very much legit. Don't underestimate this great group getting this put together.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2020, 01:25:01 PM »
There's a need for new companies from the pro staffers that have a mediocre year and move onto the next available company the next season.

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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2020, 02:32:18 PM »
Even Worxshop (who had a guru also) had their balls reviewed in BJI and saw what a wet fart that was.  Color me skeptical until I hear they have their own factory.
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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2020, 11:07:42 AM »
Even Worxshop (who had a guru also) had their balls reviewed in BJI and saw what a wet fart that was.  Color me skeptical until I hear they have their own factory.
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Re: BIG Bowling
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2020, 01:24:14 PM »
Well gotcha website even if looking little bare at time posting this.  Seems legit. 

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