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Equipment Boards => Radical => Topic started by: DrBwlr15 on July 10, 2019, 12:09:57 PM

Title: Radical Bags
Post by: DrBwlr15 on July 10, 2019, 12:09:57 PM
Is Radical ever going to bring out some new bags? Cmon Radical, lets get some new color combos. This mostly red bag with a little black in it is getting old. PLEASE bring out some new bags for once.....
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: JamminJD on July 10, 2019, 02:29:49 PM
Is Radical ever going to bring out some new bags? Cmon Radical, lets get some new color combos. This mostly red bag with a little black in it is getting old. PLEASE bring out some new bags for once.....

Phil doesn't like to do bags or accessories, but I think he said in a pod cast recently that he would have new bags coming soon...
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: SVstar34 on July 10, 2019, 02:45:13 PM
Is Radical ever going to bring out some new bags? Cmon Radical, lets get some new color combos. This mostly red bag with a little black in it is getting old. PLEASE bring out some new bags for once.....

Phil doesn't like to do bags or accessories, but I think he said in a pod cast recently that he would have new bags coming soon...

I was actually going to say, Phil and Mo are in the business of making bowling balls. They don't really care about the other stuff
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: Steven on July 10, 2019, 08:20:44 PM

I was actually going to say, Phil and Mo are in the business of making bowling balls. They don't really care about the other stuff


Ultimately, Phil is in the business of making money. That mean bowling accessories in addition to the core bowling ball business. They may not care, but they care....
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on July 11, 2019, 11:25:30 PM
I would love to say the name on the bag doesn't matter but I recently shelled out $100 for a 3 ball roller with probably 10 year old tech just because it said Banger on it (couldn't find a Visionary).  Don't regret a thing as old or not bag is amazing and odds are good won't see three of them every tournament.
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: JamminJD on July 12, 2019, 09:34:35 AM
I would love to say the name on the bag doesn't matter but I recently shelled out $100 for a 3 ball roller with probably 10 year old tech just because it said Banger on it (couldn't find a Visionary).  Don't regret a thing as old or not bag is amazing and odds are good won't see three of them every tournament.

Man that is a crazy find, brand new Banger bag?
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on July 12, 2019, 11:18:07 AM
I would love to say the name on the bag doesn't matter but I recently shelled out $100 for a 3 ball roller with probably 10 year old tech just because it said Banger on it (couldn't find a Visionary).  Don't regret a thing as old or not bag is amazing and odds are good won't see three of them every tournament.

Man that is a crazy find, brand new Banger bag?

Yeah was on Bowlercellar before they went offline.  Pretty neat.  Not the slimmest full featured one out there but sturdy.
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: newguy on August 16, 2019, 11:33:23 AM
Is Radical ever going to bring out some new bags? Cmon Radical, lets get some new color combos. This mostly red bag with a little black in it is getting old. PLEASE bring out some new bags for once.....

We have 3 bags in the line a 2 ball tote with a shoe pouch, a 3 ball tournament bag and a 3 ball deluxe roller. The Red and Black colors are what we selected. Our customers are mostly the higher end players and are not usually concerned about having new colors. They only care about getting the balls into the league or tournament. Beside I think it makes us different, not changing colors every year like the competition makes it easy for the shop and the distributor, besides we never have to worry about discontinued product. 
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: Bowlaholic on August 16, 2019, 08:08:03 PM
Really?
So where does Radical stack up in the scheme of things vs. Storm/Roto Grip, EBI (Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia 300, Track) who are making a substantial profit on their accessories line?
Change, color, new innovation sells in today's market.
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: newguy on August 16, 2019, 08:46:30 PM
Really?
So where does Radical stack up in the scheme of things vs. Storm/Roto Grip, EBI (Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia 300, Track) who are making a substantial profit on their accessories line?
Change, color, new innovation sells in today's market.
First of all EBI doesnít do bags, shoes and accessories. They license their brands to a company that has a fully dedicated team to manage that part of their business. So I pose the question if it were so profitable why arenít they doing it themselves. Look at the Roi and decide if itís worth the effort and cost associated with that portion of the business.
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: Impending Doom on August 16, 2019, 09:09:35 PM
Really?
So where does Radical stack up in the scheme of things vs. Storm/Roto Grip, EBI (Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia 300, Track) who are making a substantial profit on their accessories line?
Change, color, new innovation sells in today's market.
First of all EBI doesnít do bags, shoes and accessories. They license their brands to a company that has a fully dedicated team to manage that part of their business. So I pose the question if it were so profitable why arenít they doing it themselves. Look at the Roi and decide if itís worth the effort and cost associated with that portion of the business.

Isn't that the same company that is doing Brunswick's bags, or did kr stop doing those?
Title: Re: Radical Bags
Post by: Bowlaholic on August 17, 2019, 07:42:27 AM
I don't know that I or anyone other than EBI themselves, know the details of their licensing agreements.  A standard licensing fee business model usually includes a global fee for the use of the name itself, plus perhaps an additional fee per unit sold.
If their model includes a "per unit sold", then change, color, new innovation applies.
Maybe some EBI company representative in the know can comment.  I doubt it, as their licensing agreements are most likely confidential.  Maybe not?