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MuncieBowler

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HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« on: March 11, 2009, 03:59:34 PM »
JUST WONDERING HOW U DO THIS BECAUSE I LOVE ROTO GRIP AND JUST DIDN'T KNOW THE BENEFITS IF ANY WITH JOING OR BECOMING ONE.
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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 04:47:50 AM »
You don't get to join it or become one, Roto Grip has to ask you to be on there staff.

Normally you have to be a 225-230 average league bowler with multiple 300/800 awards and also have won some tournaments.

Its not easy to get on staff with any ball company. There is a whole bunch of really, really good bowlers out there trying compared to very few openings.
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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 06:14:00 AM »
I think you have to send them proof of average and honor scores along with a picture and tape of yourself bowling

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 07:15:00 AM »
It's amazing how much good information you can usually find on a company's website.    On Rotogrips's FAQ page, there's an entire section devoted to "How do I get considered for Roto Grip Professional or Amateur Staff? I can help promote Roto Grip!"

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 07:36:07 AM »
Great find Dan..

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It's amazing how much good information you can usually find on a company's website.    On Rotogrips's FAQ page, there's an entire section devoted to "How do I get considered for Roto Grip Professional or Amateur Staff? I can help promote Roto Grip!"

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 08:33:43 AM »

It's important to keep in mind that there are not an "unlimited" number of staff contracts available (with any company).

During times when the economy is struggling I suspect that every ball company has to tighten their belt a bit, too. Good luck.


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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 08:45:37 AM »
I have heard of alot of the amateur and regional guys concerned about losing contracts due to the economy, but that shouldn't keep anyone from trying.  It might help if you can hook up with a Pro Shop to help with promoting you.  Every good word helps.

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 01:16:03 PM »
Good find on the FAQ from the website for staff apps...  It's really simple, just mail RG a bowling "resume".  They get back to you lightning quick about receiving your app.  Then you find out if you were selected in January of the following year.  Even if you're not selected, they give you a coupon code for a discount at rotogear.com!  Thank you Matt M. and Roger N.
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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 01:26:07 PM »
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It's important to keep in mind that there are not an "unlimited" number of staff contracts available (with any company).

During times when the economy is struggling I suspect that every ball company has to tighten their belt a bit, too. Good luck.


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This is true. I sent Ebonite an e-mail, asking about how I'd go about joining the ball staff, and Ed sent me an e-mail back saying there aren't any positions with the economy in the shape it's in right now... but he told me to send a resume for future reference if I wanted..

You could try that...

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 01:28:50 PM »
make sure you don't type in all CAPS when you send it though, because they will probably laugh at you and throw it away

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2009, 01:57:39 AM »
Personally, I'd enjoy being on Roto's staff, but I don't have much influence on people's decision to buy certain equipment.  The pro shop owner I visit most, because me and him are friends, is on Ebonite Staff so there's no getting him to push Roto Grip.  Besides, and this might be another subject altogether, wouldn't being on a certain company's staff sort of turn people away from that company because of the staffer's incentive to push that company's products?  Of course there's the flip side of it where maybe the customer would think the company is really good if someone is willing to commit to them.

Other than working in a pro shop, I guess one of the other few ways to get the company some attention is to bowl in a lot of tourneys using their balls.  There's also advertising like wearing their shirts or logos.

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 04:20:14 AM »
Strike, you make a very good point actually....and I know Jim will agree that even though we go where we go for drilling, and he's on Storm and was on Tracks staff, pushing a brand ball such as Track or Storm/Roto Grip is not beneficial, and he knows that.

Now, one of things he does do is visit other pro shops as he's bowling regionals to see if they carry Storm/RG and talk to the owners of the pro shops.  That's a big part too....but to make sure that you pimp your own products in your shop is a good way to lower your sales.
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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 06:23:16 AM »
but also some need to remember that being on staffers aren't  the only people who get gear.. most of the top amatuers whether on a particular staff  or not haven't paid for a ball or bag in years.. I know some personally that get comped stuff from hammer, and storm/roto.. I know this is not the norm though

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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2009, 10:40:50 AM »
Basically nowadays if you don't own/work in a pro shop you will not be considered for any staff position. It's all about ball sales for the ball companies, they could care less about your average, honor scores, tournament record. They want their balls on the wall!
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Re: HOW TO BECOME ROTO GRIP AMATEUR STAFF?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2009, 12:19:42 PM »
Being a former ball rep, I can tell you the bottom line is How will you (the staffer) help us (the ball company) sell balls.  The bottom line is about selling product.  Now it also is important to represent yourself in a professional manner at all times but selling product is the most important portion to get a ball deal.  If there is one thing I don't miss about being a rep is this question, "hey, I love your stuff been using it for years, I average 235 and have umpteen honor scores can I have a staff deal?"  My next question to them was "how will you help me/ball company sell my product?"  Usually I get a deer in headlights look when I say that but if they didn't have a plan I usually didn't have an interest in that particular person.  

Hope this sheds some light for any of you people out there looking for a ball deal.  Have a plan when you get your shot to talk to a rep about a deal.  Because they could care less about how good of a bowler you are they want to know how good a "sales person" you will be.  Good luck!
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