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Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« on: December 15, 2020, 10:35:20 PM »
Title says it all. Hard to believe but itís true.

 

daves123

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 08:49:44 AM »
Not too many men go for the color pink no matter how well it performs.
Just my opinion man.

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 11:08:41 AM »
Not too many men go for the color pink no matter how well it performs.
Just my opinion man.

Very true. I got a lot of grief when I was using the original Lane #1 Pink Panther. Some guys just hated the idea of taking a beating from a guy using a pink ball. :-)


Loved that ball, wish I had another one.
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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2020, 11:34:23 AM »
Not too many men go for the color pink no matter how well it performs.
Just my opinion man.

I'm just sitting here wondering if the Hustle Pink is going to be a US release because of how good it looks on the approved list

Bowler19525

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 12:26:40 PM »
A PSO I used to go to years ago always said he didn't care what color a ball was if he could score with it.  He used to say "it could be poop brown and I wouldn't care."

daves123

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2020, 08:02:49 AM »
A PSO I used to go to years ago always said he didn't care what color a ball was if he could score with it.  He used to say "it could be poop brown and I wouldn't care."
this is all quite true but from a marketing stand point it just doesn't sell well.

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2020, 10:43:32 AM »
A PSO I used to go to years ago always said he didn't care what color a ball was if he could score with it.  He used to say "it could be poop brown and I wouldn't care."
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michael.willis9

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2020, 10:04:30 AM »
I thought it was purple....


but yeah, one of my favorite balls all time was the ebonite Apex Adrenaline... black and pink with sparkles..

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Re: Original (pink) Idol discontinued.
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2020, 04:55:53 PM »
Schlemmer was on Facebook today and said that the sales for the original Idol pretty much dropped through the floor. Obviously most have with the way COVID has hit the bowling world but they must have been even worse than others. They were at the point where another batch had to be made and it didn't make sense to do so.

With that in mind it sounds like it's hard to find since distributors are out or really low on stock. The last batch must have been a while ago. Roto Grip discontinued the Wild Streak, MVP Pearl, Hustle HSB, and Hustle 3TP as well.