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What happen to Robert Smith?
« on: September 18, 2007, 07:01:12 AM »
He signed with Elite. Booooooo!
They shouldn't of let him go. I can see they signed Riga Kalfas & David Leverage.

Jeff, do you know why they let Robert go?
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 03:03:27 PM »
yea im mad pissed rob left storm he is one of my favs. I thaught BV would be the only bowler pushin Elite's crap, Guess not
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 03:08:43 PM »
Wasn't Riga Kalfas with Ebonite? Poor move on his part.
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 03:17:10 PM »
Total bummer.  I really liked watching him throw Storm's stuff.  They did get Norm Duke though who I like to watch even more.

I don't know if it is fair to call Elite "crap" but then again I wouldn't know because their balls are too expensive for me to take a chance on.  Those Elite vs. Everyone Else promotions are cute but then I am screwing over my pro shop twice by ordering them online.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 03:37:35 PM »
thetruth says its the truth but The Truth doesn't agree.


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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 03:40:25 PM »
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thetruth says its the truth but The Truth doesn't agree.


Paradox.
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 03:40:52 PM »
But did he leave Storm or did they not renew his contract? Either way I wish him luck.
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 04:51:00 PM »
To those who say Rober Smith is Tour Trials bound based solely on this switch;

At the level of skill of an PBA exempt bowler I think the ball you put in their hands means very little.  

When I say this I mean the wad of reason shaped like a sphere itself, and ONLY that.

There alot of things associated with a particular wad of resin that in the end are completely separate.  For instance, there is inscribed somewhere on that wad a makers mark.  It has nothing what-so-ever to do with the physics of your wad of resin, but if you believe that it does, it can have a MASSIVE impact on your game. Another thing that comes with the inscription is the help of that vendor.  Ever the the commercials for Verizon Wireless and their network? Same idea.  For the pro bowler certain wads of resin come with a braintrust which can be very important to their success.  There are many other things but this post is getting long.

You have a perfect example of this in the case of the Track staff of last season.  Two very talented National PBA champions joined the staff after longtime association with other vendors.  One of them couldn't get things together, barely making match play, and the other went on to appear on TV more than anyone else and even won.  The struggling bowler went back to his longtime vendor and immediately began to perform at the his previous level.

So having said that, it's the bowler(some are very independent;WRW, Norm Duke, Wes Malott; others... not so much) not the ball(but very possibly the balls "network").

And it remains to be seen what kind of bowler Robert is.


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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 06:06:17 PM »
Ok, that just hurts.

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thetruth says its the truth but The Truth doesn't agree.


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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 08:07:33 PM »
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cause of his gay haircut


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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2007, 02:40:22 AM »
Maybe Robert will pull a Patrick Allen midway through the season.
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2007, 03:12:13 AM »
If Storm didnt renew his contract....then he should have gone with Roto-Grip, Because Roto dosent have anyone who is worth a damn...Brian LeClair....LOL!!
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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007, 10:52:00 AM »
Voss switched to Elite last year, if if my memory is correct, he did not make the exempt tour, hmm..  Fill me in, incase I am wrong, cause Brian was one of my favorite bowlers.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2007, 11:01:14 AM »
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Voss switched to Elite last year, if if my memory is correct, he did not make the exempt tour, hmm..  Fill me in, incase I am wrong, cause Brian was one of my favorite bowlers.


Voss is no longer exempt; he finished 41st in points, just outside the cut line.  As Billy said, he had some physical injuries that kept him from bowling at his peak.

Yes, he did use Elite last season.  He also used it the year before and won a title.  It's not a quality of equipment issue, and aside from the folks that rag on Elite over their ball designs (or lack thereof) and pricing strategies, I don't think anyone here believes that the equipment isn't just as good as anything else.

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Re: What happen to Robert Smith?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2007, 11:10:39 AM »
You mean Robert Smith stopped looking EMO? Oh, wait...wrong Robert Smith.
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