Are Overseas Bowling Balls Legal

That said, international releases are illegal on tour, so it must have been somewhere else. Although they are very similar in performance to our standard range, private label balls undoubtedly turn the heads of many for those lucky enough to get one. However, be prepared to spend a few dollars. It`s not uncommon for enthusiasts to pay more than $300 for one of these rarities. No matter what type of ball you want to throw, make sure it has the beautiful Storm logo somewhere! I like Belmo`s clear balls that think they`re great. But without paying $600 to ship me out of Japan, I understand that most international releases are imitators of the global release, but what about balls like the Phaze Frenzy and Master Soniq? Both are different combinations of ball and cover from the originals that could solve the problems that some ball players had with the original. Why not let us order the ball at the factory instead of letting us go on eBay? These balls could be excellent in the U.S. if we had the chance to get them Another important difference is that international distributors are usually exclusive to a particular brand. Many of our international dealers only sell Storm branded products and equipment. Therefore, they need a wider range of devices that they can sell because they do not have the same variety at their disposal as they choose not to connect with one of the other major international brands. In the United States, all local dealers offer for sale devices from one of the leading brands.

Therefore, our product range needs to be expanded for our international customers, as they can only sell as much of a particular ball before the market is “saturated”. Storm will release about a dozen balls a year in the country, while nearly 100 different balls will be sent to international waters each year. Again, the main differences are mostly of a purely cosmetic nature, with the occasional exception of a core/weight block design whose rights belong to a particular international dealer who grants them the exclusive rights to that mold. I could have sworn that I had seen one of the Roto Grip bullets from abroad in Kris Prather`s hand in a B&K vlog. Even if it wasn`t, it made me think. Do PBA employees in the U.S. and Canada have access to these kinds of things, or do they have to spend something out of their own pockets to get it? We technicians usually refer to overseas balls as “private labels” or “OEMs” (original equipment manufacturers) – balls manufactured by one company (Storm) but marketed by another company (foreign dealers). International balls look so much better? They have more style and pop! Why can`t you just order from Storm, I only buy Storm or Roto products, I know they`re awesome Thanks for your question James. We have special orders for our international customers, but remember that they are distributors, so sometimes you can actually find these OEM balls on eBay and other retail sites.

Good luck! One thing I always want from storm balls is more variety in style while maintaining that storm performance. Why can`t we buy them? Bullets abroad have gained a cult cult in recent years. But what makes them so special? They are round like any other ball. You can knock down ten pins as effectively as any other Storm piece. Slightly different names and colors, though. And in Storm`s case, they smell pretty good most of the time. The number of calls and emails we receive to get more information or how to get these international publications is staggering. To interpret their rise in popularity, we need to take a closer look at what they are and what they mean to the rest of the world. The Phaze Frenzy and Master Soniq would be great balls to release in the United States.

Why not produce them for the states and give the states a chance to use them? I understand the customs and the need to redraw the current balls for Japan, but seeing different combinations of cover + core that we do not have does not make sense. The international market differs considerably from the American market for several reasons. The main reasons are differences in customs, sales and etiquette. For example, in the United States, if a bowler gets along well with a certain type of ball, it is not uncommon to find several of the same balls in a league or even on the same ball return rack. Word of mouth is spreading rapidly where we are. International etiquette differs considerably. For example, if a bowler in a league or tournament does well with a particular ball, it is a bad form to copy that player and buy the same ball. So if you are the bowler with the ball, you have an advantage. But if you are the bowler without the ball, you are at a disadvantage. I have experienced this first-hand during my travels through Japan. Therefore, many of our international balls are almost identical to the standard American version with very small variations, if any.

The main differences are simply the colors, logos and finishes. Otherwise, they are USBC approved with very little difference in response or performance compared to what is currently available in our product range. For these reasons, many of our international partners require contractual rights to a particular ball and a limited quantity. Storm usually executes these exclusive balls only once and sells them all directly to the merchant who placed the order. sometimes in series of only a few hundred. Sometimes a few bullets return to the local market of the international market via returning travelers or military personnel, but this number is very small and availability is definitely limited. As soon as they are dumped here in Brigham City, Utah, they leave soon after. Thank you for sharing your suggestions. it would indeed be a great combination! A long time ago, a storm had a ball with a very small but very dense core.

The solar storm. The bullet seemed lighter than it weighs and looked like crazy. Will one day bring back that core I`ve been looking for everywhere for the virtual Tour X, but it seems impossible to find it. Help!. WHY NOT MAKE IQ FUSION ONE OF THE BEST BALLS I`VE EVER HAD? I would love to see a stormy retro reissue of the el nino line as well as the nina, my two favorites were el Nino wrath and the nina #stormnation please bring the nano cover for Stateside codes!! Hammer No Mercy Solid Black/Purple/Blue Bowling Ball Hi, I recently retired to Vietnam and wanted to know who are the Storm dealers/distributors here if there are any? I have a storm certificate, can I use it for a ball abroad, you usually have to pay for it, there are a few places on fbook that do raffles for them and so on. Was there a storm to provide the optimal core with the nano-cover material? I like my solid optimism and nano high road and I would like to see the core of optimism in the nano cover stock. That would be a bullet! Hammer Black Widow Platinum Blood Orange Bowling Ball Bring back the Twin V weight block or the original, or the tour power Steve help me, everyone is behind my IQ Nano NIB !!! The nano cover stock of its R2 on the core, which is in the intense, would be great Unfortunately, these certificates are only for national versions. You can send me a message on the following page: If I remember correctly, the truck must have all the versions currently available at hand. I also thought that any equipment used and approved by the PBA should be.