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Old 09-20-2013, 02:12 PM
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You all have heard me gush about Bill Hall's Tri Grip fitting system and my recent lesson with him. As reported on Joe Cerar's above180.com and Bill's own Facebook page, he is coming out with his own line of balls in November.

The company is called "Blend 10" and the slogan is "Blending Technology with Expertise." The logo is attached.

Looks like the web site isn't up yet. Bill was pretty tight-lipped about it during my lesson and so is my driller. I'm not sure who's pouring his stuff, but my guess would be Storm given his connections to their roster of bowlers. But who knows?

I'm not privy to any information on this, but I will continue to pass along stuff as it comes up on Facebook. I intend to buy one of these balls and have Bill lay it out for me when he comes back in January. So far he improved my game dramatically!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:13 PM
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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interesting indeed. I will say that I'm not fond of the brand name or the logo though...

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:01 PM
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He must not be very far along with it, the website listed shows as being available for purchase.

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:05 PM
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He must not be very far along with it, the website listed shows as being available for purchase.
Wow, that's a potential nightmare!

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:49 PM
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Yea, if he is even half-way serious, he needs to spend the few bucks for the domain name. He can always just let it expire if he decides not to use it.

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Old 09-20-2013, 07:50 PM
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Imma buy it...

Edit: damn. Blend10 and BlendTen are taken.

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Blend10bowling.com is what the logo showed and it was available.

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What's the site called?
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Blend10 will be poured by 900 Global.
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Kinda cool but if it is priced like Jet bowling I don't see it going very well. I like some of the Jet stuff but at $199 to $229 online I can live without it. Obviously with no distributors it is hard to sell quantity. Seismic is a little better in that they are small but their proshop prices and limited distributor availability is better then nothing.

Price is a huge factor in bowling. A lot of companies make a lot of great products and price comes down to being a big factor. I would happily throw any brand of product available if needed and feel confident in all of them except Ebonite. Loved the older stuff but currently outside of a few balls here and there they are really unimpressive and I think the sales numbers show it.(when talking to other brand reps of the EBI four)

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You must be shopping in the wrong place, Nothing Jet's selling is more expensive than, say, Storm stuff (didn't compare everything).
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yeah i set up a proshop account with jet awhile ago. their prices are fine. If you are only ordering online. that is your problem :P
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Sorry I was looking on the JET website. The one other website with the full product line was $100 to $154 like other brands.

FYI don't buy from Jets website lol

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yeah i set up a proshop account with jet awhile ago. their prices are fine. If you are only ordering online. that is your problem :P
Only ordering online directly from them. BowlerX has them right in line with everyone else too.
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Sorry I was looking on the JET website. The one other website with the full product line was $100 to $154 like other brands.

FYI don't buy from Jets website lol
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Don't buy from ANYONE'S website.
Yeah, have you ever looked at Lane #1's website pricing? $229.95 for a crank, it better come with some crank for that price, lol.

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While my original thread got a little off track, I wanted to post some updates for those of you not following Bill Hall or Blend10 bowling on FB.

As Mykenk said above, Bill confirmed that 900 Global is pouring his stuff. He also posted this earlier this month:
**********Announcement**********
We have officially placed our first mass production order for Ball #1 of our Blend10 bowling balls! We will be offering 2 different lines of balls. Our first line will be BLENDING older technology with newer technology and our second line will be offering more modern technology with updated cover stocks. For the fashion conscious, we are designing Blend10 shirts which will be available for purchase prior to our official ball release date. (More info on that to follow) Things are happening at Blend10!
Here's the t-shirt and he also said the web site is being developed:



Finally here's info he posted on how you can get on the email list:
If you want to be on our mailing list for updates, drop us an email to info@blend10bowling.com. Please include your contact information (name/mailing address/phone etc.) and preferred email address. We will notify you of site updates, Blend10 news, available merchandise and more!
The Tri-Grip is the best thing I've done for my game since buying a spinner. I'm excited to see what Blend10 has to offer!
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