The journey begins with searching for an effective solution to the never-ending
frustration of competitive bowlers of all generations... inconsistent ball
control, oftentimes, accompanied by colorful language, unrepeatable here.
Over 100 of the top institutes,
associations, manufacturers and universities specializing in fiber, yarn,
textiles and fabrics are contacted to gather data on fabric characteristics.
Subsequently, an extensive array of fabric samples is gathered from dozens of
suppliers across the country for comparison and analysis
August 19, 2003
These two words were scribbled on the calendar on this date. From this day
forward, all energy is focused on birthing a conceptual product that would
eliminate fingertip perspiration and finger injuries while improving ball
control unlike any product introduced in the sport of bowling..
Development commences on a
revolutionary product concept. Each prototype is meticulously handmade by our
product designer using a $58.00 home sewing
machine. Each prototype requires 7 hours to construct!
Unfortunately design flaws surface within 5 minutes of field-testing! After each
failed attempt, frustration and fireworks erupt between designer and tester...
also lasting for 7 hours. I should clarify, I'm the "Tester" and
the "Product Designer" is my wife... who usually wins.
After 12 months of development
and testing and many failed attempts, a light bulb comes on. Major shift in
product design takes place, re-igniting the hope and vision. The daunting,
unparalleled goal now shifts to create a bold and revolutionary bowling
product. This innovative product envisioned would replace dependence upon
bowling inserts! It would in essence, provide an unheard of level of ball
control and finger comfort for competitive bowlers!
The target number of games,
which will define "success" for this yet-to-be-realized bowling product,
is calibrated at a whopping 300 games of bowling! Entering uncharted waters,
this seemingly, unapproachable target of creating a reliable and dependable,
high-quality product that can withstand the rigors of three (3) normal league
seasons, appears to be an impossibility, as there is nothing comparable to this
concept on the market.