High Score Products was originally founded in 1985 by Bill Chrisman, to market a new product he had developed, which is the best bowling ball cleaner used today. Bill noticed urethane bowling balls were porous and tended to soak the oil from the bowling lanes. The new product was marketed as U Clean / U Score Urethane Bowling Ball Cleaner™.
High Score Products remained a one product company until 1991, when availability of capital and time coincided with the opportunity to manufacture bowling balls. Bill Christman’s experience in other industries and his long term involvement with bowling led him to believe that small quantity OEM private label manufacturing was a viable market being completely ignored by large manufactures. In the spring of 1991, Bill Chrisman hired Keith Orton, a pioneer in manufacturing high performance urethane bowling balls, to set up a facility to manufacture bowling balls for High Score Products.
The first storm bowling balls were produced in August 1991 and after several weeks High Score Products changed their name to STORM®. The name offered a number of possibilities for strong graphic presentation as well as the kind of strong power image traditionally associated with best bowling balls and other bowling ball products. The name was also thought to have a universal quality, which would cut across cultural lines and be effective in both domestic and foreign markets, particularly in Pacific Rim countries.
By 1992 the Storm Bowling name was getting national attention, tripling growth from previous year, and in process of locating a larger facility. .
Storm Bowling quickly became a universal leader in the best bowling ball equipment, including; storm bowling ball bags, storm bowling ball shoes, and storm bowling balls. Therefore, summer of 1994 the company name was changed to Storm Products, Inc. to more clearly identify the company with the growing strength of the Storm name.
Many professional bowlers use Storm Bowling Balls today. Storm Products, Inc. has full time representation on the men’s and women’s Professional Bowling Tours. The Stormbowling name still continues to grow throughout the world. Click here to view all Storm bowling athletes that currently use the best storm bowling balls and trust bowlersmart.com as the largest online retailer of bowling equipment in the world.