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Total Inferno
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Octane Gription Coverstock
The Total Inferno is the second ball to take full advantage of Brunswick’s new Urethane casting machine. By fusing a new additive with new processing technology, Brunswick has created a version of Octane coverstock with more back-end grip.  

Reaction Characteristics - Absolute Inferno® on steroids
With increased grip in light oil and in the dry, Octane Gription coverstock gives the Total Inferno a length similar to other rough buffed Brunswick balls but with more response late in the mid-lane, on the back-ends and on the thickest of carrydown.  Improved grip has another advantage. The Total Inferno responds less to oil moving down the lane, minimizing reaction changes due to carrydown.  The increase in down lane hooking action delivers a ball with both high hook potential and high angularity on today’s lane conditions.

The Total Inferno uses the lowest RG core Brunswick has ever put in a bowling ball.  A fast revving, super-ultra-low-RG-core helps the Total Inferno deliver great mid-lane recovery.  Then, Octane Gription coverstock takes over and produces a stronger version of the move made famous by the Absolute Inferno;  angular but controllable, strong but continuous.  This strong down lane move delivers the highest hook potential Brunswick has achieved in a pearlized ball.  

Utility
•Out of the Box: With its Rough Buff finish, the Total Inferno will match up well on medium to oily lane conditions.
•When dulled:. Shiny surface finishes sometimes cause the ball to go too long before breaking.  To get your Total Inferno rolling sooner, dull the surface with a Scotch-brite™ grey pad, or similar abrasive, to increase hooking action.  To further increase hooking action, use a rougher abrasive to create an earlier reaction. Dulling your Total Inferno will increase its hooking action and its arc will become more even, creating a better match-up for oily lane conditions.  Dulling also helps to blend the over/under reactions seen on wet/dry lane conditions.  

To bring your Total Inferno back to its original factory finish, sand the surface to 220-grit then use Brunswick’s Factory Finish Rough Buff.

Coverstock
Octane Gription Reactive
Color:  
Orange/Purple/Red Pearl
Hardness: 76-78
Glow Engraving
Factory Finish
Rough Buff
More Information
Core Dynamics
Two-component
Dynamically
Symmetrical core
RG Max: 2.501”  
RG Min: 2.451”
RG Diff: 0.050”
RG Avg: 2.3 out of 10
Performance
Hook Potential 155
Length 90
Breakpoint Shape 85
Available Weights
12-16 Pounds

 

lbss831

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 03:52:30 PM »
Got mine yesterday wanted to try something different with the drilling it is oob drilled to go long down and in with a strong backend tried on fresh oil pattern went 242,267,279 ball rolls very smooth and hits like a tank will be one that will be in my bag
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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 12:34:44 PM »
I have been bowling for about 3 months, and I have about a 140 average. I got my Total Inferno drilled on Sat. and my first game right out of the box was a 200. This ball is AWSOME, I can't wait to see what I can do once I get a few games on it.

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 02:36:06 PM »
Thanks for the worthless reviews so far fellas!
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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 10:29:20 AM »
legend4life95 you are quite Welcome!

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2006, 11:26:38 PM »
Lets go, we need some reviews on this ball.

I am going to throw the Total I and the Strike zone tomorrow am, so I'll post what I find afterwards.

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2006, 10:18:15 PM »
Picked this ball up off of Bowlingball.com for $115.  Came with polish and a nice Brunswick towel.  Had it drilled last Monday night, bowled with it Tuesday.  I have it drilled to rev quick and snap hard.  The pin and heavy spot are kicked out slighly from my grip and I do have a flare adding hole.
I have had problems lately with carry down on my league.  I had a Vapor Zone and a Scorchin Inferno.  The VZ worked well when the shot was fresh.  I woud start out of the 3rd arrow throwing to the gutter.  By the end of the 1st game I would have to move outside to get the ball to come up.  My Scorchin wouldn't even work on that slop.
I threw the Total Inferno last week and all I can say is wow!  Shot 643, missed about 6 easy spares.  I started out just inside the 3rd arrow but instead of the normal move out I actually had to move in while everyone else moved out.  If I threw it too far out it would come flying back.  Too far in and it would hold in the oil and still finish strong.

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 01:52:18 AM »
15lbs 3oz, 2.5
3-4" Pin

Well I am just putting my favorite layout on this ball.  4.5" x 3.5" (Pin x CG) from PAP(4.5" right, 1" up).  Pin is 3.5" north of my center of grip.  
 
Rev Rate 350-400 rpms.  

I drilled this ball to complement my radical.  Just to see what it does compared to it.  Well, what I see, Total is much earlier, and much stronger at the break point.  When it saw friction it really wanted to make a move.  The ball reaction was very strong arc.  Suprising me on how strong it actually was at the break.  No really over under reaction.  The ball was pretty clean through the fronts.  Not much help needed. A suprise once again.  So far this ball has really shown me good things.  Nothing to really complain about.

Bowled on a THS.  Just throw it right and watch it hook.  Don't know the distance and volume.
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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2006, 12:07:26 PM »
If any of you bowling gurus can answer a rookies question it would be greatly appreciated. I love bowling but I've always used a crap house ball. I average about 200 and I'm trying to step my game up so I'm going to buy a ball, either the No Mercy or the Total Inferno, which should a rookie get? I'm a big guy and usually throw a 16, I like to get a lot of pin action. Any thought? thanks for the input. clemsonsloan@yahoo.com

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 10:05:17 AM »
15lb 2oz
3" Pin
Leverage drilling. CG about 2" from center grip line.
Pin down for earlier roll.

Ball started off weaker than I thought. Could be just needed some warming up. After a game or so, I was able to bring it back from more of an outside line. I normally stand left foot on 30 and play out to around the 5 board. The alley has been laying down a shot with a little more oil lately, or they've been buffing longer than usual, so no more big backends. I moved a few to the right with the feet to 27 and pulled target in to around the 8 board. This was my sweet spot all night long. TI carries very well on pocket hits. Maybe one 10 pin in the 3 game set. Few 9 pins and a 4-9 split. Shot 246-207-221= 654. Chopped a 3-6 in the 10th of the second game for a killer on a decent game.

Compared to my other balls, my Paradigm seems to be much snappier on the backend than the TI. TI is more of a strong arc. I was able to play a deep line during pot bowling and shot 259 and 245 for a few extra bucks towards the purchase of the ball. Probably could've gotten more out of the ball with a different drill or flare hole, but wanted something smooth to the pocket that was going to be consistent with no chance for over/under.

Rating- 4 1/2 Stars out of 5.

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007, 07:30:51 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has been having any issues with this ball? Someone I know started getting dents in the ball. Want to make sure it's an isolated case before I get one myself.

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2007, 02:07:54 AM »
Bought this ball. 15.1#, 2-3" Pin, 3.1 Top Weight. Drilled it with a layout similar to 3L. Shot 276-245-228 out of the box. House shot, med oil, Holiday in Denver. This ball rolled out great. Was amazingly strong through the heads and gave me a pin reaction that left me watching at the foul line a couple times. 205 avg, 300 rev rate, 17 mph, RH. Great ball. Just got a couple new Brunswick balls and will post when understood.

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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 02:48:13 PM »
I bought this ball 15# drilled it pin out from ring finger, slightle under the rig finger, with the CG kicked out and a weight hole to the right. I kept the rough buff finish on it. I usually like to play 20-10 but with this ball I was forced to play 25-10 in the 1st game of league play on a THS. It was so aggressive I had to play deeper then usual but I didnt mind it at all. I wanted something that could handle the heavier stuff better, and that I found.
The ball was an absolute monster for the 1st and halfway through the 2nd game. But as the night went on, and the lanes changed, it didnt hold well down the middle. If I missed anything to the left of 10 I was splitting or over the head pin.

I think this ball is the strongest ball Ive ever picked up BUT.....I dont get to the line like I should. I was nearly 2-3 feet behind the foul line when I threw which seemed to be more then usual. So I realize why I couldnt get it to carry as well as I wanted it to. I highly recommend this ball forheavy oil, and Im not even a Brunswick guy, eversince they sold me a cheesy Radical.

Good ball overall IMO!
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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007, 04:31:48 PM »
It took me a while to figure out this ball and even longer to form an opinion. This is a ball that does not do what it's advertised to do. Now once you figure it out, it's a great ball. I found it best on carrydown and heavy oil playing up the 6 board with side roll. It's very hard to play inside the oil or with end over end roll because the ball wont pick up and will skid 50 feet before it begins to grab and by then it's impossible to get it back to the pocket unless you have as many revs as Sean Rash. I played with many surfaces for this ball: i tried the buff, 4000 grit Abralon, and finally decided on 600 grit wetsand. The coverstock had about 30 break-in games so be sure to give it some time before you judge it. Overall, once you figure it out this is a wonderful ball from Brunswick.
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Brunswick Total Inferno
Brunswick Strike Zone
BVP Nemesis
BVP Rampage
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16 mph avg.
Mid-High track
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Re: Total Inferno
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007, 01:03:20 AM »
just being honest when i say this... i hate this ball    for me it was very squirrely and never really read the breakpoint on 3 different oil patterns.... i have high revs, fast speed and a low track and this ball just flat out did not match up to my game at all
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