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BowlingForDonuts

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Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:57:50 PM »
Long story short the only reactive ball I had that survived my last long bowling layoff was a BVP Rampage that I still use and absolutely love (put up zip codes with it).  Still oh so viable on modern conditions with some surface.  Love that Powerkoil 18 cover inverted bell core combo so much that I picked up a used BVP Nemesis to pair with it.  I know the BVPs were basically entry level balls and aren't spoken in reverent tones like the Infernos but curious which people like more as far as Powerkoil vs activator back in the day.  Went with what I know and like but see some old Infernos on ebay.  I can say from experience that the Powerkoil 18 is fairly low maintenance, and doesn't fade with use and is built like a tank (Storm Shift I had to next to it in bag cracked all the way around in the years the two stored to together in garage).  Do the infernos hold up well as well?  Thanks.
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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »

I still see lots of Infernos being used today.  The Ultimate and Scorchin' Infernos have been used here in the past week.  These must have hundreds of games on them but seem to still perform.

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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 09:41:35 PM »

I still see lots of Infernos being used today.  The Ultimate and Scorchin' Infernos have been used here in the past week.  These must have hundreds of games on them but seem to still perform.

Thanks.  Limited research I've done seems to show Infernos lower RG, bit stronger, handle more oil and more back end than powerkoil BVP balls.  Since activator is derived from powerkoil not surprised they are durable as well (if anything looks like activator even more durable according to posters on here).  Really like the BVP balls though.  Let others think they are old beginner balls as long as they continue to sell them to me at cheap prices.  Have several new fancy expensive balls that are trash compared to my Rampage at least on house shot.  Might have to get an old inferno someday as well.
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