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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 #31 on: January 28, 2019, 11:59:00 PM »
I love the PK18 stuff! I'm a collector of sorts!

I still have 2 Red Alert SE's; 2 original Infernos; An Absolute Inferno and an Ultimate!! I also have a Demolition Zone which was one of their more underrated medium pieces!

I just fell in love with that early roll and its durability!
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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2019, 07:19:34 PM »
Just curious if anyone has ever compared the Danger Zone remake Brunswick made in Mexico back in 2006/2007 time frame with the original Danger Zone?  Seen conflicting information both ways.  The one edge to the Mexican DZ is less likely to have the core separate even if do lose a little hit.  Also the Danger Zone remake was never made in the US correct? (all Made in US Danger Zones were made before 2001)  Just curious.  Thanks.
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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2019, 08:13:15 PM »
I made a lot of money with the original DZ.  I thought the remake was junk

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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2019, 09:19:22 PM »
Redrilled the Combat Zone finally. I almost want to say it's going to be money on my house shot, but didn't have many actual quality shots because the thumb isn't right yet.

Remind me not to drill balls on league night  :P
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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2019, 10:31:51 AM »
Hi, I know that this is an older post but wanted to let you know that I have a NIB BVP Wizard 15lb. 2oz 1-2" pin I would sell you if interested?

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Re: Activator vs Powerkoil (old school versions)?
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2019, 11:09:41 AM »
Hi, I know that this is an older post but wanted to let you know that I have a NIB BVP Wizard 15lb. 2oz 1-2" pin I would sell you if interested?

Someone should jump on this. Already have a Nemesis and DZ remake myself.  PK18 is the bomb.  That said trying to get big b other coverstock nícontrol to work for league at dry house.
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