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n00dlejester

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Gifted a Vintage Inferno - What Can I Expect?
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:01:42 AM »
Hey Bruns fam, I was gifted a Vintage Inferno. Before I go get it drilled, what's everyone's experience been thus far?
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Re: Gifted a Vintage Inferno - What Can I Expect?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 10:58:30 AM »
It was the strongest pearl on the market when it was introduced.   A lot of its strength came from the rough buff finish that was a new concept at the time.   Very rolly for a pearl.  Probably its best attribute was the long life of the Activator shell.  I put well over 100 games on mine with literally no maintenance and it acted just as good as out of the box. 

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Re: Gifted a Vintage Inferno - What Can I Expect?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 02:19:54 PM »

You received a nice gift!  Put your favorite layout and enjoy!
Lane Carter
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Re: Gifted a Vintage Inferno - What Can I Expect?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 04:01:23 PM »
Haha, nice! Please note this is the rerelease, not the OG Inferno - https://brunswickbowling.com/products/balls/retired/vintage-inferno

Seems like a versatile piece from what I've seen - excellente news.
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Re: Gifted a Vintage Inferno - What Can I Expect?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 05:10:34 AM »
A lot of its strength came from the rough buff finish that was a new concept at the time.

That was its successor, the Absolute Inferno, the original one came polished. This, together with a very low RG core, made it very rolly and responsive to the dry. However, the original Activator coverstock was a really durable material - not certain how the remake compares, though.
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Re: Gifted a Vintage Inferno - What Can I Expect?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 10:31:35 AM »
Rough buff was polished.   Original Inferno was rough buff finish