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Urethane Game

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Activator Reaction
« on: February 22, 2006, 12:43:26 AM »
I am curious if Activator Pearls in general react in a similar fashion than say a particle pearl like a Threat.  I like the way particle pears can lay off a bit more than reactives on the back and I am curious if I could get a comparable reaction from something with an Activator coverstock.

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dizzyfugu

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Re: Activator Reaction
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 08:51:38 AM »
No, I do not think so, and since Brunswick released a lot of balls and coverstock tweaks (even Activator particles themselves!), one cannot generalize.

I can tell that the "normal" Activator on the Inferno was a slight but remarkable step up from the former Aggressive Reactive pearl: more length and more back end, but not an overly strong improvement (there is also core influence).

I think the best bet to have a particle peral reaction from Brunswick is the (discontinued) aging Inferno and maybe the Ambush, which is rumored to have an Activator pearl light load particle coverstock -although I cannot proove it, just rumors from knowledgeable side here in Germany. The Goliath, with an ultra high particle load, is rumored to be based on Activator, too.
The Impulze Zone is Activator solid LLP, best desrcibed as "smooth and strong" on medium to medium oily conditions - a typical particle reaction ball.

IMHO, the IZ and/or the Ambush will probably offer what you might be looking for, even though it is not a pearl ball.
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shelley

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Re: Activator Reaction
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 09:23:47 AM »
The Impulse Zone is not a particle pearl, just particle.  The Ambush is a PP.  I think, and this is just my opinion, that if the Ambush's and Goliath's particle covers were Activator-based, they'd say so.  The IZ says "Activator", after all.

Or you could be right, and they don't want to cannibalize sales because you could get Activator for much cheaper in the Ambush.  Brunswick's got a handful of particle covers to draw from, aside from the AP covers from the Raging Inferno and IZ, so it seems like they could find something non-Activator for those balls without too much trouble.

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Re: Activator Reaction
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 09:34:56 AM »
I am not sure on Activator on the BVP balls... just had some hints from local pro shop owner who is close to big B that it MIGHT be the case. Bad thing about big B's particle balls is that almost never the coverstock base is officially stated. The IZ is an exception, and even finding out the particle load "class" on the RI (as "medium load") took long and a small hint in the specs sheet. In this point, Brunswick could be more customer friendly? It also makes recommendations hard.

Ambush is PP, and a pretty strong one. I think that, even if it was using Activator in some way (like the Goliath), I can understand the marketing behind not mentioning it. Or does anyone know that the Swamp Monster used the Aggressice Reactive from the Fuze balls as a base? It is stated in the drilling sheet, but nowhere else...
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Re: Activator Reaction
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 09:39:52 AM »
You're right about the Swamp Monster, I never noticed.  I do think it sucks that the base for particle balls is rarely mentioned, and not just for Brunswick.  Storm seems to be the best about saying "X reactive base plus some specified load of particles".  Track almost seems the worst sometimes because with some of their newer stuff, you don't even know if it's particle.  There was discussion the other day whether "Fang LS" was particle or not.

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