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charlest

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Inferno coverstock controversy?
« on: February 15, 2004, 11:35:34 PM »
Having seen far too many disagreements over the makeup of the original Inferno's coverstock, I decided to write to Brunswick and let them give us the facts. To my query,
"Is this ball a pearl or a solid resin (or a combination)?"

Mr. Tom Tomaras, "Senior Trainer /Technical Engineer, Brunswick" sent this answer:

"it has Black Pearl and Orange Pearl mixed ... "

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Edited on 2/17/2004 1:20 PM
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da Shiv

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Re: Inferno coverstock controversy?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2004, 02:52:45 PM »
I've been off this site for a few days, so I'm late to this discussion, but here's my two cents.

I didn't know there was any controversy about the Inferno's coverstock makeup, but I haven't necessarily made a point of reading Inferno posts either.  I have two Infernos and I've seen many, and they all look very clearly like two toned pearls to me--with each part looking pearlized.  In fact, the Inferno looks much more clearly pearlized to me than some other balls that are designated as pearls--the Pro Purple Buzzsaw and the Power Diesel, to name two.  If the presence of some sparkly stuff somewhere (whether mica or PET or something else) makes a ball a pearl, then such balls as the old Triton Elite and the Sky Bolt would have to be called pearls.  In the case of the Inferno, the whole ball looks clearly pearlized to me.

The part of this discussion that interested me most was the part about the Inferno being orange and black.  All the ones I've seen are orange and brown.  The darkest part of the brown swirl looks almost black; and that dark part usually doesn't look very pearly, so maybe that's where this controversy comes from.

By the way, with reference to the Pro Purple and the Power Diesel; I don't want to start another controversy.  I have a Pro Purple and I can see that it has mica or something in it, but it is uniformly distributed and doesn't have that misty swirl to it that I usually associate with pearls.  I've only seen one Power Diesel, and it absolutely looked like a solid.  It even ships with a 1000 grit sanded surface--very unusual for a "pearl."  

Shiv

P.S.  I'd like to say that I'm a member of the Inferno fan club.  I think it's a great ball and I hope Brunswick leaves it in the line for awhile.  Bob Hanson has posted that the Inferno has a unique type of move all it's own and I agree with that.  I don't know about subsequent Infernos, but the original is a real keeper.

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Edited on 2/17/2004 3:52 PM
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Phillip Marlowe

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Re: Inferno coverstock controversy?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2004, 03:15:18 PM »
Excuse me, why is there a continuing controversy?  It's a pearl.  Brunswick says so.  The Brunswick rep. obviously thinks the answer is so obvious and the issue so stupid he sends back a serious answer phrased in such a way as to make fun of the other side.  Why are there all these answers to this thread.  Have I just entered ...  Oh, excuse me, I have to go follow a large white rabbit who is muttering something about a "Mad Hatter".
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LuckyLefty

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Re: Inferno coverstock controversy?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2004, 03:39:57 PM »
I am amazed that people would think that Tom Tomaras of Brunswick would not no what colors his people are adding to their balls in THEIR factories.

And one could no more state the facts more completely than the words,
Orange and black pearl"

Not orange and black almost pearl, but maybe let's call it a solid in Arkansas.

"ORANGE and BLACK PEARL".

As George Bush the 1st so eloquently said,
"Read my lips".

I sometimes have to say that to my children!  But they are not quite 5.

REgards,

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da Shiv

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Re: Inferno coverstock controversy?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2004, 03:57:12 PM »
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Excuse me, why is there a continuing controversy?


I dunno.

 
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Why are there all these answers to this thread.


Because it's so weird.

 
quote:
 ... Oh, excuse me, I have to go follow a large white rabbit who is muttering something about a "Mad Hatter".


Well, I'm off...but just a bit and it don't hardly show.

Shiv
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charlest

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Re: Inferno coverstock controversy?
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2004, 04:21:37 PM »
Thank you all for your interest. I posted this as verified information for all to see. I will be locking this so as not to "foment an insurrection".
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