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TwoFourEightNineNine

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Longevity of the Original Inferno
« on: October 18, 2004, 04:59:54 AM »
Hey guys, I know there are a lot of us on the board that have an Original Inferno. As we know that the ball boasted a coverstock with longevity. I was wondering what are all of your experiences with how long yours has/is sticking around today.

I've had mine for over a year now and I find the ball still has life in it to be used as a benchmark, still.
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Re: Longevity of the Original Inferno
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004, 02:36:23 PM »
Me and one of my teammates both bought an original inferno about 6 months ago.  

I find mine very strong, perhaps a bit stronger now that the new is totally worn off.  Still first ball out of the locker & still hits like a tank.  But once the head oil is gone, it starts diving & I know it's time to clean it & put it away.

Now my friends is a totally different story.  When he first got it, he could throw that ball anywhere & it found it's way to the pocket with brute force.  But about a month ago, his started becoming very unpredictable.  It will slide through the breakpoint one shot, and bite in early on the next.  He's tried all different angles with this ball, but now just can't get a consistent read on what it will do next.

I've found this ball to be extremely condition specific, but it amazes me that two balls with the same mileage are not showing the same after effects.  He revs alot higher than I do, so maybe he's worn the cover of his ball.  
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Re: Longevity of the Original Inferno
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004, 03:14:49 PM »
Do you each pull the same kind of maintenance on the ball?

Do you each store the equipment in the same way? (back of the car, garage floor, inside at night, etc)

These are a couple of reasons that the ball characteristics might be different at this point.
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Re: Longevity of the Original Inferno
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2004, 03:37:25 PM »
I've had mine for quite awhile now.  I bought it from Justin(tenpinitis).  I have used it on everything from heavier mediums to medium light patterns.  I have to disagree lower_level, this is one my most versatile balls.  If I could choose only one ball to have this would be it.  

I clean the ball after every set and resand/polish it once a month.  It is drilled 4 1/2 by 3 1/2, with a 400 grit wetsand followed by a light coat of polish.  

My inferno is the second favorite ball I've owned, right behind my werewolfs.  I have never had any ball quit on me, not one.  Some balls have lost reaction but never had one quit.

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Re: Longevity of the Original Inferno
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 01:09:11 PM »
i've followed brunswicks recommendations for maintaining reactive resin bowling balls and in my opinion the activator coverstock is holding up better than the powrkoil 18 coverstock.

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Re: Longevity of the Original Inferno
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004, 01:57:09 PM »
Wow, Greg - that's saying something.
The Powerkoil 18 has been the most durable coverstock I've ever seen!
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Re: Longevity of the Original Inferno
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2004, 10:11:48 PM »
I've had my Inferno for more than 2 years now. I've given it 1500+ games. And i actually felt it lost a lot of juice after just a couple of months. But it was still usable so i kept it in the bag. I had within these 2 years had it resurfaced 2 times with little to no difference.

Then just recently i was at a Brunswick Seminar in Sweden. And Bill Wasserberger mentioned the method of heating the balls up to sweat some(all) of the oil out of Brunswick balls. Guaranteed effectiveness from the mouth of Bill Wasserberger! But ONLY on Brunswick balls of course!

So i thought what the heck.. Might as well try it.. And OMG! I have an almost new Inferno again! I would say it's back to 95% of the original reaction. So the ball i actually was planning to dump somewhere is staying put for another season.
Tried it on my Ultimate Inferno too.. Had my UI for about 6-7 months.. And it too was back to "new"!

So try it. Or try to locate a pro shop that has The Rejuvenator. It truly works!