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Brunswick Vintage Inferno

Through the Brunswick Vintage line of bowling balls they have brought back yet another legend, the Inferno. This ball is wrapped in the Activator 2.0 coverstock which is an updated version of the original Activator coverstock. The 2.0 version, along with the Vintage Inferno low RG core, was designed to offer the same ball reaction as the original Inferno but on today's lane conditions.

  • Color: Orange/Smoke All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Core: Vintage Inferno Low RG Symmetric
  • Coverstock: Activator 2.0 Pearl
  • Finish: 500 Siaair / Crown Factory Compound
  • RG: 2.529**
  • Differential: 0.050**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Hook Potential: 210 (scale: 10-250)
  • Length: 135 (scale: 25-235)
  • Breakpoint Shape: Angular
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Dry Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: BRU60105935
  • Product ID: 10684
  • Brand: Brunswick
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls
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By from Okemos, MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Another Vintage GEM

Brunswick Inferno: Layout- Pin Down and 4 inches to PAP. The inferno was a gem in this series of releases. A pearl that is more midlane than most, this ball really helped me when there is more volume up front and some carry down on the backend. I am able to stay straighter and not worry about an overreaction off the spot which is very helpful late in blocks for me in those conditions. Don't let that deter you as this Inferno still has plenty of strength on dryer backends like a typical house pattern and could definitely be a number one ball out of the bag. -Justin Knowles Brunswick Regional Staff

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By from Quebec Canada
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

just like 15 years ago

Here is the new ball in the Vintage serie, the Inferno. The ball offers the same coverstock as the original back 15 years ago. At first, they tried the same coverstock as this original one but the cover was too weak for the modern environment. So the engineers created the Activator 2.0 to have the same great performance in today's game.

I drilled mine 60x4"x35 which is one of my favorite drilling. On the lane, this ball rolls exactly how I can remember back in the days. Because of the low RG core, this ball offers a really strong roll in the midlane and a very controllable backend. Because of the pearl coverstock, the ball clears the heads easily. Compared to the Blue flame, I play the Inferno two boards right with my feet and one board right with my eyes. Compared to the DV8 Creed, I play the Inferno on the same spot but the difference is in the shape, which is much sooner.

For people with more speed or playing on heavier patern, the ball can be padded with a 1000 or even a 500 abralon and it still gonna get a great shape.

To conclude, if you wanna have a really controllable ball and a great look, the Inferno is you ball of choice.

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By from Greenville, SC
5/5 Stars
Predictability, Versatility
Best Uses:
Benchmark Ball, Moderate Conditions
Bottom Line:

One of the Best Returns!

Pin Length: 2.5 inches

Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz


Ball: 70 x 4.75 x 55


Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17 mph off hand

PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up


Grit: 2000 Siaair

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house

Volumes: Moderate

Type: House


Length: Clean through the front

Back End: Strong Arc

Overall Hook: Moderate

Midlane Read: Very little

Breakpoint Shape: Arc


Likes: predictability, vintage reaction, great color

Dislikes: none

The Inferno Series was a great series of balls that I had a lot of success with. When I found out they were bringing back the Original I was very excited! The Vintage Inferno takes me back to the days where I had several of the Orange and Black ones in the bag. This one has been my first ball out of the bag on nearly everything since I drilled it and to me It rolls just like the Original. It is very clean through the front part of the lane with that predictable arcing transition that I first fell in love with. The low rg Inferno weight block allows the Vintage Inferno to rev up quickly, while the new Activator 2.0 Coverstock gives you the length you need. I find this ball to fit in between the Magnitude 035 and the Quantum Classic Black. It is a little quicker off the friction than the Magnitude 035 and a little slower than the Black Quantum. In my opinion, this is the perfect benchmark ball. If you are looking for that benchmark pearl, look no further than the Inferno. Don't miss out on the return of one of the best balls ever made.

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By from Maine
5/5 Stars
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How can you not love an updated version of one of the greatest balls of all time in the Inferno? I drilled the Brunswick Vintage Inferno to be a replacement for the Brute Strength in my lineup. I wanted that symmetric core pearl that picked up the mid lane, and made a strong move to the pocket. At box finish, I found the Vintage Inferno to be a little too early of a hook for where I wanted it to be in my arsenal. So, I changed the cover from stock (500 w/Crown Factory Compound) and brought it up to 2000 and polished it with Crown Factory Compound. What a difference! The Vintage Inferno goes those extra few feet, saving more energy and exploding off the spot as it shreds the rack. It really has replaced the Brute Strength in my bag as that "go to" pearl ball. I had a lot of success with it on THS, PBA Viper, and WTBA Atlanta. This ball fits perfectly in my lineup between the Magnitude 035 and Fire Pearl Quantum. They are available now to order from your local pro shop, get one today!!!

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By from Vienna, VA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

The Inferno is BACK!

I never threw the original Inferno so I was excited to throw this new Vintage Inferno which is available on August 15, 2017.

This ball picks up a bit sooner in the mid-lane than the Magnitude 035 and the Classic Black Quantum but turns over nicely and keeps going. The ball has the new Activator 2.0 coverstock and the Inferno Low RG core. This ball is more angular than some of the other new releases this summer and that is what makes it so good in my opinion.

For me, I will do a lot with surface adjustments but really rely on the cover and core to define the shape. With my game, I am looking for those subtle differences in ball motion to help me manage the pocket and carry. I definitely like the shape of this ball and am looking forward to throwing it in league and competition soon! This ball picks up just a bit sooner and when I start leaving corners and need to ball to shape up a bit earlier, this ball is it.

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By from Bellerose ny
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Classic reaction

The inferno is one of my favorite balls ever and i was extremely happy when I found out it was returning in their vintage line.  Just like the original it has an unbelievable midlane roll and control that cannot compare to any pearl ball.  Being a high rev player the 1st thing I look for in a ball is midlane control and being able to control the backend. If I were to compare this ball to anything in the vintage line it would be the gold rhino. The inferno overall is good 5 to 6 boards stronger with more overall backend.  It should also be a good step down for when any of the nirvanas start to hook too soon.  Highly recommend this ball as it's extremely versatile and used on a variety of conditions.

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Question: hi! what is maximum top weight that can be requested? is 3 oz correct?

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Answer: We have had top weights as high as 4 ounces but 3 ounces is a popular requested top weight.

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