Looking for an entry level bowling ball or a ball that is not going to react strongly to the dry or oily parts of the lane? Then look no further than the Brunswick Rhino bowling ball. This line of bowling balls balances power and control by pairing the R-16 reactive coverstock and a light bulb shaped core.
The Brunswick Rhino is by far the best entry-level ball in the market. The Rhino is so versatile and controllable throughtout the entire lane. It rolls very similar to the Strike King but to me has more backend than the Strike King. I drilled mine for broken down sport shots and league shots. Ball is super clean through the fronts and midlane and rolls smoothly into the pocket without too much angle. This ball is gonna be outstanding and will make a lot of heads turn with its overall performance.
Layout: 105° x 2" x 50°
The reason I went with the layout I did was because I was looking for a shape that would really control the backend reaction when I see patterns similar to the 2016 USBC Open Championship (shorter and very flat). In the past, I've had trouble controlling down lane reaction, whether it be from under reaction trying to play closer to the gutter, or over reaction playing more inside. I went with a 2" pin to help control this, along with hitting the surface with 500, due to the core not being the strongest out there. I really wanted the cover to do all the work, with the core just being there to help it drive through the pins. I used it during league on the Open Championship patterns, I got the exact reaction I was looking This ball gave me hold when I would miss inside target, and would face up when missing a bit out. Granted, if I missed too much in either direction, the lanes would not allow this ball to save face and hit the pocket, but it did give me the most room. At the Bowler's Journal side event, I had the same kind of look on the first pair, but while moving pairs, the outside shot wasn't there, so I had to abandon the strategy with this ball and move inside with my Nirvana. Bowling during Team and Singles and Doubles, I noticed a similar issue when moving pairs in the Bowlers Journal. Playing outside wasn't the right move, and again, I moved inside. While I didn't have the look I was anticipating, this ball definitely did what I was expecting, and glad it was in my bag for the trip.
I drilled this ball with a 40X4.25X50 layout. what I got was a ball that is going to give you nice length down lane with a smooth arc off the backend.
This ball has great length and has a very even arc when it hits friction making it a well controlled ball, and easy to manage for a low end ball.
The Rhino is a great ball for everyday League and When the tougher patterns tend to fry out.