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The Brunswick Rhino bowling balls balance control and power and don't react extremely to dry or oily areas on the lanes. These factors make this ball great for an entry level bowler or any bowler who isn't looking for a big hooking ball. Brunswick achieves this reaction by combining the R-16 reactive coverstock with their Light Bulb core.
Just got back into bowling with my spouse and wanted to have my own ball. This is the purchase I made with pre-drilled holes which I determined a measurement to do from another on line web site and the holes were drilled perfectly for my hand size (X-Large). Bowling.com placement of order is next day typically and I had this ball by the end of the week and was bowling with it that weekend. Absolutely phenomenal speed of placing the order and shipping and notifying by email waht is going on. I highly recommend this company. Thanks!
Very impressed with how hard this ball hits! Dont really see that out of balls at this price point. Very easy length down the lane with a predictable move off the backend but really drives through the pins. Great piece for me on shorter patterns and late in the day dry lanes. Have seen guys with slower ball speeds or guys with a ton of revs really crushing racks with this ball on a fresh house shot
This Rhino was an exceptional amount of backend for the price point on house. Effortless length and strong motion off the dry was exactly what Brunswick wanted to deliver and they hit the mark. I found it to be about 3-2 off of my Strike King, so they've upped the ante of low performance results. On the 37 ft high volume sport pattern, the Rhino had a tough time getting back to the pocket as expected with the shiny finish, so I took it down to 1000 and found that it was very handy as the fronts and mids began to break down. The surface helped even out my reaction as well and became a great tool for tough patterns when you need to clear the fronts and not be violent on the backend. Another great Brunswick product! #TeamBrunswick
Rev Rate ::: 300
Ball speed:::: 16 mph
PAP 4 3/8 over by 1/2 up
Condition:::::40 ft. House shot
This is my review of the New Entry Level Brunswick Rhino. I selectd the Black/Silver .
What I was looking for in this ball was a ball that can get me more right than I have been instead of spotting 17 out to 10 .
What I got was just what I was looking for. The New Rhino got me lined up on20 with my left foot and playing straighter than I ever have before. I can play 8 or 9 and get the ball down the lane longer than and a little sharper break down lane. This ball gave me the down lane movement without over reacting. This is going to be an excellent ball for me when the lane breks down later in the session.
This will give me the control on shorter patterns also. I will recommend the New Rhino is you are looking for a ball that is controllable and predictable as you move right and play the outside lines.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not Brunswick Bowling .
DV8 Regional Staff
Pin Length: 4
Starting Top Weight: 2.3 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz
Ball: 65 x 5.5 x 35
X Hole (if there is one): none
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: High gloss polish
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished
Lengths of patterns: 34 foot sport and 41 foot house
Volumes: moderate to lower
Type: house and sport
Length: Clean through the heads and midlane
Back End: skid/flip
Overall Hook: not very aggressive
Midlane Read: none
Breakpoint Shape: skid/flip
Likes: Strong move off of friction and easy length on lighter conditions
The Rhino is a strong and smooth entry level ball from Brunswick. It is a great value and hooks a bit more than you would expect. It is a little longer than the Strike King it replaces and a bit more angular at the breakpoint. I plan to use this ball when my benchmark balls, like the Danger Zone, are hooking too much. When comparing it to the Danger zone it is about a 5 and 3 move right on the lane with my feet. The Rhino also hooks a few feet later. I believe it will see a good bit of use later in tournament blocks and when I need to start out playing right in the drier part of the lane during league. If your looking for a great performance for a good value I recommend checking out the new Rhino.
If your new to the sport of bowling this is a awesome place to begin. This ball is perfect for THS during leagues or practice. The ball is a pearl which helps on the back half of the lane to create some backend .
This is my second review on this ball now that I have used it three times. I have just started bowling again and this was my first personal ball ever. This ball gets down the lane smoothly and pops with good power on the pins. I have noticed as I bowl more I am getting really good straight control with this ball to go where I would like it to go, providing I line up right of course. I have since purchased another ball from bowling.com and I use this one for my 2nd roll to pick up spares more frequently due to having this straighter control. Highly recommend this ball if you are starting into bowling or starting again.
I don't know if this ball was drilled correctly or not. What I do know is that I'm not getting the reaction that the specs say that I'm supposed to get. This ball hooks so bad its ridiculous. I have to stand almost in front of left-hand channel, swing it out between center & third arrow & it still comes back screaming. There is nothing long length, late hook, slight hook or low flare about it. Its violent, I through my money away.
are they coming out with new rhino.4/12/2016 - By ralph
I am 67 yrs. i roll my ball 15mph. RH Im using grandson balls I use 4step aproach trying to change to 5or 6 Iuse a brunswick ball know like it but want one of my own would rhino be good choice for me or another.4/13/2016 - By ralph
This Rhino could be a great option for you. The reaction is not going to be overly aggressive but gives a decent hook on your average house bowling conditions and is versatile enough for you to use one ball most of the night.4/14/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I'm recovering from a stroke from 1 year ago. Therefore, I'm bowling with 12 lb equipment. Does the Rhino use the same weight block design for all weights?5/23/2016 - By Yendor
How long would it take for it to get here7/1/2016 - By Gab
Hello Gab! It depends a lot on what weight you're ordering and where we would be shipping. If you'd like, you can give us a call and someone here can give you a little bit better idea. In general, it will take between 1 and 7 business days.7/1/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I am 81 yrs young, and started bowling again 3or4 months ago. Back when I did bowl, more than 50 yrs earlier, no one used a hook ball. I'm determined to learn it, but not having much luck with my urethane ball. Would this ball be a good "next step" for me?11/3/2016 - By Tom
Hi Tom. That would be hard for us to determine. Please give us a call at customer service and we will be able to better assist you. The number for customer service is 1-800-441-2695.11/3/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Do you carry in 9 or 10 lb10/26/2019 - By Kobo
With drilling this ball will it he drilled for a lefty or right handed person?11/21/2019 - By Andrew
The default drilling is for a right handed bowler but if you needed to get left handed drilling you may request for this when placing the order. On the details of the drilling it gives a size chart and it says to flip the measurements for the middle and ring finger if you are left handed. It also says to make sure you mention in the customer comments that you need this drilling for a left handed bowler so we know to flip the layout.11/21/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff