Through the Brunswick Vintage line of bowling balls they have brought back another legend, the Gold Rhino Pro. The combination of the High Differential Vintage core and the Fortify reactive coverstock allows this ball to offer easy length, a powerful hooking motion and an awesome backend reaction.
I was very excited for the release of this ball. I have found it to match up on medium volume patterns. The Rhino Pro and the LT-48 are a great combination together. The rhino is about 3-4 boards stronger than the LT, it is also more angular. I believe this ball can be used on many conditions whether it be a sport or house shot. If your creating an arsenal this ball is a must have in your bag! !!!!
The Gold Rhino Pro is that ball in my ball that will give me confidence just like the original gold rhino did back in the days. The ball has a very good coverstock from the Fortera and Brute series. The core is similar to the LT-48 core and will pick up reading the midlane sooner than the LT-48. I drilled mine exactly like my LT-48 and I must say both balls are outstanding complements for one another, if the LT-48 isnt reading the lanes soon enough, i switch to the gold rhino and if the gold rhino is too responsive off friction, I go to the LT-48. The Gold Rhino Pro will give bowlers the confidence nowadays and sparks alot of people eyes because of the beautiful gold pearl color and great ball motion.
This ball is absolutely amazing! It is without a doubt the most versatile ball in my bad and 99.9% the time will be the first out of my bag on any condition. It is a little earlier than the lt48 but still is very smooth and has a good pop off the end of the pattern.This is a great addition to the vintage series. It also carries amazingly! I would highly recommend this ball to any bowler on any level without a doubt!
Brunswick advisory staff, Seth Carden
5-7 degree tilt
40-60 degree rotation
Layout: 45 degrees by 5.5" by 50 degrees
Initial thoughts: Any ball following the LT-48 in the new Vintage line better be something special. Couple this with the legacy of the original Gold Rhino and the new Vintage Gold Rhino Pro has some serious hype to live up to. The LT-48 (my favorite ball in quite some time) needed a partner with a little more midlane read and overall strength. The Gold Rhino is supposed to do just that. My layout for the Gold Rhino matches that of my favorite LT-48.
On the lanes: It's apparent from the first few shots that Brunswick did a perfect job of matching core and cover. The pearl Fortify cover (featured in the Exile and Brute) pushes effortlessly downlane while the modified Vintage core (added differential) is just enough horsepower to get the ball started quicker. On fresh conditions, my Gold Rhino Pro outhooks the LT-48 by about 3 boards. If I had to make an estimate, I'd say that 2 of those come from the Fortify cover with the other due to the modified core. Just send the ball out to the dry on house shots and let the Fortify cover bring it screaming back. As the lanes transition, the gap in hook potential between the Gold Rhino and the LT-48 starts narrowing ever so slightly. Only on the most burnt up conditions have my LT-48 and Gold Rhino had the same overall hook potential.
The increased strength of the Gold Rhino compared to the LT-48 makes for a very versatile ball for me. I have a total of 4 LT-48s just because the cover/core combo match up so well for me. With this first Gold Rhino comparing to my favorite LT-48 in the way that it does, I'm already planning on drilling several more. This should be the obvious choice for most bowlers on medium patterns or patterns that have gone through transition. I'll be traveling with at least one in my arsenal for what I imagine to be quite some time.
The Rhino is back, Stronger than ever! The second release in the Vintage Line gives you more length and overall hook than the LT-48. The Gold Rhino Pro has the High Differential Vintage core and is wrap with the Fortify reactive coverstock. With the royal compound finish, the Gold Rhino Pro skids effortlessly through the front and has superior entry angle for exceptionnal pin action.
I drilled it 50x4.25x70. The reason: THS! That's the first ball out of my bag when I bowl leagues. Predictable reaction with a lot of backend. That's the perfect ball for me because I'm an high rev, cranker type of player. With the Rhino, I can play 3 or 4 games league without changing to another ball. It gives me enough control on fresh condition and a lot of backend when the lanes open up. To give you an idea, I put 4K abralon on it to calm down the reaction even with the pin down drilling.
I recommend that ball for every bowler who wants a ball that has a lot of backend at an affordable price.
I think I want to buy one more!!!
Got a chance to throw the Mastermind Scholar and Gold Rhino Pro last night on the USBC Nationals Team pattern. The Scholar looked great on the fresh, the layout on this ball was 45/5.5/35. It gave me traction in the mid-lane with a predictable continuous backend motion. This ball is another home run in the Brunswick line. In my opinion, this is the most angular high end ball we have ever come out with.
The Gold Rhino Pro was what I threw later in the day. The layout is 50/5/95. It was definitely more overall hook than I anticipated. The Mastermind Scholar looked great on the fresh, Melee Jab looked good through the first transition and then the Gold Rhino Pro stole the show. When the front of the lane started to burn up and I had wiggle down lane this ball got through the front with ease and gave me all of the backend continuation I could ask for. I can see myself using this ball on everything.
What I am looking for when I compete Is an aggressive yet predictable shape as I migrate from bowling ball to bowling ball. Top to bottom, our line is fantastic, there are multiple balls for a variety of styles and our covers are as versatile as can be. Please trust me, go to your pro shop and give Brunswick a chance, you won't be disappointed. If there is anything I can do to help you decide which ball would suit you the best, just send me a message!
Brunswick Pro Staff
The new rhino pro gold is a great ball. Went up to the hoinke this weekend andthe ball read the pattern so well there. Ball carried very very well. My layout is 90x1x60, I have med ball speed with a lot of hand. You will not be disappointed when you buy the rhino pro gold, well worth the price.
Not only does this ball look amazing on the lane it performs even better. Compared to my LT48 its just as smooth through the front part of the lane but 3-5 boards stronger in the back part. It fits my arsenal perfect between my LT48 and Melee Jab. I would highly recommend this purchase!
I am surprisingly happy with this ball! Most remakes or vintage balls are not aggressive and tend to be a little more like the original balls. This ball which of course is the same gold color that the original Rhino Pro was is what I call as a head turner. One, it looks like the original and that was one of the best balls of its day and two, this ball hits so hard I had a guy come up to me and tell me that I am going to have to pick up my ball in the parking lot out back.
The Rhino Pro has an amazing shiny cover stock to help it get down the lanes and not read too early then has an awesome high differential vintage symmetric weight block which snaps pretty hard on the back end. This is a great ball for the down and in bowlers that like to throw straight down the 10-12 board and snap at the end.
This ball is absolutely AMAZING! Definitely a ROCK STAR ball in the Brunswick Vintage line. It stores it's energy through the front of the lane and jumps off the spot continuing through the pocket. I recommend this ball for all types of bowlers. This price is a steal for a ball that can perform on such a variety of patterns.
Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 4 1/2" x 60
The Vintage Gold Rhino Pro is the latest ball in the Vintage line and it won't disappoint living up the original but is made for today's conditions. This ball fits just above the LT-48 and below the Melee Jab in reaction type. It has a lower RG core and a different coverstock compared to the LT-48. The Gold Rhino Pro is great for broken down conditions because it gets down lane easily and has a strong controllable motion off the dry. I have used this ball on medium oil conditions or when I need to move left and throw it to the friction. It has good recovery downlane because of the Fortera base coverstock that was used in the Brute. It is a great value with the vintage Brunswick look of the original Gold ball. It takes well to coverstock changes to get a different reaction if it has too much of a skid/flip motion.
Let me introduce you to the next great ball from Brunswick. The Gold Rhino Pro. Yes I said that right the legend of one of the greatest balls produced by Brunswick Bowling has come back to life with new technology for today's lane conditions. The new Rhino Pro has the Fortify Cover stock that is off the Intrigue and the original Exile. The core is the proven core that was in last year's Vintage Line in the Lt-48. I drilled my Gold Rhino Pro the same as my LT-48 which was drilling the pin out in kicking the cg out a little. The gold rhino pro hooks about 3-4 more boards than the LT-48. Both bowling balls are out of box surface. When throwing my Gold Rhino Pro it is so clean getting thru the head area that it keeps a great amount of energy and creates so much drive off the back end of the lane that it just keeps going. This ball is a must have for anyone looking to go old school with new school technology and an all-around ball that will help you read the lanes when you are starting your league or tournament play. #TeamBrunswick
The Vintage Gold Rhino Pro is the second ball in Brunswick's Vintage line. With the first ball in this line being SO successful, this ball had a lot of hype to live up to.
I remember this ball when I was younger, now 34. I never got this ball when I was young, but was super excited to be getting it now. When I was young, this ball was known to be many people's favorite ball.
For me the Gold Rhino falls into a benchmark ball reaction. I typically like to start with the original Red Melee. If I need something a little stronger on the backend, I will go to the Gold Rhino.
The Gold Rhino clears the front part of the lanes, revs hard in the mid-lane, and cotinous to drive through the pins. I would classify the ball motion as a strong arc. I would say the Gold Rhino is 4 and 2 stronger than my LT-48.
If you're looking for a all-purpose ball, that drives through that pin hard, the Gold Rhino will not disappoint you.
Brunswick Regional Staff
Pin Action Pro Shop – Co-Owner
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.
Rhino Pro Gold... what else is there to say. How can I not be happy just to see this name back. I had the original when I was a teenager. Loved it. So I was happy to hear the name coming back.
The RPG does have a symmetrical core wrapped in the Fortify pearl cover. This combo provides an easy glide through the fronts. Break point isn't too angular. It provides a nice predictable motion off the spot.
I have two of these drilled now.
First is drilled 55x5.5x35 to match a LT48 to compare. The LT that is drilled this way has been a great ball in my bag since the day it was drilled so I figured I couldn't go wrong. This one provides me that ease through the fronts and adds a touch more angle off the spot. Unfortunately I have only really used this on THS but here is what I have found. This layout provides me the ability to start with the ball and chase for the entire league series most of the time. For me I could have a little more angle later to continue use but I have other balls that fit that bill. I had the same thing with the LT48. But as with the LT I can move right and shut angles down or I can open up the lane to a certain extent. Again this was by choice. I have found this ball to be about 2 and 1 more than the LT. Biggest difference being the shape.
2nd drill is the pin in the palm. This layout matches up with me very well. For me it allows me to really read the lane, especially on benchmark type balls. This provides me smooth when I want it and angle when I want it. I have shut down my angles all the way to playing left of the 4th arrow with this ball without any worries.
If you are looking for a new benchmark ball that will be able to be used more than one game. This is your ball. And if you don't, well who doesn't want a Rhino Pro Gold.
Great for third game in league.
Bowled my highest game, set and most strikes in a row with this ball first time I used it. 175, 269, 185 8 strikes in a row.
The Gold Rhino Pro is back with a vengeance! This ball has an amazing smooth reaction with predictable motion throughout the whole lane. With the Royal Finish, you will see a consistent reaction with amazing energy when it hits the pins. This ball is definitely one to have and can be used with success on different conditions!
The Brunswick Rhino Gold Pro is actually my go to ball,low to med rev bowler and drilled this ball using the Motion Hole. This ball is unbelievable, it's performance has been exceptional on various conditions, I am always looking for the ball to get down lane clean, this does, with my rev rate I need angular movement at the back, this does, and the carry is sick. going to order a second and of course drill it different so I can always have one of these in my hand
It stays very stable though the stages. I've only recently got the ball but so far very impressed
Wow! I love my Gold Rhino! It allows me to move right and throw a more direct line to the pocket. It is very smooth through the fronts with a good amount of movement in the back part of the lanes. I have two of these balls and they are always my go to.
The ball is wonderful in many conditions. I have a Purple Rhino that I've used for many years that does well on dry conditions, but struggled with oily lanes. Then comes the Gold Rhino. I can get that ball to hook on ice and it strikes with a mighty boom and mixes quite well.
I'm a 15mph Stroker, never measured, but I'd guess medium RPM's. 195 average.
Ball has the ability to get through the heads, and doesn't flip, but turns hard at the finish.
Very stable and easy to adjust my lines with it. This ball gives me confidence I can make the conditions work for me and my shot. Threw a 769 with this ball...on medium oil conditions.
Great on dry lanes
This ball has been out for a while now, I still don't believe enough people have given this ball a chance . Ball is very underrated , ball is very good and doesn't hit your wallet hard. Great step up from the LT and the regular rhino . I have 2 of these , when I'm struggling and cant seem to get anything to work I always go back to one of these .
I was looking for a low to mid range pearl to use on dryer house shots and sport patterns and this ball was excellent. Out of box at 500-Royal Compound gave me an early and strong backend motion, so I polished it for a few minutes on a spinner and got the ball right where I wanted it. On house I played my most comfortable line around 15-8 on fresh and the ball was very predictable, yet maintained great hitting power through the pins. This ball became my number one ball on house immediately. On the sport pattern, I was able to play a straighter line but the polish made the ball a bit jumpy, so I took it to 3000 to smooth the backend and was very successful managing the pattern.
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