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Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - OFFICIAL VIDEO
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:43:24 AM »
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Replacing the Strike King, the Rhino series provides enhanced performance and improved shelf appeal with an eye-catching logo and outstanding colors. The Rhino line features our new R-16 reactive coverstock combined with a traditional light bulb core to deliver a perfect balance between power and control for entry level ball buyers. With the launch of the Rhino series, there will be five colors Black Pearl, Red/Black/Gold, Black/Blue/Silver, Purple/Pink/White, and Green/Silver. The Rhino balls are available in 10 through 16 pounds.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 10:50:19 AM »
Not gonna lie... This is a good release for Brunswick, I think the name alone will sell better than the Strike Kings

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 10:53:29 AM »
The company peaked in the 90's. So why not go back to a time when people actually wanted to throw your brand. Good move.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 10:54:08 AM »
I love the color schemes

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 11:03:36 AM »
Green/Silver and Black look sharp.  Will be interesting to see them in person.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 11:14:09 AM »
Not gonna lie... This is a good release for Brunswick, I think the name alone will sell better than the Strike Kings

I think it's a step, backwards towards Ebonite and the Cyclone. It's still stronger yet, The Strike King was stronger than the Slingshot; now the Rhino is stronger than the Strike King. Brunswick is removing itself from one of its previous strengths: light oil balls.
Ebonite has had no true light oil balls since the Cyclone came out. Now, Brunswick joins them.

Heck, now there's room again for the Slingshot below the Rhino.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 11:19:28 AM »
Better stock up on the Strike Kings.Was the best bang for the buck for the THS in my opinion.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 12:00:56 PM »
I'm with charlest on this one.
I've been a fan of the Ringer and Slingshot series.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016, 12:08:43 PM »
Not gonna lie... This is a good release for Brunswick, I think the name alone will sell better than the Strike Kings

I think it's a step, backwards towards Ebonite and the Cyclone. It's still stronger yet, The Strike King was stronger than the Slingshot; now the Rhino is stronger than the Strike King. Brunswick is removing itself from one of its previous strengths: light oil balls.
Ebonite has had no true light oil balls since the Cyclone came out. Now, Brunswick joins them.

Heck, now there's room again for the Slingshot below the Rhino.

.030 diff vs .053
That's a pretty contrasting difference to be grouped the same.

These are a lot closer to Strike King than they are Cyclone. The shape is different on Rhino vs Strike King. Just a bit smoother overall from the RG change.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2016, 12:22:30 PM »
Not gonna lie... This is a good release for Brunswick, I think the name alone will sell better than the Strike Kings

I think it's a step, backwards towards Ebonite and the Cyclone. It's still stronger yet, The Strike King was stronger than the Slingshot; now the Rhino is stronger than the Strike King. Brunswick is removing itself from one of its previous strengths: light oil balls.
Ebonite has had no true light oil balls since the Cyclone came out. Now, Brunswick joins them.

Heck, now there's room again for the Slingshot below the Rhino.

.030 diff vs .053
That's a pretty contrasting difference to be grouped the same.

These are a lot closer to Strike King than they are Cyclone. The shape is different on Rhino vs Strike King. Just a bit smoother overall from the RG change.


I didn't meant the same ball; I mean the same type of ball. And that Brunswick SEEMS to be following the same general path, using stronger and stronger balls as their weakest. They're not the same large step, when it went to the Cyclone, that Ebonite took, but, as I said, the Strike King was stronger than the Slingshot. I have no doubt that with  little lower RG and little higher differential, that the Rhino, as good as they look, will be a little stronger overall than the Strike King.

I honestly think there's ow room to put the Slingshot below the Rhino and have a more properly filled arsenal. Yes, I know people with high ball speeds don't need it, but many of us still do.
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with Bowlmor taking over both AMF and Brunswick bowling centers, we need more light balls than ever before. Bowlmor uses the cheapest, crappiest oils than can find and puts down far, far less oil than AMF or Brunswick did 20 years ago.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2016, 12:35:08 PM »
Not gonna lie... This is a good release for Brunswick, I think the name alone will sell better than the Strike Kings

I think it's a step, backwards towards Ebonite and the Cyclone. It's still stronger yet, The Strike King was stronger than the Slingshot; now the Rhino is stronger than the Strike King. Brunswick is removing itself from one of its previous strengths: light oil balls.
Ebonite has had no true light oil balls since the Cyclone came out. Now, Brunswick joins them.

Heck, now there's room again for the Slingshot below the Rhino.

.030 diff vs .053
That's a pretty contrasting difference to be grouped the same.

These are a lot closer to Strike King than they are Cyclone. The shape is different on Rhino vs Strike King. Just a bit smoother overall from the RG change.


I didn't meant the same ball; I mean the same type of ball. And that Brunswick SEEMS to be following the same general path, using stronger and stronger balls as their weakest. They're not the same large step, when it went to the Cyclone, that Ebonite took, but, as I said, the Strike King was stronger than the Slingshot. I have no doubt that with  little lower RG and little higher differential, that the Rhino, as good as they look, will be a little stronger overall than the Strike King.

I honestly think there's ow room to put the Slingshot below the Rhino and have a more properly filled arsenal. Yes, I know people with high ball speeds don't need it, but many of us still do.
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with Bowlmor taking over both AMF and Brunswick bowling centers, we need more light balls than ever before. Bowlmor uses the cheapest, crappiest oils than can find and puts down far, far less oil than AMF or Brunswick did 20 years ago.
So true

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2016, 12:43:11 PM »
That's good input, thanks guys.

Maybe there is room for another step down in the future, I'll bring it up when we all meet next.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 12:58:27 PM »
PLUS
with Bowlmor taking over both AMF and Brunswick bowling centers, we need more light balls than ever before. Bowlmor uses the cheapest, crappiest oils than can find and puts down far, far less oil than AMF or Brunswick did 20 years ago.

I will never say Bowlmor is the king of competitive bowling, but this is incorrect as a blanket statement.  Bowlmor centers, or at least the ones I have experience with, set up their own conditions and select their own oils.  This doesn't mean they aren't encouraged to "cheapen the product" for the sake of the bottom line.

I am not as doom and gloom on Bowlmor as the next person.  I don't work for them or have anything to do with them other than bowl in an establishment.

As for the general case, my opinion is the same.  Brunswick will need to provide a weaker ball if they want to continue in the entry market.  Many centers spend less on oiling lanes in the summer.  The timing of this release will mean the summer will see a lot of new bowlers with bowling balls that may not be as effective as a Tropical Breeze or perhaps even a Ride/Joy Ride.

Unfortunately, even if Brunswick agrees, they can't just release a new ball tomorrow to go where the Slingshot was.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 01:05:28 PM »
Nick,

Maybe some more constructive feedback (hopefully). One of the things I look for is a solid cover, not a ball with pearl mixed in, or a hybrid, or a straight pearl. From what I gather, the new Rhinos, like the Strike Kings, will all be pearls.

One of the greatest niche ball I have ever thrown is the Visionary Green Blue Centaur. The ball has a RG above 2.6 and the diff is .015 with a very mild solid cover. The ball is super smooth and has been in my bag for a long time. I know many others who love this ball and I know many times Visionary has been asked to bring something like this back.

So, I don't expect Brunswick or anyone to introduce another ball just to fill a niche spot as I am sure sales would not warrant the R&D required, but maybe consider a solid in the future for the Rhino or a line similar to the Rhinos?

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 01:11:31 PM »
It's possible, it just hasn't been done with Brunswick balls at this price point. We are very careful about performance targets to make sure they don't cross over. A stronger cover on a Rhino could potentially be stronger than a Soul Mate, but your point is taken.

I like solids as well, that's where my LT48 fits in.
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