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Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - OFFICIAL VIDEO
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:43:24 AM »
http://www.bowlwithbrunswick.com/balls/entry-level/

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 #16 on: April 05, 2016, 01:14:19 PM »
I still had an original Forest Green Quantum and Midnight Blue Quantum up until early last year to fill in at these spots. The solid covers and the fact the covers were much milder 2 decades ago compared to now made them perfect for high friction environments today.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2016, 01:25:08 PM »
I am with Charlest on this one too.I am older bowler 55 years young.390rr 17mph never really need much more than a Strike King in the south.Nobody really makes a true resin ball for dirt.And urethane just don't really cut it for me.I have tried lots of low end balls.For the most part they are plenty strong enough for ths.Tropical Breeze's with the lowest diff on the market is to cover strong in my opinion.But I do understand that when sells drop out you have to come out with something new.But anybody needing a great ball for dryer ths.Better get them while you can.Not sure about the cover on the new Rhino don't see diff making to much more stronger.They do look good.You all are killing me with all the great balls coming out.Core looks like a rack attack in Rhino clothing.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2016, 02:44:39 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.

Sorry, I should have said, in my experience.
They completely destroyed my original home house, an AMF center.
Now they are setting about destroying my other home house, Carolier Lanes in NJ. They said they wouldn't touch it, but of course that turned out to be a lie. They're already using less oil than Brunswick ever did and oiling once a day, when the volume of bowling, in this once great house, requires 2x a day on most days. Now they are also converting lanes 1-48, (Lanes 49 - 82 are downstairs) this summer, in another BOWLMOR disaster: parties and open bowling only. Leagues only will now be forced to bowl downstairs next season.

So, in my opinion, Bowlmor is a serious part of the problems that are ruining league bowling.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2016, 03:24:50 PM »
Sorry, I should have said, in my experience.
They completely destroyed my original home house, an AMF center.
Now they are setting about destroying my other home house, Carolier Lanes in NJ. They said they wouldn't touch it, but of course that turned out to be a lie. They're already using less oil than Brunswick ever did and oiling once a day, when the volume of bowling, in this once great house, requires 2x a day on most days. Now they are also converting lanes 1-48, (Lanes 49 - 82 are downstairs) this summer, in another BOWLMOR disaster: parties and open bowling only. Leagues only will now be forced to bowl downstairs next season.

So, in my opinion, Bowlmor is a serious part of the problems that are ruining league bowling.

I don't know the situation you are in and I feel for you.  I know I am lucky to have a GM and Facilities Mgr who listens to the bowlers, even though the loudest ones have dictated a 15+:1 ratio shot (grrrr). 

But I personally don't feel AMF/Bowlmor will dictate the direction competitive leagues go when they have less than 7% of the centers in the country. 

Back to the issue, YES, a weak solid would be phenomenal.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2016, 03:40:31 PM »
Sorry, I should have said, in my experience.
They completely destroyed my original home house, an AMF center.
Now they are setting about destroying my other home house, Carolier Lanes in NJ. They said they wouldn't touch it, but of course that turned out to be a lie. They're already using less oil than Brunswick ever did and oiling once a day, when the volume of bowling, in this once great house, requires 2x a day on most days. Now they are also converting lanes 1-48, (Lanes 49 - 82 are downstairs) this summer, in another BOWLMOR disaster: parties and open bowling only. Leagues only will now be forced to bowl downstairs next season.

So, in my opinion, Bowlmor is a serious part of the problems that are ruining league bowling.

I don't know the situation you are in and I feel for you.  I know I am lucky to have a GM and Facilities Mgr who listens to the bowlers, even though the loudest ones have dictated a 15+:1 ratio shot (grrrr). 

But I personally don't feel AMF/Bowlmor will dictate the direction competitive leagues go when they have less than 7% of the centers in the country. 

Back to the issue, YES, a weak solid would be phenomenal.

Thank you.
I was venting; this sort of ruptured an old, festering wound. My closest house that I bowled in regularly for the past 20 years and my favorite house for the last 35 years are now under the influence of a pool player who knows zilch about bowling but who has been promoted to his "Perter Principle" level of area manager and it covers both of these houses. With any luck I'll move to Oregon next year where people still seem to care about bowling.
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2016, 03:45:01 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.

Sorry, I should have said, in my experience.
They completely destroyed my original home house, an AMF center.
Now they are setting about destroying my other home house, Carolier Lanes in NJ. They said they wouldn't touch it, but of course that turned out to be a lie. They're already using less oil than Brunswick ever did and oiling once a day, when the volume of bowling, in this once great house, requires 2x a day on most days. Now they are also converting lanes 1-48, (Lanes 49 - 82 are downstairs) this summer, in another BOWLMOR disaster: parties and open bowling only. Leagues only will now be forced to bowl downstairs next season.

So, in my opinion, Bowlmor is a serious part of the problems that are ruining league bowling.
I bowled at Carolier last summer during UBA's Battle Bowl. Place breaks down very fast. Not to mention it's a lefty!!!! House. I watched the local house bowler Robert Smith hit 13-4 at the arrows and strike. He literally had almost 10 boards of room at 15 feet. That's ok, I still beat him in singles because lefties can't move in 8)
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2016, 05:13:12 PM »
I doubt you will see  a significant difference between the strike king and new rhino. The rhino pro is a much bigger step up and that ball was pretty weak too me. Breathe, Relax and Repeat!

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2016, 12:09:58 AM »
Brunswick did a great job on these new colors. IMHO, the Strike Kings lacked shelf appeal, a problem which has clearly been addressed with these new Rhinos.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2016, 11:36:47 AM »
Why is it, even as a 500 ball limited production run, someone doesn't recreate a ball like the blue-green centaur from Visionary?  Super high RG, super low diff, with a really weak coverstock?

I think there are enough of us nationwide that are rev dominant that would love to have a new ball like this.  I can't keep a tropical breeze in the pocket on most shots I see, so I throw urethane and plastic with a core.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2016, 11:47:19 AM »
If I had free cash to invest in a 500 run ball (or whatever the minimum run requirement is) from Visionary, I would if I could answer the questions below.

I would be responsible for storing the balls (where?), selling the balls (how - ebay? website?) shipping the balls (time, cost) and what happens if a ball cracks or there is a warranty issue? Many loose ends, more than just selling a ball here or there.

Seems like a lot for maybe $10-$20 profit a ball...if that? By the time ebay fees are charged, paypal fees, etc...tough to turn a profit big enough to make it worth while.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2016, 06:13:50 PM »
anyone know when these are going to hit the interwebs? looking forward to ordering one

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2016, 06:26:44 PM »
5/10
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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2016, 10:42:15 PM »
Wow I haven't been on this site in awhile - or really bowling much these days - and first thing I see is this beauty!  When I saw the lightbulb core I got even more excited.

That being said, I was hoping for a higher RG and lower differential like many of the others here. I loved my Strike King but it was stronger than what I need on the light oil and dirt I seem to find myself on most days. The LT-48 is the only ball that ever leaves my bag. As much as I love that ball, I've been considering drilling up plastic to play down the twig.

The most consistent money maker I ever had was an old Faball Norm Duke Hammer. Weak solid reactive cover stock with a lightbulb core. Low diff/high RG. Wish I had that still but I don't throw 15. I could play the extreme outside shot all day on anything from dirt to fresh THS. I agree with others who would like to see that.

But in the meantime, I might buy one of these and put a very weak drill on it!

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2016, 02:42:48 PM »
How about Brunswick releasing a Urethane Rhino? Similar to when you guys were releasing the Karma. At first the Karma's were reactive and then came out the Urethane Karma. How about doing same thing with this new Rhino too? It sucks having to use another brands urethane... I'm craving for a Rhino Urethane.

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Re: Brunswick Rhino - 5 Colors - URD 05/10/16
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2016, 08:23:57 PM »
How about Brunswick releasing a Urethane Rhino? Similar to when you guys were releasing the Karma. At first the Karma's were reactive and then came out the Urethane Karma. How about doing same thing with this new Rhino too? It sucks having to use another brands urethane... I'm craving for a Rhino Urethane.
i still have the old black one with the orange lettering...found it in a local alley and they sold it to me for $10...single drill and looks brand new