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RABid

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Rhino questions from a newbie.
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:11:15 PM »
I see Rhino marketed as an entry level ball with good reviews.

What is the higher level (cost) comparable ball.

Does the Rhino wear out quicker because of cheaper materials?

Is there a performance difference between the Rhino and a higher level ball?

 

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Re: Rhino questions from a newbie.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 04:42:27 PM »
1. Entry level ball is a misnomer. Balls at this price level are more accurately the least hooking resin balls in a company's line up. It is useful for even the best PBA professional on drier lanes.

2. They are are not made from cheaper materials. They are usually less expensive because their coverstocks and their cores are usually from older balls that are no longer in use. Their coverstocks and cores are on the weaker end of the spectrum available.

3. Usually newer technology is priced higher than older technology. It does not mean older technology is bad.

4. Most times entry level balls will last a lot longer than the higher priced models because their coverstocks absorb oil at a much slower rate. Oil absorption rate is one of the factors that make balls hook. Usually, but not always, the faster that balls absorb oil, the more they will hook. Of course, the faster balls absorb oil, the faster/quicker they lose performance, without attentive maintenance.

5. Almost always, higher priced balls will hook more and require more oil to hook, to perform, than balls lower in any one manufacturer's price structure.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 07:00:16 PM by charlest »
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Re: Rhino questions from a newbie.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 06:27:30 PM »
As mentioned by charlest, price does not mean lower quality.  The Rhinos perform very well on most house shots.  I should probably use mine more than I do for sure.  Too many good choices every league night.
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Re: Rhino questions from a newbie.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 06:43:12 AM »
Thanks for the info. Seeing that my home standard is medium to heavy oil maybe I should hold off on the Rhino until I expand my bag to meet other conditions.

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Re: Rhino questions from a newbie.
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 01:44:50 PM »
Check out the Edge Solid.  It will grip the lane a lot more than the Rhino and not cost you much more
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Re: Rhino questions from a newbie.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 01:48:00 PM »
Check out the Edge Solid.  It will grip the lane a lot more than the Rhino and not cost you much more

$70 shipped currently for a 15lb Edge Solid at Buddies Pro Shop.  BTM gave it some of the best reviews they have ever given a ball for sport shot. 
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