Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:X.XX.XX.X
Medium:X.XX.XX.X
Dry:X.XX.XX.X
Sport:X.XX.XX.X

Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Brand:
Name:Teal Rhino Pro
Reviewed:August 2023
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Coverstock Specs
Name:Activator Plus 3.0 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 2000 SiaAir
Color:Teal
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Core Specs
Name:Vintage Light Bulb
Type:Symmetrical
RG:2.568
Diff:0.032
Int. Diff:0.000

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The iconic Teal Rhino Pro is back, 30 years after its original release. This new version has been updated for today’s conditions while sporting the same color and logo as the original. The core design stays similar to the original, as the Teal Rhino Pro sports a two-piece design with no filler material. The traditional light bulb shape is consistent with other two-piece bowling balls that usually have a higher RG and a lower differential. The big update comes to the outside part of the bowling ball. Resins have changed massively over the last three decades, and the Teal Rhino Pro uses the Activator Plus 3.0 Solid cover. It is finished at 500/1000/2000 SiaAir, leaving the ball rough and allowing it to pick up in the front and midlane. This ball was much smoother at the breakpoint than other balls in the current Brunswick line. This motion was very useful at controlling the breakpoint on patterns that have very crisp back ends, as well as on conditions that can cause other balls to have an over/under reaction.

Cranker had the best ball reaction on the medium oil pattern with the Teal Rhino Pro at its box finish. The dull surface picked up quickly off his hand, smoothing out the shape at the breakpoint. He liked how aggressive he could be with his release, without worrying about the ball overreacting when it came out of the pattern. However, if he didn’t catch all of it at the bottom, it wasn’t hard to leave a flat 10 pin. As the pattern started to break down, he had two options to keep the Teal Rhino Pro striking with the box finish.

Additional Brunswick Teal Rhino Pro Resources

Click here to visit Brunswick's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.