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#77696 - 01/29/09 04:09 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: VFF57]
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The hardest part of bowling like Pete in my opinion is getting the 90 degree axis rotation without yanking on the ball. I would have trouble getting that much rotation and hitting my mark consistantly. He is a master at it though, and it helps him in a lot of ways.
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#77698 - 01/29/09 04:16 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Originally Posted By: sk8shorty01
The hardest part of bowling like Pete in my opinion is getting the 90 degree axis rotation without yanking on the ball. I would have trouble getting that much rotation and hitting my mark consistantly. He is a master at it though, and it helps him in a lot of ways.


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#77699 - 01/29/09 04:16 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Pete doesn't have *that* high of a rev rate. Higher than me? Sure. But he's on the low end of the tour - when they used to have CATS/Digitrax on the show, he would be around 375.
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#77701 - 01/29/09 04:29 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: cgeorg]
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Who cares if you are a stroker, power stroker, tweener, or cranker. Just get the ball to the pocket grin
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#77707 - 01/29/09 05:14 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: General Pounder]
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Can I be a power tweenker?
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#77708 - 01/29/09 05:19 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: cgeorg]
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#77715 - 01/29/09 06:01 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: General Pounder]
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I agree GP, cg is a tweenker. Sometimes, he is a Cranky Stroker.
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#77757 - 01/29/09 11:02 PM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: Dennis Michael]
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Pete absolutely maximizes his rev rate because of his high axis rotation and zero axis tilt. So he doesn't need the higher rev rate and ball speed, that the other high power bowlers need to get to the breakpoint from the same spot. a dream come true.
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#77763 - 01/30/09 12:20 AM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: Smooth Stroker]
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I'm not really sure if I'm a stroker or a tweener. I used to envy the crankers though - it looks cool, makes lots of noise, and is generally entertaining. Lately I've been paying more attention to consistency, and am thankful that I tend to be more consistent than the majority of crankers I see. It's a little frustrating, though, when their scores are close or even better because they get more pin action and thus more strikes.

Anyway, I'm getting more comfortable playing my own shot, and learning how to use my consistency to my advantage. I'm in my 3rd season (bowled for two then took years off) and am noticing the amount of 'tools in my toolbox'. I can move all over the place and make adjustments to get the ball in the pocket, and most of the crankers I see don't seem to do that as well.

Of course there are crankers that are really talented - lots of them (probably like the ones that read bowling forums!) It just seems to me that there are quite a few crankers who lack control.

My shot is like what someone mentioned above - not tons of revs, and not tons of speed, but it looks like it's aiming 90* to the left and rolling right over the top of the ball (90* axis rotation with no axis tilt??) My hand stays straight, palm in, throughout the whole swing. I figure the less movement there is, the less chance for change, and this game seems to be all about consistency.


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#77783 - 01/30/09 08:02 AM Re: Stroker vs. Tweener [Re: cherry scented]
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90 degree axis rotation would be similar to sitting on a bike and turning the handlebars 90 degrees. The tire would be spinning perpendicular to you.

0 degrees axis tilt means there is no lean to the ball, imagine leaning on a bike. So in other words, the ball is spinning perpendicular to the lanes and the axis of the bowling ball is parallel to the floor.
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