Shark

Length: 44 feet

How PBA straight players (less than 250 rev rate) attack Shark:

Where to play: Straight players agree that the best place to start is around the second arrow.
Adjusting to carry down: Straight players agree that the best way to attack
carry down on the Shark is to move further out on the lane and either use the
same ball or change to a more aggressive ball.
Adjusting to lane break down: Right-handers tend to move in and either stay with the same ball or change to a weaker ball. Left-handers stay in the same area and change to a weaker ball.

How PBA tweener players (250-350 rev rate) attack Shark:

Where to play: The unanimous choice for tweeners is to start somewhere near
the third arrow (15th board) and then gradually move deeper inside on the lane.
Adjusting to carry down: A majority of tweeners change to a more aggressive
ball and move deeper on the lane.
Adjusting to lane break down: All players agree that you must move inside
on this pattern, but opinions vary on ball choice. A small majority believe that
changing to a weaker ball is the answer but others think the same or a more
aggressive ball work best for them.

How PBA power players (350 rev rate or more) attack Shark:

Where to play: Most power players indicate they start around the fourth arrow
(board 20). The furthest right any power players said they start is third arrow
(board 15). All agree that once the Shark pattern begins to break down, you
must move deeper inside on the lane.
Adjusting to carry down: Most power players highlight that they change to a
weaker ball and move deeper on the lane.
Adjusting to lane break down: Most players change to a weaker ball and
every power player moves deeper on the lane.

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