Viper

Length: 37 feet

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

Where to play: Straighter players tend to start around the first arrow.
Adjusting to carry down: Straighter players tend to move further out on the lane while either using the same ball or changing to a weaker ball.
Adjusting to lane break down: Most straight players tend to move deeper on the lane and stay aggressive.

 

How PBA’s tweener players (250-350 rev rate) attack Viper:

Where to play: Most tweeners start between boards four and eight on this pattern,
then move deeper inside on the lane as the pattern breaks down.
Adjusting to carry down: Right-handed bowlers tend to move deeper with a
more aggressive ball while left-handed bowlers move further out with a more
aggressive ball.
Adjusting to lane break down:When the lanes begin to break down, almost
all tweener style players move deeper with a weaker bowling ball.

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

Where to play: Almost all the power players start between boards five and 12
on this pattern, then move deeper inside on the lane as the pattern breaks down.
A few power players note that they can play further outside than that on some
surfaces. All power players highlight that this pattern tends to break down fairly
quickly and that they have to make big moves.
Adjusting to carry down: As the oil carries down, most PBA power players
move deeper on the lane with a more aggressive ball.
Adjusting to lane break down:When the lanes begin to break down, a large
majority of PBA power players move inside with a weaker bowling ball.

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