If you know which type of bowler you are you’ll be better able to improve your game – it will also help you to make better judgments when you buy your bowling kit from shop.bowlersparadise.com or some other bowling store. You mustn’t try to be any of these categories; you’ve got to go with the flow of what comes naturally to you. All bowlers have a slightly different style so whatever you are you will be something unique!
Crankers – are the power bowlers, the ones who blast the pins to smithereens with the sheer power and high number of revolutions. They often have a high backed swing and really open their shoulders preceding the delivery thus generating tons of power. Some crankers do have a relatively low back swing with a cupped wrist creating all those revolutions.
Crankers have the power but this style of bowling isn’t always as accurate as they would like and splits are a constant threat. Crankers are much more prone to throwing splits than other types of bowler.
Strollers – are the smooth operators of the bowling lane, relying on accuracy more than sheer power – lots of the professionals could be regarded as strollers. The swing of a stroller is usually parallel with the ground and the ball does have less revolutions than that of the cranker – in stroking consistency is the key over power.
Strollers may have accuracy but their slower delivery doesn’t always have enough oomph to plow across the pins like the cranker does.
Tweeners – are something in between, a kind of hybrid between the cranker and the stroller. Bowlers may be labeled as tweeners because their style doesn’t really fit into cranker or stroller – he may execute a back swing which is pretty high but not high enough to be a cranker, in fact some tweeners have many cranker qualities without the necessary strength of the wrist to really execute the necessary power. If a bowler isn’t a cranker and isn’t a stroller he must be a tweener.
Tweeners are overall the most versatile types of bowler you’ll come across with the skill to adapt their game for the power shots when necessary and the accuracy of a stroller. They bowl the ball at an average speed with a smooth delivery and a back swing which isn’t high and isn’t low, it’s somewhere in the middle.
So what type of bowler are you?
- Do you have a high back swing and really try to power the ball to explode the pins with loads of revolutions – if so you’re a cranker (and you probably suffer from quite a few splits).
- Do you rely more on the accuracy of your bowling rather than power – sending the ball with a low, parallel back swing and an accurate aim at the pins – if so you’re a definite stroller.
- Does your bowling style lay firmly between the two – because if it does then you’re a tweener. It’s no good fighting it, you are what you are . . .
Whatever type of bowler you are you’ll find a great selection of gear and equipment at http://shop.bowlersparadise.com – why not take a look and see what they’ve got to suit your style.