Bowling Lane Cheetah Pattern
has 5 named lane patterns. This entry will cover the Cheetah
A Bowling Lane Pattern
is the way the oil is applied to the lane. Oil does not have to be put down in a uniform manner. A bowling
lane is 60 feet long, and different oil patterns exist to keep the game interesting.Cheetah
measures 35 feet in length and is the shortest of the five patterns. Sometimes used on lane surfaces that are well worn, it tries to maximize the area on the lane with less wear, which is usually extremely close to the gutter. Because of this, players tend to migrate toward those spots to take advantage of the more pristine surface areas. The cheetah
is exciting for its ability to allow players to make "risk-reward" decisions based on playing near the gutter. The scoring pace is normally medium to high for this pattern.