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Why Do Bowling Lane Conditions Vary?



By:bowlingball.com
Publish Date: 10/3/15

bowlingball.com continues our series of Editorial articles to express opinions about the bowling industry. This article asks why do bowling lane conditions vary?

Please participate and let us know your experiences with changes to lane conditions.

Let’s get you started by saying that there are certainly several logical reasons why lane conditions vary in leagues and in tournaments from week to week or day to day.

Some changes in conditions can be surprising or even frustrating to bowlers and some might be welcomed?

Lane conditions may vary slightly because of the following general reasons:

*Adjusted volume of oil on a given pattern based on bowling linage and scoring.

*Extending or reducing the length of oil application.

*Adjusted ratios of oil application either across the lane, down the lane, or both.

*Humidity variations.

*Temperature variations.

*Mechanical malfunction issues with lane machines.

*Changes in the type of lane oil in use.

*Surface maintenance such as screening procedures or resurfacing the lane surfaces.







Perhaps you have other ideas why lane conditions vary and what challenges these changes cause?

We would like to read your comments so kindly place them in our blog section immediately below this article and share with us your what you are thinking please.

We thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to reading your comments.

Your comments will assist us in developing new articles with information we know you seek?

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