I am just wondering what most people pay for lineage. There is this one house that is hardly a bowling alley.. It is a recreation center and they have no clue how to run a bowling alley. No improvements. Always broken equipment or junk all over the floor, approaches and tables. They were on the verge of not being certified and "somehow" they managed to pass. It is the only house in town and the only reason I bowl there is so I can bowl a league with my Dad.
Anyway.. They are charging $14.50 lineage for winter this year. They charged $14.00 for summer telling us that was a break cause they weren't going to charge the .50 winter increase. Also, league rate is $1.00 off their normal $4.50 to $5.50 per game.
This is in Northern California about 50 miles from the Bay Area so I can imagine the cost will be higher than most of the country but this seems pretty high.
I'm bowling another league in another town with multiple alleys where the lineage is $11.75. And the alley caters to the bowlers and is putting in $300,000 in improvements over the winter. They are also kicking money into our prizefund that puts the actual lineage down to even lower. They also give us $2.00 practice rates as well as times 2 days a week where we can practice for free.
Sorry for the long rant..
So what is the going rate around the country???
18 mph,350 rpm,PAP 4 3/4 x 1/4 up, 15 deg axis tilt, varied rotational axis deg.. usually 45+
Book Average 220