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#125263 - 04/11/10 10:27 PM Bowling Lanes.
Taylor S. Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
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A/S/L: 19/M/ Williamsport, PA
how much do you think it would cost to have a bowling lane, just one lane.
No pinsetter. just the lanes and 10 pins. gutters. and an approach? (not sure if thats included)and the Pit.

cause im trying to convince my parents that if they do this for me it will save them money in the long run! haha, i just gotta set up the pins myself when i wanna bowl (IDC) and my ball back from the back. and spray the oil on myself. just thought what the ballpark price would be?
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#125343 - 04/12/10 05:48 PM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: Taylor S.]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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Too much and you still need about 70 feet of straight open space and after the first week or two you would probably stop using it since you will be tired of setting the pins up and retrieving the ball.
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#125344 - 04/12/10 06:09 PM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
KiddsReign Offline
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Registered: 01/27/10
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A/S/L: 24/m/baltimore
haha def thought about this one a few times. Calvin's right, very expensive.

Off topic... my buddies grand father purchased the woods from a closing alley back in the day, i mean way back. Got them very cheap. I guess he wasnt much of a bowler... he ended up building a squash court with them (one off my other hobbies). We still use the court to this day.
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#125346 - 04/12/10 06:39 PM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: KiddsReign]
desertdog71 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/08
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get a job at a center and bowl for free
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#125349 - 04/12/10 07:50 PM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: desertdog71]
wklstoy Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 782
A/S/L: 58/M/Camano Island, WA
Man, as a league bowler it only costs me $1.50 a line. At that price you could bowl a heck of a lot of games before you get close to the price of building your own lane.
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#125364 - 04/12/10 11:38 PM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: wklstoy]
10PinGaloot Offline

Registered: 05/19/09
Posts: 2094
A/S/L: 65/m/ Woodburn, OR
Used, I think, if you're at the right place at the right time, you can get them for as little as $10K per lane, but they need to be fixed up and maintained.

But with a high of 267 at age 16, I can see why you want one of your own!

The good news, though, is that in a couple of years you can try for a bowling scholarship, or at the very least go to a bowling university.
"If it ain't workin', you're either throwing the ball wrong or throwing the wrong ball."
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"Dry lanes ain't worth a shot!"
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#125371 - 04/13/10 02:38 AM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: 10PinGaloot]
ecub Offline
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Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 342
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Don't forget the cost of the oiling machine.
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#125393 - 04/13/10 07:01 AM Re: Bowling Lanes. [Re: ecub]
Taylor S. Offline
Regional Pro Contender

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 561
A/S/L: 19/M/ Williamsport, PA
Calvin, i would use it more often, i would send my little brother after the pins and what not laugh

i just need to buy oil, not a machine, i can the botttle you spray weeds with and fill it with oil.
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16# Roto Grip Riot
15# C System 3.5
16# Yankee Doodle Spare Ball. "Captain America"
15# Storm IQ Pearl
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Average: 203


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