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#68340 - 10/07/08 09:00 PM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Justinmill14]
Steven manier Offline
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Registered: 10/05/08
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my parents are the ones that got me hooked into bowling and ive been competitively bowling since i was about 5-6 (i started around 2)
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#68354 - 10/08/08 09:47 AM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Steven manier]
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I wish i could bowl everyday now. Though i have to pay the bills and stuff so i dont think i could do that.

When i was in junior leagues i use to be at Bowling Alley almost every day. Either Bowling, Volunteering, or going with parents to there leagues.
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#68365 - 10/08/08 11:03 AM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Brandon510]
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Registered: 03/28/06
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A/S/L: 40/M/Midlothian, IL
My mom started working at the bowling alley in town when I was a freshman. If I didn't have some sort of sport practice, I was there. I knew the owner pretty well and he would let me bowl all of the time. When I got into college, there was an alley on campus that I started working at. I was in the alley every day. I was also bowling on the team so most of my extra time was spent in a bowling alley. At one time, I was bowling in 5 leagues a week and 2 practices a week as well as tourneys and other times I just went out and bowled. That was a different time though. No responsibilities. I was up around 50-100 games a week easy. Now, I bowl once a week. Then, I never missed league. Now, I have missed 4 weeks already and am not going again tonight so my wife can go to a meeting. That is what happens as you get older and start having kids.
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#69365 - 10/25/08 12:41 AM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Justinmill14]
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Registered: 10/24/08
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A/S/L: 19/M/Cleveland, Ohio
I actually bowl on particular nights, basically the "unlimited bowling" nights. I pay a flat fee of somewhere between $6-$9 for the night and get about 2.5 or 3 hours of all I can bowl. I end up bowling a minimum of 2 times a week and usually get either 3 or 4 times a week. I can't imagine getting any less and I would always enjoy more
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#69368 - 10/25/08 12:49 AM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Rack Wrecker]
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Registered: 06/22/08
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A/S/L: 24/m/MA, USA
^ jeez, thats cheap. my 3 hour all-you-can-bowl is $18, and only on friday and saturday nights at that.
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#69390 - 10/25/08 12:54 PM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: NewEnglandBowler]
Rack Wrecker Offline
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 460
A/S/L: 19/M/Cleveland, Ohio
I didn't realize it was that cheap but I never thought it was expensive either so. Wow, $18 is more than I could afford to spend right now, I'm a college student and as if $30-40k a year isn't enough to tap someone out to start with tacking on almost $20 every night I want to bowl would definitely put me in the poor house. Being a commuter helps my tuition costs a bit but then gassing up the buggy sucks the wallet bone dry all over again. Between school, food, gas, bowling, bowling balls, and nights out I'm surprised my part time job is scraping by!

I don't want to sound like I'm rubbing people's noses in it, because that's not at all what I'm trying to do, but I hopefully should be bowling tonight actually for only about $7.50 from 11-1 tonight. Obviously having your own bowling shoes cuts the cost by 2 or 3 bucks a night so I went out when I first started bowling and bought a pair for both comfort and the fact that they basically paid for themselves and then some by now.

With the US economy the way it is, not to bring any politics or anything into this thread, money is tight for all of us, bowling lanes included I suppose
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#69429 - 10/25/08 10:34 PM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: NewEnglandBowler]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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A/S/L: 32/m/maryland
During the summer a few of the centers around me will do all you can bowl for 3 hours for about $9 on Sunday's. Now the cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights are a different story and its at least $15 for usually 2 maybe 3 hours. Some run quarter-mania on some nights, usually in the summer where you pay about a $5 cover charge and then its twenty five cents a game.
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#69434 - 10/26/08 12:37 AM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
Reconbbs Offline
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Registered: 01/15/06
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fridays and saturdays at my home bowling alley is 52 bucks a lane for 2 hours on friday and saturday. But monday is pretty good tho. 2 hours for 5 bucks.
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#69440 - 10/26/08 08:29 AM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Reconbbs]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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A/S/L: 32/m/maryland
I think one of the centers I bowl in does that as well on cosmic, but I think it's $64 a lane but that's only feasible if you have 5 more more people on that one lane. This same center changes the price for cosmic on Saturday's from $15 to $17 a person.
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#69462 - 10/26/08 06:25 PM Re: it seems like all i want to do is bowl [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
Rack Wrecker Offline
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 460
A/S/L: 19/M/Cleveland, Ohio
Wow. I haven't bowled cosmic in about a year and only would plan on doing so if I had a group of friends. For me I find it a bit more challenging to stay consistent with my shots and my line when its extremely dark, smokey, flashing lights and loud music. But its still fun in the right situation. I would like to go again soon sometime if I can find a group of people and the right price
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