- Bowling Alley: The bowling alley is usually 60 feet
long and 42 inches wide from the foul line to the first pin. The bowling
alley is made of wood. The approach to the foul line is 16 feet long.
There are gutters on each side of the alley.
- Pins: They take the shape of a triangle, which is 36 inches
on one side of it and 15 inches on the other side. The 10 pins are arranged
with 1 pin in the first row, 2 in the second row, 3 in the third row,
and 4 in the fourth. Pins are made of maple wood with a plastic coating.
- Ball: The balls are made of polyester plastic, urethane, or
reactive resin. They can also be made of hard rubber or plastic, and
weigh from 8 to 16 pounds. What a ball is made of effects how it behaves.
When buying a new ball, it doesn't have holes, so you have to visit a professional
to drill holes in it. Make sure that he/she measures the circumference
of the three fingers you use for the bowling ball. Pick a heavy ball, just
not a too heavy ball.
Did You Know?:
long ago a judge would sit
on a stool and determine if there was a foul and there were many
arguments. Now they have electronic foul detectors. They are easy to
use and cause fewer arguments.