Professional Bowling Tips & Techniques : Bowling Lane Length & Width

Professional Bowling Tips & Techniques : Bowling Lane Length & Width


Hi, I am Ed Kramarcik, PBA member and AMF
staff player, and I am here in Longwood Lanes today. Now I want to go over the length of
the lanes and how many boards a lane has. When you coincide these two together, it is
going to help your fundamentals, to bowl a higher score. So the key is to know exactly
where you want to stand, how much feet you have to work with, if the lanes are oily,
if the lanes are dry. All bowling alleys are standard; all over the world they are all
the same; from the foul line to the pin deck you have 60 feet; all lanes are 60 feet, from
the foul line to the pin deck. So you have 60 feet of playing area; and from the channel
to the channel is called the gutter; where people do not want to throw their ball in
the gutter because you will get no score, so we call it the channel. The channel is
on the right and left, which is called also the gutter, and you have 40 boards. So you
have 40 boards going right to left or left to right. From the foul line to the pin deck,
you have 60 feet. So that gives you 60 feet of playing area, 40 boards; if you are standing
on board 17, then you are going to walk, and you are going to hit the second arrow, which
would be your 10 board. So you have 60 feet of playing area and 40 boards to play, so
that just gives you the idea of where you should stand, where you should play, and you
should bowl a good score. Thank you.