April 19, 2011 Leave a comment
This is a bowling tips article on how the seasons and the weather can affect bowling conditions.
|If you’ve been in the sport of bowling for very long, you know that there are many variances from night to night in the conditions of the lane. One factor that should be taken into consideration when you approach the bowling center is the condition of the weather outside and the season that you’re in.|
This is also true of the part of the country or the world that you’re in. An example would be Arizona, for instance, has very dry and hot air, Colorado has cold and dry air, and the Midwest has very humid air.
These are just a few examples to give you an idea of what I am referring to as far as location and how it affects your bowling environment.
These environmental changes will make the conditions in one part of the country or world act differently than another. This is not as much of a factor with today’s modern synthetic lanes as it was with older wood lanes.
It does still affect the conditions just not as much. A lot of the synthetic lane panels are put on top of the old wood and as you know wood shrinks and swells with humidity.
This is a major reason why from night to night your conditions, even though the center dresses them the same, act differently. Not only are the lanes affected but the bowling pins themselves as they have wood in their core.
So now we know that the lanes and the bowling pins just like your old wooden door at home are affected by the weather outside even with the newer synthetic lanes although just not as much.
Unless you’re center has humidity control that can keep a constant relative humidity inside the center, there’s no way that the lane conditions cannot be affected by the weather and humidity outside.
Some of these theories have changed over the years.
Typically on a hot, sunny dry day, the lanes would tend to dry out faster.
On a hot humid day the bowling pins are harder to knock down; August and July in the Midwest.
A winter environment, like January in the Midwest with drier subzero temperatures, the lane conditions tend to be crisper and drier but yet the bowling pins do tend to fall better.
In the old days they used to say when it was raining outside the pins were hard to knock down.
I have noticed just the opposite. I personally look forward to rainy days for two reasons, the shot lasts longer and does not break down as quick and increased pin carry because of the extra humidity in the air.
Bowling Lane conditions are affected greatly by the weather along with the part of the country you’re in.
A Drier environment will react differently than a humid environment.
Rainy days tend to make the shot last longer especially on wood lanes.
Sunny, dry days with a lot of humidity make bowling pins very heavy.
Very cold dry days like in the middle of winter the lane conditions normally are drier and crisper but yet the pins seem to react well.
Take into consideration the weather outside as playing an important key in the conditions that you’re bowling on.
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