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342 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne

Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six at San Dee Lanes (Up to 58% Off)

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Knock down pins at underground bowling center equipped with automatic scoring devices and a full bar

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tess
1 ratings1 reviews
3 days ago
They were very clean and organized. Very attentive to guests and addressed our concerns immediately and efficiently. It's a small bowling alley but very cozy. We are definitely going back even if we dont have a groupon!
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Asim
3 ratings2 reviews
5 days ago
Very good environment. The people that work there are very nice and keep the place very clean.
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ELIZABETHTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
10 ratings9 reviews
December 20, 2020
They follow COVID guidelines. Are super clean and take your information in case of trace and tracking. They are super friendly and have a full Bar with decent prices. Definitely will recommend and look into for future visits.
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Jorge
4 ratings1 reviews
November 25, 2020
Love this place great workers and a great place for kids and adults
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JEANETTETOP REVIEWER
5 ratings5 reviews
November 24, 2020
Great business. Safe environment. Follow's COVID protocols. Very clean. Highly recommended.
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RadhaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
13 ratings6 reviews2 photos
October 24, 2020
Please read my review on yelp for pictures. This place is clean and safe and just a great way to get out and do something even amidst Covid
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Jie
8 ratings4 reviews
November 14, 2020
clean place and friendly staff s
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JEANETTETOP REVIEWER
5 ratings5 reviews
September 23, 2020
Great place to bowl and has implemented Covid-19 safety measures. Family oriented and place is very clean.
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $14.02 for Two Games of Bowling for Two with Shoe Rental ($30 value)
  • $26.35 for Two Games of Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental ($60 value)
  • $36.98 for Two Games of Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental ($90 value)

Automatic Pinsetters: What’s Going on Back There?

When you’re focused on getting a strike, it’s easy to ignore the action at the end of the lane. Read on to learn how automatic pinsetters make that second roll possible.

Though automatic pinsetters were being developed by bowling companies as early as the 1910s, it was an alley owner who provided the push for their mass production. In the 1930s, George Beckerle reportedly complained to inventor and regular bowler Gottfried Schmidt about his pinboys—they just wouldn’t stick around. At the time, pins were almost universally set by human hands, often those of low-paid teenage boys. They perched on a ledge behind the pins, waiting to jump down into the ball pit, slide the ball back to the bowler, and then reset the pins for the next roll. Though the work was dull, pinboys still had to keep an eye on the game and watch out for angry bowlers who might take their frustration out on their shins. Serious injuries were not uncommon.

Just like their human predecessors, automatic pinsetters clear away fallen pins and create a new rack before the start of a frame. They can do this very quickly—the AMF 8800 Gold Edition pinsetter holds the world speed record, with a strike cycle time of 8.5 seconds. At the start of a frame, a sensor located a few feet from the pins detects a roll. After the ball falls into the ball pit, a rectangular sheet of metal called the sweep lowers to guard the pins from illegal rolls and lost shuffleboard players. Next, the pin table, outfitted with 10 holes, lowers on top of the standing pins and grasps them with its tongs. Then, the sweep pulls back, knocking the downed pins into the ball pit just before the pin table replaces the remaining pins.

As the spent pins are pushed toward the pin elevator by a conveyor, the ball veers off through a door, where it will travel under the lane and back up to the bowler. Meanwhile, the pins continue on into the pin elevator, which feeds the pin distributor that lets the pin table emerge with a fresh rack of 10 when the second roll is finished—any lane has a total of 20 pins moving through its guts at all times. Today, pinboys are mostly as extinct as dodos or goblins, but a few bowling alleys still hew to the nostalgic, if somewhat perilous, old system.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid on Mondays. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 120 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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