Bowling is truly unique in the way it is played because of the oil on the lane. Lane oil is a clear liquid that’s placed from the foul line to within a few feet of the pins.
This is what separates bowling from other sports, because it is the only sport that has an invisible playing field.
This is one of the most difficult concepts for beginning bowlers to grasp. Our coaches explain why oil is put down on the lane and what the difference is between the two lane surfaces (synthetic and wood) when it is applied.
You’ll watch how much oil goes on a lane, how far it is applied down lane and how it protects both the lane and the bowling ball.
Every beginner needs to see this clip to better understand what you are up against the next time you bowl.