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San Dee Lanes

342 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne

Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six at San Dee Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

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Highlights

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

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Garytop reviewer
20 ratings9 reviews1 photos
6 days ago
Nice bowling alley in the basement. Very friendly staff. Prices are excellent. Only negative would be that it's small & balls are limited.
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Cleotop reviewer
22 ratings7 reviews
September 7, 2021
Us the best place to play.
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RODNEYtop reviewer
12 ratings10 reviews
September 7, 2021
Nice and cozy bowling alley to take the kids and family. The manager was really kool and accommodating. He made you feel at home and went out his way to make the experience worthwhile. I am sorry I cant remember his name right now but kudos to him and the bowling alley. I will gladly return there to bowl again in the near future.
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Nickolatop reviewer
10 ratings6 reviews
September 1, 2021
I enjoy coming here because it’s never been too crowded in my opinion and it’s cool. They could serve up some snack options but hey.
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Michele
1 ratings1 reviews
August 30, 2021
It's obvious that this is an older bowling alley, but it was clean, and the stafff was very friendly and accommodating. Great for families with young children.
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Ritatop reviewer
15 ratings13 reviews
August 25, 2021
pleasant, fun atmosphere
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Yamirtop reviewer
8 ratings5 reviews
August 21, 2021
Great time , lots of fun
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Guest
3 ratings3 reviews
August 18, 2021
I love this place !!
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $16.50 for Two Games of Bowling for Two with Shoe Rental ($30 value)
  • $31 for Two Games of Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental ($60 value)
  • $43.50 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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid on Mondays. Limit 3 per person. Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 365 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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