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

Customer Reviews

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bowling alley
parking spaces
family atmosphere
9 ratings3 reviews
23 hours ago
Great little bowling alley for the family. High tech score recording. Very helpful staff.
3 ratings2 reviews
October 11, 2021
I bought the 6 people deal, 2 games with shoes. Everyone had a wonderful time. It was a birthday treat. And 2 games was enough. Being that it was 6 people, it seemed to stretch, for 2 people it may seem too fast. The staff was very friendly, got the shoes and the lane fast. It was very spacious and wide. Didn’t have a problem with people crowding over each other. Didn’t feel like the place was old or outdated as another reviewer mentioned. They had a vending machine with candy and chips. A drink bar which we didn’t utilize. We did order burgers, fries and drink. They didn’t have pizza even tho that was advertised on their TVs. They also had a few other games like basketball which we didn’t play. It was a nice spot and best of all was the pricing. All other places charged double so this place was a great deal! I will definitely go again the next time I’m in that area.
2 ratings1 reviews
October 10, 2021
Great time and great service
4 ratings4 reviews
September 23, 2021
Excellent place great service!
3 ratings3 reviews
September 20, 2021
Great place..nice staff
Garytop reviewer
20 ratings9 reviews1 photos
September 11, 2021
Nice bowling alley in the basement. Very friendly staff. Prices are excellent. Only negative would be that it's small & balls are limited.
Cleotop reviewer
22 ratings7 reviews
September 7, 2021
Us the best place to play.
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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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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