Still here and kickin’, I mean bowlin’
Hello bowling fans. It’s been a loooong time since I have posted any updates and I apologize for that. Life has been keeping me super busy but rest assured that I am going to work hard to get back to updating the site on a more regular basis.
Since we last ‘talked’ I have redone the ball return track. The ‘plastic sliding door’ track that I was using was proving to be unreliable and too fragile. They were getting chipped and the ball would try to come off the track where the pieces were chipped at. The solution? I replaced the plastic track with 2 rails made of round 3/4″ PVC pipe! The ball rolls back like a dream just as smooth as can be and cannot fall off the rails. Every ball retrieved from the pit gets smoothly returned to the bowler now, and it even sounds better. I will try and get some pics up real soon of the new return as soon as I can (my camera died so I need to get a new one). We are still bowling on our lane and enjoying it. It has held up incredibly and still looks brand new.
I have not been doing a good job of responding to all of your comments and questions. Rest assured that have already started replying and I will do my best to get to them all. Thank you for your patience as I go through literally a couple of hundred questions and comments. I am also working on adding an FAQ page to the site where many of the recurring questions I get can be addressed so that everyone can get info easier.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who continue to visit the site, even though the new info has been lacking of late. I appreciate all of your interest, your comments and your questions. Over and over I have been reminded of how many people share the same dream of bowling at home and it feels great (we have had over 30,000 hits!). Please continue to share your own projects with me as well, because I love seeing what you all are doing too.
‘Talk’ to you soon.