The oil/oil pattern that is laid or "dressed" onto the lane surface.
Lane conditioner, which is an oil based product, is applied to the front portion of the lane to help protect the lane from the friction of the bowling ball and to create a pattern to create a challenge in bowling.
60 feet. Edit: This is a terribly worded question. Oil patterns are anywhere from 25-45 feet in length depending on what the house decided to put down at that particular time. Most patterns you will bowl on will be 35 feet in length. The lane itself is 60 feet in length.
It is a ball that was made by columbia. The ball would absorb the oil from "wet" lanes so that it could "bleed" the extra oil when bowling on a "dry" lane.
Type your answer here.. Because of the oil
A traditional oil pattern that tends to be in the middle of the lane leaving the edges dry for more friction/hook. This is used in most bowling lanes
The normal term is lane conditioner. In the early days of bowling, oil conditioner was applied to the lane as a barrier to protect the surface from damage over years of use. As lacquer, polyurethane and synthetic surfaces became more popular, oil became part of the sport, much like how grass is grown and cut in golf courses.
oil is applied to preserve the lanes. otherwise lanes would wear down in no time.
The speed of the delivery, the amount of lane oil on the lane that is in the path of the ball, the surface material and level of sanding or polish on the ball.
The back end is the last 15-20 feet of the lane, where it starts to hook into the pocket. It is where the oil is.
The start of the lane is where the most impact of the ball begins. As more and more balls are thrown on a lane, the oil is carried down the lane and the oil starts to shift more towards the mid and back end of the lane. By having a dry back end of the lane, the ball can react better vs sliding.
You don't want to oil a ball. It'll skid around on the lane and you won't score as well as you would like.