Many centers oil the first 45 feet of a lane.
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.
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
This is only done during league bowling. It is done so that no one person gets an advantage from the oil pattern on their lane, due to the fact that they can be slightly different.
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
It starts right near the foul line and usually extends 38 to 42 feet from the foul line. That leaves about 20 feet of lane surface that is without oil, including the pin deck. These measurements are for when the oil is first applied. As bowlers bowl on the pattern, some of the oil migrates further down the lane, as the balls thrown pick up oil and then deposit it on the way to the pins. This is referred to by bowlers as carrydown oil.
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.