Here is an animation I did that shows how a bowling alley works. This particular design is taken mostly from Brunswick's pinsetter. The ball return is taken from AMF's Gripper ball lift. Please note that I wasn't going for an exact representation of a particular type of bowling alley. This was just to demonstrate the basic understanding of how it all works. I created the geometry in 3ds max and the animation was done in Cinema 4D. I then used After Effects to compile everything and to add sound effects etc.
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77 Comments on “How a Bowling Alley Works”
When the computer failed I was like “Would you like to upgrade to windows 10?”
More like DOS-11
Why was that even in there? Random crap….
Most bowling alley systems still use Windows 98 or older
I found that funny because the alley I go to, it doesn’t matter which lane I’m on, it always fails at least once while I’m there
Hey, Windows XP is the best, don’t judge it because of how old it is
Good, old video but good information!
woah he still hearts comments!
My dad owns a bowling alley this is not true
@Cooper Knickel maybe now they are different than before
Cooper Knickel this is exactly how lots of pinsetters work, especially older ones
This was really cool. Striking even. It bowled me over. Had me on pins. I could go on but I’ll spare you and split.
@People have names? Sorry…your humor’s not really up my alley.
@switch2kryptonite damn you🤣🤣🤣
Exit stage left
Good jokes but please, go away
That’s a very striking argument
…thats what she said
When I was in High School (and as a part time job in my early days in the Air Force) I worked as a pin chaser / machine mechanic at a a couple of differemt bowling alleys. I also had the fun of cleaning the machines at the end of the night. It was actually a pretty fun job.
@Viv K lol couldnt tell the difference
Why is there so much
Ah, yes, of course. And how does that make you feel?
@Tila Likes Bepis XD LOL
Dr. K いや字幕
Wait, wait, wait
what happens if the pins go on the wheel facing the other way?
@Chetan Styles Why would you respond to a comment from a year ago? lol
then tough luck lol
it doesn’t, im sure that they have machines that make sure that something like that doesn’t happen
I had no idea the old crusty guy who went in the back to fix your frozen lane was just restarting windows xp
Knowing what’s happening behind the scenes, it would be pretty terrifying to get dragged in by a bowling ball.
YT WorldWrecker just being crushed by the pin thing? Yeah that’s gonna leave a mark
I saw a video where that happened to a guy. He was fine. Well he was drunk, but I wouldn’t count that since it was a pre-existing condition.
My guy is still liking comments 11 years later, that’s some serious dedication ❤️
@Reg6465 hah yeah
Not yours lol
@Lucky Sevens aha right
Lmao, not yours 😂
It’s 4am and I’m discovering the fascinating mechanics of bowling alley machines
Came here from that angry bowling alley worker😂
Yooooo me toooo!
Whoever invented the pinsetter was a freaking genius. 💯
This was 12 years ago and its still good information.
I love it how it’s a mixture of a 82-70 and a Brunswick A-2