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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the process? What are the steps involved in buying a bowling alley?
The answer to this question gets its own cute little flow chart on its own web page. See our Process page.
What's the lead time?
It takes about three to four months to get the equipment ordered, prepped, and ready to ship.
How long does it take to install a bowling alley?
A pair of lanes take about one week to install. Single lanes take about six days, and 4-lane projects take about  11 days.
When do you install the equipment?
The window of opportunity is:
* after HVAC is functioning (so our materials can get acclimated) and...
* after permanent electrical power meter is activated (generators and temporary construction pole meters will not work), but...
* before the finished flooring is installed in the bowling room.
How long should the room be?
A regulation bowling alley requires about 88 feet of length for the equipment itself (approach + lane + pinsetter + service aisle). If you want a nice size seating area in front of the lanes, tack on another 12 feet, which means your room needs to be about 100 feet long.
Will you just sell us the equipment so we can install it ourselves?
Our relationship with our main vendor (Brunswick) and our love for humanity prevent us from doing that.
My room isn't quite long enough. Can you install short, non-regulation lanes?
Yes!
My room is only about 50 or 60 feet long. How short is "too short" for bowling lanes?
That's purely a matter of taste. If your bowlers will be mostly kids or people who haven't bowled much, they might not mind. But, serious league and tournament bowlers won't like a non-regulation size.
Do I get a discount if my lanes are short?
It actually requires more labor to cut and splice the materials. But we'll call it a wash.
Can you ship the pinsetters and other large pieces of equipment ahead of time and then come back later to install everything?
We have a strict policy against this for many reasons. After many years of experience, doing this never ends well.
Who does the ongoing maintenance on the equipment? What if I need someone to do a repair?
Most of our customers form a relationship with a 3rd-party technician from a nearby bowling center. There are also some bowling maintenance companies that serve certain regions of the country.
What's the main difference in your equipment packages?
The "Mr Popular" package is our bestseller and is based on the most commonly requested combination of options. Our "Plain Jane" package is for someone who needs only the bare essentials. At the other end of the spectrum, our "Rock Star" package is for those who want all the upgrades and customization.
Is labor and shipping included?
Yes. We also include pre-installation site visits, accessories, under-lane structure, scoring system with monitors, training, and as much consultation as you need during the design phase.
Are there any special requirements for room temperature or humidity?
The bowling room needs to be climate controlled just like any other room in the house. The main thing is to keep the temperature constant.
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Our family was considering a purchase of something fun our whole family could enjoy with ages ranging from 4 to 78. We started researching a number of bowling companies and decided on Fusion Bowling. Why Fusion Bowling? After a short conversation with Matt and Ryan you will know they have the most knowledge and have the best equipment. It turned out to be a fantastic decision. They went above and beyond my expectations. The bowling lanes turned out great. Our whole family is enjoying making memories. I am so impressed with their professionalism and workmanship. I am telling anyone considering bowling lanes or a bowling alley to feel free to call me anytime for a more in-depth reference.
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Keith Mustain
Owner
Brennand Airport
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I had never put a bowling alley in a house before, and so when I was looking for a company to provide that service, I met with Matt at Fusion Bowling. Matt and his team provided all the information that I would need and made sure that I knew every detail of what I needed to do to make sure the job went smooth, they made visits to the site and numerous phone calls to me to confirm all openings and placement of all sleeving needed for wiring and made the job a huge success and a very happy client. I highly recommend Fusion for anyone looking to have a bowling alley installed, for the simple fact that the attention to detail and the communication provided from Matt and his team made the job as simple as possible.
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Greg Givans
President
Triton Builders, Inc.