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  • phoenix s starting oil 3ft after foul line?

    Ok heres my question. I work in a smaller center with a lot of open bowling. Many of our customers are first timers and tend to pass the foul line and bust their hind end. My manager thinks it would be a good idea to start the pattern like 5ft out id be happy with three. Is there an easy way to do that without affecting the current program my leagues are all happy with the current shot I just wanna basically cut out the first 3ft.

  • #2
    If you do that you will be burning your heads, oil is there to protect your lane surface. Turn your foul lights on.
    I'm going fishing and camping!


    • #3
      If I am correct, AMF controlled operations are required to keep the first 18 inches from the foul line stripped and cleaned -- their lane machines are programmed for this also.
      As for doing this with the PhoenixS, it's been a while since playing with one but you should be able to adjust (SUBTRACT) the travel distance of the program then place/start the machine that same amount down the lane instead of at the foul line. But someone else has probably got all that figured out and when they wake up and read this should be able to give the quick instructions for it.


      • #4
        Originally posted by PJ View Post
        If you do that you will be burning your heads, oil is there to protect your lane surface. Turn your foul lights on.
        Doesn't matter when they drop the ball on the approach 6-12 inches BEFORE the foul line anyway. Foul lights won't stop all of them, but do help sometimes.


        • #5
          Foul lights always on!

          Put the stickers on the foul lines - slip hazard - they are available in many places


          • #6
            My foul lights are always on they do work . We have signs everywhere warning customers that it's slippery past the foul line , but people are people. Its not my idea to do this its wat my manager wants. That being said im asking for help on how to do this not why I shouldn't. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.


            • #7
              What version of software do you have?
              Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions with Color Enhancer
              Cleaner: Fabuloso Spring Fresh with Bleach Alternative
              Cloth: ShamWow!
              Machine: Johnny 5
              Surface: Melamine-impregnated, phenolic-treated, high pressure pressed craft paper


              • #8
                How do i find that out ill check during my league tomorrow


                • #9
                  Should show on the screen when you first plug it in. Bottom right corner I believe.
                  I'm going fishing and camping!


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