View Full Version : Places to leave your bowling ball and temperatures.

09-13-2009, 01:24 AM
What places should you place your bowling balls? The garage? Inside your house somewhere? And what should the temperatures be like? 18 - 22 Celsius or 64 - 72 Fahrenheit? How long would it take to "over heat" your bowling ball?

09-13-2009, 01:44 AM
garage isnt too bad as long as the temp isnt too extreme.. i keep all of mine in the house... NEVER leave them in a hot car!!!

09-13-2009, 04:35 AM
i personally keep it in the back party room at my hom bowling center...its locked safe everynite.. plus its room temperature..: if a bowling ball isnt safe at a bowling alley then theres something terribly wrong here lol:D:D

09-13-2009, 11:08 AM
I leave my equipment at the alley. That way, it's there and I don't have to try to lug the bags around! Even though I did have a 2 ball roller...now, I have 3 balls, plus my mom's 2...so really, the lockers were the best choice!

09-13-2009, 10:46 PM
I keep mine in my basement, and as far as temperatures - they're comfortable at the same temps you're comfortable at if you're wearing short sleeves. What they don't like is constant extreme temp swings . (Extreme being defined by 50+ degrees F, garages in northern climates are murder on balls no matter what you do.) Reason for not keeping them in the car/truck in the summer is that the temps inside can get to 120-140+ depending on location, and temps between 120 and 135 starts to extract oil, and above 140-145 start to seriously compromise the ball.

09-14-2009, 08:17 AM
I keep all of mine in the house. Winter can get pretty brutal here. I've heard of people leaving their ball in the car and it cracking from the extreme cold.

09-14-2009, 03:12 PM
The wife and I keep ours inside the house, down here in Florida it would be just asking for trouble in the garage.

09-15-2009, 03:57 AM
I used to always keep mine in the car in the winter, for extra weight. Never had one crack and never had an issue with ball reaction

09-19-2009, 11:09 PM
I keep mine in the car, and it's pretty hot out, and it sweats some oil out of the ball :) never had any problems with the balls though

09-25-2009, 01:28 PM
i leave mine in the trunk summertime but either put up front with me (in the a/c) or if i have time get the bowling alley 30 minutes prior to let them cool off before using. winter time i keep in the house ,or up in the front (warm) with me. i have heard more damage from extreme heat than cold.but i have never had a problem.but shure have heard horror stories bout damage from heat/cold problems.if i only bowled at one alley id deffinatly invest in a locker.but i like trying different houses.keeps me from being comfortable and sloppy.:)