Bowling And Disco Bowling In Vienna
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What is the difference between bowling and skittles?
Bowling originally emerged from skittles, so the two disciplines cannot be separated too strictly from each other. This goes back to the story that Europeans in America wanted to bypass a ban on the game of bowling at the time and therefore developed the modified form of bowling. The most important differences here at a glance:
Tenpins vs nine cones
The two disciplines differ in the following points: bowling counts ten goals, skittles only nine. The goals in bowling are called pins, in bowling, it is important to hit the pins. The bowling pins are arranged in a triangle, the skittles are in the shape of a diamond. Another difference is that bowling balls have holes in them. This is because bowling balls, also called balls, are heavier than bowling balls. The holes are used for better controllability when throwing. You can visit bowling balls buyer guide to see the information of bowling balls you want to use or buy.
The weight of the balls
While bowling balls are lighter and smaller, bowling balls can weigh up to 7.25 kg and, in contrast to the balls in bowling, are all the same size despite the different weight (at least in professional bowling). The behavior of the ball, when thrown, is another distinguishing feature. Since bowling lanes are oiled, bowling balls slide towards their target as the ball rolls while bowling.
The difference in the rules and the skittles
The number of throws and whether you can clear away with a second throw if you don’t hit a strike – all pins fall – differentiate bowling from bowling. The strings on the skittles are another distinguishing feature because bowling doesn’t have any strings, the pins are set up again with metal handles.
Bowling alley vs bowling alley
In bowling, there are 4 lanes that are played on, these are the asphalt or classic lane, the plank lane as well as the scissors lane, or the bowling lane. You can find out more about the bowling lanes in our article on bowling lanes in Vienna. When it comes to bowling, there is only the bowling alley. Bowling facilities usually have 4 or 6 lanes, 8 lanes are rarely found. The smallest bowling facility in Austria, which is located in beautiful Villach, has 8 lanes. The largest bowling center with 32 lanes is the PLUS Bowling Center in the 17th district, there is definitely enough space here to let friends roll the balls. You can find detailed information on the individual types of bowling alleys in our article Bowling in Vienna! In the following, we dedicate ourselves to bowling in Vienna.
Disco bowling and bowling in Vienna
So far, we have really explained in great detail what bowling is and how it differs from bowling. We also offer more detailed information about bowling, but in a separate article about the bowling alleys in Vienna. If you don’t want to play bowling too seriously as a sport, but prefer to enjoy this game with friends as a start to a weekend celebration, we recommend disco bowling!
What is disco bowling?
Disco Bowling is bowling pins with cork pops. For music videos and LED shows, you rent a train with friends and let the ball roll or slide. It’s a lot of fun in the right group! And most providers of disco bowling also offer special packages for you and your friends, so that you have a really fun start to the evening. So on Fridays and Saturdays, you are surrounded by other party-goers, sometimes a DJ plays in the background and the bars stay open during the night. In Vienna, some centers offer disco bowling. We have put all the information together for you and listed the bowling alleys in Vienna by district!