|Boonton Lanes Comments - Add your comment|
|Comment Date: 6/5/2014 Name: Louis webb|
|I haven't bowled there since 2006 because i live in sussex county i bowl at sparta lanes i use to get 220+ there so hopefully for the tournament of champions i will do the same |
|Comment Date: 10/17/2013 Name: Sadly-No longer a center for league bowlers|
|Unfortunately the lane conditions for leagues have deteriorated to the point that it is almost comical. Averages in every league are down substantially since last year. If the management can obtain a new lane machine, and put a reasonable shot down, perhaps they could restore the faith of their dedicated bowlers before the mass exodus occurs at the end of the league half/season.|
|Comment Date: 2/28/2012 Name: Anonymous|
|CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Doug McLaughlin for bowling his first 300 game in the Monday Night Mens Mixed League. Go Orangemen!|
|Comment Date: 10/16/2009 Name: Anonymous|
|I understand that Gary DeBoer rolled a 877 (279,300,298)last Tuesday, 10/14. With a series like that, I thought that there would have been something in the sports page of the local newspaper. I thought that would be a plus also for Boonton Lanes! |
|Comment Date: 8/20/2009 Name: Anonymous|
|they need to give discounts to pba members |
|Comment Date: 8/16/2009 Name: Victoria|
|My family has been bowling there (leagues and fun) since the 1980s and it's the best lanes I've bowled at (which are about 9 lanes)! I highly recommend them. |
|Comment Date: 6/21/2009 Name: Ron|
|I thought the staff there has always been very cool. Matt at night and that guy who get's things going early on Sundays is cool too!
Complaints... they have no ProShop to speak of. Never anything in stock including NewSkin and bowling tape. The balls are $150 there and you can get them online for $77. It's just weird that way.
The lanes are usually bone dry no matter when you go. They must be cutting back and using little oil to stretch out the costs further.
This place has TONS of specials though! The most generous to customers I have EVER seen! You can bowl 15 games for $12 about 4 days a week!
|Comment Date: 2/16/2009 Name: James|
|Comment Date: 2/16/2009 Name: will |
|im a lefty and i can throw equipment drilled for a righty here and it will still over hook. so sad, soooooo sad|
|Comment Date: 11/27/2008 Name: Tony Romo|
|I love this place. I go with Jessica. A lot. I bowled a 100 one time!! My pinky hurts...|
|Comment Date: 8/8/2008 Name: sarah|
|too hot yes please it is summer and is it too much to ask to be nice ??|
|Comment Date: 7/9/2008 Name: Much Improved|
|The complaints prior to summer 2007 are valid about the lane conditions. That is no longer the case.
Synthetic lanes were installed, and a top notch mechanic is on duty. He's got the machines working just fine. If you bowl here, and find yourself still complaining about conditions, I have to say you need to find another sport. I am in 3 leagues here, and the average has gone up 15 pins across all leagues since last summer. I am not the only person.
The ONLY complaint is about the temperature inside. Its the middle of summer, and it is HOT in there. No air conditioning, or very little. Thermostat reads 81 degrees in there. People all around are drenched in sweat and beat red. Not enjoyable for social leagues. Once that is resolved, no worries whatsoever. All I can say is if you were turned off bowling there before, give it another shot, you will like what you see. |
|Comment Date: 2/26/2008 Name: Linda|
|I was surprised at the comments were so unfavorable. I have bowled here the past 9 months on two different leagues and I find the staff very helpful. While we all grumble about oil patterns, there is always oil (even in the summer). Never having bowled at Boonton when Mike was there I cannot compare it but to me its a decent place.|
|Comment Date: 1/28/2007 Name: been here for 17 years and will be leaving..|
|I have bowled here for to many years.. Mike who was a pain in the butt and lazy, was better then this company that owns it now.. Ok, people that work there are rude.. most of them at pizza hut have no clue, Sarah and Linda at least know what their doing.. As for the desk I believe hes name is kevin ( the one that replaced Mike ) at least tries to help.. All the rest need to be replaced, or sent for classes on how to treat people.. OK when Mike and he dad owned the place the oil wasn't always being changed and the people weren't as mean... I have been in the back woods of PA. and bowled on much better lanes and so much more advanced then Boonton Lanes.. Sad but true... Soon to be Ex- Bowler and many say they are leaving too.. |
|Comment Date: 11/20/2006 Name: N/A|
|Only reason I still go there is because I'm on a league, but I don't know for how much longer. The re-vamp of the approach area is a nightmare, and you have ball returns that tear the balls up. If they're not able to fix the lanes properly, my ball is going into my attic for a long rest.|
|Comment Date: 10/9/2006 Name: N/A|
|Went there a couple time on Sunday because of special price if U get there before 11:30. The staff there were cruel, not helpful. I agreed with other post that they need to be update with their staffs not just the lane. The old lady with an attitude. I took the kid to have fun, but instead met with the old lady at the counter that turned me off. We won't go there again.|
|Comment Date: 6/11/2006 Name: League/Big Time customer|
|i have bowled here for some years now and the lanes are always different and never consistent and the best people there are Tina,Bob,Nacy and Kevin other than that this place is bad. the owner is lazy and doesnt want to do anything else but sit around i can manage this place better with my friends.
|Comment Date: 4/22/2006 Name: Keith|
|Great place for family fun!!!!!!!!!|
|Comment Date: 2/10/2006 Name: league bowler|
|The management does not listen, lane consistency
does not exist. The ball returns are the worst. As for the staff the bartenders are ok, there is only one good person at the desk his name is Kevin. The rest have attitudes. The price is outrageous for a game of open bowling. The facility is old and needs to be updated. The owners [nationwide] better wake up.
A lot of good people are talking about moving their leagues or stop bowling altogether!|
|Comment Date: 9/21/2005 Name: Dean Eltzer|
|Lanes are ok the staff is very bad especially if you get one of the older members. They aren't very helpful and actually have an attitude problem.|
|Comment Date: 7/18/2004 Name: anonymous|
|I have been bowling there for at least 4 years and they have never had any problems, they have helpful staff and I even got lessons from the owner. They don't have the greatest pro shop but the pizza hut and bar make up for it. |
|Comment Date: 7/1/2004 Name: Local Bowler|
|If you are a real bowler, stay away! The lanes are a joke. Your White Dot will start hooking as soon as it touches the lanes.|
|Comment Date: 4/2/2004 Name: UNKNOWN|
|There's no place like home. Best lanes around. They have ATM, cigs. pizza hut, and a bar. What else do you want?|
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