Bumper bowling is the best thing ever!  I highly recommend renting a kid if you don’t have one and going to try it.  No possibility of gutter balls improves your game tremendously.  For a while there the SO was convinced that the kid was going to beat him regardless and this was worrying him but he did prevail.  He even beat me on the last game by pulling out a miracle two strikes in the 10th frame.

Z has flair and form on her approach.  She holds the ball against her chest and then backs up to the carpeting.  Then she runs full speed to the lane, stops cold, drops the ball, and runs back.  We had to remind her to watch to see if she hit any pins.  Once she even got the ball to stop halfway down the lane.  That takes skill.