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Tenpin stringsetters

I would like to hear from any centre operator that is using Tenpin string pinsetters. Like to have a discussion for all the reasons for using them or not.I know that it becomes increasingly difficult…Continue

Started Apr 19, 2012

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Heinz Gress replied to Scott Stambaugh's discussion What are the best independent chains out west?
"Hi Scott, Just came across your post from October last year. Are you still looking to get involved with a bowling company? We are a small manufacturer/installer of bowling systems and are located in Australia. We offer complete Tenpin systems,…"
Dec 1, 2016
Heinz Gress replied to John Sonnier Jr's discussion Renting lanes by the Hour.
"We have been doing this since 2007, The advantage is that you as the proprietor know exactly the time that your lanes are occupied; something very important for forward booking. The public hates when they booked for a certain time and then have…"
Apr 19, 2014
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Mar 1, 2014
Heinz Gress commented on Chris Holmes's group Beyond Bowling
"Hi Joe, Sorry I haven't been on this forum for some time but like to catch up. I know that our Australian bowling centres charging considerably more as in your country, but I think that this reflects also in the higher wages and salaries. Our…"
Oct 12, 2013
Heinz Gress replied to Manoj Maganti's discussion Starting my own bowling business
"Hi Manoj, Just came across your post from two years ago. I am not sure if you are still looking for setting up a bowling business in your country. Please have a look at my website: www.kegel-sport.com.au there might be something there that is…"
Oct 5, 2013
Heinz Gress commented on Chris Holmes's group Beyond Bowling
"I fully agree with everything that you are saying. The harden Tenpin bowlers will never budge from the free fall pinsetters, but the costs of maintaining them will get more and more expensive. But for the Entertainment centres they are the solution.…"
Aug 18, 2012
Heinz Gress commented on Chris Holmes's group Beyond Bowling
"I fully agree with everything that you are saying The"
Aug 18, 2012
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Jun 9, 2012
Heinz Gress commented on Chris Holmes's group Beyond Bowling
"Hi George: It is good to see comments from the family entertainment side of the bowling fraternity. I have been reading this kind of forum for some time but only recently started to join. I have been in the bowling business for the last 10 years…"
Jun 8, 2012
Heinz Gress commented on Chris Holmes's group Beyond Bowling
"Thank you Joe for your comments. We both agree on some of the reasons for the decline in bowling centres, be it in the States or here in Australia. I see another reason and would like to have your opinion on this. When I started bowling in the…"
May 19, 2012
Heinz Gress commented on Chris Holmes's group Beyond Bowling
"Thank you Chris for starting this forum. I fully agree with you that the bowling industry has to change fundamentally and look at additions to the centres. We all have seen the decline in the occupancy numbers, especially in competition players.…"
May 18, 2012
Heinz Gress replied to scott frager's discussion The Price of Bowling- Worldwide
"Thanks Phil for your reply. I would like to add another angle to this discussion. How many operators have looked lately at their costs, such as: Rent or return on property investment Staffing and mechanic wages Equipment replacements and…"
May 4, 2012
Heinz Gress replied to scott frager's discussion The Price of Bowling- Worldwide
"I am amazed from the game charges in the States. In Australia, you be hard pressed to get a game under $11.50, which is about the same as $12 in US. How can you guys stay in business? Some new modern centres charge up to $20 per game. I am involved…"
May 1, 2012
Heinz Gress replied to James Salisbury's discussion The Alternative
"Hi James, I have read your comment with interest and I would like to add my five cents worth. You are right, Tenpin bowling is not dead, but it struggles to stay alive as the ever increasing costs for the venue operator make it more and more…"
Apr 28, 2012
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Tenpin stringsetters

I would like to hear from any centre operator that is using Tenpin string pinsetters. Like to have a discussion for all the reasons for using them or not.I know that it becomes increasingly difficult to make a profit with conventional free fall pinsetters due to the requirement of a mechanic on duty at all times and the power consumption of the machinery.See More
Apr 19, 2012
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Kegel Sport Pty Ltd
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Moonee Beach NSW Australia
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http://www.kegel-sport.com.au

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