Cortina Bowling

Come and have fun playing Bowling

With the passing of the years, QubicaAMF’s passion for bowling hasn’t died at all. It’s nearly impossible to talk about the beginnings of bowling without having QubicaAMF in the back of your mind. The company dates as far as 1900, and Fred Schmidt, the inventor, is the one who revolutionized the world of bowling with his brilliant ideas.

In the past, games such as bowling and billiard were considered high end, but with the help of some innovators such as Roberto Vaioli, Luca Drusiani, and Emanuele Govoni, they became a lot more accessible to everyone. The innovators understood that bowling could be more than just a simple entertainment, so they started looking at it as a sport as well. They later on become sponsors of the AMF World Cup, which with time became one of the most successful bowling competitions and at the same time responsible for the development of professional bowling at a worldwide scale.

QubicaAMF is a worldwide leader in building, developing and modernizing bowling centers. Cortina Bowling of Oradea Shopping City benefits of QubicaAMF equipment, and has 8 lanes equipped with professional systems, at competition standards. The lanes have features that maximize performance, and an exclusive design which helps with high scoring, that can only make the player happy.

The bowling equipment of Oradea Shopping City was directly installed by the Qubica AMF representatives and is certified in conformity with the American Bowling Congress, and the equipment is part of the highest performing series on the market.


How to Choose the Right Bowling Ball

Before starting to play, you must choose the right weight for your ball. Bowling balls weight anywhere from 9 to 16 lbs (4.1 to 7.3 kg).

Try and find a ball that fits your fingers. The edges of the ball’s hole should be touched by both sides of your thumb, and at the same time, you should be able to easily remove your fingers out of the hole. Keeping your thumb inside the hole, stick your middle and ring finger in the other 2 holes. The holes should allow taking your fingers out of them comfortably.


2bowHold the ball in line with your right shoulder. Your shoulder should be on an imaginary line that connects your target with the pins. The wrist of the hand you will throw the ball with should be by your hip. Put all your weight on the leg leg that is opposite to the hand you are throwing the ball with.

Distance to the Foul Line

We’re referring to the distance that will be between you and the foul line, at the moment of throwing the ball. If you are too far away from it, your steps will probably be too big and balancing and throwing will be rushed. If you are too close, the last few steps will be too short and you won’t be as accurate. Once you decided on the right position, you should stick to it. Constant throwing is a key factor, and should become your second nature. So…keep practicing!

Turn your back to the pins, and place yourself at a distance of approximately 5 cm. of the foul line. Simulate a throw starting with your steps, and finishing it by bending your knee and swinging your arm. Notice the position of your front leg. This is where your heels should be when you are getting ready to throw.


Step 1: Pushing

Push the ball forward without overdoing it. Then put your right leg forward (left leg if you are a lefty). The speed of the ball can be changed depending on how high you lift the ball and the back swing. You can lower the speed by a lighter push and by reducing the height of the back swing. That way, it will be easier for you to control the ball.

Step 2: Swinging downwards

The weight of the ball will cause stretching out your right arm (left if you are a lefty), while the left arm will stretch for balance. While swinging, move your left leg forward (left if you are a lefty). Keep your shoulders in a straight line for the entire time.

Step 3: Swinging backwards

Do not force the movement. The inertia of the ball will determine the height of the backward swing.


Step 4: Throwing

Allow the ball to swing naturally, without any effort. By forcing the ball afterwards, lifting it higher than necessary or bringing it forward more than you should, you will miss out on the consistency of the movement. Keep your right arm straight and lined up with an imaginary line that connects your shoulders, the target, and the pins.

Step 5: Following Through

Follow the ball’s trajectory so that it is in the same line with the target. At the end of the movement, your wrist should be above your shoulder height. The movement has to be consistent in speed and height, so that every throwing can be the same.

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