How We Test at Land of Bowling

At Land of Bowling, we are committed to providing our customers with accurate, comprehensive, and reliable information about everything related to bowling.

To achieve this, our testing process is meticulous, thorough, and driven by both scientific methods and practical applications. Here’s a detailed look into how we test and review products, services, and techniques to ensure you get the best guidance possible.

Initial Research and Selection

Before testing, we conduct extensive research to identify the products and services that merit review. This involves:

  • Market Analysis: We study market trends, consumer reviews, and industry reports to identify popular and emerging products.
  • Manufacturer Information: We contact manufacturers to gather technical specifications, intended use cases, and any unique features or claims they make about their products.
  • Community Feedback: Engaging with the bowling community through forums, social media, and direct feedback to understand what our audience is most interested in.

Criteria Development

Each product category (e.g., bowling balls, shoes, accessories) has unique characteristics that require specific testing criteria. Our team of experts develops a set of parameters based on:

  • Performance Metrics: When testing bowling balls, we consider factors like hook potential, adaptability to lane conditions, and coverstock material.
  • Durability: We assess how well the product holds up over time under typical usage conditions.
  • Usability: Ease of use, comfort, and user-friendliness are crucial, especially for accessories like shoes and gloves.
  • Value for Money: We compare the product’s performance and features against its price to determine its overall value.

Acquisition and Preparation

We obtain products through various means to ensure fairness and avoid bias:

  • Purchases: We buy products from retail stores or online shops just like a regular consumer.
  • Samples: Occasionally, manufacturers provide samples, but we make it clear that our reviews remain unbiased regardless of the product’s source.

Once acquired, we document the unboxing process, noting the packaging, including accessories, and initial impressions.

Controlled Testing Environment

To maintain consistency, we conduct our tests in controlled environments:

  • Bowling Alleys: We partner with local bowling alleys to ensure standard lane conditions for on-lane testing.
  • Laboratories: Certain tests, such as material durability or chemical composition, are conducted in lab settings.

Testing Process

Each product undergoes a series of tests designed to cover every aspect of its performance:

  • Bowling Balls:
    • Hook Potential: We test the ball’s reaction to various lane conditions (dry, medium, oily) using different bowlers.
    • Core and Coverstock: Analysis of the core design and coverstock material through both practical use and scientific methods.
    • Durability: Long-term testing to see how the ball holds up after extensive use.
  • Bowling Shoes:
    • Comfort and Fit: Multiple testers with different foot shapes and sizes wear the shoes for extended periods.
    • Slide and Traction: Testing on different lane approaches to ensure consistent performance.
    • Durability: Assessing wear and tear after prolonged use.
  • Accessories:
    • Usability: Evaluating how easy and effective the accessories are in real-game scenarios.
    • Durability: Checking the longevity and resistance to wear.

Data Collection and Analysis

Throughout the testing process, we collect both qualitative and quantitative data:

  • Performance Metrics: Recording scores, speed, rev rate, and other measurable data.
  • User Feedback: Gathering subjective feedback from testers about their experience.
  • Statistical Analysis: Analyzing data trends and averages to draw meaningful conclusions.

Review Composition

Our reviews are structured to provide a balanced view, including:

  • Pros and Cons: Highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the product.
  • Detailed Breakdown: Covering all aspects of the product, from performance to usability.
  • Comparison: Positioning the product against competitors to give context to its performance.

Final Verification and Publication

Before publishing, we ensure:

  • Accuracy: Cross-checking all data and claims.
  • Clarity: Make sure our reviews are easy to understand and informative.
  • Transparency: Disclosing how we acquired the product and any potential biases.

Continuous Updates

The bowling industry is dynamic, and so are our reviews. We continually update our reviews based on the following:

  • New Information: Incorporating new data or updates from manufacturers.
  • Long-term Testing Results: Updating the review with findings from extended use.
  • User Feedback: Integrating feedback from our readers to refine and improve our reviews.


At Land of Bowling, our testing process is designed to be as thorough and impartial as possible. By combining rigorous scientific methods with real-world testing, we ensure that our reviews provide you with the most reliable and helpful information.

Whether you’re a casual bowler or a competitive player, you can trust our reviews to guide you in making the best choices for your bowling needs.