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Though the basic principles of bowling have transcended millennia, the industry around it has embraced technological development. By integrating new machinery and products, proprietors and the top bowling organizations have made bowling more accessible and easier to play, propelling it to the position of America's top participatory sport.
Bowling balls are inarguably the most important piece of equipment a bowler owns, providing the most tactile connection a bowler has with the game. From the composition to the weight to the aesthetics, finding the perfect ball should be every bowler's first step.
Just as American tenpin bowling was a phenomenon all its own, American bowling centers also took on a distinctly American flavor. Bowling alleys transformed from small establishments with a few lanes and a few billiard tables to massive entertainment centers with nightclub-esque features.
In bowling, a perfect score game occurs when a bowler rolls twelve straight strikes for a total score of 300. After the twelfth strike, the score is certified by a local bowling organization who consider factors such as lane conditions and the bowler's standing within that organization.