Just over 70% of our lanes are equipped with bumpers. For those that are not sure what a bumper is, don't worry you are not the only one. Bumpers are rails that are put up to block the balls from going into the gutters. Keeps the ball on the lane and helps kids hit more pins down and have more fun. The bumpers are plastic and can be broken. For that reason, we have a policy that you be 8 years of age or younger in order to get the bumpers. It doesn't hurt to ask if you are just over the age or have special circumstances that might require them. If there are older people bowling with younger ones, we ask that they don't throw "bank" shots right at the bumpers.