Before the times of spontaneous pinsetters in bowls alleys, they practiced a stand which somebody could toss, then push down a tool to set the pins in the ideal position. This provided a wonderful job for young men that wanted a little excitement.
The pinsetter would sit on the side of the pit with his feet free of the bowling ball that could come tumbling down the road. You can book the bowling alley with bar nearby online if needed.
Nearly all the time all the pins would reside in the pit, but seldom they would fly out, and if you were not conscious you may get hit.
Following the bowler would toss the ball, the pinsetter would pick up the ball and place it on the return railing, then as quickly as he could, pick up the pins and place them in the rack.
If the pinsetter was too slow and the ball touched the bowler before the pinsetter was through in the pit which the person bowling could throw the ball and catch you in the pit.
They generally can not see you down in the pit, or maybe they could and like to see you jump! We would learn how to pick up two pins in each hand and sometimes the fifth pin between both palms.
Throughout the idle period and while waiting for the bowlers to come, we would assume around the pin-ball machine and see who could rack up the most games.
We would set the front legs on the bottoms of our shoes to make the ball roll or move slower until it would shift, and complete the game.