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No links or hinges to wear out True tracking with any carpet Carpet will always track toward the ball exit Dramatically extends carpet life Automatically actuates to each carpet drift Even old carpets with trimmed edges will track toward the exit Cuts labor and parts costs Use your existing front roller body Comes with everything you need to convert an odd or even machine Patent Pending
Our new roller goes around back and forth without the need for hinges or bearings. We can do this because of a material called Nylube, (oil impregnated nylon). It is a specialized industrial type that is so strong, it outlasts steel. The roller loooks like the old style on the outside, but is very different inside. Instead of hinges there is a solid support that runs from one kickback to the other. There are two solid steel support collars that sit in the bearing supports instead of bearings. The center section does not move at all. Each end of the roller has a Nylube core with a machined ens that inclines for 90 degrees on its rotation. The incline acts as a cam, and it’s the cam that pushes the roller away from the exit as the carpet drifts. The stationary core has a cam follower on it. The carpet is allowed to drift toward the exit until the Nylube cam contacts the cam follower, then gets pushed away. It’s that simple and doesn’t rely on the carpet pushing against the edge of the roller to make it work. That’s a tremendous advantage for extended carpet life!
The Worlds First Hinge-Less Front Roller
Serving the bowling industry for 26 years
Hinge-Less Front Roller Assembly and Install Instructions
Customer Testimonials The hingeless roller is an idea that is long overdue. It definately works. I like the fact that there are no bearings to wear out. It runs so well the only time I think about it is when someone asks me how I like it. I would definately recommand these rollers to anyone who wants to cut down on front roller maintenance. Dave Leopard Lanes Bellevue, NE
I have been using Lifelongs Humpback ball returns since November, 2006. The difference it has made is incredible. The return is easy to install an eliminates many of the old parts used in the former return. It eliminates carpet edge damage and just about all ball damage that occured in the old returns. It is easy to remove, a 9/16” wrench is all you need and just takes a few minutes. Once its adjusted correctly it works like a charm. Where to much oil was a problem in the past, the humpback will return the ball in all oil conditions. Fewer moving parts means fewer repairs. Also the paddle assist spring works great. It works well with all ball weights, even the six pounders. The staff at Lifelong is great to work with and are very knowledgeable on all ball return problems. When you call them, they are ready to help. I have had no problems with the belt replacements and all belts are prorated if problems occur. I recommend Lifelongs Humpback Ball Return to everyone. They are number one in my book. Warren White Brighton Bowl Brighton, MI 48116 (810)227-3341
I’m truly amazed at how well the hingeless front roller works. It’s so quiet you don’t know it’s even running. We don’t have to pull them every 6 months to grease them and check bearings. We purchased our first one in 2003 and haven’t had the need to do any maintenance on it. This truly has made maintaing the pit area an easy task. Ken Ware - Owner Carroll Bowl Carroll, IA
We started putting in the hingeless front rollers about 2003 and plan to convert all of them as the old ones wear out. They have been a big improvement in the pit area. They’re quiet, maintenance free, showing no signs of wear and as an added bonus, they extend carpet life. I would recommand them to anyone. Richard Kinman Tech City Bowl Kirkland, WA