Types of Pins
Five main variations are found in North America, varying especially in New England and parts of Canada:
- ten-pin bowling: largest and heaviest pins, bowled with a large ball with finger holes, and the most popular size in North America
- nine-pin bowling: pins usually attached to strings at the tops, uses a ball without finger holes
- candlepin: tallest pins, thin with matching ends, and bowled with the smallest and lightest (at 1.1 kg) handheld ball of any bowling sport
- duckpin: short, squat, and bowled with a handheld ball
- five-pin bowling: tall, between duckpins and candlepins in diameter with a rubber girdle, bowled with a handheld ball, mostly found in Canada
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