Bowling - Types of Pins

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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