One of the nightmares that surround many bowlers is said to be bowling
pins. The main aim of every bowling game is to take down all the
bowling pin as quickly as possible. Therefore most bowlers don't spend
much time in learning the game correctly. Here are some of the
interesting facts about various bowling pin.
Bowling Pins are the essential part for any bowling game. You'll
come across bowling pin of various types. The bowling pin was
originally used in the game of tenpins. The game was played on an area
of 4.75 inches wide and 15 inches tall. The game looked more like
armless, legless people, with a "body" and a smaller "head." The neck
of these pins were mainly colored in red. The pins used in the game of
tenpin weighed around 3 pounds and six ounces. But after the rule
passed by the American Bowling Congress in the year 1998, it became
mandatory that the pins shouldn't weigh more than 3 pounds and 10
Another popular game where bowling pin was used is the duckpin
bowling. The pins used in the game resembled the tenpin pins. However,
the pins were much shorter than the pins used in tenpin bowling game.
The rules applied for pins used in the game of duckpin includes 9 13/32
inches tall, with a maximum diameter of 4 1/8 inches, and a minimum
diameter of 1 3/8 inches at the base. In most of the eastern coast of
the United States such as the state of Virginia the Duckpin bowling is
one of the most popular sport.
Another interesting variety of bowling pins is the pins used in
the Candlepin bowling. The game is mainly popular in the region of New
England. Being one of the unique game the pins applied doesn't resemble
any other popular bowling game. The Candlepin bowling pin is the
tallest pin than all the other bowling pins. With the length of about
15-3/4 inches and height of only 2-15/16 inches the pins weighs between
the range of 2 lb - 8 ounce
Another interesting fact about these bowling pins is that they
mainly made from hard rock maple wood. Generally, the pins are turned
on a lathe shape and glued together to give it its individual shape.
Then, these bowling pin are coated with a plastic material and finally
painted to give a shiny finish.