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#163116 - 02/17/12 03:21 PM Short Pins
Tripcee Offline
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So, I was getting a couple of balls drilled up a couple weeks ago, and in conversation I heard someone say that they didn't want a Pin of over 3". So out of curiosity, what would the benefits be of a pin under that? I've ordered a Dyno-Thane The Thing Lives just for the nostalgia, but noticed it only has a 1.5-2" pin area.

My ball speed is between 16-18 mph, depending on the condition, and the rev rate is averaging out around 420. Suggestions?

And I honestly don't know my PAP, but when I get this one drilled I will be sure to ask.

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#163130 - 02/17/12 05:22 PM Re: Short Pins [Re: Tripcee]
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Just different layout options. Some people want a specific layout and with a long or short pin they may have to drill out the pin or put the pin in a location that would void the warranty.

#163176 - 02/18/12 01:52 AM Re: Short Pins [Re: B-Hammer]
Tripcee Offline
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Ah, a much simpler answer than I thought. I figured there would be a different physicality to it than one with a spread pin.

Any thoughts on a good layout for it given the speed and rpm rate I throw? Trying to get something that starts earlier, as all I have basically make their move at the last bit.

#163182 - 02/18/12 06:32 AM Re: Short Pins [Re: Tripcee]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Either short pins or extremely long pins of say 5+ inches limit the layouts that can be used or might require a huge weight hole to make it work and keep the static weights legal. They are ideal for certain layouts or even certain style bowlers. Usually pins in the 2.5-5 inch range are the most versatile when it comes to the amount of layouts that can be used.
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