# What’s the difference between pin up and pin down?

The only difference between these two balls is the pin buffer. The ball on the left has a 2″ pin buffer, while the ball on the right has a 4 1/2″ pin buffer. You can see that the pin is forced further down the farther away it gets from the VAL and further up when it is closer to the VAL.

The pin placement of a bowling ball is the distance between the center of the core and the CG. How far the pin is from the CG will help to dictate the balls reaction on the lane. The shorter pins like (0-1″) will roll up earlier on the lane, and will have a smoother arcing motion to the pocket.

One may also ask, how does pin placement and top weight affect a bowling ball? Re: Understanding Ball Pin and Top Weights Top weight is added by the manufacture so when you put holes in the bowling ball the weight that is removed will keep the ball in legal weight with USBC rules. If a bowling ball had zero topweight there is a real good chance after drilled it could be illegal.

Similarly, you may ask, how does pin length affect a bowling ball?

Re: Understanding Pin length The longer the pin is the easier it is to lay it out to go longer. Shorter pin = Ball wants to roll earlier, Longer pin = Ball wants to get down the lane more.

Are heavier bowling balls better?

A heavier ball will transfer more of its inertia to the pins, which will relay to the other pins (the ball should only touch 4 pins on its way through). The more energy you can impart the pins, the better your chances are to get a strike.

### What does pin to PAP mean?

It is defined as the distance, measured along the surface of the ball, from the bowler’s positive axis point (PAP) to the ball’s pin, where: the PAP is the point on the ball’s surface that denotes the location of the axis about which the ball rotates at the release, and.

### What does a yellow dot on a bowling ball mean?

Mass Bias Marker – The part of a bowling ball in which the internal mass of a bowling ball is closest to the outside edge of the coverstock is commonly referred to as Mass Bias. This “Pin” represents the top part of the weight block and is usually represented by a colored dot on the surface of the ball.

### What does flare mean in bowling?

The bowling ball flare potential is simply the maximum amount a bowling ball can migrate while traveling down the lane. Flare potential can be used as an indicator for which bowling balls are best suited, as example, to oily lane conditions (high flare) and which balls work best for dry lane conditions (low flare).

### Does plugging a bowling ball affect performance?

Plugging and re-drilling your bowling ball will not change the fact that you still must maintain the ball surface to get optimum reaction efficiency based on the procedure you select. Your first choice should be to alter the surface texture of your equipment to restore ball reaction capabilities.

### What is a short pin?

The Short Pin is NOT a fuse. It is exactly what it is called a Short Pin in that when removed from the Tacoma it disconnects part of the electrical circuits that could drain the battery during storage and shipment as per the prints for the 2005 these circuits are: ECU-B, Dome Light and Radio NO. 1.

### What is the length of a pin?

PIN length The international standard for financial services PIN management, ISO 9564-1, allows for PINs from four up to twelve digits, but recommends that for usability reasons the card issuer not assign a PIN longer than six digits.

### What’s inside a bowling ball?

As for bowling ball core material, some people think that bowling balls are made of metal to be so heavy and solid. The truth is, nowadays, people actually mix dense materials like bismuth or graphite to resin to create modern cores.

### How is a bowling ball drilled?

A conventional grip is achieved by drilling holes deep enough so that your fingers and thumb are inserted into the ball up to the second knuckle joint. This is the traditional bowling alley ball configuration because it is the easiest to control.

### What does top weight mean on a bowling ball?

Top weight is defined as the actual weight difference between the Bottom Half and the Top Half of the Bowling Ball. When a bowling ball is designed, the ideal top weight is around 3 ounces. After drilling, the top weight cannot be more than 3 ounces.

### How long does Drilling a bowling ball take?

It really depends on how often you buy your gear. First ball they should spend at least 40- 1 hr with you.