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    Does anyone have experience or knows how the twister pins compare to wooden pins.

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    Originally posted by lovebowling View Post
    Does anyone have experience or knows how the twister pins compare to wooden pins.
    Sound different (more deadened sound), carry different (less corners more 8’s and 9’s left), they fly a lot meaning lots of deadwood if you don’t have quick rake/sweep drop. Some machines don’t like them. Last a lot longer than wood, still carry the same even after they look like crap.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Toomany10pins View Post

      Sound different (more deadened sound), carry different (less corners more 8’s and 9’s left), they fly a lot meaning lots of deadwood if you don’t have quick rake/sweep drop. Some machines don’t like them. Last a lot longer than wood, still carry the same even after they look like crap.
      Those first or 2nd generation pins?
      The older the part, the STRONGER it is.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nirvana04 View Post
        Those first or 2nd generation pins?
        Both. I’ve never worked at a center that had them but talked with a couple of head mechanics that had them. One likes them, one tolerated them. I’ve also bowled on them a few times.
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        • #5
          As a bowler I prefer wooden pins, as a mechanic I love Twister pins. Less wood chips all over the place, and you don't have to keep a spare set to switch out. The only drawbacks that I've noticed thus far are the red rings on the pins will snap and eventually fall off possibly getting jammed in the pinsetter. Also they slide across the pin decks like crazy, especially brand new pins. I think they even come with a two year warranty

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          • #6
            I tried them in my 82-30s, wasted my money, didn't work well in these machines.
            "I'm a businessman Tom, blood is a big expense"
            Name that Flick

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            • #7
              Positive: they last a long time, making them cost effective. Negative: 1- they don't go thru the pits as well as a wood pin (A-2s), so you need to raise the front of your pit as much as possible, but still stay within specs for USBC, and, 2- they slide across the pin deck like crazy (we've got auto-OORs, which helps, at least for open play).

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