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What are the dimensions of an official ten-pin used in sanctioned bowling?

Question #13039. Asked by JReid.

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The best I could find are: pin dimensions- 15inches high, 4.75 inches wide.

Would you believe that the ABC/WIBC do not list the pin dimensions in their rules?

They only address 'markings, labels, and coatings'.
However, here is what more web searching did turn up: ABC/WIBC weight specification for bowling pins used in sanctioned competition is 3 lbs. 6 ozs. minimum to 3 lbs. 10 ozs. maximum.

Jul 26 2001, 3:41 AM
Bill H
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Bill H

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Some more pin dimensions are: 15 inches maximum circumference at 4.5 inches above the base, 5.25 inches minimum circumference at 10 inches above the base.
courtesy of the World Book Encyclopedia.

Jul 27 2001, 3:29 AM
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I found this great diagram. All the measurements one could even need.


Mar 20 2010, 11:46 PM
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