14 Dec 2006 17:37:06
Todd
rare pin case

What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
impossible?


14 Dec 2006 23:36:31
newsreader
Re: rare pin case

Todd wrote:
> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
> impossible?
it is not impossible for a pin to 're stand'. It counts as a leave not a
knocked over pin.


14 Dec 2006 23:35:19
Darby
Re: rare pin case


----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd" <[email protected] >



> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
> impossible?

It has happened to me....or something similar. I had a five pin go into the
back, bounce off something and rebound onto the lane between the 3-10. It
was off spot, but the table picked it up and I made the spare. You have to
shoot the spare where the pin ends upright. If it had fallen when the table
picked it up, it would have been reset in the five pin spot.
Dar




14 Dec 2006 20:54:28
Todd
Re: rare pin case

I was thinking about a lone 8 pin hit hard, bouncing off the backstop,
and landing back in the pin deck perfectly upright.


15 Dec 2006 02:25:10
6ballman
Re: rare pin case

The oddest example I ever saw was years ago, right after the
introduction of urethane bowling balls. My teammate tossed a missile
that "sawed" the 5 out, it slid over and felled the 7, then hit the side
wall and went sailing back across the lane, righting itself on the way,
and ended up pretty much where it had started from. He had to shoot the
spare....

Todd wrote:

> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
> impossible?

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16 Dec 2006 19:14:31
PromptJock
Re: rare pin case

> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
> impossible?

A pin is considered "down" when it's:

a) laying on its' side ON the pin deck
b) not on the pin deck at all (in the pit or in either gutter, laying
down or standing up)

If a pin remains STANDING ON THE PIN DECK, regardless of its' location
on same, it's considered a spare to be picked up.

Like many here, I've seen pins slide over to another spot, still
standing. I've yet to see a pin slide vertically into a side
"cushion", "rebound" from same, and still remain standing. Ditto for a
pin "recoiling" from the pit and end up standing....



17 Dec 2006 15:02:59
newsreader
Re: rare pin case

have seen pins go into the pit and come back and end up standing - not
often but it can and does happen.
PromptJock wrote:
>> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
>> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
>> impossible?
>
> A pin is considered "down" when it's:
>
> a) laying on its' side ON the pin deck
> b) not on the pin deck at all (in the pit or in either gutter, laying
> down or standing up)
>
> If a pin remains STANDING ON THE PIN DECK, regardless of its' location
> on same, it's considered a spare to be picked up.
>
> Like many here, I've seen pins slide over to another spot, still
> standing. I've yet to see a pin slide vertically into a side
> "cushion", "rebound" from same, and still remain standing. Ditto for a
> pin "recoiling" from the pit and end up standing....
>


17 Dec 2006 19:08:11
Darby
Re: rare pin case

Well it did happen to me. I think the pin bounced off my ball in the pit.
Pins do come out of the pit you know? :)
One of my Youth bowlers picked up the 7-10 that way yesterday. I've
been coaching 25 years and it was the first 7-10 conversion one of my kids
has made.
Dar

"PromptJock" <
>> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
>> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
>> impossible?
>
> A pin is considered "down" when it's:
>
> a) laying on its' side ON the pin deck
> b) not on the pin deck at all (in the pit or in either gutter, laying
> down or standing up)
>
> If a pin remains STANDING ON THE PIN DECK, regardless of its' location
> on same, it's considered a spare to be picked up.
>
> Like many here, I've seen pins slide over to another spot, still
> standing. I've yet to see a pin slide vertically into a side
> "cushion", "rebound" from same, and still remain standing. Ditto for a
> pin "recoiling" from the pit and end up standing....
>




19 Dec 2006 02:14:47
amanda
Re: rare pin case

Darby wrote:
> Well it did happen to me. I think the pin bounced off my ball in the pit.
> Pins do come out of the pit you know? :)
> One of my Youth bowlers picked up the 7-10 that way yesterday. I've
> been coaching 25 years and it was the first 7-10 conversion one of my kids
> has made.
> Dar
>
> "PromptJock" <
>>> What happens if a pin is hit and rolls around, but by chance lands
>>> upright? Does the system count it as knocked over? Or is it
>>> impossible?
>> A pin is considered "down" when it's:
>>
>> a) laying on its' side ON the pin deck
>> b) not on the pin deck at all (in the pit or in either gutter, laying
>> down or standing up)
>>
>> If a pin remains STANDING ON THE PIN DECK, regardless of its' location
>> on same, it's considered a spare to be picked up.
>>
>> Like many here, I've seen pins slide over to another spot, still
>> standing. I've yet to see a pin slide vertically into a side
>> "cushion", "rebound" from same, and still remain standing. Ditto for a
>> pin "recoiling" from the pit and end up standing....
>>
>
>
We had a league bowler pick a 7/10 during practice. Boy was he pissed!


21 Dec 2006 02:53:01
[email protected]
Re: rare pin case

The worst I have ever experienced in sliding pins was a few years
back...

It looked like a perfect pocket... a sure strike but the 7-pin had
other ideas...

I remember watching it, totally dumbfounded, as it slid across the pin
deck from the 7 position to the 10 pin position and stop there! It was
upright all along!

Heck... I missed the spare then! lol