American Bowling Is In A Knock-Down Fight Over New High-Tech Pins

String pin is a new type of bowling machine that requires minimal repairs, fewer spare parts and minimal training for bowling center staff—and uses drastically less energy than their free fall counter parts.

A new type of bowling pinsetter, called string pins, is taking over the market. These pinsetters need minimal repairs, require fewer spare parts to keep on hand and minimal training for bowling center staff, and have higher energy savings. See what is driving proprietors to make the change.


“I was a skeptic of string machines but I was won over,” said a contrarian.


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