examples of pins
Their shapes are specific to each variety of the game.
Lightweight pin that is about 12 in high and has a rubber band around it; this five-pin game is very popular in Canada.
Similar to American duckpin, it has a rubber band around it to make it heavier; this 10-pin game is very widespread in Canada.
Cylindrical pin that is about 16 in high; this game with 10 pins is played in some provinces of Canada and states of the United States.
One of 10 pins that is lightweight and 9.4 in high; the game is played almost exclusively in the United States.
Pin that weighs 3.5 to 3.7 lb and measures 15 in high; this is the most widespread type of bowling in the world.