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If this is so, I would assume that the material that the pin is made of has
some sort of healing property that would fuse the cracks.  I can't wait to
hear the thoughts on this one!
Ken

Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
Lehigh Valley Technical Associates
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Balmer James" <James.Balmer(--nospam--at)rsandh.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 1:49 PM
Subject: Fatigue and Bowling Pins


> I recently heard that bowling pins are routinely taken out of service for
a
> few weeks to extend their service life.  I confirmed this by calling a few
> local alleys.  For a pin left in continuous service, service life is X
> weeks.  For a pin that is routinely removed from service, service life is
> C*X weeks.  Where C is greater than one and the service life ignores the
> "rest" periods.
>
> Is this a old wives tale created by a bowling pin salesman or is there a
> reasonable explanation for this?
>
> James
>
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