Skittle Pins and Balls
The vast majority of Skittle players prefer to use Wooden Skittle Equipment rather than the alternatives such as Rubber or Phenolic Resin Skittle Balls, and Plastic Pins such as Durapin™ Skittle Pins.
Wood is an organic material and the game of Skittles is extremely abusive to Wooden Skittle Pins and Skittle Balls, which suffer from wear and tear during usage. In order to make your equipment last longer we offer the following advice
• Check the condition of your alley; items such as proud nail heads, loose boards, sharp edges etc, can damage your Skittle Pins and Skittle Balls.
• Ensure any hard surfaces on your skittle alley which your Skittle Pins and Skittle Balls are likely to hit are protected by some form of cushioning (e.g. concrete pit, back of alley etc).
• Store Your Skittle Balls and Skittle Pins in a cool and dry location, don't store next to a heat source.
• Treat your Skittle Pins and Skittle Balls with a protective substance every season or two (dependant on usage). We advise using Linseed Oil, Danish Oil or French Polish, as it fills the pores, and helps protect wood from denting by compression. We advise that you rub down your Skittle Pins or Skittle Balls with a cloth. Remember to allow the protective substance to dry, some oils take longer.
• Stand the pins in a small tray of linseed oil for a short period then turn them the other way up to allow the oil to soak through.
Please note these are suggestions and are for guidance only.
|Linseed Oil Ideal for Rubbing on You Skittle Pins and Balls To help Preserve the Wood
Available from Your Local DIY Store
For further information, or a general enquiry regarding Skittle Balls and Skittle Pins please Contact Us by telephone, or email .