"Don't roll your eyes. Odds are, you'd be awful at duckpin bowling. The grapefruit-size ball weighs less than 4 pounds and has no finger holes, and the squat duckpins look like out-of-shape cousins to the more familiar bowling pin. And even though a turn can include throwing 3 balls, instead of the 2 in the more common game of tenpin bowling, scores are still much lower. But this sport of yesteryear is inexorably fading away, a casualty of the fundamental change in how Americans choose to spend their leisure time. Today there are just 41 congress-certified duckpin bowling alleys, down from nearly 450 in 1963. The photographer Jessica Hill took this photo while on assignment for @nytimessports. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the difficult, dying sport and the world's best female duckpinner." By nytimes on Instagram.
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