There's ten-pin (aka BOWLING), candlepin, and...
There are ten duckpin bowling states. Connecticut, Maryland, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. Having lived in two of those states, it was about time I went.
Everything makes you feel slightly gigantic, but you get used to it.
Scoring is by hand, which taxed my mathing skills a little, since you get three rolls a frame, and the whole strike spare thing I'm a little rusty on.
The shoes are familiar.
I guess it's the ball you have to get used to the most.
It's like a heavy bocce ball, and you can really get some spin and pin scatter with a little practice.