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Not so much. The most important thing is velocity, tracking, rotation, accuracy, and hitting the sweet spot or "pocket" of the pins. You will get more pin action from 16 pound ball than a 6 pound ball thrown with the same velocity though, so in broader general terms yes, but not from just a difference in a few pounds alone.

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Yes. However this is not the main determining factor. The easiest answer is that one should throw the heaviest ball that is easy for them to swing while maintaining control. That may be a 14 pound ball instead of a 16 pound. The difference the weight would make in this case is marginal. The main difference would be in the revolution/rotation of the ball as well as speed/accuracy where it is contacts the pocket.

Obviously my eight year old throwing a six pound ball is going to knock down fewer pins than i am throwing a 16 pound ball. However if thrown accurately, I can knock down most to all of the pins pretty consistently throwing the six pound bowl myself.

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