Robertstone0407,yes 3 balls are standard for most of you,but,back in our day (pre 1955+) 5 balls were standard! Now,this is only one thought,not a trend,so no heat,ok-I play most of my pins on 5 balls!! If I post a high score,I will have used only 3 !!I find with 5 balls,I can have a lot more fun just playing the way I used to without the 3 ball do-or-die ideology!I'm not the hot shot,make every mode,kinda player! While I have fun at venues competing,I'm just there to have fun! You will probably never see ME smiling holding a award of any kind,anywhere!