i hope at least one event has an old school layout with the pins. I suggest trying it for one event his year, especially since they went back to the old dimensions. Then see what the feedback looks like.
If they used pins as lane blockers instead of adding more back bunkers, coupled with the angles associated with the shorter field, I bet that the more exciting play that they were looking for would come. The games were great in those years, no reason that they shouldn't be awesome now.
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