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"Phantom Pin Syndrome" (PPS) is the psychological disorder in which the subject feels compelled to bowl down a section of lane where pins no longer exist.

However, this may also be theorized as a type of clairvoyance in which the subject may sense and target pins on a different plane of reality from that of the bowler.

While there is no officially prescribed cure for PPS, studies have shown that subjecting those afflicted with the syndrome to an "improved musical atmosphere" via choice selections from a bowling establishment's jukebox may alleviate some of the behavior. Results may vary.
"After hugging the gutter and taking out the '7' pin, Sarah experienced a sudden case of "Phantom Pin Syndrome (PPS)" when she bowled down the same path and narrowly avoided the rest of the pins."
by BBilbo1 March 13, 2010
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