Originally Posted by OzMobrew
Do you see any real difference between the ball lock and pin locks as far as durability is concerned?
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ball locks just seem to be a better locking design but in reality they both work just as well... you just have to pay attention to the fact that the connector with the 3 pin cutouts goes with the 3 pinned post and the connector with the two pin cutouts.... well you get the picture... google for images of them and youll see what I mean. I suppose if your rough with them the ball lock ones would take more knocking around without leaking.
pin lock kegs are also shorter and slightly larger diameter I believe than ball lock kegs. my ball lock kegs are actually 10 gallon and all my 5 gallon are pinlocks... you can find pinlock kegs on sale from time to time for as little as $25 bit ball lock kegs keep going up and are harder to find used.