Bowling Machines - Which one is right for you?
GCCC Bowling Machine Breakdown
Adapting to isolation training is not the easiest task. To help you navigate the hallway of hesitation, the GCCC team have listed out our bowling machines and their specs below:
First up we have our most cost-effective option, the Bazooka machine. This entry level machine is perfect for those youngsters 10 years of age or younger & those juniors who are new to cricket. It comes with 12 soft foam Bazooka balls making this machine ideal for practice indoors or outdoors, without risk of being hurt & minimises the risk of damage to your belongings! This machine is limited to use the Bazooka balls only! It shoots at speeds up to 72kph from its low release point & has 2 adjustable dials to control wheel speed. Swing can be obtained by varying the wheel speed. The Bazooka comes with a 12-ball feeder that releases balls at 7 second intervals. This machine comes with a wall plug as standard but you are able to purchase the battery adapter pack [here] if you want to make it more portable. Additional balls can also be purchased [here] Bazooka ball weight approx 30-35gms
The Paceman Dynamite, an excellent machine for backyard fun! It’s designed for the slightly more serious or older cricketer as opposed to the Bazooka. The Dynamite offers a fixed bowling speed of 80kph (depending on ball used) with automatic 12 ball feeder. It also offers adjustable angle to change the pitching of the delivery to mix it up between bouncers or beamers! The Dynamite comes with 1 ball & is limited to the Paceman Light, JNR or LTD balls only. This machine plugs into mains power wall socket as standard but a Paceman battery pack can be purchased [here] & is our entry level Paceman machine.
The S2X is the newest additional to the Paceman family with a new and improved internal motor & is the spec’d up model of the Dynamite. It offers variable speeds with a top speed 90kph (depending on ball), adjustable pitching & adjustable swing to produce both inswing & outswing deliveries. The S2X comes with 1 ball in the box & a 12 ball feeder. The S2X can only be used with Paceman Light, JNR or LTD balls. This machine plugs into mains power wall socket but a Paceman battery pack can be purchased for use anywhere [here]
The Paceman S3, for backyard cricket and beyond! The S3 offers similar specs & features to the S2X, however it is completely portable and unlike most machines that run off mains power (wall socket), this machine has a battery terminal connection & is designed to run using a 12v battery (battery not included). Like the S2X, the S3 also offers variable speed delivery (with a top speed 90kph, depending on ball), a 12 ball feeder, pitching adjustability & swing adjustability. The S3 is limited to Paceman Light, JNR or LTD balls only.
The Paceman Allrounder Tennis machine is the perfect partner for some isolation fun! This machine comes with a 12 ball feeder and can use any standard tennis ball. With variable speeds up to 60kph this machine is perfect for the backyard and for working on that hand-eye coordination. This machine plugs into mains power wall socket.
The Paceman Strike, one of the larger Paceman bowling machines & much more serious than the S2/S3/Dynamite models. This features fully metal housing with a metal 12 ball feeder, adjustable pitching & adjustable speed capable of reaching around 120kph (depending on ball used). The Strike can use the lighter Paceman Balls for use without full protection, but it is ideal for use with the Paceman Regular and KPH balls. These simulate ‘real ball feel’. The Strike plugs into mains power as standard but can be run off a generator if you don’t always have access to a power point (ask us for the required generator specs).
Finally, the Paceman Pro X2 is the largest machine in the Paceman family. Ideal for club and domestic use. This machine has all the same features as the Paceman Strike (less the included 12 ball feeder – these Pro X2 feeders are purchased separately), but with the added ability to produce inswing and outswing. The Pro X2 can use the lighter Paceman Balls for enhanced swing, but it is ideal for use with the Paceman Regular and KPH balls. The Pro X2 plugs into mains power as standard but can be run off a generator if you don’t always have access to a power point (ask us for the required generator specs).
While we're at it...
Paceman Balls Explained:
Light ball (yellow & pink balls) – can be used in any machine. Real bowling machine ball look but weighs less. Made from rubber/plastic compound and can be used without serious protective kit. The light ball is used in the smaller paceman machines. Weight approx 50-60gms
LTD ball (white) – can be used in any machine. Real bowling machine ball look but weighs less. Made from rubber/plastic compound and can be used without serious protective kit and approx. 5-10km/hour quicker speeds than the light ball. Weight approx 40-50gms
Reg ball (yellow) – for use in the larger machines only – Strike and Pro x2 – hard bowling machine ball. Simulates real ball feel. Weight approx 140-150gms
KPH ball - 20% faster delivery than regular hard ball. Weighs less but real ball feel – for use in Strike and Pro X2 machines. Weight approx 95-105gms
If you have any questions, need a quotation or just want to chat about what's the best set up for you, our team are here to help! You can reach us on 1800 469 928 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in cricket,