A guide to Paceman Bowling Machines

A guide to Paceman Bowling Machines

Since their introduction a few years ago, the Paceman bowling machines have taken the home market by storm. We sell hundreds of them every year, but regularly get calls from confused customers about the differences between the models and which balls can be used by which machine.

Hopefully this guide will help answer all your questions!

BOWLING MACHINES FOR THE HOME/GARDEN

For the home market, you should be looking at the Pitch Attack, the S2 or the Limited Edition. The housing of these are all made from plastic and represent excellent value for those looking to practice in the garden or down the nets at your local club. If you don't have a net to practice with, we recommend the Home Ground nets which can be purchased for around £200. All these three machines use the same type of ball - either the orange junior ball, the yellow light ball or the white limited edition ball. They are all hollow plastic balls and are all the same size. The only difference is that each one comes out of the machine at a slightly different speed and has different bounce characteristics. The junior ball comes out about 20% slower than the light ball and the limited edition about 2% faster. We recommend purchasing a pack of mixed pitch attack balls which will give you 4 of each type and will generate a more random and realistic pace and bounce. All these machines only come with one ball so you really need to purchase more to make use of the automatic feeder which comes with them. We have also put together a special "PLUS" model which includes a set of balls and and extra feeder.

What is the difference between the models?

This is a question we often get asked! Here are the main features of each machine:

Pitch Attack

  • Can produce in swing/out swing
  • Fixed speed of approx 80KPH
  • Comes with a 6 ball feeder
  • Can be used with Junior, Light or LE Balls

S2

  • Can produce in swing/out swing
  • Variable speed of up to 90KPH
  • Comes with a 12 ball feeder
  • Features an upgraded motor
  • Upgraded rubber guard housing
  • Can be used with Junior, Light or LE Balls

S2 Club

  • Can produce in swing/out swing
  • Variable speed of up to 95KPH
  • Comes with a 12 ball feeder
  • Features an upgraded motor
  • Upgraded rubber guard housing
  • Upgraded wheel - lasts twice a long as the S2
  • More suitable for Club use due to the extra durability
  • Can be used with Junior, Light or LE Balls

Limited Edition

  • Can produce in swing/out swing
  • Variable speed of up to 100KPH
  • Comes with a 24 ball feeder
  • Features an upgraded motor
  • Upgraded rubber guard housing
  • Universal pitch & swing adjuster means you can make changes without having to adjust the legs
  • Can be used with Junior, Light or LE Balls

Despite being aimed at the home market and using plastic balls, all these machines are still suitable for any keen club cricketer. Even adults playing at a reasonable standard will benefit from practicing with them and they are fast enough to keep anyone on their toes! You can always move the machine closer if you want to face really fast deliveries.

If you are looking for a bowling machine for your club but don't want to pay the hefty price of a Bola machine, then Paceman have introduced two metal cased machines which can use the same hard balls as used by a Bola. The features of the Strike and the Pro are as follows:

Strike

  • Does not produce swing
  • Can be adjusted for length & pitch
  • Variable speed over 100KPH
  • Includes automatic 12 ball feeder
  • Can be used with the hard Paceman Reg Balls or any of the plastic balls

Pro X2

  • Can produce swing and spin
  • Fine tuner adjuster for length & pitch, without having to adjust the entire machine
  • Variable speed over 100KPH
  • Does not include automatic 12 ball feeder - available separately
  • Can be used with the hard Paceman Reg Balls or any of the plastic balls

Battery Packs

Currently all Paceman Bowling Machines run off 230V mains electricity only. There is no battery option for the Paceman machines so if you don't have a power source you will need to setup a portable supply yourself.  You can do this either with a small generator or a 150 watt pure sinwave inverter which runs off a 12V car battery. Please note we are not responsible for any additional components and advise you to research what would be best for your own needs.

We hope this article has been useful and you now understand all the differences between the machines. To see our full Paceman range go to https://www.cricket-hockey.com/paceman-bowling-machines-

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