The Armadillo is a clear plastic tool used today to help the pro shop operator find and locate the PAP (Positive Axis Point). The main feature of this tool is that it has markings, series of lines on it, making it very easy to match the bowler’s track line to the line of the Armadillo. When those two lines match up, the device points to the bowler’s PAP.
The Armadillo can also be use to find Axis Tilt, as well as mapping out layouts when using a traditional Pin and CG measurement from axis, however modern systems such as Dual Angle and VLS have trumped that use of the Armadillo in recent year.
The Armadillo is a MUST-HAVE in a pro shop operator’s arsenal of tools.