A bowler’s Positive Axis Point (PAP) is a point on the surface of the ball that is the positive end point of the bowlers initial axis of rotation.
The PAP is instrumental in laying out a bowling, as it serves as the point of origin for the layout.
The PAP is measured from the bowler’s grip center and is typically noted using a Horizontal, Vertical and Directional coordinate. Ex: 5 1/4 (H) x 1/2 (V) UP (D). The Directional is noted when the PAP land either above or below the Midline. (See layout terms)
There are multiple ways to find a bowlers PAP.
- Using an armadillo
- Using a Pro Sect
- Using a ball spinner
- How to find your PAP
- Axis Rotation
- Axis Tilt