PAP (Positive Axis Point)

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.

  1. Using an armadillo
  2. Using a Pro Sect
  3. Using a ball spinner

Other articles

  • How to find your PAP
  • Axis Rotation
  • Axis Tilt