In the early 80's Drakes Pride Bowls was the first bowling manufacturer to make bowls on a N.C.M. or numerically computer machines.This was the cutting edge in engineering and a was used by manufacturing companies looking for precision.With their meticulous attention to quality control helped to make drakes pride bowls a super choice worldwide.With the advance in materials such as new density plastic it seems to be the choice of manufacturers making coloured bowls.Main ingredients are Melamine and Polyester.Coloured bowls. Manufacturers of coloured bowls came into being in 1988 and D.P. have been one of the companies at the forefront of this type of bowl.They are at the front when it comes to promoting the sport.Today the sport is a favourite pastime with players the world over and is in the top ten of the most played sports.
This is a company based in the UNITED KINGDOM and started trading around 1820.This was the Date Main became the 21st State on the USA. That is a long time to be making bowls.This company has a great name in quality bowls.The company is now based in Liverpool and first started making Lignum bowls , a type of hard wood. The company was among one of the leaders to use computer controlled machinery for designing precisions bowls with very low tolerances in difference to the size.In other words all the bowls are made to the same specifications and consistency.
In the UK there are 4 Drakes Bowls models.Professional, The Pro 50 , D TEC and the XP.There are models for outdoor grass, indoors and models that suit both surfaces. Below we give more detail so you can decide which bowl you think is best for you. Do not forget that they also make great accessories and other equipment.
Technology is very important in today's manufacturing process but Drakes pride still listen and take advice from bowlers across the country.In this way they have learned to design new products with bowlers in mind. This company is a strong favourite with bowlers as they are a traditional company and the only manufacturer in England.The quality and precision is well known and they now export to dozens of countries.
This is one of the best and most popular Bowls in the United Kingdom and suitable for both experienced and beginners. It has a constant draw (medium) with a superb line and no hook at the finish. The Professional is a good all rounder and can play good bowls on nearly all surfaces like grass and indoor carpets. This is good for someone who does not wish to have 2 sets of bowls. Because this bowl is versatile it has been used by bowlers for over 20 years.
This bowl has the same characteristics as the professional but with the new channel grip.This can allow the bowler to use a larger bowl if he or she so desires. This style of bowl is now being copied by other manufactures as it is becoming very popular.
This bowl has a bias which is not as strong as the Professional and has a lovely smooth finish that is great for indoor bowls. All are engraved with the date stamp -World Bowls. This enables you to play anywhere in any game.
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Great size for those with small hands.
Fantastic bowl and all the sizes have the same bias. Great quality
For the smaller hand but still one of the popular sizes for ladies and gents.
Now becoming one of the best selling sizes in the range due to the great grip.
Always been a great size for bowlers of all ages and abilities.The channel grip allows you to use a larger size.
Still a good size for those with a larger hand.No chance of getting bounced about.