Second hand Drakes Pride Pro50 bowls are very rare. The model was only launched this year (2019). Even rarer are the smaller sizes, so this second hand set of size 1 Pro50s is an absolute treasure of a find.
This set is in our store ready to send out to you today – they are the actual bowls second hand Drakes Pride Pro50 bowls pictured here.
(SH) Drakes Pride Pro50 1H
Second hand Drakes Pride PRO50 set size 1H. Hardly used. This is the deep-gripped Professional model.
The datestamp is 2028. You are buying this actual set of bowls and it is in stock ready to ship out to you today.
The first channel grip bowls came from Aero and at the time it wasn’t clear whether this grip – called by Aero the ‘zScoop’ would catch on.
Taylor bowls followed a year later with the ‘half pipe’, regarded by many as a ‘half-hearted’ go at an indented grip.
Then came the Drakes Pride Pro50. Their channel grip is the most aggressive of all the manufacturer’s and really does give your fingers no option but to grip the bowl consistently in the same position. The second hand Drakes Pride Pro50 bowls on sale here are a pristine example of the model.
The new PRO-50 is identical in profile and performance to the popular Professional model, the only difference is in the grip. Known as the ‘Channel Grip’ this grip is unlike any other currently offered. This grip quite literally creates two deep channels in the bowl which have been found to help many players improve control over their bowl during delivery and in many cases have even enabled players to comfortably deliver a larger size bowl than they usually could.
With identical performance to the Professional model, which has been the most popular model for many years, the PRO-50 is an exceptionally well balanced bowl, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Whilst the Professional model will continue to be popular a popular choice this additional PRO-50 version gives more options to players looking to benefit from such handling characteristics.