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Lehigh University grads develop innovative bowling machine

FreebowlerLehigh University grads Prateek Palanethra and Justin Jacobs created the Freebowler bowling machine as part of their Technical Entrepreneurship course, eventually earning a $15K award from the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone.

DreamCricket Academy has owned bowling machines for over a decade, and we have an appreciation for the pros and cons of the typical bowling machines that need electricity to operate.  Most cricket grounds here in the U.S. do not have access to a power outlet and even if they did, these traditional bowling machines are bulky and difficult to transport to the grounds.

Enter Freebowler!

The Freebowler is convenient, foldable and portable.  And best of all, it is totally non-electric i.e. manually operated.  Of course, according to its inventors, it maxes out at 75mph, but not many bowlers go higher either.  Especially on the youth cricket circuit.  Also, the machine is repeatable, consistent while also offering variations in speed, swing, line and length.

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2 thoughts on “Lehigh University grads develop innovative bowling machine

  1. Very innovative and practical solution for young cricketers to master their skill. Will love to have more information
    Wish you all the best.

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