President of the 140K likes club
- Apr 24, 2013
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Essendon Lawn Bowls Club
It's the two piece balls.Last year I watched a former Vic player (won't name names) jump around on synthetic against a bloke who touches 125kph. Kind of surprised us all but he reckoned it took him a season or so to get used to the pace and bounce of synthetic pitches.
It feels a lot faster than turf. It's great when it's a comfortable pace because it comes onto the bat so nicely but when they start cranking them up it goes from awesome to frightening pretty quickly, especially as the short ball doesn't lose much zip off the deck.
Pace is overrated if it isn't utilised properly.Sometimes you don't know what you'll get with synthetic pitches. Some are a bit tennis ball up and down (newer ones) and some have low skiddy bounce at one end and high bounce at the other.
The shorter quick bowlers usually have the most dangerous short balls. It gets on you a lot quicker.