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HAMBONE300

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The team on the other side of winning or losing “A girl throwing thoughts in a single throw 
Kaya Sakamoto, 19 years old”
(ザ・チーム 勝ち負けの向こう側「一投に想いをのせて 女子プロボウラー 坂本かや 19歳」)

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I am fascinated with the P-League bowlers. Aside from many pretty women, several are exceptionally good and with many different styles to boot. A couple have a monster back-swing that are fun to watch and can string strikes. Worth a look... Himeji is my fave. 

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There are many JPBA videos on YouTube. I have become a huge fan of the P-League and Japanese professional bowlers.
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Is that the Japan Petite Bowling Association?  Those girls are tiny.


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I do watch and enjoy P-League, but not because they're female bowlers.  It's about as honest and mature a competition as you'll find these days.  No constant hyping of bowling balls/manufacturers, no ball reps coaching pros during matches, no Randy/Rob Stone/bowlers yelling all the time.  Just three bowlers competing with no hysterics or distractions. 
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Anyone know what does the "P" stand for?
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Anyone know what does the "P" stand for?


It stands for 5 things...I think they are:

Pretty
Power
Passion
Performance
Perfect

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While 4 of 5 "P"'s are correct, aside from a smile, passion is a rare emotion for Japanese women to show. I wish they were more animated...



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A 6th “P” would be Pintegrity for me.

Not so sure about the “ Power “ and that’s why I really enjoy watching these girls
and Women’s bowling in particular .
The Ladies depend much more on accuracy and a noticeable talent of shot repetition , (something that is sorely missing from the modern “ Power “ game) and were the properties required in the game when Bowling had a ton more respectability.and 9 times more organized participants.
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While 4 of 5 "P"'s are correct, aside from a smile, passion is a rare emotion for Japanese women to show. I wish they were more animated...


Passion and emotion are two different things...being demonstrative in public is a taboo in Japan so I'm not surprised you don't see them wearing their emotions on their sleeves.

However, if you've watched P-League long enough there's definitely some passion there.  A few of the bowlers were really mediocre when they first appeared yet they've worked and worked at their games and have become very good bowlers.  Some have even won series championships.  That's the textbook definition of passion.



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