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Breakpoint adjustment
« on: April 30, 2023, 09:19:17 AM »
Hey all! Stupid question here. On a house shot, how do you all determine whether you want to move your breakpoint left or right vs moving your feet left or right or a ball change? Please don’t throw the rule of 31 at me because I would rather use on lane reaction to tell me.

As it is, I always target the reflection of the head of the 6 pin to determine my line towards the breakpoint, then use my feet or ball change for any adjustments, but I really feel like I’m leaving a TON of pins on the table by this method. I do not have down lane markers in this house



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Re: Breakpoint adjustment
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2023, 11:49:21 AM »
Breakpoint zones by oil pattern length?  Then adjust feet/target line as oil pattern changes?

I can't really answer as my house senior leagues is always the same oil pattern so only have to move my feet left.  But hopefully the above link will be of some use to you.
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Re: Breakpoint adjustment
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2023, 08:47:45 AM »
"On a house shot, how do you all determine whether you want to move your breakpoint left or right vs moving your feet left or right or a ball change?"

Assuming we are already lined up and part way through the night when we are talking about adjustments. 

I base it off of what I am seeing and the bowlers on my pair. Rev rate, balls used etc. Im also watching ball reaction and what pins Im leaving or almost leaving to determine what move I may make or if i need to change balls.

Typically I always move my feet a little first going left for fresh laydown oil. Once again paying attention to the other bowlers on the pair and their styles and equipment. Some cases that maybe moving on top of their laydown point which is probably worse and requires bigger moves left to avoid what they are destroying.

Once Ive moved further left then Im watching the ball reaction to see if everything else looks ok and the ball is getting to the pins and carrying ok. If it is not then it maybe time to bring the mark in a little bit to not hit the bumper area of the old break point, or it maybe time as mention, to change balls and likely be able to keep the same break point but just have your feet further left from where you started.

More times then not it is moving feet further left first and then shortly after changing equipment. Im typically in surface to start and once I make the move left its usually time to switch to something with less surface as well for the carry portion of the equation.

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