When the 10 pin (or 7 for left handers) is not snapping back but just flops into the channel …then you know it’s time to make an adjustment for carry down.

Carry down is the process that happens when oil moves from the heads (the first 15 feet of the lane) to the midlane (next 25 to 30 feet). The oil is stretched towards the pins by balls moving over the boards. Carry down will delay your balls hook into the pocket.

Ways to adjust:

1. Move your feet back a little from your regular starting position.

2. Move your starting position a little to the side.

3. Move your starting position back and to one side.

The key is to look for the lazy 10 (or 7) pin and when you see it…always adjust for carry down.