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Originally Posted by tonythetiger583
I'm trying to work out a system or guidelines to using Back Hand English (BHE) and Front Hand English (FHE), but I don't really know much about it. I just came up with the idea today, and I was hoping I could get help sorting it all out.
So what I know up until this point:
 with BHE, the QB comes off straight at the target and after a while swerves in.
FHE will squirt out more initially before swerving back in.
My approach has been to start with 100% BHE for the spin I'm putting on it, and subtract BHE, and add enough FHE to compensate for the swerve, depending on the shot, speed, etc.
I play on a barbox, so needing a shorter bridge is not uncommon.
I think the halfway point between the tip and the Natural Pivot Point (let's call it the Halfway Pivot Point), let's you use a 50/50 blend of BHE/FHE to achieve the same results as 100% BHE.
So I think it'll let me use pivot English with different bridge lengths
For example if I use the Halfway Pivot, I use 50% BHE and 50% FHE, it'll go straight down the line of aim. If I need to add squirt to negate swerve, I minus both in their relative proportions and add the FHE.
And I think it let's you move up and down your shaft like an instrument.
So let's say the distance between your Natural Pivot Point is and Halfway Pivot Point is 5 inches (or you divide whatever the distance is by 5):
Natural Pivot Point: 100% BHE / 0% FHE
+1 inch: 90% BHE / 10% FHE
+2 inches: 80% BHE / 20% FHE
+3 inches: 70% BHE / 30% FHE
+4 inches: 60% BHE / 40% FHE
Halfway Pivot Point: 50% BHE / 50% FHE
And this will replicate the cue traveling straight down the aim line like your natural pivot point, and you just mix in extra FHE to compensate for the swerve.

Where are you located? It'd be easier to discuss what you're trying to do while at a table.
I'd say that you're overthinking, but then again, I like what you're thinking from an instructional and informational point of view.
Freddie <~~~ can't add, let alone complex BHE:FHE computations