Alternative Equipment

The Telescopic Measure

This is an alternative to the box string measure. Rods are extended to the distance between the jack and bowls and the screw-pointer used to make any fine adjustments.

When using a telescopic measure:

  • Make sure you follow the Common Procedures for conducting a measure described earlier.
  • Extend the measure until it is just short of the distance from bowl to jack.
  • Without moving the bowl, hold the end of the measure which does not have the screw adjustment against the bowl.
  • Make the fine adjustment with the screw end until the minimum of contact is made with both jack and bowl.
  • Without altering the setting of the measure, check the other bowls.

Using a Telescopic Measure

An example of a Telescopic Measure