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Scoring

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Abe

Scoring

When aiming for an ear, with one lengthways scoring popular with batards, is it at a 30° angle straight down the middle or a 30° angle slightly off centre with a gentle curve? 

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Abe

Now that is interesting indeed! Love the diagrams and what an amazing ear. So it's a 45° angle! Pretty difficult to get it just right but Hang does so. The picture helps a lot. 

Thank you. 

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alfanso

a straight run from tip to toe is the way that I do it.

alan

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Abe

Always admiring your scoring. Tried today straight down the middle. It opened up very well and even though no ear just yet I'm already happier with it. For a straight no ear scoring it really peeled open and an improvement already. I think it's the angle I need to get right and even more difficult is the depth to judge just so. 

Thank you. 

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BobBoule

dmsnyder has created a tutorial video that really works well to answer all those slashing questions. Good Luck!.

 

dmsnyder: scoring-bread-updated-tutorial (on The Fresh Loaf)