On ball launch, the ball should circle the spin out ramp passed the 100,000. This allows for the skill shot to come into play. Check tabs on spin out ramp. If its moving around the balls momentum is slowed. Also make sure the shooter rod is hitting center of the ball. I have mine set a little above center to give it some top English. This allows more speed into the spin out. A good cleaning on the spin out ramp also allows the ball to glide faster. Mine usually will go through the scoring once and back to the 75,000 on full plunge. Your correct that the multiplier changed with each ball..