Pitchforks are very powerful but the pivots you choose to draw them are critical for your success.
The secret behind them is that once you capture the oscillation frequency through your fork, then you are set to follow price action with that fork for a very long time. here are some tips to improve your PF:
1. Zoom out to capture the big picture
2. Always use the latest pivots you can identify
3. Don't clutter your chart
4. Use mini PF's within the major PF if you expect a change in direction
5. Use similar timeframe pivots