This morning has been spent getting my LE adjusted and leveled for my floor. And a few other items.
I never could see the utility or any logic by using a black shooter tip as a color matching endeavor. No casual observer is going to see what color the shooter tip is. And if it is black, even the player cannot see it down inside that dark crevice called the shooter scale. A black shooter tip makes it difficult to set up skill shots because you can't see the damned thing.
This is better--if you like seeing the tip.
Noe you can see it.
Last night I had a mini- ball get stuck up over the right hand mini-flipper. Needless to say this finishes a game.
Today, I made a couple of deflectors to prevent this. These are just ugly prototypes. If they work, I'll make a pair that are a little nicer.
This is a staged pic with the ball sitting behind the deflector. If this works as I think it will, this type of ball action will happen no more. The entire area behind the flippers is now protected so no ball can be taken out of play by getting stuck where it is not supposed to be.
The factory's fix for the mini- ball getting stuck under that wire form is cleaner than what I have come up with, but this deflector works. It was easy to install by removing one screw.
With everything back together, and the protective peel coating removed from my deflectors, they hide pretty well and are not obtrusive during game play. When I am playing I don't even see them.
With the game all leveled up and the flippers adjusted, this pin pretty much kicks ass.