Can anyone explain this odd post at the gate and why it is there? One photo shows the post removed and the gate dogleg resting on the post for the gate. Then the other photo shows the post installed and the gate resting on this 'extra' post. The photo of the post removed is my machine. The photo with the post and rubber setup is from another Pinside post.
What bothers me is the way the ball had a tendency to bounce back into the scoring lanes if it hits the extra post when making the skill shot. It appears to be factory from other photos I have looked at.