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Custom plungers…yes or no?

By Yoeddy

49 days ago


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#1 49 days ago

Hey guys,

I just bought a plunger with a die on the end of it. Matches the High Roller Casino theme pretty well. It has added some weight and consequently, it doesn’t hit the ball as hard, and it’s a little longer than the Stern OEM plunger. I may actually switch back.

Custom plungers…do YOU add them to your games?

Thanks,
Jason

#2 49 days ago

depends on the game and/or the plunger

I have one on my spiderman and I like it
but i do not like many designs with point on them

#3 49 days ago

no, I like to leave things as original as possible.

#4 49 days ago

I’m a big no, but I might be ok with something if it’s small and doesn’t interfere. But most of these things end up being huge hunks a plastic hanging off the front of the game.

#6 49 days ago

I got a Iron Maiden Eddie Head shooter rod. It looks badass. It was 1/2” too short. Garbage. Fouled up the whole game.

#7 49 days ago

When you have to use more than your thumb and index finger to plunge ball , handle is too big.

#8 49 days ago

No, I don't like the way custom plungers feel, especially if they're the head of a character or something. I like the hand feel of stock style round balls and knobs. Now if it's something like the mosquito in amber plunger that was offered on Stern's JP, I can live with that because it's simple and oval shaped. Likewise, a golf ball on NGG or a foosball on WCS94 doesn't feel bad to me as they're both simple round ball shapes.

#9 49 days ago

I sell tons of custom shooter rods. www.modfatherpinball.com Check them out. Chuck

#10 49 days ago

no

#11 49 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

No, I don't like the way custom plungers feel, especially if they're the head of a character or something. I like the hand feel of stock style round balls and knobs. Now if it's something like the mosquito in amber plunger that was offered on Stern's JP, I can live with that because it's simple and oval shaped. Likewise, a golf ball on NGG or a foosball on WCS94 doesn't feel bad to me as they're both simple round ball shapes.

I'm with this guy.

#12 49 days ago

Yes I’ll add them if they’re done right and match the theme.

#13 49 days ago

That's a hard no for me. You can go ahead and add toppers in with that hard no also. Unless of course it's original to the machine (like Fish Tales for example).

#14 49 days ago

No. Lame.

#15 49 days ago

It's one of the few things I absolutely hate on a pin. I can't stand how they feel (unless it feels just like the original). If I bought a machine with a custom plunger I'd likely change it back to the "boring old" original. You may as well replace the flipper buttons with cool theme-matching light switches while you're at it...

#17 49 days ago

Yes, purchased from modfather. They aren't figures but color coordinated balls . Only exception is Wonka gotstopper. These are what come on jjp games but they are black.

#18 49 days ago

The only ones I ever wanted/bought was round ones from modfather...

#19 49 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

No, I don't like the way custom plungers feel, especially if they're the head of a character or something. I like the hand feel of stock style round balls and knobs. Now if it's something like the mosquito in amber plunger that was offered on Stern's JP, I can live with that because it's simple and oval shaped. Likewise, a golf ball on NGG or a foosball on WCS94 doesn't feel bad to me as they're both simple round ball shapes.

Depends. Sure no one likes the feel of a Storm Trooper head when trying to make a skill shot. On the other hand some of the shooters feel better than others and are made to be the proper length too. The shooters from Super Skill Shot are awesome. The length is perfect and most of them are round and similar in size to the original. The way they are made, the have a super nice feel that is better than the cheap OEM shooter. Looks better and feels better, so win win in my book.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1057-super-skill-shot-shop

#20 48 days ago
Quoted from arcyallen:

You may as well replace the flipper buttons with cool theme-matching light switches while you're at it...

Guilty as charged...
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I'd say as long as it's easily reversible give it a try, the whole point of owning machines is to make them look and play the way you want.

OP, they make stronger springs for the shooter rods, https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/10-148-XX, and you can add some washers for spacers behind the eclip if the shooter rod is just a bit longer than the stock one. That might get it back to plunging the ball with some force if you like the look of the custom shooter.

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