I just picked up an HUO Deadpool pro. I like to start off with all factory settings. Anybody know where out lane posts were placed from factory? My right post is wide open. My left post is in the middle.
RobT, I guess you were gone for a bit. Some people don’t like their playfields getting dimples. I will say this hobby did bring out some OCD in me. I found myself getting away from the older pins that needed work cuz there is just something super sweet about an unblemished playfield. But I would never go through the trouble of putting on a playfield protector. After a bit the dimples fade into a nice uniform orange peal look that I don’t mind as much.
I think it’s all about gettin some good flow from the left loop shot. On the pro it hits a closed gate and falls into the pops every time. On the premium it flows past that gate down towards the shooter lane and there is a lift ramp that brings it up and back to the right flipper. I have a pro and it’s still a great pin but I would love to have that flow from left loop back to the right flipper that’s on the premium. Other than that there’s a spinning disco ball on the premium that goes along with disco multiball. That I could live without.
I have no doubt the disco ball on the premium would be a cool AF light show. On the pro I can barely tell what’s goin on during that multiball cuz it’s pretty much just dark. Drop targets for DEAD and POOl as opposed to the stationary targets could go either way. Drop targets slow the game down some. Kinda like on AC/DC pro vs Premium, some people like the stationary targets on the pro more than the drop targets on the premium. The flow from the left loop to the up ramp on the premium is the game changer I think.
I like a certain amount of flow. I loved the rules to My GOT premium. But there wasn’t one good feeling shot on that pin! The right ramp to the upper playfield rejected a lot. And if you made it you got stuck in the upper playfield or at least slowed down. The left ramp got locked or at least slowed down by the sword. The right loop sometimes got diverted to upper playfield. But I would have kept that pin if I just could have got some flow from the left orbit. But no matter what I did I couldn’t get that left orbit to flow.
There are some great shots on Deadpool pro, katana, snkt, and colossal. And those shots alone are plenty if that’s what’s in your budget. I went with the pro. I have a small line up. And unique pins earn a spot. Right now DeadPool Pro is earning it’s spot. The premium with the left orbit to right flipper would probably be a long term keeper. As it is I’m thinking about trading for a SW premium.
I have a pro it’s a very fun bang for your buck pin. But I want the premium. And I want it solely for the flow of the left loop shot all the way around the back of the playfield, down the shooter lane and up the lift ramp to the right flipper. On the pro you can nail a left loop and it bangs into the controlled gate and down into the pops every time. It’s just not a very satisfying shot. If I ever see a Deadpool premium for sale close by I would def look to upgrade.
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