Hey DI owners,
Based on other DI threads, folks have noticed the wireform feeding the left inlane exhibit's the following issues when the ball is traveling at high speeds:
#1: The ball can escape the wireform, resulting in frustrating drains.
#2: The ball can bounce a couple inches up the ramp and dribble down, slowing game play.
On my game, #1 rarely happens after minor adjustments to the precise resting location of the ramp.
On my game, #2 happens very often and would be nice to fix.
JJP has developed a plastic cover that eliminates #1, however doesn't address #2.
Earlier today, I was playing Aerosmith (right beside DILE in the lineup) and noticed how lightening fast the right ramp/wireform plays. Ball never escapes and never bounces...shoots fast & smooth. I decided to compare the designs - here is what I noticed:
#1: The AS wireform has a built-in cage, which prevents the ball from escaping. DI has no cage.
#2: The AS wireform exit top is tapered up, which avoids ball bounce. The taper encourages the ball to exit quickly, by striking it up top, not in the center.
#3: The AS wireform trail is 7/8" and the DI wireform trail is 3/4". The ball sits a tad lower, avoiding direct contact with the wireform and ball bounce.
I'd love to see JJP redesign the *exit portion* of the wireform to work more smoothly.
To demonstrate the difference in ball motion/flow, here are 2 slow motion videos of the ramp exit in action:
From my perspective, Dialed In is one of the best shooting games of all-time and would benefit from this enhancement. Since this wireform is long & costly, I'd be happy to pay for a new wireform if JJP re-engineered it to fix both problems.
Curious if other DI owners would like to see a more complete solution (than the plastic cover currently being installed).