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Dimples.


By Russell

2 years ago



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#3 2 years ago

I have looked up the dimpling issues and what is the cause. Is it soft wood, soft clear coat or what? I have 36-37 year old Williams without a single dimple. I also have a CPR with thousands of plays and not a single dimple.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from Russell:

Can you show us a well-lit pic of your old Williams playfield with no dimples?

Yes when I get home tonight.

If new CPR playfields dimple why have has there not a single picture of one with dimples I can find here. Can someone post a picture of a CPR with dimples? I am not into new sterns so I have never seen anything like it until I went with my friend to pick up a F14. The seller has a Metallica and it looked like the surface of the moon. If my Williams had dimples that had "smoothed out" you would be able to tell under the edges of the apron and around the posts.

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from jrivelli:

No. The ball makes the dimples. So, where the ball doesn't go it wont dimple. Over time the hard steel ball evens out the wood

That's what I meant. If you look closely at the playfield where the ball touches and at the edge where a ball can't touch that's where you will see evenly compressed wood vs uncompressed. If it's the exact same = no dimples.

#162 2 years ago

I made a short video of my Gorgar playfield. Does it have planking, tons of it. How about paint loss, absolutely. Sunken inserts, almost every one. Dimples, zero. If my playfield was all "mashed flat" by a million dimples you would be able to tell around the posts and places the ball stops. Am I worried, of course not.

Granted I have only put 2627 plays in the 4 years I have had it but it was a routed game for 34 years before I got it. 3 people downvoted me because I said my old Williams didn't have dimples and I saw a Metallica that did. Anyone want a "ball drop" challenge? We can both video a equal drop from the same distance onto a clean area on my Gorgar and your "X" playfield. One on the field and one under the apron?

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#164 2 years ago
Quoted from catboxer:

Id like to see you test under the apron. Gorgar isn't exactly a game with a lot of airballs.

This game is pretty fast and it airballs most every time from the right flipper to the snake area.

#166 2 years ago

I'm game.

#167 2 years ago

Oh wait. I have Mylar in front of the flippers that is covering a section of paint loss. We will have to go higher for the playfield.

#180 2 years ago

So no challengers for a more scientific approach? It's time to put your ball where your mouth is instead of because I said so. I personally think they will be the same.

#206 2 years ago

Still no takers on the ball drop challenge but I did get 2 more downvotes.

#208 2 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

You saw the ball drop under the Shadow apron, yeah?

Yes but was that from 2" or 2'. That is only one playfield with nothing to compare it to. I suggest a test from the exact same distances on several playfields of different eras. I have a original Gorgar, a CPR silver knight, and the original playfield from the black knight I would be willing to test under both aprons if someone with a newer Stern will be willing to do the same. I also have a Chicago coin EM machine at my other place I could also do next time I make the trip.

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