(Topic ID: 113163)

Dumb Flipper Question of the Day

By Spyderturbo007

9 years ago



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#1 9 years ago

I know this sounds stupid, but when your game has opto sensors (like my DM) for the flipper buttons, does hitting them harder make any difference in the power transferred to the flipper? I know it sounds stupid, but I thought that pushing them harder might cause them to block less of the optical path and make for a stronger flip. But then again, I'm sure flippers could easily be as simple as an On/Off switch.

#2 9 years ago

actually, you're right! that is a dumb question!

the answer is no. your flipper switch, whether opto or leaf, is just an on/off switch. but the timing of hitting them can impact the trajectory of your shot. (dumb flipper statement of the day)

-jon

#3 9 years ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

actually, you're right! that is a dumb question!

Now wait just a second here. I thought there weren't dumb questions, just dumb people.

I just wasn't sure because when I watch some of the online videos you see people hitting them normally and then other times they are bashing on them like crazy.

#4 9 years ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

actually, you're right! that is a dumb question!
the answer is no. your flipper switch, whether opto or leaf, is just an on/off switch. but the timing of hitting them can impact the trajectory of your shot. (dumb flipper statement of the day)
-jon

Well yeah, and remember that for EM games, the full coil current for the power stroke goes through the flipper button leaf switches (and EOS switches too). So hitting the button harder won't make the ball move faster, but it's important t keep these contacts clean and aligned for full flipper power. (To paraphrase Dr House, "It's never the coil.")

#5 9 years ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Now wait just a second here. I thought there weren't dumb questions, just dumb people.
I just wasn't sure because when I watch some of the online videos you see people hitting them normally and then other times they are bashing on them like crazy.

You might be seeing someone do a slap save where they are trying to move the playfield to cause the ball trajectory to save the ball off the tip of a flipper...

Or they might just be mongoloids monkey flipping.

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