Hobbit setup, tweaks and adjustments

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Hobbit setup, tweaks and adjustments


By pinballinreno

2 years ago



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#19 2 years ago

I installed a playfield protector on my game and since then we have about a dozen plays. I have not seen any ball sticks in the beasts since the installation. Highly recommend ordering a Hobbit with the protector for numerous reasons including ball impact divots on the playfield.

#25 2 years ago

Ok I broke down and went with the blue shooter rod spring. Definitely can hit the full spectrum of the Dwarf targets now. We are all going to have to readjust to the new tension!

#28 2 years ago

The stronger spring (blue in my case) makes it a bit more challenging for lite shots (roll overs, return lanes, and side targets). Also if you pull it back to far (too strong) it will miss the F and just tag the middle of DWARF drop bank.

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#65 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

The backhand to the hole shots is much more difficult at higher pitch levels.
Shooting for the pops is way less risky. If the ball exits the pops from the center it now feeds the right flipper instead of SDTM.
The game over all plays better and feels more in control, less floaty on bad anemic shots.

Have you got any smashing of the right ramp edge from ball hits so far? I installed (after about 5 games) a post and rubber right between the mystery target and the edge of the ramp to stop the contact from the ball smashing into the right ramp edge. Just wondered if I might have overreacted.

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#66 2 years ago

Notice that I don't have any curling of ramp flaps. I never have.

#67 2 years ago

Here it is with the post rubber.

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