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How does this happen?


By GPS

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

Was at my local Round 1 this eve and played a few pins. Noticed this on a Star Trek. Can’t figure this one out. Never seen something like this. Played a ghostbusters and then Star Trek. After ghost busters, the ST okay field seems awful empty. Just my take. Enjoy the photo

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#2 3 months ago

Even more odd is the fact that you were playing a Star Wars and thought you were playing a Star Trek.

#3 3 months ago

How dare you!

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#4 3 months ago

Multi ball. Airball Flys into the slingshot after being activated by another ball. Happens more than you'd think.

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

. Happens more than you'd think.

And even more as the rings get loose/worn.

#6 3 months ago

On some Classic Ballys I have seen finish nails placed under the slingshots. . . likely to keep balls from getting stuck back in the day.

#7 3 months ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

On some Classic Ballys I have seen finish nails placed under the slingshots. . . likely to keep balls from getting stuck back in the day.

Yep, that's why they are there.
It would cost Stern a few extra cents to do this, hence that's why it's not done.

#8 3 months ago

Sorry. Star Wars. My mistake

#9 3 months ago

I'm betting the ball de-materialized from the DW down the row and re-materialized in this game.

Good news the plastic did not shatter.

My favorite is when you realize a ball is missing and you find one stuck to the speaker magnet. Was it YOUR ball or an extra one in the game and your ball is still stuck on the PF somewhere. There's no WAY you an have that much fun in Pacman. Pinball is awesome!

faz

#10 3 months ago

Needs a tighter rubber ring. Or one size smaller.

LTG : )

#11 3 months ago

ThT happens on my AC/DC Vault edition all the time. And only the sling under the cannon.

#12 3 months ago

i operate many of my games, so if i have one that does this often enough, i'll do what lloyd said and replace the standard 2 1/2" slingshot rubber w a 2". doesn't seem to have much gameplay effect, but saves me from having to open it up and recover the ball 3X a day.

#13 3 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

replace the standard 2 1/2" slingshot rubber w a 2"

I'd try a 2 1/4 first.

LTG : )

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from Toads:

Yep, that's why they are there.
It would cost Stern a few extra cents to do this, hence that's why it's not done.

It would also chip their cheapass clearcoat.

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