A recent topic (about BSD) alerted me to 'lightening flippers' which are apperently 1/8" shorter than standard 3" flippers... I never knew this, and it's brought some questions to mind that I'm sure many a knowledgable folk out there will have the answers to... questions such as:
1) Were lightening flippers a feature on specific games?
2) Were games with lightening flippers made with the flipper spindle holes closer together so that the gap between the flippers was made the same as other games?
3) If the answers to 1 and 2 are 'yes', what is the gap difference between the games? Guess 1/4" to make gap at horizontal (max reach) equalised?
4) If the answer to 1 is yes, is there a list of games that were made with LFs?
5) Any idea what the benefit is? I guess they flip a bit faster due to the reduced inertia, hence the name... is that the only benefit?
Thanks for any insight!