Quoted from gjm7777:
Curious on what most people have set for flipper strength these days. I've since gone to -6 as it feels just about like my other B/W 90s games, anything stronger makes hitting ramps too easy, and castle shots literally bounce off the gate (sometimes even back onto the playfield vs falling into the moat. I keep the game leveled at 6.5, but for me -6 seems to be the best setting, especially when cleaning/waxing every 4 months or so.
-2 here as well. I have my game leveled at 7 degrees, so the extra power makes the ramps consistent. I do get hops from the moat, but it doesn't come back into the playfield.
At 6.5 my feeds from the left and right orbits hit the tops of the slings (and I'm not comfortable bending the guides). My nudging is OK, but I'm not Bowen and can't consistently hit the machine at the right time to get the ball to drop cleanly to the flipper. Even at 7, the ball will often hit the lower part of the sling, but I can usually fight that back into control.