(Topic ID: 145953)

*** New Balls ***


By Turboderf

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by QuarterGrabber
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    #1 3 years ago

    How often do you all change out the ball for new ones ? its been a while for me

    #2 3 years ago

    I never keep a game long enough to replace them. None of my games stay more than a year. All get super shiny's the day they arrive tho.

    #3 3 years ago

    when they get scratchy

    #4 3 years ago

    Fred, those balls of yours are old enough....time for some fresh ones!

    And since its the Holidays.....

    #5 3 years ago

    Depends on the pin. Newer pins have stronger flipper coils and lots of steel parts that can really beat a ball up. Older EM pins can be very gentle on balls and rust in the first thing I see damaging them.

    Look at the balls and change as needed when they show pitting, scratches or damage. Some of my pins see a lot more play so the balls get beat up quicker. Others, sadly have rust set in before mechanical damage.

    #6 3 years ago

    Every 3-6 months.

    #7 3 years ago

    Depends on the pin. Ones with metal ramps chews em up faster than ones without. I inspect them whenever I have the glass off.

    #8 3 years ago

    Every 3-400 is a decent ballpark, some games nick them up more than others.

    I've tumbled some ooh shiney's that turned out real nice and reused.

    #9 3 years ago

    I like to wax my <3

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

    I like to wax my <3

    Got any video of it? I'm intrigued.

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from centerflank:

    Got any video of it? I'm intrigued.

    I did. But I used too much wax and things got a little out of hand. Now the video isn't postable on this new "family friendly" pinside.

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