Titan Competition Silicone Rings

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Titan Competition Silicone Rings


By Titan_Pinball

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    We are very excited to introduce Titan Competition silicone rings!

    Overview 4.jpg

    From our website:

    New Materials - Classic Feel

    These next generation rings are made from specially formulated silicone that provides a durable, easy to clean, vibrant replacement for standard pinball rubber. Our Competition rings are resistant to UV light and less susceptible to drying and cracking, giving them a much longer lifespan than traditional rubber.

    All sizes and colors of Competition Rings are engineered to provide the classic feel of red flipper rubber (Shore A45), allowing you to change colors without compromising game play.

    Competition Rings come with a 180 day warranty against cracking or splitting.* (*from time of purchase. Warranty only covers rings installed properly and under normal and intended use.)

    Make your machine look and play its best with Titan Competition Rings!

    Available in:
    Black, White, Red, Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Blue, Light Blue, and Translucent
    Flipper, Post ,3/8 OD, 7/16 OD, 3/16”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”, 3/4”, 1”, 1 1/4",1 1/2”, 2”, 2 1/2”, 3", and Shooter Tip

    We are offering a 10% discount through the end of March. Just use the code TITAN10

    (Edit: This code is now permanent. Not applicable for bulk or sample packs - these are already discounted)

    https://www.titanpinball.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=33

    Thank you,
    -Matt
    Titan Pinball

    #2 3 years ago

    Those look great!

    Any chance of colored translucents in the future?

    #3 3 years ago

    Absolutely. If these do well, we will be asking the community what sizes and colors to bring in next.

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    #4 3 years ago

    Neat, but very pricey.

    #5 3 years ago

    Nice, price is fine by me.

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    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    Neat, but very pricey.

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    Looks more than reasonable to me!

    #7 3 years ago

    paypal link doesn't work, you get stuck in an address loop. checking out through your site works fine.

    happy with the last stuff I ordered (all still in use), and perfect timing for this announcement, I can use this stuff for a clearcoated playfield that should be getting finished up in a couple of weeks.

    thanks!

    #8 3 years ago

    I would be really tempted to order these for Jackbot I am about to put back together but without proven reliability, I can't send a game to TPF with new product on it...will probably order some for my own testing anyways, very interested.

    #9 3 years ago

    Pretty sure the pricing comment was directed towards non-flipper rings....about 2.5x the cost of normal rubber.

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from youdontknowme:

    paypal link doesn't work, you get stuck in an address loop. checking out through your site works fine.

    Sorry you are having problems with checkout.
    Thank you for the feedback. I'll look into that ASAP.

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    I can't send a game to TPF with new product on it...

    Good call. Some tournament directors get a little nervous with new equipment on the machines.
    Usually, you also have to have backups in case something breaks.

    #12 3 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    Good call. Some tournament directors get a little nervous with new equipment on the machines.
    Usually, you also have to have backups in case something breaks.

    Well, I'm not the tourney director (thank god..) and Jackbot would be on the general floor if it makes it in time, but still..I really don't want to change out a ring somewhere in the back right side of that game if a ball nicks it and it happens to go, lol.

    Purple on Met, Orange on Congo, Clear on Tron (This might make Quiddity's day that there is now an option for clears that are not hard as a rock like the PBL/PinballCenter ones!), and you don't even want to know what I could do with these on Crescendo... lol..

    #13 3 years ago

    I don't see how any of titans rings could fail compared to any new ring on earth failing. rubber is usually...rubber, unless it's silicone. just keep spares for the slingshots.

    I'm more annoyed when LED nightmares are allowed into tournament play.

    #14 3 years ago

    I would be very curious to here from pinsiders who have tried these. I have a few "normal" rubber rings that crack and split too readily. If these rings last longer than it would be worth the higher price for me (as long as the increase in life span is proportionate to the increase in life).

    #15 3 years ago

    translucent fluorescent for Frax's Crescendo would be pretty awesome..

    #16 3 years ago

    I'm a big fan of super bands. Have them on all my flippers now. I wonder how these compare feel-wise. Maybe the same?

    #17 3 years ago
    Quoted from youdontknowme:

    I don't see how any of titans rings could fail compared to any new ring on earth failing. rubber is usually...rubber, unless it's silicone. just keep spares for the slingshots.
    I'm more annoyed when LED nightmares are allowed into tournament play.

    Guess you better be done with tournaments then, since all new pins coming off the line everywhere are LED...unless you were just referring to exceptionally poor examples of LED conversions, in which case, I agree. =P

    Quoted from zizzlemeplease:

    translucent fluorescent for Frax's Crescendo would be pretty awesome..

    Hell yeah! Anything that is UV reactive would be FREAKIN' AWESOME.

    Quoted from Nokoro:

    I have a few "normal" rubber rings that crack and split too readily.

    Yeah, historically, the mini-post rubbers that go on the red plastic and polished metal posts are horrible failure rates IMO... usually lose 25% or more just putting them on the posts!

    #18 3 years ago

    Will these be available at TPF?

    #19 3 years ago

    PLEASE make variety kits for these new silicone rubbers as well. So hard to outfit a full game and would love to try a few out in different places.

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Will these be available at TPF?

    Unfortunately, I will not be making it to Texas.

    Quoted from bemmett:

    PLEASE make variety kits for these new silicone rubbers as well. So hard to outfit a full game and would love to try a few out in different places.

    We are working on some new incentives for people to add kits to our database: https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/

    Hopefully we can get it rolling soon and have multiple kits to offer.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    Yeah, historically, the mini-post rubbers that go on the red plastic and polished metal posts are horrible failure rates IMO... usually lose 25% or more just putting them on the posts!

    I've replaced my mini-post rubbers with the super band ones, and that was a real help. However, some of the larger rubber rings are starting to break more frequently than they should. So, I would be curious to see if this product helps.

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    I would be really tempted to order these for Jackbot I am about to put back together but without proven reliability, I can't send a game to TPF with new product on it...

    Seems like that would be a great test of a new product, high traffic/high play situation. Maybe they'll hook you up with a set just for testing in such an environment.

    #23 3 years ago

    just bought some. they look pretty cool. I will report back.

    #24 3 years ago

    I'm interested in some for JP, but I notice not all sizes that JP calls for are available (1/2" and 2 3/4"). What is the recommendation for the sizes that aren't available? Go the next size down or next size up?

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from Robotoes:

    Seems like that would be a great test of a new product, high traffic/high play situation. Maybe they'll hook you up with a set just for testing in such an environment.

    Saving the cost of a rubber kit isn't worth the hassle for -me- to do it, unless I get Crescendo up and running before TPF, which is not looking good right now. Potentially taking 6 pins, all over the place on the floor because half my games will be with vendors, plus probably playing in some tournaments.....I don't need additional issues that can be mitigated easily by waiting to test these out after the show.

    IF they wanted to do it and someone else was game, DMD's typically seem to average about 450-600+ plays at TPF depending on popularity of the game and ball times.

    #26 3 years ago

    Will you be at the Louisville show next week?

    #27 3 years ago

    Sorry, no.

    We're a husband and wife crew, so it's tough to travel to shows and have a booth.

    #28 3 years ago

    I'd love to see some colored versions of the fatter, shorter post rubber sleeves. I don't know if they're just not prevalent or what, but I've never seen colored ones of this rubber from any manufacturer.

    Per the Pinball Life page for the standard black version (http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=66):
    5/8" OD (outer diameter); 5/16" ID (inner diameter); 1/2" High.
    Stern/Sega/Data East Reference #545-5151-00

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from winteriscoming:

    I'd love to see some colored versions of the fatter, shorter post rubber sleeves.

    This is certainly worth looking into.

    If there is enough interest, I'll have some new molds made.

    #30 3 years ago

    Is the clear a "glass like" clear, or is it like other clear rings with a "cloudy" appearance?

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    This is certainly worth looking into.
    If there is enough interest, I'll have some new molds made.

    I just had a crazy idea... If I go based on the inner dimensions, I see that you have a 5/16" ID ring... Couldn't they be stacked up to the needed height on these posts? That could look nice and certainly opens up possibilities with these posts for now. Plus you could alternate colors in the stack for a cool effect...

    #32 3 years ago

    Mr. and Ms. Titan were at my "Flip Off Hunger" tournament in December, and we installed these on the slings and flippers of my LOTR. They've held up just fine, and still look great. The main difference between these and super-bands is that they behave much more like standard rubber. I have nothing scientific to back this up, just my limited experience. They're easier to clean than normal rubber too, and seem to be more resistant to getting dirty. I'm going to order a set for NASCAR, because I'm tired of cleaning its rubber once a month.

    #33 3 years ago
    Quoted from Fliptastic:

    Is the clear a "glass like" clear, or is it like other clear rings with a "cloudy" appearance?

    Certainly not "glass like", but pretty translucent. The smaller the rings, the clearer they become.
    I'll get some pics together and try to demonstrate.

    #34 3 years ago
    Quoted from winteriscoming:

    I just had a crazy idea...

    Well, it works - technically

    Kind of a Michelin Man vibe going on. That's a 3/16 on top.

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    #35 3 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    We are working on some new incentives for people to add kits to our database: https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/

    I'm logged in, but I don't see a link to upload a kit on this page.

    #36 3 years ago

    Type your game in the search bar. It should show up in a drop down list. Click it, and it will take you to the game's page. If there is no kit, you should see "There aren't any kits for this game yet. Why not create one? ". If there is a kit, you should see "Create a Kit for this game"

    #37 3 years ago

    I have more kits to upload, but could not find how to do it either.

    I might have to order some of these new rings and do a review with a bounce test.

    #38 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I have more kits to upload, but could not find how to do it either.
    I might have to order some of these new rings and do a review with a bounce test.

    I love bounce tests

    #39 3 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    Well, it works - technically
    Kind of a Michelin Man vibe going on. That's a 3/16 on top.
    Sega Post Rubber 1.jpg (Click image to enlarge)

    I like it! Of course, I'd still love to see an actual post rubber at some point, but this works! Depending on the title, it could be fun to alternate colors in the stack.

    #40 3 years ago

    I'm putting color rubbers on my Avengers LE. Can't wait to order a bunch from you. They look great!

    #41 3 years ago

    If this gets the "O-Din" seal of approval, I'll be pretty damn impressed...
    Always good to see someone trying to improve upon the standard without sacrificing tradition.

    Side note,
    I went back to traditional flipper rubbers on everything a few months back because it felt like I was cheating with the Superbands.
    Looks like I'll be putting in a sample order with Titan to see if they can finally cut the Spicoli mustard.

    #42 3 years ago

    Here are some pics of the translucent rings with the overhead lights on...

    Translucent 1.jpg

    Red Lights On 2.jpg

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    #43 3 years ago

    That is sexy.

    #44 3 years ago

    Real sexy. Translucent is pretty awesome.

    #45 3 years ago

    Fuuuuuuuuu.....

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    #46 3 years ago

    How about some pictures with the lights off?

    Red No Lights.jpg

    Green No Lights.jpg

    Purple No Lights.jpg

    #48 3 years ago


    Nice. Might need some.

    #49 3 years ago

    Someone hurry up and play test these things and give us a report. I am about to dig into my new TZ and o a major shop on it, so give me a reason to try the Titan rings. I really like the clear ones. I am sure I missed something in the thread, but are these regular rubber or something similar to super bands and the like?

    #50 3 years ago
    Quoted from Squeakman:

    but are these regular rubber or something similar to super bands and the like?

    These are made of silicone.

    Regular rings are usually natural rubber or SBR. The Super Bands are made from urethane. Urethane and silicone share a lot of the same properties.

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