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Titan Competition Silicone Rings


By Titan_Pinball

5 years ago



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    #2601 1 year ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    I replaced the few rubber rings I had left in Jurassic Park before it goes back on route. It's been probably about 3 or 4 years since I last shopped it out, and that's before I switched to silicone rings. I have just been replacing what is needed a little bit at a time.

    I had one on our routed Elvira and the Party Monsters break under both of the ramps. So I removed the ramps and replaced that one and all the remaining rubber rings. Now I won’t have to worry about it again for a few years, and it gave me the opportunity to clean up all the dust from the crappy gum rubbers that were installed in 2013, over 6 years ago.

    Will be placing another order soon!

    #2602 1 year ago

    Viper Night Drvin in progress

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    #2603 1 year ago

    Sometimes I use 2 rubbers around areas that take a lot of hits, like pop bumpers. Has anybody ever tried to double up the slings?

    #2604 1 year ago

    Slings affect gameplay, so having two rubbers on them would impact their power I would've thought?

    #2605 1 year ago

    A quick sidebar:

    Had a minor issue with a part. Eric at Titan promptly stepped up to the plate. Kudos for stellar service after the fact. A+ in my book.

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    #2606 1 year ago

    Tron in orange

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    #2607 1 year ago

    Any pics of ideas for fishtales?

    #2608 1 year ago

    I’m thinking about redoing it wit orange on left and white?blue? On the right

    #2609 1 year ago

    Another reminder of how terrible gum rubbers are now. This Police Force project is definitely getting all Titan rings after 6 years of rubber deterioration! Either that or the Drug Rat escaped.
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    #2610 1 year ago

    Titans look so good, last a good long time, are easy to clean, and really aren't that much more expensive than traditional rubber. I put them on all my machines. The one exception being post sleeves. I've not had great luck with those.

    #2611 1 year ago

    Were they the slim post sleeves? They didn't hold up well so we've redesigned them to be tapered and a little thicker to reduce air-balls and premature wear.

    #2612 1 year ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    Were they the slim post sleeves? They didn't hold up well so we've redesigned them to be tapered and a little thicker to reduce air-balls and premature wear.

    Yeah, the stern sleeves, I believe they are the slim ones. Good to know they've been redone I love my Titans!

    #2613 1 year ago

    I’m having a terrible time with slingshots breaking on my routed games with regular white rubber rings. Super-Flite alone has gone through five in eight months.

    I could save a lot of time, money and grief if the Competition Silicone Rings hold up better. Any experience with this? I would gladly pay a little more for rings that don’t split.

    #2614 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    I’m having a terrible time with slingshots breaking on my routed games with regular white rubber rings. Super-Flite alone has gone through five in eight months.
    I could save a lot of time, money and grief if the Competition Silicone Rings hold up better. Any experience with this? I would gladly pay a little more for rings that don’t split.

    You might try the next size bigger

    #2615 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    I’m having a terrible time with slingshots breaking on my routed games with regular white rubber rings. Super-Flite alone has gone through five in eight months.
    I could save a lot of time, money and grief if the Competition Silicone Rings hold up better. Any experience with this? I would gladly pay a little more for rings that don’t split.

    I.dont have any routed games, but yeah, I'd say the Titans would last much longer than standard rubber. They're not that expensive really.

    #2616 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    I’m having a terrible time with slingshots breaking on my routed games with regular white rubber rings. Super-Flite alone has gone through five in eight months.
    I could save a lot of time, money and grief if the Competition Silicone Rings hold up better. Any experience with this? I would gladly pay a little more for rings that don’t split.

    If you are getting the white rubber from pinball Life, stop buying them. They are junk. Either get black, or Titans.

    #2617 1 year ago

    Digging the feel of these on the flippers of my shadow. May do all my games at some point. Much better than super bands FOR SURE.

    #2618 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Digging the feel of these on the flippers of my shadow. May do all my games at some point. Much better than super bands FOR SURE.

    Agreed. I bought both superbands and titans for my flippers and played many games with each. I prefer the titans.

    #2619 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    I’m having a terrible time with slingshots breaking on my routed games with regular white rubber rings. Super-Flite alone has gone through five in eight months.
    I could save a lot of time, money and grief if the Competition Silicone Rings hold up better. Any experience with this? I would gladly pay a little more for rings that don’t split.

    What wackybrakke said above. Especially if it's a Stern game and it calls for 2". We do have 2-1/4" now as well. These fit Tron and Metallica perfectly. If it's a 2-1/2" try a 2-3/4". Also check and make sure the ring groove doesn't have any sharp edges.

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    #2620 11 months ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    You might try the next size bigger

    Yes, everyone. If you have a machine and the book says 2.5" rubbers and they are breaking. You should definitely make the change to 2.75". You can not trust the book. I had to put some 3"in the very back in my popeye. 2.5" would only last 2 months. 2.75" lasted 4 months. Titans don't like to be stretched.

    #2621 11 months ago

    Is one color stronger than the others? For example, are black Titans stronger than say a blue or red?

    #2622 11 months ago
    Quoted from Crile1:

    Is one color stronger than the others? For example, are black Titans stronger than say a blue or red?

    I haven’t noticed a difference.

    #2623 11 months ago

    My clear rubbers always look a little thicker and last a little longer.

    #2624 11 months ago
    Quoted from trk12fire:

    My clear rubbers always look a little thicker and last a little longer.

    #2625 11 months ago


    Not sure what that means, but I don't believe I'm imagining. All I use is Titans. I guess that's for you to decide.

    #2626 11 months ago
    Quoted from trk12fire:

    Not sure what that means, but I don't believe I'm imagining. All I use is Titans. I guess that's for you to decide.

    A joke, read what you wrote again to yourself

    #2627 11 months ago

    Ah, thank you. Haha

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    #2628 10 months ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    I like the silicone a bit better, feels more like what fresh rubber used to feel like IMHO....

    So why don't you use fresh rubber then? https://scandinavianpinball.com sells it! This is production pictures...

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    #2629 10 months ago

    Just ordered $70 worth of rings and LEDs. Packed and labeled well as usual, thank you Eric and Heather! The labeled bags come in handy for my parts box.
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    #2630 10 months ago
    Quoted from Pecos:

    I’m having a terrible time with slingshots breaking on my routed games with regular white rubber rings. Super-Flite alone has gone through five in eight months.

    I could save a lot of time, money and grief if the Competition Silicone Rings hold up better. Any experience with this? I would gladly pay a little more for rings that don’t split.

    I want to report on my experience with Competition Silicone Rings on a Williams Black Knight routed at D&D Pinball for six months. It got thousands of plays.

    • Compared to regular rubber rings, they don't collect much pinball dust
    • What little grunge that ends up on the rings is easily cleaned completely off with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
    • The surface stays nice and soft, unlike the rubber rings
    • They maintain their shape well, better than rubber rings
    • There was no color fading that I could tell
    • The flipper rings, that always have wear on the end by the outhole, had no noticeable wear
    • I had no broken rings

    I am very pleased with the performance of the red and yellow Titan Competition Silicone rings that I put on Black Knight. The only negative I can say is that they cost a little bit more than regular rubber rings, up front. But, considering how well they have stood up to all the play they got at D&D Pinball, I expect them to be much cheaper in the long run because I will be buying fewer replacement rings. As an operator, a trip to replace a broken ring is expensive. I had peace of mind knowing that I wouldn't have to be replacing any of these Titan Competition rings - another good reason to pay a little more for these rings.

    In short, I don't know how they could be improved. Great product!! Thanks Titan Pinball!

    I plan to start converting my SS pins to the Competition Titans. I will also be ordering slingshot and flipper Competition Silicone rings for my EMs.

    #2631 10 months ago

    I've had similar experiences with my location games. Will never ever go back to rubber. Check post #144 and below for some testing I did.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-product-competition-silicone-rings?tu=crash

    #2632 10 months ago

    Well, I was working on my AFM this afternoon, and noticed there is another ring that is not documented. You can only see it when standing on the right side of the pin. There is a star post partially under the apron where the ball eject is. Just knowing it is there now bugs me, so I definitely want to add a GITD ring to it instead of the default black. Is this the same on the original AFM?

    Can you let me know what size is standard for star posts so that I order the right thing? I also keep forgetting to order a set of your flipper button protectors, do you still have those in stock?

    #2633 10 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    There is a star post partially under the apron where the ball eject is

    It's a 5/16" ID ring. You should have one. Your kit included 3 of them. One for each outlane post, and that one under the apron. Also, I do indeed have flipper button protectors!

    #2634 10 months ago

    Forgot I had the extras. I’ll take a look, and thanks for the info.

    #2635 10 months ago

    Replaced all the rubber on my Deadpool I got in June with all Titan red. Have around 1700 plays on it and just recently had to replace the slingshot rubbers. The rest are holding up great. Needless to say just placed another order this evening for more. Great product

    #2636 9 months ago

    Any chance gold bands will ever be made. Think they would look good on a few games. Lotr, Tom, and my Ironman is begging for some.

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    #2637 9 months ago

    Forgot to mention I am a huge fan. Done a bunch of games already. Now when I see black rubber bands the game just looks dirty to me.

    Heres a few pics...

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    #2638 9 months ago
    Quoted from freeplay3:

    Any chance gold bands will ever be made.

    Anything is possible

    Your request is the first we've had for gold. I am going to see about a test run of metallic sparkly rings, just to see how they look and if they hold up.

    Thank you for the kind words and the pictures! They look great.

    #2640 9 months ago

    Thanks for the quick order as usual. Deadpool shot on a new iPhone 11 pro.

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    #2641 5 months ago

    I took Titan to work with me. My feet thank you as I stand most of the day.

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    #2642 5 months ago

    I just finished my Superman a few weeks ago. Created a kit on Titan’s site.

    https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/index.php/browse/bygame/4848

    Mostly red, some blue on the left near the pop, yellow at the top rollovers and plastic-matching rubber post caps in yellow, blue and red all around.

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    #2643 5 months ago

    Wow, nice machine. I always thought those Atari machines were under-rated.

    #2644 5 months ago
    Quoted from mbeardsley:

    Wow, nice machine. I always thought those Atari machines were under-rated.

    Thanks! A few of them certainly are. Still have a few things to tend to. I went a little nuts on this one with the powder...totally worth it though.

    The Titan kit really brightened it up, and the color scheme I chose is very “comic book.” First picture is the before.

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    #2646 5 months ago

    titan_pinball ... and progress on those blue nubs of death talked about in post 505 and 507 - 4 years ago?
    I recently picked up a @Monster Bash original and would like to have my nubs in either Green or GITD. Blue doesn't exactly match the art near Creature.

    While we're on the topic; I'd like to see some Florescent colored rings that would do more than Green (like the glow in the dark).
    Like a bright red, yellow, purple, blue, etc. Imagine Snail Timewith UV reactive rubber!

    #2647 5 months ago

    Not sure if it’s possible, but a silicone replacement for the rubber spacers on WOZ clear plastics would be nice in clear, green or red. After just shopping out my WOZ, I don’t see those powder-laden black rubber tips lasting much longer than a few years.

    #2648 5 months ago
    Quoted from 2pupPinz:

    Not sure if it’s possible, but a silicone replacement for the rubber spacers on WOZ clear plastics would be nice in clear, green or red. After just shopping out my WOZ, I don’t see those powder-laden black rubber tips lasting much longer than a few years.

    Got a pic?

    Quoted from Zitt:

    progress on those blue nubs of death

    total fail. I'll tell you about it sometime.

    #2649 5 months ago

    Ive got a Jurassic Park and a Stranger things on the way! Any advice what color titans for each? Green on JP and Red on STh?

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