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Ninja chrome pinballs

By Robertstone0407

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    Looking at ninja chrome pinballs. They are out of carbon and their description of Ninja chrome says that it can go many games before magnetism occurs? Any experience, most my games have magnets so im curious how itll hold up

    #2 3 years ago

    From the description:

    NOTE: Some players report that certain games which use magnets that rapidly move the ball back and forth over the magnet (Dialed In, some modern Stern games) can cause chrome pinballs including the Ninja ball to become magnetized over time, possibly leading to balls sticking together. This does not happen suddenly but over 100+ games. Many buyers have had no issues with the chrome balls in most magnetic games, but your mileage may vary.

    #3 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    From the description:
    NOTE: Some players report that certain games which use magnets that rapidly move the ball back and forth over the magnet (Dialed In, some modern Stern games) can cause chrome pinballs including the Ninja ball to become magnetized over time, possibly leading to balls sticking together. This does not happen suddenly but over 100+ games. Many buyers have had no issues with the chrome balls in most magnetic games, but your mileage may vary.

    Yeah but whats the user feedback

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from Robertstone0407:

    Yeah but whats the user feedback

    Well, over six months and lots of play on mine and no magnatism. Knock on wood!

    #5 3 years ago

    I have the ninja balls in MET, DI, and GoT. Great so far in all 3 games. I'd say around 100 games for MET, around 200 on GoT, and approx 500 on DI. I decided to keep carbon in my LOTR.

    #6 3 years ago

    Ninja Balls...

    LOL

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from Psw757:

    Well, over six months and lots of play on mine and no magnatism. Knock on wood!

    Thats great, its just time to change balls in all my games and last set i got on ebay were junk. Ill give these a whirl

    #8 3 years ago

    I used the ninjas in my MET pro knowing they could magnetize and that's exactly what they did. After what I would say was less than 100 games the balls started to stick together so much they wouldn't roll forward in the trough enough to register the switches. Took the balls out and put them on a table. Took one ball and touch another with it and I was able to pull the second ball a crossed the table with the first. I still use the ninjas in my GoT Pro and really like them, but will not put the ninjas in a machine with magnets. This is just my experience.

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    #9 2 years ago

    You think the ninja would be ok in a game like BKSOR with limited magnet use or go with the carbon ?

    2 years later
    #10 9 days ago

    I have Star Wars Prem, Ghostbusters Prem, and a Mando Prem coming. Anyone using Ninja pinballs in these games have problems with magnetism?

    #11 9 days ago

    I'd go Titan personally.

    #12 9 days ago

    Id avoid chrome balls in any magnet game

    Had them for about 20 star trek Le games before they started sticking together at the magnet.

    I don't run chrome balls in any games because eventually you don't remember which game has them and which don't.
    Once they are mixed, you're done

    #13 9 days ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    Id avoid chrome balls in any magnet game
    Had them for about 20 star trek Le games before they started sticking together at the magnet.
    I don't run chrome balls in any games because eventually you don't remember which game has them and which don't.
    Once they are mixed, you're done

    Thanks!

    #14 8 days ago
    Quoted from Robertstone0407:

    Looking at ninja chrome pinballs. They are out of carbon and their description of Ninja chrome says that it can go many games before magnetism occurs? Any experience, most my games have magnets so im curious how itll hold up

    >

    Everyone is correct. The Ninja is a Chrome alloy and not really recommended for magnetic features BUT- The Polaris Carbon ball by Ballbaron is in stock and is highly accepted as the 'Go To' alternative. Always in stock now and sold on ball baron.com, eBay and Amazon.

    #15 8 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I'd go Titan personally.

    Have you ever tried the Ninja?

    #16 8 days ago
    Quoted from ballbaron:

    Have you ever tried the Ninja?

    Yup, fantastic shine & quality

    Quoted from ballbaron:

    >
    ...BUT- The Polaris Carbon ball by Ballbaron is in stock and is highly accepted as the 'Go To' alternative.

    It's the single worst pinball I have ever purchased, from multiple businesses over a decade+, and I advise everyone I can to avoid it.
    I was interested in a new brand and was turned on to Titan, which I was impressed with.

    #17 8 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    It's the single worst pinball I have ever purchased, from multiple businesses over a decade+, and I advise everyone I can to avoid it.
    I was interested in a new brand and was turned on to Titan, which I was impressed with.

    I assume you are referring to the Polaris? What was so bad about these balls compared to others.

    #18 7 days ago
    Quoted from Smack:

    I assume you are referring to the Polaris? What was so bad about these balls compared to others.

    Yes Polaris. Dull as they come, duller than balls I took out of games 7 years ago. I don't know anymore technical/industry terms but they looked like hot garbage

    They are pretty much described like this on the website though so I guess it's fair.

    #19 7 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Yes Polaris. Dull as they come, duller than balls I took out of games 7 years ago. I don't know anymore technical/industry terms but they looked like hot garbage.

    They are pretty much described like this on the website though so I guess it's fair.

    Hah. Thanks for the honest take.

    #20 7 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    It's the single worst pinball I have ever purchased, from multiple businesses over a decade+, and I advise everyone I can to avoid it.

    Pinball Life's are horrible as well. I know they don't offer the "oh so shiny" ones anymore but figured the standard ones they carry would be half way decent. They were gray and so dull I threw them away. When I first unboxed them I was hoping it was just some kind of film that needed removed but it was not. Maybe they would be acceptable for games on location where the average player doesn't know any better.

    #21 7 days ago
    Quoted from chooch:

    Pinball Life's are horrible as well. I know they don't offer the "oh so shiny" ones anymore but figured the standard ones they carry would be half way decent.

    Its pretty much universally known that all these ball bearings are made in China... and not to anyone's "better" specifications. I think its another one of those lowest common denominator things which aren't made in the USA.

    The BallBaron may claim his are better in some way... he might be post processing some of them.
    But; I just don't have faith in anyone's specific brand anymore.

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