I also heard October for my premium.
Played the Pro model over the weekend @ Next Level Pinball. The machine had a little over 300 plays on it already, playfield looked like it was holding up nicely on the dimple factor. This machine shot SO SMOOTH, had some of the best flow I have ever seen on a machine. The tower lock, super freaking cool! I was really impressed by the amount of shots on this machine, cannot wait to play the premium with the added ramp and Dr. Strange disc / subway feature. I have a premium on order, glad I pulled the trigger on this one.
Our premium showed up yesterday, got it set up and looked over the playfield etc. Everything looks great, no pooling etc, looking forward to getting it leveled out and some games in this evening.
As mentioned before, what is the pitch on your machine? I have played around with the pitch on our premium model and personally feel when my machine is set at 6.5 I get a decent amount of ball hops etc. I have our machine at 6.7 and she shoots like butter.
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