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PBL Aluminum Flipper bats long term reviews?


By John_I

3 years ago



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#51 5 months ago

Bringing this back to the top. Would love a bunch of aluminum bats. Let's get this going again.

#52 5 months ago

I would buy 10 of them and pay in advance.

#53 4 months ago

Yes, I would love to buy some.

#54 4 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

Yes, I would love to buy some.

How many is "some". We ain't gonna get PL to act unless there are some real numbers.

Right now, we are at the 10 I said I would buy.

Anybody else want to step up?

#55 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

How many is "some". We ain't gonna get PL to act unless there are some real numbers.
Right now, we are at the 10 I said I would buy.
Anybody else want to step up?

Terry said one of the reasons he stopped selling them is because the price was going to climb probably to $15 per bat. Assuming that price, I would take at least six.

#56 4 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

Terry said one of the reasons he stopped selling them is because the price was going to climb probably to $15 per bat. Assuming that price, I would take at least six.

OK. We are at 16. But I don't know what the magic number is to incent Terry to make them again.

#57 4 months ago

Ready to buy 8 bats here.

#58 4 months ago

Ready to buy 30 bats here. Make them and people will come!

#59 4 months ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Ready to buy 30 bats here. Make them and people will come!

We are up to 54.

But 15 sets? 30 bats? That's a lot of jack. $450.00 @ $15.00 each. You sure?

#60 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

But 30 sets? That's a lot of jack. $450.00 @ $15.00 each. You sure?

That's only 75% of a topper, chump change.

#61 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

We are up to 54.
But 30 sets? That's a lot of jack. $450.00 @ $15.00 each. You sure?

I assumed he meant 30 individual bats, 15 sets. That’s what I meant for me. I need 4 sets.

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#62 4 months ago

I’m in for 2 pairs..

#63 4 months ago

I'd be in for at least 3 pairs.

#64 4 months ago
Quoted from evileye:

I assumed he meant 30 individual bats, 15 sets. That’s what I meant for me. I need 4 sets.

Corrected. Thank you.

You are in for 8 each. Pinball Life did not sell them as sets before. We are now at 62 bats.

#65 4 months ago

62 plus

Quoted from moto_cat:

I’m in for 2 pairs..

Quoted from Hypercoaster:

I'd be in for at least 3 pairs.

_62
+ 4
+ 6
= 72

What if Terry would want pay in advance before he pulled the trigger? Would you still be interested and willing to pay up before hand? I would have no problem with paying an outfit like PL in advance. What about you?

I am asking about this advance stuff because we may really have to kiss Terry's ass for him to tool up for another run.

#66 4 months ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Ready to buy 30 bats here. Make them and people will come!

I looked closer at my collection. Put me down for 20 bats instead of 30.

#67 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

What if Terry would want pay in advance before he pulled the trigger? Would you still be interested and willing to pay up before hand? I would have no problem with paying an outfit like PL in advance. What about you?
I am asking about this advance stuff because we may really have to kiss Terry's ass for him to tool up for another run.

Agreed. He’s legit. I have no issue paying in advance either.

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#68 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

What if Terry would want pay in advance before he pulled the trigger? Would you still be interested and willing to pay up before hand? I would have no problem with paying an outfit like PL in advance. What about you?

I wouldn’t have a problem with that..

#69 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

62 plus

_62
+ 4
+ 6
= 72
What if Terry would want pay in advance before he pulled the trigger? Would you still be interested and willing to pay up before hand? I would have no problem with paying an outfit like PL in advance. What about you?
I am asking about this advance stuff because we may really have to kiss Terry's ass for him to tool up for another run.

So, 72 bats have moved back down to 62 bats.

3 of us would pre-pay if necessary.

Anybody else?

#70 4 months ago

I'd buy 3 sets.

#71 4 months ago

Sounds like he could easily sell 100 of them.

I would pre pay for at least 6 bats depending on the price. More if needed to get the minimum number for Terry to do it. I wish I had pulled them out of previous games that I sold...

#72 4 months ago

Yeah I'd be good for 12 bats.

#73 4 months ago

I'd order a couple

#74 4 months ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

I'd order a couple

Will you pre-pay?

#75 4 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

Sounds like he could easily sell 100 of them.

Maybe.

Quoted from John_I:

I would pre pay for at least 6 bats depending on the price.

The price that was discussed up above was $15.00. And that is a WAG number.

It looks like the count is up to around 84.

This is about where we were at 6 months ago.

#76 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Will you pre-pay?

Yes, I'd prepay.

#77 4 months ago

I’m highly interested but curious to know the mass (weight) of these versus plastic?

Has anyone done a comparison or did I overlook?

#78 4 months ago
Quoted from EJS:

I’m highly interested but curious to know the mass (weight) of these versus plastic?
Has anyone done a comparison or did I overlook?

I forgot what mine weighed at. There is not that much difference, IMO. All I can tell you is that they are solid as rocks and hit like hammers. You are not going to get any weak and light flipper hits with these.

Maybe someone else has the weight numbers you are looking for.

#80 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Will you pre-pay?

I’ll pre-pay

#81 4 months ago

had a new set of Pinball Life aluminum bats and some new WMS flipper bats so did the weight comparison for you guys

- Aluminum Bat - 49 grams per bat
- WMS Bat - 28 grams per bat

#82 4 months ago

The extra rotating mass is insignificant when hitting an 81 gram steel ball moving 6 mph. Stiffness of the bat translates to increased accuracy as well as power. The power of the coil overcomes that minimal extra weight like it was nothing.

#83 4 months ago

Does they "plink" like an aluminum baseball bat? Seriously, I'm really curious about how they feel & play vs. the traditional plastic.

#84 4 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Does they "plink" like an aluminum baseball bat?

Only if you're in the habit of not putting any rubber on your flippers...

#85 4 months ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

Only if you're in the habit of not putting any rubber on your flippers...

I miss that sound from my youth.

#86 4 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

- Aluminum Bat - 49 grams per bat
- WMS Bat - 28 grams per bat

I wonder how these compare in weight to the older flippers with the metal plate?

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#87 4 months ago

You don't need to prepay. I'll make them.
Give me about 6 weeks on this.
Terry.

#88 4 months ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

You don't need to prepay. I'll make them.
Give me about 6 weeks on this.
Terry.

You sir, are awesome. Thank you!

#89 4 months ago

Ill take a set also ..

Make that 3 flipper bats fie me

#90 4 months ago

In for a few sets.

#91 4 months ago

I will be in for 3 sets.

#92 4 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

I wonder how these compare in weight to the older flippers with the metal plate?

I would hope they are lighter. Those bats I get rid of immediately.

#93 4 months ago

I am interested in 3 sets.

#94 4 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

I wonder how these compare in weight to the older flippers with the metal plate?

Quoted from EJS:

I would hope they are lighter. Those bats I get rid of immediately.

They are probably not lighter. And I don't know if you would want them lighter. The weight they are not does not slow the swing action down. I don't know how much pulling strength an electromechanical coil and plunger have but there is enough pulling strength that the swing action is not affected. My aluminum bats will send the ball all the way to the back of the play field quickly and I think the little bit of extra weight helps. But I don't have any scientific studies to back it up.

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#95 3 months ago

I'd take 4 or 5 sets too....have some already. They're super.

#96 3 months ago

- Aluminum Bat - 49 grams per bat
- WMS Bat - 28 grams per bat

#97 3 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

- Aluminum Bat - 49 grams per bat
- WMS Bat - 28 grams per bat

Interesting. Its gonna take some experimenting springs and coils...

#98 3 months ago

I really think that difference in weight is nothing noticeable. You may see a slight difference if all the weight was at the tips but it is distributed and they are proven over many years. I say it is great the Pinball Life is making more.

#99 3 months ago

Is it for sure they're being made?

#100 3 months ago

Terry said in post #87 he would have them made in about six weeks. I believe him. Great move on his part.

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