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Pingraffix LOTR


By yzfguy

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by Ericpinballfan
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#1 3 years ago


Holy moly.... Makes me want to buy a LOTR !

#2 3 years ago

I'd love to learn more about how these are actually made. I'm guessing it's just some real thin LEDs and different parts of the art screened out to let the light through but maybe it's M A G I C !

#4 3 years ago

very cool looking. But it is the illumination definitely from behind it? Those illumination sheets and strips are thin. But not very thin.

I'm wondering if certain lighting bolts can be painted with paint reactive to certain colors of LEDs.

#5 3 years ago

They come rolled up in a box. They are about as thick as mirror blades, I would say. Way easier to install than regular pinblades, as they are rigid and hold their own shape, you're just tacking them on there with adhesive.

#6 3 years ago

Can't wait to see what they do with Hobbit!

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from FlippyD:

I'm guessing it's just some real thin LEDs and different parts of the art screened out to let the light through but maybe it's M A G I C !

It's not exactly rocket science....

It's a thin film print with masking, over the top of EL paper with the control box firing up specific sections...hell, the control box is honestly the most "complicated" part of the whole thing to me. Love the VU meter one I have in metallica, but it was super tight in my game and unfortunately any time I move the PF it's at extreme risk of getting damaged. Just wasn't very much clearance on my specific game.

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

They come rolled up in a box. They are about as thick as mirror blades, I would say. Way easier to install than regular pinblades, as they are rigid and hold their own shape, you're just tacking them on there with adhesive.

The one I got wasn't rigid at all...it had adhesive all around the outside and just stuck on...but it was pretty floppy... dunno how you can say that something that came rolled up is 'rigid'... I guess compared to regular pinblades which are what... just vinyl decals? I've never had any other ones.. Mirror blades are *rigid*..

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

The one I got wasn't rigid at all...it had adhesive all around the outside and just stuck on...but it was pretty floppy... dunno how you can say that something that came rolled up is 'rigid'... I guess compared to regular pinblades which are what... just vinyl decals? I've never had any other ones.. Mirror blades are *rigid*..

I let mine lay flat for a day after I took em out of the box. Didn't seem necessary, but I did. Then, they were flat and what I would consider rigid, in that they stayed flat against the sides of the cab on their own, kinda like a thick sheet of plastic. There is no way they are thicker than a mirror blade as far as playfield clearance and being afraid to raise a playfield.

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#10 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I let mine lay flat for a day after I took em out of the box. Didn't seem necessary, but I did. Then, they were flat and what I would consider rigid, in that they stayed flat against the sides of the cab on their own, kinda like a thick sheet of plastic. There is no way they are thicker than a mirror blade as far as playfield clearance and being afraid to raise a playfield.

And I've never had mirror blade in my Met....or said that powerblades were thicker. But I suppose you know better than I do, after all...you've never seen -my- game, how could *I* possibly know if it had clearance or not, with it being in my living room and all?

#11 3 years ago

You're a little fraxy tonight. Have a snickers.

#12 3 years ago

Only my wife calls me that.

#13 3 years ago

I installed a set of the Power Blades on my Metallica. The VU Meter design. Install was pretty easy.

Blog:
https://pinballsupernova.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/mod-installs-pingraffix-2-0-power-blades-install-video-on-metallica-le/

Video :

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#14 3 years ago

Awesome video...That should put anyone's mind at ease...They look.... What word would I choose?.... Rigid !

#15 3 years ago

I am hoping they eventually do a set of these for MB (until then, I will "settle" (by which I mean 'be totally ecstatic about') the sillyoldelf blades) ... Assuming Frax's engineering and BOM analysis is correct, does anybody know what the fade half-life is for this so-called EL-paper?

I have other EL-wire solutions which have basically faded to nothing. Is this a possibility for these blades?

#16 3 years ago

So these things are what? $300 or something?

#17 3 years ago

Meh. Not impressed.

#18 3 years ago

Cool looking but they don't fit this theme imo.

#19 3 years ago

LOL..YFZguy ....

Thanks all for the feeback! And great questions..

The PowerBladez have of a lifetime of +100,000 light hours.
They stay very vibrant and do not fade. These are not your usual EL paper where the circuit is sandwiched in between two pieces of Phosphorus paper. The circuit matrix acts is more complex.

For those of you who would like a set..we are taking pro orders now:

https://www.pingraffix.com/copy-of-pinaprons-tm

PM me if you have any questions.
Thanks!
Gina

#20 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

What word would I choose?.... Rigid

It's not our fault you keep choosing the wrong word.. =Þ

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rig·id
ˈrijid/
adjective
adjective: rigid

1.
unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible.
"a seat of rigid orange plastic"
synonyms: stiff, hard, firm, inflexible, unbending, unyielding, inelastic
"a rigid container"

#21 3 years ago

Semi-rigid?

#22 3 years ago

Almost rigid?

#23 3 years ago

Rigidish

#25 3 years ago

turdig?

#26 3 years ago

"Flexible" is what you're looking for.

#27 3 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

"Flexible" is what you're looking for.

Only after a few beers and if you're buying.

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from pinupgirl1975:

LOL..YFZguy ....
Thanks all for the feeback! And great questions..
The PowerBladez have of a lifetime of +100,000 light hours.
They stay very vibrant and do not fade. These are not your usual EL paper where the circuit is sandwiched in between two pieces of Phosphorus paper. The circuit matrix acts is more complex.
For those of you who would like a set..we are taking pro orders now:
https://www.pingraffix.com/copy-of-pinaprons-tm
PM me if you have any questions.
Thanks!
Gina

Hi Gina,
some questions, which I sent to you by PM as well:

What would be the delivery costs to Germany?
Are the blades removable without major problems, seems to be?
Do they fit technically into a LOTR LE?
Can I return them to you in case they are too thick for my machine?

I am looking forward to your Feedback.

Best regards

Eckhard

#29 3 years ago
Quoted from Zora:

Hi Gina,
some questions, which I sent to you by PM as well:
What would be the delivery costs to Germany?
Are the blades removable without major problems, seems to be?
Do they fit technically into a LOTR LE?
Can I return them to you in case they are too thick for my machine?
I am looking forward to your Feedback.
Best regards
Eckhard

HI Zora
The shipping to Germany is 42.50
In order to fit these properly..you have should have an 1/8 of an inch clearance on each side of the playfield.
We accept returns within 14 days
Hope this helps...

and BTW check out our new AC/DC PowerBladez as well..


Taking Pre-orders now...
https://www.pingraffix.com/product-page/ac-dc-pinball-powerbladez

These are HOT!!

7 months later
#30 3 years ago

SDTM Mod Install: PinGraffix PowerBladez

This things are killer!!!

#31 3 years ago

After seeing SDTM's video I ordered a set for my LOTR!

1 week later
#32 3 years ago
Quoted from Cloud7:

After seeing SDTM's video I ordered a set for my LOTR!

I love hearing that! You're gonna love em

#33 3 years ago

I got them 2 days ago, can't wait to install them. But, they will have to wait till after Expo!

#34 3 years ago
Quoted from Cloud7:

I got them 2 days ago, can't wait to install them. But, they will have to wait till after Expo!

Could you please provide us with a feedback after you have installed it. I am interested too, but have two concerns: the first regarding the blue coloring of the bladez, which seems not to fit to the more red playfield color of the game and second the question, whether you see the bladez at all from the player position. The YouTube video shows the bladez from a side perspective which migzt be totally different from the player's perspective.

Thanks

Eckhard

#35 3 years ago

Different game, but this is player's perspective.

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#36 3 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Different game, but this is player's perspective.

Thank you. Looks very nice. Congrats.

#37 3 years ago

They work great on my Addams. I installed the metallica creeping death bladz and there awesome on Addams. The player view gives plenty of viewing space, even with a smoke ramp.

3 months later
#38 2 years ago

Any more lotr powerbladez for sale anywhere,
Will pingraffix do another run of lotr PB in the future?

#39 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwaz:

Any more lotr powerbladez for sale anywhere,
Will pingraffix do another run of lotr PB in the future?

Did you check website?

1 month later
#40 2 years ago

This needs a bump.
When will these be in stock again?

#41 2 years ago

I agree I need em too, after seeing that vid.

#42 2 years ago

Hey All
Thanks for your interest and kind words.
We have more coming! We honestly can't keep these guys in stock so they are coming in waves.
If anyone is going To Texas Pinball show we will have a few sets available on site.
If you would like to get on a list..get in touch with PInUpGirl1975 or gina@pingraffix.com.
We are expecting them in within two weeks.
Best!
Joe

#43 2 years ago

That Attack from Mars package looks AWESOME! See you at Texas Pinball Festival!

2 months later
#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Did you check website?

Ordered Lotr power blades so excited

#45 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwaz:

Ordered Lotr power blades so excited

Wonder if there ever going to make a Hobbit??

4 weeks later
#46 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwaz:

Ordered Lotr power blades so excited

Awesome customer service and brilliant product thanks Joe and team at pingraffix.
I would highly recommend.

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Regards Pinwaz

1 year later
#47 4 months ago

I'm VERY late to this party...But I'm restoring my LOTR and want these like yesterday....any idea if I can get them anywhere else? They appear to be sold out

#48 4 months ago
Quoted from PinHead85:

I'm VERY late to this party...But I'm restoring my LOTR and want these like yesterday....any idea if I can get them anywhere else? They appear to be sold out

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1018-pingraffix-pinside-shop/02539-lotr-powerbladez

Goodluck, in stock in
pinside marketplace, Joe at Pingraffix maybe able to help you out..

#49 4 months ago
Quoted from pinwaz:

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1018-pingraffix-pinside-shop/02539-lotr-powerbladez
Goodluck, in stock in
pinside marketplace, Joe at Pingraffix maybe able to help you out..

Wonder if these would fit in a Hobbit?

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