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Post a photo of the strange place your ball got stuck.


By Minneapolispin

4 years ago



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#751 7 months ago

Played Metallica Premium last week at arcade, and ball got stuck right on top of the hammer handle. No auto test to dislocate the ball were able to move it ... game lost i guess.

Oh and can we talk about strange bounce too? Same pin, want to do a drop catch, and the ball bounce literally over the flipper and right into the drain.

I was really curse with Metallica last week...

#752 7 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Where is that pizza joint?

Basiles in Leduc. A pinsider named Don (I think) owns the games in the place. Currently the Comet and a Touchdown, and 2 arcade games.
The Touchdown is off, the 1000 score counter will not reset, so a coil just keeps buzzing.

#753 7 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

JP2 on route....just took a light shake to get her free.[quoted image][quoted image]

Been seeing a lot of balls hang there. Anyone have any ideas how this is being dealt with in tournaments?

#754 7 months ago
Quoted from Becker34:

Been seeing a lot of balls hang there. Anyone have any ideas how this is being dealt with in tournaments?

I played about a dozen games and it happened three separate times. The third time I almost tilted because it was being very stubborn.

#755 7 months ago
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#756 6 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

JP2 on route....just took a light shake to get her free.[quoted image][quoted image]

That same thing happened to me on a JP2 on route.

#757 6 months ago

Will never, ever, ever happen again... Top left flipper on the GNR shot it between these two pieces of plastic.

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#758 6 months ago

3 stuck

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#759 6 months ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

Will never, ever, ever happen again... Top left flipper on the GNR shot it between these two pieces of plastic.

That place is notorious for stuck balls. Until the Axl plastic breaks.

#760 6 months ago

I had a good one on mjpinballs Rollergames at the Cleveland Show the other night!

Airball lodged right behind the VUK Wireform and man was it stuck.

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#761 6 months ago

Not stuck per se, but this was the first time I ever got three balls caught by the magnet during The Truth on my X-Files...

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#762 6 months ago
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#763 6 months ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Didn't expect that.... Airball and through the protectors.

Took a while to find it too.

Drawing a blank trying to figure out what game this is.... alternate universe Road Show?

#764 6 months ago

Is this topic showing locked on the front page for anyone else?

Never mind, it is not there anymore.

#765 6 months ago
Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

Drawing a blank trying to figure out what game this is.... alternate universe Road Show?

That's Lexy Lightspeed: Escape from Earth by Multimorphic.

#766 6 months ago
Quoted from tjw998:

That's Lexy Lightspeed: Escape from Earth by Multimorphic.

Bingo

#767 6 months ago

Don’t have a photo of it, but back in 1993 a few months after I bought my Twilight Zone, I was playing a game as usual. Suddenly after a flip, the ball it quite literally *disappeared* from the playfield. Ball search kicked in multiple times. No ball.

So I powered the game off and began looking for it. Not seeing it anywhere on top, I raised the playfield slowly figuring the ball would roll out from wherever it might have gotten stuck. But it did not.

With the playfield now fully raised against the backbox, I started looking in the subways from their entrances to their exit ball poppers. No ball.

I looked in the cabinet. Still no ball.

I did not play the game for the following two days, but I did continue my detective work off and on as I could.

And then - I finally found the sneaky little piece of fish poop (aka: bass turd.) The ball had lodged itself behind the right side plastic sign that hangs down from the Power Field! The reason it took so long to find was that my flip (obviously from the upper right flipper) had air-balled it like a rocket perfectly into place - through a bunch of wires that then instantly closed back up around the ball, hiding it from anything but very intense scrutiny.

From that point on, I’ve put something in there to ensure it never happened again. Initially I used a piece of foam rubber I would trim to size and stuff it in there so it filled the space but was not visible unless you made an effort to look behind the sign. Then a few years ago I stumbled upon these while looking for something else at Michael’s:

https://www.michaels.com/foamies-marshmallow-shape-small/D059396S.html

Although that link is for ordering them 6 bags at a time, the stores sell single bags for the $2.39 price they indicate.

Just one of them was all I needed. They are both dense enough and soft enough - and they fit perfectly: snug enough that they won’t fall out and cannot be seen when playing but without making the sign “bulge out.”

#768 6 months ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

...I did not play the game for the following two days, but I did continue my detective work off and on as I could.

you should have called Columbo, he would have found it in less than 1h30

#769 6 months ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

Twilight Zone, I was playing a game as usual. Suddenly after a flip, the ball it quite literally *disappeared* from the playfield

Wow, that sounds a lot like a condition mine has!

My upper left gumball plastic (the red shield to the left of the gumball machine, that tapers down into an irregular point) is warped. I need to fix it someday, but basically it hangs just barely into the path of the ball going around the Hitchhiker tunnel loop. If the ball is going up at just the right speed - not quite fast enough to get around the loop - it will hang under that plastic, totally vanishing.

Years ago, when the game was at a local restaurant before I owned it, I practically made a game out of trying to get the ball stuck there.

#770 6 months ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

you should have called Columbo, he would have found it in less than 1h30

I thought about doing that, but I didn’t need someone incessantly badgering my balls.

#771 6 months ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

you should have called Columbo, he would have found it in less than 1h30

I thought about doing that, but I didn’t need some creepy guy in a rumpled raincoat incessantly badgering my balls.

#772 6 months ago

Um, I really need to flatten that plastic!

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#773 6 months ago

This was during a best game qualifying tournament. The ball air balled and got perfectly wedged in between the flipper and glass.

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#774 6 months ago

I had Frank multiball going on Monster Bash and I lost track off this one, it took a few minutes to find it.

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#775 6 months ago

Not sure how she did it, but 3 stuck together! She kept playing multi-ball and they all went down the hole!

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#776 6 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Um, I really need to flatten that plastic![quoted image]

Sky Kings, woooo!!

#777 6 months ago
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#778 6 months ago
Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

This was during a best game qualifying tournament. The ball air balled and got perfectly wedged in between the flipper and glass.

What was the ruling?

#779 6 months ago

Hit two balls up the ramp in quick succession, and somehow the diverter pinned them on opposite sides. I shot my third ball up there to try and free them, and that got stuck as well.

During ball search, the diverter wouldn’t budge even a millimeter.

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#780 6 months ago
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#781 6 months ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

What was the ruling?

The TD made me flip and naturally the ball rolled back as the flipper moved up. I tried a pointless nudge but with no luck.

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#782 6 months ago

So, I was wondering why the ball would not eject from the trough on Tales from the Crypt. Guess what turned up with the ball?

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#783 6 months ago
Quoted from Crash:

So, I was wondering why the ball would not eject from the trough on Tales from the Crypt. Guess what turned up with the ball?[quoted image]

Is that a spotlight?

#784 6 months ago

Yes, it's the one behind the drop targets that is often knocked loose by air balls.

#785 6 months ago
Quoted from Crash:

Yes, it's the one behind the drop targets that is often knocked loose by air balls.

Speaking of TFTC.....

My wife did this tonight. Right next to the wireform drop from the VUK. Snuggled against the post. I don't even know how it's possible to get it stuck there.
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#786 6 months ago
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#788 6 months ago

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#789 6 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Speaking of TFTC.....
My wife did this tonight. Right next to the wireform drop from the VUK. Snuggled against the post. I don't even know how it's possible to get it stuck there.
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That used to happen a lot on my game. Doesn't so much anymore. I'm also unsure of what caused it.

#790 5 months ago

So played the JP tonight, umm got the ball stuck something fierce

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#791 5 months ago

Was playing Police Force on location when this happened. Ball got stuck under the left gate,Took two undeserved tilt warnings to free it.

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#792 4 months ago

Earthshaker’s right ramp has huge walls to deal with airballs. Today one got wedged in the wireform right behind a jackpot shot! Took a few ball search cycles but eventually worked free

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#793 4 months ago

Not exactly a stuck ball but I think this still qualifies in this forum.

John

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#794 4 months ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Not exactly a stuck ball but I think this still qualifies in this forum.
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I would love to own a skill roll

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#795 4 months ago

Willy Wonka

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#796 4 months ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

Willy Wonka[quoted image]

What the...

#797 4 months ago

Not quite the throne or hand of the king.

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#798 4 months ago

Last night at pinball league....DE Jurassic Park

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#799 4 months ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

Last night at pinball league....DE Jurassic Park[quoted image][quoted image]

Knick knacks will do that

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#800 3 months ago

Fish Tales again!

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