(Topic ID: 226111)

Side Lane Ball Drain Gate Customization

By jfranci

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by bluespin
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#1 1 year ago

Hi all, Has anyone ever performed/considered a customization to ADD a gate to prevent the ball from draining from a side lane? I own a '76 Surfer and the SPECIAL rollover is on the right side ball drain lane - therefore, to WIN a free game, you have to LOSE your ball! A little counter-intuitive if you ask me. I'm thinking you could buy a gate, coil, wires from some other game and modify to open the gate when Special lights. I assume you can't power the gate from the light as its only 6v, so there's a challenge there...


Captn Fantastic Lane Gate (resized).jpgSurfer Side Lane (resized).jpg
#2 1 year ago

I don't see it as counter intuitive at all, it's changing a game to make it easier

#3 1 year ago

It’s like adding the inflatable bumpers in a bowling alley!

#4 1 year ago

Your game, do what you want, but will affect re-sale value.

#5 1 year ago

Not hard to do, but please don't drill holes in your game

Better solution, just wire the right outlane to give an EB

#6 1 year ago

Ya would greatly lower the value of the game.

In the words of Steve Ritchie. "Play better."

#7 1 year ago

Have you played Super Orbit (SS), Orbit (4 player em) or Outer Space (em 2 player)? You can activate a ball return gate on the right side of the game that blocks the right inlane and returns the ball to the shooter lane.

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