Have any of you that have received your Star Trek Pin tried any different colored flipper rubbers?
I'm thinking blue or purple might look nice?
haven't got mine but was thinking purple powder coat and purple flippers would look good , but if i ever wanted the blue metal apron then i guess i'd have to go blue to blend in .
pretty sure ed_in_texas did his LE with purple top and two blue in the bottom. I haven't as I'm saving cash for the mirror universe build.
Added blue colored super bands to mine along with mirror blades. Makes it pop even more, IMO!
I actually went with orange on the bottom. Nice and bright, ties in the orange shoot again. Upper is purple to go with surrounding area. I also put a Cliff light blue post near the spinner instead of single rubber ring and 2 yellow at the vengeance entrance.
Blue super bands here. Left normal black on warp ramp as seemed too grippy with super bands.
Went with blue rubber bands all around. Looks great and the blue rubber is not very grippy at all.
I think blue looks really good. I put traditional red rubber rings on my pro because I didn't want to use the Superbands.
I had blue super bands on my STLE... They look great but I had to take them off because they were causing air balls/excessive ball speeds. I don't fully understand why but super bands almost make my machines feel like I put hotter flipper coils in them. If you could turn down the coil strength on STLE it would be great otherwise something is gunna get broken IMHO
If you prefer a contrasting color instead of a harmonious color, orange flipper rubbers really pop against the blue background.
I went for 'matching' Orange upper (but red or purple would probably work too) and Blue bottom.
Quite like the contrast or Nosro's Orange bottom bands tho
I do have the Pinball Refinery metallic blue apron tho so the blue bands really match with that.
Either way I think the colours definitely rule over black
If you are like me and failed art class, here's a color wheel. A contrasting color is on the opposite side of the wheel. Therefore, a color that contrasts well with blue is orange and a color that contrasts well with red is green. The ultimate contrasting color setup might be to have orange on the bottom, but green on the upper flipper (since it is near a lot of red).
Quoted from nosro:
If you are like me and failed art class, here's a color wheel. A contrasting color is on the opposite side of the wheel. Therefore, a color that contrasts well with blue is orange and a color that contrasts well with red is green. The ultimate contrasting color setup might be to have orange on the bottom, but green on the upper flipper (since it is near a lot of red)
Damn you man, you brought logic into this conversation.
I like the orange a lot. I might try both yellow (nearby purple) and green (nearby red) to see how they look.
The orange translucent superbands do a goof job adding contrast. They also let light pass through them quite well and appear brighter when things start happening.
Orange on the bottom flippers to contrast with the blue playfield, yellow on the upper flipper to contrast with the purple plastics.
I added the orange lowers today and it looks great. I will pick up yellow and green at TPF to test for the upper.
I've installed blue transparent flippers with white SBs on both upper and lower flippers.
Quoted from FullBlown:
Im going to go with these with Light Blue Rubbers
I actually tried those first, but unfortunately they don't match the LE armor (color) at all so I ended up using the transparent ones instead, which are more neutral. BTW, I love the PDI products, I have bought stuff from them for more than 6K USD over the last year.
I put white super bands on, looked cool, but the game is so bouncy and stupid fast, I needed more control at the flippers and less ''sticky'' for rolls in and what not. Put the white on my RBION with purple trans bats, where that game is more of an aim, stop and shoot pin and love it.
I went with chrome flippers with blue superbands on the bottom, and brushed aluminum (to match the guide) on the top right flipper with a purple band.
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