Quoted from DNO:
Wow, a broken scoop, never seen that before.
Oh, wait! Maybe on just about every game w a scoop.
Actually the metal they use is thicker gauge than the old B/W stuff.
Operating commercially, I would suggest your friend find a welder.
Fwiw, my deadpool scoop is fine, thousands of plays, and when it breaks, I'll get it welded.
I've got a deadpool with tons of plays. Had to replace the scoop switch but the welds are fine. This is the type of stuff operators have been dealing with since the dawn of time. Nothing lasts forever. I'm not sure of the issue.