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Super bands....or not..???!!!

By Breaking_Dad

5 years ago

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#19 5 years ago

From my experience, they wear like iron, are really easy to clean, & make game play much more enjoyable with improved control.
I hear that they are working on rings next. Can't wait!

#63 5 years ago

Not that hard to put on. Just put them over the small end & push them over the big end with your thumbs. Yes, they go on harder than standard rubbers. You might use a touch of Novus #1 to make them slip over easier, but it's no big deal.

#78 5 years ago
Quoted from pezpunk:

I think there must be varying sizes or something. I've seen people say it took all their strength to put them on and others say it was no big deal. Me, I could not for the life of me get them on with my bare hands. I had to use a pretty thick screwdriver as a shoehorn and I was very scared the shaft was going to snap in half. Even with about 8 inches of leverage I was putting all my weight against the band to get it on.

Don't know. I have put them on an early Bally SS, a late Williams EM, & a late model Stern - all different flipper bat types, & all went on with moderate effort. See u-tube link on proper install technique.

Using a screwdriver or other pry tool adds that much more distance that the bands have to stretch, plus possible damage to playfield if it slips.

#122 5 years ago

Well, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
To each their own.

#130 5 years ago
Quoted from Crash:

Super Bands are awesome. Love the look and control feels no different.

Super bands are awesome (IMHO too), but you can't feel the difference in control?
-- There were two Metallica pins side by side @ the NW pin show this year at the Pinbulbs booth. One blinged out with their LED's & equipped with super bands and the other totally stock.
You can really tell a major difference when you have them side by side on the same game.

#147 5 years ago

Games are just flat out more fun to play with the super bands. That is all I care about myself

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#175 5 years ago
Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

Like the super bands for mini posts. I put some on my Metallica premium, no more air balls up by ramp and Sparky. These super bands for the mini posts are wider then the thinner black rubber. I like them, good bounce and no air balls off them. I still however still use rubber on the flippers, but that's what I like.

Exactly. That's what it's all about. What you like.
Don't see why some people get all uptight about the Super bands

3 weeks later
#209 5 years ago

Hell yes.
Every game I have played with these installed is more fun.
That is the whole point, correct?

5 months later
#283 4 years ago
Quoted from UvulaBob:

As an update, just about every 3/8" single mini-post Super-Band ring I ordered has cracked or split, each having lasted from three days to two weeks. I decided that I was better off ordering the 20-cent rubbers if I was going to go through them that fast.

I have had no issues with the super bands, or the mini post rubbers... been 6 months of moderate use.

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#304 4 years ago

If these go on as hard as the flipper rubbers I would be concerned about pulling out post screws. The new Titan silicone rings are nice and stretchy, no worries there.

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