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The Hobbit Mod: Stop for jumping Balls at the outlanes

By Jim-Beam

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Hi Folks,
i like to show my small Hobbit Mod here, this is imo a very helpful improvement.
When i play the multiballs at my Hobbit, there was always a difficulty to get the balls under control next to the flipper fingers. The outlanes have a simple clamp, compared to my Indi which is having a metal plate at that position. The plate is stopping the ball by far better and because of this, the ball is not jumping around the fingers like in the Hobbit. So i made some modifications, with a extra plate (mirror plates) for each side, including 8 new posts.
What should i say, a complete new play in multiballs. Some guys in the german forum like that as well, so i thought i might be a good idea to offer my mod here.
It´s easy to install and to remove, the final plates are a bit more wide than in the pictures...

I can offer that for 65 Euro shipped to the US, send me a PN if you are interested.

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#2 4 years ago

I don't understand what your mod does
How does it make multiball easier? Can you share a video?

#3 4 years ago

i try to explain:
If a ball is coming down the playfield and hits the simple clamp, the ball is not stopping at the clamp like in Williams machines at the metal plate. That´s why i made this metal plate, to place it above the clamp to provide the same gameplay like in the old school machines
Especially in Multiballs you would love the new ball control. The ball will not jump that much anymore or changes the sides, this was driving me crazy in the past...

Take a look at the ball in play at your machine, is it jumping next to the fingers at the inlanes ?? I have the medicine

#4 4 years ago

Here is a picture of the clamp (red arrow) and the new plate (blue arrow)

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#5 4 years ago

in the new JJP game is here also a plate again like in the older pins, tell me why ?
I guess i know, it´s better for the ball control in the game

#6 4 years ago

Sorry buddy but I also think this is not an improvement to the original machine. Pointless mod soz

#8 4 years ago

it´s just an offer, if you are fine with the ball behaivor around the fingers, no probelm

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#9 1 year ago

I have this exact problem on hobbit. I think I want to buy some!

#10 1 year ago

noted- Still available?

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