Quoted from Days:
what you did? indeed, my also play harder than the one i played in location
There were a few things that I played with.
First thing was trying to adjust the encounter ramp front screws to ensure the spring steel at the front lays perfectly flat. I’m waiting to hear back from Cliffy on getting new ramp protectors as I suspect the stock Stern ramp protectors are the source of much of the issue. They don’t fit or follow the ramp contour very well and are a poor design.
For the right ramp I loosened the nut under the playfield securing the front of the ramp down to the playfield to adjust the angle of the front spring steel. I am getting less air balls and rejects on that ramp after.
Last thing that I found on my machine is that the cabinet switches for the flippers were gapped far too tight, and I think it might have thrown off my aim slightly by causing me to flip a tad early. I compared it to my DP and AIQ set up on either side of my and saw the leaf switches have about a 1/16” gap, where my Mando had about half that so it was flipping with a very light touch. Micro flips and stage flipping were very difficult how it was set up.
I’m sure that part of the difference in how my machine plays also comes from the fact that I just stripped down the playfield, cleaned it with novus 2 to get out some of the ball trails and light scratches, and carnauba waxed it (Meguirer’s Gold) so it is certainly playing fast. I also added fresh Titan silicone rubbers which when new add significantly more spin on the ball which can throw off your shots for a little bit.