We caught this on in a show game prior to Pinburgh when we sent TnA to the tourney... on some of the posts, the impact is so high in this game it can cause the post to move a bit and basically scrape. We've since moved to being extra careful and making sure the posts are installed in the direction of the impacts to help eliminate it, and added mylar circles under the super high stress spots. Not ideal, but it does help.
This was the fix we did to the show game, and it's been fine ever since. (see photos). No touch ups, just mylar.
It's not the direct impacts so much that hurt the board... ours can hold up and take a ton of abuse. It's the star posts moving that cause the issue.
Anyone needs the mylar circles, reach out to email@example.com and we'll send them to you immediately.
The scoop edge, it's going to take wear. Much of it is luck... our show game has almost none, our route game has a couple spots that took really hard shots. We concave that edge to protect it the best we can, but ... only can do so much. Steel ball is always going to win.
We made a couple changes on Alice boards already to make sure we don't see this again. Different posts & rubber combinations, art choked farther back, etc.
Doing all we can to stay on top of everything... even the best playfields are tough to get perfect.1 (resized).jpg2 (resized).jpg3 (resized).jpg4 (resized).jpg