Quoted from Anony:
We also noticed the ball would jump when the target bank reset but I didn't know there was a power setting for them. I'll have to give that a try.
I also reduced my trough eject power because I read that on these machines it's high enough default that it can damage the lane. I dropped my flipper power by 5 too and that seems to have reduced the number of balls I get jumping out of the wireforms and pharoah face shots.
good to know it was not just my game with a crazy strong drop down target bank. It is option #63 in the Game adjustments.
And yeah, good idea about the ball through eject, I do that on all my Stern on day one and also add mylar on the shooter lane. I have tried both cliffies and mylar and do not notice the difference, sure, the cliffy is permanent and will never need replacement but the mylar is 0.10 cents.
I actually do the entire lane with mylar (It is waxed before hand), including the elbow where the ball enters the PF/game area. I hav done it so many times that I can do it quickly and the mylar is cut to size to fit perfectly. I can get this done under 10 min and you barely see anything on my game.
I have seen guys do this but they cut the mylar too short and it does not do much... The way I do it, maybe over the top, is how I like it.
I have been doing it in all my games and all of them had clean and pristine lanes the entire time I owned them.
Particularly in games with an elbow/turn on the lane, the ball with leave marks rather quickly on this area when unprotected and and it is very hard to remove these marks once there are there without a lot of polishing (that introduces scratches). I cut a small piece of mylar on this area that prevent this, and makes maintenance there a breeze.
here is a pic! this lane has multiple pieces and the exit how is fully covered with a custom cut with 3 pieces of mylar, from the wire gate all the way down to the switch. Closer to the switch, mid way up, it might look like the wood is dirty but this is a defect of the wood, it was like this on day one. The lane is perfect and mylar reduces the maintenance here 95+%, which is the most used area of the game.
This is what it looks like after 360 games as of today. the lane is waxed so the whole mylar comes off just by looking at it if I needed to.
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