Cool stuff! I ordered both of those magazines, they look really high quality.
I wonder if there's any progress on that repro topper? I still haven't even opened my shipping box. I wish I would have waited to see some video... I should have known something was up when they couldn't get them on a plane, and didn't get videos posted in the timeframe they promised.
That one's gorgeous, doughslingers!
Has anyone installed a repro upper pf drain ramp? Mine seems to be too thick, and causes the ball hang up near the upper flipper at times. I'm wondering if it's best to almost rabbet that edge?
My other woes - my upper flipper started hanging up.. it just seems to be off kilter, but I'm not sure why. I thought it was a bad coil (the sleeve was really tight), so I actually have already replaced that. I just hate having to remove readjust that flipper bat, especially in the tight under playfield, and needing to remove a ramp!!
TheLaw - yeah, that's the one I'm referring to. I guess I'll try to do trim it a bit. I'll end up taking off some ramps to get to that upper flipper, anyway.
I believe it goes on top of the head, behind the lights. It reflects the light onto the topper from what I understand. Of course, I'm not completely clear on this, because I don't yet have a functional topper.
Well that's interesting.. do you have video of the topper in action? What about a link to the paint you used and maybe some tips on your technique?
Bump! Gogotha, you've got me extremely curious. It looks great from the pictures, this may be a great alternative to the original or failed repro topper!
Has anyone had any luck getting a refund from Twisted Pins? I was an early order, and have been sitting on the thing for months without even opening it.. I've emailed, but haven't received a response.
Quoted from Golgotha:
I also made my own topper water effect! Instead of the foil sticker.
Where'd Golgatha go with his great home made topper?? I feel like I should post this on Craigslist - missed connections.
"You came into a whitewater forum, posted pictures of a custom topper. It was wearing sparkling water effects. I miss you."
I thought for some reason that you restored Wh20? Maybe it was a previous machine, or maybe I just made a mental association between your old avatar and a different resto thread.
I've thought about giving my Wh20 the treatment, it's probably my favorite game. My cabinet isn't in good condition, and that's honestly the part I'd be least interested in restoring.. it just seems like a pain, I can't imagine I'm patient enough to do my own stickers.. My playfield is also far from perfect, but may be worth restoring rather than doing a full swap.
Quoted from gprotein:
knows of a place have this piece for sale?
I don't know about that one, but I know that there are some 'wooden' signs like that, they look pretty cool, but not original if you're looking for that style.
Wait.. I grabbed that boulder at expo... I may have an extra if it came with one. I'll see if I can dig it out tomorrow, not sure if it's even there, or what the condition is like.
Well, good news, I have a spare. Bad news, it doesn't look all that great. If you want it (the sign, I need the boulder), I'll send it to you. Let me know.
Oh that think looks great! The missing mountain is set back a little bit, so they may actually fit together. That ebay link has ended, and I can't find another..
Spine Chiller is the left shot on the upper PF (the one that hits the glass)
Disaster Drop is the shot to the right of the lock.
I've never heard it referred to as the suicide canyon ramp, not sure on that..
Quoted from calvin12:
nope, the glass hitter is insanity falls. the left ramp that goes from the lower to upper PF (or returns a hard plunge) is spine chiller. disaster drop is the right ramp that loops to the left and falls into the left orbit to return.
whoops, you're right. My bad, sorry for lending to the confusion. I guess I need to play this game tonight..
Quoted from Luppin:
4. Remove inlanes micorswitch: I love targets, but the RIVER targets are almost totally unuseful in this game when you can safely spot the letters on the inlanes! Big design flaw in my opinion. So its going to be tougher to reach river level six, and so much more fun aiming at some targets!
I kind of like this idea.. The problem is that I don't think aiming at the RIVER targets is going to make this a better game. It's already the closest thing to a grind this game has. It's worth a shot though. I'm not sure if there are any unwanted effects from removing them - I wouldn't think it would count against any ramp shots - I think Insanity falls registers as made at the entry point.
The lightning flippers are what I'd normally suggest. I don't think making the ramps narrower is the answer, this game wouldn't be nearly as fun if it was a clunk fest.
My WH20 could use a shop. Right now I have LEDs in the GI (including some blue under some of the mountains in the back that are now wearing on me). I'm thinking I'll go back to full incandescent for the GI to get the original dimming effects, and to get rid of any of the color blasting that I've grown to dislike.
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