I'm getting ready to rebuild the flippers on my Escape from the lost world. This machine has linear flippers (possibly original to the machine, they look pretty rough). This flipper design seems to be widely hated from everything I've read on the subject, and the recommendation is to "downgrade" the flippers to the previous era of bally flipper mechs. From Vid1900s' original post on rebuilding flippers (about 7 yrs ago) it seems that the reason was part in due to price of the linear kits, as well as how they wear and operate. Looking at the price of the early bally flipper rebuild kits vs the linear kits they are priced the same. Plus I would have to order seperate EOS switches, whereas the linear kit has the correct switches. SO cost wise It would actually be a little more to "downgrade" the flippers. Now a few extra dollars isn't a big deal, I want the best performance. With my old and worn linear flippers the machine still plays decent, I can hit the ramps, and the mechs have never locked up during play. I'm debating just ordering Linear flipper rebuild kits since the current flippers seemingly work ok, and I would assume new linear mechs would work better than what I currently have. This game is one of three machines I have and is played 3-4 times a week, no longer than 1hr each time. Just wondering If I'll actually notice a big difference with new linear flipper mechs vs. the "downgraded" earlier bally flipper mechs. I've been debating ordering one of each kit and comparing the new linear flippers to the earlier style of flipper mechs before I order four complete rebuild kits (its a four flipper game). Looking for anyone's thoughts on this.