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Rules Questions / Re: Pull/Push Shot type pass from 5 to 3
« Last post by alaskan thunder on April 19, 2021, 03:04:52 PM »
I have used that pass on the pro tour for years and no one has ever called it out as being illegal. I think I actually used it on Tom Yore at FL State this year.
Rules Questions / Re: Rules about talking as a distraction
« Last post by alaskan thunder on April 19, 2021, 03:02:59 PM »
It's a judgment call. It's certainly more of an issue if there is talking going on as someone is shooting or passing versus if the ball is sitting still and not immediately put back into play.
General Chat / Re: Part needed for TS Green top coin op
« Last post by alaskan thunder on April 16, 2021, 02:53:33 PM »
I'm not an expert on TS tables but from what I have seen on here and on other sites, it's nearly impossible to find certain obscure parts. I feel like your best bet would be to find another similar TS table and pull the parts off of it.
General Chat / Re: Drop-in / Corner Ramps
« Last post by alaskan thunder on April 16, 2021, 02:50:44 PM »
These days, the main American table doesn't have ramps. Some other tables do but the ramp is typically integrated into the playfield so I doubt any modifies that. There is a facebook group that deals with vintage 1907's tables. Someone on there might be able to give you some input. 
General Chat / Drop-in / Corner Ramps
« Last post by BowRack on April 15, 2021, 08:14:56 AM »
I played foosball in the 60s and 70s on coin-operated machines with glass tops, cork balls, and one-man goalies.  These machines also had aggressive corner ramps (drop-in ramps?).  The ramps seemed to allow the game to move quickly -- or required players to move quickly as opponents took advantage of the ramps.  I know current models use a lower angled corner ramp -- but does anyone ever 'modify' their tables?  What are the pros / cons?
Rules Questions / Rules about talking as a distraction
« Last post by Wakrob on April 15, 2021, 12:14:38 AM »
20.2 Talking between teammates while the ball is in play may be judged a distraction.

This is a very gray rule in the rulebook.

- I have people that think you can talk to your partner all you want as long as they dont do any forward progress within one second of that talking and you have possession of the ball.

- On the other side I have players that think any talking at all is illegal.

Is there a middle ground?

General Chat / Re: Part needed for TS Green top coin op
« Last post by Grant on April 15, 2021, 12:11:40 AM »
Update:  Here are some better pictures of the boot attached to the leg.

Also I'm missing two of the top side cabinet hinges.  Previous owner has the table held together with a couple of external hinges.  They look flimsy compared to the original hinges.

General Chat / Part needed for TS Green top coin op
« Last post by Grant on April 13, 2021, 04:08:23 PM »
I recently picked up a Tournament Soccer Green top coin op for $100 on the local facebook marketplace.   It needs some cabinet hinges replaced and a good cleaning and it'll be ready for rec room duty. 

I grew up around similar tables in church basements and camp rec rooms.  We played a feral children's version of the sport that was more like player vs player pinball.  I am aware it is not a proper table for proper play.  I'm counting on it.

I'm pretty good at finding parts online, but I'm stumped on one in particular.  I'm missing one of the black rubber boots on the legs.  I'll try to attach a picture.

The legs are angled and bolt on to the sides like you would see on a Deutsche Meister coin op from the same era.  But unlike the german table, the legs leave a rectangular footprint, about 2 and 3/4 inches wide and 1 and a half inches long. 

A previous owner glued a wad of paper to the bottom of the leg in an attempt to level it.  I can make that work, but I would prefer the original boot.  At this point I figured my best bet would be to check in here to see if anyone has been stripping parts off ruined tables. 

General Chat / Re: Review New Warrior Table (QA Issues)
« Last post by bzap613 on April 05, 2021, 01:47:32 PM »
That video is amazing! Definitely going to try some more cleaning and lubing first.
Thanks for the advice, all!
General Chat / Re: Review New Warrior Table (QA Issues)
« Last post by alaskan thunder on April 03, 2021, 12:27:15 PM »
Wow that sucks. Hopefully they will take care of you. The owner (Brendan Flaherty) is pretty active on social media so you might want to try that route. As to the bearing issue, make sure the table is fully level. Sometimes, if the cabinet is a bit unlevel it will result in the bearings being out of alignment and they will drag. Adjust the legs a tiny bit and see if that solves the issue. Otherwise, clean the bearings and lube everything.
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