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  • Spirit X
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    Originally posted by deep View Post
    If I remember correctly, the time limit is 7 seconds. I think it's more than enough
    Wow, it doesn't feel like 7 seconds!! Are you sure you don't mean that it's 7 seconds when you already have both kickbacks and are going for the double ramp combo for the ball saver?

    Originally posted by katschunka View Post
    It hardens the overall difficulty of the table. I am afraid I did not yet manage to time my shots right if the ball rolls down from the the ramps at the given speed. So maybe mea culpa. But there are two things about that "Hit ramps to collect kickback" rule. It is hard (for me?) to get it. And it is not possible to get a Kickback if the ball goes down the outlane and you manage to switch the last unlit target to the right lane. Expanding the time to hit the ramps would give the player the time to get the ball in control.
    I know it doesn't feel like it at first but you do have enough time to get the ball under control and then take a calculated shot. I would recommend practicing this:
    1. Trap ball on right flipper
    2. While holding the ball, use the left flipper to select the L of LANDO as unlit
    3. Take the shot at the left ramp
    4. As the ball comes back, do a gentle nudge pass (nudge up a little) and trap the ball with the right flipper once more
    5. Goto 1


    Just keep doing the sequence and then after you light the last letter of LANDO, just do the sequence again (without number 2 obviously) and you'll get the kickback with a good second or two to spare. Sometimes when you do the nudge pass the ball may not quite go far enough to trap it but don't panic, just let it roll back to the left and take your shot at the ramp as you normally would.

    Then practice the same thing on the right ramp.

    By the time you've done this for a few games, you'll have little trouble getting the kickbacks lit and then you can devise a similar strategy for the ball save!

    Good luck.

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  • deep
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    If I remember correctly, the time limit is 7 seconds. I think it's more than enough

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  • Lukky NL
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    I think trere is nothing wrong now too.

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  • katschunka
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    It hardens the overall difficulty of the table. I am afraid I did not yet manage to time my shots right if the ball rolls down from the the ramps at the given speed. So maybe mea culpa. But there are two things about that "Hit ramps to collect kickback" rule. It is hard (for me?) to get it. And it is not possible to get a Kickback if the ball goes down the outlane and you manage to switch the last unlit target to the right lane. Expanding the time to hit the ramps would give the player the time to get the ball in control.
    Last edited by katschunka; 03-14-2013, 05:16 PM.

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  • tenorhero
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    Originally posted by katschunka View Post
    Greetings

    I purchased the Star Wars Tables first day and all of them are really great. One thing though that annoys me on the Empire Strikes Back table. I hardly can get the kickbacks activated. 5 Seconds to hit the ramps after completing the rollover targets is far too short IMO. You actually have to make a skillshot to hit the ramps in time. Please Please expand this time a little bit to lets say 10 Seconds. Please excuse my bad english.
    Personally, I think it's spot on. It's actually really easy to light the LANDO Rollovers by shooting the left Ramp (EMPIRE) even when the ball comes back withe the light saber effect you can choose which side to have your ball come back. Light the rollovers and you can take the shot to ramp that you need.

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  • Please Please extend the default time setting to collect kickback on SWESB Table

    Greetings

    I purchased the Star Wars Tables first day and all of them are really great. One thing though that annoys me on the Empire Strikes Back table. I hardly can get the kickbacks activated. 5 Seconds to hit the ramps after completing the rollover targets is far too short IMO. You actually have to make a skillshot to hit the ramps in time. Please Please expand this time a little bit to lets say 10 Seconds. Please excuse my bad english.
    Last edited by katschunka; 03-14-2013, 10:57 AM.
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