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    Don't think there has been a post on this but am curious. Zot used to make a pit cushion conversin for model A's. Has anyone tried to come up with a conversion of their own to get rid of the hockey sticks or should one just do a jet back conversion like we did back in the 70's.
    Pain is the weakness leaving body
    Courage is the other side of Fear
    RICK

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    Are you talking about the ZOT I cushions with the air shocks on the back of them? ZOT still sells them, and my center converted to these before I worked here. So far, I'm not really liking them since there have been many shocks that went bad and let the cushion move back almost completely with even a slow ball.

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    • #3
      Depending on what your machines have right now, there are alot of upgrades and options for A's to Jet Backs.
      A-2 pit cushions, cushion linkage and tri-plates.
      Rake triggering linkage, rake latches, rake switch, time delay modules, gearbox solenoids, etc.
      Ball lift-rods, ball tracks, preference rods, y-switches, ball boosters.
      It all depends on how far you want to upgrade.
      (You may have some of these done already).

      I would do the cushion/triggering upgrade if you are thinking about getting rid of the hockey sticks.

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      • #4
        This is how a Brunswick mini kit looks hanging an A2 cushion on A kickbacks. You might find some of these used.

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        • #5
          Mr Badwrench, that is what I have seen and wanting instead of replacing whole machines. I hate the hockey sticks. We have the zot triggering with the fast rake drops I put on years ago when I was full time. Rodj, Ihad the zots on 2 machines awhile and they are now gone also. I figured they could save a lot of money by going to mini kit and I could install them. I remember back in the 70's our lanes my brothers and I ran did the jet back conversion. Not sure if they do those anymore or not.
          Pain is the weakness leaving body
          Courage is the other side of Fear
          RICK

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