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    In your opinions, who makes the best, most durable, cost-effective bumpers? Right now Im looking at Bumper Bowling (out of dallas, almost an exact replica of Qubica's QBump XS), and wondered who has had the best success with what.
    The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

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    We installed AMF Durabowl's about 3 years ago and have yet to have any single problem. Very durable, very easy to install, no mainteance.

    We also installed the air operated automatic system and haven't had a problem with that either.

    We did have one bumper break and had to order a replacement rail when a 250 pound woman slipped and fell on the bumper while in the automatic raised position. Fortunately, it seemed to 'break' her fall.

    Fever
    I really enjoy the Simpsons. My problem is that I am starting to look like Homer. Doh!!!

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      So Durabowl stands up well to high velocity jackass 16lb balls and the like?
      The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

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        PinMonkey,

        We try to stay aware of the proverbial jackass that all bowling centers seem to have and prevent any problems before they occur.

        I do admit, however, to the occasional employee pot games of single or double bank bumper bowling that goes on after closing sometimes.

        I'm very good at it actually.....

        Fever
        I really enjoy the Simpsons. My problem is that I am starting to look like Homer. Doh!!!

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        • #5
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          I have the qubica bumpers. They work great. They will withstand the heavy balls, but we tell people they can only use 6 or 8 pound balls. If they purposly try to bounce them off the bumpers, I just deactivate them.

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          • #6
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            How about the "shot" in Toledo?

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Lolo:
              How about the "shot" in Toledo?
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I am not the only one taking cheap shots....lol.

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              • #8
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                I have the newer DBA BAnkshot bumpers and have had them a little over a year with no problems what so ever. Installation was not the easiest thing I have done but we made it. Rusty.

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                • #9
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                  we have mendes pneumatic bumpers, in all fairness, now we have modified them and rivited the bumper to their tourque tube along the top at 12" intervals, they are OK, the only pi$$ off is the rams are exposed, and if some dicksplash bowls a ball between the capping and the bumper it bends the ram (dosent happen very often, but its a monumental pain in the arse when it does)
                  although we have the interface to operate them from qubica, we have simply connected them to a toggle switch on the ball return.
                  Want your old pins collecting anywhere in the UK? email me on jezsmith@aol.com

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                  • #10
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                    I AM SOOOOO STEALING "DICKSPLASH".. fantastic.
                    The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

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