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    hi guys just signed on to bowl tech
    just wanted to know what type starter pads
    you have the best luck with in the ball exit
    i was using the gray amf,but they don`t last
    anymore with all the oil on the lanes.
    they get soft and flat?? some others i tried
    are to hard, balls spin on them.i usually
    sand them some it helps some.any ideas
    krudweiser
    if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

  • #2
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    Krud,

    I agree they do not last. I put some urethane ones in at another center and have not checked on them. I will try to update. I think they were "v"

    king

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    • #3
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      Krud, stick to the grey rubber one's from AMF. They might not last near as long as urathane but with today's lane condition's you need something soft. (no joke inserted here) [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

      Ed

      [ February 16, 2001: Message edited by: Ed Fox ]
      Please buy MADE IN USA!

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      • #4
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        Hey welcome. I agree with Ed stick to the grey ones. They work the best for me. They seem to grab the ball a little better.

        Good luck
        Pat

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        • #5
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          how long are your start pads lasting??
          mine only last about 6 months then they
          disintegrate, I guess it must be the type
          of lane oil were using?? I know they don't
          cost that much, but they used to last forever! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
          if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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          • #6
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            It is not the type of oil we use - it is the amount. We put about 5 times the amount of oil we use to use just 10 years ago. The oil just breaks down the rubber. I noticed before installing the humpy that after a few mos. the balls would not come back. The pad would be practicially gone. Screw starter pads - just convert to humpback.

            humpin' king

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            • #7
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              Hmmm...
              We use Legends (in large amounts - about 8 ounces for a 24-laner) and kickers.
              We have NEVER (in my 2+ year employment there) had to replace a starter pad - just check and clean once in a while.
              They are the OEM gray ones. Go figure.

              Good luck, sorry yer having this problem.

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              • #8
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                you think mabe the new ones I've been getting
                arent made like ones from 10 -20 years ago.
                somebody had changed most of the start pads
                with a mix max about 3 years ago before I
                got there and they arent fer -hit you know
                what I mean. and yes I like pbl better but
                the owner think we don't have that much
                trouble with ball calls. so he won't spring
                for pbl's thanks for the input
                if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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                • #9
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                  Glen The best starter pads I ever used was HI-LINE THAY WERE RED,AND GREAT--TILL THAY
                  MELTED DOWN

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                  • #10
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                    gee m,triangle you think the king could be wrong? about the amount! we have used at least four different types of oil in the last
                    few years, we are using defense at this time.
                    and it seems to be worst with this oil,and
                    we run about 50 to 60 lines per bed per day.
                    we had to mix the cleaner stronger to get it
                    off the lanes.??
                    if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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                    • #11
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                      hmmm... No. The King is never wrong. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img] After all, he is the King.
                      I wouldn't be surprised if it was indeed a lowering of quality in AMF manufacture. Those red ones that Jeff (welcome aboard) was describing might be the ticket. I haven't got a Stahl's catalog - do they have something? They've always got the best stuff, or so I've heard.
                      Yer probably right.

                      PBL's are cool, but I've kind of got a sentimental attachment to my boys that pull the ball in. Speaking of Stahl's, I hear they have a shorter kicker shaft so you can replace a roller IN the machine. ???

                      [ February 18, 2001: Message edited by: AMF Magic Triangle ]

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                      • #12
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                        Quote:]Originally posted by AMF Magic Triangle:
                        I hear they have a shorter kicker shaft so you can replace a roller IN the machine. ???
                        [/QUOTE]

                        you dont need to buy new shafts....simply hack saw your current ones at the notch.

                        However...you cant/shouldnt use the reverse contact rollers on them.

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                        • #13
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                          Quote:]Originally posted by Coors:
                          you dont need to buy new shafts....simply hack saw your current ones at the notch.

                          However...you cant/shouldnt use the reverse contact rollers on them.
                          [/QUOTE]

                          The short shaft only work's if your useing football kicker's, if your useing full contact and have your kicker assy. max out you still cant get them off.

                          On the older rubber starter pad's there is a differance in the one's their making today.I have a few of the older ones and they never wear, the new one's we get aprox. 6 month's out of them. We still dont really have any ball call problem's. I called all of the local suppliers and bought out all of the Eastren kicker's they had in stock. IM sitting on about 40 kicker's. These will get me a couple more year's. IM going to install a Humpy soon and let it run for a year or so.

                          Ed
                          Please buy MADE IN USA!

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                          • #14
                            Re: starter pads

                            well I think the red ones jeff is talking
                            about they quit making about 15yrs ago.then
                            they changed to green urethane.is hi line
                            still in business haven't seen on of there
                            catologs in a long time? I used to use there
                            paddles, when they were red they were good.
                            then when changed to the green they didn't
                            last any more, started cracking in a year
                            or so. thanks for all the input [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                            if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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                            • #15
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                              Quote:]green urethane.[/QUOTE] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

                              HY-LINE/Eastren is out of bussiness!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]

                              Ed
                              Please buy MADE IN USA!

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