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    I am interested in knowing what kind of cups other guys are using. In the last week I had 4 cups break. I am wondering how the plastic cups are. I think Vantage has one called Lexan. Are these things any good. I'm thinking if I use plastic cups, maybe I can cut down on breakage from pinchasers getting pins jammed in the table. Also, does AMF make plastic cups?
    Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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    I use the standard AMF Aluminum cups. I put in a set of AMF black plastic cups 3 years ago and there still good but I don't like them because you can't see the pins being set from the back of the machine.


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      We use Murrey's plastic cups. I prefer them over the AMF ones because of the fact that there is an adjustment bolt for the cup width. The AMF ones do not have it.

      My logic was similar in using the plastic cups...I'd rather change a broken cup than a yoke.

      Much quieter too! We've been switching over for the past 3 years now with no problems.
      "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"



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        Vantage's original Lexan cup has a few problems, the worst being it didn't give you enough side movement because it was too bulky in the shaft area. This was fixed several years ago, but the fix resulted in a weaker area at the u-bolts. Be sure to NOT over tighten the bolts, and use liners to absorb some of the impact of the pins dropping into the cups.
        Anyone who prefers aluminum should try V's pit bull cup. I'm a die-hard AMF original guy, but this is one good cup all the way around. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]


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          I have tried a few lexan over the years. The Vantage one seems to be ok without the adj bolt. I have only lost 1 to crackage over a 2 year period. I choose not to run cup liners in the plastic cups. Just my personal preference.

          The original cups are ok too. I believe I will go lexan as the aluminum break.



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