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    hi, long time since i was on here. i was away recently and came accross a centre which had some sort of rubber mat on their pit-boards which could simply be taken out and cleaned when needed. this just sat on top of the original pit boards, was not glued in and was great for pin flow. has anybody come accross these before ???? If so......

    Are they home made ?
    What are they made from ?
    And where can I get them from ?

    As always thanks in advance. Gary

  • #2
    Does it look like this??

    Go with what works and not what the book says.


    • #3
      Hi gary,
      Find an AMF center where the mechanic is changing their pit belts (its the belt in the pit the turns and carry's the pins and ball back to the elevator). Then cut it in half with a razor blade and you can cover 2 bpards with one belt. Be carefull not to go all the way up to the corners of the board. This works in the same manner, I just started doing this at my center and the pins are fighting to get off the board.


      • #4
        Gary...the mats may have been the same ones sold by a company out of either Oregon or Washington. They were called "The Pin Pusher" if I remember correctly. They may have been sold by Scripps North Star but I don't think so. A Google search came up with them as a possible supplier...but I don't remember them selling them. The original company no doubt is no longer in business.
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        • #5
          steve cant seem to find them "pinpushers". company must be closed. those slik pitts look like the same ones. does anyone know can they be used long term or are they just to get you out of a tight spot ? theyre pretty expensive. unfortunately theres no chance of getting used amf belts


          • #6
            I tried the slick pit product. Worked great at first. The ones on the lanes that the kids bowled on were fine but the ones where the high-tech bowling balls rolled got really gummy and required cleaning every few days. But all that doesn't matter much because they all broke.
            (Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.


            • #7
              Zip Carpets.


              • #8
                I agree with house,

                Zip carpets is the only way to go man


                • #9
                  I had something like what you described, almost like an earlier version it was the same shape as the silk-pit made out of a rubbery material. Unlike what you said though these were screwed down, not by me, and most caused ball damage from the breaking screws. Almost all of the ones we had I removed due to the fact that they were worn badly and were causing more harm than good.

                  I can't answer any of your questions but I can say the few that were left in, and not screwed down, work wonders
                  "wiggle that wire see if it does anything"


                  • #10
                    Might have been called The Pin Mover...just can't remember the name...too long ago.
                    TSM & TSM Training Development
                    Main Event Entertainment
                    480-620-6758 for help or information


                    • #11
                      Pin Mover. Woven PVC, grey to balck in color. One side is kinda honycombed the other slick. Northstar or Scripps once sold them.


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