TWD Right ramp anti air ball plastic

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Ive had some air balls on the right ramp on the TWD . To the point of the balls hitting the glass and ricocheting around the playfield.
This has been after clean shots around the right orbit with a clean hit up the right ramp.

Sent a pretty crap drawing of what I wanted to @Colywobbles who kindly cleaned up and sent several versions. Ultra fast service :)
It may need tweaking as the ball may still bounce a bit up that ramp.

It just need one upside down plastic post removed which will be one mounting point.
There is a need to add a 1" threaded hex piller.
Plus two 8/32 screws with star washers.

Reuse of the right ramps selftapping screw for the other mount.
Pictures below.

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Had the ball returning when shooting the crossbow up the ramp.
So the plastic needs to be raised slighlty.
Slight change in mounting.
Piller changed to 1/2" in size.
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On the self tapping screw side a 6mm spacer to be added.
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@Colywobbles just made another anti air ball plastic for me, this time for the left hump.
Bit of a beast but does the job.
I've bent it slightly with a hot air gun to follow the ramps hump.
Needs a couple of washers to build up the gap where the screw is.
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did you ever get the stern upgrade for the left hand ramp? all this was were a couple of sticky pads and if i remember a small plastic deflector to keep the ball down, the sticky pads had the effect of keeping the ramp off the playfield by a couple of mm , this actually worked for me, due to the balls circumference, gave it a smoother path onto the ramp, never had much problems with the right hand ramp though
 
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Yep I have that mod on the Bicycle girl ramp.
The right ramp air ball only happens at high speed .
The far left air ball is on the ramps odd hump when a fast right ramp ball stays on.
 

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I can't say I've ever had an airball off the right ramp. I'm regularly getting a lane hop on RIOT after moving the machine to the other side of the room though. It's very sensitive to angle I think.
 
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I guess it's timing .
Ive hit the right orbit twice round and then up that right ramp crashing into the glass on numerous occasions.

Yep the riot hop is a reg
 
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