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20th Anniversary Carpet Ball
Everything we've learned that works (and doesn't) has been engineered into our new 20th Anniversary Edition Carpet Ball game. Boxed hardwood legs, synthetic playfield, oak cabinet and our exclusive "speed flap/deflector" combine to make this our finest Carpet Ball game ever. In fact, it is so well made that there is a good chance that the game will last longer than the building it's going in.
Here's a breakdown of some of the highlights.
Legs - We've moved from using four (or six) individual legs to a pair of double paneled legs. The reason is that unlike a pool table, Carpet Ball doesn't have the down force weight and the individual legs eventually breakdown from the constant rocking. The double panel and six bolts per leg eliminate all lateral stress.
Synthetic Playfield - When we first started we used (what else?) carpet. We soon discovered that because of the constant play, the carpet wore out. Years ago we switched from carpet to synthetic, which not only will not wear out but is much quieter.
Speed Flap/Deflector - Outside of our synthetic playfield, no other change has as many immediate and long term benefits. Essentially, the SFD is a double ply material which swings freely on a metal rod and is placed just past the end of the playfield. When the ball contacts the SFD all of the energy is absorbed and the ball gently falls into the open ball box. It is impossible to roll (throw) the ball hard enough to hit the back panel of the game. This has allowed us to eliminate the enclosed end which makes it easier to retrieve the shooter and virtually eliminates all of the noise, which we discovered is the most cited complaint by staff. It also allows the kids to get closer to the playfield and minimizes the need to roll the ball faster, which also makes the game safer.
Solid Oak Cabinet - Because of all of the advantages of our speed flap/deflector we were able to eliminate all of the laminate, metal trim and enclosed ball box (which we used to protect the game) and build our cabinets out of solid oak hardwood. And as an added benefit, it has a very impressive appearance.