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Offline sabotaged

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2 bar bank shot -- ball hops
« on: August 30, 2012, 05:01:03 PM »
I'd like to try and get this bank shot down -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA5oWri-RZk&feature=plcp

however when I've been trying it, I notice that the foosball seems to hop in the air and hit another rod (even though they're all lifted). What am I doing wrong? I am using an open hand grip like in the video. I'm using a tornado table with tornado foosball.

Offline Malamir

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Re: 2 bar bank shot -- ball hops
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 05:18:04 AM »
Hi Sabotaged,

I can think of only 2 explanations.

1. The table has (I don't know the right term) "skirting-board". This provides some slope at the sides of the board and it helps the ball to get back in the field and not get stuck at the wall. I play on Roberto-training table and it has these "skirting-boards" and when I shoot the bank-shots the ball when hits the "skiting-board" it flies off the table or hits the rods. But when I play on Roberto-Adrenaline (it does not have such obstacles) the bank-shots fly directly into the goal. To score a bank-shot on table with skiting-board you should get both the direction and the speed right. And generally it's much harder to execute bank effectively.

2. If the table does not have such "skiting-board" then you are setting the ball behind the rod. Thus when you shoot the ball it goes slightly up in the air (for me it's about 1/2 cm - just enough to hit the "head" of my own 5 rod when they're turned upside-down). To correct this you should set the ball slightly in front of the rod.

Happy banking,
Malamir
« Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 05:25:46 AM by Malamir »

Offline crazy8

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Re: 2 bar bank shot -- ball hops
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 07:35:02 PM »
Bestest solution is to replace the Tornado's white side-strips with the newer clear strips.

Paul