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New Benej owner question...

 
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Enzo269
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: New Benej owner question... Reply with quote

Hello Everyone...

New to the board... I have played table hockey since I was a little boy and always had loved it.. Had a Coleco game in the mid 70s, Gretzky in the early 90's which I still have in great shape..

Well, I decided a few weeks ago to buy a Benej for my man cave.. I received the game today.. In is incredible. Huge ice surface, well made, I am very happy for the most part.. I can't seem to get a couple of the wingers to turn quickly.. The other players for the most part turn effortlessly like butter and you can shoot the puck fairly well.. Maybe I was lucky when setting those up. I was wondering if anyone could tell me easily enough how to get the two winders to turn more smoothly.. Do you have to do something with the spring underneath? I didnt want to call and bother Rich Benej, so I thought I would ask here first.. Thanks for any advice on how to get the players to turn a little easier..

Overall I love the game, and would recommend it to anyone..

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the latest version of the game, as I bought it directly from Benej.. Thanks..
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could try backing off the set screw that holds the player to the spring (the smaller one) just a smidge. also try mashing down a bit the felt pad or whatever the stuff is on the underside of the player base. change the spring if those don't help and then in the last case, don't hesitate to call rick. he is pretty open to questions. good luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enzo. Do not be afraid to call Rick with any questions!

I did the interview with him a month or so ago. And he is legitimately a very nice guy and he would be happy to help you out!

I still talk to Rick once a week to talk hockey so don't panic about it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the feedback gentlemen.. I will probably call Rick today..
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the world of Benej table hockey. Like TheStein said backing off the set screw should work. You could oil the spring a little.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bobby..

Check your private messages.. I am interested in Rangers Devils or Flyers custom Benej players.. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enzo269 wrote:
Thanks Bobby..

Check your private messages.. I am interested in Rangers Devils or Flyers custom Benej players.. Thanks



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your purchase! I recieved the game just yesterday, Rick must be a busy man. It is a true thing of beauty. I'm not the greatest at putting things together but I managed. Took me about 3 hours to get it right. Haven't been able to lift the puck when I shoot like others have mentioned but hopefully that will come in time. I cant wait to get some games going soon!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havent been able to lift the puch either.. Some of the players work pretty well and others don't. I am going to try and loosen the set screws on some of them..

So, those of you that have their Benej's set up correctly, are you really able to get a lot of torque in the shot to lift the puck or is that something that just comes over time as your skills get better?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoke to Rick Benej on Thursday.. He is a very nice guy, like everyone said.. He explained what I needed to do to get the players to function properly. I also used his video on his site for reference.. The game works great now and I have even been able to lift the puck a few times! Boxing

Pretty psyched...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how is lifting the puck done? Is it in the way the players are set up? I'm just wondering if I have them tight enough.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kazjason wrote:
So how is lifting the puck done? Is it in the way the players are set up? I'm just wondering if I have them tight enough.


You have to move your player rod laterally.. Doing this will lower the stick blade on the puck.. You need to shoot the puck with a good amount of twist and torque from the player and the puck will come up in the air.. Good luck.. The first time you lift it, it is a pretty sweet feeling! Clapping
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