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kevinem82
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Close Thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made a double layer wooden ramp that seems to give enough time to get back at the rods. The puck rolls down one ramp and drops into the second ramp. I put triangular pieces at the start of each ramp to keep the puck moving in the right direction. You can spin the ramp out of the way after the drop or place it high enough on its support rod not to obstruct view. If a double ramp is not enough you can make it a triple, like a "Z"
After coming out of the final drop hole, I have pieces of wood to help drop the puck vertically and directly where you want it.

A J Sarma also has excellent puck droppers for his games.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have played Benej for many years and have an excellent system. For faceoffs after a goal is scored, the puck is placed at center ice, players line up, the player that was scored on starts by announcing "ready", the other player then says "ready" (when they are),then the first player says "set" then pauses and then says "go"! It has worked for us extremely well over the years. For the faceoffs to the right or left of the goaler, the players whose zone the faceoff is in starts the call. Very easy and no need for any contraptions. Of course if you have a ref, well get them to drop it, if that's what you are looking for. With a ref however, why would you need to drop it, Place the puck, both players annouce ready and the ref says "go". Simple. The fairest faceoff almost ever. Rasta

Why the Stiga community wouldn't think of trying it.... well that's for another string. Rolling On Floor Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Munro Crystal ice has the best dropper.. but only works with heavier roller pucks. Arm swings down, drops puck, then the counter weight in arm swings it back automatically.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonscia wrote:
A J Sarma also has excellent puck droppers for his games.


where can i see these? Any pix?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kevin, I have done many modifications to many games. Dany Leclerc of Quebec came up with the original design and build, I'm assuming from the cyrstal ice design. Although it was a cool design it was very flawed in its practicallity. The shoot would move side to side and the puck wouldn't hit center half the time (it was very delicate to operate). So I redesigned the puck dropper and built it for functionality. The puck dropper you have seen in the videos is home made and is manually operated. It can be adjusted to be a ballanced retractable puck dropper. If you watch the video closely you will notice that all of the material used can be purchased at Home Depot or Rona.
What ever game you want to attach your puck dropper to, just measure it out and build it. It is quite easy to do.
Here's what you need:
Tools;
1) Tape Measure
2) Hack saw (metal fine tooth saw)
3) Drill and 1/4" drill bit
4) Vice Grips
5) a Vice

Materials;
1) 4'-5' X 1/2 in aluminum track
2) 3/16 #6 threaded bolts and cap nuts ( 2- 2", 2-4, 1/2" )
3) 2-1/2"x 1/4" "U"bolt and 4- 1/4 20 nuts
4) two sided tape
5) mesh material

Kevin, I designed my puck dropper to despense the puck at a 1/4" above the centerman's head to give the most accurate drop at center.
You can design yours for what ever height you want.
Dave
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When if finished I'll be sure to post pix

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Kevin,
you can see the puck droppers at www.scthl.blogspot.com
They drop the puck on the center ice dot with a 1 second delay 99% of the time. Scroll down to see the bigger picture!
with regards


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks aj for the idea

I think Im going to do that and make it like a Z so u can use it with just two players
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SCTHL puck dropper is a nice one. Using a light weight metal track and keeping a small footprint would be the key for me. The lighter the dropper, the lighter the support arm or arms would need to be. Hook it up to a button and solenoid/slot car motor/retractable arm or something similar and you'd be good to go. The Z(ed) idea is a cool low tech and reliable idea too. Slap some stickers on it or build scoreboard - real or fake around it and the puck dropper is even better.
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