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Potsy58
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Pucks differences!! Reply with quote

Just joined recently, Can anyone tell the the difference between pucks. I was thinking on using a wooden munro puck on a stiga table and vica versa a stiga puck on a munro table. What is a diamond puck????? Can the orginal six stiga pucks work on any table....Any other info would be great!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wooden puck might scuff a Stiga surface. This could make it slower, sooner.

The diamond puck's edges are not straight, but bow outward: its profile is a hexagon.

A ball bearing puck will show any flaws in the level of the surface.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read my post "Table Hockey Pucks" in the Forum - Table Hockey Cafe.

You can also Google within Table Hockey Heaven the word "puck" and pretty much every post referring to pucks will come up.

Feel free to ask any questions, but I certainly don't know everything!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's subjective, no right or wrong answer really and depends on your
motivation (fun, competition, learning, experimenting and combo of).

Yrs ago at least, the original 6 Stiga pucks were diff. from other Stiga
pucks.

The hollow aka diamond pucks were made specifically for the tan stick
players. For yrs many people had curved their tin stick NA players to raise the puck. The Eagle patented tan stick players and the hollow pucks both had tapered angles and were advertised for raise shots.
Similar yellow stick (now square blade and shorter sticks) replaced the
tan sticks 1 year later 63-64 (they are more solid, I prefer the tan).

Diamond pucks are great on most any gm, on Stiga the similar blades
will more readily show leaning on the rods (to lower/raise blades and
raise etc the puck) results. Doing so with Stiga pucks especially in tournies where gms vary, is pretty advanced stuff, certainly for the NA
Stiga level (no disrespect intended and hopefully I am wrong).

An original MOSH roller puck (the 1st Giant variation) feels heavy even
on an industrial strength gear gm like the BOS. The lightest roller puck
(of which there close to 20 diff alone) will be too heavy on a Benej gm.
The Irwin platic pucks too light for the Munro Orr game (large 1) etc.

Wood pucks, many diff again- in short, the Munro are heavier than the
Eagle 1s and last longer, the Gotham/Tudor are much wider.

Remco's WWF/Ninja Turtles and 3rd gm use a "square" hollow puck and
there are so many more plastic, rubber, magnetic types and variations
for all of those too.

Multi puck practice is a good idea, either several of the same or several
different on the same gm. Skills will improve and insights will let you be
the judge.

Myself, I like the Diamond puck, Munro wood puck and smaller roller
pucks (BOS etc) with the ball bearing removed (my favorite).

Making your table speed as fast as you can and as slow as you can will
also give you tons of options and if you have the parts, using different
players on the same gm at the same time would be a final? option.
Increasing table speed alot for 1 week alone will increase control.

The pucks the game came with are usually the best for that game, that
said, many games came with 2 or 3 pucks, some with pucks and balls.
The 59 Stiga for example, also came with a so called practice puck- a
roller puck with a small ball bearing.

An advanced way to increase roller puck control is to practice with a ball.

TMI? Well, hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I played Stiga again, actually I did a few months ago, I mean on
a more regular basis, I would get a pile from table hockey pro (ad on top of this site) as Stiga pucks alter quickly, making them more diff
from original than th pros + multi puck practice is so much more fun
and Stiga pucks too expensive given their life span.

I posted above this post as well.
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