String pinsetters at new Spare Time Madison not quite USBC certifiable, but not far from traditional machines in pinfall
JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 7:00 am
The private party room at Spare Time Madison. Photo by Jeff Richgels.
Back in July, I received a first-hand demonstration of the latest QubicaAMF Edge string pinsetters that are eligible to be certified in the separate strings category by USBC under rules adopted in April.
To be certifiable, the big hurdle was eliminating string pinsetter anomalies that were seen in two tournaments that were held in July 2020 in a Florida center featuring both string and traditional “free fall” pinsetters.
That included string pins ricocheting around and...