03-27-2002, 08:49 AM
I picked up 2 GC 1's for $100 each from a bowling alley. They've been around the block but the one I've set up seems to play fairly well. The thing I would like to improve is the way the pockets play. The slate is beveled at the pocket openings and balls tend to drop in easier than I like. I noticed on some GC 3's there doesn't seem to be a bevel. The other thing I would like to change is the pocket size. I was thinking about shimming the rails with wood and then putting new rubber on instead of just shimming with pocket facings. I thought this would extend the rails and make the pocket play better. One last thing, I've used contact cement to glue the rubber on but I would like something stronger. Has anyone used anything else? All suggestions would be appreciated.