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Re: OSC OS (Old Subbuteo Club Old Sods)

Post by Gullseye » 30 Apr 2018, 19:30

JohnCLU48 wrote:
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ralphtheclaret wrote:
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Here come The Shaymen :clap: :clap: :clap:
First time I had had a chance to flick my new flats. I am not good quite enough yet to do them the justice that they deserve but they were nice to play with and were good when taking the shots with them in the final shoot-out - unfortunately my approach play didn't produce enough shooting chances in normal play :lol!:

Looking to get a table some time in the near future so that I can try and flick more than every 6 weeks :)
Hi John, why not play with them at Steve's (Fingers) tournament in September. I'm going to play with flats up there this year.

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Post by JohnCLU48 » 30 Apr 2018, 19:35

Gullseye wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 19:30
JohnCLU48 wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 18:48
ralphtheclaret wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 08:53
Here come The Shaymen :clap: :clap: :clap:
First time I had had a chance to flick my new flats. I am not good quite enough yet to do them the justice that they deserve but they were nice to play with and were good when taking the shots with them in the final shoot-out - unfortunately my approach play didn't produce enough shooting chances in normal play :lol!:

Looking to get a table some time in the near future so that I can try and flick more than every 6 weeks :)
Hi John, why not play with them at Steve's (Fingers) tournament in September. I'm going to play with flats up there this year.
Hi Steve, I will certainly take them to Steve's but will certainly need a few more games with them before I dare use them to take on Kevin!

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Re: OSC OS (Old Subbuteo Club Old Sods)

Post by Puffin » 01 May 2018, 06:31

I really enjoyed playing with the Pendle Falcon flats. They replicate the subbuteo flats wonderfully (imo). They spin well, can be flicked in a straight line and pack a nice shot to them. Must think about getting some soon
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Post by ralphtheclaret » 02 May 2018, 16:01

Very nice figures and to be honest they play better than the originals in some respects

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Post by Gullseye » 02 May 2018, 16:24

ralphtheclaret wrote:
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Very nice figures and to be honest they play better than the originals in some respects
I was going to ask how they compared. In what respects are they better, Ralph ?

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Post by ralphtheclaret » 02 May 2018, 16:49

Straight line play Steve .. they glide quite easily over a decent distance without too much effort ... very well balanced and the bases don't have the imperfections that often characterize the originals

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Post by JohnCLU48 » 02 May 2018, 17:51

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Straight line play Steve .. they glide quite easily over a decent distance without too much effort ... very well balanced and the bases don't have the imperfections that often characterize the originals
That is certainly what we found, I was surprised at how straight these could be played even by a player as poor as myself and, wash my mouth out, I never even applied any polish to the bases!! A number of us were very impressed with how they played, to the extent that there may be a few more orders for some of Steve's teams.

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Post by ralphtheclaret » 02 May 2018, 18:45

I'd say it takes a good bit of practice to do it with the originals ..not being clever but I can play the original figures in a straight line over a good distance but having said that I've played with flats 99% of the time since I was a kid (practice makes not quite perfect :wink: ) but it is certainly a lot easier with Steve's figures no doubt at all

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Post by lloydie1109 » 03 May 2018, 10:32

Flats are great to play with, however you need to practice to get the gist of the swerve and spinning totally different to 00.
I have been privileged to have both seen and played against the greatest exponents of Flats over the past 40+ years.
Seeing the likes of Dave Collett, Mike Dent, Kev Dyson, plus others, play with them and what they can do, many divisions of standard above most
of us, has been great and will not be forgotten. There is a Flats League based around the Birmingham Table Soccer Club

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Post by ralphtheclaret » 03 May 2018, 16:07

... the old FF sorts the men from the boys ... see how the super negative defences cope with an FF ... not quite so easy building an eight man defence when you're faced with someone who can thread an FF through it ...

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Post by lloydie1109 » 03 May 2018, 17:31

Would love to see you play Dave Collet that way, see if you get the ball off him, regardless of size

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Post by ralphtheclaret » 03 May 2018, 17:44

...comment was partly tongue in cheek Paul .. but I'll say this the FF ball makes for a completely different game I can assure you ... just compare an F with an FF everything changes ..angles..weight..touch.. . tactics ...this isn't a right and wrong thing just an observation ... From memory my results at the national flats were 0-2 0-1 2-0 3-1 ... then I got to the plate final which to say I'd only ever played one friendly against number9 with an F ball was okay ...
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Re: OSC OS (Old Subbuteo Club Old Sods)

Post by Gullseye » 03 May 2018, 17:49

lloydie1109 wrote:
03 May 2018, 10:32
Flats are great to play with, however you need to practice to get the gist of the swerve and spinning totally different to 00.
I have been privileged to have both seen and played against the greatest exponents of Flats over the past 40+ years.
Seeing the likes of Dave Collett, Mike Dent, Kev Dyson, plus others, play with them and what they can do, many divisions of standard above most
of us, has been great and will not be forgotten. There is a Flats League based around the Birmingham Table Soccer Club
I've played against Kev (The Cat) Dyson a few times but never managed a goal.

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Post by ralphtheclaret » 03 May 2018, 17:52

All the players Paul mentioned are good players no doubt

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Re: OSC OS (Old Subbuteo Club Old Sods)

Post by ralphtheclaret » 03 May 2018, 17:54

lloydie1109 wrote:
03 May 2018, 17:31
Would love to see you play Dave Collet that way, see if you get the ball off him, regardless of size
Fair comment Paul ..but you've never seen me play with flats and an FF ball ?

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