The first time I played a TNA, my timing on the left flipper was all over the place, and most of my left flipper shots were much too weak to make it all the way up the right orbit. I originally chalked it up to a defective coil or whatever, but last week I played on a friend’s TNA (a different machine) and had the same exact problem. He didn’t, and it turned out I’m holding the flipper buttons for a much shorter amount of time than he does.
Has anyone else noticed this issue? It’s impossible for me to hit anything with the left flipper on a TNA (at this point I have to assume on any TNA) unless I make a conscious effort to hold in the button for much longer than I normally would. It even happened two times when I forgot to hold it that the upper left flipper moved while the lower one didn’t. This doesn’t make any sense to me at all, since staging works the other way round.
Does anyone have any idea why this could be? I haven’t encountered this sort of flipper behavior on any other modern machine.