Hi everyone, my team is planning on revising our hooded shooter from last year so I’ve decided to see if anyone here has some advice to help us along.
I should probably include that our goal is to have a shooter that can shoot the balls into the upper port from maybe 30ft with good consistency.
So here’s what we assume to be optimal right now:
flat 4in rollers (like a stack of hard am stealth wheels)
about 1.5-2in compression
Smaller top rollers
Extra inertia somewhere in the system
as much contact time as possible
Slippery hood material
Higher RPM (main wheel) maybe 10k+ ? (to increase surface speed of 4in wheels w/o going bigger)
high rigidity is a goal
shots with less arc are more consistent (laser shots may be the term?)
reduce ball slippage on the wheel
Here are my questions:
How wide should the hood be ? 7.5in? 8in? bigger?
I’ve seem both, so are slippery hoods or grippyer hoods better? (slippery plastic vs aluminum backing) (maybe grippy are more consistent but don’t shoot as far?)
What release angle is a good starting point?
Are my above assumptions correct?
I know that’s a lot so thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to help us out.