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.