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Any tips on tweaks to help make bases run straight?  I'm an electric football enthusiast, but a novice when it comes to adjusting bases.  I have three or four sets of bases (the originals, the ones with rounded fronts as well as the clear "speed" bases and (for now) would just like to get them to run straight and fast as possible.  As I learn more I can figure out how to make them curve etc.  Any tips welcome!  Thanks.

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I'm no expert by any means, but to slow and be patient. You will ruin a few bases but the game will be much more fun once you get your bases tweaked. Watch a few videos, get some pliers and a small heat gun. Did  i mention to go slow and be patient?  Most importantly, have fun.

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Base tweaking basics - 

1. Think of the prongs under the bases like ailerons and flaps on an aircraft. If you bend the front prongs on one side a little more than the other side, you will see the figure turn in the direction where the prongs are bent more. 

2. Front prongs should typically be straight and slightly diagonal, and pointed in the opposite direction from the direction the player is facing. If the prong is curled, you can straighten it by brushing it with the pliers.

3. Rear prongs can be curled slightly to get a little strength, and should also be slightly diagonal. 

4. If you're using the dial bases, remember the prongs in the dial are very sensitive to adjustments. 

5. You can shave off a little (very little) of the plastic on the edge of the prongs on ProLine bases, and it makes a difference in performance. 5" hobby pliers can be used to squeeze the rear prongs wider and flatter, which will greatly improve performance. 

6. Use a cigarette lighter to burn off any residual plastic on the edges of prongs. This should be a quick flash of the lighter, for obvious reasons. 

7. The clear Invisibases can really get their performance increased by using an Emory board or nail file to clean off the residual plastic under the base. I also do this before each game, and it really helps. 

8. Store bases in a cool (not cold), and dry place. Do not leave your team in your car or non-conditioned space for a great length of time, or you will lose all that hard tweaking work you did. 

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Hi NO Dave. Just want to be sure....if for example a player has a tendance of running left, that means that i need to adjust the right front prongs to make it straight. Is that right?

Thanks for the help, i want to get back on this hobby and want to have fune as much as possible.

 

regards, Ben from Montreal, Canada

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Lots of videos on tweeking 🏈

Takes time and patience 🏈 But it's time well spent once you see the results on field🏈

The ones u mess up use for stationary players 🏈

Zones 

delays

Quaterbacks

screens

etc🏈

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  • 6 months later...
On 6/7/2020 at 8:44 AM, Benoît Racette said:

Hi NO Dave. Just want to be sure....if for example a player has a tendance of running left, that means that i need to adjust the right front prongs to make it straight. Is that right?

Thanks for the help, i want to get back on this hobby and want to have fune as much as possible.

 

regards, Ben from Montreal, Canada

Hi Ben - Actually start by slightly straightening the left front prongs, then check the right front prongs. The left and right front prongs should be even when observed from the bottom. 

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