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Getting consistent board performance

TUDOR - Doug

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The goal is creating an optimal waveform that is consistent across the entire surface of the field. In other words, no dead spots where players stop or slow down and no hot spots where players fall over. We all want a board that performs consistently and if the board runs consistently fast - all the better! 

We created the Remote and Motor for our games with a high quality momentary switch and speed control. The speed control isn't so much about changing speeds in the middle of a play, it's more about tuning to find the sweet spot where you get consistent performance -- and then leaving it there. Also we allow you to peel and stick the motor wherever it gives you the the best performance. In summary, getting consistent performance is a combination of motor placement and vibration speed setting. Note also that when you turn the speed up, the motor does more RPMs, but that does not always equate to speed of the players. So find the sweet spot between placement and motor speed and you'll enjoy great performance,

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Very true.  But there also seems to be another: battery life.  I've noticed that as a season wears on, and the batteries are drained, the speed control needs to be adjusted to provide performance equivalent to when the batteries are fresh.  Are there any battery curves per hour of usage available (probably not)?  How often should the batteries (regular alkaline) be changed?

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Alkaline batteries tend to drop voltage quickly and steeply at first, then level out over the rest of their life.  They also recover voltage when the rest.  Not sure how big a draw the motor is, but you're only running the motor for short durations with breaks in between, so I'd expect them to last quite a while.

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