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New Pinball Dictionary: Alley Pass / Shatz the Inlane

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Alley Pass / Shatz the Inlane

To flip a ball as it is rolling down the flipper at the absolute last second. The goal is to get the ball to travel under the opposite slingshot and head toward the opposite inlane switch.

If you are brave enough, it is a good way to pass the ball between flippers if other methods such as post passes are not working.

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Animation credit: Dead Flip
https://www.twitch.tv/dead_flip

Example:

Some classic games like Gorgar require that you score both inlanes to achieve higher scores. Shatzing the Inlane helps players to do this and avoid the possibility of outlane drains.

[Coined for pinball player Neil Shatz – NES]


video by jcasetnl

 

Author: SSB

You will find me at a pinball tournament, and sometimes behind a microphone for some reason. Have more fun! Play more pinball! Support the hobby on twitter by using #pinball. Currently: Attacking Mars. BAO!

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