Ever since the IFPA came out and officially recognized the Saturn rings as their official flipper rubber of choice, I’ve been curious to see how they stack up against regular rubber rings. To find out, I ordered some rings of each hardness, and I compared them against regular flipper rubber. The video below shows the results.
As you can see, Medium gives you the most accurate bounce as compared to regular rubber rings. Soft is very similar as well. Hard gives a decreased bounce, which would lead to more control and higher scoring, but it wouldn’t be consistent with what we’re used to with standard rubber rings. It’s going to come down to preference in feel, but I’m most satisfied with the medium rings, myself.