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Puck doesn't glide well

On my air hockey table, the pucks don't slide well. It's not much fun when someone doesn't hit the puck hard to have it get stuck in the middle or slide to a stop. Air is coming out of each of the holes, but it doesn't appear strong enough to elevate the puck.

I felt air leaking from the underside of the air chamber that distributes air to the table..so I caulked all the joints of the wood. Also, I took a drill bit that was just a tad bigger than the holes and opened each one up just a bit. That didn't help either. I've put silicone spray on the table to lubricate it some as well..which helps only a little. I wonder if the fan is just not big enough and perhaps I need to replace it?

Any suggestions?

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The problem that you are facing now is that you have made the holes to big for the fan to be able to distribut the air evenly so in turn you will need to get a bigger fan to compinsate for the larger holes, one of the things that we did to get the puck to slide alot better was to apply car polish to the table and the puck, let it dry then shine it like you would to your own car, i hope this helps

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