Paragon vs Intruder

So a couple months ago I opened a private tattoo studio that me and my wife operate out of. It’s just the two of us and get to deal with awesome clients. We do not do walk in tattoos and stay booked months in advance so we do not deal with odd people or sketchy people either. We also have an online pin/patch/art store that we operate out of one of the back rooms. In that room I store a   > Read the full story...

Shift into high gear!

“Shift into high gear!”

April 4th, 2022

Well, I did it...  Transitioned from hobbyist to working in the pinball industry.  Crazy right?  A series of fortunate events took place to make this happen:  I moved   > Full story...

Working in a Pinball World

“Working in a Pinball World”

April 3rd, 2022

It's an interesting and unique journey we all have. Making decisions of what hobbies we'd like to dive deeper into. Wondering how things we love get made. Deciding   > Full story...

Pins in the living room? Like father, like son.

“Pins in the living room? Like fa...”

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Let’s go back to the year 2007, which seems like yesterday in many ways. Probably because the gas prices are the same as today. I was still in   > Full story...

Texas Pinball Festival 2022

“Texas Pinball Festival 2022”

March 30th, 2022

Hello friends - my name is Taylor W (fr0zenf00d feel free to add/follow me) and I love Pinball I have never written a story on Pinside - so here goes   > Full story...

Pursuit of Happiness

“Pursuit of Happiness”

March 23rd, 2022

Comet was the first pin I remember playing as a kid.  I started indoor soccer at Concord Sports Club in St. Louis, MO when I was 6 or   > Full story...

Tale of the machines

“Tale of the machines”

March 19th, 2022

Hello! Brand new to this site, I guess I'm just sort of 'checking things out'? What's my 'story'? Way back in 1970-or-so, while atteneding UW-Milwaukee, and living on   > Full story...

Rye Playland Acrade

“Rye Playland Acrade”

March 19th, 2022

My first pinball experience was in August of 1976.  My older siblings would swim in the “Counties” swim meet at Rye Playland.   There were hundreds of people competing and the   > Full story...

Barber College Scholarship Material

“Barber College Scholarship Material”

March 13th, 2022

Back in elementary school, circa 1970's I was attracted to pinball, much like a gambler is attracted to a slot machine. The completed skill shot brought forth flashing   > Full story...

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