G'day

By Manny65

November 08, 2016


4 years ago

I've been lurking for some time but thought I should bite the bullet and get online ...

A bit about me, I grew up in the bush (Aussie outback) and didn't really have any exposure to pinnies or arcade machines except for the few times the family went to the big smoke. I got my main introduction when I came down to Uni in the early-mid 80's where we had one of each in our hall of residence. I was never a great player but enjoyed the pin more than the arcade games, probably because I survived for a little longer. After Uni I didn't really have any involvement until the start of this year, whereby having fixed up a Star Wars toy pinball machine I was showing my kids how to capture and control the ball ... well it re-ignited my passion for the silver ball. I now have 7 pins, all B/W machines from the 90's and while all of them are in working order I'm looking forward to working my way through them restoring them.

The information, learnings and sharing on Pinside makes it special and I look forward to contributing

Cheers

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