Slow Start

By pinheadpurdy

August 08, 2014

9 years ago

When I was young I didn't play pinball but did love the rock opera "Tommy" and the Who's Pinball Wizard was my favorite song when I was 11. I started playing pinball about five years ago because the City of Charlottesville had a Rollegames pin at a gameroom adjacent to where I would roller skate with the Charlottesville Derby Dames at Carver Rec Center (before renovations). I really like the pin but they took it away and put it in storage at Key Rec Center when Carver's renovations began. I watched it sit with a cover on it for about two years and made multiple inquires to a city employee about purchasing the pin, but they kept saying they were going to eventually put it in a different location (maybe Crow Rec Center). I tried to forget it and played other pins around town. My recent fascination started the Summer of 2013 when my wife and I took a cross country roadtrip and visited the Seattle Pinball Museum. It was awesome and the told us that another museum was going to open in Asheville. We were excited because it would be only 5 hours away. Eventually my wife and I took a long weekend to Asheville and thoroughly enjoyed TC's establishment. I went back solo to APM and got jazzed about owning my own pin. TC didn't have exactly what I wanted, so I checked Craigslist when I got back and lo 'n' behold, there was a Rollergames pin 40 mins away for the right price! It was mine two days later (purchased from pinsider ROYT). Very fitting since it was the first pin I spent any real time on and because my wife and I are involved in the Roller Derby community in C'Ville. It needed some work, but is coming along nicely.

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9 years ago

Fantastic, welcome to pinside.

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