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How the heck do people play sitting on a stool —>>??


By Beez

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    I see amazing game room pics of pinball machine with bar stools in front of the machines all the time? I don’t get it, how do people play pinball sitting down?? I mean is actually even possible... when I (and my friends) play pinball it seem our WHOLE body gets into the game. I mean legs, arms, feet everything seems to fly around the room .... How do people sit down ..???

    #2 5 months ago

    The stool is not for the player. It's for the players buddy who has to sit down for 15 min to wait for you to drain.

    faz

    #3 5 months ago
    Quoted from Beez:

    I see amazing game room pics of pinball machine with bar stools in front of the machines all the time? I don’t get it, how do people play pinball sitting down?? I mean is actually even possible... when I (and my friends) play pinball it seem our WHOLE body gets into the game. I mean legs, arms, feet everything seems to fly around the room .... How do people sit down ..???

    They're pretending to kind of half play pinball... Lol

    I don't get it either. It seems some are not "athletic" enough to properly play such a physical game.

    Having said that I have seen one or two pretty good players in wheelchair, but that is different.

    edit: I can't play well at all sitting down, don't know what it is. Just feels really awkward.

    #4 5 months ago

    With knee surgery last year I was unable to stand and play as much as I wanted. I found that if I used a stool that while sitting my head was the same elevation as when I was standing I could play quite well. I couldn't nudge as hard but that was probably a good thing for my tilt control. Thankfully I'm on the mend and back to primarily standing and playing but sometimes after a rough tennis match I'll play a few games with my Northan tool high stool... especially after the new GOT code was released.

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    #5 5 months ago

    There's more than a few threads on it.
    I've played every way there is, and whilst sitting isn't ideal for me not everyone plays the same goals, era,etc.

    #6 5 months ago

    I’m 6’7” tall, and love playing on a stool... have no problem playing physical either... puts my head closer to the action, and I tend to play better using it as opposed to standing.

    Several pin arcades had a few or more stools where I played as a kid... so I started early using them.

    #7 5 months ago

    I have a bad back.
    It boils down to I can play pinball a lot longer than I can comfortably stand there.
    Although I would prefer standing, it actually gets uncomfortable after a prolonged period of time.

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from Beez:

    I don’t get it, how do people play pinball sitting down??

    It’s quite easy really.
    But same thing for me I hurt my foot, got some cheep cushioned barstools that swivel and now I like to sit and play. I just sit when I play at home.

    #9 5 months ago

    I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and I get tired very easy. Sitting on a stool makes playing a lot easier for me
    and I don't nudge the machine much anyway.

    #10 5 months ago

    Half of my kids can't play standing due to a height deficiency. Thus the need to have a taller bar stool by the pins.

    #11 5 months ago

    I like having a stool around so I have something to throw when I get mad.

    #12 5 months ago
    Quoted from candyman:

    I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and I get tired very easy. Sitting on a stool makes playing a lot easier for me
    and I don't nudge the machine much anyway.

    My wife also has MS and can't stand for long. She uses a stool for the same reason. I got the KISS "Destroyer" stools for $25 ea, free shipping about 5 years ago.

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    #13 5 months ago

    After 11 years and 4 deployments and multiple surgeries on my knee in the Marines, I can only stand and play for a bit. I've learned to play from a stool, definitely more upper body goes into it. Haha still fun and wouldn't give it up.

    #14 5 months ago
    Quoted from Cdonnerusmc:

    After 11 years and 4 deployments and multiple surgeries on my knee in the Marines, I can only stand and play for a bit. I've learned to play from a stool, definitely more upper body goes into it. Haha still fun and wouldn't give it up.

    Thank you for your service.

    #15 5 months ago

    My kid and his friends play sitting on the stool but that’s it. I can’t do it

    #16 5 months ago

    We use to have these in France, I saw some in Spain too but never in the US. It was quite ugly but I must say it was really comfy, like a back wall but with the perfect angle.

    I would never put one in my house but I can't say it was a totally bad idea !

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    #17 5 months ago

    I like having the option, especially on Bourbon night.....

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