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Ann Arbor Mi VFW Pinball Show 2018


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2 years ago



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    #601 1 year ago
    Quoted from cletus:

    Please add a rule for playing through the full game.

    Quoted from GravitaR:

    One of the functions for the VFW Staff is to look over idle machines to see if in a Game Over status while walking the aisles.

    Yes we call this the "Blackwater 100" rule

    #602 1 year ago

    Wish I was closer and had a ticket!

    #603 1 year ago
    Quoted from GravitaR:

    Thought you were in Ypsi.

    Jezuz H. you've been to my house how many times?

    #604 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    For reference.....

    Just to clarify, nudging or slap saves to keep the ball in play is okay? What about a slide save? I know death saves are out which won’t be an issue. Some people don’t want you to do anything but flip which takes a lot of the skill out of it.

    #605 1 year ago

    The machines are meant to be played. That said, the staff has calibrated eyeballs and can spot intentional abuse and will talk to those that need a sensitivity discussion.
    Next time, you get escorted out.

    #606 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beyndtstng:

    Just to clarify, nudging or slap saves to keep the ball in play is okay? What about a slide save? I know death saves are out which won’t be an issue. Some people don’t want you to do anything but flip which takes a lot of the skill out of it.

    There's a clear diff'rence to me if you are a player or an abuser... You'll be alright. Personally they need some abuse but hey I gotta do my job

    #607 1 year ago

    How many dollars in quarters are collected from machines after each show and how many times do people ask where the change machine is?
    Just curious. I heard that a few machines at PATZ made a few bucks.

    #608 1 year ago
    Quoted from cletus:

    How many dollars in quarters are collected from machines after each show and how many times do people ask where the change machine is?

    About 20 yr ago, I brought a couple games (1 EM & 1 early S/S) to The Kern County Fair
    as part of an exhibit relating to collections/hobbies.
    The games were both set on free play,
    but I still pulled in about $20 in quarters at the end of 3 days.
    I got a blue ribbon for my exhibit.

    #609 1 year ago

    and please for the love of god dont touch or spit on the playfield glass.i cant stand it when theres fingerprints or smudges on the glass.

    #610 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beyndtstng:

    Just to clarify, nudging or slap saves to keep the ball in play is okay? What about a slide save? I know death saves are out which won’t be an issue. Some people don’t want you to do anything but flip which takes a lot of the skill out of it.

    just treat the game/machine like it was your very own.i never nudge or even shake the game if the ball was going straight down the drain.respect all the games please

    #611 1 year ago

    Can we add something to that list of golden rules - No crop dusting!

    *cropdusting: farting, then dragging the smell around with you, or farting in the process of walking

    #612 1 year ago
    Quoted from thewool:

    Can we add something to that list of golden rules - No crop dusting!
    *cropdusting: farting, then dragging the smell around with you, or farting in the process of walking

    Very true! Always people stinking up these shows. My wife and 2-1/2 year old son went to their first pinball show last week at Pinball at the Zoo and at one point my wife starting cussing at me thinking I was farting then she thought my son forgot to use the potty and pooped himself lol I had to tell her nope that's somebody else busten ass. Nasty! She was so disgusted!

    #613 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beyndtstng:

    Just to clarify, nudging or slap saves to keep the ball in play is okay? What about a slide save? I know death saves are out which won’t be an issue. Some people don’t want you to do anything but flip which takes a lot of the skill out of it.

    There is some space between the games, but not a lot, so you need to show restraint in your attempts to nudge, etc or you will adversely affect your 'neighbor' on the next game over.

    #614 1 year ago
    Quoted from redman822:

    There is some space between the games, but not a lot, so you need to show restraint in your attempts to nudge, etc or you will adversely affect your 'neighbor' on the next game over.

    What also bugs my wife & I are the people that think (and probably are) good players that have to slap the flippers and KEEP hitting your hand in the process on the machine next to it. We are starting to get vocal about that at shows and league nights. Don't effect my game by theatrics to playing your game please. I'm not one that would retaliate by doing the same to make a point.

    #615 1 year ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    What also bugs my wife & I are the people that think (and probably are) good players that have to slap the flippers and KEEP hitting your hand in the process on the machine next to it.

    Unfortunately some hand bumping is unavoidable when playing a row old EMs with narrow heads. It's either that or waste space, which Clay can't afford to do. Thankfully lots of people at VFW open houses flock to new games.

    #616 1 year ago

    Crop dusting is an epidemic at VFW. I think it’s magnified by the close confines. However, this is the best show I’ve been to for overall pinball etiquette. The volunteer staff is always super helpful and generally in a great mood. The proprietor of this event can be a bit terse, but I’ve always chalked it up to this having to be extremely stressful and he (and the entire VFW club) put an immense amount of time to make this successful and fun for all.

    This is my absolute favorite event of the year. Now.... can we actually get some Spring weather!

    #617 1 year ago

    Is there anyone from the Chicago area going to the VFW on Friday that can haul Firefly there for me? (Preferably arriving enough before show time that Clay can get it in and set up before the show starts.) It's really going to be a mad rush to get it done in time, and I may have to take a day or more off work to get it done. Then ALSO taking a day off to haul it over there, just to drive right back (I can't stay for the show) seems like a waste, if there's someone heading that way anyway that can haul it. PM me... (And I'm waiting for Clay to freak out and call me and yell at me when he reads this, ha!)

    #618 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cycloneman:

    i never nudge or even shake the game if the ball was going straight down the drain.

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    #619 1 year ago

    Only eight days to go!

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    #620 1 year ago

    all i was trying to saying was go easy on the game shaking or nudging the game causes splintering on the inside cabinet where the legs are attached.newer games shake them all you want but the older games that are 30,40,50 years old sometimes cant handle that.go ahead shake nudge one of the old woodrail games and see what clay will say..

    #621 1 year ago

    They are made to shake and shake them is what I'll do

    #622 1 year ago

    No less an authority than Steve Kirk once told me, when I owned a Central Park, that you have to loosen the leg bolts a tiny bit, to enable the game to be properly shaken to deal with all that's going on down near the flippers. Darned if he wasn't right! So there you go.

    #623 1 year ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    They are made to shake and shake them is what I'll do

    Quoted from frobozz:

    No less an authority than Steve Kirk once told me, when I owned a Central Park, that you have to loosen the leg bolts a tiny bit, to enable the game to be properly shaken to deal with all that's going on down near the flippers. Darned if he wasn't right! So there you go.

    its all good i hope we all have fun and play all the games our hearts desire.

    #624 1 year ago

    I respect others machines way more than mine.I set my tilts beyond friendly and nudge the fudge out of them.

    #625 1 year ago

    There is a major difference between
    nudging and shaking
    vs. slamming, banging and tilting.
    That nuanced difference is part of the "art" of pinball.

    #626 1 year ago
    Quoted from frobozz:

    Is there anyone from the Chicago area going to the VFW on Friday that can haul Firefly there for me? (Preferably arriving enough before show time that Clay can get it in and set up before the show starts.) It's really going to be a mad rush to get it done in time, and I may have to take a day or more off work to get it done. Then ALSO taking a day off to haul it over there, just to drive right back (I can't stay for the show) seems like a waste, if there's someone heading that way anyway that can haul it. PM me... (And I'm waiting for Clay to freak out and call me and yell at me when he reads this, ha!)

    Frobozz,

    PM sent.

    Thanks,
    EV

    #627 1 year ago

    Turns out Frobozz needs until mid-week to finish the game, so we're still looking for a generous Chicago-an that can bring it over on Friday morning....

    Thanks,
    Eric V.

    #628 1 year ago

    Yancy, read your email! (Though it's possible the one I have for you is out of date?)

    #629 1 year ago

    Sorry, I have no way to bring a game to the show. Riding with a few friends.

    #630 1 year ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    Sorry, I have no way to bring a game to the show. Riding with a few friends.

    really?!? you call the guys who will gladly take your gold sac coins, friends?

    #631 1 year ago

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    #632 1 year ago

    I will be at VFW on Sunday. I can bring any of the gear I sell on nvram.weebly.com if anyone wants to save on shipping.

    #633 1 year ago

    Will pinball life be there this year selling?

    #634 1 year ago

    looking forward to another great time in MI!

    #635 1 year ago

    I am so fired up for this!!! Really appreciate all the great effort that goes into putting this on and the remarkable selection available!

    #636 1 year ago

    Does anyone know if JJP's Pirates is expected to make an appearance? I know last year both Hobbit and DI were well represented.

    #637 1 year ago
    Quoted from thewool:

    Does anyone know if JJP's Pirates is expected to make an appearance? I know last year both Hobbit and DI were well represented.

    I think an original prototype with the triple spinner mech is supposed to be there.

    #638 1 year ago
    Quoted from swillie:

    I think an original prototype with the triple spinner mech is supposed to be there.

    Ah brilliant, thanks!!

    #639 1 year ago

    I spoke to Gary from Abel Electronics. He is the distributor for JJP in the area. He will have a POTC and other JJP games. He will also provide a Houdini for the show.

    Thank you Gary.

    Scott

    #640 1 year ago

    Thanks Gary!!!!!

    #641 1 year ago

    Thank you Gary & Mark.

    #642 1 year ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    Will pinball life be there this year selling?

    I'd love to get an order in with Pinball Life for pick-up on Saturday if such an opportunity existed. It would be a small one, but would save the killer shipping to Canada.

    #643 1 year ago

    Good lad Gary!!!!

    #644 1 year ago
    Quoted from roar:

    I'd love to get an order in with Pinball Life for pick-up on Saturday if such an opportunity existed. It would be a small one, but would save the killer shipping to Canada.

    Yes would also like to know if PL are attending. Also what about the guy with the really cool shooter rods?

    #645 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    looking forward to another great time in MI!

    Looking forward to playing some predator? LOL

    #646 1 year ago

    Last I heard is that Terry plans to attend to play pinball. Not setting up to sell.

    I have no Idea if he is bringing a van or a car. Call PBL and ask him if he could bring a prepaid order to the show for you.

    #647 1 year ago
    Quoted from aalucero:

    Looking forward to playing some predator? LOL

    hell yes! Only reason I am going this year! Excited to play some Predator!

    #648 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Last I heard is that Terry plans to attend to play pinball. Not setting up to sell.
    I have no Idea if he is bringing a van or a car. Call PBL and ask him if he could bring a prepaid order to the show for you.

    Better still, ask him if he could bring Firefly to the show for me...

    #649 1 year ago
    Quoted from frobozz:

    Better still, ask him if he could bring Firefly to the show for me...

    Terry's in the same carpool I am. All dudes, no games.

    #650 1 year ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    Terry's in the same carpool I am. All dudes, no games.

    And none of you owns a crewcab pickup? I consider it heresy to travel long distances without SOME way to haul a pinball machine, because you just never know!

    Edited to add: I'd even consider letting your carpool take my truck, if someone knows how to drive stick, and you can remember to put diesel in it and not gas. Seats 5 very comfortably, 6 if someone doesn't mind straddling the gearshift.

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