(Topic ID: 225123)

Are you allowed to use your knee in tournament play?


By jonesjb

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    So in Star Wars, I've realized it's easy to use my knee to jam down on the center action button to destroy Tie Fighters and turn the multiplier on and off. What's the consensus on whether or not this is fair game?

    #2 7 months ago

    Fair game as long as you're not being crazy about it. I've also seen people use their hip or knee on the flipper button to cradle a ball or use their chin to hit the apron button. If you're not abusing the game, why not?

    #3 7 months ago

    Don’t you have to repeatedly hit the center button rapidly to destroy tie fighters? You’re accomplishing this with your knee somehow?! I’d love to see a video of this. I can’t imagine being able to do that- I can’t even hit it fast enough with a hand, let alone my knee. Kudos to you if you can pull this off, I say go for it

    #4 7 months ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Don’t you have to repeatedly hit the center button rapidly to destroy tie fighters? You’re accomplishing this with your knee somehow?! I’d love to see a video of this. I can’t imagine being able to do that- I can’t even hit it fast enough with a hand, let alone my knee. Kudos to you if you can pull this off, I say go for it

    I’m over 6 foot tall so it’s not too difficult. While I might get slightly fewer Tie Fighters, it’s a safer option.

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    #5 7 months ago

    I say go for it. Anyone complaining instead of enjoying the spectacle of you repeatedly pounding your knee on the lockdown bar obviously takes no joy in life and can be safely ignored.

    Possible responses:
    - “You’re lucky I’m not using my nuts.”
    - “Take a yoga class and join the club.”
    - “I feel the kneed, the kneed for speed.”

    #6 7 months ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    I say go for it. Anyone complaining instead of enjoying the spectacle of you repeatedly pounding your knee on the lockdown bar obviously takes no joy in life and can be safely ignored.
    Possible responses:
    - “You’re lucky I’m not using my nuts.”
    - “Take a yoga class and join the club.”
    - “I feel the kneed, the kneed for speed.”

    The first two responses are good. The third response, is glorious. Nicely played.

    #7 7 months ago

    Gotta believe most folks aren't tall/agile enough to pull this off. And even if you could, it sounds like it would look ridiculous.

    What SW really needs is a foot pedal.

    #8 7 months ago

    This the crane kick of pinball?

    #9 7 months ago

    I'd like to see this approach in action.

    #10 7 months ago

    From the title of the thread I was sure this was going to be about HS2. Using your knee to shift gears.

    I'm 'lucky' enough to be able to use my beer gut to trigger the action button on games where only a single press is needed.

    #11 7 months ago

    You have to post video of this

    #12 7 months ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    - “I feel the kneed, the kneed for speed.”

    Gold!

    #13 7 months ago

    I don't see the problem with this and applaud the ingenuity. As a fellow tall person, I'd like to see this technique in a video.

    #14 7 months ago

    Can use knee to hit flipper button while using hand on button. It works pretty well once you get used to it.

    (Tall person at 6'4")

    #15 7 months ago

    Don’t know for league play ... but if you would “knee” one of my machines, i would return the favor

    #16 7 months ago
    Quoted from Thor-NL:

    Don’t know for league play ... but if you would “knee” one of my machines, i would return the favor

    What if he doesn’t own any machines?

    #17 7 months ago

    I really can’t see how this even works, but if it does, why not?

    #18 7 months ago
    Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

    I really can’t see how this even works, but if it does, why not?

    I know. And if you can use your knee as fast as your hand, you must be one limber SOB. Haha

    #19 7 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    What if he doesn’t own any machines?

    He'll knee his washing machine and become a Tide Fighter.

    #20 7 months ago

    I think you also need to wear a cape like Rick Wakeman from Yes.

    #21 7 months ago
    Quoted from drunkbaby:

    He'll knee his washing machine and become a Tide Fighter.

    HEYO!!!!!! Haha

    #22 7 months ago
    Quoted from jonesjb:

    So in Star Wars, I've realized it's easy to use my knee to jam down on the center action button to destroy Tie Fighters and turn the multiplier on and off.

    Am I the only one who would love to see this Kung Fu action on video? Put up a youtube video showing this technique-please!

    If someone stuck their knee on my Star Wars LE center action button, I would stick my fist in his face-just sayin

    Not sure it would be against the rules, but just not seen as acceptable behavior? Plus the whole challenge is to take your hands off flippers-risk v.s. reward.

    #23 7 months ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    I know. And if you can use your knee as fast as your hand, you must be one limber SOB. Haha

    Doing Muay Thai, ballet, yoga, and running has its benefits.

    #24 7 months ago

    I'd swap out your knee training time and work on nudging and trapping the ball so you can use your hand

    #25 7 months ago
    Quoted from jonesjb:

    Doing Muay Thai, ballet, yoga, and running has its benefits.

    If this is considered a benefit from doing that stuff, it’s still not worth it. Haha. I’ll stick to being lazy in my non pinball time, and using my hands to kill way more tie fighters than you during my pinball time. Haha.

    But seriously. Video pretty please.

    #26 7 months ago

    I cant wait to try this...

    #27 7 months ago

    I am throwing the red card out. Unfair advantage to us shorter players. Waaah.

    #28 7 months ago

    I don't know bro you could sustain some injuries with this technique. I would suggest getting some limited edition Colin Kaepernick knee pads, to avoid getting hurt.

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    #29 7 months ago

    I see no problem with it at all but if you hang a eco friendly tote bag like this from a
    leg mounted pin-gulp cup holder to empty your pockets and put your tele in I’m gonna raise hell!!!!

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    #30 7 months ago

    Nick the Dick from Bachelor Party can do this without either hand or either knee.

    “Is that the footlong?”

    “And then some.”

    #31 7 months ago
    Quoted from Silverballer:

    I am throwing the red card out. Unfair advantage to us shorter players. Waaah.

    There is always the chin.

    #32 7 months ago

    You shorter guys can just bang your forehead on the button. And women have a couple good options.

    #33 7 months ago

    Knee-bump for video. Show us your moves!

    #34 7 months ago

    @ short stuff: you can also cradle on one side and use the other hand ! This way you won't end up with a red forehead

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