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At what age did you discover pinball and how? (Poll added)


By Pinballlew

5 months ago



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    “How old were you when you discovered and became interested in the Silver Ball?”

    • Zero to 10 years old 113 votes
      47%
    • 10 to 20 years old 81 votes
      33%
    • 20 to 30 years old 18 votes
      7%
    • 30 to 40 years old 22 votes
      9%
    • 40 to 50 years old 6 votes
      2%
    • 50 to 60 years old 1 vote
    • 60+ 2 votes
      1%

    (243 votes)

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    #29 5 months ago

    At the age of 13 at Grand Casino in either Gulf Shores or Biloxi. The arcade there was MASSIVE, and they had 15+ pins. Saw a Jurassic Park pin, and I loved seeing the dino eat the ball. I had tried to play Police Force and Whirlwind, but JP was the one that opened the door for me. Didn't play much again until 1995 at a place called QZar, and in the lobby they had an AFM. After that, I knew one day I'd get into the hobby. Fast forward to 2012, got my EE degree and commission in the Air Force, and I finally had the income to start getting games and begin the plunge into the hobby!

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