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The Canadian Pinhead Thread. What's Up?!


By Jeekayjay

5 years ago



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    #1751 3 years ago

    Well just jumped the border and returned with three pins! A secret service, riverboat gambler and a Hurricane. Time to take the wife out for an expensive dinner! LOL.

    #1752 3 years ago

    Does anyone in Regina (or nearby) have a Rom Burner I can borrow?

    #1753 3 years ago

    I had the pleasure of stopping in at Pokey's Pinball Cafe last night in Saskatoon. Got to meet Smokedog and play his great collection of games. If you are ever in the Saskatoon area it is a must stop. The games are maintained very well and he has a good selection from solid state to end era to modern machines. From what I have been told they have great food there too and it is all ages till 8:00pm. Got a chance to light up some scores and finally figured out how to play Star Wars!!! Thanks for a great night look forward to stopping by again if I am in town!!!

    #1754 3 years ago
    Quoted from bcrage88:

    I had the pleasure of stopping in at Pokey's Pinball Cafe last night in Saskatoon. Got to meet Smokedog and play his great collection of games. If you are ever in the Saskatoon area it is a must stop. The games are maintained very well and he has a good selection from solid state to end era to modern machines. From what I have been told they have great food there too and it is all ages till 8:00pm. Got a chance to light up some scores and finally figured out how to play Star Wars!!! Thanks for a great night look forward to stopping by again if I am in town!!!

    Was a pleasure to meet ya Derek! Next time bring the kiddos and have some eats. Next week we change the line up. I miss Metallica so it's coming back, along with LotR and Meteor.

    #1755 3 years ago

    When does pokey's open up it's 2nd location in Regina?!

    #1756 3 years ago
    Quoted from bcrage88:

    I had the pleasure of stopping in at Pokey's Pinball Cafe last night in Saskatoon. Got to meet Smokedog and play his great collection of games. If you are ever in the Saskatoon area it is a must stop. The games are maintained very well and he has a good selection from solid state to end era to modern machines. From what I have been told they have great food there too and it is all ages till 8:00pm. Got a chance to light up some scores and finally figured out how to play Star Wars!!! Thanks for a great night look forward to stopping by again if I am in town!!!

    What's your thoughts on Star Wars Derek? Rules, design?
    Pokey's wasn't open yet when I went last week so ended up down the street playing toaster's afmr.

    #1757 3 years ago

    Fun shooting game, but the code really doesn't entice you to do anything but pick R2D2 right now. They need to find a way to make the other modes as lucrative or tone down R2... Had lots of fun playing it is a dream theme for sure.

    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    What's your thoughts on Star Wars Derek? Rules, design?
    Pokey's wasn't open yet when I went last week so ended up down the street playing toaster's afmr.

    #1758 3 years ago

    Sure wish one would go on location in Edmonton, seems like a no brainer...

    #1759 3 years ago
    Quoted from libtech:

    Sure wish one would go on location in Edmonton, seems like a no brainer...

    Find me a location (all ages) space around some traffic and I’ll do it.

    #1760 3 years ago
    Quoted from puck:

    Find me a location (all ages) space around some traffic and I’ll do it.

    Not sure if they're still there but what about gateway lanes or reds? Any of the dollar theaters still have arcades?

    #1761 3 years ago
    Quoted from puck:

    Find me a location (all ages) space around some traffic and I’ll do it.

    Terwillegar Sports complex Centre, adults, kids everywhere

    #1762 3 years ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Not sure if they're still there but what about gateway lanes or reds? Any of the dollar theaters still have arcades?

    Last I saw earlier this year, Gateway Lanes had a Nascar, Transformers and Ghostbusters. GB was the only one playable. The others were turned on and taking money but had serious issues.

    #1763 3 years ago

    Yea Id buy one to route too, seems like a gold mine - especially as you mentioned it you found a family friendly spot.

    Ugg, I hate locations that dont take care of their games, went to red robin the other day, batman was unplayable and soo dirty, and met actually did play fine, but was also super dirty.

    #1764 3 years ago

    Anyone here going to Vancouver Flip Out? Im curious about a few things, would really appreciate, as Im on the other end of the country.

    Shoot me a PM.

    Thanks,

    #1765 3 years ago

    Have had a few people reach out to me from flip out.

    Thanks to those who messaged me

    No longer need assistance

    Cheers

    #1766 3 years ago

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    The hall strikes first!

    #1767 3 years ago
    Quoted from puck:

    The hall strikes first!

    Any of you guys wanna head down there next week and check it out sometime? Would be a lot more fun figuring it out with other people

    #1768 3 years ago
    Quoted from puck:

    The hall strikes first!

    I may have to drop by Denizen Hall tomorrow to take a gander & see what all the fuss is all about

    #1769 3 years ago
    Quoted from bcrage88:

    Fun shooting game, but the code really doesn't entice you to do anything but pick R2D2 right now. They need to find a way to make the other modes as lucrative or tone down R2... Had lots of fun playing it is a dream theme for sure.

    Luke will be more important when Lightsaber Duel is in the game.

    Rob

    #1770 3 years ago
    Quoted from aeonblack:

    Any of you guys wanna head down there next week and check it out sometime? Would be a lot more fun figuring it out with other people

    I'm in

    #1771 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I may have to drop by Denizen Hall tomorrow to take a gander & see what all the fuss is all about

    There is no real fuss other than that game is pretty lame .

    #1772 3 years ago
    Quoted from Lord_of_the_pins:

    There is no real fuss other than that game is pretty lame .

    Played a dozen games of Star Wars so far and didn't find the pin that much fun to play. Great theme but falls short so far. Maybe when the code updates it will play better?

    #1773 3 years ago

    When it gets out of beta with 1.0, hopefully sometime in 2018, it might improve some.

    #1774 3 years ago

    I'ld love to hear what you guys think of it, especially if you go as a group. I have played the one here and didn't enjoy it at all. I was by myself though and had no idea what I was meant to be doing. I guess that says a lot, it can't be good when it takes more than one person to enjoy. Maybe I should search for info online and try again. I went twice already maybe third time's the charm.

    #1775 3 years ago

    I saw that post, I am definitely looking forward to taking Star Wars for a spin in the near future.

    #1776 3 years ago

    Anyone have an Earthshaker in the Calgary area?

    #1777 3 years ago

    I'm looking for a Corvette pinball in the Ottawa area.

    #1778 3 years ago
    Quoted from aeonblack:

    Any of you guys wanna head down there next week and check it out sometime? Would be a lot more fun figuring it out with other people

    What are you doing sat night? Familys out of town, so I was going to swing by there for a few hours after work

    #1779 3 years ago
    Quoted from Lord_of_the_pins:

    There is no real fuss other than that game is pretty lame .

    Good thing we all don't like the same things.

    If you liked GoT, you will enjoy Star Wars. Fast, furious, with a lot going on. Tons of different ways to attack the pin. Shoots great.

    As an OP, it's fantastic. Performing very well.

    #1780 3 years ago

    I think Jordan and I might go over Saturday night

    #1781 3 years ago
    Quoted from libtech:

    What are you doing sat night? Familys out of town, so I was going to swing by there for a few hours after work

    I can probably swing that, text me when you're gonna head down there.

    #1782 3 years ago
    Quoted from smokedog:

    Good thing we all don't like the same things.
    If you liked GoT, you will enjoy Star Wars. Fast, furious, with a lot going on. Tons of different ways to attack the pin. Shoots great.
    As an OP, it's fantastic. Performing very well.

    I love playing GOTLE,SW not so much.
    Seems to be heavily played on the left side only for me.

    #1783 3 years ago

    Anybody in Edmonton thinking of ordering from Marcos in the near future? I need some springs and compression rings but can't justify the shipping cost associated with a 10$ US order.

    If anyone is interested in a shared order let me know....

    #1784 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Anybody in Edmonton thinking of ordering from Marcos in the near future? I need some springs and compression rings but can't justify the shipping cost associated with a 10$ US order.
    If anyone is interested in a shared order let me know....

    Disregard.....someone local reached out to me and we made an order this afternoon.

    Thank you

    #1785 3 years ago

    I forgot to mention....

    CTV Edmonton news at 6PM (MST) tonight will have a story about pinball culture in the city. (from collecting to league nights)

    Check it out if you get CTV Edmonton

    #1786 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I forgot to mention....
    CTV Edmonton news at 6PM (MST) tonight will have a story about pinball culture in the city. (from collecting to league nights)
    Check it out if you get CTV Edmonton

    Well there goes all the great deals for older pins around Edmonton

    #1787 3 years ago

    It was just on ctv news Regina as well!

    #1788 3 years ago

    We are already getting email inquiries about registration for league. Great story was glad to be a part of it.

    #1789 3 years ago

    Here's a link to the story for those who missed it.....

    http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1220911

    #1790 3 years ago

    That's my old Hobbit, small world. 5 of those crappy high scores are mine.

    #1791 3 years ago

    they never threw the dreaded "pinball wizard " in there !

    #1792 3 years ago
    Quoted from bcrage88:

    We are already getting email inquiries about registration for league. Great story was glad to be a part of it.

    Awesome! I heard about the feature on the radio during my drive home. I'm glad the word is getting out there

    #1793 3 years ago

    He said we can never lose money on pins yay!

    #1794 3 years ago

    Oh, that must be why my neighbor was in my garage asking me questions about pinball. It just seemed so random.

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    #1795 3 years ago

    So our Calgary Pinball league started back up for its 3rd season this week. We've grown so much we've had to split the group into 2 nights! I believe I heard we are sitting at 80+ members, which was rumored to be the largest Pinball league in Canada!

    I'd be interested to hear from some folks in other leagues around Canada to hear about your league growth over the last couple years, and what sorts of events you have planned, Open tournaments, etc.

    #1796 3 years ago
    Quoted from JoshODBrown:

    So our Calgary Pinball league started back up for its 3rd season this week. We've grown so much we've had to split the group into 2 nights! I believe I heard we are sitting at 80+ members, which was rumored to be the largest Pinball league in Canada!
    I'd be interested to hear from some folks in other leagues around Canada to hear about your league growth over the last couple years, and what sorts of events you have planned, Open tournaments, etc.

    We're the biggest league regardless of people. I'm shocked Dan's head fits through the door some nights, lol.

    #1797 3 years ago
    Quoted from TBatti:

    We're the biggest league regardless of people. I'm shocked Dan's head fits through the door some nights, lol.

    I am the legend Tony,lol

    #1798 3 years ago
    Quoted from pingod:

    I am the legend Tony,lol

    I hope we can meet up again. I'll try not to have stone cold flipper fingers.

    #1799 3 years ago
    Quoted from TBatti:

    I hope we can meet up again. I'll try not to have stone cold flipper fingers.

    Always fun playing you Tony,that's all that matters

    #1800 3 years ago

    When I get matched up vs JK, Doug and yourself I seem to try too hard to make things happen and play worse. lol. I'll practice against my kids at least they can beat you. lol. Always fun, yes.

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