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Fear of Nudging

By Luk3

2 years ago


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    #51 2 years ago

    I will admit to the fear of nudging. I have been afraid of the dreaded Tilt, esp. when I have a good scoring game going. But having watched games being played on Twitch and others online. I realized I need to step up my game. Now that I have watched the above videos, I get how it works. I have my game on those rubber coasters on concrete. I have experimented with nudging. I dropped the Tilt all the way down. It seems like my game is bolted to the floor. I have wondered about loosening up the leg bolts to get it to be a little more flexible. I had added already those larger corner brackets on the inside and outside of the cabinet. Don't want to make it too wobbly though. I found that the machines on those rubber coasters on a tile floor at the arcade moved better with nudges.

    #52 2 years ago

    I have the rubber feet on my games, for several reasons.

    Floor is vinyl tile on concrete. Was tired of every little nudge moving the game. I like them to stay lined up just so.

    My shoulders were getting messed up from over-nudging, and then moving the game back. Now I get some wiggle, but the game stays put.

    The rubber feet being there taught me very quickly not to nudge too hard and especially not to rage tilt. That game ain't moving, so don't _really_ screw up your shoulders by overreacting like that!

    #53 2 years ago

    You do not have to be able to move/slide the game. You can nudge perfectly with those rubberfeet on concrete, you just shouldn't slide it in this case.
    Please do not loosen up the leg bolts!

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    #54 2 years ago
    Quoted from Anony:

    "cheating". It's like these people forget these machines are designed to take your quarters. The tilt bob is there for this exact reason, so as long as you're not activating tilt you're not cheating in my books. (assuming not competition play of course)

    Is nudging not allowed in competition play? It’s something that’s such a large part of the game that I assumed it would be.

    #55 2 years ago
    Quoted from thekiyote:

    Is nudging not allowed in competition play? It’s something that’s such a large part of the game that I assumed it would be.

    Typically yes. But a tournament director can pretty much make any rules they want.

    #56 2 years ago

    Yes, nudging is allowed in tournament play. Death Saves and Bang Backs are not. TDs can also put in other rules, though that seems rare. One instance I have seen is if the machine is slid into the one next to it, that's a DQ.

    #57 2 years ago

    I too suffer from the phobea of "Pin Nudging".
    Is there a place I can go to seek help?
    What has helped for me, I have started to overcome my anxiety by playing games that are designed to be nudged. Mostly older games with an outlane gate like Centaur. Give it a shot, its very satisfying!

    #58 2 years ago
    Quoted from Viggin900:

    I too suffer from the phobea of "Pin Nudging".
    Is there a place I can go to seek help?
    What has helped for me, I have started to overcome my anxiety by playing games that are designed to be nudged. Mostly older games with an outlane gate like Centaur. Give it a shot, its very satisfying!

    Just come over my house. We can give ‘em hell!!

    #59 2 years ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Just come over my house. We can give ‘em hell!!

    Sounds like a good way to get over my "PNS" "Pinball Nudge Syndrom". Its so embarressing, I hate to play in tournaments because of it.

    #60 2 years ago
    Quoted from Tophervette:

    I have wondered about loosening up the leg bolts to get it to be a little more flexible.

    DO NOT do this under ANY circumstances. Doing this would increase possible damage to your machine not to mention it is VERY DANGEROUS to persons should the leg brackets give way or even if a leg should crumple.

    Dumb idea to never by actioned - EVER!

    #61 2 years ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    This thread is the beast that’s been created in the era of 10K+ machines and collectors. I’m not proud of it, but my buddies and I used to beat the shit out of the W/B games at the arcades in the 90’s. Slam tilting seemed to be the norm rather than the exception. If we didn’t break them, nothing will.

    Ha, pretty sure they did break and why a routed game cost less.

    #62 2 years ago
    Quoted from RyanStl:

    Ha, pretty sure they did break....

    Nope, not really

    #63 2 years ago

    One of the great all-time "nudgers" with slingshots on the TOP sides of that fat center plastic to get points around the top horseshoe.
    Always a good time and a classic stress-reliever.
    Nudge away!

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    #64 2 years ago
    Quoted from twoplays25c:

    One of the great all-time "nudgers" with slingshots on the TOP sides of that fat center plastic to get points around the top horseshoe.
    Always a good time and a classic stress-reliever.
    Nudge away!
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    Awsome hat.......

    #65 2 years ago
    Quoted from pins4u:

    DO NOT do this under ANY circumstances. Doing this would increase possible damage to your machine not to mention it is VERY DANGEROUS to persons should the leg brackets give way or even if a leg should crumple.
    Dumb idea to never by actioned - EVER!

    Meh, loosening them a little is a long ways from being about to fall off.

    I'd opine that the main risk is the leg cutting into the side art.

    Anyways, thanks to the backbox weight, one front leg can be completely off and the game will still stand on the remaining three.

    This was all typed out in devil's advocate mode, though. It is still not a good idea to have loose leg bolts!

    #66 2 years ago

    I’m finding one of my main issues is keeping the balls out of the danger zone by nudging prior to the ball going there.

    Like In JP I’ll get the ball to bounce off the slingshot once or twice directly into the left drain and I could have prevented that prior. Im finding that is one of the most troubling spots of my game and I feel if I was nudging properly and at the right times prior then it wouldn’t put me in those spots.

    That is one thing I notice watching good players, they rarely put themselves in those situations to begin with. The problem is they make it look so easy to do so so it’s hard to learn from them since it all seems so natural lol.

    #67 2 years ago

    Yep. That’s the most important thing to learn about nudging. Once you get really good at it, you’re almost never nudging when the ball is in danger but doing it to keep it out of danger. Just takes tons of practice so you can memorize on each game what shots or misses tend to put the ball in danger.

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