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Future Spa Club - Come on in the water is warm!


By Xenon75

5 years ago



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#37 5 years ago
Quoted from Crispin:

If anyone knows of someone else who would like to join the club I have my Future Spa up in the market
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/ad/13286

Tempted, but alas - no room.

I love the completely insane artwork on this pin. Delightful 80's tacky.

#39 5 years ago
Quoted from Crispin:

No worries pinster I'm officially out of the club. Get ready to welcome your new member Whysnow!

Half of me says "good for him", the other half says "that mother effer stole it from me ... It was mine! mine! mine!".

Ah, the sad addiction that is pinball...

All the best Whysnow.

3 years later
#115 1 year ago

Welp ... I’m now a Future Spa owner ... but since I’m moving in the next week I had to put it right into storage with the rest of my game room stuff...

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#187 5 months ago

After a year in storage my FS is set up and playing great. No pics yet. Only thing that needs attention is a non-working ball save gate, but I’m fine without it for now.

Anyone have an apron spare? Mine is absolutely trashed ... flaking beyond recognition.

2 months later
#188 3 months ago

Had a great day at the Spa this morning. My high score to date, 3 ball, and with a non-functioning save gate.

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#193 18 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

They reset at the end of each ball.

+1. They stay down so that you can shoot for the Extra Ball, Then Special, Then the 20,000 point award.

#194 18 days ago

Sanity check here ... does everyone have their gate in the left lanes set correctly?

At the start of the ball there should be two outlanes on the left: the second and third lanes; the gate to the right making the third lane an outlane.

If you score the T or U targets in the top lanes the gate "opens" (shift counter clockwise) so that the left third lane becomes and inlane. Lane two still a drain.

I point this out because in the PAPA tournament video Bowen Kerins mentions (at about 2:40) that hitting the T or U makes it so all left lanes are saves/inlanes.

Mine was incorrect as well ... now fixed.

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#198 17 days ago

While my Future Spa is playing great it’s in need of a complete shop & detailing...

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#199 17 days ago

Stripped the topside, minus the pops... and all underside bits that stick up ... switch contacts, slingshot, kickback, etc. they will all be buffed pretty.
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#200 17 days ago

All the smaller metal bits went into the ultrasonic cleaner. Larger bits are getting shined up on the high speed buffer. And then the polishing began...

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Wrapped up tonight with some bits reinstalled. Much cleaner now. Artwork is near complete, and there’s a full playfield mylar that will be staying ... no clearcoat ... keeping it original.

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#201 17 days ago

I never get tired of the cheap thrill of polishing screw heads. The high speed buffer does wonders ... and Future Spa deserves a little bling.

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#203 16 days ago

Almost back together... working on flipper, kickback, and slingshot mechs at the moment.

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#204 15 days ago

All back together, minus the apron which will need a major overhaul due to flaking. I’ll circle back with photos on that when the time comes.

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#205 11 days ago

Apron was worse than I thought after a light rub under water to remove any loose flakes...

I dunno ... what do you think? :-O

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#207 11 days ago
Quoted from Electronmagic:

Just a little touch-up and you're there.
The playfield looks fantastic though.

I had hopes ... alas, it’s looking like a decal until Mirf makes repro aprons.

Thanks for the playfield compliments ... something to be said for full playfield mylars. They can be shined up nice and kept stock versus going the CPR route.

Added 8 days ago:

Btw, it’s Merf, not Mirf. In case you’re not familiar they make amazing repro aprons.

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#211 2 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

I've had 2 Future Spas in the last 2 years and neither one had issues with the apron paint.[quoted image]

I'm thinking that's a California thing. Just like how cars don't rust there...

Now if that little old lady from Pasadena had a Future Spa for sale....

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