(Topic ID: 102090)

How do you remain calm in heads up competition...


4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by jtreehorn
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    #1 4 years ago

    What techniques or strategies help you play your best in a tournament?

    #2 4 years ago

    I eat beef jerky while I'm playing, I swear it works for me. Lol

    #3 4 years ago

    Keep in mind that you're just doing a fun activity and the results really don't matter that much. It will lessen the pressure and you'll have a better time regardless of the outcome.

    #4 4 years ago

    Two drinks. One shot at a time. Try to tune out the Bon Jovi blaring in the background.

    #5 4 years ago

    I learned breathing techniques when I took pinball lessons from this guy Carl. It really helped me stay calm under pressure and it all around, upped my game. Well worth the $50/hr

    #6 4 years ago

    It gets easier with time. As others said, the outcome of a pinball game really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of life.

    #7 4 years ago
    Quoted from Shado1w:

    I eat beef jerky while I'm playing, I swear it works for me. Lol

    This actually makes sense. Kind of re-creates the casualness of a home environment.

    #8 4 years ago


    #9 4 years ago

    Pinball is like bowling. The perfect amount of booze to loosen you up, make you maybe a bit cocky, but not too much you get sloppy.

    #10 4 years ago

    close eyes and just FEEL.

    thatd be sweet but just FOCUS like crazy

    try to block outside stuff out and really pay attention what you are trying to accomplish

    Post edited by rollinover

    #11 4 years ago

    Try to make the first four shots, once that step is completed you can start to dial in and focus on where the big points are.

    #12 4 years ago

    I really hate to admit or even recommend it, but I'm going with booze as well. For me, at least, one carbomb, maybe two is the perfect amount. : P

    #13 4 years ago

    From an observer's perspective, a little bit of alcohol and a pair of headphones with some music in your ears seems to help a lot.

    #14 4 years ago

    Yeah, I tried the headphones seriously for the first time yesterday..


    Ball 1, no headphones - 1.5 million
    Ball 2, no headphones - 1.5 million
    Ball 3, with headphones, and a 20+ million point deficit against every other player in a four player game, during a single elimination round - THIRTY FIVE MILLION.

    #15 4 years ago

    I get the headphones for the in the zone part, but I hate not hearing the machine's feedback. Audio is part of my cues for knowing what's going on.

    #16 4 years ago

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