(Topic ID: 259300)

How much time do you spend on pinball?


By cyberslunk

13 days ago



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#1 13 days ago

I'm curious how much of your typical day/week is consumed by pinball - whether it be reading stuff on Pinside, working on games, or just playing pinball. I don't have many hobbies and am trying to grow my career but find myself pretty consumed by pinball. I spend a lot of time on Pinside reading posts and a lot of time at night playing when I should probably do more productive things. Are any of you able to keep your pin addiction in check and actually focus on other things? Has anything in your life taken a hit?

#2 13 days ago

For me, between playing and spending time on Pinside, I estimate I average an hour a day on pinball.

#3 13 days ago

Not enough to get them all fixed lol

#4 13 days ago

too

#5 13 days ago

I'd say on an average day I probably spend a couple of hours either reading stuff on pinside, playing, or searching for the next game (even though I really don't need another one). It's my only hobby so spending a bit of time on it each day doesn't really affect anything else in my life that should get my time. Like all things in life - balance is the key. Hmm, maybe I missed my calling as a philosopher - nah

#6 13 days ago

Prob 2 hours a day. To me, it's not a prob if other stuff doesnt get done

#7 13 days ago

It comes in spurts for me. Sometimes I'll play for a couple of hours one night, sometimes none. I play in about 1/2 of our local leagues and tournaments.

Probably about 10 hours per week on average.

#8 13 days ago

About an hour a day. More in winter.
Steve

#9 13 days ago

Most of my free time between playing, reading, fixing, and watching twitch/youtube, so maybe 4-6 hours a day. Still finding time to exercise/lift and do housework, so it's all good. I just need to make more time for movies again. So many big ones the last few years (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, The Lighthouse, Parasite, Joker, Knives Out, etc.) I've never gotten around to.

#10 13 days ago

if I add checking out the classifieds,[ looking for that next bargain machine] at least 2 hours

#11 13 days ago

Playfield swaps, fixing games, looking at schematics, Pinside, r.g.p, playing, leagues, etc., about 26 hours a day.

But seriously. Too much.

#12 9 days ago

If it weren't for Pinside that I read at work, less than an hour a day. Kinda fallen out of love with it for the moment.

#13 9 days ago

Spent late in the day yesterday tearing down Judge Dredd, then finished the day playing other machines that are up and running.

So as many hours as I have nothing else to do, which is a lot.

#14 3 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

If it weren't for Pinside that I read at work, less than an hour a day. Kinda fallen out of love with it for the moment.

May I ask why? I think with any hobby it kinda comes and goes. I was always like this with music and video games. Sometimes I'm all about them, sometimes I don't care. But it's always come back.

#15 3 days ago

In the past few months, hardly spent any time with my pins. Thinking that I only played 5 of them for less than 20 minutes.

#16 3 days ago

I play around 2-4 days a week at a location, for around 3 hours minimum each day. So the low is 6 hours, the high is 12 hours

#17 2 days ago

Used to play at a couple locations almost every week. Games at home rarely need work and probably only turn them on a few times a month.. If I had to put an average hour amount on it 8-12 hours a month which is dwindling.

Work has me close to 65hours each week now. All work and no play is making tommy a dull boy.

#18 2 days ago

Pinball is my current "special interest" (obsession) after a lifelong obsession with video games coming to an end. My problem is that with this obsession it literally dominates all my thoughts, I spend every free minute playing or reading about pinball. It's just immensely satisfying to deep dive into a subject, especially one as rich as pinball. The problem is this comes as a detriment to trying to advance my career. My special interest is much more interesting and important to me even though I know it shouldn't be this way. I wish I worked in the pinball industry but that seems almost impossible.

#20 2 days ago

if I have a new project come in I will spend 20+ hours in a weekend on getting it going and shopped out.

Average 10 hours probably

#21 2 days ago

12 to 14 hours a day dedicated to various pinball adventures.

LTG : )

#22 2 days ago
Quoted from cyberslunk:

Pinball is my current "special interest" (obsession) after a lifelong obsession with video games coming to an end. My problem is that with this obsession it literally dominates all my thoughts, I spend every free minute playing or reading about pinball. It's just immensely satisfying to deep dive into a subject, especially one as rich as pinball. The problem is this comes as a detriment to trying to advance my career. My special interest is much more interesting and important to me even though I know it shouldn't be this way. I wish I worked in the pinball industry but that seems almost impossible.

your not alone, I'm the same, I'm constantly fighting with myself, trying to tell myself I don't need another machine, then checking the classifieds to see if there is a new listing & when I buy lunch or dinner I say "hey I could use that money for a new pinball machine"

#23 2 days ago

If my boss asks, hardly any
if my wife asks, too much
but since YOU asked, not enough!

#24 2 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

If my boss asks, hardly any
if my wife asks, too much
but since YOU asked, not enough!

#25 2 days ago
Quoted from Andy1:

your not alone, I'm the same, I'm constantly fighting with myself, trying to tell myself I don't need another machine, then checking the classifieds to see if there is a new listing & when I buy lunch or dinner I say "hey I could use that money for a new pinball machine"

Haha, I wish I had that problem - I'm too broke to even afford a machine

#26 2 days ago

Maybe an hour or two each week.

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