Is pinball biased against left-handed people?

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Is pinball biased against left-handed people?


By uptownsinclair

3 years ago



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    #51 3 years ago

    Nothing here to see

    #52 3 years ago

    I wonder if plunge-strength based skill shots (Orthanc tower, Pinbot vortex, etc) are easier for righties than lefties?

    #53 3 years ago

    I think Tron is a game that would favor left handed people. The upper flipper on the left hand side tends to throw me off being right handed. It takes timing and skill to hit it and seems like it would be easier for left handed player?

    #54 3 years ago

    I am left handed and would always be better shooting the upper flipper on the right side due to the amount of practice I have had with it... idk.. I really don't think I'm unable to pull a shooter rod any less effectively with my right hand, if you know what I mean.

    #55 3 years ago

    Seeing that there's a trend with being Transgender or Transracial, I've decided to be "Transhanded".
    I will no longer go by the name "Lefty". I am now calling myself "Righty" as I will now be playing pinball right-handed.
    I have resigned as president of the L.U.S.T. chapter (Lefthanders Under Suppressive Tyranny)

    I'll be appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair and interviewed by the Today show.

    Please don't judge me

    #56 3 years ago
    Quoted from Aladdin:

    Seeing that there's a trend with being Transgender or Transracial, I've decided to be "Transhanded".
    I will no longer go by the name "Lefty". I am now calling myself "Righty" as I will now be playing pinball right-handed.
    I have resigned as president of the L.U.S.T. chapter (Lefthanders Under Suppressive Tyranny)
    I'll be appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair and interviewed by the Today show.
    Please don't judge me

    Fair enough, but as a left-handed person living in a right-handed world, I will expect you to "check your privilege".

    For example, it's legal to make a RIGHT turn on a red light but not a LEFT!! Sure, sometimes it says "No turn on red" which is obviously just a token gesture to shut us up.

    #57 3 years ago

    Hmmm...never thought aboot it.

    Right handed people that is...foul creatures.

    #58 3 years ago

    I am a lefty as well and I am pretty certain that I would suck at pinball if I was right handed as much as I do left handed. I do agree that working on pinballs is easier for the lefty than the righty.

    #59 3 years ago

    Yeah it really messes up my playing. I had to make a special mod to make my machines left handed friendly.

    #60 3 years ago

    I also can't use computer keyboards or pianos...

    #61 3 years ago

    I always thought a lefty would feel as if someone else is playing the game, a rather new and exciting experience.

    #62 3 years ago

    lefty's are in their right mind!

    #63 3 years ago

    I'm right handed and typically have a much easier time hitting left orbits than right orbits. No clue if it has anything to do with being right hand dominant.

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    #64 3 years ago

    I'm a lefty and have noticed that the left flipper on every game that I've ever played is weaker than the right. This is blatant discrimination.

    #65 3 years ago
    Quoted from uptownsinclair:

    As a right-handed person I'm curious if left handed people feel games are designed and laid-out for right-handed people?

    I've always felt masturbation was laid out for left-handed people.

    #66 3 years ago

    There IS bias! I learned this from... ahem... JPOP.

    Since most people are righties, they'll want to use the right flipper button, which is why the "main toy" is usually in the center or slightly to the left. Almost never on the right (left flipper shot)

    #67 3 years ago

    I bet most pinball software guys are left handed. As the right brain controls this type of thinking.

    #68 3 years ago

    Don't know if there is any intentional bias one way or the other towards lefties or righties in general concerning playfield layout design, but as a lefty, when a game has a 3rd flipper, I like it better when it's on the left side (like on Tron).

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