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Is Pinball your only hobby?


By littlecammi

6 years ago



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    #101 6 years ago

    Gosh, I didn't realize we were such an esoteric group!

    Piano teacher
    Trumpet
    Violin
    Gardening
    Gourd Carving
    Model Making (painting them, not "MAKING" them)
    Taekwondo
    Blue Birds and Bats (the mammal kind)
    Restoring antiques of any kind

    #102 6 years ago
    Quoted from Av8:

    Fishing baseball and flying.

    It's been years since I flew my plane down to Florida for vacation.

    Looks like we have a lot in common.

    #103 6 years ago

    hanging out with my 3 dogs, gardening, pinball (fixing, playing, and collecting), wakesurfing (boating with the main thing lately being wakesurfing), doin dirty things to my wife, getting lit every once in a while, and more pinball.

    oh yeah>> and working on the house (currently restoring a 1932 built SEARS house)

    #104 6 years ago

    Golf. Attempting to go past hobby stage though.

    #105 6 years ago
    Quoted from smokey_789:

    Gosh, I didn't realize we were such an esoteric group!
    Piano teacher
    Trumpet
    Violin
    Gardening
    Gourd Carving
    Model Making (painting them, not "MAKING" them)
    Taekwondo
    Blue Birds and Bats (the mammal kind)
    Restoring antiques of any kind

    PM sent!

    #106 6 years ago

    Golf

    Drinking

    Mind altering substances

    Drinking and or mind altering substances whilst playing golf or pinball.

    #107 6 years ago

    Poker is tied with pinball as my primary pursuit. Nice to have one hobby pay for the other. I won't bore anyone here with details.

    Microbrews. I don't drink a lot, but I like to try a wide variety of interesting craft beers. At any given time there are a couple dozen to choose from in the fridge, and some overflow and/or rare stuff in the "cellar," aka spare bedroom closet.

    Sneakers. I wouldn't say I'm a sneaker collector, because that implies hoarding rare unworn kicks, chasing limited releases (sound familiar?), and just general douchebaggery. I wear all of my shoes.

    Screen printed posters (concerts, movies, and unlicensed art prints). Unfortunately, the limited edition speculator market bullcrap is central to this hobby too. I don't care what's rare and/or valuable; I frame & hang stuff that looks good to me.

    #108 6 years ago

    Pinball
    Collecting Wacky Packages
    Boating with the family and friends at Lake of the Ozarks

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    #109 6 years ago

    My hobbies:

    Being a husband
    Being a dad
    Working out
    Playing pinball when I can squeeze in a game

    #110 6 years ago

    Playing golf a few times a week and hunting in fall and winter. Pinball is my inside activity. Wish I was good a one of them. Oh well at least I enjoy them.

    #111 6 years ago
    Quoted from VolunteerPin:

    My hobbies:
    Being a husband
    Being a dad
    Working out
    Playing pinball when I can squeeze in a game

    I like the way this guy thinks!

    #112 6 years ago

    also forgot::

    disc golf and a few phish shows each year are another hobby of mine

    #113 6 years ago

    Family
    Watching son play sports
    Snowmobiles
    Pinball
    Golf
    Quads
    Poker and Drinking with friends

    #114 6 years ago

    Collecting Wacky Packages

    Do you have the first series? I still have all my Wackys and Odd Rods that I bought with my paper route money. Nice!

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    #115 6 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Do you have the first series? I still have all my Wackys and Odd Rods that I bought with my paper route money. Nice!

    I have all the Wackys series 1 thru 15 and about half of the 16th series which is the most valuable.

    Those Odd Rod cards are cool!

    #116 6 years ago
    Quoted from txstargazer3:

    Astronomy and collecting Karakuri Japanese Trick (puzzle) Boxes.

    I have a trick box. Never knew it was a Karakuri (translates to "mechanical") box. Must get more of these. Very cool.

    #117 6 years ago

    My old primary hobby was motorbikes. Still have other hobbies but my primary is pinball. The wife and I are traveling more. You might say I'd sell some pins to finance travel ... but fortunately I don't need to at this point.

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    #118 6 years ago

    Used to really be into cars. Loved fixing them up. but after buying a home, priorties changes and just wanted something fun that I never had to work on. Bought a CTS-V. Love it! but I no longer race, autoX, upgrade, or any of that other stuff... just drive it.

    Hobbies now.. probably in order are:

    1.) Golf
    2.) Cooking
    3.) Home Improvements (my wife might not agree with this one as I took the best room in the house and turned it into a game room)
    4.) Pinball
    5.) Keeping up with all my sports teams. (Cinci Reds, Cinci Bengals, Kentucky Basketball, F1, fantasy football)
    6.) Music: Had a whole room dedicated to my photography and music. 2 accoustic guitars, 1 classic, 1 electric, piano, drums, recording equipment, vinal player and collection) Room was disassembeled for higher ranking pinball at this point in my life, more people enjoy it and can all participate. Guitars are still there though.
    7.) Gardening

    #119 6 years ago
    Quoted from jrivelli:

    Golf. Attempting to go past hobby stage though.

    It becomes an addiction. Once I joined a country club it also adds an additional need to play more so you get your moneys worth.

    #120 6 years ago

    I collect 80's toys, mostly Transformers.

    #122 6 years ago

    Is pinside a hobby?

    #123 6 years ago

    I collect dust around the house

    #124 6 years ago

    I also collect Bills.... almost Daily

    i think the post man thinks i enjoy them

    #125 6 years ago

    Pinball is up there for me, but I also have:

    Arcade games
    Waverunners
    81 Delorean
    Gym
    Hockey used to be before I blew out both knees
    House repairs
    Oh, and seeking women.

    #126 6 years ago

    1) Wife and kids
    2) Work
    3) Guitars
    4) Snow skiing
    5) Cars
    6) Photogaphy
    ...and these...

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    #127 6 years ago

    I must confess...Pinball is my second love. Record collecting has and always will be the first when it comes to hobbies. I have around 10,000 pieces of vinyl. Mostly left-of-center, underground stuff from the 70's and 80's. I have collected vintage guitars and Italian motor scooters in the past...not so much, anymore

    #128 6 years ago
    Quoted from jazzmaster:

    Record collecting has and always will be the first when it comes to hobbies. I have around 10,000 pieces of vinyl. Mostly left-of-center, underground stuff from the 70's and 80's.

    Nice! I neglected to mention in my post that I'm also something of a vinyl snob, but not in that large a quantity. I'm into anything from '70s disco & power pop to '80s new wave, synthpop & metal, '90s alternative, post-2k indie pop, electro, Italo disco. Love having a vintage jukebox full of modern 7" singles.

    #129 6 years ago

    Movie Poster Collection (40's-50's sci fi)
    Films
    Publishing
    Pinball
    Books/Models/Toys
    Drums
    Original Art
    Cigars
    Guns
    Juke Box/Slot Machines

    #130 6 years ago

    SCUBA diving

    #131 6 years ago

    Other current interests for me besides pinball:
    * canoeing & kayaking (I'm in a local paddle club)
    * hiking (also in LA Hiking Club)
    * camping occasionally when the weather is nice & cool
    * bowling once a week for an hr w/ girlfriend
    * watching sports on tv, and sometimes go to an event
    * listening to music
    * started playing Scrabble again
    * hanging out on Pinside

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    #132 6 years ago

    That^^^^ sure is perty!

    #133 6 years ago


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    #134 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    * canoeing & kayaking (I'm in a local paddle club)

    Are you also on paddling.net? I used to hang out there a lot. Lately, not so much.

    -Pinball
    -Golf
    -Billiards
    -Sim-racing
    -Fishing (LMB or panfish)
    -Darts
    -Video Games (gotten pretty removed from this, but still dabble)
    -Woodworking
    -Electronics in general
    -Sports (spectating)
    -Drinking (during any/all of the other activities)

    #135 6 years ago

    Water Volleyball
    16mm Film Collecting (mostly Laurel & Hardy films from the 30's and obscure 80's TV shows)
    Car - 1994 Spartan II
    Film Production
    Film Special Effects
    Arcade Video Game Collecting/Restoration
    Web Page Design
    T-Shirt Printing
    Pinball Art Collection
    Pinball Flyer Collection
    I'm sure there's more but that's all I got right now...

    #136 6 years ago

    Collect game consoles. As of last count:

    Odyssey^2, Atari 2600, Atari 7200, Atari Jaguar, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Virtual Boy, GBA x2, DS x2, 3DSx1, 3DS XL x2, Gamecube, Wii x2, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn, Phillips CD-i (with a bunch of full version demo-unit-only cd games!), Turbographix-16 w/CD attachment (NOT a Duo), PS1, PSOne, PStwo, PS3, Xbox 360, Commodore 64, Neo Geo Pocket.

    #137 6 years ago

    I used to be really into European cars (03 GTI 20th Anniversary, 02 Audi TT) used to auto-X, go to the track etc.) but that was a big money suck when I got totaled by a drunk on the highway, so I gave it up.

    My first love will always be aquarium fish (Freshwater, generally South American fish, plants etc). I've got about 1100 gallons of water in the basement. Breeding/ raising dwarf cichlids, tetras, catfsh....)

    Pinball...I play several times a week at the local pinball bar, we do a league a few times a year as well.

    Video games. My brother and I are selling all of our arcades for more pinballs. I have NES (top loader and regular) Genesis, SNES, 3D0, 64, Dreamcast, PS2, 360, Gamecube and a ton of games to go with them all.

    I think, for me, pinball is more of an addiction than it is a hobby...Hell, I gave up drinking, but still go to the pinball bar several times a week. Gets me a lot more credits, that's for sure!

    Adam

    #138 6 years ago
    Quoted from awarner:

    16mm Film Collecting (mostly Laurel & Hardy films from the 30's and obscure 80's TV shows)

    Wow! I used to have a BIG collection of 16mm films. (at least 40 L&H shorts and features...still hard to beat Way Out West for laughs!) Also lots of Warner Bros cartoons!

    #139 6 years ago
    Quoted from awarner:

    Film Production
    Film Special Effects
    ..

    I love your films! Keep them coming.

    Are you working on any new films to release soon?

    #140 6 years ago

    Golf
    Snowmobiling
    Hockey, ( play and watch )
    Gaming
    Used to be into dual sport bikes years back as well.

    #141 6 years ago
    Quoted from ronlisa:

    I love your films! Keep them coming.
    Are you working on any new films to release soon?

    We hope to have "Pins and Vids Episode V: Crazy Cats Strike Back" ready for Pinball Expo. We'll have interviews with Python Anghelo and Mike Pacak and the usual surprises.

    I'm also trying to compile the video that they take at Pinball Expo seminars into something in a watchable time format. I have 2012 and 2011 to go through - about 25 hrs. raw footage for each year! If I can get a nice 2 hour video out of each year I'd be real happy. Huge job!

    #142 6 years ago

    Sci-Fi
    Boardgames
    Martial arts
    Rugby
    Skiing
    Movies & Series (including Fringe... hence my Avatar)
    Stamp collecting
    Travelling

    #143 6 years ago

    Pinball
    Lego collecting (my collection is over $3k)
    Vinyl records
    Baseball and Football cards

    #144 6 years ago

    I design and build movie and game related art pieces. My latest projects are an R2D2 Kegerator and a Victorian arcade/time machine.

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    #145 6 years ago

    Saigas...
    Samurai Swords
    Screen Printing/Graphic arts.
    Oh, and Saigas...

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    #146 6 years ago
    Quoted from VolunteerPin:

    My hobbies:
    Being a husband
    Being a dad
    Working out
    Playing pinball when I can squeeze in a game

    Those first two are so rewarding but so time consuming, atleast that my excuse for NOT working out.
    Operating a business takes up the rest of the time for me.

    #147 6 years ago
    Quoted from Magic_Mike:

    I like the way this guy thinks!

    Thanks! If a hobby is something you really enjoy and spend a lot of time doing, then being a family man is the greatest 'hobby' I can think of. Pinball is simply one more avenue to enjoy my ultimate 'hobby' with.

    #148 6 years ago
    Quoted from Slaymetender:

    I design and build movie and game related art pieces. My latest projects are an R2D2 Kegerator and a Victorian arcade/time machine.

    I love the kegerator!

    #149 6 years ago
    Quoted from doughslingers:

    Those first two are so rewarding but so time consuming, atleast that my excuse for NOT working out.
    Operating a business takes up the rest of the time for me.

    Yeah, my business keeps me really busy too. If I don't work out at lunch (which I try to block my time around) it simply doesn't happen. Early mornings I guess would work but I hate working out first thing. I'd rather have some coffee and some quiet time to myself in the AM's.

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