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Is this the next (or final) phase for a pinhead?


By Russell

2 years ago



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    #101 2 years ago
    Quoted from Russell:

    Recently, I seem to have fallen out of love with the hobby. I can’t decide if this is just temporary, represents a new phase of my pinball hobby, or if I’m just done and in denial.
    I think maybe I had accumulated too many pins (was up to 14), and the fact that they are basically unplayed except for myself and the occasional party seems wasteful.
    Maybe it’s just the cumulative effect of multiple small disappointments with the hobby lately.
    For example:
    I recently bought an Escalera, which was super expensive, and it turns out I can’t use it for my stairs, so that was disappointing.
    I didn’t get into Pinburgh, which was becoming a fun ritual each year, that is sort of disappointing.
    Other stuff...no interest in recent themes. Bailed on Houdini, no interest in POTC, lukewarm on Alice Cooper, and trying hard to balance my interest in KME’s first design and the terrible theme. No interest in any of the upcoming rumored themes (Toy Story!?!) Just not excited.
    Whatever, maybe these have nothing to do with it.
    I find myself not even getting excited about upcoming events, I haven’t even gotten a ticket to our local show, which I normally go all in on.
    Even the local monthly tournaments don’t have the appeal they once did.
    I actually sold pins to make room for a foosball machine. (Kids and wife loving it, so that was a win.). I’m thinking about selling more to make room for ping-pong or something else.
    Anyone else gone through this? My current plan is to reduce my collection quite a bit, maybe down to 5-8, then reassess.

    I’ve gone through exactly what you listed. Had about 12-15 pins at any given time. Nobody played them. Sold all but 4, bought a multicade, ping pong table and corvette. All of those items get used 300% more than the 12-15 pins just sitting.

    #102 2 years ago

    Same thing here. Been in the hobby for about 6 years. Started with one and said I was done. I now have 7. Was playing almost every night for the longest time then lost interest for a while. Been doing this cycle for several years now. In a down cycle right now but after reading this thread I think I will go play some! Doesn't take much to get back into it! As a matter of fact I just put some additional play field lighting in my TZ. Worked out great and was very very easy. One thing for sure though is that I will probably never sell them. Just looking at them brings satisfaction and lets face it, how many homes have a game room with Pinball?????!!!!!!!

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    #103 2 years ago

    Interesting I have 14 pins right now at two homes. Thinking about liquadadaing a couple games and buying ddr, Jurassic park. I am all about family fun and not everyone loves pinball. I think about 10 pinball machines is a good balance. We will see.

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