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New pinball skills tutorial videos

By ABE_FLIPS

7 months ago


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    #1 7 months ago

    Hello,

    I have a new project called "pinball skills in depth".
    New videos are coming every few weeks, have a look and subscribe if you like them.

    Channel trailer

    Micro flips

    Aiming and shooting part 1

    #2 7 months ago

    Dig it! I am newer to the hobby and will take any help I can get, and these videos are high-quality. Subscribed.

    #3 7 months ago
    Quoted from onemilemore:

    Dig it! I am newer to the hobby and will take any help I can get, and these videos are high-quality. Subscribed.

    Thanks for the kind words. The upcoming videos are: ski Pass, post pass and drop catch.

    #4 7 months ago

    Very nice! Short, quick to the point, high quality, and informative! Keep em coming!

    #5 7 months ago

    Agree with the comments above - extremely well done bite sized videos. Subscribed and looking forward to the next ones.

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    #6 7 months ago
    Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

    I have a new project called "pinball skills in depth".

    Ok, I'll admit it. At first I rolled my eyes a bit... but then you sir, have earned a subscription on YouTube from me. I only had a chance to watch one during my lunch from work, but these look well done. Excellent job.

    #7 7 months ago

    Great video on about the micro flips. One thing to note for newer plays is that each game (and sometimes even each flipper on a game) behave and act differently. This can be based on a number of factors; leaf switches at the flipper button, end of stroke switch, hardware used in the flipper mechs, etc.

    So practice and play all kinds of games to get the feel for how different flippers act. And if you are struggling on one game, that doesn't mean you can't develop the skill, just move to another game and you may have more success.

    #8 7 months ago

    love it! I like the music you added to the vids, the lighting is perfect and your voice sounds great. Really digging it! thanks!

    #9 7 months ago

    I think you did a GREAT Job. I enjoyed watching it and look forward to more!!

    #10 7 months ago

    Solid videos!

    #11 7 months ago

    Awesome vids. Content and quality of production is great!!

    #12 7 months ago

    Quality video, rare these days.

    #13 7 months ago

    I really appreciate all your kind words, thank you so much! Especially DaveH
    Bugsy good point, I kind of handwaved over this. The thing is, I want to make it short and efficient at the same time. I could have gone much deeper into it.

    Is there anything specific you'd like to see in the future? Still gathering information on this.

    cheers

    #14 7 months ago

    Really good videos. Professional quality.

    Would love to see some on nudging techniques and best practices for multiball.

    #15 7 months ago

    Very good! nice camera work. subscribed , would like to see vids on nudging skill for outlanes and live and dead catches

    #16 7 months ago

    I think that split screens showing flipper button action or nudge action alongside the effect this has on the ball/flippers would be really eye opening.

    #17 7 months ago

    I would actually like to see a tutorial from you on loop passes. I have seen them done before, and have watched other tutorial videos, but that's the one skill I haven't been able to do consistently. Most of the time it seems that I will perform more of a drop catch and the ball just rolls down the flipper into the trough.

    #18 7 months ago

    Very nice. Subscribed!!!!

    #19 6 months ago

    Thanks, nudging is a huge topic which also requires alot of experience and research.
    I'm not sure yet how to split that up in differnt parts since i do not want to make the videos too long, but its definitely coming!

    *different bouncing material like rubber and metal
    *sling shot nudging
    *sling post nudging
    *outlane nudging
    *cabinet side slaps/nudges (also slow loop feed to avoid the slings)
    *shaking the outlane
    *differnt nudge passes
    *ball prediction for successful nudging
    *multiball nudges (where all comes together)

    pinballj drop catches are already in the pipeline!

    TinyBlackDog thanks, I already have such things recoreded (for the upcoming video) and they are really helping.

    Bugsy loop passes only are working on games where the loop feeds the flipper and this has to happen in the right angle and speed.
    If you are doing a drop catch you release the button too early. However the problem can also be the angle and speed.
    I`m only able to do them on my DP Pro, since they simply do not work on my other games. Loop passes are not planned yet, maybe in the future.

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    #20 6 months ago

    Here is the latest tutorial, please let me know how you like it:

    cheers

    #21 6 months ago

    Awesome Abe! Love the lower playfield view (with hands visible) at :31 - this is what I'm hoping to see when you do your outlane nudging video. For some reason I'm always shaking too hard and seem to cause more drains or warnings.

    Time to practice some ski passes!

    #22 6 months ago
    Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

    Here is the latest tutorial, please let me know how you like it:

    Another nice pinball-skill video. Thanks

    #23 6 months ago
    Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

    Awesome Abe! Love the lower playfield view (with hands visible) at :31 - this is what I'm hoping to see when you do your outlane nudging video. For some reason I'm always shaking too hard and seem to cause more drains or warnings.
    Time to practice some ski passes!

    it could take a little while for the nudging video, since my elbows are inflamated here is a short tip:

    when the ball already has made it past the upper sling post its too late most of the time. you should have prevented that in the first place by smart ball prediction and nudging!
    However simply do a well timed, short and hard (means less tilt bouncing) upward nudge as the ball reaches the outlane post. ideally the rubber touches the ball enough to force the ball upwards.
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    If a slower, bouncing ball somehow made it to the outlanes you can shake the machine diagonally, to reduce the gap between the two outlane rubbers. you will have to shake quite forcefully and you will mostly get 1-2 warnings. Its a last resort move. the earlier you shake the greater your chance is the ball won`t make it past the outlane posts and the less forcfully you have to shake. just try it, its not that hard, just hard to master.

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    #24 6 months ago

    Great videos! Thank you for your hard work!

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    #25 5 months ago

    Here is the latest tutorial!
    The next video will be drop catches, looking great so far.

    cheers

    #26 5 months ago

    I love your videos. Thank you!

    #27 5 months ago

    SO nicely done!

    #28 5 months ago
    Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

    Here is the latest tutorial!
    The next video will be drop catches, looking great so far.

    cheers

    Awesome how about some more info on that little tap pass towards the end of the vid? Found it earlier in this thread thanks for that one as well.

    THANK YOU

    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from JohnTTwo:

    Awesome how about some more info on that little tap pass towards the end of the vid? Found it earlier in this thread thanks for that one as well.
    THANK YOU

    Ah i see what you mean @0:39. That was more likely a playfull on-the-fly finesse shot into the inlane.
    This technique also can be used if you are forced to shoot the ball away because you are not able to aim well. Slightly tap the flipper button for soft shots and avoid fast out-of-controll balls. Its hard to pull off and rarely useful.

    [Aiming and Shooting part 2] will include finesse on-the-fly shots, but I`m not sure if i will do a video on tap passes since they are mainly used on old machines which i don't own.

    #30 5 months ago

    Subscribed! Really enjoyed the condensed approach! Great tips and good luck with the channel!
    Chrissi

    #31 5 months ago

    Nice Videos!! Sharing on our page now

    #32 5 months ago
    Quoted from WizardMod:

    Nice Videos!! Sharing on our page now

    Thanks for the support, I appreciate it!

    I'm really excited for the upcoming drop catch video, alot of in depth knowledge and "secret" tips you won't find anywhere easily!

    #33 5 months ago

    There are not much pinball tutorial videos. I love them!
    Keep it up!

    #34 5 months ago

    Cool videos, nice work.

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    #35 4 months ago

    Drop Catch...a sure sign of a professional player.

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    #36 4 months ago

    Finally, that was a hard one, also thanks to the guys and gals from tiltforums

    #37 4 months ago

    excellent! great camera work, i love the slow mo where you can see the spin on the ball. thanks!

    #38 4 months ago

    Love the camera work. Well done!

    #39 4 months ago

    thanks, the content is growing, hopefully we make it to the nudging skills soon

    #40 4 months ago

    abe, are you good friends with johannes ?

    #41 4 months ago

    The video is totally pro. The player as well. The technique. Amazing!
    Keep it up!

    #42 4 months ago
    Quoted from greenhornet:

    abe, are you good friends with johannes ?

    unfortunately not, I do not know any pinhead in person since I have started with pinball only two years ago and then covid hit...

    #43 4 months ago
    Quoted from ABE_FLIPS:

    since I have started with pinball only two years ago

    Your videos just became all that much more impressive.

    #44 4 months ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    Your videos just became all that much more impressive.

    Hmm, I dont think so, I was just insistence. Videos can make anyone look good I tried to play 1 hour a day. Thats about 700 hrs + of gameplay.
    And I think I wasn`t even efficient with practice, since I have had no feedback or teaching from professional players.

    I often thought I have hit plateaus, but that was not the case, I just didn't see my mistakes.
    I remember how frustrating it was, not being able to tell where my flaws are or how I could improve in any way.
    Beside the tutorials I`m also planning a little series where I will comment on some of my gameplay and let people know when, why and how I choose certain techniques. For a more practical approach

    #45 4 months ago

    Abe, looks like the email you have on YouTube is not working. Could you send us an email at [email protected] ?
    Or let us know your email by pm?

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    #47 3 months ago

    Perfect!

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    #48 3 months ago

    Why the giggle at the end about slapping balls? LOL

    #49 3 months ago

    These are very useful. I never knew that you should follow up the first slap with a second on the opposite hand.

    #50 3 months ago
    Quoted from JohnTTwo:

    Why the giggle at the end about slapping balls? LOL

    That was the moment i realized what I just said

    Nokoro
    If your tilt is not too sensitive, single slaps can be very useful, because you dont lose ball control from the second slap.

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