(Topic ID: 202889)

New respect for pinball after playing with the glass off!


By Vdrums

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    So I'm relatively new to owning a pin and after playing just a short time with the glass off to adjust an outlane plastic, I have a total new respect for the manufacturers of these devices.

    To the casual player with the glass on, I think most people have no idea of the Force and speed (and volume of sound) generated inside these games.

    I actually think it's impressive that they tend to last as long as they do with relatively minor breakage.

    I think I read pinballs can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour in some games!

    While I'm sure people here are well aware of the violent kinetic forces at play, from a newbie's perspective, the more I learn about these games (and their maintenance - having done my first complete flipper rebuild) the more impressed and enamored I become. And I can totally see why even youngsters completely raised on electronic games would find these physical machines very appealing.

    My only regret is not having more space for additional pins.

    #2 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vdrums:

    I think I read pinballs can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour in some games!

    More like 5-10 mph. It seems a lot faster than it is because of the short distances. But, yeah, the force seems more violent with the glass off.

    #3 1 year ago

    I’m always impressed with the mechanics behind some of these games. The amount of engineering involved in some of these games is astonishing. Take BoP for example, There’s a lot going on in That spinning head.

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