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Pinball is LITERALLY the best hobby EVER


By mrm_4

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Here is why “I” think pinball is the best hobby (Please help me justify if I leave anything out)
    In no particular order:
    1. Wood working, you first have to build all this stuff and anyone that has done rebuilds can chime in.
    2. Art, (theme, drawing, colors, stuff) whatever the eye sees has to be perfect. So perfect that vid1900 has to approve of it.
    3. Electronics, you need to understand current, resistors, transistors, transformers, diodes, capacitors, relays, other electric stuff and so on
    4. Geometry, playfield layout needs to be perfect or the world will hate the game
    5. Playing, even if you don’t build or care about production, playing is amazing. So many skill sets and levels and styles
    6. Preservation, how many of us find old games worthy of a dumpster but are brought back to life and given a second chance.
    7. Community, albeit a TOTAL melting pot of classes, I’ve never associated with so many different types of personas until I started plunging the silver ball.
    8. Assistance, so many pinballers have helped others, whether it’s understanding game play rules or how to fix things in a restoration thread

    I know there are more reasons so help me list them. I know this is a self indulging post but who cares. Pinball is f**king awesome so why not talk about it like it is?!!!
    To some up a pinball enthusiast I would say “an artist, Carpenter interested in controlling chaos on a electronical setting, that is often ignored by the general population but adored by a select few worthy of friendship”
    -Matt

    Edit warning: I was hammered on a lot of bourbon and loving life when I wrote this. It becomes pretty obvious of the state of mind I was in as the posts continue. I'm reserving this thread for myself and others as the "I love pinball plus I'm super drunk right now" go-to thread. I hope everyone enjoys this happy accident.

    #2 1 year ago

    9. Coding, game design is imperative

    #3 1 year ago

    Modding, entrepreneurship, small business.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from VillaThrills:

    Modding, entrepreneurship, small business.

    Yes to all these!

    #5 1 year ago

    Go to bed, you're drunk.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Go to bed, you're drunk.

    I know!

    #7 1 year ago

    Made in the USA!!!

    #8 1 year ago

    The hunt.

    #9 1 year ago

    They make great tote bag holders too.

    #10 1 year ago

    Not FIGURATIVELY?

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Made in the USA!!!

    Most of them! Certainly not all of them.

    #12 1 year ago

    I need to have LITERALLY spelled out for me.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    I need to have LITERALLY spelled out for me.

    What is a Lite Rally, a small car race? People with glow sticks in a group?

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    People with glow sticks in a group?

    This

    #15 1 year ago

    My favorite part of this hobby is the imamaculate baywatch lol.

    #16 1 year ago

    For me It is the unpredictability of the game play! You never know what is going to happen from one game to the next! That is Awesome!

    #17 1 year ago

    It gives u a good reason to use all the cuss words.

    #18 1 year ago

    Threads like this provide entertainment.

    And, here's what happens when you go to look up if "electronical" is actually a word..

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=electronical

    :A drunken reference to electronic equipment:

    NAILED IT!

    #19 1 year ago

    10) Endless potential for retheming or just swapping music to change the experience, and make it more fun for you.

    #20 1 year ago

    No pinball no Pinside!

    Pins and Pinside,
    both are awesome!

    #21 1 year ago

    Lol holy hell, I was really drunk last night. I saw this and immediately thought “oh jesus, what did I post?!......”

    Actually isn’t too bad.
    I thank my “electronical” device for helping me spell

    Thanks for not being tooooo hard on me

    Here’s another, you can always count on a fellow pinballer to let you know you screwed something up haha

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from acebathound:

    Threads like this provide entertainment.
    And, here's what happens when you go to look up if "electronical" is actually a word..
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=electronical
    :A drunken reference to electronic equipment:
    NAILED IT!


    I do what I can

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Lol holy hell, I was really drunk last night. I saw this and immediately thought “oh jesus, what did I post?!......”
    Actually isn’t too bad.

    I think it's all good. The thread's LITERALLY got a positive vibe going for it

    #24 1 year ago

    Tips on how to tell when a Pinside Poster is drunk when posting.
    1. Anytime Electronical Setting is used in a post
    2. Butt Crack pics added to the post.
    3. Any Reference to VID1900
    4. Quadriple post of a blank page

    #25 1 year ago

    Doing a little day-drinking (the best kind of drinking), and although I post only intermittently around here I must say that in addition to pinball indeed being a candidate for “best hobby ever”, you guys are some of the most entertaining MF’ers I’ve ever experienced on a hobbyist forum!

    Also (since this is becoming the unofficial drunk post thread), I was thinking it might be cool if there was a way to design a game mode that reverses the player/machine roles and allows the player to take control of the playfield mechs while the game controls the flippers (I think something like the Multimorphic ball tracking system could be implemented to allow the machine to “intelligently” actuate the flippers so as to specifically aim the ball).

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    #26 1 year ago

    Obligatory, I guess:

    #27 1 year ago

    Nice!

    #28 1 year ago

    You sir.. need to change your username to "Electronicalcute"

    #29 1 year ago

    It’s kinda early for new words.

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Lol holy hell, I was really drunk last night. I saw this and immediately thought “oh jesus, what did I post?!......”
    Actually isn’t too bad.
    I thank my “electronical” device for helping me spell
    Thanks for not being tooooo hard on me
    Here’s another, you can always count on a fellow pinballer to let you know you screwed something up haha

    LOL

    Been there myself in the past.

    I've now implemented a hold policy on any ideas, I get while drinking and playing pinball, that I think will make for good Pinside threads. If possible, I write them down for consideration the next day and very few have survived the followup WTF? review.

    #31 1 year ago

    When I get drunk, I like to go on ebay or amazon and buy stuff.
    Looks like i should try drunken typing instead. It sounds cheaper.

    #32 1 year ago

    When you retire, you (if you Love beer in my case) drink every day...so, you need to be careful before typing anything...very much the measure twice, cut once program...and that still can backfire on occasion. Now I measure like..3 times and think about it while I down another bottle before I cut that wood. I just got done thinking.

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from Thermionic:

    Also (since this is becoming the unofficial drunk post thread), I was thinking it might be cool if there was a way to design a game mode that reverses the player/machine roles and allows the player to take control of the playfield mechs while the game controls the flippers (I think something like the Multimorphic ball tracking system could be implemented to allow the machine to “intelligently” actuate the flippers so as to specifically aim the ball).

    The closest thing I know to this is "Drunk Multiball" in Cactus Canyon Continued. The flippers reverse and you have to shoot the Beer Mug to make the jackpot!

    #34 1 year ago
    Quoted from Thermionic:

    Obligatory, I guess:

    Man that's the nicest butt crack shot I think I have ever seen!

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from whthrs166:

    Tips on how to tell when a Pinside Poster is drunk when posting.
    1. Anytime Electronical Setting is used in a post
    2. Butt Crack pics added to the post.
    3. Any Reference to VID1900
    4. Quadriple post of a blank page

    Add one: Up voting your own post!

    #36 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    very few have survived the followup WTF? review

    And yet we have to suffer through the ones that do... JK! You are always THE “delight” around here.

    #37 1 year ago

    Well the bourbon is flowing.... hopefully I don’t go on a rant later about how we are greatest humans in the world because of pinball.

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    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Well the bourbon is flowing.... hopefully I don’t go on a rant later about how we are greatest humans in the world because of pinball.

    Bottoms up. See you on the funny side

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    We are some really great humans. Except teh global warming thing. It was like 65 degrees on Tuesday in PA and it's gonna snow some next week.

    #39 1 year ago

    Pinball repair...literally learning everyday. Now, I'm teaching the things that I have learned since 2008.

    #40 1 year ago

    Pinball is amazeballs!

    #41 1 year ago

    Pinball is def the best hobby ever

    So is drunk posting!

    #42 1 year ago

    Found my Vaporizer.....Packed and missing for 1-1/2 years! Now I can join the Drinking and Pinball!

    Happy Days! Best Hobby! Best People!

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    #43 1 year ago

    So let me tell you about pinball people...
    Freaking greaastest ever man

    #44 1 year ago

    Watched my buddy put up 890 mil on deadpool and GC it tonight. Tomorrow the operator is installing the new code hahaha I cant wait to text him a pic of all the default scores.

    #45 1 year ago

    Cheers!

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    #46 1 year ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    When I get drunk, I like to go on ebay or amazon and buy stuff.
    Looks like i should try drunken typing instead. It sounds cheaper.

    I do the same thing. I have a hundred dollars of milsurp coming on Monday. At least the West Germany police sweater looks nice.

    #47 1 year ago

    Time to make some dimples.
    Cheers fellow pinheads!

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    #49 1 year ago

    Thanks for the thread, I forgot why I started pinball in the first place and you reminded me.
    FxxK the drama and bring on the love.
    I again started the RADICAL restore I started in 2015

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from oldskool1969:

    I again started the RADICAL restore I started in 2015

    That’s awesome

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