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Pinball next to pool table


By Gonza

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    HI guys, Just a small question, Im putting a pool table next to my Pinball and as I dont have plenty of space, Im a little worried a pool ball may jump off the table and hit the Pinball glass/display/backglass.
    How strong are Pinball glasses? How you suggest I can prevént this?

    Thank you!!!

    #2 6 months ago

    I just put my games so people break away from them and then just stand in front of them the entire game to block air balls! Just be ready to dive if need be

    #3 6 months ago

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    #4 6 months ago

    Make sure you also do not allow any jumping with the cue ball shots either.

    #5 6 months ago
    Quoted from Gonza:

    Im a little worried a pool ball may jump off the table

    Not "may" but "will" jump off the pool table (aka laundry table) especially if you have younger players that like to play very aggressively. IF someone breaks the glass it's sooo much fun to clean up. You'll find glass shrapnel for years to come!

    #6 6 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    aka laundry table

    Gift wrapping table.

    #7 6 months ago

    If your getting air balls shooting pool, your not doing something right.

    #8 6 months ago
    Quoted from wdennie:

    If your getting air balls shooting pool, your not doing something right.

    I agree man but pretty much every family get together there seems to be kids and inexperienced players that seem to be awesome at randomly launching the ball off the table! Ha! I tell them chalks free but they still won't use it

    #9 6 months ago

    Haha XD Thank you all, forrunatelly I live on my own and dont have childrens or nephews who may come every weekend, but I do have a couple of immature Bfriends maybe Ill Just put a wood table on the glass
    I have played lot of 9ball, 8 ball, and french billiard so Im used to play with caution, also Im not fun of masses, jumps and sloppy tricks so I have low chance of breaking it.

    Thank you!!!

    #10 6 months ago

    Hahaha XD

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    #11 6 months ago
    Quoted from Gonza:

    How strong are Pinball glasses?

    Pretty strong until they have a pool ball shot at them.

    Quoted from Gonza:

    How you suggest I can prevént this?

    Forget the pool table idea.

    LTG : )

    #12 6 months ago

    Better protect both the BG and PF glass.

    #13 6 months ago

    With kids playing pool, you will have to worry about cues going through a backglass too.

    #14 6 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    .. the pool table (aka laundry table) ...

    Ha, I fold laundry on my pinball machines. 4 of them share the laundry space

    #15 6 months ago

    I've had a pool table in close proximity to my pins for 20 years with many large booze fueled parties and never had an incident.

    #16 6 months ago

    The tempered pf glass should be fine. Its pretty darn strong and only likely to break by hitting its corner or edge when removing. I dont think a ball will hit the top with nearly enough velocity to break it.

    Backglass will break easier but again that would take a major major screw up to have a ball fly with that much force and go that high to break it.

    I think you should be fine. Ive never seen someone screw up with that much force.

    #17 6 months ago

    MM/MMR slams balls into the glass when a ball is rolling over a troll when it pops up. During Troll Madness multiball, you can guarantee that this will happen at least a couple of times. Sounds horrendous but the glass never breaks. A billiard ball is obviously a much larger diameter, but the force is mass times acceleration. F = MA. I think that a billiard ball can be up to 0.17 kg but a pinball could be 0.28 kg. The pinball has more mass and probably way more acceleration in the troll case mentioned. I'd say you'd be ok, except you are talking about an exterior object, the billiard ball, which could impact the cabinet or LCD as well.

    #18 6 months ago

    Best solution? Get rid of the pool table! That’s taking up valuable pin space.

    #19 6 months ago

    One other thing to consider. A player shoots a ball off the table. Another person in one fell swoop picks it up and tosses it back. CRASH.

    In my business with 8 foot ceiling. I've had as many lights broken like that as by idiots spinning pool cues.

    LTG : )

    #20 6 months ago

    I keep my pins/arcade machines in one large room; pool table is in the game room with Foosball. Don't mix

    #21 6 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Gift wrapping table.

    Pool tables are great for extensive pin shop jobs. Seen it several times.

    #22 6 months ago
    Quoted from TomT:

    I've had a pool table in close proximity to my pins for 20 years with many large booze fueled parties and never had an incident.

    Of course, now by posting that you've just jinxed it.

    If you really like pins then sooner or later space eaters (foosball and pool tables) must always go to make room for more pins.

    #23 6 months ago
    Quoted from Gonza:

    Im putting a pool table next to my Pinball and as I dont have plenty of space, Im a little worried a pool ball may jump off the table and hit the Pinball glass/display/backglass.
    How strong are Pinball glasses? How you suggest I can prevént this?

    Pinball glass is actually pretty strong as long as you aren't striking the edges (which are protected when installed) I wouldn't loose any sleep over it but the best idea is to add another pinball machine (or two) and ditch the pool table all together.

    #24 6 months ago

    Maybe something like this adapted for a pin?

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    #25 6 months ago

    Haha awesome

    #26 6 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Maybe something like this adapted for a pin?
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    I know this is a joke but a possible solution is along those lines.

    OP - Get one of these for each machine in the path ebay.com link Then get some high density memory foam. Cut the foam to the size of the glass, place on game and then cover.

    #27 6 months ago

    You know we may be over stating the problem here. I mean, I too said bad idea but, yesterday I was perusing the game room thread and saw many pool tables next to pins. I have to believe if it was a problem we would know it by now and I couldn't find one...….

    #28 6 months ago

    I don’t think you’ll have much of a problem unless the pins are extremely close to the table but if that’s the case then you wouldn’t have room to even play pool. My pins are 10’ away so I’m never worried about it but I do have a window only 5’ away and a ball has never come close to hitting it. And I’ve had some people launch balls off the table pretty good but gravity takes hold very quickly so they don’t ever fly far.

    #29 6 months ago

    The butt of a cue stick hitting your backglass or cab is a worry for sure though..

    #30 6 months ago

    I would say if the pins are within 4ft of that pool table, you are "danger close."

    #31 6 months ago
    Quoted from 85vett:

    I know this is a joke but a possible solution is along those lines.
    OP - Get one of these for each machine in the path ebay.com link Then get some high density memory foam. Cut the foam to the size of the glass, place on game and then cover.

    Great idea Thanks!!!!

    #32 6 months ago

    Guys, this is a forecast of how the game room Will look like

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    #33 6 months ago

    I would suggest turning the pool table 180 degrees, so that the breaks happen in the _other_ direction.

    The most likely time (IIRC from my pool hall days) for a ball to fly off the table with force is during the break, and the angle and distance you have there are favorable toward an airball catching one of your games square in the glass.

    Of course, in the other direction, those sitting at your bar will be in the line of fire, but this isn't "FRIENDside".

    #34 6 months ago

    I agree, turn the table to break away from the pins. The upper corner looks a bit close to the pin so maybe cue's into the backglass would be more of a concern. I always enforced the no jump shots, no drinks on the table and don't fuck up the felt rules. Never had any problems around the pool table.

    #35 6 months ago

    Thank you!!!

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    #36 6 months ago

    Looks good. You _will_ have some conflict if pinball is being played at the same time someone needs to make a shot in that area of the pool table; have a "WAIT UNTIL THE BALL DRAINS" rule in place.

    There's a lesser chance of that with the MAME machine, but players there can always hit the PAUSE button.

    #37 6 months ago

    playing pool, break away from the pinball machine, not towards it.

    #38 6 months ago

    What about a clear plastic window security type film applied to the glass? This way even if it were to crack from having a pool ball land on it , the glass would stay intact (or possibly not break at all).

    #39 6 months ago

    How about this

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    #40 6 months ago

    No issues with my table.

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    #41 6 months ago
    Quoted from Zwovr6:

    No issues with my table.

    sure there is...its blocking the space for a whole row of pinball machines

    #42 6 months ago

    Haha

    That's one way of looking at it.

    #43 6 months ago
    Quoted from Zwovr6:

    Haha
    That's one way of looking at it.

    That's the only way to look at.

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