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Pool Sharks Club! "Don't poke it..."

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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Looked around for apron cards. Most were blurry photoshops so I went and redid all the art. What do you guys think? Feedback welcome. Still a WIP, be kind...
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Do it border less. Other than that they look absolutely great. Would love to get them when done. If you keep the border I am gonna keep asking for your psd-file.

Oh, change the "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch. Robin Seaver" to "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch, Robin Seaver". Comma ftw.

#52 2 years ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Do it border less. Other than that they look absolutely great. Would love to get them when done. If you keep the border I am gonna keep asking for your psd-file.
Oh, change the "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch. Robin Seaver" to "Music/Sound: Paul Heitsch, Robin Seaver". Comma ftw.

Cool thx.

Psd...this is ai foo!

I think youre gonna like the border when its on the machine. I need to touch it up a little and get it printed.

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#53 2 years ago

I also have a Pool Sharks pin. Bought it about a year ago. There were several issues it had. Several features did not work, the previous owner was not very good at diagnostics and was replacing each part. I was able to trace the issues to a wire pulled out of a connector causing several features on a matrix line to not operate. Simple fix. The top ramp diverter assembly parts had been taken, I assume to fix another PS. Another pinsider made a 3d file for the diverter plastic and I was able to get the diverter back up and fully functioning. I play this game regularly and enjoy it.

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#54 2 years ago

Anyone know what bats game originally shipped with? My game came with white bats when I bought it but the flyer seems to show ribbed yellow bats. When I check the manual it says 20-9250-5 which are standard White Williams...

I'm working on my Pool Sharks, I have my play field totally stripped, will remove bubbled mylar, do some minor painting and later clear coat. Worth every second because this game is great! Just wish I could find some new side decals.

#55 2 years ago

hard to say about original bats with this game...
anyway, if its too easy for you, than "standard" bats, if to hard than "carrot" ones

and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?

as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

#56 2 years ago

Mine has yellow ribbed flipper bats, fwiw.

#57 2 years ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Anyone know what bats game originally shipped with? My game came with white bats when I bought it but the flyer seems to show ribbed yellow bats. When I check the manual it says 20-9250-5 which are standard White Williams...
I'm working on my Pool Sharks, I have my play field totally stripped, will remove bubbled mylar, do some minor painting and later clear coat. Worth every second because this game is great! Just wish I could find some new side decals.

Pool sharks shipped with yellow ribbed bally bats

#58 2 years ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

hard to say about original bats with this game...
anyway, if its too easy for you, than "standard" bats, if to hard than "carrot" ones
and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?
as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

I don't consider this a 1 shot game at all. Quite the opposite.

#59 2 years ago
Quoted from Guidotorpedo:

Pool sharks shipped with yellow ribbed bally bats

Thanks, I wonder why they have the white flippers in manual. Maybe an error from Bally, not that uncommon I guess.

#60 2 years ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Anyone know what bats game originally shipped with? My game came with white bats when I bought it but the flyer seems to show ribbed yellow bats. When I check the manual it says 20-9250-5 which are standard White Williams...
I'm working on my Pool Sharks, I have my play field totally stripped, will remove bubbled mylar, do some minor painting and later clear coat. Worth every second because this game is great! Just wish I could find some new side decals.

I was going to do white ribbed bats on mine before I sold. I didnt think the yellow really tied in, but I did like the way the ribbed flippers looked on this game.

Quoted from RipleYYY:

hard to say about original bats with this game...
anyway, if its too easy for you, than "standard" bats, if to hard than "carrot" ones
and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?
as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

1 shot? Not at all.

The left shot is for mystery as you mentioned, but it is also for the trick shot 3m count down jackpot that starts when you have gotten all the balls.

There is another shot to the left of the right ramp that is for the normal jackpot once you spell CUE twice and get the hammerhead targets on the right.

I found this pin to be pretty fun when set at MAXIMUM angle. Legs all the way up in back and all the way down in front. My friends did not, but I sure did.

9ball is THE game. 8ball is for the kids and noobs. 9ball you HAVE to hit the drops in order to get the balls. 8ball is just a free shoot of anything.

Didnt really WANT to sell this game based on gameplay, but I had another game I was on path to getting after selling my t2, buying sharks, fixing up sharks, and selling it. I got where I wanted. I also didnt care much for the big boobied ladies that make no sense at all.

I made these cards and the guy who bought my game printed them. I think he printed them at a drug store so they messed up the dimensions a bit and cut off the top and bottoms with a 4x6 standard print.
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#61 2 years ago
Quoted from RipleYYY:

and having some interest in this pin, just 1 ask to PS owners : can you, in the setup, change the left lane always giving something in mystery ? and if yes, how is this working than ?

as that's a prob for me, feeling (never really played this game in real) this pin becoming a "1 shoot only" pinball !?

It's really not worth shooting it over and over again, the reward is too small. Going down in the bumpers every time can be dangerous, the out lanes is quite hard frankly. On my machine I turned off extra balls and it's quite common that the reward is a extra ball. Cuestick reward isn't worth a lot and the points rewards are rather small. The only reason to go there is to increase the multiplier and get the CUE letters for the Tiger Shark.

You can do a lot of changes in the settings, I refer to the manual for some good reading on what you can change (https://www.ipdb.org/files/1848/Bally_1990_Pool_Sharks_Manual.pdf).
I play with no extra balls and multiplier & lane memories turned off. That's how I like it. Other settings are according to medium (factory) option.

Trick shots is really what I aim for. Left and middle drop targets can be really dangerous to shoot if you don't hit them "correctly".
In that way I think this game is a little bit like Walking Dead with really dangerous drop targets.

1 shot game? Noooo.

#62 2 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

I made these cards and the guy who bought my game printed them. I think he printed them at a drug store so they messed up the dimensions a bit and cut off the top and bottoms with a 4x6 standard print.

They look great. Any chance I could get a copy of your .ai-file? Need to print new ones as well, may also translate the rules.

#63 2 years ago

Cards look great, I would like to get a copy of the file as well to print. Thanks

#64 2 years ago
Quoted from Gillen:

They look great. Any chance I could get a copy of your .ai-file? Need to print new ones as well, may also translate the rules.

Ya, no problem. Some time by the end of week. Still at hospital with new baby...lol

Whats weird is I used the dimensions I found on a site that documented instruction card sizes. Not sure if I went wrong or if the printer skewed the dimensions.

#65 2 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

I was going to do white ribbed bats on mine before I sold. I didnt think the yellow really tied in, but I did like the way the ribbed flippers looked on this game.

1 shot? Not at all.
The left shot is for mystery as you mentioned, but it is also for the trick shot 3m count down jackpot that starts when you have gotten all the balls.
There is another shot to the left of the right ramp that is for the normal jackpot once you spell CUE twice and get the hammerhead targets on the right.
I found this pin to be pretty fun when set at MAXIMUM angle. Legs all the way up in back and all the way down in front. My friends did not, but I sure did.
9ball is THE game. 8ball is for the kids and noobs. 9ball you HAVE to hit the drops in order to get the balls. 8ball is just a free shoot of anything.
Didnt really WANT to sell this game based on gameplay, but I had another game I was on path to getting after selling my t2, buying sharks, fixing up sharks, and selling it. I got where I wanted. I also didnt care much for the big boobied ladies that make no sense at all.
I made these cards and the guy who bought my game printed them. I think he printed them at a drug store so they messed up the dimensions a bit and cut off the top and bottoms with a 4x6 standard print.
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Actually the jackpot lights when you complete all 3 sharks. They will light up as you finish them.

#66 2 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Actually the jackpot lights when you complete all 3 sharks. They will light up as you finish them.

My card says “make CUE 3 times, 3 chalk targets, and a rack light HOT SHOT ALLEY.

Granted, CUE spots a shark I believe. We are both right I think.

#67 2 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Ya, no problem. Some time by the end of week. Still at hospital with new baby...lol

Congratulations, that's wonderfull. No rush. Take care!
I even had to donate to reply since Pool Sharks is now a hot topic!

#68 2 years ago
Quoted from Gillen:

Congratulations, that's wonderfull. No rush. Take care!
I even had to donate to reply since Pool Sharks is now a hot topic!

HA! Is that how it works now? Wow!!

#69 2 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

My card says “make CUE 3 times, 3 chalk targets, and a rack light HOT SHOT ALLEY.
Granted, CUE spots a shark I believe. We are both right I think.

I think it might be set on hard with those rules. Mine is still factory settings and mine lights with 1 spellimg of CUE.

#70 2 years ago

tanx guys
a pin i still should consider than...

have a nice day all

#71 2 years ago

Really have been enjoying the Pool Sharks that I bought from Chitownpinball . Always kinda shied away from this title as it doesn't get the love that many system 11's do. Now that one is here, I cannot figure out why not.

Is there a club thread for this game? If not, this one could be it. Maybe mof could rename it and convert it to the club thread. I would go with Pool Sharks "Don't poke it, STROKE IT" or something like that. Quite a call out.

#72 2 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

"Don't poke it, STROKE IT"

Please tell me that's not a call out in the game.
Good Grief it is.

Note: I still have never seen or played one.

#73 2 years ago
Quoted from mof:

Please tell me that's not a call out in the game.
Good Grief it is.
Note: I still have never seen or played one.

There was a nice one for 1500 a little but back here on pinside. Need to pick one up.

#74 2 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

There was a nice one for 1500 a little but back here on pinside. Need to pick one up.

You mean mine?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-pool-sharks-6

dozer1 has it now as you can see.

#75 2 years ago

Add me to the club.

It's a very underrated system 11 game.

#76 2 years ago

Yeah, that thing looks nice. And all the plastics. I would do a resto on mine if I could get tbe ones I need.

#77 2 years ago

Actually it doesn't have all the plastics, it's missing the pool player at the pool table. ^^

#78 2 years ago
Quoted from Gillen:

it's missing the pool player at the pool table.

I do believe the seller included that plastic in the coin box. Maybe he forgot to put it on when he shopped it out or something. At any rate, good eye sir. I will have to get that on there.

On another note. A gentleman in Russia made plastics for Transporter The Rescue. I do not know for sure if he would want to embark on another plastic making adventure, but I could ask him. This could be one of those titles that would not sell enough sets to ever get them made through planetary or CPR. Is there a need for plastic sets for Pool Sharks? Would just the slings and drop target plastics be enough?

#79 2 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

I do believe the seller included that plastic in the coin box. Maybe he forgot to put it on when he shopped it out or something. At any rate, good eye sir. I will have to get that on there.
On another note. A gentleman in Russia made plastics for Transporter The Rescue. I do not know for sure if he would want to embark on another plastic making adventure, but I could ask him. This could be one of those titles that would not sell enough sets to ever get them made through planetary or CPR. Is there a need for plastic sets for Pool Sharks? Would just the slings and drop target plastics be enough?

The left ramp plastic is frequently missing. I know at least 3 people who were looking at some point.

#80 2 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

I do believe the seller included that plastic in the coin box. Maybe he forgot to put it on when he shopped it out or something. At any rate, good eye sir. I will have to get that on there.
On another note. A gentleman in Russia made plastics for Transporter The Rescue. I do not know for sure if he would want to embark on another plastic making adventure, but I could ask him. This could be one of those titles that would not sell enough sets to ever get them made through planetary or CPR. Is there a need for plastic sets for Pool Sharks? Would just the slings and drop target plastics be enough?

I took that chick out and shes in the coin box, you are correct.

The theme is sweet, sharks and pool. Then they added some embarrassingly sexy ladies to the back glass and plastics for some unknown reason. Imagine if this game was all sharks. Even sexy sharks would be cooler than mixing humans and cartoon sharks.

Any ways, I had my daughters bday party while I owned this game and I was super embarrassed by the chicks on the back glass. So I made them little scuba suit cover ups for the party, and when I shopped it I took the chick from the middle out too.
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#81 2 years ago

Slingshot plastics, skill shot plastic and insert decal overlays I would pay top $€£¥ for!

Anyone know which fonts are used on all the numbers and letters in the insert overlays? May need to do my own water slide decals.

#82 2 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

My card says “make CUE 3 times, 3 chalk targets, and a rack light HOT SHOT ALLEY.
Granted, CUE spots a shark I believe. We are both right I think.

If you look at the back box, the sharks light up corresponding to the playfield too and jackpot flashes when you light it. Never noticed really.

#83 2 years ago

Pool Sharks is a vastly underrated Sys11 game.

Unfortunately for competition use, the silly build-up Sys11 jackpots aren’t ideal.

They had it in INDISC in 2018, Jim had to manually reset the jackpots before the finals so nobody grabbed a huge payout.

Søren has done a rom where the JP defaults to 1m at the beginning of each ball - each shot builds the JP. Individual to each player. It also locks the game to 9 Ball play only. Excellent!

I also have mine set to no extra balls and also to HARD settings, which means the CUE rollovers don’t lane change. Makes it a lot tougher.

So now I will be using Pool Sharks in the next World Sys11 Championships next March.

rd

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#84 1 year ago

It's still not easy to find Pool sharks plastics for sale ... my game is missing the one on the left side, see attached image.
Is there anyone that has one for sale - or that has a good scan of it so I can make my own ?

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#85 1 year ago

When I acquired my Pool Sharks pin the piece you are looking for on my game had been replaced with a piece that is painted to match. They did a fairly good job at making a new one but it is not original. I would buy a new plastic set if one was made as well.

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#86 1 year ago

Can anyone show me a picture of what the shark jaw actuator wire looks like?

#87 1 year ago
Quoted from Clytor:

Can anyone show me a picture of what the shark jaw actuator wire looks like?

Sorry, mine is not original, but I bent one from a piano wire. I would like to see an original as well.

#88 1 year ago

Some paint, some clearcoat, lots of cleaning .... first picture is what I started with, last is what it looks like now.

Total playfield disassembly (top and under), all parts cleaned, tumbled, boards repaired (alkaline damage), new translite, glass, backglass, lockbar etc. etc.

Hope it will find a good home and make some people happy soon

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#89 1 year ago

I looked for a long time and never found the right actuator wire. In the end I bought a few so I had options and then just bent one to work.

Tomass is right. Piano wire or whatever will work since this isn’t functioning a game feature. It’s just cosmetics.

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#90 1 year ago

I have a Pool Sharks manual, parts of it are a reproduction (I think) but the schematics are all full size and I think original. You can see the original staple holes. I'd be glad to ship it to someone who owns this game. $10 shipped (the shipping will be USPS Priority Mail which is about $8).

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#91 1 year ago

I'm looking to replace my bubbly and flakey backglass. If anyone has a nice one that they want to sell, holler.

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#92 1 year ago

I just picked up the most hacked Pool Sharks ever. The GI and back glass turn on when started, and it makes a sound. That's it though. I may need some help with pictures for reference to try and get everything back into place. I'm hoping these 30, 40, and 50A blade fuses didn't cause too much burn out.

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#93 1 year ago
Quoted from RobAquinas:

I just picked up the most hacked Pool Sharks ever. The GI and back glass turn on when started, and it makes a sound. That's it though. I may need some help with pictures for reference to try and get everything back into place. I'm hoping these 30, 40, and 50A blade fuses didn't cause too much burn out.
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I am out of town until Saturday but might be able to help you when I return

#94 1 year ago
Quoted from Pin-Pilot:

I am out of town until Saturday but might be able to help you when I return

Thanks Pin-Pilot

I didn't have any 2.5A fuses, so I am waiting on them to arrive anyway.

#95 1 year ago

I have a Pool Sharks! Great competition game. Anyone know if there’s a source for the plastics? Especially the house over the left wireform return?

Thanks!

#96 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I have a Pool Sharks! Great competition game. Anyone know if there’s a source for the plastics? Especially the house over the left wireform return?
Thanks!

I know a bunch of us are missing that plastic. They are very hard to come by.

#97 1 year ago
Quoted from Tomass:

I know a bunch of us are missing that plastic. They are very hard to come by.

JodyG any interest in making this plastic that is above the left wireform return on Pool Sharks?

#98 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

jodyg any interest in making this plastic that is above the left wireform return on Pool Sharks?

Would be nice if he made a whole set. Some are not flat though.

#99 1 year ago

Have you guys set up free play on your Pool Shark? If so, what did you do? I'm trying to reverse engineer this crazy hack to see if I can cure it in a cleaner way.

#100 1 year ago
Quoted from RobAquinas:

Have you guys set up free play on your Pool Shark? If so, what did you do? I'm trying to reverse engineer this crazy hack to see if I can cure it in a cleaner way.

Its an option in the settings.

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