(Topic ID: 265031)

Practicing - tips and techniques?


By Bospins

61 days ago



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  • Latest reply 60 days ago by JudeRussell
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    #1 61 days ago

    With a bit of extra time at home, I was able to get my machines in a really good place and now have more time to play them.

    I don’t have access to league or ability to invite friends over of course.

    Does anyone have tips or techniques they use to practice and get better?

    When I was a kid learning instruments, I’d have scales and exercises that I’d drill to get dexterity and build skill. Is there some analogous thing for pinball?

    Golfers hit into a net. Baseball players have a batting cage. Anything we can do?

    Of course it’s fun to just play but I’d like to build my skills so I can dominate my buddies when we are allowed to drink beers together again.

    #2 61 days ago

    Play one handed. Choose one hand and only use that one. Will teach you to dead bounce more, drop catch and live catch more.

    #3 60 days ago

    I set internal game goals rather than just playing randomly.

    For instance, I might set a goal to max out the bonus on every ball. Or to focus on lighting the special with a game that I usually play mostly for points. Or to hit a specific feature (target, captive hole, etc.) a certain number of times.

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