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Pure pinball love (Bally is taking over)


By DEN

3 years ago



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#251 2 years ago

Not fading for me. I have a nice Centaur II and Paragon in transit and will be picking up a fully restored EBD and Flash Gordon at TPF. I'm going to challenge Sam Jones to come take an ass kicking on FG!!

#252 2 years ago

not fading for me either

Have you seen how stupid I am putting the effort into restoring a Viking? I think I am crazy.

#253 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

not fading for me either
Have you seen how stupid I am putting the effort into restoring a Viking? I think I am crazy.

Looks perfectly logical to me!!

#254 2 years ago

I picked up a Xenon to go with my Skateball and Elektra. Need to get to shopping it out though.

#255 2 years ago

I picked up a Star Gazer right before Xmas!

(https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-gazer-rising)

...oh right.

It's actually delayed me getting on with my Flash Gordon restore by about 6 weeks, but I'm heading down to work on FG right *now*!

#256 2 years ago

Went to Humph's house Friday night... he has MET premium, TWD LE, Ripley's.... all perfect & nice.
........ But we ended up playing an old, worn out Bally Eight ball deluxe that was sitting in a corner awaiting restoration. Had no speech, a broken drop target, & a bunch of burnt out bulbs. The classics are classic for a reason!

Oh yeah, before we started in on EBD, I set the new GRAND CHAMPION score on his MET - 350,771,130

#257 2 years ago

Coming soon

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#258 2 years ago

Cant beat these old Bally games!

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#259 2 years ago

That Flash Gordon is in perfect condition, is it a new playfield?

#260 2 years ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

That Flash Gordon is in perfect condition, is it a new playfield?

It's a new lower playfield with a restored original upper playfield. Going in this cabinet soon.

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#261 2 years ago

Turned out really nice. Keith Holbrook does excellent work if you are looking for someone to do a classic Bally restore.

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#262 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Turned out really nice. Keith Holbrook does excellent work if you are looking for someone to do a classic Bally restore.

Do you have contact info for him?

#263 2 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Do you have contact info for him?

I just sent you a PM with his email address. He normally has a decent back log of games but it is well worth the wait.

#264 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Turned out really nice. Keith Holbrook does excellent work if you are looking for someone to do a classic Bally restore.

Wow! That looks fantastic.

#265 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I just sent you a PM with his email address. He normally has a decent back log of games but it is well worth the wait.

Damn
Nice looking FG

#266 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I just sent you a PM with his email address. He normally has a decent back log of games but it is well worth the wait.

Where is he located? That FG looks dam nice!

#267 2 years ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Where is he located? That FG looks dam nice!

He's just outside of Dallas.

#268 2 years ago

Getting a Vector tomorrow to go with its other 2 triplets. That will bring me up to 7 Bally SSs along with the top 2 Bally EMs.

#269 2 years ago

What a great thread, I've gotten bit by the Bally bug as well! I'm hoping to find at least one Bally this year - either EBD, FG, Centaur, or Skateball (maybe Fathom but seems too hard to find). Ballys in general seem harder to find where I am, so it might take a few years, but the wait will be worth it (I love the hunt)!

#270 2 years ago
Quoted from WIZ:

Getting a Vector tomorrow to go with its other 2 triplets. That will bring me up to 7 Bally SSs along with the top 2 Bally EMs.

Totally new to EM and I have no chance to play. So just asking: how do your EMs play compared to the Ballys SSs?

#271 2 years ago

Bally är deilige pinballs

#272 2 years ago
Quoted from Luppin:

Totally new to EM and I have no chance to play. So just asking: how do your EMs play compared to the Ballys SSs?

Most if not all of the later-generation Bally EM's have rectifiers on the pops (and strong flippers too)... they play just as fast as the SS games in my experience.

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#274 2 years ago

Some Bally love.

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#275 2 years ago

Question: how do you rate those classic Ballys compared to later early SS machine (pre-System 11)? I mean, good 84/85 machines like Space Shuttle or Sorcerer?

#276 2 years ago

Centaur/Fathom are top 5 all time.
Space Shuttle/Sorcerer are top 20 all time.

You can do things to make Space Shuttle and Sorcerer meaner games, but a Williams will never be as mean as a Bally...

-mof

#277 2 years ago
Quoted from Luppin:

Question: how do you rate those classic Ballys compared to later early SS machine (pre-System 1)1? I mean, good 84/85 machines like Space Shuttle or Sorcerer?

Sounds kind of like my game room! Sorcerer, Silverball Mania, Mata Hari, and Spy Hunter!

I have been drawn to the Ballys lately! Sorcerer is badass, but right now I am finding more fun on the Ballys in my house and around town.

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#278 2 years ago

Anyone wany to buy my perfect playing original fathom??
2650 euro

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#279 2 years ago

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#280 2 years ago
Quoted from DEN:

Few more pics

Needs more photos.

#281 2 years ago

Hahahahahhaaaa are u sure??? I can post dobble abount if you want, i hate sellers that are cheap with photoes when i buy

#282 2 years ago

Lemme know if that guy ever wants to sell the middle-pop Freedom...

#283 2 years ago
Quoted from DEN:

Anyone wany to buy my perfect playing original fathom??
2650 euro

So, is the Bally fever already over? Or is just Fathom not having that much lasting power?

#284 2 years ago

I have had fathom for a long time, its an awesome pin, ballylove is still runing on max level

#285 2 years ago

oooookkk!!

whats next then?

#286 2 years ago

Allready got it, a really nice nitro groundshaker. Neeeed more space!!

#287 2 years ago

I'm definitely in this club. Have Silverball Mania, Kiss, Evel Knievel, Medusa, Nitro Ground Shaker, Lost World. Love the old Bally SS pins!

#288 2 years ago

Damn I want a Fathom in the worst way but they're always over seas or gone by the time I see the ad.

#289 2 years ago

Try asking dsv.com to get a price on shipping

#290 2 years ago

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#291 2 years ago

Picked up my first Bally solid-state yesterday! Going to try my hand at routing and this is the first thing going out into a customer's store once I shop it out. (and enjoy it for myself a little, VERY exciting as I haven't bought a new solid-state in a while due to pricing inflation) It's a tiny bit after the extremely classic era of Bally solid-states but I'm still very excited and I think the public will enjoy it too!

I also went on another semi-Bally-linked adventure over two days starting three days ago but it was very personal, special, and cool so I think I'm going to keep that one to myself, at least for right now.

But, definitely in the Bally mood!

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#292 2 years ago

Picked up two more. A beautiful Cybernaut and a nice Vector.

That makes 5
Skateball
Xenon
Elektra
Vector
Cybernaut

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#293 2 years ago

Anyone ever play Frontier? I've never played one, let alone seen one in person. I also never seen them for sale. Anyone know the value of this game?

#294 2 years ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Anyone ever play Frontier? I've never played one, let alone seen one in person. I also never seen them for sale. Anyone know the value of this game?

Most played classic in our house.

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