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Short Shuffle Alleys

By Gotemwill

42 days ago


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    #1 42 days ago

    I have been thinking about adding a shuffle alley puck bowler to the lineup. I really like the styling from the 1950s. Most of these games seemed to come in two standard lengths - 8ft and 9ft. These would barely fit in the space I have. Does anyone know if there were any models that were less than 8ft? Would anything be given up in terms of playability with the shorter length?

    #2 42 days ago

    I owned a bally monarch and a williams tic tac strike.
    Also played them a lot in the bars back in the day. I think it would be too easy if they were shorter.
    If you go em, be mindfull of the height. That monarch was freakin tall.

    #3 42 days ago

    Gottlieb "Bowlette" is a very compact game, but good luck finding one.

    #4 41 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Gottlieb "Bowlette" is a very compact game, but good luck finding one.

    I was thinking the same thing (Bowlette). A 1950 single Player which actually scores Regulation bowling.
    I traded one for my first Majorettes, and was fortunate enough to get another, but it would take a pretty
    decent trading piece to let it go..

    #5 41 days ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    I was thinking the same thing (Bowlette). A 1950 single Player which actually scores Regulation bowling.
    I traded one for my first Majorettes, and was fortunate enough to get another, but it would take a pretty
    decent trading piece to let it go..

    Ugh I let my Majorettes and Bowlette go. Miss them both. I'm such an idiot.

    #6 41 days ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Ugh I let my Majorettes and Bowlette go. Miss them both. I'm such an idiot.

    I've been an idiot a few times, and paid for it when getting some of those titles back.
    I kinda think Bowlette could possibly be a trading piece, but Majorettes "Not" without
    having another..

    #7 41 days ago

    I have a 1959 United 3-way project for sale with a 6ft lane. About 7ft total including the cabinet. This was the smallest one I've encountered.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fs-1959-united-3-way-shuffle-alley-clean-project

    #8 41 days ago

    Can't believe you still have that? Must be a location thing?

    #9 41 days ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Can't believe you still have that? Must be a location thing?

    Dunno. Shuffle alleys take up a decent sized footprint, so probably not everyone has room for one.

    #10 41 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Dunno. Shuffle alleys take up a decent sized footprint, so probably not everyone has room for one.

    I get that for sure. In my area games not nearly as neat seem to sell for quite a bit more. As I've mentioned before I kind of feel like for a shuffle this one has the best of both worlds. Attractive cabinet and multiple games. Ones before are pretty but one game and many aren't regulation. Ones after start to get kind of ugly in my opinion.

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    #11 28 days ago

    I just saw an add on mr. pinball for a bank shuffle.

    #12 28 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I have a 1959 United 3-way project for sale with a 6ft lane. About 7ft total including the cabinet. This was the smallest one I've encountered.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fs-1959-united-3-way-shuffle-alley-clean-project

    Interesting because the flyer says this game is 8.5ft long. Maybe I need to reconsider how these games are measured? I always assumed this was overall length.

    http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/3way.jpg

    #13 28 days ago
    Quoted from pinballdaveh:

    I just saw an add on mr. pinball for a bank shuffle.

    I couldn't find a pic of one anywhere but suspect it is similar to Chicago Coin's Rebound Shuffle. Kind of neat.

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    #14 28 days ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    Interesting because the flyer says this game is 8.5ft long. Maybe I need to reconsider how these games are measured? I always assumed this was overall length.
    http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/3way.jpg

    No, my mistake. Technically, the lane section is about 8ft. I was subtracting the depth of the cabinet when I shouldn't have.

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