(Topic ID: 237030)

Standing or sitting?


By n1teowl

7 months ago



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  • 27 posts
  • 24 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 months ago by Moeman65
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    Topic poll

    “Sit or stand?”

    • Always standing 94 votes
      84%
    • Prefer sitting when possible 7 votes
      6%
    • I'm good either way 11 votes
      10%

    (112 votes by 111 Pinsiders)

    #1 7 months ago

    I have seen a few pics of gamerooms with stools in front of pins. It seems like sitting would take away any ability to nudge the machine. I can't imagine sitting down while I play. Is that just me?

    10
    #2 7 months ago

    I stand when I play / sit when I pee - Please no name calling...

    #3 7 months ago

    If you get the stool in just the right spot, it is quite enjoyable to sit and play. You can lean and rock a bit, and the stool keeps the rage tilts under control a bit

    -31
    #4 7 months ago

    Nudging is cheating, never shake a machine unless you are a very poor player!!

    #5 7 months ago

    Standing #1
    Sitting #2

    16
    #6 7 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Nudging is cheating, never shake a machine unless you are a very poor player!!

    Really hope this is sarcasm or it might be the dumbest post I've read on pinside.

    #7 7 months ago

    I usually play sitting on a bar stool.

    The reasons are my age, and I play a lot so standing kills my back.

    #8 7 months ago

    Haven't sat much since when I worked at an arcade and played all day... And smoked... God that was great *deep cough*

    #9 7 months ago

    Standing. I move around too much to sit.

    #10 7 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Nudging is cheating, never shake a machine unless you are a very poor player!!

    #11 7 months ago

    I got some nice barstools so sitwhile playing about 98% of the time. Otherwise my legs get tired and feet sore. That happens especially when I go to shows like MGC. Why stand when you can be comfy and sit?

    #12 7 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Nudging is cheating, never shake a machine unless you are a very poor player!!

    Tilt warnings are a resource, like lives in a video game or gold in Dungeons And Dragons. If you aren't taking advantage of them, it's a waste. TNA actually gives out extra tilt warnings in the mystery award.

    But in regards to the original question, I only know one A Division level player who likes sitting while he plays and it depends on the game. He usually does it when playing early solid states or EMs. And I've seen him tilt while sitting.

    #13 7 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Nudging is cheating, never shake a machine unless you are a very poor player!!

    Everything is fair! The craft of shaking, nudging and a occasional bump comes with perfecting the skill. That is why there is a tilt installed. Removing the tilt, adding balls, blocking off drains etc. is a poor player's initiative. SO ROCK AND ROLL!

    #14 7 months ago

    Unless sometime has a legit reason why they are unable to stand to play or too short (kids), It always drives me nuts to see people sit on a stool to play pinball. Don't be lazy!

    #15 7 months ago
    Quoted from valgalder:

    Unless sometime has a legit reason why they are unable to stand to play or too short (kids), It always drives me nuts to see people sit on a stool to play pinball. Don't be lazy!

    So how do you tell if someone has a “legit” reason or not? If that drives you nuts you are probably too stressed

    Playing pinball should be fun. If the player wants to sit, they should sit.

    #16 7 months ago

    I always play standing.

    #17 7 months ago

    For those who think you can't play well sitting, I have a good friend, Chris, who always sits. Chris is a very good player. Chris once ruled the universe twice on my AFM...sitting. He reached the final mode on my Scared Stiff on his second game ever. He defeated it on his fourth. I like to stand. Chris likes to sit. Chris is good. I am not.

    #18 7 months ago

    I keep no chairs or stools in the gameroom.....stand or suffer!

    #19 7 months ago

    I stand...

    Although, in my yute, I took the handlebars off an exercise bike and would pull it up to the pin and pedal/play - technically sitting... and doing two things poorly at the same time.

    #20 7 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Nudging is cheating, never shake a machine unless you are a very poor player!!

    Quoted from Mitch:

    Really hope this is sarcasm or it might be the dumbest post I've read on pinside.

    Wow, I laughed when I read TomTest’s post. I was quite sure it was tongue firmly in cheek.

    #21 7 months ago

    I have heard there is a standing rule about playing pinball...and the rule still stands.

    #22 7 months ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    ... was quite sure it was tongue firmly in cheek.

    You never know around here

    #23 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    For those who think you can't play well sitting, I have a good friend, Chris, who always sits. Chris is a very good player. Chris once ruled the universe twice on my AFM...sitting. He reached the final mode on my Scared Stiff on his second game ever. He defeated it on his fourth. I like to stand. Chris likes to sit. Chris is good. I am not.

    But you have other pinball skills!

    #24 7 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Standing #1
    Sitting #2

    I saw what you did there...

    #25 7 months ago

    The other day I watched a video of a guy blowing up an Iron Maiden while sitting. That night I tried sitting while playing and got GC on a pin the first game.

    Interesting to play a pin from a different perspective. Since I'm a tall player, my POV is more top down and I think I may like the POV while sitting. While playing I also eventually start leaning my weight on my wrists which is solved by sitting. I'm going to keep the stool in front of my games and try sitting when playing the other ones. So far I've only played one pin when sitting, so my experience may vary on other pins.

    #26 7 months ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    Wow, I laughed when I read TomTest’s post. I was quite sure it was tongue firmly in cheek.

    Yes it was a dig towards moeman who shakes the hell out of my machines, just an abusive player-that's how he always beats me!!

    #27 7 months ago
    Quoted from tomtest:

    Yes it was a dig towards moeman who shakes the hell out of my machines, just an abusive player-that's how he always beats me!!

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