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The official 2018 Golden state pinball festival thread.


By mrgone

2 years ago



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    #136 2 years ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    super convenient

    Depend undergarments are super convenient as well. If we follow your logic -- where does the madness end???
    -mof

    8 months later
    #405 1 year ago

    "Too soon!"
    -mof

    1 month later
    #557 1 year ago
    Quoted from fireball2:

    they stole Viking out from under me right off the floor on Saturday morning and put it into the tourney!

    Horrible.

    I'd propose any game used for tournaments has a double.

    Mof

    4 weeks later
    #954 1 year ago

    +1 added
    Whirlwind is coming up.
    -mof

    #1092 1 year ago

    75°F ??? Don't pass out from the heat man!
    Nice tunes...
    but
    Stay alert...
    -mof

    #1104 1 year ago

    I'm up by 1...
    Mof

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    #1198 1 year ago

    Damn, another one I didn't get to meet -- I think we need to get Pinside badges printed up again next show. That really helps
    -mof

    #1234 1 year ago

    Big cheers to PDX -- he's got some love for the hobby man... We are lucky to have him on the west coast... Super generous guy.

    -mof

    #1235 1 year ago

    What's the cheapest vehicle to rent for 3 days to bring up more pins than will fit in your car?
    I wish I had 2-3-4-5 pins with me, and I went with 1 cause that's all I can carry in the old rav4...

    -mof

    #1238 1 year ago

    Speaking of initials... who is ALX?

    -mof

    #1239 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheDrewster:

    powder hand soap

    I may be installing one of those borax dispensers in my game room bathroom -- it was a fun nostalgia hit -- and I think it might be superior for cleaning real pinball dirt off from restoring machines... lol

    -mof

    #1248 1 year ago

    I liked how on my Whirlwind MANY women played it... I'd say 2/3 of the people on it.
    It's just an observation on a light-blue, non-porny, original themed game...

    On the final day, a young hockey player was on it for hours. I told him it's ok if you keep looking back for people in line...
    I gave him some tips, and he turned his 2mil average into a whopping 26million HS... Prolly top-10 all time on that machine. He said that made the show for him - hopefully he wanders into coin-op Sac and gets his toes wet at some point.

    -mof

    #1314 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dr-Willy:

    open uhaul trailer

    How many does it hold?

    #1323 1 year ago

    Yeah, thanks to greywolf for letting me know my game had 2 issues, and 72devils for helping me diagnose it.

    * dirty opto for single drop -- cleaned right up
    * fan/discs off -- connector came unplugged in head (from moving it!)

    -mof

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    #1338 1 year ago

    That 3-day weekend show felt really good -- the whole thing. However, I didn't realize how good it felt, until the feeling was gone...

    I drove home on 580, and as I hit Altamont pass I felt a warm blanket of pinball love and generosity suddenly lift away. It was a little cold for a moment... I saw a light haze in the sky, and there were once again masses of homes as far as the eye could see and my brain knew it was "back to the grind" time... and I thought -- "What the heck just happened for three days? How did that feel different than the daily grind?"

    I contemplated -- well, perhaps what we are doing is putting on a "virtual Disneyland (of pinball)" for families for 3 days, and then... it vanishes like a Tibetan sand mandala... Nobody will ever know what we accomplished together, unless you were there. It was safe, warm, generous, and family-friendly in feel. It's something very special. Religion and politics were checked at the door, and all different kinds of people become cool to hang out with for 3+ days with one common goal -- enjoy pinball. It's quite an amazing feat to accomplish to bring people together like that.

    I think the most amazing aspect of the hobby when experienced at a show -- is that people with very different tastes and beliefs come together for one common cause, and it just lets the best in people shine through...

    It's a true space of teamwork, fun and generosity. When it's over, I miss it. It leaves me wondering -- How can I learn to create more of that good feeling in my "day life" -- how can I remind myself to add in more teamwork, fun and generosity?

    So I thank everyone that planned, volunteered, and just showed up. It feels really good to have a common cause with a big team to bring smiles to people...

    -mof

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