I attended my first large pinball show this weekend. I have been a pinball fan since 2008. I got in and out of pinball collecting since then. I will cut right to the topic now. I was appalled by the treatment of pinball machines in all areas of the show (vendor area, free play, and special game room). I witnessed some things that made me literally cringe. Now it always takes a few to ruin it for everyone that’s just the way the world is, but some people’s actions were uncalled for. I won’t go into too many specific details, but I will mention a few.
I saw a Batman 66 get lifted on its side two legs and get shaked vigorously because a ball was stuck. All I could think of is a cracked cabinet.
I saw nudging that was more on the lines of thrashing.
I saw an attack from mars get slammed up and down due to a ball that was stuck.
Now I just want to say to the vendors and people who bring games I can’t thank you enough for bringing them. I played many games I always wanted to and never have before. Not everyone was harsh on them.
I think alcohol fueled a little of the thrashing at show. Just my observation.
Common sense is these aren’t your games to thrash, just play them like normal
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