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Used balls

By bbhenry2000

6 years ago


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    #1 6 years ago

    What do you do with the old balls when you replace them in your machines? I'm thinking they might be pretty awesome in a sturdy slingshot. Maybe even for protection as the center of a monkey's fist.

    #2 6 years ago

    You carry them in your pocket when you ride your motorcycle and when someone rides your ass or cuts you off you introduce them to pinball

    #3 6 years ago

    I cut names in them for marketing fun. Lol.

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    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    You carry them in your pocket when you ride your motorcycle and when someone rides your ass or cuts you off you introduce them to pinball

    Hahaha. I could see a 6 o'clock news feature on road rage coming out of that.

    #5 6 years ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    I cut names in them for marketing fun. Lol.

    Those are really cool.

    #6 6 years ago

    Another possible way of “using” them:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-pyramid-bracket

    #7 6 years ago

    Ben Wa

    #8 6 years ago

    Some pinsiders have posted pic's of trophys they've made out of them when having tourneys.

    #9 6 years ago

    I have a ton of them in a drawer if anyone wants them. Just pay the shipping.

    #10 6 years ago

    Feed them to my goats. They love them

    #11 6 years ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    I cut names in them for marketing fun. Lol.

    Nice Waterjet

    #12 6 years ago

    I want to learn how to weld, so I can build a rolling ball sculpture for them.

    #13 6 years ago

    Hum that '80s Bangles hit "Walk Like an Egyptian" and build these:

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    #14 6 years ago
    Quoted from GLSP3022:

    I have a ton of them in a drawer if anyone wants them. Just pay the shipping.

    Since you live in the US, I'm going to assume you define a "ton" as 2,000 imperial pounds. The average pinball weighs 80 grams, and when doing the conversion math this would equate to 11,340 pinballs (I'm rounding up 1/5 of a pinball since I assume you don't have fractional pinballs).

    Now lets put these 11,340 pinballs in a shipping crate. Assuming you placed them in a perfect 23 x 23 ball lattice (529 pinballs per layer) one layer on top of another (22 vertical layers with the top layer being partially filled), you would need a crate built with 3/4" wide lumber that was approximately 26" per side outer diameter width and depth with a height of about 25".

    The container would be Class 50 based upon weight density, and using UPS ground freight transportation (assuming lift gate required for pickup and delivery and $0 value), UPS quotes shipping fees at $1,508.57 USD.

    Therefore, while your offer to give me your ton of pinballs for free is tempting, the freight expense makes it cost prohibitive for me at this point in time.

    BTW: How big is that drawer you are storing all of these in currently?

    #15 6 years ago

    I wrapped mine up and put them in the White Elephant Game at Christmas. . .

    #16 6 years ago

    There is a smart ass in every group

    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    There is a smart ass in every group

    I resemble that remark.

    #18 6 years ago
    #19 6 years ago

    Sell them at salvage rates.

    #20 6 years ago

    And how do you suppose I make that suggestion? "Umm, Baby, it may be time for a tuneup." Bawhahaha

    #21 6 years ago

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