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Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield


By swinks

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I have been chatting with a well known US pinball artist Wade Krause who specialises in reproduction backglasses and playfields about doing a run of 1976 Gottlieb Surf Champ / Surfer playfields.

He is open to doing a small run as he has already done alot of the hard work having already done all the machining files and art files for it as he was involved in the clear Surf Champ quite a few years ago.

Hi will only consider doing a run if he can get a minimum of 20 orders. Cost (based at mid 2017) would be approximately $650 USD + another $50 for postage in the US and unknown for shipping to Aus - guessing another $200. Time frame would be roughly 18 - 24 months as he has other projects already booked in and he is a one man show and a perfectionist. So at a guess Dec 2018 to June 2019.

For me I am wanting a minty fresh looking Surf Champ playfield.

If curious check out these links, and join in on the chat.

https://pinballplayfields.wordpress.com/

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decided to add names here of those that are in and remove those that no longer want in.

Need 20-25 people -

Update 14-7-19 - but sadly I have sold my machine so if anyone wants to take over and push this they can take the list below and build on it, and reach out to these remaining guys as it has been a while and some might have bailed - sorry guys.

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Note: 14-7-19 - Kingpinman is in for 2 playfields

#2 2 years ago

who is this wade krause you speak of? never heard of him around here.

just kidding good luck with the 20. they made over 10k of just the surf champs alone, so a lot survived and many have it in their collection.

#3 2 years ago

cheers mate, we will see how it goes, I hope it happens

#4 2 years ago

I had mine restored locally, but have never been happy with it. I know how good Wade's work is as I have an Atlantis PF from him and its awesome.

Put me down for a Surf Champ please Jady!

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from pocketscience:

I had mine restored locally, but have never been happy with it. I know how good Wade's work is as I have an Atlantis PF from him and its awesome.
Put me down for a Surf Champ please Jady!

no worries added

#6 2 years ago

Thanks for putting this list together Jady, please add me as well.

A sideways plug for a few other playfields Wade may consider if there is enough interest....

Buckaroo
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1965-gottlieb-buckaroo-new-playfield-poll

Cowpoke
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1963-gottlieb-slick-chick-new-playfield-poll

#7 2 years ago

Cool vid thanks

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Thanks for putting this list together Jady, please add me as well.
A sideways plug for a few other playfields Wade may consider if there is enough interest....
Buckaroo
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1965-gottlieb-buckaroo-new-playfield-poll
Cowpoke
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1963-gottlieb-slick-chick-new-playfield-poll

Hoping for Strange World too at some point...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/who-wants-a-strange-world-playfield

3 weeks later
#9 2 years ago

a little bump just incase people have missed this one...

#10 2 years ago

Don't own the machine but it has drop targets. Put me down for one. Wade seems to be focusing on drop target games right now and I love it!

#11 2 years ago

Surf Champ/Surfer is a great game.

My SC playfield is in super shape as it was HUO 30 years so I will have to pass on a new Playfield.

Good luck in your quest though.

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#12 2 years ago

very nice, make sure to join the surfing pinball club thread and post the pics there

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/surfing-the-tube-club-surf-champ-surfer

#13 2 years ago

couple more names added to the list - one more and a 1/3 the way there

1 week later
#14 2 years ago

a little update, we are up to 7 people on the list

3 months later
#15 2 years ago

(bump)

#16 2 years ago

bumpity bump

gotta be a dozen more people wanting / needing this playfield

4 months later
#17 1 year ago

I'm into it. Got a Surf Champ I'm doing a total restore on.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from Leftshoe:

I'm into it. Got a Surf Champ I'm doing a total restore on.

I will put your name down, hopefully can get a few more people, almost half way there.

2 weeks later
#20 1 year ago

Put me down for a playfield!

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Put me down for a playfield!

cheers added

#22 1 year ago

Ooooo, I'm in for one.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from eh97ac:

Ooooo, I'm in for one.

excellent, you are added

we are half way, have 10 names and need 10 more.

#24 1 year ago

This will be awesome if we get the numbers. Wade does an amazing job - I still marvel at the quality of the Atlantis PF I got from him.

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from pocketscience:

This will be awesome if we get the numbers. Wade does an amazing job - I still marvel at the quality of the Atlantis PF I got from him.

Tell me about it! I've got Atlantis, Sky Jump, Sing Along and 2 Wizards! with Wade Krause playfields. Very nice! 2001 will soon join the lineup.

10 months later
#26 10 months ago

just a little bump, another person added to the list today

have 1, need 9 more

1 month later
#27 9 months ago

I just talked to the owner of the pinball playfield protectors buisness in Germany. He said he needs 5-6 people to commit to him about making a protector for the Surfer/ Surf Champ playfield to make it cost effective. I would like to have one while we wait for Wade to make the playfields, (which may never happen).
Would anyone be interested also? The OP told me he would get one, so that's 2. Hopefully we can get a few more people in on it.

#28 9 months ago

yes I am in until new repro playfields can be made

thanks gjm

#29 9 months ago

The PIMP needs one! Full Krause playfield that is. Put me on the list!

#30 9 months ago

What about some new reproduction backglasses?

#31 9 months ago
Quoted from PinballPimp:

The PIMP needs one! Full Krause playfield that is. Put me on the list!

added to the list

Quoted from Theo_Ioannis:

What about some new reproduction backglasses?

can get them here
http://bgresto.com/?p=1039

#32 9 months ago

Yeah but I like silk screening better......like Shay or Ron Webb

#33 9 months ago

I guess if we get the numbers for the playfield Wade may do a Backglass - won't hurt to ask as he has the designs for when he did the see through Surf Champ

but gotta get the playfield number first

#34 9 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

added to the list

can get them here
http://bgresto.com/?p=1039

What's one of these cost? Do they have the Surfer version? Wait... Can you convert a Surfer to a Surf Champ?

#35 9 months ago

Why? I would rather have a Surfer, backglass looks better with fewer score reels.

#36 9 months ago

Yeah I have a Surf Champ but through a multi purchase that a pinhead in Syndey organise I got a Surfer Backglass and he got a Surf Champ. It was a couple of years ago now but I think it was about $375 AUD and it's real nice.

I scored a full set of Surfer backbox mechs so one day want to make a surfer backbox and swap out into my Surf Champ

#37 9 months ago

You can put me down for a Surf Champ playfield!

How many more do you need?

#38 9 months ago

You are added ChipS

I have got 13 names now, so 7 more though it's been a while so some people may have dropped off the list.

2 months later
#39 7 months ago

Put me down for 1 PF

#40 7 months ago

I’ll take one and will commit to buying one if I can get on the list?

#41 7 months ago

thanks guys, both added to the list, we are at 15 though list has been open for 2 years so dare say some drop outs

1 week later
#43 6 months ago

I’m still in!

#44 6 months ago

I’m looking for a game but will take a playfield anyway. Anyone have a surfer or surf Champ for sale?

#45 6 months ago

I'm still in

#46 6 months ago

thanks guys, I have added you John_in_NC and added the list to the first post so people can check they are still on.

#47 6 months ago

I have a similar list running for the soon to be redone Fast Draw playfields if anyone is interested.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-licensed-reproduction-fastquick-draw-playfields/page/3#post-4899320

2 months later
#48 4 months ago

id be interested in one. so put me down

#49 4 months ago

You may want to contact the OP and/or WK to let them know personally. Not sure if they keep track of these rather dead/old/stale threads on head counts regarding PF interest. Just a thought, email them. Google WK or bike/pinnut for more contact info.

#50 4 months ago

3 more to go

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