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When to accept "you're just no good (at pinball)"?


By curban

4 months ago



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    #49 4 months ago

    I'm not that good, but I am getting better. I hang around for those occasional killer balls that make the adrenaline rush.

    For some strange reason, I think I will go broke dropping quarters into and arcade machine, but have no problem with spending thousands just to save a few quarters

    Seriously, I am getting better and get some lucky games in once in awhile. But as the others talk up, it is all about having fun. Enjoy them. Have gun playing them. But keep your eyes and brain open on how the shot is made. Case in point: Most of the highly needed shots are made at the very tip of the flipper; A few need to be backhand shots. But most are at the tip of the flipper.

    You have to work on your reflexes. Especially your hand/eye coordination.

    But have fun first.

    #60 4 months ago
    Quoted from curban:

    Wow. Lotsa tips and encouragement in this thread. Thanks everyone.
    Laid off the Sterns and let Getaway kick my ass tonight.
    I could probably spend some time on videos and learning a bit more technique, but seems the consensus is to ‘just enjoy’ and don’t worry too much about where I’m at on the scoreboard.

    Go to youtube and type in " pinball flipper skills". You will find some good instructions in there. You have to have good flipper skills to progress.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pinball+flipper+skills

    Now, if someone would write a book on how to learn all of the rules for the super duper pinball machine of lifetime the perhaps I would know what I am doing on a late model pin.

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