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Where’s vid1900?


By eagle18

7 days ago



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    #151 5 days ago

    I think we have enough of a description to get a sketch artist on this...

    #152 5 days ago

    Maybe he’s in Paris

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    Too soon?

    #153 5 days ago

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    #154 5 days ago

    If he's Julian Assange that explains why he isn't active.

    #155 5 days ago
    Quoted from cichlid:

    I never heard about that one, but I've not been on Pinside in the last few months. He has done a bunch of playfields for people I know.
    He did a restoration and repopulation on a Whitewater playfield for me about 4 months before he went crazy.

    The police did not think it was a "misunderstanding".
    Vid will look you in the eye and say "I'm wearing a beard because I was in a movie today", "I'm driving my cousin's $200,000 car because he wants me to keep it away from his crazy wife while he overseas." or "It's not a bulletproof vest, it's a bandage." and you want to believe it, but it can't be anything other than lies.

    What are you talking about?? This is so odd, I’m totally lost. Police report ?! You invited the guy into your house and there was a clear mis understanding (why would vid knowingly slamyour son into the wall when he’s there helping you fix a machine?)

    Besides all that, plenty of people have seen him or know him apparently but no one has said what he actually looks like other than the one account of ‘leathery and old’. This is bizarre - so much mystery.

    What is vids history, where does all his pin knowledge come from? Apparently he’s a big Strat guitar player as well?

    #156 5 days ago

    He could be out shopping for bargains at ALDIs.

    I do hope Vid is just taking some time off.

    There are other forums I have participated in that have had popular members reach their saturation point to where they have just had enough. That is the problem with knowing your sh!t -- everyone always wants to ask your opinion or pick your brain about something. I can understand how getting asked what wax to use on my playfield for the 10,000th time gets to be a burden and takes the fun out of a hobby you enjoy.

    I've never met Vid in person (that I am aware of). I am a nobody to him but to his credit he has always replied to my posts in his guides or on the occasion I've sent him a PM. I definitely respect his expertise of pinball as well as the other areas of well rounded knowledge he would offer up. He either really does his homework before making a post or the guy is just damn intelligent in a lot of areas. I also get his sense of humor, the entertainment factor is one of the plusses of reading some of his posts. He can seamlessly combine something funny with something factual.

    Sad to hear that others may have had negative experiences with him -- hopefully at some point those can be moved beyond or resolved.

    If you are reading Vid I hope to see your presence again at some point. If the pinball has lost some of its shine though I get that and hope you continue to enjoy your guitars and music while grilling on your ALDIs big black egg.

    #157 5 days ago

    Vid posted this picture of himself in a vids a treasure thread . I thought he was a secret agent who used his pinball tech skills as a cover ,played in a rock band and co stared in pornos with Seka and liked to get in old fashion bar fights just for fun. Whats not to like Vid Rocks

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    #158 5 days ago
    Quoted from cichlid:

    You guys are all buddy buddy with him at the shows
    I saw him in Clay's parking lot unloading boxes, and that is ironic since Clay hates him.
    He is big, old and leathery like he was in a fire or he is a reptile.
    I was told by two people that at Pinball Expo, he had a giant full beard and mustache and had dyed all his hair red-brown instead of white.

    Dude i have no idea wtf he looks like?

    You described him as some kind of Hulk figure.

    Maybe he is on the run

    #159 5 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Maybe he is on the run

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    #160 5 days ago
    Quoted from plowpusher:

    Vid posted this picture of himself in a vids a treasure thread . I thought he was a secret agent who used his pinball tech skills as a cover ,played in a rock band and co stared in pornos with Seka and liked to get in old fashion bar fights just for fun. Whats not to like Vid Rocks
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    He looks like he is about 9’ tall in that pic.

    #161 5 days ago

    And since we are offering up ideas of what he looks like, here is mine.

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    #162 5 days ago
    Quoted from plowpusher:

    Vid posted this picture of himself in a vids a treasure thread . I thought he was a secret agent who used his pinball tech skills as a cover ,played in a rock band and co stared in pornos with Seka and liked to get in old fashion bar fights just for fun. Whats not to like Vid Rocks
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    Haha I forgot about porn star vid. I remeber someone saying he was like 6’8”. I hope he’s just taking a break because he’s easily the most uniquely interesting guy on these boards for me. He’s got great taste in music and guitars to boot.

    #163 5 days ago

    Vid looks alot like boxer Nikolai Valuev in that pic above.

    #164 5 days ago

    I heard he was in the Ukraine trying to perfect the perfect playfield cleaner and wax.

    #165 5 days ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    He was there but you don't know what he looks like?

    He's full of it, check out his forum activity, Vid assaulted his son and he files a police report yet he's in a bunch of his threads up voting him

    #166 5 days ago

    You want to say something funny but not sure if it would come off as funny, creepy, sick, or just plain wrong, and you don’t want to trivialize somebody getting hurt either. This thread neads legal advise or a moderator to get to the bottom... this speculation of is it real or fake is kinda funny but then again not, all at the same time. Talk about you Ambiguously Real Duo...

    #167 5 days ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    This thread neads legal advise or a moderator to get to the bottom...

    I think the moderator might actually be a lawyer lol. Its a bullshit story anyway and even if its not who gives a F? Call the damn police, not pinside.

    #168 5 days ago
    Quoted from kvan99:

    He's full of it, check out his forum activity, Vid assaulted his son and he files a police report yet he's in a bunch of his threads up voting him

    Look at Cicliid's Avatar, he's full of shit

    #169 5 days ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    You want to say something funny but not sure if it would come off as funny, creepy, sick, or just plain wrong, and you don’t want to trivialize somebody getting hurt either. This thread neads legal advise or a moderator to get to the bottom... this speculation of is it real or fake is kinda funny but then again not, all at the same time. Talk about you Ambiguously Real Duo...

    I get what you're saying now, it's true, but not everyone takes their life and well being super serious...I would be flattered to think folks were joking at my demise, in fact I actually have explicit instructions in my trust which absolutely forbids any sappy eulogy or speaking on my behalf, instead the lights shall dim and the "Thong Song" will begin playing followed by "Baby Got Back" Followed by the Looney Tunes outro music with a Bugs Bunny "Thats all Folks"
    If everyone walks out laughing then I win...

    #170 5 days ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    This thread neads legal advise or a moderator to get to the bottom... this speculation of is it real or fake is kinda funny but then again not, all at the same time. Talk about you Ambiguously Real Duo...

    I’ve already given my opinion, but in summary here it is:

    The photo is fake (the one he posted of himself is not him), the alleged attack to keep him out of Expo a couple years ago was made up for a laugh that he was in on, no one on the mod team has any idea who vid is IRL and he has protected his identity rather zealously (I’m not saying no one on the site knows him obviously), and none of us know why he isn’t here at the moment.

    I’m personally worried about him and hope he is okay and comes back soon. I have a tremendous amount of respect for vid and he has been one of my favorite members here for many years. The vid1900 posting on the other forum referenced earlier does not appear to be our vid1900, but I couldn’t say that for certain obviously...and I’ve not looked at it super closely.

    #171 5 days ago

    I'm actually kinda worried about him, too, though not 100% because you just never know with mysterious guys you've only interacted with online. I would feel like crap though if I was joking around about his absence and then found out he was seriously hurt or had kicked the bucket. I'm sorry to hear that others have had negative experiences with the guy. I've always had positive and extremely helpful exchanges with him here. He's been VERY generous with his time and knowledge with many of us. Heck, I even do laundry better than I used to because of him, not to mention playfield restorations.

    #172 5 days ago

    Well as I said he's currently active on the strat talk forums. That is, I presume it is the same vid1900, those that were in his guitar thread know that he is into strats. I just hope he didn't get fed up and desert us because of stupid MJ.

    #173 5 days ago

    This is said to be an actual photo of the "attack". Jeez, poor child.. that guy is a monster!

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    #174 5 days ago

    I don't know who Vid is, but have always wondered. He's always been very helpful both in threads or whenever I've sent him a PM. I know he lives in the Detroit, Michigan area. I'm pretty sure Clay and him know each other, so at least one person knows Vid's identity. I'm sure other Michigan area pinballers knowingly or unknowingly know him. He was an operator in the 90s, so my guess is he'd have to be 50+ age wise.

    #175 5 days ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Well as I said he's currently active on the strat talk forums. That is, I presume it is the same vid1900, those that were in his guitar thread know that he is into strats. I just hope he didn't get fed up and desert us because of stupid MJ.

    MJ?

    #176 5 days ago

    All I know is one day he’s going to have to face his brother...

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    Side note. vid has always been extremely helpful to me in PMs over the years. Great guy.

    #177 5 days ago

    As mentioned, he’s been hanging out in the Aussie forum; reports of his demise are just an exaggeration.
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    (though he may not be as loquacious as he usually is)

    #178 5 days ago

    I have learned a ton off of Vid, and his posts are truly and asset to the community. I would have never attempted to repair or clearcoat any of my playfields if it were not for him. Sometimes people just need a break. Being someone who has a relatively high profile on here attracts the mental midget types to try and knock him down a notch here and there, and probably gets annoying at times. I probably would have never lasted as long. As for what he looks like from the descriptions already given, I always figured he was one of these two:

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    #179 5 days ago

    Micheal Jackson. Vid had an MJ thread closed when I spoke with him last. I private messaged him and went back and forth. The thread was about the upcoming hbo documentary on MJ and pedophelia. I actually left pinside right for awhile after I spoke with him and it appears he did too.

    #180 5 days ago

    VID FOR PRESIDENT !

    #181 4 days ago

    Leaving a pinball hobbyists forum over the king of pop? The legend continues.

    #182 4 days ago

    Such a shame the MJ discussion would be the reason he left. Not surprised because Pinside has chased away many of it's own members and it's normally due to non pinball related discussions when everyone thinks their opinions are facts.

    #183 4 days ago
    Quoted from BoJo:

    Such a shame the MJ discussion would be the reason he left. Not surprised because Pinside has chased away many of it's own members and it's normally due to non pinball related discussions when everyone thinks their opinions are facts.

    It's been a real bummer to see some of the great collectors with knowledge leave. There's a handful of knuckleheads that have literally annoyed the forum right out of them... like you said, it's not surprising.

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    #184 4 days ago
    Quoted from 27dnast:

    It's been a real bummer to see some of the great collectors with knowledge leave. There's a handful of knuckleheads that have literally annoyed the forum right out of them... like you said, it's not surprising.

    The knowledge that has left is what really is disappointing. Back in the RGP days if you had a technical problem you would get so much help and that is what kept me in the hobby. On Pinside when there is a technical post you normally see crickets in the response. However make a thread comparing the newest JJP to Stern or about your ghosting PF and you get 500 posts. Guess since everyone just buys NIB now you don't really need to know how to work on games and end up selling them before something breaks.

    #185 4 days ago

    Interestingly, he's had activity on here every single day up until March 11th. Then nothing. Even looking at his posts on the 11th, there's nothing there at all that's like "FU guys, I'm outta here!". Just silence.

    Maybe he just gave up Pinside for Lent. Maybe...

    #186 4 days ago
    Quoted from BoJo:

    The knowledge that has left is what really is disappointing. Back in the RGP days if you had a technical problem you would get so much help and that is what kept me in the hobby. On Pinside when there is a technical post you normally see crickets in the response. However make a thread comparing the newest JJP to Stern or about your ghosting PF and you get 500 posts. Guess since everyone just buys NIB now you don't really need to know how to work on games and end up selling them before something breaks.

    Yeah - the tenor has definitely changed. There's a decent repair group on FB (if you're on FB). Is there another forum where the tech guys have gone?

    #187 4 days ago

    I'll do you one better. Why is Vid1900?

    #188 4 days ago
    Quoted from BoJo:

    The knowledge that has left is what really is disappointing. Back in the RGP days if you had a technical problem you would get so much help and that is what kept me in the hobby. On Pinside when there is a technical post you normally see crickets in the response. However make a thread comparing the newest JJP to Stern or about your ghosting PF and you get 500 posts. Guess since everyone just buys NIB now you don't really need to know how to work on games and end up selling them before something breaks.

    I've been fortunate to have some great help here when I have asked via a technical post. There are still some great folks here helping, although I know a bunch have been lost over the years.

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    #189 4 days ago

    I know how to bring him back.

    dimples

    My new Iron Maiden has dimples - I bet they are using softer wood and harder balls now than they used to. None of the Bally/Williams games back in the day had dimples like this!!

    #190 4 days ago
    Quoted from SunKing:

    I know how to bring him back.
    dimples
    My new Iron Maiden has dimples - I bet they are using softer wood and harder balls now than they used to. None of the Bally/Williams games back in the day had dimples like this!!

    That's like saying his name backwards three times

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    #191 4 days ago
    Quoted from SunKing:

    I know how to bring him back.

    dimples

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    #192 4 days ago

    Clay will be back, just getting the vfw ready for the show in 2 weeks.

    #193 4 days ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

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    LOL

    #194 4 days ago
    Quoted from BoJo:

    Such a shame the MJ discussion would be the reason he left. Not surprised because Pinside has chased away many of it's own members and it's normally due to non pinball related discussions when everyone thinks their opinions are facts.

    That's a fact!

    #195 4 days ago

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    #196 4 days ago

    well said pdxmonkey

    mods, close the topic!

    #197 4 days ago

    I knew Vid was Kaiser Soucez!

    #198 4 days ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    This thread neads legal advise or a moderator to get to the bottom....

    How about that lawyer from the Kevin Kulek thread? He was a character.

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    #199 4 days ago

    I just got a phone call from an Ohio collector. He spoke to Vid and everything is ok, he is alive and well in Ohio. He is just taking a break from Pinside and something called KLOV.

    #200 4 days ago

    So I take it nobody is getting their preorder money back for a shiny new in box vid1900? Darn.

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