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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!


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7 years ago



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#3801 17 days ago

Just finished this game, everything was dropping 100+ tolls, 2 mega doors, and a bunch of jackpots. Loving this game the more I play it. 29th spot, I’ll keep creeping up the ranks

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#3802 17 days ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

Keep an eye on Marco. They've been offering free shipping on orders over $99 recently. Bought a CPR PF from them.

Good for you. I’m Canadian. No free shipping for us

#3803 17 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

Just finished this game, everything was dropping 100+ tolls, 2 mega doors, and a bunch of jackpots. Loving this game the more I play it. 29th spot, I’ll keep creeping up the ranks
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Wish I could do that. Mine kicks my ass

#3804 17 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

Just finished this game, everything was dropping 100+ tolls, 2 mega doors, and a bunch of jackpots. Loving this game the more I play it. 29th spot, I’ll keep creeping up the ranks
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Dude that’s an insane score. 3 ball??

I think my high is like 36,000,000

#3805 17 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Dude that’s an insane score. 3 ball??
I think my high is like 36,000,000

Yes 3 ball, normal settings. I lost count on extra balls. Are the high scores based only on 3 balls and no extra balls? Like in PAPA tournament play? If so I will take extra balls off. How do you guys play?

#3806 17 days ago

Mine's on 5 ball and unlimited extra balls. But that's what the arcade we played it at always had it set to 5 ball. We still get our asses kicked on it all the time.

#3807 17 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

Yes 3 ball, normal settings. I lost count on extra balls. Are the high scores based only on 3 balls and no extra balls? Like in PAPA tournament play? If so I will take extra balls off. How do you guys play?

I think extra balls are included, so you're good.

#3808 17 days ago

I have mine on three ball, no extras. Tournament settings.

#3809 17 days ago

Earning extra balls is part of the fun. I have mine on three balls too.

#3810 16 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

Yes 3 ball, normal settings. I lost count on extra balls. Are the high scores based only on 3 balls and no extra balls? Like in PAPA tournament play? If so I will take extra balls off. How do you guys play?

For the posted scores on pinside its basically factory settings, which is 6 extra balls if I recall. I normally run factory settings. But shut off extra balls from time to time, If I need to get a game in and don’t have 45 minutes lol.

#3811 16 days ago

Does anyone have a spare of this plastic they would sell me? I see one on Epay for $40. That's too much.

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#3812 16 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Does anyone have a spare of this plastic they would sell me? I see one on Epay for $40. That's too much.
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The only place I have seen those is Pinball Center in Europe.I think I saw a group of people ordering from there together on Pinside.

#3813 16 days ago

I have a repro one and... it doesn't look that great. Blue isn't nearly as deep as originals :/

#3814 16 days ago

If I have to replace the display on my Whirlwind, which company makes the best/most reliable replacement one? I haven't tested the voltage yet on the molex connectors, but I suspect the display is burnt out.

My Whirlwind is a project I bought from a guy who left it outside under a tarp for several years, then moved it to a garage with no temperature control.

#3815 16 days ago
Quoted from HydrogenHuman:

If I have to replace the display on my Whirlwind, which company makes the best/most reliable replacement one? I haven't tested the voltage yet on the molex connectors, but I suspect the display is burnt out.
My Whirlwind is a project I bought from a guy who left it outside under a tarp for several years, then moved it to a garage with no temperature control.

Get the White Xpin ones!!

https://xpinpinball.com/product/xp-wms12232/

#3816 15 days ago
Quoted from zacaj:

I have a repro one and... it doesn't look that great. Blue isn't nearly as deep as originals :/

Appreciate the heads up, but it can't be worse than mine. Repro, NOS,or used unbroken I'm happy.

#3817 15 days ago
Quoted from HydrogenHuman:

If I have to replace the display on my Whirlwind, which company makes the best/most reliable replacement one? I haven't tested the voltage yet on the molex connectors, but I suspect the display is burnt out.
My Whirlwind is a project I bought from a guy who left it outside under a tarp for several years, then moved it to a garage with no temperature control.

Put a PinScore in mine.

#3818 15 days ago

First game tonight, been on fire lately

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#3819 15 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

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Does yours play slow or are you just that good? Mine plays like lightning and I feel like it’s because it’s clear coated. Best I’ve done is around 18 million

#3820 15 days ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

Does yours play slow or are you just that good? Mine plays like lightning and I feel like it’s because it’s clear coated. Best I’ve done is around 18 million

Oh it plays fast! And kicks your ass. I just try and slow the play down and pick shots, I like to backhand the lock from the right flipper which helps. And also I don’t try to shoot the cellar from the right flipper too much, because it ends up in the outlanes fast.

I still have the original Mylar which is lifting quite a bit around the inserts. My side ramp is broken as well, I makeshifted a piece of thin steal at the beginning of the ramp so the ball has something to hit. I have a set of cliffys coming in the next few weeks. Hopefully that will help make the side ramp easier to make, I hate plastic ramps!!

#3821 15 days ago

I feel your pain on that broken plastic. Ive been looking for a new one also. $40 is insane. Might have to try making my own one of these days.

#3822 10 days ago

Does anyone have a spare "above right outlane" plastic (features a man + tractor on it). Mine is broken, so anything that is whole will do. PM me what you've got! Thanks!

#3823 10 days ago

For those that bought a CPR Whirlwind mirrored backglass... what are your thoughts? Is it worth the $$?

#3824 10 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

For those that bought a CPR Whirlwind mirrored backglass... what are your thoughts? Is it worth the $$?

I haven’t bought it so my opinion my not matter to you. They are still selling NOS translites for about $80 so for me no, it’s not worth it. You can have a brand new as was sent from factory or you can spend $200 and some change on a backglass with (in my opinion) marginally better results. I’m not one to spend all kinds of money unless it’s needed!

#3825 10 days ago
Quoted from Jmckune:

I haven’t bought it so my opinion my not matter to you. They are still selling NOS translites for about $80 so for me no, it’s not worth it. You can have a brand new as was sent from factory or you can spend $200 and some change on a backglass with (in my opinion) marginally better results. I’m not one to spend all kinds of money unless it’s needed!

I agree..... can you please mention where the new translate is sold at? Thanks

#3826 10 days ago

Pm sent

#3827 10 days ago

I just played a game on this and while I still don’t have it dialed in playing exactly how I like it, this is one beautiful game. So glad I put in the work instead of getting one that was already together but had a worse playfield, this one looks so good in cool white lighting! I need to finish my led job, get a new piece of glass that isn’t scratched all up to properly show off the playfield, and get a new translite. Cliffys are en route!

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#3828 10 days ago

Are there tricks to make the spinning disks more quiet?
I know you can change the settings

Already took them apart and cleaned them, but they are still super noisy.. (A deafening unpleasant noise that is unbearable to listen to with the glass off)
And what I also did is put a noise dampening mat inside the cab.

#3829 10 days ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

Are there tricks to make the spinning disks more quiet?
I know you can change the settings
Already took them apart and cleaned them, but they are still super noisy.. (A deafening unpleasant noise that is unbearable to listen to with the glass off)

That's the sound of the imperfect teeth on the gears, meshing together. They weren't designed to be quiet, just to transfer the motion.

#3830 10 days ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

Are there tricks to make the spinning disks more quiet?
I know you can change the settings
Already took them apart and cleaned them, but they are still super noisy.. (A deafening unpleasant noise that is unbearable to listen to with the glass off)
And what I also did is put a noise dampening mat inside the cab.

I oiled the motor itself and it helped. May or may not be your problem though

#3831 10 days ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

Are there tricks to make the spinning disks more quiet?
I know you can change the settings
Already took them apart and cleaned them, but they are still super noisy.. (A deafening unpleasant noise that is unbearable to listen to with the glass off)
And what I also did is put a noise dampening mat inside the cab.

Put the glass back on?

#3832 10 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I agree..... can you please mention where the new translate is sold at? Thanks

If you or anyone else for that matter needs a new (used) translite I have one with a very slight mark on the side that I would sell someone for cheap.

#3833 9 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

For those that bought a CPR Whirlwind mirrored backglass... what are your thoughts? Is it worth the $$?

I wish the mirrored effect was more visible when the game was on. I ended up putting the translite back in because my game is mint and all original and wanted Translite the same

#3834 9 days ago

I almost bought the mirrored backglass, but pulled out after seeing it in person. Colours aren't correct and lots of detail is lost due to over saturation. I found it quite disappointing and found a NOS translight instead.

#3835 9 days ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

I almost bought the mirrored backglass, but pulled out after seeing it in person. Colours aren't correct and lots of detail is lost due to over saturation. I found it quite disappointing and found a NOS translight instead.

That's makes me feel better. .. ordered a nos translite last night.

#3836 9 days ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

For those that bought a CPR Whirlwind mirrored backglass... what are your thoughts? Is it worth the $$?

Well...it is a mixed bag. A lot of sharpness is lost and some complain about over saturated colors. Bb99 is right on about the lack of mirror when it is lit. The plus side is the mirror effect is very cool without any lighting, and after you get used to the lack of sharpness/clarity the real glass does look cool when lit--it is just different. Sometimes you can get a nice second on ebay, which in my opinion is worth the money. Brand new--I'm not sure that it is.

#3837 9 days ago

It looked like Pinball Inc. was out of stock but when I emailed them... he replied that he had 3 NOS Whirlwind translites left (2 after I ordered 1)

https://www.pinballinc.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=98

#3838 9 days ago

Is it me or is this the next game to catch on fire with high prices.Its an Adams family to me.Glad I kept mine.

#3839 8 days ago

Adam's Family should be catching up to Whirlwind.... that's right.. I said it.

#3840 8 days ago
Quoted from locksmith:

Is it me or is this the next game to catch on fire with high prices.

It's definitely been creeping up in value lately. I genuinely think it's a better *playing* game than Funhouse (even if Funhouse is rightfully iconic and groundbreaking). I have mine sitting next to Addams Family, and my friend always laughs and says how they're basically the same game layout, but I don't think that's a bad thing.

I remember when I sunk in the money for a restored playfield, ramps, and everything for a playfield swap, I'd always be underwater on the game, but did so anyway because it was a grail of mine. In hindsight, it doesn't look like I made such a poor financial decision with the game.

#3841 7 days ago

I’m not sure what you guys are seeing for prices, but I’ve seen a few WW’s trade hands recently for sub $3k. I think we have a ways until we get to TAF territory (which seems to be north of $6k at this point).

#3842 7 days ago

Mine will be for sale soon for less then $3k!
But pick up only...in the Netherlands
Whirlwind prices don't seem too crazy here..

#3843 6 days ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

It's definitely been creeping up in value lately. I genuinely think it's a better *playing* game than Funhouse (even if Funhouse is rightfully iconic and groundbreaking). I have mine sitting next to Addams Family, and my friend always laughs and says how they're basically the same game layout, but I don't think that's a bad thing.
I remember when I sunk in the money for a restored playfield, ramps, and everything for a playfield swap, I'd always be underwater on the game, but did so anyway because it was a grail of mine. In hindsight, it doesn't look like I made such a poor financial decision with the game.

Guess I was lucky then to get a project one for $1000 with for the most part working boards! Playfield is trash though. I really want to get back to working on it soon and doing the complete CPR playfield swap.

#3844 4 days ago

Got the nos Whirlwind translite today. Very happy with it.

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#3845 3 days ago

Found a bad opto on the single tornado drop target, and I have a few questions.

Firstly, will this part be a drop in replacement?

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Secondly, I know that these optos need to be installed a particular way. On the replacement ones, there’s a dot on the case (and a longer lead) indicating polarity. However, on the original board, I see no such markings, so I’m sorta at a loss as to how the replacement (if suitable) is to be installed. I’d really hate to solder it in, only to have to flip it around again. Any advice?

Thanks!

#3846 3 days ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Found a bad opto on the single tornado drop target, and I have a few questions.
Firstly, will this part be a drop in replacement?
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Secondly, I know that these optos need to be installed a particular way. On the replacement ones, there’s a dot on the case (and a longer lead) indicating polarity. However, on the original board, I see no such markings, so I’m sorta at a loss as to how the replacement (if suitable) is to be installed. I’d really hate to solder it in, only to have to flip it around again. Any advice?
Thanks!

I just did this, did you read the tips here: http://techniek.flipperwinkel.nl/wms11/index3.htm

Can you tell which is the receiver and which is the emitter?

Also, based on the manual it looks like the correct otpo.

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#3847 2 days ago

Update: replaced the opto, figured out the polarity.

However, the target is still flakey. Solder connections look fine. Any other obvious things to look for?

#3848 2 days ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Update: replaced the opto, figured out the polarity.
However, the target is still flakey. Solder connections look fine. Any other obvious things to look for?

I went through this same thing with mine. Initially the opto was triggering rapidly when activating. After reflowing, in test mode it appeared to be functioning correctly, however during a game it confirmed that was not that case. I found the easiest solution for $24 was to just replace the entire single drop opto board. The opto itself was already $12 so I just plugged in the new board and it’s worked golden ever since

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