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WHITEWATER CLUB= Lifejackets not required

By Skypilot

7 years ago

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#1 7 years ago

So I've seen these clubs formed in the forum, SS ,Star Trek , etc..... I cant resist forming this one.WH2O is IMO still extremely underrated. I've owned mine longer than most of my pins . I have all the pieces to do a restore on it but I cant bring myself to starting the process due to the fact I love playing it.

Been to Wet Willie's ,Still haven't got Vacation Planner.

#7 7 years ago

Nice color DMD. Get Vacation planner yet?

#11 7 years ago



#22 7 years ago

Who has the missing boulder for sale?

#31 7 years ago
Quoted from BR80:

What is she saying when the ball drops out of the upper to lower ramp

Don't feel bad took me a while to figure it out also.

#33 7 years ago

I have to admit when I first got it ,didn't think it had sustainability.Now It will be my last to leave.

#34 7 years ago

In commemoration of this club,I'll post this.


Thats me in the back almost falling out. I took a couple teens from Northern Ireland and my youngest down the Youchaganie river in PA. last week.

#50 7 years ago
Quoted from Vans:

What is this pin worth these days? I have an opportunity to buy one that is in half decent shape for $3,500.


#51 7 years ago

I believe they are ranging between 3200-4500 . That would not include any that have been restored.

#57 7 years ago
Quoted from BillP:

I have a nice one in Cleveland for sale $4100. Cash and carry only.
Fantastic game, my favorite but I have 2 and need to sell one (keeping my original HUO of course

Bill,Ive already worked out a solution for your space issue.

#63 7 years ago

Cabinet paint on the head looks worn also

#64 7 years ago

Tell him you are interested but need more and better quality pics

#77 7 years ago
Quoted from Iamdarras:

Ok here is a few if my sweet wh2o!

I have both the white and the brown replacement mountains,and a Bumble(I know I have issues).
not sure which I'll do on my restore.

#101 7 years ago
Quoted from Jam_Burglar:

Here's my White Water. I'm still working on getting things just right.

The chrome looks great.

#106 7 years ago
Quoted from smassa:

Picked up a HEP WH2O from a pinsider earlier this year. Has quickly become one if my all time favorites.
Gotta love iphone photos

Would love to know what you paid for it. Whitewater is one of the more expensive pins to restore.

#123 7 years ago

Almost lost the thread


#125 7 years ago

I'd be interested. My yeti looks like its wearing a toupee

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#132 7 years ago
Quoted from blimpey:

I copied this idea from someone who I had seen add this to the waterfall topper a number of years ago.

Is that a Harry and the hendersons Bigfoot ? Looks great

#134 7 years ago

I'd love to have a FT next to my Wh20! Nice topper!



#137 7 years ago

Love it , like having twins.

#141 7 years ago
Quoted from doro-mini:

Please look at second picture

No need to be depressed. It can be a great pin and there are plenty of pinheads here who will help guide you along.

EDIT,:that looks like a great example of WH2O

#142 7 years ago

Those boulders are an easy fix

#149 7 years ago
Quoted from Jam_Burglar:

got my initials up on two of the White Waters

Nice job!

#157 7 years ago

Just play it for a while ,Enjoy it as is ,toy with adjusting the levelers to see if that has an effect.

#159 7 years ago


Ok thats way to long to drain. Might want to consider a new ramp.
Anybody else agree?

#162 7 years ago

This help?


#166 7 years ago
Quoted from wiggy07:

do you ever bust your bulb with the ball

No I have not.

Quoted from doro-mini:

The kind of the light bulb is different

That's a frosted LED. WH2O was one of my first machines. I really haven't done much with it outside of playing it. I threw a few LED's in it when I first got it (they look like crap).I have everything I need to do a nice restoration on it but I cant bring myself to take it out of my line-up

#182 7 years ago
Quoted from tracelifter:

magnet sends the ball SDTM.

All my games have this feature,still trying to figure out how to turn it off.

#188 7 years ago

we all know that the extra ball target was strategically placed

#194 7 years ago

Doro, no magnet, just order a new ramp from James at pinball inc. he lists all his distributors.

#201 7 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Make sure to look at the manual

Take a lot of photos also.

1 month later
#267 7 years ago
Quoted from doro-mini:

Is it illegal to copy parts of the pinball?

? Elaborate

3 weeks later
#282 7 years ago

I have yet to restore mine.Wheres all our pinheads that have already done theirs? Help a guy out.

3 weeks later
#303 7 years ago
Quoted from ChrisBardon:

Hey, random question-has anyone else had a problem with the bulb right in front of bigfoot

Discussed on page 4

3 weeks later
#329 7 years ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

Has anyone had any luck getting a refund from Twisted Pins?

I asked for a refund a few months back and received it .

#346 7 years ago
Quoted from Crash:

HAHA. Karma will get him...

gets us all!

2 weeks later
#366 7 years ago
Quoted from Drano:

WH2O was my first true full restoration project

One of my favorite threads, You did an excellent job.

3 weeks later
#377 7 years ago

Sad to say ,Mine is down for the count,needs a ton of love

#382 7 years ago

Tryristor went and it sat for a bit. Put it in the shop fixed it and played it a bit more. Realized it need shopped/ restored ,its tired. So I folded it up. I have three pins in restoration right now and can't get to it so. It sits Wh2o is my favorite pin, I will be patient and give it the attention it deserves in due time

2 months later
#444 7 years ago
Quoted from King_Lauw:

Yesterday I did a trade. I left the ST:TNG club and may now join the WH20 club It's an pretty early production I think? 28-dec-1992. A bit dirty but in good condition I guess. I will clean it, buy a Boulder Garden rock, 2 green lock targets and maybe an led-kit. Also the DMD is pretty noisey but still works fine.
Oh and it still runs on L1 software..

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In America we call this a score!!!

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#459 6 years ago

I recently upgraded to a nicer WH2O ( Thanks Pilot Jim). I have yet to make it to vacation planner.Ive been on the tip of it several times.Can someone explain the trick/tip on how to keep your river class between balls.sometime it holds sometimes not. Explain

2 weeks later
#461 6 years ago

I finally got Vacation Planner this morning !!!!! ,1,410,952,580, totally thrilled.

#465 6 years ago
Quoted from Jam_Burglar:

A few months back a did some tweaking to my Bigfoot so that his chin wouldn't rub his hands and wear off the paint. I also got his chin repainted and have info on the paint type and colors. Anybody interested in the details of stuff like this?


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#473 6 years ago
Quoted from hardware:

Had to sell the first WH2O due to space restrictions. Bought a keeper the second time.

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Im on # 2 also. love it

#476 6 years ago
Quoted from Mattman55:

Does anyone recommend changing the Lost Mine kickout coil from a AE-23-800 to a weaker coil AE-23-1200?

Are you worried about wear?

2 weeks later
#510 6 years ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

I just tossed a "what's it worth" thread. I'd appreciate if you guys can chime in. Looking to sell it soon.

Is that missing the dome?

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#576 6 years ago
Quoted from mot:

I've been waiting so long to join, and I am finally a member! Time to go back to the top of this thread and read through it!

Enjoy it TOM! Vacation Planner is a great journey.

1 week later
#596 6 years ago

Ive struggled with the conversion to winter . It looks great (eye candy) but it does mess up the theme.

#604 6 years ago

Heres mine

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the pink looking ones are incandesents

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#684 6 years ago


I will be getting back my original in a month(plan to restore it). I have a very nice one(restored by others) in my line up that will go up for sale. So if nothing comes about in the next few months , theres still hope.

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#717 6 years ago

Now find vacation jackpot!

2 weeks later
#842 6 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

How the hell does one light RIVER 5 times without losing a ball?!!! Crazy..

And that is what makes Vacation planner so challenging .

#844 6 years ago

Although Ive gotten it both ways ,I like when spirit of the river gives it up.

#860 6 years ago
Quoted from PjM:

Is it just the Rudolph toy cut and made to fit?


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#940 6 years ago
Quoted from mot:

but no Vacation Jackpot.


No Vacation Jackpot for you!!

#989 6 years ago

I can check with another restorer on color

1 month later
#1104 5 years ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

So, out of all my pins, WH20 has quickly become my absolute favorite: above TZ and TAF (which are ranked higher here). This game is an absolute blast.

I agree WH2O is more fun that either of the two.

3 weeks later
#1140 5 years ago
Quoted from PjM:

So, white and blue 194s for the topper! Alternating !

thats what i did

2 months later
#1194 5 years ago
Quoted from Fifty:

that means 1 more right?

Either that or your #1

1 month later
#1307 5 years ago

possibly needs new bridge rectifiers

2 weeks later
#1336 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Anyone have any issues with the ball trough on their wh20? Sometimes the balls don't register as drained unless I whack the side of the cab. Im pretty sure it's not switch related, but that the balls aren't rolling onto the switches perfectly every time. I took it apart and cleaned it, but still every once and awhile I have to shake/whack the cab a bit to have the ball hit a trough switch to register as drained.

Quoted from KingDaddy:

Not on my Wh20, but it happens on my WW occasionally. A little shake solves it, and their doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the switch etc.

Quoted from Blackbeard:

I don't think it's flakey switches. I've run tests and they seem to work fine.
I can almost hear the ball move a bit when I shake the side of the cab. It sounds like it drops into place a bit and hits the switch.
Maybe its a notch somewhere though. That sounds logical.

Great fix for trough wear


#1346 5 years ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

Wrong trough, that is for the newer WPC style, not the older style.

Sorry me bad, Have one in my TOM and it works great. Probably should not ASSumed there was the same in WH2O.

1 month later
#1424 5 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Does he support both standard and Bumble versions of Big Foot?

He might be like the rest of us and getting closer to Bumble. Sorry Dennis

6 months later
#1973 4 years ago

They are now being sold by starship fantasy.

6 months later
#2278 4 years ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

IMHO... White looks a lot like ass.

Agreeing with the looks like ass so savant

2 months later
#2441 4 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I use LEDs for (95%) inserts and incandescent for GI and everything looks awesome....I don't see the need to add monies with a board like that.


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#2551 3 years ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

New owner....
How difficult/time consuming is a shop on this game?

You might want to pack a lunch.

#2554 3 years ago

In comparison to other games of this era Its more time consuming. 7 ramps,2 level playfields, 3 Flippers. I can shop a FT, TAF ,AFM or SS in much less time.

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