(Topic ID: 188186)

Who are your favorite Pinball designers? (multiple choices are ok)


By KozMckPinball

2 years ago



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“Who are your favorite Pinball designers? (multiple choices are ok)”

  • George Gomez 30 votes
    7%
  • Steve Ritchie 90 votes
    20%
  • Mark Ritchie 35 votes
    8%
  • John Trudeau 44 votes
    10%
  • John Borg 85 votes
    19%
  • Brian Eddy 48 votes
    11%
  • Pat Lawlor 82 votes
    18%
  • John Popadiuk 19 votes
    4%
  • Barry Oursler/Jim Patla 23 votes
    5%

(Multiple choice - 456 votes by 205 Pinsiders)

#1 2 years ago

Designers tend to have signature styles it seems, which designers have the style you enjoy the most?

#3 2 years ago

Ed Krynski all day.
Modern designers: JPop and Oursler.

Also, Trudeau's Premier period.

#4 2 years ago

I like a lot of Oursler pins

#5 2 years ago

Dennis Nordman would have also got one of my votes.

#6 2 years ago

How is Joe Balcer not on the list?

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from rosh:

How is Joe Balcer not on the list?

Polls seemingly have a 9 choice limit, maybe that can be confirmed. I started doubling up at the end to get 10 in there. Balcer and Nordman and Krynski should be there.

#8 2 years ago

Don Hooker
Wayne Neyens
Ed Krynski
Lyn Durant
Harry Williams

#9 2 years ago

I'm partial to the speed and flow of Steve Ritchie games.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from rosh:

How is Joe Balcer not on the list?

Oh I can see why

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Oh I can see why

Houdini disappearing act.

#12 2 years ago

Wayne Neyens
Ed Krynski
Steve Kordek

Steve Ritchie
John Borg
John Trudeau (for Mustang)

#13 2 years ago

I voted for Mark Ritchie from the given list, but it really should include Greg Kmiec and Jim Patla.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I voted for Mark Ritchie from the given list, but it really should include Greg Kmiec and Jim Patla.

Jim Patla is there. Poll maximum number of choices are limited to 9 for some reason or other designers would be on there as well.

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#15 2 years ago

Sorry but the poll is invalid.

Missing Dave Sanders (Full Throttle & Alien) & Scott Danesi (Total Annihilation)

#16 2 years ago

.

#17 2 years ago

Ed Krynski
Ted Zale
Greg Kmiec

#18 2 years ago

Poll is invalid without Steve Kordek, inventor of the the drop target.
Or, for that matter, Wayne Neyens.

#19 2 years ago

Mark Ritchie
Dennis Nordman
John Trudeau

#20 2 years ago

Trudeau Rulez!

1 month later
#22 2 years ago

George Christian and Greg Kmieck.

Ritchie for being the most polished and a safe pair of hands, Trudeau for not being afraid to apply some lateral thinking.

#23 2 years ago

Harry Williams
Steve Kordek
Norm Clark

#24 2 years ago

Brian Eddy. Only designed 3 pins but two of them are top 3 all-time.

#25 2 years ago

Ted Zale

BTW, this list is completely absent every single important designer in pinball history who were the grandfathers of modern pinball.

The OP might want to research people like Steve Kordek, Harry Williams, Ted Zale, Norm Clark, Wayne Neyens, Don Hooker, and Ed Krynski.

Almost everyone that was listed designed less than 10 games in their entire pinball career.

#26 2 years ago

Ben Heck is my favorite designer

#27 2 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

Ted Zale
BTW, this list is completely absent every single important designer in pinball history who were the grandfathers of modern pinball.
The OP might want to research people like Steve Kordek, Harry Williams, Ted Zale, Norm Clark, Wayne Neyens, Don Hooker, and Ed Krynski.
Almost everyone that was listed designed less than 10 games in their entire pinball career.

I've stated a few times that Pinside polls seem to be limited to 9 choices so all designers can not be represented.

#28 2 years ago

Suggestion for next time. A poll for active/modern designers and one for past/classic designers. Then take the top two winners from each poll for THE winner.

I still applaud the effort. Interesting to observe.

#29 2 years ago

Dennis Nordman!

#30 2 years ago

Only one mention of George Christian?!
His games have production numbers of over 80,000. One of which is Eight Ball, which has 20,230 produced. Only 40 less than the most produced game ever, TAF. Great designer of early SS Bally games. Highly underrated. The numbers speak for themselves

#31 2 years ago

Steve Kordek
Wayne Neyens
Harry Williams

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