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Young people and pinball


By Davidus56

4 months ago



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    There are 180 posts in this topic. You are on page 4 of 4.
    #151 4 months ago
    Quoted from Pinrookie:

    I believe my wife and my kids will sell all my machines if I passed away.

    Hopefully she won't sell them for what you told her you paid

    #152 4 months ago

    This report says 6 in 10 Americans have only $500 or less in savings.
    So the youth aren't going to be buying machines anytime soon.

    https://money.cnn.com/2017/01/12/pf/americans-lack-of-savings/index.html

    #153 4 months ago
    Quoted from erak:

    This report says 6 in 10 Americans have only $500 or less in savings.
    So the youth aren't going to be buying machines anytime soon.
    https://money.cnn.com/2017/01/12/pf/americans-lack-of-savings/index.html

    Well speaking only of my area... 6 out of 10 Kentuckians are unemployed or on drugs... or truthfully both

    #154 4 months ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    Hopefully she won't sell them for what you told her you paid

    She won’t because I shared my calculation with her

    #155 4 months ago
    Quoted from erak:

    the youth aren't going to be buying machines anytime soon.

    They have no room in the high rise studio condo they rent for 1800.00 a month.

    #156 4 months ago
    Quoted from lowbeau67:

    Body double! Great movie! Kind of like rear window with Jimmy Stewart but r rated. Nice twist on the ending also.

    Great you guys have good taste. This made me think I wanted to watch it again as it’s been a long time, but dang it it’s not on Netflix streaming or DVD, not on Amazon Prime, but is on my TV on demand but they want $12 to watch it, ain’t paying that. May have to resort to the intrwebs to get it.

    #157 4 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    I’ve surrounded my friends and even my daughter with it since birth.
    Will she grow up to own 20 games? Maybe. Will she own two or three? I would say definitely.

    You can afford all those games, but not get her strange vampire looking teeth fixed?

    That’s just sad!

    #158 4 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    My daughter is poised to own at least 15..... when I kick the bucket.

    Do you need a son? I have a opening for a dad that has a bunch of pins to pass down.

    #159 4 months ago

    I wanted to share these photos since you guys were sharing pics of your kids. Keep them into it! Maybe 20 years they can recreate something you had/have!

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    #160 4 months ago
    Quoted from vwallat99:

    I wanted to share these photos since you guys were sharing pics of your kids. Keep them into it! Maybe 20 years they can recreate something you had/have!

    Very cool. Took my 1812 to a Christmas party yesterday. Some saying young people don’t like pins? 4 player games were going non-stop and constant play from the time the shindig started...through an hour after it was scheduled to be over.

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    #161 4 months ago

    Kids are so young and innocent and don’t realize how bad premier games are.

    Brings a tear to the eye!

    #162 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Kids are so young and innocent and don’t realize how bad premier games are.
    Brings a tear to the eye!

    That could turn them off for life.

    #163 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Kids are so young and innocent

    Pins will get them addicted to gambling at a young age, then they will stand there, like rats at a feedbar.

    #164 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Kids are so young and innocent and don’t realize how bad premier games are.
    Brings a tear to the eye!

    Quoted from TheLaw:

    That could turn them off for life.

    More positivity out of the peanut gallery!!! Awesome!

    Yeah, except 1812 is one of the more fun Premier games to play...and the audio and callouts are spectacular. If I listed this thing for sale it would be gone in under an hour or two.

    #165 4 months ago

    I was at Modern Pinball in NYC and half the people playing were kids. Take them and they will play!

    #166 4 months ago

    Ignore the picture.

    #167 4 months ago
    Quoted from Pinsterwmass:

    Ignore the picture.

    WTH? Haha. You know you can remove it. Just edit your post and click on the X that appears over the picture.

    #168 4 months ago

    And finally got done setting up, shopping this thing and upgrading a few other things. She couldn’t wait to jump on it...didn’t even put it in place before she hit the start button.

    This game better Law/Levi?

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    #169 4 months ago

    Young people are amazing and hanging out with them kicks ass.

    Framing the argument as "young people are dumb and into dumb things with no value, unlike me" instead of looking at this from an economic perspective is really telling (aside from being the most ancient of all grandpa cliches).

    It doesn't cost $1 every time someone boots a game up on their Playstation, and it doesn't cost six months' rent to own one. I also don't need to buy a bunch of tools and become a Playstation technician or hire a mechanic in order to keep playing it every day. Video games are incredible now, and the most popular ones are the ones you can play with your friends anywhere on earth. At your house. What is pinball bringing to the table in this climate?

    Also, where is a kid going to find a pinball machine to play regularly? Arcades don't exist anymore, and 90% of these things are in bars anyway.

    The idea of owning a $5,000 game is complete fantasy for most of the people I know. Shit, the idea of owning a *house* is complete fantasy for most of the people I know.

    If you don't get help paying for college, you're going to be sitting on $70-100k worth of student loan debts before you even enter the work force. And then, if you're not interested in working in the business or tech sectors and you didn't go to trade school, good luck getting a job that pays more than $50k a year. Average wages haven't gone up in decades, but cost of living is wilder than ever. And if you want to have kids at some point, on top of all this? Good luck. Hope you like driving for Lyft, having no insurance, and never seeing your family or friends because you have 3 different jobs.

    Young people are getting owned left and right. The kind of economic opportunity that existed 30-40 years ago is just not available anymore, and compared to the million other gaming alternatives people have these days, I understand if going out to a bar every night to play dollar games is a terrible value.

    #170 4 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    This game better Law/Levi?
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    It is better, but I'm not a huge Elektra fan

    #171 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    It is better, but I'm not a huge Elektra fan

    Not an easy guy to please.

    #172 4 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Not an easy guy to please.

    That's actually a strange on for me, I generally love all classic Ballys but there's just something aboot that one I'm not into.

    #173 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    That's actually a strange on for me, I generally love all classic Ballys but there's just something aboot that one I'm not into.

    For me it's a lack of pop bumpers

    #174 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    That's actually a strange on for me, I generally love all classic Ballys but there's just something aboot that one I'm not into.

    Quoted from the96stang:

    For me it's a lack of pop bumpers

    If you're a good player it’s a great game.

    Couldn’t have pops. Would kill the flow. The ball constantly flying from the upper to lower PF and vice versa via 4 ramps is part of the overall strategy. And that’s clearly inherent to the design as you can make a lot of the upper PF shots off the lower PF flippers, including the captive ball.

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    #175 4 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    If you're a good player it’s a great game.

    Yeah, I'll um, work on that.

    #176 4 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    And finally got done setting up, shopping this thing and upgrading a few other things. She couldn’t wait to jump on it...didn’t even put it in place before she hit the start button.
    This game better Law/Levi?
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    This game is also terrible.

    But you are doing a great service getting these games in front of kids, and like I said, they really aren't gonna know the difference between a good game or a bad one.

    #177 4 months ago
    Quoted from duanesmallman:

    The idea of owning a $5,000 game is complete fantasy for most of the people I know. Shit, the idea of owning a *house* is complete fantasy for most of the people I know.

    Your Post sizes it up better than any I have read.In many ways pinball will become (and already is) an "Elite" hobby.
    I remember being in awe when I was young and someone had an actual Commercial-Grade pinball machine in their house. Rare then and still rare today.

    #178 4 months ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    Your Post sizes it up better than any I have read.In many ways pinball will become (and already is) an "Elite" hobby.
    I remember being in awe when I was young and someone had an actual Commercial-Grade pinball machine in their house. Rare then and still rare today.

    When I was a kid I would pretty much shit myself if I found ANY kind of commercial coin-op device at a friend's house. One kid had a vintage popcorn machine which ruled. Another had a broken EM pinball in his basement which was amazing in itself.

    It just wasn't done!

    #179 4 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:It just wasn't done!

    We had one as a kid ... Neighbors behind us had one ... Best friend had one... I had a great childhood

    #180 4 months ago

    My boys and their friends were playing hockey on the “ODR” (out door rink) last night on their only hockey day off and came home for supper and a warm up. They hit the pins hard and had a blast, just squealing away at sdtm’s and thinking they are getting a bad drain when they are just crappy but learning at pinball. The oldest is a 17 yr old that lives with us, billeting to play hockey in our town. If I basically don’t unplug the dang pins he will put 50-100+ games a day and actually put me into friggin maintenance mode repairing the ones he plays too much (TF Pro!!!!) the only thing he wants to to find out how to buy or aquire a pin somehow. The kids love them!!!

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