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A big "Howdy" from Texas
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:01:25 AM »
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I just stumbled across this site - always great to find a new pinball resource!  To tell you a little about myself - I was born in 1964 and started playing pinball when I was a kid.  My dad and I would play the EM's, but when I played a 1979 Williams Flash for the 1st time - that's when I knew I was hooked.  Pinball was a big part of my life up until the mid/late 80's when I was in college.  A combination of video games squeezing out pinball form the arcades, plus 'reaLife' issues made pinball a thing of the past for me.  That was until several years ago when I found the IPDB.  Seeing pics of all the old machines I played rekindled my interest.  It wasn't long after that I was looking for my 1st pin.  I got Flash a couple years ago, and the pinball addiction began.  ....I've since bought/repaired and sold a few more.  I currently own Flash, Paragon, Firepower (yes, I love the pins from the late 70's and early 80's) and a 2010 Stern Avatar.  I'm also fixing up a 1979 Gottlieb Genie that was in pretty rough shape when I got it. 

I've been posting over at www.pinside.com for a while - if you want you can find threads I started there for my Firepower playfield swap, the Genie restoration, and a few mods I did on Avatar.  Again, I'm happy I found this place - look forward to browsing around more.

Y"all take care!

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 04:15:34 AM »
G'day and  %)% downunder!

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 04:34:01 AM »
Welcome and enjoy.

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 05:03:35 AM »
Welcome aboard, sounds like you will fit right in!!

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 06:50:05 AM »
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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 07:37:33 AM »
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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 07:55:59 AM »
 %)% aboard. Thanks for posting about your Firepower playfield swap on pinside .. the new playfield sure looks great in your machine .

Looking forward to getting mine done soon
I need more room ! and more $$$

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 12:44:54 AM »
G'day Mate
It's always Great to see more members from the U.S. of A here.

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 06:32:53 AM »

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 06:33:05 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome!  I'm looking forward to hanging out here.  

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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 09:04:59 PM »



Howdy, and thanks for that post on the swap - nearly got me motivated to start mine!!
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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 08:29:12 PM »
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Re: A big "Howdy" from Texas
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 07:32:44 PM »
Welcome SunKingj, hope you enjoy the forum.

I was also born in the same year, and grew up with pins from the mid-70's to mid-80's.  Then went from then to about 2 years ago with no pins, and the interest literally "blew in" from nowhere.

I haven't really checked out much of any of the U.S. pinball forums.  Other than pinside, any other forums you would recommend?  Thanks.