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Steve2010
21st April 2010, 03:43 PM
Took delivery of my first pin - Bally Skateball (Marco's previous possession). What can I say .... it's been 25+ years since I touched a machine, and to now actually own one and not have to feed it shrapnel. :)

Never played this one before, but from a few games last night it plays reasonably fast with good action. Would like to say a BIG thank you to Marco in making this purchase 100% hassle-free. Most helpful to a newbie owner - and that's one of the many reasons this kind of forum makes a big difference. By beginning my search for pinball information a few months ago, it led me to this forum. So .... also a big thank you also to the founders and ongoing administrators of this forum.

Used RTS to transport it, and was very satisfied with their service.

Fish Tales
21st April 2010, 03:45 PM
grats, where's the pics? who is marko? (rossignolli?)

Mango
21st April 2010, 05:47 PM
Congratz mate, as EB said it would be great to see some pics :)

rod71
21st April 2010, 06:00 PM
Congrats!. Nice choice for your first of many i'm sure :D

necroscope
21st April 2010, 06:14 PM
congrats mate,bet you get more than one:)

ppohlman
22nd April 2010, 03:01 AM
Congratulations on your first purchase. I sure hope that you have the space for another one.

silverball
22nd April 2010, 07:25 AM
grats, where's the pics? who is marko? (rossignolli?)

Marco - gottman/pinfan on the forums

GEE
22nd April 2010, 10:27 AM
Cool. Let us know if you can replicate the trick with the right flipper that guarantees you score a Special.

brado
22nd April 2010, 03:57 PM
Cool. Let us know if you can replicate the trick with the right flipper that guarantees you score a Special.


HEY quiet man!! No one's meant to know about that one.

Steve2010
22nd April 2010, 11:38 PM
Cool. Let us know if you can replicate the trick with the right flipper that guarantees you score a Special.

I had read about it many weeks ago, and only recalled it once I had done it a few times. Easy to do, but would rather not do it to keep it interesting.

Haven't taken any pics yet, but hope to do so soon.

Railways
22nd April 2010, 11:47 PM
Congrats on the pin - done well , You have certainly done your research on the forum and that is what AA members do - Help each other out. looking forward to pics.

Steve2010
28th April 2010, 10:26 PM
Here's a few images of the game.

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab292/Steve2010A/Pinball/Skateball01.jpg?t=1272457374

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab292/Steve2010A/Pinball/Skateball02.jpg?t=1272457475

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab292/Steve2010A/Pinball/Skateball03.jpg?t=1272457504

tomdotcom
3rd May 2010, 03:44 AM
Fun game I own one as well. Mine took alot of work to get back to life though. I had to replace the rectifier board, rebuild the driver board and tear into the middle drop targets to get them working properly. I also had to replace the spinner bracket and fix a bunch of light sockets, and replaced the shooter rod.

Love the artwork on this game, specially since I used to skateboard back in the day :)