The Legend of Surfsled FEJ : Chapter 3 video

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The Legend of Surfsled FEJ Chapter 3 features commentary by Nikki, Martin, Wade, Tukky, Ben, and many more.

Backcountry Snowboarding with Ffej Knar and Trailer Tom

Video of Ffej Knar snowboarding on jumps, Ffej Knar log slides as well as riding powder in the backcountry.

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7th Annual PinPin Women Only Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF details

7th Annual PinPin Women Only Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF

1st place is a brand new in box Stern Pinball Machine shipped to you, plus a trophy!

2nd place= Cash plus trophy
3rd place =Cash plus trophy

This years tournament will take place on Saturday May 26, 2018.

Here are more details…

-PinPin Women’s Only Pinball Tournament-

What : Girls Only Pinball Tournament

When/Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

What Time: Arrive at the Pinball hall of Fame to check in at 11:00am Tournament Starts at Noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Registration: Registration will take place at the Pinball Hall of Fame day of the tournament. Possibly some pre-registartion during the PinPin Open (Men and Women) tourney on May 25, 2018

Who can enter: Female Competitors ONLY. An open men and women’s tournament will be held on Friday the day before this women’s only event (also at the PHoF).

Where: Pinball Hall of Fame
1610 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89119

Format: Double Elimination

Entry Fee: $40.00 Plus cost of games played** 40 bucks gets you into the tournament, and some “PinPin” Pinball film Swag upon arrival at the tournament while supplies last.

**(Players pay out of their own pocket for every game they play in the tournament. )
Format: Double Elimination.
Games: All Pinball Games at Pinball Hall of Fame can be used in the tournament. Must be a pinball machine (flippers and steel ball) that is able to keep score See this link for a list of games:
pinballmuseum.org/

How it works: To begin the tournament, players are randomly matched up for one-on-one rounds, by drawing names out of a hat. Each round is best 2 out of 3.

Each round will begin with a coin flip. Ultimately the coin flip will result in what player will pick “A and what player will pick “B”. The winner of the coin flip will have first choice of A,B, or C; Loser gets second leftover choice of A or B.
A= what machine will be played,
B= order of play (going first or second),
C=pass your choice to the other person. (to have your opponent make first choice)

The LOSER of each game played during the best 2 out of 3 round, gets first choice of again, A,B, or C. The WINNER of each game played during the best 2 out of 3 round gets second leftover choice of again A or B.

You are only allowed to pick your “favorite machine” one time throughout the tournament. In other words, throughout the tournament players can not pick the same pinball machine twice, and players have to pick an open machine to play. No picking your “ace in the hole” machine over and over and over again.

Example: If Tom chooses to play Attack From Mars, Tom can not CHOOSE Attack From Mars for the remainder of the tournament. Tom could end up playing Attack From Mars later in the tournament if Toms opponent were to choose Attack From Mars.

Extra Balls: Will be plunged and not played. No flipping, before or after ball is plunged. You can line up a skill shot with the plunger, but no flipping before ball is launched.

Only 3 balls per game will be scored: Some of the pinball machines have 5 balls per play. To speed up the pace of the tournament, only 3 balls out of the 5 balls will be scored to determine the winner of the match. (some older games have 5 balls, some of the new Sterns at the Pinball Hall of Fame are set to 5 balls)

Final Round: During the final round the winner of the losers bracket will play the winner of the winners bracket. The winner of the losers bracket must beat the winner of the winners bracket TWICE (must win 2 whole ROUNDS) to win 1st place in the tournament.

In this format, even if you loose every time you step up to a machine you will at very least get to play 4 times in the tournament.

During tournament play for purposes of Player Conduct, Machine Malfunction, Stuck Balls, Errors, or Rulings, all final decisions will be made on a case by case basis by Tournament director and host Trailer Tom.

You may play the best ball of your life and your score may not count, due to game malfunction. As the saying goes “That’s pinball” and keep in mind we are playing games that are “on location”.

P.S. Tournament Rule notes/updates for this year are as follows….

NO MAJOR CHANGES.

The limitation of games to 3 balls (5 ball games will only be scored to end of ball 3) is still in effect.

No kind of “have to pick an EM Electro-Mechanical” rule

There is now a ONE MINUTE time limit on making your selection of game. Must play an open game (no waiting for your favorite machine)

In the unlikely event that the tournament can not be completed by the time the PHoF closes on Saturday, the tournament will spill over into the next day.

Slam tilt will most likely result in the player that committed the slam tilt to lose and the player that did not slam tilt to win unless an obvious machine malfunction occurred.

Games may not work 100% so if a game becomes unplayable during at match, a new game may have to be selected.

Pay close attention that you are playing your ball and not your opponents ball, and make sure you are not playing your extra ball. If you do play another players ball or your extra ball (even if by mistake) you will most likely lose the game you are playing by default. Again this will be on a case-by-case basis as sometimes a play through can be worked out.

On Site Methods of payment:
1) Cash and only Cash- Will be accepted during on-site registration and is our only available method of payment.

Any Questions please contact
Tom Miller “Trailer Tom”
email: trailertom@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/trailertom
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9th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament Vegas PHoF details

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9th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament Vegas PHoF

This years tournament will take place on Friday May 25, 2018

Come one, come all (open men and women tournament) ….

Prizes: First place – 70% payout of the prize pot (based on number of entries but at very least $100) plus trophy.
Second place – 20% payout plus trophy.
Third place – 10% payout plus trophy.

What : Pinball Tournament

When/Date: Friday May 25, 2018

What Time: Register at 11:am, Tournament Starts at 1:00pm (but registration will close at Noon) on Friday May 25, 2018

Registration and Practice:
On-Site Registration will only be until noon the day of the tournament. (between 11am and noon) Practice is not mandatory. Tournament directors need to have time to create the double elimination bracket.

Where: Pinball Hall of Fame
1610 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89119

Entry Fee: $20.00 Plus cost of games played** 20 bucks gets you a $10.00 roll of quarters, (and possibly some PinPin swag that Trailer Tom can fit in his suitcase) upon arrival at the tournament.
***(Players pay out of their own pocket for every game they play in the tournament. )

Format: Double Elimination.

Games: All Pinball Games at Pinball Hall of Fame can be used in the tournament. You can select nearly any machine in the hall, but, it must be a PINBALL machine that can keep score. See this link for a list of games:
http://www.pinballmuseum.org/

How it works: At first, players are randomly matched up for one-on-one rounds, by drawing names out of a hat. Each round is best 2 out of 3.

Then…..
Each round will begin with a coin flip. The winner of coin flip will determine if they want option A,B, or C.

The winner of the coin flip will have first choice of A,B, or C; Loser gets second leftover choice of A or B.

A= what machine will be played,
B= order of play (going first or second),
C=pass your choice to the other person. (to have your opponent make first choice)

There is a ONE MINUTE time limit on making your selection of game.

The LOSER of each game played during the best 2 out of 3 round, gets first choice of again, A,B, or C. The WINNER of each game played during the best 2 out of 3 round gets second leftover choice of again A or B.

Throughout the tournament players can not pick the same machine twice, and players have to pick an open machine to play.

You are only allowed to pick your “favorite machine” one time throughout the tournament. In other words, throughout the tournament players can not pick the same pinball machine twice, and players have to pick an open machine to play. No picking your “ace in the hole” machine over and over and over again.

Example: If Tom chooses to play Attack From Mars, Tom can not CHOOSE Attack From Mars for the remainder of the tournament. Tom could end up playing Attack From Mars later in the tournament if Toms opponent were to choose Attack From Mars. As you complete each round, report the winner or loser to the tournament director (no need to report the score of each game) as well as the games that were selected by each player.

Extra Balls: Will be plunged and not played. No flipping, before or after ball is plunged. You can line up a skill shot with the plunger, but no flipping before ball is launched.

Only 3 balls per game will be scored: Some of the pinball machines have 5 balls per play. To speed up the pace of the tournament, only 3 balls out of the 5 balls will be scored to determine the winner of the match. (some older games have 5 balls, some of the new Sterns at the Pinball Hall of Fame are set to 5 balls)

Final Round: During the final round the winner of the losers bracket will play the winner of the winners bracket. The winner of the losers bracket must beat the winner of the winners bracket TWICE (must win 2 whole ROUNDS) to win 1st place in the tournament.

In this format, even if you loose every time you step up to a machine you will at very least get to play 4 “turns” in the tournament.

Other:

During tournament play for purposes of Player Conduct, Machine Malfunction, Stuck Balls, Errors, or Rulings, all final decisions will be made on a case by case basis by Tournament director and host Trailer Tom (Tom Miller).
We must respect the pinball machines at the PHOF. If you get super ago and punch or kick a machine or other player you will be disqualified from the tournament immediately.
In the event that the tournament can not be completed by the time the PHoF closes on Friday May 25, the tournament will spill over into Saturday May 26, 2018.

Example of tournament play:
Ffej and Tom are matched for a one-on-one round. Ffej Flips a coin, Tom calls Tails. It is Tails. Tom wins the coin flip.

Game One: Tom gets first choice (of A,B, or C) and chooses to play on Attack From Mars. Ffej gets choice of order of play and Ffej chooses to go second. Tom is player one and Ffej is Player two on a 2 player game on AFM. After ball 3, Ffej has a higher score than Tom on AFM.

Game Two: Tom gets first choice, and chooses to play Adams Family. Ffej gets choice of order of play and again Ffej chooses to go second on AF. Tom is player one and Ffej is Player two on a 2 player game on AF. After ball 3, Tom has a higher score than FFej on AF.

Game Three: Ffej gets first choice, and chooses to play Star Wars. Tom gets choice of order of play and chooses to go second on SW. Ffej is player one and Tom is Player two on a 2 player game on SW. After ball 3, Ffej has a higher score than Tom on SW.
Ffej wins the Round. Tom Loses the Round. Ffej advances to the next round, Tom gets bumped to the loser’s bracket if its Toms first loss, or is eliminated form the tournament if its Tom’s second loss.

On Site Methods of payment:
1) Cash- Will be accepted during on-site registration and is our only available method of payment.

Any Questions please contact
Tom Miller “Trailer Tom”
email: trailertom@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/trailertom

Other:

The limitation of games to 3 balls (5 ball games will only be scored to end of ball 3) is still in effect.

No kind of “have to pick an EM Electro-Mechanical” rule

There is now a ONE MINUTE time limit on making your selection of game. Must play an open game (no waiting for your favorite machine)

Slam tilt will most likely result in the player that committed the slam tilt to lose and the player that did not slam tilt to win unless an obvious machine malfunction occurred.

Games may not work 100% so if a game becomes unplayable during at match, a new game may have to be selected. In other words “Major Malfunction.”

Pay close attention that you are playing your ball and not your opponents ball, and make sure you are not playing your extra ball. If you do play another players ball or your extra ball (even if by mistake) you will most likely lose the game you are playing by default. Again this will be on a case-by-case basis as sometimes a play through can be worked out.

Report back to tournament directors after each head to head match with information on who won and who lost, and who picked what machine.

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Pinball Hall of Fame : PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating

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Pinball Hall of Fame Las Vegas PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating Video.

Name: Pinball Hall of Fame

Address: 1610 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: 702) 597-262

website: http://www.pinballmuseum.org/

email:

Review 1-20-18

Trailer Tom plays pinball at the pinball hall of fame.

Wow what a great pinball experience!

I met some of the staff that takes pride in well working arcade games and it shows. The games were as cherry as could be. Both Metallica and Game of Thrones played great.

All the games in the arcade were in top notch working order. Very impressive line up of arcade and air hockey and crane games.

Freemont arecade is in a great location right near one end of the infamous Freemont Street in Las Vegas so there is plenty to do for the the family in and around this arcade.

Pinball Location Rating System:

There is no exacting science or complex algorithm employed to come up with my scale of 1-10 Pinball locations ratings.

I go off what games are Available and how well the games play, atmosphere, Pinball technician service maintenance frequency, and price. Just because somewhere is the best known location in town doesn’t mean that I will rank it any higher than it should be. With 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.

If a location. Is better than 4 but not quite good enough to be a 5 it may revive a rating of 4.5 Creative scale of 1-10 “units of measurement” that pertain to the video are used for fun. … here we go…

9. At least 7 pinball machines. Super jackpot! Games are serviced regularly and the newest machines are at this location within a few months after they are released. They have a change machine. They have Pinball tournaments.
They have Pinball parties. They promote the sport of Pinball. They have at least one of your favorite titles. A great place where “pin heads” gather frequently so you always have a chance to see and old or make a new “pin pal”.

10. 20 or more Pinball machines. The best of the best. Everything a 9 has and is plus more. Double Super jackpot locations that give you an amazing experience, great Pinball, a Pinball loving staff, and well maintained machines. People that are not excited about Pinball still enjoy going and playing some pinball at these locations. Places where you would travel a day or more to experience.
Some of the best pinball players in the world have played Pinball tournaments here on multiple occasions. These are the best Pinball locations in the world and you can just feel it in the air.
Pinball service technicians are on location or within 30 minutes (or standard pizza delivery time for the area). There are plenty of locations that are 10s around the world and you’ll know if you step foot in one because they are so memorable. A must visit for any Pinball fan.

The Pinball Hall of Fame. How did it start? Well it was the dream of Michigan’s Tim Arnold, and one that he made come true.
I remember when Tim started telling the story of how he wanted to open a pinball museum, and we all made fun of him. “Yea sure Tim, you just need a place to store all your pinball machines!” Well to a degree that was true, but it also was a bit unfair. So let’s start at the beginning.
Tim started operating pinballs games in the Lansing Michigan area when he was just 16 years old in 1972. Tim was a very avid pinball player, and knew all the tricks to “beating the game”. This is when Tim bought his first used pinball, and soon realized every kid in the neighborhood wanted to play it. Being the capitalistic punk that we was, Tim decided to charge 10cents a game in his garage. Though I’m sure that didn’t go well with his friend, Tim decided to upscale that and actually put his machine out in the public for coin use. This mushroomed into him buying more used games, learning to fix them, and putting them out in laundry mats and grocery stores for coin play.
By September 1976, Tim opened Pinball Pete’s in Lansing (and later in Ann Arbor), as a large pinball arcade. His arcades were hugely popular, partially because of Tim’s management, and partially because of luck. The late 1970s was the hey-day of coin operation, as video games were soon to make huge money for their owners. By 1982, Tim (and his brother/partner) were shoveling quarters into 5 gallon pails, and taking them to the bank. Tim told me once, “in the early 1980s you could have a pile of dog crap hooked up to a video monitor, and people would put a quarter in it for play.”
But in 1990 Tim made a change. He sold his interest in the Michigan arcades to his younger brother Ted and moved to Las Vegas as ‘retirement’. And his collection of nearly 1000 pinball machines made the move to Las Vegas also. Tim never “lived like a rock star”, always watching his pennies and saving his money. But he decided he could go one step further, and make his Las Vegas pinball machines help the less fortunate in his community.
Tim collected masses of pinball games as a operator in Michigan. Tim says, “The local distributor would only give us $50 credit if we traded in an old game.” Tim treated his equipment well and just could not bare having them scraped for $50 credit. So he kept all the old machines he grew up with, operated, and loved. The problem was, this made his pinball collection one of the largest in the world. Where do you store 1000 pinball machines?

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360 video of Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club

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Flipperspiel Wunderland Las Vegas PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating Video.

Name: Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club

Address: 6000 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: (702) 721-8248

website: http://vegaspinball.com/

Review Saturday 1-20-18

Trailer Tom tours flipperspiel and rates the pinball location a perfect 10.0

The Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club is a not-for-profit social club that is currently being formed under Section 501(c)(7) of the United States Tax Code.  The club is created for people who are looking for a different classic arcade experience than the one you might find at barcades or typical route locations.  The club house includes a variety of classic arcade video games and pinball machines as well some classic consoles.  Everything is set to free play and members can come in and play as much as they want.
The Underground is not just a place to play, but it is also a place where you can just hang out and relax, surrounded by friends and your favorite arcade memories.  There are cold drinks in the fridge, ice cream and frozen snacks in the freezer.  Order a bite from the next door bar and grill next door or bring in your to-go order from the many convenient restaurants that are nearby.  This is a social place where you can make friends, have fun, and just get away from the stress of the outside world.
One of the goals of this club is to focus on friendly competition and reward those who play well.  We will offer regular tournaments that will be open to the public, but with discounted entry fees for club members.  Get a high score and we will post it on our score board.  Weekly score challenges will be available on a variety of games, including those on classic consoles.  There are prizes and/or trophies for those who come out on top.
There are many exciting things yet to come that have not been mentioned here that you will want to be a part of.  The Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club is not just an arcade, it’s a community, a destination, a good-time, and a place where you belong and become an important part of something larger.  Stop in for a free tour and to see what we have to offer.

Pinball Location Rating System:

There is no exacting science or complex algorithm employed to come up with my scale of 1-10 Pinball locations ratings.

I go off what games are Available and how well the games play, atmosphere, Pinball technician service maintenance frequency, and price. Just because somewhere is the best known location in town doesn’t mean that I will rank it any higher than it should be. With 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.

If a location. Is better than 4 but not quite good enough to be a 5 it may revive a rating of 4.5 Creative scale of 1-10 “units of measurement” that pertain to the video are used for fun. … here we go…

9. At least 7 pinball machines. Super jackpot! Games are serviced regularly and the newest machines are at this location within a few months after they are released. They have a change machine. They have Pinball tournaments.
They have Pinball parties. They promote the sport of Pinball. They have at least one of your favorite titles. A great place where “pin heads” gather frequently so you always have a chance to see and old or make a new “pin pal”.

10. 20 or more Pinball machines. The best of the best. Everything a 9 has and is plus more. Double Super jackpot locations that give you an amazing experience, great Pinball, a Pinball loving staff, and well maintained machines. People that are not excited about Pinball still enjoy going and playing some pinball at these locations. Places where you would travel a day or more to experience.
Some of the best pinball players in the world have played Pinball tournaments here on multiple occasions. These are the best Pinball locations in the world and you can just feel it in the air.
Pinball service technicians are on location or within 30 minutes (or standard pizza delivery time for the area). There are plenty of locations that are 10s around the world and you’ll know if you step foot in one because they are so memorable. A must visit for any Pinball fan.

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Private Snowboard Terrain Park Session with Darby Underwood

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In this video you will see the snowboard terrain park maintained by Darby Underwood. It features rails, a fun box, 2 jumps and a quarter-pipe.

Backyard snowboarding.

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Trailer Tom and Mark Nenninger ride Kauai’s Longest Zipline (The Koloa Zipline Experience)

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Kauai’s Longest Zipline: The Koloa Zipline Experience

Mark Nenninger and Trailer Tom ride Kauai’s Longest Zipline (the Koloa Zipline).

Koloa Zipline is on the Southside of Kauai. They have an 8 line course that will have you flying through the jungle, soaring above the forest and gliding across the water on over a mile and a half of exciting ziplines and beautiful scenery. Even Ocean views are on this tour, and the vehicles the zipline camp had were awesome to ride in as well.

They have 3 of the 5 longest lines on Kaua and were the closest zipline tour to where we were staying in Poipu.

We got to fly hands free (superman style), and upside down (spiderman style). Koloa Zipline is afun and exciting time indeed.

Koloa Zipline is the only zipline tour in Kauai to offer “Ground school” where you learn and experience how to zip in a controlled environment before you arrive at the course itself. Learning how to zip first allows you to be in more control and to better enjoy your tour.

It was easy to take pictures and video while we rode the ziplines as you can see in this video.

Each of the ziplines are named specifically after your surroundings and average over 1,000′ long, Your tour begins at “Malaluca” named for the pear tree forest you zip through, Soar above the forest on “koa” where zip above the trees on our 1,700′ line then take a break after crossing the valley on our sixth line “Robusta”.

We enjoyed cold drinks and a light snack while taking in the Mountain, Ocean and Lake views with a hungry rooster and beautiful pheasant named “Chuck”.

The tour concludes with a glide above the Waita reservoir on 2,500′ zipline across the water.

This tour was about 3.5-4 hours, but the time flew by fast. I would definitely go back tomorrow if I had the chance.

http://www.koloaziplines.com/

Koloa Zipline Hawaii
3477-A Weliweli Rd
Koloa, HI 96756

phone 866-482-9775
email: sales@hahaidiscount.com

Driving Instructions:
1) Drive down through the tunnel of trees headed to Koloa/Poipu
2) Drive to the end at Koloa Road and take a left, followed by a right on to Weliweli Road
3) Turn right into the 3rd driveway

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Learning how to surf at Kauai Surf School 360 video

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Tom and Mark are learning how to surf at Kauai Surf School with an excellent surfing lesson from instructor Allen.

Allen was a phenomenal instructor and really helped Mark and I with our techniques on how to stand up on a surf board. After snowboarding for years when Mark and I are standing on our boards riding a wave it feels natural as can be. The difficult part for us was catching the correct wave and the body positing to stand up from the paddling position.

If I could make my body do exactly what Allen told me to do, I would ride the wave right to the beach every time. If I varied from Allen’s advice I would wipe out.

located in sunny Poipu Beach on the ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai, Hawaii. By incorporating ocean knowledge, surfing experience, and water safety we enjoyed a very positive and fun surfing experience.

Website
http://kauaisurfschool.com/

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Kauai Island Brewery & Grill : PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating

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PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating: Kauai Island Brewery & Grill

On January 15, 2018 Tom and Mark review the pinball arcade at the Kauai Island Brewery & Grill.

Address:

Kauai Island Brewery & Grill

4350 Waialo Rd, Eleele, HI 96705

Website:
http://www.kauaiislandbrewing.com

Located in downtown Port Allen on Kaua‘i Island, Kaua‘i Island Brewery & Grill, is open for business and eager to serve the Kauai’s pinball players! As the WORLD’S WESTERNMOST BREWERY, Kaua‘i Island Brewing Company has its origins in Waimea Brewing Company, which was located on the historic Waimea Plantations. When the lease was up, owners Bret and Janice Larson, along with their brewmaster Dave Curry and his wife Christina, decided to become co-owners of their newly created Kaua‘i Island Brewing Company and moved locations to Port Allen where they would have more space to brew the delicious beers they were known for.

Portion of PinPin rating scale:

7. At least 5 pinball machines. Here you have started to hit the jackpot! They have not only almost everything you expect in a good Pinball location but, they do it well. They aren’t the absolute best location but you want to go there and look forward to going back.
If you lived close by you could possibly be a regular and would tell people about how it is the best location around. The games are serviced on a routine schedule and new games arrive at least once a year.

8. At least 6 Pinball machines. So close to the top but not quite there only because of one missing element. A location that is the kind of place that you love to go to and have no real complaints about.
Despite it being everything you want all the intangibles of the location don’t quite brew together to be a 9. They do or could host Pinball tournaments.

9. At least 7 pinball machines. Super jackpot! Games are serviced regularly and the newest machines are at this location within a few months after they are released. They have a change machine. They have Pinball tournaments.
They have Pinball parties. They promote the sport of Pinball. They have at least one of your favorite titles. A great place where “pin heads” gather frequently so you always have a chance to see and old or make a new “pin pal”.

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PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating: Glenwood Springs Brew Garden (360 video)

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PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating: Glenwood Springs Brew Garden

Address: 115 6th St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Phone: (970) 945-1005

Website: https://www.glenwoodspringsbrewgarden.com/

Review Date 1-9-18

The bartender Fain Henderson was really welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks Fane!!

Trailer Tom plays Johnny Mnemonic (Williams, 1995) pinball machine, and Pirates of the Caribbean (Stern, 2006) pinball machine.

Located just west of the Hotel Colorado off the main Glenwood Springs exit, Glenwood Springs Brew Garden offers an exciting selection of craft beer, artisan wine, cider and mead, complete with an an arcade of multi-cades and pinball. 

They have gourmet sodas and root beer floats from the
Back Yard Soda Co. 
 
Sit and sip at the main bar, enjoy the arcade games inside, and enjoy fresh air and sunshine with music & games on the patio.
 

Pinball Location Rating System:

There is no exacting science or complex algorithm employed to come up with my scale of 1-10 Pinball locations ratings.

I go off what games are Available and how well the games play, atmosphere, Pinball technician service maintenance frequency, and price. Just because somewhere is the best known location in town doesn’t mean that I will rank it any higher than it should be. With 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.

If a location. Is better than 4 but not quite good enough to be a 5 it may revive a rating of 4.5 Creative scale of 1-10 “units of measurement” that pertain to the video are used for fun. … here we go…

3. At least 1 Pinball machine. Here we start to have a mix of Pinball games to play. There could be some good working games to play, but there would need to be another reason to visit other than only to play Pinball. Maybe this place is in a convenient location such as an airport or hotel lobby a restaurant or bar or amusement park.

4. At least 2 Pinball machines. More and more locations are starting to become 4’s with the spreading love of well maintained pinball machines. Often places have some decent machines but they are neglected by operators. The reason this location will be a four is that it just doesn’t stand out of the norm that most locations walllow in. People’s love of social interaction and bar games keep these places open to gamers because, if you want to go out and play games you have to go somewhere but the games are not a priority. Possibly no change machine so you have to go searching for quarters or bring your own.

Glenwood Springs Brew Garden pinball

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PinPin 360 Pinball Location Rating: Cruisers Bar Grand Junction, CO Review

YouTube Preview ImageCruisers Bar information as of January 8, 2018

Website: http://cruisersgj.com/

Address: 715 Horizon Dr #100, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Hours: 3PM–2AM

Phone: (970) 314-2554

Trailer Tom Played AC/DC pinball and World Poker Tour Pinball at Cruisers and rates the location. 360 pinball location review

Pinball Location Rating System:

There is no exacting science or complex algorithm employed to come up with my scale of 1-10 Pinball locations ratings.

I go off what games are Available and how well the games play, atmosphere, Pinball technician service maintenance frequency, and price. Just because somewhere is the best known location in town doesn’t mean that I will rank it any higher than it should be. With 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.

If a location. Is better than 4 but not quite good enough to be a 5 it may revive a rating of 4.5 Creative scale of 1-10 “units of measurement” that pertain to the video are used for fun. … here we go…

0. I’m not sure how a location could be bad enough to receive a rating of zero. Maybe none of the games work or they all steal your quarters or they use pinball machines for firewood. It would have to be an absolutely terrible experience. Zero is on this list in the event that a location deserves a rating of less than 1.

1. This would be in the realm of false advertising the location offers Pinball when it actually only has video games. If your options are playing a pinball game on your smart device while in this location or play a video game a 1 would be a possible rating.

2. At least one pinball machine. These locations would be similar to a 1 but having fewer drawbacks such as a yawn inspiring game list such as only one or two neglected and broken games in a dark corner matched with an unwelcoming but not down right rude staff. A really great location could be sucked down to this rating if it does something like replace a pinball machine with a golden tee golf game or do not know the difference between Pinball, ping pong, and foosball.

3. At least 1 Pinball machine. Here we start to have a mix of Pinball games to play. There could be some good working games to play, but there would need to be another reason to visit other than only to play Pinball. Maybe this place is in a convenient location such as an airport or hotel lobby a restaurant or bar or amusement park.

4. At least 2 Pinball machines. More and more locations are starting to become 4’s with the spreading love of well maintained pinball machines. Often places have some decent machines but they are neglected by operators. The reason this location will be a four is that it just doesn’t stand out of the norm that most locations walllow in. People’s love of social interaction and bar games keep these places open to gamers because, if you want to go out and play games you have to go somewhere but the games are not a priority. Possibly no change machine so you have to go searching for quarters or bring your own.

5. At least 3 Pinball machines. These locations are nothing special. You want to like them but something isn’t there that needs to be. Maybe they have a few of great games but an unknowledgeable staff mixed with games that see little or no service maintenance.
Possibly they just don’t have enough space dedicated to Pinball to make you want to come back regularly but they do offer something appealing.

6. At least 4 Pinball machines. For a location to make it to the rating of 6 it is going to be close to doing everything right. Although they might not be exceptional they do have a mix of pinball machines, atmosphere, Pinball service maintenance schedule, or at least games that are serviced on occasion so the games are clean and work well.
These are the kinds of locations that you are glad to have spent time in but wouldn’t go out of your way to come back to because you are frustrated that the location would be so amazing if they just serviced their machines instead of slapping an out of order sign on them for months at a time.

7. At least 5 pinball machines. Here you have started to hit the jackpot! They have not only almost everything you expect in a good Pinball location but, they do it well. They aren’t the absolute best location but you want to go there and look forward to going back.
If you lived close by you could possibly be a regular and would tell people about how it is the best location around. The games are serviced on a routine schedule and new games arrive at least once a year.

8. At least 6 Pinball machines. So close to the top but not quite there only because of one missing element. A location that is the kind of place that you love to go to and have no real complaints about.
Despite it being everything you want all the intangibles of the location don’t quite brew together to be a 9. They do or could host Pinball tournaments.

9. At least 7 pinball machines. Super jackpot! Games are serviced regularly and the newest machines are at this location within a few months after they are released. They have a change machine. They have Pinball tournaments.
They have Pinball parties. They promote the sport of Pinball. They have at least one of your favorite titles. A great place where “pin heads” gather frequently so you always have a chance to see and old or make a new “pin pal”.

10. 20 or more Pinball machines. The best of the best. Everything a 9 has and is plus more. Double Super jackpot locations that give you an amazing experience, great Pinball, a Pinball loving staff, and well maintained machines. People that are not excited about Pinball still enjoy going and playing some pinball at these locations. Places where you would travel a day or more to experience.
Some of the best pinball players in the world have played Pinball tournaments here on multiple occasions. These are the best Pinball locations in the world and you can just feel it in the air.
Pinball service technicians are on location or within 30 minutes (or standard pizza delivery time for the area). There are plenty of locations that are 10s around the world and you’ll know if you step foot in one because they are so memorable. A must visit for any Pinball fan.

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The Legend of Surfsled FEJ : Chapter 2

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The Legend of Surfsled FEJ : Chapter 2

Backcountry Snowboarding with Ffej Knar

Video of Ffej Knar snowboarding on jumps, Ffej Knar log slides as well as riding powder in the backcountry.

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The Legend of Surfsled FEJ : Chapter 1 (in 360 video)

The Legend of Surfsled FEJ : Chapter 1 (in 360 video)

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Backcountry Snowboarding with Ffej Knar

Video of Ffej Knar snowboarding on jumps, Ffej Knar log slides as well as riding powder in the backcountry.

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Backcountry Snowboarding with Mark Nenninger

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Private Resort and Backcountry Snowboarding with Mark Nenninger

Video of Mark Nenninger snowboarding on jumps, rails as well as riding powder int the backcountry.

These clips were filed during the making of the snowboard film PinPin Crazee 8s.

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Backcountry Snowboarding with Jeff Meyer

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The Backcountry Snowboarding with Snowboarder Jeff Meyer Challenge is to find another video where both snowboard bindings break simultaneously.

What you just saw was very rare, I challenge you to find a video like the one you just watched where both snowboard bindings break at the same time.

On your journey to find a video that is not ofJeff Meyer the snowboarder in this video that has both snowboard bindings release simultaneously, please post the your results of your search in comments section.

If you find another double ejection snowboard video please include a link to the video in your comment and I will include the link in the description of this video.

Even if you can find a video where both snowboard bindings break at the same time I would love to see it and I know a lot of other people that would like to see it.

It is common for both skis to eject because most skis are designed to release so ski videos do not count because most snowboard bindings are not designed to release like they did in this video.

Good luck in your treasure hunt, and in the meantime enjoy this incredible footage of amazing snowboarder Jeff Meyer.

Enjoy this video of Jeff Meyer snowboarding on jumps and riding powder int the backcountry.

These clips were filmed during the making of the snowboard film PinPin Crazee 8s.

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Snowboarding at night with Ryan Knapton

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Snowboarding at night with Ryan Knapton is amazing, especially when he is covered in lights and black light clothing.

In this video snowboarder Ryan Knapton wears a battery power pack to run a series of lights around himself and on his snowboard. Nate Dogggg helps with set up and driving a truck to the top of the slope under a full moon.

Trailer Tom films Ryan as Ryan makes turns and does tricks in his light up outfit.

Some runs are made at Eco mountain at night with a black light.

Ryan also wears a white dress shirt and makes a run using a black light.

This footage was shot during the filming of the snowboard movie entitled “PinPin Crazee 8’s.

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Jordan Bebout and Trailer Tom Last Chair Arapahoe Basin 2006-2007 season

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Last Chair Closing Day Arapahoe Basin 2006-2007 season.

Jordan Bebout and Trailer Tom catch the aft lift ride of the season at ABasin for the 2006-2007 season.

Even though Jordan and Tom were the last on the lift, they were not the last ones down the mountain that day. A beginner skier took some time to make it down to the base of the hill and was determined to make his last run a good one.

Spectators cheer him on from the sunny deck of the base lodge.

The exhibition lift was the last lift to operate at arapahoe basin for the 2006-2007 season. The exhibition lift was replaced by the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad lift in 2010.

In 2006 the winter sports building was added to the base of the mountain

The black mountain lodge is the mid mouton restaurant that opened in the spring of 2007 and a new deck was added in 2008.

That year Arapahoe Basin Opened on Friday the 13th in October of 2006.

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Best Snowboarding CRASHES of 2018 and SKI Fails Compilation

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Best Snowboard CRASHES of 2018 and SKI Fails Compilation

The Best SNOWBOARD FAILS of 2018 and some SKI CRASHES are featured in this video.

These are some of the best and most exciting skiing and snowboard crashes caught on the set of the snowboard film “PinPin Crazee 8’s”

The snowboard crash compilation and ending commentary by snowboarder and editor Trailer Tom.

Hopefully this video contains some of the best, funniest and most epic snowboard fails and ski crashes you have seen in a while. Some are hilarious, other are bone breaking injuries.

If you like jerry of the day, you will like these crashes.

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Ffej Knar Bikes up Mount Evans and Snowboards down video

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Ffej Knar Bikes up Mount Evans and Snowboards down

Ffej Knar rides his bike with his snowboard gear from Idaho Springs to the the lake at Mt. Evans and Snowboards down.

Also video of Ffej Knar snowboarding on jumps, rails, backcountry, and in the snowboard park at keystone.

Ffej Knar shows us a borat type vehicle at the top of loveland pass.

These clips were filed during the making of the snowboard film PinPin Crazee 8s.

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Backcountry Snowboarding with Trailer Tom video

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Video of Trailer Tom snowboarding on jumps, rails as well as riding powder int the backcountry.

These clips were filed during the making of the snowboard film PinPin Crazee 8s.

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