‪Colorado Bar Pinball League Episode 1: Welcome to Knockafellers‬

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Published on Dec 8, 2016 on the Ffej Knar pinball channel.
Pinball Week one driving to Ft. Collins to play at Pinball Jones. Watch every Thursday to see what happens each week during our exciting pinball team league. Lots of colorful characters and colorful pinball machines. Ffej, DNO, and Mateo star in this episode.

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Ryan Knapton “Smooth Snowboarding” video

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Published on Nov 21, 2016 on Ryan’s Youtube page
Two early morning runs at Breck.

Board: Donek Twin custom specs

Gimbal for the gopro: Zhiyun Z1 Evolution
Website: http://www.zhiyun-tech.com/
YouTube: http://bit.ly/zhiyun-the-youtube

Music: ‘Typhoon’ by Antarcticatcs
antarcticats.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/antarcticats

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Ffej Knar’s Journey to the Chicago Pinball Expo 2016 in Wheeling, IL

PART 1 of 2 :

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Ffej Knar’s Journey to the Chicago Pinball Expo 2016 in Wheeling, IL.
Part 2 of Ffej Knar the Chicago Expo 2016. Ed Robertson of The Bare Naked Ladies starts it off with Brian Wilson. #BareNakedLadies

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Nate Dogggg returns for first chair Loveland Opening Day 2016-2017

Nate Dogggg First Chair Loveland Opening Day 2016-2017
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November 1, 2016
Nate Dogggg and Tom drive to Loveland to see how snowmaking is coming along as the forecast is expected to be cooler than most of October. 

Nate and Tom forecast the resort is a week from opening as the snowmakers at Loveland have been making great progress despite the warm temperatures.

November 4, 2016
Loveland announced they will not open the weekend of November 5, 2016 , but will make an opening day announcement on Monday November 7.


November 7, 2016
Loveland announced in a press release that opening day of the 2016-2017 snowboard season will officially be Thursday November 10, 2016


November 9, 2016
Nate Dogggg and Zach Griffin (aka Z-Griff) arrive at the Loveland parking lot at 3pm and officially get in line for 1st chair at 3:15pm. Trailer Tom arrives just before midnight.

Here is a link to some footage Zach shot of the triumphant return of Nate Dogggg’s return to first chair and getting in line at Loveland.

We met and became friends with a crew that is now know as the “pajama squad”. A group of friends that met at Loveland 3 years ago. Olivia Hall, Michael Kin, and Abby Meyers. The trio had animal themed onesie pajamas that they wore all night and onto the slops. 2nd chair honors go to Olivia Hall, Michael Kin, and Abby Meyers. 



Oct 10, 2016 (Opening Day Loveland)

Another great success for the PinPin crew for 1st chair at opening day at the second resort in North America to officially open for the season as A-Basin won the race as first to open.

Here is a link to some footage Tom shot of the A-Basin Opening Day Nate Dogggg’s retirement from 20 consecutive first to open in the Nation streak.

Tom had a mini Star wars pinball machine on the chairlift. 

This year first chair at Loveland was officially held by Nate Dogggg, Z-Griff, and Trailer Tom.

Thanks to all that supported us in our 1st chair efforts!
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Mateo Leyba Pintoberfest Pinball Tournament Qualifying 2016 video

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Ffej Knar takes us through some Sopranos pinball strategy during Friday night qualifying at Pintoberfest 9 pinball tournament in Lakewood Colorado at the Cuckoos Nest. With an astounding prize package of $2000.00, A and B divisions paying out top 8 spots, it has become one of the premier local Colorado tournaments. Props to tournament director, operator, machine dialer and killer player Donavan Stepp who makes the whole event happen.

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The first chair experience Arapahoe Basin Opening Day 2016-2017 season

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The first chair experience Arapahoe Basin Opening Day 2016-2017 season

1st Chair Arapahoe Basin October 21, 2016 Opening Day of the 2016-2017 season Trailer Tom and Justin SmithGroPro Camera Footage

Mission for 1st chair of the 2016-2017 Snowboard Season
1) October 11, 2016

Trailer Tom and Justin Smith drive to Loveland and Arapahoe Basin and take pictures and gather dates and report to Nate Dogggg.

It is decided that it will be next week before either resort has enough snow to open.

2) Wednesday October 19, 2016

Two days before opening day.

Nate Dogggg finds a Facebook announcement from Arapahoe Basin’s COO Alan Henceroth that says ABasin will open for the season on Friday October 21. Nate Dogggg notifies the first char team of the official opening date.

Justin Smith is the first to arrive in line at Arapahoe Basin at 3:30pm. He is joined shortly after by Zach Griffin (aka Z-Griff), and Trailer Tom makes it to Arapahoe Basin around 10:30pm

The first char team experiences a cold first night in line with temperatures dipping to about 20 degrees with a light but steady wind and all snowguns on full blast.

3) Thursday October 20, 2016

One day until opening day.

The 4th member for the 4 man chair lift Seth Hill arrives at Arapahoe Basin parking lot to join the first chair team (aka Nate Dogggg 1st Chair STAFF, aka the 4G Network)

Trailer Tom, Z-Griff, Justin Smith, and Seth Hill , play the Flash pinball machine and snowboard themed Monopoly to pass the time as they await opening day.

Around 11pm about a dozen cars arrive on “the beach” the parking area at the base of the Black Mountain Express lift.

Excitement builds as a snowboard family reunion of sorts takes place when more and more enthusiasts gather around the base of the lift to celebrate the big opening day.

4) Friday October 21, 2016

Opening Day is upon us once again. Arapahoe Basin Celebrates 70 years.

Justin Smith, Zach Griffin (Z-Griff), Seth Hill, and Trailer Tom are the first chair crew for the 4 man lift ride at 9am.

Special thanks to all of the ABasin employees, and awesome friends that were willing to brave the chilly all night sift, and of course Ace Accetturo, Gretchen Pleshaw, Mr Epic, Cesar Hermosillo, Ashley Prill, Patrick O’Sullivan, Mike Gagliardi, Kelly, David Pleshaw

We could not have done it without the hard work and leadership of the king of first chair himself Nate Dogggg for all the pre first chair preparation.

Filmed by:
Justin Smith, Zach Griffin (Z-Griff), Seth Hill, Trailer Tom, and Natalie (aka Nat Dogg)
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Ryan Knapton Review of the Donek Incline Snowboard

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Ryan Knapton snowboarding video of the Donek Incline Snowboard.

Killer turns on the Donek Incline.
Board Specs:
Length: 164 cm
Width: 29.5 cm
Radius: 9-11 VSR
Binding angles: 15,-15 (Knapton’s normal freestyle stance, but that’s probably not ideal for this board).

here is a link to Ryan’s Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSf2blWn3fKJmjtZQOMfsGw

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Mike and Ray from game Room Collectables gift box

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The team at GRC pinball (Game Room Collectables) have been posting some awesome pinball related videos on YouTube. They share many helpful Pinball Machine & Arcade Game Features, Reviews, Repair & Restoration Tips, Gameroom Shows & Displays and much more on their YouTube Channel at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/GameroomCollectibles

As a token of our appreciation of their work on pinball videos, Ffej and I sent them a PinPin Films care package. Here is a video link of the un-boxing of the gift box by Mike and Ray from GRC….

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date announced for 6th Annual PinPin Women Only Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF

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Facebook event link:
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6th 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 a Saturday.

Here are more details…

-PinPin Women’s Only Pinball Tournament-

What : Girls Only Pinball Tournament

When/Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

What Time: Arrive at the Pinball hall of Fame to check in at 11:00am Tournament Starts at Noon on Saturday, May 20, 2017

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 19, 2017

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

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 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.

As this is a tournament oat a location that is open to the public, guys are allowed to “coach” their ladies when their ladies are not in the middle of playing a ball. In other words, tournament directors can not regulate talking, just don’t stand over a ladies shoulder while she is playing a ball and coach on what shots to hit. Ladies are perfectly capable to play the games on their own for frigs sake!

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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dates announced for 8th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament Vegas PHoF

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Facebook event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/292801567739498/

8th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament Vegas PHoF

This years tournament will take place on a Friday in MAY, 2017

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 19, 2017

What Time: Register at 11:am, Tournament Starts at 1:00pm (but registration will close at Noon) on Friday May 19, 2017

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. *(T shirts 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. 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. Ultimately the coin flip will most likely 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)

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 19, the tournament will spill over into Saturday May 20, 2017.

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 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

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

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.

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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Jump over pinball machine on a snowboard

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For years people have asked Trailer Tom when he was going to jump a pinball machine on a snowboard. The answer is July 6, 2016.

About 9am Chad Otterstrom and Trailer Tom headed to the top of the mountain near the continental divide. The mission was to jump a pinball machine on a snowboard….

Trailer’s pickup truck was loaded down with so much gear for the event it must have looked like the Beverly Hillbillies were moving to the mountains of Colorado.

“4 low” gear was needed from time to time to climb up the mountain with all the necessary equipment in the back of the truck to film the snowboard jump over the pinball game.

After a couple of hours of shoveling snow for a take off and landing, Trailer and Chad set up a pinball machine, started up the generator to power the machine, and played pinball while jumping their snowboards over the game!!

Amazing history was made once more!

Filmed by: Trailer Tom, and Chad Otterstrom

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Pinball on the basketball court video

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Fej Knar and Jordan Bebout and Trailer Tom set up a Flash pinball machine on a Basketball court.

Music by Froggy Fresh and Money Maker Mike. Song is called “Dunked On”>

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Backards to Backards Pinball Firework 4th of July Duel

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Trailer Tom films while Ffej Knar plays Firepower and Jordan Bebout plays Flash pinball machines under showers of sparks from fountain style fireworks on the top of the pinball machines.

Snowboard, Pinball, 4th of July Firework filming session PinPin Films style for 2016.

Filming Pinball Snowboarding and Fireworks is fun in your driveway. We had a lot of spectators that happened to be droning by witness the action.

My sister found a place in Denver that was selling fireworks, and she told the fireworks folks that we wanted to film a firework pinball 4th of july video. They helped her pick out some great fireworks. One fountain claimed “worlds strongest fountain” right on the package.

Kira and Steph helped with the project. We hooked up 3 extension cords, set up the cameras, waited until dark, and the rest is history.

Filmed by Stephara Greenhagen, Kira Dickerson, and Trailer Tom, Jordan Bebout and Ffej Knar.

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/trailertom

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