Nate Dogggg First Chair Arapahoe Basin Opening Day 2014-2015

Oct 11, 2014

Nate Dogggg and Tom drive to Loveland and Arapahoe Basin to see how snowmaking for opening day is coming along.

Nate and Tom forecast the resorts are a week from opening, massive weather change permitting.

Oct 14, 2014

Nate does another drive to Loveland and A-Basin that Arapahoe Basin predicts a Friday Oct 17, 2014-2015 season opening Day.

Oct 15, 2014

Nate Dogggg arrives at the A-Basin parking lot at 9am to officially get in line for 1st chair.

Oct 16, 2014

Trailer Tom joins Nate Dogggg in line at A-Basin at 10am and is followed shortly thereafter by Justin Smith and Jeff Meyer

Oct 17, 2014 (Opening Day)

Another great success for the PinPin crew for 1st chair at opening day at the first resort in North America to officially open for the season.

This year first chair was officially held by Nate Dogggg, Justin Smith, Jeff Meyer and Trailer Tom.

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Trailer Tom Shreds Lake Powell on his $22 plastic snowboard from Target

Trailer Tom Shreds Lake Powell on his $22 plastic snowboard from Target. Video of this drop posted as a link in the comment on this photo.

When it come to these “snowboards” from Target, you certainly get what you pay for. That’ s right. They are made of plastic, it’s fantastic. Still, I had a great time with this thing at Lake Powell.

Summer Vacation long weekend with Justin, Erin, and my Dad.

Last winter, Ffej Knar and I bought the very best snowboards money can buy, at Target. On a scale of 1-10 on snowboard quality, with zero begin total BS trailer park trash junk, to 10 being the very best of the best, we give these boards a .09
The boards cost $22 each, but, lucky for us, they were on sale for 10% off.

Had a blast doing lots of jumps of the top of the house boat, some cliff and rock jumps and jibs.

I attempted to wakeboard with the mini snowboard, but I failed.
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Louise Swainson wins a brand new AC/DC Stern pinball machine at PinPin Las Vegas Pinball Tourney

Louise Swainson and the brand new AC/DC Stern pinball machine she won for taking first place at the 3rd annual women only pinpin films plunge off anti drain fest pinball tournament that took place at the pinball hall of fame in las vegas on 3-23-14

1st place= Louise Swainson
2nd place= Laura Stoddard
3rd place= Jen St. Hilaire6 Eric playing

5 Louse playing

4 Louise and TJ set up

3 TJ Stairs

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Searchers unearth grave of “PinPin 3″ the VHS snowboard and Pinball Movie

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Searchers unearth grave of “PinPin 3″ the VHS snowboard and Pinball Movie from PinPin Films.

Film director and edit Ffej Knar shows some of the near” fif-teen-hunnert” PinPIn 3 VHS tapes that were retrieved from a dig site at the Rick Stetta Ranch Estates At Farmers Korner Trailer Park.

Urban legend had it that when PinPin films buried the un-sold VHS tapes nearly a decade ago in a small trailer park near Breckenridge Colorado.

At the time of the original release of the film entitled “PinPin 3 Return of the Stedi” many folks still owned a divide called the VCR (video cassette recorder) that allowed them to watch movies on VHS tapes (Video Home System). DVD players were only for the “rich”. The PinPin 3 film was released on VHS as well as DVD and the DVDs sold out, but the VHS taped did not.

About 23 trailer park residents and snowboard and pinball film enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Trailer Park to watch backhoes and bull dozers and excavators and archeologists dig through the trash covered trailer lot in search of the discarded copies of PinPin 3.

Trailer Tom a spokesman for PinPin Films said ” Nobody here has any idea why the tapes were buried. Trailer said
“The PinPin Films Company has no corporate knowledge about the trailer park burial.

Ffej Knar an employee of PinPin films, and head of the archeological dig to recover the tapes said” The tapes were wrapped in zip-lock bags and were buried deep enough to survive the harsh Colorado winters and were preserved to near mint condition.”

A trailer park resident that wished to remain unanimous, said” I have very fond memories of watching that movie over and over again. I wore out my VHS copy of the film years ago, and I hope that PinPin Films decides to sell these recently discovered VHS copies”

Another trailer park resident refused to comment.

The Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor known as “The Turnch Master” and 3rd generation trailer park resident said: ” The myth of the Buried VHS Tapes was still in question among fans of the film and the stories have been handed down for years. It was originally thought that the tapes were thrown out of the park with some other trailer trash during a sunday morning trash truck filming session.”

During the Big moment Ffej proclaimed “We found it” as his avalanche shovel hit what was highly anticipated to be the legendary VHS burial site.

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Dates announced for 6th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF

Wednesday March 25th, 2015

Vegas Pinball Tournament Flyer 6

This years tournament will take place on a Wednesday.

6th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament-

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: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

What Time: Register at 11:am, Tournament Starts at 1:00pm (but registration will close at Noon) on Wednesday March 25th. It will end when the tourney is over.
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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 brackets

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 a “PinPin” Pinball film DVD upon arrival at the tournament. *(DVD’s 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. 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 Saturday, the tournament will spill over into sunday march 23rd.

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)

In the unlikely event that the tournament can not be completed by the time the PHoF closes on Wednesday, the tournament will spill over into the next day, or possibly continue at the PHoF 2 at the Riviera casino night of the 25th.

Slam tilt will most likey 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.

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Dates Set for 4th Annual PinPin Women Only Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Women only Vegas Pinball Tournament Flyer 41st 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 Friday.

Here are more details…

-PinPin Women’s Only Pinball Tournament-

What : Girls Only Pinball Tournament

When/Date: Friday, March 27th, 2015

What Time: Arrive at the Pinball hall of Fame to check in at 11:00am Tournament Starts at Noon on Friday, March 27th, 2015

Registration: Registration will take place at the Pinball Hall of Fame. We will possibly have registration during the open tournament on the 22nd, and for sure on sunday morning at 11:30 the day of the all girls event on the 23rd.

Who can enter: Female Competitors ONLY. An open men and women’s tournament will be held on Saturday March 22nd 2014.

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 DVD’s 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.

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

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Zen Wins Rock Mountain Pinball Showdown 2014

I am super stoked on my 2nd place finnish at this years Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown Pinball Tournament.

I am even more stoked that the PinPin Pinball crew made up a majority of the players that qualified for the main tournament.

But most of all I was most stoked on seeing and hanging with all of my pinball friends all day, getting to enjoy what we love to do and that is play pinball for hours on end, and meet many new pinball friends and great players in person.

Congrats to Zen (aka Nigh Omnipotius) for winning the showdown main tourney!
#BlackBeltPinballNinjaZenBallzChampinTWC

Main Tourny Results:
1st Place= Zen
2nd Place= Trailer Tom
3rd Place= Escher Lefkoff

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Congrats to all the other side tournament winners and players as well!

-Caitlin Acree, Women’s Tournament;

-Nick Zendejas and Kevin McCarthy, Team Tournament;

-Adam Higgins, Quick Draw Tournament;

-Adam Lefkoff 1st, Tim Riehl 2nd, Dan Gutchess 3rd, Classic Electro-Mechanical Tournament;

-Rachel McCarthy 1st, Escher Lefkoff 2nd, Zach McCarthy 3rd, Kid’s Tournament

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3rd annual women only pinpin las vegas pinball hall of fame tournament

Footage from the 3rd annual women only pinpin plunge off anti drain fest pinball tournament at the pinball hall of fame in las vegas
took place on 3-23-14
1st place= Louise Wagensonner
2nd place= Laura Stoddard
3rd place= Jen St. Hilaire

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5th Annual PinPin Plunge Off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament PHOF

1st Place = Cayle Gerorge
2nd Place= Matt Sarnoff
3rd Place = Eden Stamm
At the 5th Annual PinPin Plunge Off Anti Drain Fest at the PHOF. Footage from the 5th annual pinpin plunge off anti drain fest pinball tournament at the pinball hall of fame in las vegas
3-22-14
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$22 Plastic Target Snowboards Loveland Pass Colorado

$22 Plastic Target Snowboards Loveland Pass Colorado
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December 12th, 2013

When it come to these “snowboards” from Target, you certainly get what you pay for. That’ s right. They are made of plastic, it’s fantastic.

Ladies and gentleman, today, I (trailer tom), (gotta do my name in parentheses for Mateo Leyba) made history once again with THE Ffej Knar….

Ffej Knar and I bought the very best snowboards money can buy, at Target. On a scale of 1-10 on snowboard quality, with zero begin total BS trailer park trash junk, to 10 being the very best of the best, I give these boards a .09

The boards cost $22 each, but, lucky for us, they were on sale for 10% off.

Our mission. To ride these POS plastic shred devices down Loveland Pass. Top to bottom Loveland pass run would surely put if in the record books!

The day we chose for this monumental journey was December 12th, because, December 12th just happens to be my birthday. woo hoooooooo!

So there we were. bottom of the main valley run at Loveland Pass. We parked my truck, got out our new Traget Specials, and stuck out our thumbs. Hitchhiking to the top with nothing but our new trailer park quality snowboards with their equally trailer bindings, would force us to ride all the way back to the bottom of the pass where my truck was parked.

Some guy was kind enough to pick us up and allow us to film him as he drove us up to the top for the jackpot. He became interested in what we were doing after we briefed him on our historic quest. He was on his way to Keystone resort but had to take time out to watch us push the limits of what our new boards could do. He stopped at the top to witness our awesome skills.

Ffej gave his new board the ol’ camber flex test at the Loveland Pass elevation sign near parking spots at the top of the pass. On a scale of 1-10 on flexibity, with 1 being a wet noodle, and 10 being a clear coated diamond plated steal laced oak plank, I give these boards a 0.99

The hardest part for me was just getting my boots into the bindings. The bindings are completely worthless plastic straps that kind of snap together. The snaps do not work very well for snowboard boots as the boots are a bot too bulky. Skate shoes seem to work better for these boards.

My heels and toes would drag in the snow as the boards are pretty small (110cm) and not very wide. Ffej really had some serious toe and heel drag.

The boards did ok, as in, a person can almost perform a heel side and toe side turn for minimal steering and stopping contol where the snow was hard packed or powder was less than an inch or 2 deep. As soon as you get these things in the pow, forget about it like Tony Soprano.

Ffej quickly learned that, in the softer deeper snow, it helped to jam your front foot into the front binding and put your back foot on the back of the board.

We actually rode the boards about half way down the run, documenting our shredding with various vidjya cameras and still cameras. About half way down we decided that we had had enough, and cheated the rest of the way down the hill by sitting on the boards and using them like a sled, or simply walking with the boards under our arms.

After we made it back to my truck at the bottom of the run, we each took a victory lap on our regular, real snowboards and enjoyed some nice deep pow turns.

After we enjoyed some nice birthday snowboarding runs, it was off to the Broncos vs. Chargers game. After the Broncos game, we met up with Todd Trisch at the Ameristar Casio in Blackhawk. Ffej hit 24 on the roulette table 3 times!! Three times in less than 12 hours FFS!

Until next time. Keep flipping and high scoring.

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BBFTFB (Bring Back Ffej to Facebook!)

Mateo Leyba Monday, December 9 at 9:50 a.m. I Mateo Leyba and Trailer Tom logged onto our computers. We began our intense social media efforts to reverse the decision by Facebook to ban Ffej Knar. #freeFfejKnarfree ffej

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Trailer Tom and Ffej Knar Loveland Pass December 5th 2013

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It was a very cold morning that December 5th in 2013. Most folks stayed in their nice cozy mobile homes. But, not your ol’ pals trailer tom and ffej knar, nope, we went snowboarding at the top of lovelans pass and found some sweet powder stashes all to ourselves!

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Nate Dogggg First Chair Abasin 2013-2014

For the last 20 years, I do an annual camp out overnight inline to get on
the first chairlift when the resort opens for skiing and snowboarding.

I made a short edit of this years adventure at this link:

and a second longer version to attempt to show what the entire experience
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My buddy Nate Dogggg claimed his 18th consecutive first chair at opening
day today at Abasin! This year was a 2.5 day wait in line to get 1st
chair!

“The Legend at the Legend”

Night in line number one:
On friday morning October 11th. Arapahoe Basin announced via social media
that they would open on Sunday 10/13/13 Chad Otterstrom joined Nate Doggg
at about 1pm on the 11th at the base of the resort, and the wait for first
chair of the 2013-2014 season officially began!

I ( Trailer Tom) joined Chad and Nate at 10:45pm on Friday October 11th
2013. Friday night Chad slept on the 4man super quad chair lift under the
snowguns. It snowed lightly until about 1am (early Saturday morning) but
then the stars came out and the weather warmed up a bit.

Saturday October 12th was a beautiful day in summit county. Sunny, warm,
and many great friends stopped by to wish us well. We spent the day
hanging on “the beach” eating my mom’s famous home made cookies, and
posting as much stuff as possible to our various social media pages.

My girlfriend Stephara stopped by around noon and hung out, took pictures
and shot some video of our 1st chair crew.
The cat drivers pushed snow down to the base of the hill and the chair lift
and we waited, and waited, and waited some more.

Lots of folks stopped by to take pictures and check out what was going on.
At sunset, we did a live video feed from the base of the hill near the
chairlift that was to open in the morning at 8:30am sharp.

Night number two:

Met up with Bob Aubry (Bobry) and a crew of awesome Vail shredders that
joined us for first chair festivities.

Snowboarders from Vail held down their spot on 2nd and 3rd chair, Kameron
Weakley, Andrew Wright, Kayla Wittich, Cesar Hermosillo, and Michelle
Irene, (just to name a few) were among the crew that rocked “Team Nate
Dogggg 1st Chair” T-Shirts, and waited in line with us for about the final
12 hours until the resort opened for business.

More hanging out, sharing stores of past first chair adventures, and lots
of Facebook posting took place.
Nate Dogggg crawled inside his sleeping bag on the deck if the chairlift
and the wait continued.
A car would arrive in the parking lot at the rate if about 1.5 per hour
between 8pm and 11pm with anxious snow shredders awaiting their chance to
hit the slopes once more.

The chair opened promptly at 8:30am and the snowboarders that were on first
chair were as follows: Nate Dogggg, Trailer Tom, Robert Miles Aubrey II
(aka Bobry) and Chad Otterstrom (aka Nickademous Mantooth)

Weather was great, warm compared to years past, snow was actually soft and
the run had great coverage.

Abasin up in a few jib boxes and rails that were fun to mess around on.

Overall a great time!

The videos in the links above were filmed by Trailer Tom, Stephara
Greenhagen, Andrew Wright and Kameron Weakley

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a facebook comment from PinPin fan Nickolas Bieniewski

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Posted on trailer tom’s facebook page by Nickolas Bieniewski on 9-25-13

“You dont know me bro, but Im just wanted to tell ya. I lived in Denver for a few years (after growing up in Arizona and never had even touched snow). And my friend had a couple of your Pinpin movies, and they made such an impression on me, your filming showed me how much fun you guys were having snowboarding,. so moved up to Summit county to pursue my dream of Mt living. And it turned out to be the funnest 6 years of my life. Your movies, is what drove me to want to move up there, and it changed my life in a positive way forever. Id like to thank you todd richards, chad otterstrom, jj thomas, your film production and the rest of the crew. You movies opened opened my eyes, and entertained me enough that i had to move there and live the dream! And itnturned out to be the greatest thing i have ever done in my life. Mad respect for everything you guys have done”
-Nickolas Bieniewski-

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5th Annual PinPin Open Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF

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This years tournament will take place the weekend BEFORE the AMOA (Amusement Expo)
Here are more details…

5th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament-

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: Saturday March 22nd 2014

What Time: Tournament Starts at 1:00pm on Saturday March 22nd

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 brackets

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 a “PinPin” Pinball film DVD upon arrival at the tournament. *(DVD’s 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. 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.

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 Saturday, the tournament will spill over into sunday march 23rd.

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)

In the event that the tournament can not be completed by the time the PHoF closes on Saturday, the tournament will spill over into sunday march 23rd.

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3rd Annual PinPin Women Only Pinball Tournament Las Vegas PHoF

This years tournament will take place the weekend BEFORE the AMOA (Amusement Expo)
Here are more details…

-PinPin Women’s Only Pinball Tournament-

What : Girls Only Pinball Tournament

When/Date: Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

What Time: Arrive at the Pinball hall of Fame to check in at 11:30am Tournament Starts at Noon on March 23rd, 2014

Registration: Registration will take place at the Pinball Hall of Fame. We will possibly have registration during the open tournament on the 22nd, and for sure on sunday morning at 11:30 the day of the all girls event on the 23rd.

Who can enter: Female Competitors ONLY. An open men and women’s tournament will be held on Saturday March 22nd 2014.

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 DVD’s 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/Women only Vegas Pinball Tournament Flyer 3

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.

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

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

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“Moonwalking Shred” video by Ryan Knapton

here is a link to Ryan Knapton’s latest snowboard butter video called “Moonwalking Shred”

Ryan’s fancy footwork is amazing as always. My favorite move is at 3:23-3:26
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Robert Gagno plays Adams Family Pinball at Hells Pizza

Stephara and I went to Canada (Vancouver BC) July 31st to August 4th and we got to hang out with the Gagno Family. On Thursday and Friday, Pinball Champ and Vancouver expert Robert Gagno gave us a personal tour of downtown Vancouver.

On Saturday, Kathy and Maurizio Gagno gave Steph and I the driving tour of downtown Vancouver and surrounding area.

In this video, Robert Gagno plays Adams Family Pinball at Hells Pizza. A Pizza shop located in downtown Vancouver. Great Pizza and fun pinball.

Here is more info on Hells Pizza….

1074 Davie St
Vancouver

http://hellpizza.com/ca/

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Trailer, Ffej, and Claire go Snowboarding with a Pinball Machine at Loveland Pass Colorado

https://vimeo.com/58952518

 Snowboarding with a Pinball Machine at Loveland Pass Colorado video

 

On February 2nd 2013, Claire Hewitt-Demeyer, Ffej Knar, and Trailer Tom, went snowboarding with a pinball machine.

 

7:30 am, Trailer Tom and Ffej awake at the Rick Stetta Ranch Estates at Farmers Korner to find a beautiful but cold sunny day after about 3 days of snow and dark clouds.

 

8:15am  Trailer and Ffej loaded up Ffej’s portable generator, and a vintage 1974 Bon Voyage pinball machine, and their snowboards in Trailer Tom’s truck.

 

8:30 am a phone call to South Lake Tahoe resident Claire Hewitt-Demeyer was placed and the plan to meet at Keystone Grocery in fifteen minutes at quarter to nine in the morning’, park Claire’s car at Keystone Ski Resort, and head for Loveland Pass for a PinPin style snowboard and pinball video and photo shoot.

 

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We parked a bout a mile down from the top of Loveland pass (on the A-Basin side) and unload the Pinball machine out of my truck.

 

We found a little spot just off the side of the road where we could set the pinball machine in some deep powder.  We had an extension cord that would plug into Ffej’s generator to power the pinball machine, but the extension cord was only so long. so our distance from the generator was limited.

 

We quickly found out that it is very difficult to move a pinball machine in deep powder without a snowcat.  Moving the generator around in the deep snow would have even been harder than the pinball game, so we decided to leave the generator in the back of my truck and just move the pin around.

 

 

We got the pinball set up in the snow, set up serval video camera’s around the scene, and Claire started shredding.

 

At first Claire was doing some surf slashes near the pinball game, but soon we decided we wanted to jump over the pinball.  We just so happened to have a Funhouse playfield and a headless manikin with us, and so we used the Funhouse playfield as a makeshift ramp to jump the pinball machine, and we placed the manikin strategically for good measure and to add an additional touch of artsy fartsyness.

 

 

The cops showed up on the scene, but thought what we were doing was harmless or pretty cool or something because they didn’t really hassle us, just looked at what we were doing and wished us a good day and left. Wheeeeeew!

 

 

We all sessioned the pinball powder set up, taking turns filming and picture taking and snowboarding.

 

Then we decided we wanted to take some runs on the Loveland side of the pass.  As we were stuggleing to move the pinball machine uphill in the deep powder to oad it back into my truck, a nice stranger stopped and helped us drag the game up hill through the snow.

 

We got the pinball machine loaded back into the back of my truck and headed for the top of loveland pass.  We parked my truck at the top and we ran shuttle runs in Ffej’s car.

 

The snow was great om the Loveland side as well and we enjoyed several runs of nice fresh powder and sunshine.

 

We filmed a few more jibs, pow slashes and rock drops on the loveland side.

 

Around 2:00 pm we started to get hungry so we drove down the pass and heading into the town of Keystone to a little mexican restaurant called dos locos for some happy hour tacos, burritos and chips and salsa.

 

Anytime you can snowboard with good friends and a nice pinball machine is a great day indeed!

 

 

-Trailer Tom-

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The Ryan Knapton Effect: RK Filter with a twist of butter and dash of surf slash

Ryan Knapton Butter Trippin

All sorts of trippin with the editing so don’t trip on the editing.
Energy: 2 cans of Monster
Resort: Breck
Board: Burton Custom 158W
Headphones: Sennhieser
Rider: Ryan Knapton

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