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    I know I'm replying to a old post, but just had to share a recent experience. I was in a local bar not long ago, and they had a bowling video game not far from the table we were sitting at. Pretty cool game I thought as I was sitting down with my friends (all from the same bowling center I work at), and thought it was even cooler as it featured A-2 machines. As no one was playing it, it kept going through a video loop of a ball rolling down the lane, hitting the pins, rake coming down, and then a new set of pins were set. As I was talking to my friends, I noticed the game freeze as someone walked between our table and the machine. On the game the rake was down, and it was setting pins. I didn't notice it for a second until one of my friends caught my attention again and asked why I was staring at the machine, and was asking why I spaced out in the middle of a sentence. It was hard to keep from laughing as I explained to the others, that I was sorry for spacing out on them, but I was about to call an out of range on the video game!
    "If you don't have the time to do it right the first time, when will you ever find the time to do it over?" - Unknown

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      We got a wild hair one night (and a brew or 2) and decided to go to a local dive, which is the only one we know of with one of the ones like the second one in Pincups post. had a blast.BowlingMachineInADive.jpg

      Wife's up here. I killed em all. 186.
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      • #4
        I think I've asked you this before Ted. But what happened to your mini-lane with the fullsized 82-70, that was in the Eldorado Casino for one of the nationals 10-15 years ago? That was a cool set up, would be cool to have for the little kids if I ever had the luxury of starting a center and had the extra room.
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          That was a blast designing and building it to be portable. They originally intended to keep using it during big tournaments, but I learned the revenue lost from removing so many slots was partly to blame in changing their minds. Also, like in homes, there seemed to be a lack of appreciation for maintenance.
          So, they shipped it back to me. It was sold to a Doctor in San Diego about 5 or 6 years ago. I went there to set it up while they were building the home.

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          Not the best photos - taken with older phone.
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          • #6
            Oh cool! Glad to see it found a home!
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            • #7
              Do you by chance remember where in San Diego?

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