Borderland Pinball Collective

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Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:08 am

We just held our second monthly borderland pinball collective (The BPC) meeting at my house. It's nothing special just a few of us that live in the middle of nowhere getting together to drink some beer, play some pinball and shoot some shit. We are not a league. Good times.

If anyone lives around Hawkesbury - too far from Montreal and too far from Ottawa you are welcome to send me a PM and join the collective. We might decide to have a yearly tournament but our priority is transparent and simple. Casually we're josh (Rigaud Josh), Sparky, Farmboy and Chris Silver.

Officially we do not exist. ;)

Attached is a few pics from tonight thanks for looking and have a good game.

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Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
Its better to have played and lost than never to have played at all.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Heisenberg » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:41 am

Great time Chris. My kind of theam. Laid back. Let's keep it up.
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:10 am

I was never there. LOL
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby ALJO » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:23 pm

Looks like a fun evening....
Hey, you still have your Haunted House!:)
If I were closer I'd like to assist, but making the trip makes me tired because of a health issue I'm trying to resolve these days and when I'm tired, I have a lot of problems communicating in english.
Moving to rigaud, St-Lazare or Hawksbury could be an option though :thinking ;) .


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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:17 pm

The dust has settled...

Hawkesbury will never be the same again. LOL

The Collective has pulled me in. Yup, we are quite an interesting group...

Chris, the driver and dreamer.
Josh, the "conscience"
Mike, the quiet yet passionate one
Ian, well... Ian. LOL I don't know my role yet, but hey, just happy to spend a Friday night talking about projects, pinball, and life in general. My God, how did I ever miss it.

Pinballs? Exemplary.
Great friendship and conversation? PRICELESS.

It amazes me how in all the years I have been around pinball, I still don't know much. I didn't play Embryon last night... I soaked it in. I never really liked the machine, but I delved into it ... and LOVED it. Same thing happened to me on Jungle Lord. I only REALLY discovered it 30+ years after playing it a few times... and fell in love. And Af-Tor? Wow... a 1984-ish version of a true boutique pinball... and rare at that! This is a machine that had quite a few firsts... a damn shame the experiment did not go on.

And Haunted House... motherf... she grabbed me again. Like an old girlfriend you see again after so many years, and she looks fabulous. That pin is truly timeless... and played flawlessly as well.

Man, am I ever inspired since visiting Josh and Chris's place.

REBUILD, REPAIR, RESTORE, RECLAIM. My gameroom will definitely live again.
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:57 pm

It's the third not so secret meeting this weekend of the Borderland Pinball Collective at the third location. It will be this Saturday the 24th.

If anybody lives within 30 minutes of Hawkesbury on either side of the border and would like to join the collective send me a PM. There is an initial entry fee of beer. ;)
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:05 pm

Been feeling kinda out of pinball lately. Maybe it's because I sold games... maybe because I haven't seen the boyz in a while, both Borderland and MPL...

Uninspired...

So I need some churchin' up... I NEED TO SEE THE LIGHT!!!!



So on the 24th... on I go to the St-Bernie Holy Cowshit Trinity Pinball Church for a consultation with Father Farmboy, Rabbi Silverstein and His OutHoliness Josh 1st.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:45 am

Last night at Mikes. Put some new Superbands on to Metallica. We had a couple beers and went on about pinball. Next episode.......Ian's wonderland.
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Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:43 pm

Praise the Lord Hallelujah!! I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!!!!

Weekend at St-Bernies... with 4 stiffs instead of only one!! DAMN that felt good... And I kicked ass on top of it. LOL.

Now... the pressure is on me now. LOL

December it is.
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Farm Boy » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks for coming over guys. It was a blast.

I love the super bands on Metallica. I will have to get some more.

I can't wait for the next get together.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Heisenberg » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:24 pm

I may have sucked a the pinball play, but the enjoyment when we get together always makes up for it.
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby MadTitan » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:27 am

I haven't been on here much the past few months..... damn, I want in! Where do i send a self addressed, stamped envelope to receive my secret decoder ring?

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:05 am

The rumor is the secret handshake is a Dutch Rutter but it's not true.

The other rumor is there's some remodeling at the next location and so far it's expected to be early December.

We might do an emergency BPC meeting at one of the other locations just to get our fix for the time being. For sure I'll let you know when. :-)
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
Its better to have played and lost than never to have played at all.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:41 am

I feel a meeting in the near future coming on. ;-)
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
Its better to have played and lost than never to have played at all.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Heisenberg » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:22 am

It better be. I need my ass kicked again :lol:
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:18 pm

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I am cleaning up and setting up like a madman since I repaired the pin dolly last week.

I just have to clarify my travel schedule for work. Otherwise, it's coming...

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby uberhare » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:31 pm

Pick a day with decent weather and I'll fly my plane up for the event!
Now playing....Dr Who, Pinbot, F2K, Black Hole, Mars GOW, Star Race, Stargate, Lucky Ace, RCT, Cyclone (on loan, now with a certain screw removed)
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:35 pm

uberhare wrote:Pick a day with decent weather and I'll fly my plane up for the event!


We have small airports all around us including two in Hawkesbury. :P

I'm an aircraft mechanic but not too savvy on piston engines. I can do any type of structure work you need done though.
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
Its better to have played and lost than never to have played at all.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby uberhare » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:08 pm

Oh I can do the work, if you sign off for me :)

Would have to be a VFR day/night. At least I'm night rated.
Now playing....Dr Who, Pinbot, F2K, Black Hole, Mars GOW, Star Race, Stargate, Lucky Ace, RCT, Cyclone (on loan, now with a certain screw removed)
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:57 pm

Chris Silver wrote:
uberhare wrote:Pick a day with decent weather and I'll fly my plane up for the event!


We have small airports all around us including two in Hawkesbury. :P

I'm an aircraft mechanic but not too savvy on piston engines. I can do any type of structure work you need done though.


Cooper airport in Saint-Lazare is 3 houses away from my place...literally.
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Heisenberg » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:30 am

Cold beer and one Pin is all I need.
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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Farm Boy » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:01 am

I'm looking forward to this get together. I am glad that we are starting to get together on a regular basis.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Chris Silver » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:47 am

I think we need a little bit of Pepto-Bismol to make it a bit more regular.
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Stellar Wars, Beat The Clock, Tropics Isle (project pin)
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire!, Vector, Bally Playboy
WTB: Punk!, Spirit, Elektra, Mars god of War, Cosmic Gunfight, Barracora, Centaur, Centaur II, Medusa, Buck Rogers
Its better to have played and lost than never to have played at all.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:00 am

The latest additions are now in the house.

And the date for the next meeting is set... Sunday December 4th. Info has been sent... insults have been thrown... challenges have been issued.

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Re: Borderland Pinball Collective

Postby Sparky » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:03 pm

December 4th is coming!!! Holy crap I gotta get home soon and get things done!!!
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