“[Pinball] is a constant battle for control in a world that you don’t always have control in,”
With all the action going on around these technicians and the sense of urgency they have, one can’t help but think of a NASCAR tire change.
“Lots of people are good at one era or another, but it’s very difficult to be good at all eras because of the different skill sets and rules,” Adam said. “And yet Escher is able to master all of them.”
“He just won the “A division title” at the “Professional and Amateur Pinball Association” world championship.”
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“When you make the ball do what it’s supposed to do, it’s kind of magical,”
This article by Popular Mechanics is better than what was produced on the Wall Street Journal, and it’s not paywalled.
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Over the past three years, the two have ventured through a project they’ve never tried before. Pinball Company owner Nic Parks contracted Nathan and Dan to work on a new, kid-friendly pinball machine.
“I’ve been playing pinball almost every day for 27 years, but I’ve only competed since 2002,” [Helena] Walter Higgins, 41, said. “It’s really nice to have access to all the games at home, to practice and arrange tournaments with friends …
It’s just so exciting. You can play the same machine a hundred times and it’s a different game every time. I can’t think of anything else that you can do so repetitively with a different outcome.