Posts Tagged ‘pinball tech’

MAY TECH OF THE MONTH: THE PHIL’S PINBALL

Meet Phil Forrester Jr., located in Greenville, South Carolina. He, along with his dad (Phil Sr.) own and operate The Phil’s Pinball. We mainly refurb and rent pinball machines. We do some sales as well. We service mainly Upstate South Carolina and the surrounding areas. Phil says: “I got my start in pinball 4.5 years ago refurbishing a Gottlieb Charlie’s Angels with my dad. We caught the bug and have been working on machines ever since! Now we enjoy not only repairing them but playing them.” I dove head first into repair. The refurb, transformation, and bringing things back from read more…

Technician of the Month – March 2022

MARCH TECH OF THE MONTH: MATTHEW MANDARANO Meet Matthew Mandarano, located in North Carolina working under Carolina Pinball Repair and a full time technician at Abari Game Bar located at in Charlotte, NC. He re-found this hobby in 2011 and began repairing machines in 2013. I would seek them out and put some quarters in any pin I came across. While my contemporaries were playing TMNT, The Simpsons, X-Men, Mortal Kombat, etc. I was the weird kid in the corner playing the pinball machines. Q: How did you first get into the hobby? “My best friend’s dad was big into read more…

Technician of the Month – February 2022

FEBRUARY TECH OF THE MONTH: EVAN BOOKBINDER Meet Evan Bookbinder, located just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who has been working on pinball machines under “Shoot Again Pinball Repair” for both residential and commercial customers. He services games for several Stern distributors. In terms of operating, Evan helps run the Pittsburgh Pinball Dojo, a collective of approximately 60 pinball and arcades owned by myself and several other folks well known to the Pittsburgh pinball community — all of us formerly associated with PAPA as well as having helped tech for Replay FX and Pinburgh! Evan says, “Believe it or not, I read more…

Technician of the Month – January 2022

JANUARY TECH OF THE MONTH: KERI WING Join us this year as we highlight a tech/operator every month in our effort to showcase one of the backbones of this niche community. With their skills, passions and love for this hobby Pinball continues to thrive. Meet Keri Wing, located in Overland Park, Kansas who has been working on pinball machines all around the Kansas City area. She is an operator at Pizza West and Knub’s Pub in Shawnee, Kansas, at the 403 Club in Kansas City, Kansas, and at Solid State Pinball Supply in Kansas City, Missouri. In total, she helps read more…