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Al said in July 30th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Awesome, keep up the good work. I’m having some problems with my monitor so I can’t really play over about 20 mins before it goes haywire. I think it needs a cap replaced, I just don’t know which one yet. Anyway, destroy Kuh! 🙂

djgil said in July 31st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Hey there!

Wicked score man, I’ve only been practicing less than 2 months and I broke 316K about a week ago @ Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR. I’m headed out there this weekend, and even better….tomorrow I have a near-mint DK (blue), date-of-issue PCB machine delivered! Just bought it, and ready to rawk some scores. I’ll be sure to keep an eye on your scores, sir. I’ll definitely give a run for everyone’s money as I know I can achieve 500k very soon. Especially now that I have my own cabinet finally!

I’ve been getting pointers from the ‘man’ himself, Steve Wiebe. He’s been helping with my technique a WHOLE lot. I met him last month at a local pinball and arcade convention after a seminar he was spoke at. We’re actually headed to PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) in about a month, so it’ll be my first time “hanging” with him.

Anyways, this is getting long. Keep it up man and we’ll chat sometime. Feel free to email me back!

Jeff Waldron said in July 31st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

djgil, That sounds great! Nice score. I plan to get that soon. Pretty cool Steve is helping you out. I’ve actually talked to Steve Sanders on some Joust strategies, but haven’t met Steve Wiebe yet. Tell him to drop by my site! I hope to some day get a chance to meet him, and sign my DK marquee.

Jeff Waldron said in July 31st, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Al, make sure you pick up an entire “Cap Kit”. Get one from Bob Roberts. There are also instructions on the internet about doing cap kits. Al’s Arcade (another Al) has a great document on his site called “Cap Kit Installation 101”

djgil said in August 1st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Hey Jeff,

Very cool on meeting Sanders! I just shook his hand and told him how awesome of a guy he was accepting Weibe at the SIFF festival here in Seattle last year. Man I wish I could swipe a few Joust strats from him myself. I’m horrible at the game, but I’d love to make it one of my first 5 machines I collect!

I’m actually waiting, as I type this, for the delivery truck to arrive with my FIRST classic cab for the start of my own collection, Donkey Kong! It’s supposed to be here in about an hour or so…I’m so stoked.

As for collecting, I truly envy YOUR collection. Quite amazing!!! I noticed that you have a sales/trades page and it’s kinda tricky to decipher what you may be selling or looking for. In ANY case, being one of the first people online I’ve gotten to know as a collector (sorta, lol), I’d like to know if you’d like to help out a newb collector and possibly have any machines to sell? Email me about that if possible as I’d LOVE to work with you on that!

I’ll be sure to point Steve in your website’s direction. It’s a very cool site, one in which I’d like to put together myself soon. I might just stick with a dedicated myspace page for my collecting. 🙂

Anyways, keep smashing dem barrels!!!

Jeff Waldron said in August 7th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

DJGIL: Steve Sanders was pretty cool to talk to. I sent him a few “interview” type questions and may profile him someday on my blog.

Did you get your DK cab? Hope it arrived in great shape. Make sure you pick up a D2K kit from arcadeshop.com. It’s a blast to play.

If you want to put together a website, drop by http://www.wordpress.com and set up a free blog. I use their software and it’s great. Also, check in on http://www.rotheblog.com. Jeff Rothe is a blogging expert and has given me a ton of tips. He’s got a great arcade collecting blog of his own, specializing in reproduction artwork stories.

Hope you enjoy collecting games. It will become a big deal as you start to get new games and really get sucked into the hobby! Keep in touch through my email at jeff. Also, make sure you swing by the KLOV forums at http://forums.klov.com. There are lots of collectors there that are very helpful, and fun to talk to.

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