VPR has covered Steve Daniels, one of the members of South Burlington’s Pinball Co-op, who has recently advanced to the National Championship at the Pinball Hall of Fame!
When Daniels first started playing pinball in college it wasn’t such a passion, but more of a distraction. After taking a long break from the game, he got back into pinball around 10 years ago.
“I like the real physics of it,” he says. “Interaction with a steel ball and flippers … It includes a lot of the same strategy as video games, but on top of that there’s a ball that bounces and spins and jumps over the flipper occasionally, doing things that can’t possibly be programmed.”
He says becoming Vermont State Champion took a little bit of luck, a good amount of skill and some strategy. And “maybe a little more luck than I’m acknowledging,” he says, laughing.
Listen to the entire story here.