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Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« on: December 24, 2020, 02:37:59 PM »
So last night I am going through the channels and came across this show.  It detailed everything that happened the night of his accident complete with footage of him in the hospital just a couple hours after the incident took place as well as from cameras in his home while it was taking place.  It was worse than I originally thought as they showed the metal piece still firmly impaled in his hand.  It actually took place in the basement of his home where he has 2 bowling lanes.  During an interview he said this was something he had done hundreds of times.  He turned his head for a split second and happened to have his hand in the wrong place.  The show was 2 hours long and I must have been shaking my head the entire time.  It was a miracle to see him back doing what he loves and using his hand as much as he could.  Hopefully this is a lesson that you always turn off a pinsetter before sticking your hands anywhere inside it or even around it.  For those curious, I saw that it has already been uploaded to youtube.  Its amazing how modern medicine can take something so tragic and still give him another chance to do what he loves. 
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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 08:48:26 PM »
Glad he's okay. Any idea what kind of pinsetter this happened with? Strange injury...

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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 11:47:34 AM »
Ironically posted by TWOHAND  :P
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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 02:37:54 PM »
His son said on the special that the previous owners of the house told them to never go in the back to try and fix anything with the pin setters, as it was dangerous and potentially deadly.  A few minutes later the Cake Boss is talking about how he had been back there so many times and never had a problem, and just looked away this one time.  Hindsight is 20/20, but if they had simply cut the power like you should always do when messing with equipment like this, it probably would not have happened.

I will never be able to afford having my own pair of lanes, but I wonder how people with home lanes get pinsetter issues fixed (pileups, sweep down, etc.)?  How do they oil the lanes?  Certainly they don't have lane mechanics on staff, but at the same time what is the typical response time (days or weeks) for someone to come out and fix issues?  So many questions...

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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 03:28:42 PM »
His son said on the special that the previous owners of the house told them to never go in the back to try and fix anything with the pin setters, as it was dangerous and potentially deadly.  A few minutes later the Cake Boss is talking about how he had been back there so many times and never had a problem, and just looked away this one time.  Hindsight is 20/20, but if they had simply cut the power like you should always do when messing with equipment like this, it probably would not have happened.

I will never be able to afford having my own pair of lanes, but I wonder how people with home lanes get pinsetter issues fixed (pileups, sweep down, etc.)?  How do they oil the lanes?  Certainly they don't have lane mechanics on staff, but at the same time what is the typical response time (days or weeks) for someone to come out and fix issues?  So many questions...

There is a house for sale on the other side of the major street from my parent's housing development. Actually, scratch that: it isn't a house, it's a mansion. 4 bed, 13 bath, 18,200 square feet, with its own pair of lanes with Mendes magnetic pinsetters. From the pictures I've seen, they had their own Kegel oiling machine, as well as a rolling cover for the lanes.

From my experience with them, Mendes pinsetters are much easier to maintain because of the magnetics, but the magnets can create a lot of offset pins; regardless, it would make it easier for someone to maintain them at home.

The house in question is here:

14243 Hamilton Street, Omaha, NE

It's still on the market if you'd like to buy.  ;D

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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2020, 03:56:28 PM »
His son said on the special that the previous owners of the house told them to never go in the back to try and fix anything with the pin setters, as it was dangerous and potentially deadly.  A few minutes later the Cake Boss is talking about how he had been back there so many times and never had a problem, and just looked away this one time.  Hindsight is 20/20, but if they had simply cut the power like you should always do when messing with equipment like this, it probably would not have happened.

I will never be able to afford having my own pair of lanes, but I wonder how people with home lanes get pinsetter issues fixed (pileups, sweep down, etc.)?  How do they oil the lanes?  Certainly they don't have lane mechanics on staff, but at the same time what is the typical response time (days or weeks) for someone to come out and fix issues?  So many questions...

There is a house for sale on the other side of the major street from my parent's housing development. Actually, scratch that: it isn't a house, it's a mansion. 4 bed, 13 bath, 18,200 square feet, with its own pair of lanes with Mendes magnetic pinsetters. From the pictures I've seen, they had their own Kegel oiling machine, as well as a rolling cover for the lanes.

From my experience with them, Mendes pinsetters are much easier to maintain because of the magnetics, but the magnets can create a lot of offset pins; regardless, it would make it easier for someone to maintain them at home.

The house in question is here:

14243 Hamilton Street, Omaha, NE

It's still on the market if you'd like to buy.  ;D

BL.


Wow, that is definitely a mansion!  While I would love to live in Omaha, I would need to win a VERY large lottery to afford this place.  The taxes and maintenance alone are massive.  Between the bowling alley and the movie theater, it has entertainment covered!

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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2020, 04:06:02 PM »
His son said on the special that the previous owners of the house told them to never go in the back to try and fix anything with the pin setters, as it was dangerous and potentially deadly.  A few minutes later the Cake Boss is talking about how he had been back there so many times and never had a problem, and just looked away this one time.  Hindsight is 20/20, but if they had simply cut the power like you should always do when messing with equipment like this, it probably would not have happened.

I will never be able to afford having my own pair of lanes, but I wonder how people with home lanes get pinsetter issues fixed (pileups, sweep down, etc.)?  How do they oil the lanes?  Certainly they don't have lane mechanics on staff, but at the same time what is the typical response time (days or weeks) for someone to come out and fix issues?  So many questions...

There is a house for sale on the other side of the major street from my parent's housing development. Actually, scratch that: it isn't a house, it's a mansion. 4 bed, 13 bath, 18,200 square feet, with its own pair of lanes with Mendes magnetic pinsetters. From the pictures I've seen, they had their own Kegel oiling machine, as well as a rolling cover for the lanes.

From my experience with them, Mendes pinsetters are much easier to maintain because of the magnetics, but the magnets can create a lot of offset pins; regardless, it would make it easier for someone to maintain them at home.

The house in question is here:

14243 Hamilton Street, Omaha, NE

It's still on the market if you'd like to buy.  ;D

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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2020, 05:27:53 PM »
4 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms? Somebody must have had a weak bladder...
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Re: Cake Boss Road to Recovery
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2020, 05:54:00 PM »
4 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms? Somebody must have had a weak bladder...

Dammit, this one broke me. And I was drinking coffee at that!  ;D

What I worry more about this house more than cleaning the bathrooms, is mopping all that damned tile! Unless they pick up a crap ton of Roombas, cleaning that by hand or mop ranks up there with KP duty!

Interestingly enough, everything around that square block is going for no more than $350K to $450K, around the 3000 - 4000 sq. ft range. And that square block used to be nothing but corn field 30 years ago. Now, it's at the range that Warren Buffett would call "cheap". On the east side of that square block is the development my parents are in. We bought there at $128K.

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