2ndgencarnie
Thursday, December 13, 2007 7:30:15 PM
Sticking with the recent surge in "joint themed topics", does a "frog bog" or a "flip-a-chick" still win any money, or did they ever win any money. You never really see the joint around here. I think the only one i have seen in the last couple of years was in Connersville Indiana last summer. Wasn't winning a dime.

I have always like the joint personally and i was thinking about maybe framing one or buying one if i could ever find one. Few questions about the joint...

_ what type of stock do you run

_ how hard is it to keep the joint working

_ agent or clerk... who works better in this joint

_ where do you buy the mallets and catapults

_ anyone got any pics?
Bowler Roller
Thursday, December 13, 2007 8:21:38 PM
I worked for someone who had a frog bog.
There was usually a clerk inside.
Sometimes it hit big, sometimes it blanked (but it was run by clerks).

I remember working across from it, once when the line up side locs were doniker, but the center had some draw from the bumper boats. The joint was constantly tipping, despite the clerk not knowing how to work. I made more money leaving my joint to sell frogs to his tip than I did in my joint.

The one time I worked it myself, I won good money, despite the organized cheating from the marks, who would draw my attantion to one side, while they tried throwing the frogs in when they didn't think I was looking. Luckily, it's just as hard to throw them as it is to launch them in

Back then, it was $2 for 3 frogs with $4-6 stock. If you don't have stuffed frogs, they'll steal the games frogs.

Don't know where to buy the launchers.
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Pinetar
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Friday, December 14, 2007 6:23:26 AM
The joint is over 20 years old and did well at its inception.

I would think it has lost its luster. Classic mfg in (Garretsville, Ohio-I believe) was the manufacturer, still in business-not sure, but by now the patent has expired.

Classic Creations & Manufacturing Industrial Drive Garrettsville OH (330) 527-2926

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Friday, December 14, 2007 6:59:29 AM
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Originally posted by Pinetar

The joint is over 20 years old and did well at its inception.

I would think it has lost its luster. Classic mfg in (Garretsville, Ohio-I believe) was the manufacturer, still in business-not sure, but by now the patent has expired.

Classic Creations & Manufacturing Industrial Drive Garrettsville OH (330) 527-2926


I just seen thier site a few weeks ago....I think they are called something else now....

Did they ever sell any of their "Midway Trailers" that had a Frog Bog/Flip a Chick, Cork gun and Blower in it?

I think the Frogs kick the hell out of the Chickens because the people like to see the spash.

I worked TA's when he had his. It needs a Mic man to get action and it sucks when it's cold reaching in the water to get the frogs out....
babyhughie
Friday, December 14, 2007 8:34:20 AM
Terry hampton out of burlington michigan sells the launchers and frogs.It is a strong joint still in michigan when you flash it right and put a good agent in it.We went 2 frogs for 2$ or 6 for 5$The joint was flashed with 2$ stock on the corners and trade back 3 for a 4$ peice on the ceiling.
uncle_buck
Friday, December 14, 2007 9:21:47 AM
I took a octogon tank and a 6x6 tank to the scrap yard for the aluminum. The tanks have been sitting outside for a good ten yrs. I figure to get the money for them before the crack heads steal them from me. It was a good joint in it's day. Pain in the ass to move.
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indianacarnie
Friday, December 14, 2007 11:59:12 AM
worked a couple ....years ago..... and did o.k. in the one....and had the best year i ever had in west palm in the other. (have worked w.p. in a collection balloon,bushels,and roll-a-beef in addition to the frog bog.)everyone says they are played out though...... so who knows.

started out with (in w.p.).25-.50 stock, traded that in for $1,and on up.

like to consider myself an agent. havent "clerked" in more years than i can remember[:)] as i mentioned earlier had the best year i ever had in w.p. in one. double center... worked for some independants from arkansas

can get the guts just about anywhere.


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Friday, December 14, 2007 12:31:15 PM
http://rides.webshots.co...453140500101653545OdVxBY 

This is the chicken joint at the TSF. Center joint, chikens for stock. They played 'In the Mood', the chicken version continually.
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Friday, December 14, 2007 4:55:31 PM
It's a hanky. You have to ask yourself, do hankies make money anymore? Can a hanky cut it with today's rent and expense? I think I know that answer. Do you?
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Trucker090
Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:15:40 PM
The ones I seen lately still seem to do a fair share of business.
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:34:07 PM
listen to sixcat he is 100% right
2ndgencarnie
Monday, December 17, 2007 9:04:51 AM
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Originally posted by cme

listen to sixcat he is 100% right



ya i can definitely see his point. Thanks for the input guys.