Buying a Foosball Table: There are a lot of different foosball tables available with a wide selection of cool features and options, build materials, and also quality. Selecting the most appropriate one for your needs that also works well and it an excellent value, is a little like walking a good rope. In a rain storm. With 100 mph winds. Ok… so it is not THAT bad (take a deep breath!) The key, is knowing the basics, plus your own personal preference style-wise. Knowing what the various features are, will make it easier to decide whether they are important for you.
If possible, try playing on a few different tables with different arrangements to get a feel for what personally benefit from the most. So, why think about what you DON’T want? Simple. It’s the quickest and easiest way to start eliminating options, thus making your selection that much easier. For example – are you planning to put your foosball table in your yard? Will your foosball table be rained on or end up with 6 inches of snow on it? Most likely not – so there you can rule out the number of dozen weather proof options.
Hobby grade tables could be a load of fun for the household or average enthusiast, supplying a less expensive entry in to the wonderful world of table football. There are certain features that put in a large amount of expense to a foosball table, so if you are buying solid quality table without spending a huge amount of money, skip the following features: If the laminate look isn’t for you, you’re right down to metal and plastic. Metal is very heavy, but it is also sturdy and lasts a long time.
Plastic is lighter, not as sturdy, but is very an easy task to clean. Plastic (or other composite) tables are usually much cheaper than metal ones, something to take into account. Well, that’s the basics of getting a cheap foosball table. However, it’s still smart to narrow it right down to 5 or 6 choices, then research real customer reviews to see which one is really the very best. That will help avoid obtaining a table that is not well developed or has features that just don’t work very well.
Professional vs. Home Foosball Tables There are 2 main quality levels when it comes to foosball tables – professional grade, and home models. However, it is important to note, that this is something dependant on the maker, and will not necessarily give a precise projection of a tables build quality. There are many “home models” which are built better and play better than some “professional models”. At this time, you’re probably wondering why it matters at all then.
Well, for starters – foosball tables labeled as professional models, generally include a few of the higher end features enjoyed by best players. These can include, but aren’t limited by table levelers, counterbalanced men and scoring systems. DO NOT buy a foosball table with out a leg leveling system. An uneven foosball table isn’t fair or fun to play on. There are several different systems for leveling foosball tables. The most popular runs on the “screw’ section on the legs, you just twist it up or down to level that leg.