Foosball Table Reviews & A Buyer’s Guide
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Best Foosball Tables: Highest quality, Best value and Best budget Buys
Some want the highest quality foosball tables, some are interested in getting the best value for their money, and others are interested in budget buys. No matter which category you fit into, we have you covered.
If quality is the name of the game, then you can’t do better than the line of foosball tables from Tornado. They have four models available, and all of them are priced over $1,000. However, they are worth every cent.
The ‘entry-level’ model, just priced over $1,000, the Tornado Sport has an elegant 1″ thick Mahogany Melamine finish cabinet and weighs 200 lbs., giving it excellent sturdiness. This table is ideal for beginners and intermediate players.
The Classic has a modern Black Leather Laminate finish and weighs 25 lbs. more than the Sport. It also has counterbalanced players, a must have feature for advanced level players.
The Elite model is very similar to the Classic, with the one primary difference being the commercial quality rods. The other noticeable difference is the Victorian Cherry Laminate finish, which is more traditional. The Elite is about $150 more than the Classic.
If you truly want a professional level table, the T-3000 is right down your alley. It’s a robust table that weighs 355 pounds and is built to last a lifetime. It’s made out of stainless steel laminate, has a split cabinet design, counter-balanced men and mechanical bearings for smoother play. Overall, the T-3000 is as good of a table as you will find on the market.
If you want great quality but aren’t willing to break the bank, then you’re probably looking for the best value for your money. Here are some that fit the bill.
The Gladiator weighs 170 pounds, 20 pounds more than the Imperial Butcher Block Table, and costs only $20 more. What really gives it bang for the buck is the 3/4″ thick playfield, which is what you’ll find only on tables north of $1,000.
The Carrom brand manufactures their tables in the USA, instantly providing value. What separate the Signature from other models in their price range are the counterbalanced men. Plus, it’s available in three different finishes and comes with two different sets of men.
The Primo is the only table I have seen under $500 that has counterbalanced men. Plus, it weighs 30 pounds more than the DMI FT250DS and costs only $30 more. The closest model that has counterbalanced men is $200 more.
You want to save as much money as you can, but still get a table that will function and won’t fall apart after playing it a few hours. Here are a few that might be of interest.
For my money, the Pro Force is the best table under $300. For starters, it looks more expensive than it is, but it’s also the only model under $300 that weighs more than 100 pounds. This is significant because tables that weigh north of that number have the most stability. It’s also a full-sized table, something you don’t normally see in this price range.
Also a very attractive table priced about the same as the Atomic Pro Force, The Newcastle weighs a little less but has very smooth rods, something typically reserved for more expensive models.
One of the cheapest tables worth buying is the Playcraft Sport. It costs less than $160, but weighs 63 pounds, which is more than the higher priced Hathaway Playoff model. It’s the kind of table that is best suited for kids, but is pretty solid for the price.