- Very professional looking
- Hard to put together
- not so great ball return
|Rods||Telescopic steel rods with wooden handles|
|Dimensions||L 30.5 x W 62 x H 34.5; 202Lbs|
|Features||Classic parquet playing surface, Manual scoring system, counter-balanced men|
|Price||$$$ (check here)|
This table is meant for serious players, although beginners will enjoy it as well. The materials will hold together, enabling you to play for long periods of time and roughly if you so choose. The playing surface is glass so, unlike other kinds of foosball tables, you won’t have to deal with any of the easily damaged cheap materials. That being said, it makes for a fast paced game, so be prepared.
This is a kid friendly table with minimal dead zones, so they can enjoy the game without the frustrations of too many pauses or stops to get the ball back where they can hit it. This is a great table to learn from.
The manual scoring system is a great touch to keep the game classy and keep the basic tone of foosball in mind as you play. The heavy materials keep the game going long after the cheaper models will give out to rough handling.
This is a high end table which means that once you get it together, it’s solid and it will give you a great old fashioned game. There will be no rods falling off, or men splintering after a hard hit. The playing surface won’t be riddled with ruts or bends, so the game will be a fair one every time. No matter how rough or rowdy the game gets, the table will not shake or start to fall apart.
The players are counter weighted so that you can enjoy a fairer and smoother game. No more men going off where they’re not supposed to.
The glass gives the game a great smooth feel to it and the rods, while remaining classic in style, have all of the modern needs taken into consideration.
While seeming “old”, the manual scoreboard is way to keep the game classic and realistic and this makes it a very pleasing experience for both the new or experienced player. Not to mention that it helps keep the kids involved by giving them something to do.
The rods are made of steel and will move freely, so you can get the feel of the game and make the men move exactly as you have been predicting in your head.
There’s no question that this foosball table is easy on the eye. It’s beautifully crafted so that the rich maple finish is easy to match with other woods in the room, and it gives it a classic look, too. The playing floor is perfectly applied with “wooden” tiles in varying colors, making it feel like your players really are on a gym floor.
The men themselves are brightly colored and make it easy to distinguish between the teams, not to mention nice looking. A great option for sophisticated players.
As mentioned previously, the laminate coating is fairly resilient to damage. This ensures that the table is going to stay looking brilliant for as long as possible.
Who’s It For?
American Heritage Carlyle table is perfect for recreational playing. The suggested skill level would be beginner or intermediate. The look and feel of it can well suit the experienced player by keeping up to the speed and deft movements that they’ll use. The playing surface is nice and smooth so beginners will also enjoy playing on it and practicing their foosball skills.
However if you are already a foosball expert and you want a tournament level table, then we suggest you take a look at Tornado tables.
The composite rating of this table is 4.4 stars.
Customers agreed on the following for the most part:
- sleek designer
- great for experienced players
- bright colors
- counterweighted players worked well
- wooden handles were a nice touch
- hard to put together
- not as good as Tornado T-3000 but much more affordable