- Built with high-quality materials
- Playfield cover is available in several materials for more options
- Comes with telescoping rods, which is a great feature if kids will be using the table
- Made in Italy
- Players aren’t counterbalanced
- Not suitable for single play
- A bit overpriced
|Materials||Cabinet-grade plywood, plastic laminate coating, beech wood, steel|
|Rods||2/3″diameter high stress resistance steel telescopic rods|
|Dimensions||59 x 43.2 x 36.2 inches; 176 lbs|
|Features||Telescoping rods, steel roller bearings, plastic handles with wooden inserts, bead scoring|
|Price||$$$$$ (check here)|
Considering that the Garlando G-5000 Wenge Indoor Foosball/Soccer Game Table is Italian-made, you can expect durability to be a top priority when it was manufactured. Italians are big on excellent craftsmanship and workmanship, after all.
The use of multi-layer plywood cabinet that is coated with plastic laminate is proof that the foosball table can withstand tough gameplay without buckling under the pressure. Even with extended and frequent use, it will survive.
Combine this with a high-stress steel telescoping rod that is coated with anti-rust chromium-plating and longevity goes hand in hand with durability.
The slanting beech wood legs, on the other hand, provide optimum support and stability. But you might want to take it easy on the pushing and shoving, as they might not be able to hold up such treatment. At 172 pounds in total, you can only push so much.
Although the handles of the rod are made of plastic, it is professional plastic. It also comes with wooden inserts for improved grip and reduced perspiration on the hands. So not only do you get long-lasting rods but one that stays sweat- and odor-free.
What about the players? Colored gray and brown, they’re made of unbreakable plastic, which pretty much says it all. Attached to steel rods with steel roller bearings, the soccer table will keep you satisfied.
Unfortunately, it comes with a pretty high price, so there’s a question of whether or not it is a worthy investment.
Players made of unbreakable plastic, high-stress telescoping rods, and steel roller bearings, gameplay with the Garlando G-5000 Wenge Indoor Foosball/Soccer Game Table is fast and smooth. After all, the bearings help reduce stress on your wrist and make it easier to manipulate the rods.
Regardless of how amazing these rods and players are, however, the fact remains that the table is European designed and is built for more technical and slower game. Too rough and aggressive and the ball would jump out of the table.
This requires better control if you want to play it rough while keeping the ball in play and within the table.
Moreover, the players are not counterbalanced. They may be unbreakable, but they lack the feature that matters a lot to experienced players – weight in the head that is equal to the toe’s weight.
Without the counterweight, the players won’t stay in a horizontal position, making it hard to play all by yourself. You would have to place the players in a vertical position to keep them from blocking your shot.
Because the counterbalance is widely considered a must-have feature, the lack of it makes the table a bit too expensive.
Design-wise, the Garlando G-5000 Wenge Indoor Foosball/Soccer Game Table has it good. It is made in Italy, after all. It doesn’t look bulky since the table is not built solid, but with curves and slants here and there. The combination of gray and black also give it a professional appeal.
Don’t be fooled by the metal-like legs, though, because the only thing metal with the table is the steel rods and bearings. Everything else is wood.
The playing field’s top layer is also available in a choice of 5-mm tempered, transparent and glossy glass, non-reflective sanded glass, and plastic laminate. This gives you several options to choose from, all of which contribute to great aesthetics.
The white lines are then silk-screen printed on the green background to mimic the look of a football ground before it is covered with the top layer.
Regardless of which material you choose, expect the ball to glide smoothly across the surface.
Who’s It For?
The Garlando G-5000 Wenge Indoor Foosball/Soccer Game Table is made for beginners and professionals, children and adults alike. But anyone particular with counterbalanced players may not appreciate the rest of this table.
This is especially true for those who love to play a singles game. The same is true for those who can’t appreciate slower, more technical gameplay.