3 Top Quality Foosball Tables

 By: MJ Marks
As with most other things in life, the phrase "you get what you pay for" applies to foosball tables too. The game of foosball can be played on a very elementary table, but with equally elemental results. If the table is cheap it will tend to become warped or uneven. This is an obvious problem, as the ball will not play fair and the results can be pretty lame for the player negatively affected by a ball that roles around on its own. A cheap table also lacks the heft and sturdiness of a more quality table. What you want is a foosball table that is strong and heavy so that it doesn't move around during an energetic game. So, with these sorts of things in mind, let's take a closer look at three different brands of foosball tables. These are not necessarily listed in order of quality or preference, all three are great!

First, Carrom makes foosball tables that are top notch. They have been making games and toys for over one hundred years. Their tables are heavy enough to not move around during a game, yet are not so heavy that they can't be moved if you need to vacuum under it. They sport solid heavy duty non-bending rods that make game play smooth and efficient. The little player dudes are hand painted. Nice touch! The handles used on the rods are rubber to give a secure and sure feel. The play fields are attractive and come in different colors. An important feature of these foosball tables is that the fields are actually flat, and have corner inserts for single goalie play to help keep the ball in play. Carrom also uses rubber boots on the legs to help keep the table level and solid. Incidentally, of the different models they make, I like the Harley Davidson model the most. Hey, it's a Harley!

The next top maker of foosball tables is DMI Sports. These tables are made right. The 55" foosball table comes in a cherry finish that is really handsome. It fits the decor of most any room and looks both classy and sophisticated. It has wooden handles to make things easier when it comes time to move it around and even has integrated cup holders. The Simpsons model is bright and fun. It is a smaller version at 37". Think Bart vs. Homer!

Finally, the foosball tables by Shelti are second to none. These tables have that classic look. They are beautiful, solid, and quality through and through. The Shelti Pro Foos II Deluxe features a true furniture quality look with no exposed cabinet fasteners. Controlled bank shots are made easier by the sharp foot edge, and the precision counterbalanced men stay put anywhere you place them over the whole 360 degrees. The men used are reinforced and computer tested at ball speeds over 100 mph. Quality rods, ball returns, rod bushings, double-wound spiral pins, octagonal hardwood handles, and "stay-in-play" field trim all add up to a wonderful game play experience. Foosball tables by Shelti are sweet!

You can spend a little or a lot on foosball tables. Just remember, you do get what you pay for. Fortunately, with tables like Carrom, DMI Sports, and Shelti you don't have to over pay to get a quality and long-lasting table.
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