This midsized foosball table is a good deal for the price. Easy to put together doesnt take up to much room and in a few months it works well as a clothes rack or dust collector.
My wife bought me this foosball table from Sears. The sides, legs and playing surface are all MDF material, but they're ok and decent and even look pretty good. I didn't have any issues with that. The playing surface is also very thin, but again, I didn't feel any loss in quality of play due to that. You will need to spend some time assembling it because it comes completely disassembled.
The problems that we experienced were with the rods themselves:
1. The playing rods are hollow steel, so they are very light, which gives it a "cheap" and light feeling when you play.
2. Since the rods are hollow, they are already somewhat not completely straight out of the box. If you spin one end, you can see the other end wobble. If you play hard, it's not hard to get them bent which makes it even worse...
3. The handles which you just slide on the rods don't want to stay on all the time and as you pull the rods towards yourself, some are coming off. You might need to use super glue to attach them more permanently.
4. The rubber ends that you attach to the opposite ends of the rods are also coming off easily (super glue again...)
5. The bushings that the rods go into are cheap and don't hold the rods tight.. So if you want to spin one of your rods so all of your players are pointing up, it won't stay up unless you hold it with your hand in that position..
6. The way that the players attach to the rods is quite horrible due to the hollow rods. The rods have a hole for the screw to go in through one side of the player, then into the rod, then out the rod on the other side and into the player on the other side. The problem is that becaue the rod is hollow, it's very hard to get the screw to go straight, so you will likely miss the hole on the other side of the rod. It will take several attemps per each player to get it right.
7. Because the rods are hollow and material is so thin, the screws that you screw the players in with can easily spin out if you apply too much torque.
Bought this table 2 years ago for church youth group(8yrs-19yrs,about 20 kids) and it's still holding up! Males especially love it! It has been moved from room to room, bumped a few times, and it's STILL holding up! Only complaint is screws on players have to be tightened periodically, and little rubber tips came off(super glue)- but the kids don't seem to mind! GREAT BUY!
I would not buy this take for everyday use or for adult use. This table is extremely light in weight so if you have teenage kids or adults playing at 100% you're sure to move the take around, loosen screws that gold the players on, or pull off the bar handles.
But for a child's table age 6-12 for occasional use its okay. The price really reflects the quality.
This table was affordable and provides entertainment for the guests and the family. I would have to say thus makes a great addition to any game room and is a must have. The kids love it and the adults love it as well. This is an awesome buy~
Very nice item. Kids loved playing on this.
Bought as a Christmas gift and it came with Air Hockey instructions to put the table together and pucks instead of Foosballs. I have one disappointed boy. Merry Christmas kiddo, but you can't play.