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General Chat / Rene Pierre restoration and parts questions
« Last post by dag on Yesterday at 10:40:02 PM »
I grew up playing on my Dads RP table, some of my oldest memories are standing on a pickle bucket playing foosball! Fast forward to a couple weeks ago and I finally found my own table! I am doing a pretty extensive restoration to it.

Like many others I am having problems finding handles for it, and for some reason mine only  has 5 scoring rings. Is there a place to find parts?

Also is there a way to date it?  I found some numbers stamped in the wood when I was sanding it.  Also part of the metal has Peabody’s stamped into it, and it looks like it says 70. 

I sent my metal pieces to get rechromed since they were in rough shape. Of course I have to put in a new floor, and am sanding down the the table to refinish it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNmqgGM5fU4XSsw1WlThtp0LHpzxajyMf4SER4A
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General Chat / Re: Correct ball for Binzini B90
« Last post by barribow on August 14, 2018, 04:38:06 PM »
Is this amount of dead spot normal?



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General Chat / Re: Annapolis, MD Foosball after the Whiskey Closed?
« Last post by wfcook on August 14, 2018, 04:11:56 PM »
I probably won't make it for a few weeks, but thanks for letting me know. Haven't played that much since college (a long time ago I must admit) but I want to come check out the scene sometime soon as I get back into it.

Thanks Jim!
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General Chat / Re: New bearings for Sportcraft table?
« Last post by JimWaterman on August 13, 2018, 04:26:09 PM »
Take a look here for a few options that might work.... http://shop.foosball.com/generic58.html
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General Chat / Re: Annapolis, MD Foosball after the Whiskey Closed?
« Last post by JimWaterman on August 13, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
Hey wfcook... a few of the Tuesday night foosers from The Whiskey play on Thursdays at Triple Nines Bar and Billiards in Elkridge.    I'll be there this Thurs 9pm-11.   PM me for more info... Jim
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General Chat / Re: Correct ball for Binzini B90
« Last post by JimWaterman on August 13, 2018, 04:19:07 PM »
There are "dead lines" between every pair of rods.   If both men could strike the oversized ball... you have a "stalemate" or "impasse" and something has to give... be the men or players "wrists".  OUCH! 

Given some time on the table.. you'll move the ball enough so that there is LESS time where the ball stops, and annoys folks.  The best tables all have "dead lines".  You'll get used to it!   If the ball dies in front of forward rod in in that goalies area.. the goalie get's the ball.  If it dies between midfield rods and forward rods.. the team last scored upon get's the server again from midfield!

The ITSF-B balls.. roll a little better.
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General Chat / Re: Correct ball for Binzini B90
« Last post by barribow on August 13, 2018, 11:19:29 AM »
Is the table new? If not, you may have some issues with the playing surface. If it's new, you might want to call the seller and see what he says. Regardless, bigger balls is probably not the answer.

The table is new. Also, I already sent an email to the seller and not received anything back.
Why do you think bigger balls are not good?
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General Chat / Re: Older Garlando Table info? (pic inside)
« Last post by SSEES Gullon on August 11, 2018, 08:01:02 AM »
UK rods fan here. Your "Garlando" certainly looks to be in the style of the Italian FASNA company. In the UK during the late 50's to late 70's, two companies built tables to put into pubs & clubs using largely FASNA parts - Ruffler & Walker and Brighouse (of which I own one). However, the pitches for these were marked "Specially Manufactured for (Ruffler & Walker or Brighouse Table Football Co)" and the bearing plates for the rods were usually pentagonal in shape and creamy white in colour. I think a FASNA is most likely.
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General Chat / Re: Correct ball for Binzini B90
« Last post by alaskan thunder on August 09, 2018, 07:58:07 PM »
Is the table new? If not, you may have some issues with the playing surface. If it's new, you might want to call the seller and see what he says. Regardless, bigger balls is probably not the answer.
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General Chat / Correct ball for Binzini B90
« Last post by barribow on August 07, 2018, 03:41:41 PM »
I recently ordered a Bonzini B90 table for our company and it came with 4 cork and 4 itsf balls.
Now when we play the ball goes to the dead zone quite often and somehow the game becomes annoying.

I wonder if we should use bigger balls. These seem 34mm, I am not quite sure if we should size up or not and if yes to what size and how/where to get it.

Thanks!
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