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General Chat / Interview with Farid Lounas
« Last post by Nimmers on February 17, 2018, 10:41:07 AM »
Here is a nice interview with the president of the ITSF:

General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by kgstewar on February 17, 2018, 08:08:51 AM »
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by RickV77 on February 16, 2018, 06:47:35 PM »
So I ended up making the trip and buying the table. The exterior has a few chips and scratches, probably from being in a bar setting and being moved around, but not too bad. Everything else looks great and no warping of the playing surface. The only problem with this table that I noticed was the playing field near each of the goal post has become slightly delaminated. It's about 2 inches from the end of each goal post. I've read about several ways to fix this issue, including using a hot iron or heat gun to reactivate the contact cement or just buying contact cement and reapplying it to the affected area and regluing it down with weights. For now, my sons and I are playing on it without a problem but I don't want the delaminated areas to spread wider. Would it be safe to use a hot iron or heat gun on the playing field laminate or would this potentially cause damage to the laminate? Any advice on this issue is greatly appreciated.
General Chat / Should plastic washers between bumper and side of table be free
« Last post by Peter France on February 16, 2018, 09:32:29 AM »
Hi, I have very little experience of foosball. i have bought an old one and am doing up with my teams colours. the set up manual describes putting a plastic washer between the rubber bumper on the rod and the side of table. this washer just hands loose and moves about as the rod is pushed in and out. Pictures i have seen on the internet suggest this is the correct configuration but it seems odd to me. a bit noisy and distracting. why is it needed, and can i glue it to the bumper, or just remove it altogether? thanks for any help.

see attached image of table, by BCE in Bristol (UK I guess)
Thanks for any help
Offense / Tips for shooting from 2 rod, feedback appreciated
« Last post by freemanfl on February 15, 2018, 09:53:31 AM »
Just some foosball tips with examples, in no way is this a complete right way to play, but new players can find something usefull I'm sure. here's a link to a photoshop file with layers attached to foosball rods so you can move them and the ball around. I took the original picture from t hope they don't mind it.
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this quarter million dollar green top?
« Last post by crazy8 on February 15, 2018, 07:57:01 AM »
Ok - Iíll reply.  If you just want to have fun playing Foos then buy it. For a long time it was the standard - until Tornado changed the game. If you plan to begin playing local tournaments then look for a Tornado. Otherwise it doesnít matter. Itíll be much better than a new department store table.
General Chat / Should I buy this quarter million dollar green top?
« Last post by theskywhale on February 13, 2018, 07:40:40 PM »
I want a table that will withstand 4 adult men playing on that won't break the bank.

Found this on OfferUp:

Looking around it seems like these are pretty durable, but how much restoration would one of these need?
General Chat / Re: Going from a one goalie with ramps to a 3 goalie no ramps
« Last post by crazy8 on February 13, 2018, 01:15:21 PM »
I would ask Charles McIntosh.  He'll know.
General Chat / Re: Should I buy this used Tornado table?
« Last post by bolt115 on February 11, 2018, 04:59:24 PM »
The most issues would be:

1. damage to goal mouth
2. swollen walls from spilled drinks
3. bent  2 rod

! and 2 would be deal killers,  more picture of goal mouth's and side walls as well as interior would help in determining if you should look at it in person. This looks like maybe the last T2000 style just before T3000 was introduced...?  Maybe someone else will chime in that knows for sure and can offer insight into any known issues.
General Chat / Going from a one goalie with ramps to a 3 goalie no ramps
« Last post by Pressersla on February 11, 2018, 01:29:50 PM »
I bought a tornado 3000 with one goalie and raised ramps in the corners....after playing it awhile i ry wished I went with the 3 man goalie without the I decided to lower the corners myself and install the other 2 men being they provided the holes already when I received table...every corner except near corner(if on ball return side) closest to opponents goal laid down flat...I don't see anything keeping it from lowering so my question is am I missing something or overlooking something like a Countersunk screw? Maybe it just shouldn't be done...I'm not home but I'll post some pics later...
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