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General Chat / Re: Tornado rods appear pitted, is this a deal breaker?
« Last post by alaskan thunder on July 24, 2018, 12:19:00 PM »
Depending on how bad they are, steel wool can work wonders on rods with surface pitting. If the pitting is really bad and in an area that contacts the bearing, you may need to replace. Budget $40-ish. per rod. Cleaning and lube will probably help a bunch if the table has been sitting for a while. If it has been in a warehouse, make sure there is no water or humidity damage. Make sure the interior walls are square and don't have any bulges (particularly around the interior bearings). Also hit a ball around for a minute and make sure there are no dead spots on any of the walls as those are cost prohibitive to repair. Good luck! 
General Chat / Tornado rods appear pitted, is this a deal breaker?
« Last post by tds73 on July 23, 2018, 03:16:04 PM »
I am looking at a coin-op tornado, brown marble, older unit, serial # 205547. I am a total newbie. I have looked the table over and it appears in good condition with cosmetic flaws on the exterior (chipped corner, one leg part of the brown marble chipped off), surface looks good/smooth with no chips, goals are straight( no chipped edges). The concern I have is the rods. They are dirty, feel like they and the bearings need cleaning and lubrication, but they almost seem like cleaning may not get all the crud off and they may have some pitting (for lack of a better term, they look like chrome looks after sitting for a long time). Will this be ok once cleaned and lubed? I am not talking big gouges, just may not clean to be totally smooth. I check the best I could with my limited knowledge and they do not appear to be bent. The table has been sitting in the warehouse of a local dealer/vendor and they had it in a bar for years.
They are asking $500 and from my research on this board, I will be offering less, That is if the rods are not an issue.
Any input/tips would be appreciated.
General Chat / Re: How to determine the age of a Patterson table?
« Last post by Lon on July 22, 2018, 09:39:40 PM »

Thank you Patrick
Hi there sorry I just noticed that you replied to my post and yeah it's pretty weak I used to play all the time and tournaments in the Bay Area but when I moved to Roseville there was nothing I can't find anybody that's got foosball tables it's a lot more popular in the Bay Area but if you found anything out let me know.
Offense / What skills are important to master
« Last post by freemanfl on July 16, 2018, 07:43:50 PM »
 Hello, foosers! I made this simple visual guide for new players. Unfortunately I don't have the wizardry to make this animated with Photoshop, but on the site I did post short gifs after the picture in addition.  I would really appreciate any feedback if you think I should add something.
General Chat / Re: How to determine the age of a Patterson table?
« Last post by cofoosn on July 16, 2018, 02:00:54 PM »
I may have some parts, not sure what though. I'll try to dig them out this week.

Archives / Re: Sacramento Area
« Last post by Italiadario on July 10, 2018, 06:46:40 PM »
I know this thread is ancient but I just registered to this forum and  saw it. We are two players in the Amador county/ Sacramento looking for places and people to play with. 
I guess Sacramento and surrounding areas are not that active for foosball players. Im not that great but I have been playing my whole life. Wish it was more active.
General Chat / Re: Rene Pierre 15mm Handles
« Last post by Longmark999 on July 08, 2018, 11:54:25 PM »

Sorry about not replying sooner on this.  I didn't think about the reverse thread on the handles, so you're right that finding a tap would be difficult and most likely expensive.  Let me know how the wooden handles turn out.  Right now, my nephew's have just stuck whatever rubber foosball handles they could get their hands on on the rods (I'm taking the approach that the less questions asked about where they got the handles the better), and it looks awful.  So anything would be an improvement.  I don't mind throwing a little money at it to get original replacement handles, but I wouldn't want to spend more than $100 or so.

Thanks for your reply
General Chat / Summer Splash by Warrior Table Soccer $15,000 Come out
« Last post by masterfoos on July 06, 2018, 10:11:40 PM »
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