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General Chat / Help Identify Foosball Table
« Last post by Mishofner on March 28, 2018, 10:06:27 AM »
i have a foosball table that says “Competition Soccer”  “Game of Champions” in a circle in the middle of the table. Does anyone know what brand this is?
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General Chat / Re: newbie- purchased a used tournament table and have questions
« Last post by crazy8 on March 27, 2018, 12:27:32 PM »
Do not re-attach the white strips. Get the new clear strips. This and other parts can be obtained from Charles MacIntosh at tornadofoosball.com.
Congrats of the table - it’ll serve you well.  I forgot how to bypass the coin-op. There may not be a way but it can be replaced.
Only clean rods and surface with 90% alcohol. Only use goose-lube for rods - nothing else.
See above for source.
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General Chat / newbie- purchased a used tournament table and have questions
« Last post by sbaugz on March 27, 2018, 07:39:28 AM »
Hello,
Thanks for the assistance in advance.

I just purchased a used coin op Tornado table (I believe its a T2000). Sides are reddish mahogany laminate. The coin op mechanism has been removed.

I got it home and checked it over. There are a few items that need some maintenance. As we were getting it into the house, one of the corners on the lower table caught and tore a huge piece of the laminate off. I have proceeded to remove all the laminate from the lower piece, under the hinge, all the way around. I plan on using some black formica laminate instead, which I have purchased. I also plugged the coin op hole with a piece of maple.  I will post some pics tonight. So here are my questions:

1) Since the coin-op guts were removed, I now have to reach way inside the table to get the balls out. Is there a better way to shunt the ball return closer to the opening so I don't have to reach inside so far?

2) The white side pieces along the playing field are coming off. I removed them and cleaned them up real nice. What is the best way to re-attach? It had some sort of tape underneath. What do I use in its place?

3) a couple of the outer bearings are cracked, which I will replace. any other maintenance things I should perform or do while I have everything apart?

4) are there any other general suggestions while I am rebuilding this thing?

5) finally, is there a source out there for Tornado emblems or logos? I see the standard silver logo from the tournament table is back-ordered, and they also cost $20. Is there another source for logos or emblems that people have used?

Thanks for the assistance.
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General Chat / Re: Table ID and opinion
« Last post by reelbusy on March 26, 2018, 10:47:52 PM »
Hi, My kids are old enough to start playing, and I'm in the market for a decent table(without breaking the bank).  I found this one for sale, but would like some info and opinions.  Thanks for any help you can provide!!

depends on the kids and you. Most won't notice or care. I knew nothing about foosball. I  picked up a $25 used sportcraft table just on a whim since my kids play soccer. I had read all the reasons on here to buy the tornado beforehand , which were good ,etc. Anyways still wasn't sure so went ahead as a trial.

 playfield Warped as heck and for sure was easy to tell why looked like a 1/2 or less thick playfield. cleaned and Putzed with it a bit to get ok play, it but i mean me and my 7 year old outgrew it in weeks.

Now key parts is this, if you know nothing, the kid have no interest in learning nothing it won't matter as you won't know any better. Neighborhood kids won't care one bit even if it's cardboard, with rusty rods and warped as heck playfield. friends family likely won't care either or know.

He wouldn't have known , wife wouldn't have known a difference, but he took an interest and it's fun father son time no video games involved and family game night.  He kept wanting to play me , then I showed him vids of how you really play and i'd practice a bit here and there and he started trying to do some passes and shots he'd see and practiced a bit..and I got the drift he was going to get frustrated trying to do what he was seeing and me explaining how it's done (along with me too as the random play wasn't much fun once i started trying to pass,shots,etc).  Once it becomes frustrating due to the tool it won't be fun, so i kept my eye out for a coin op

But it's worth getting a  used cheap one to play with until you realize why they're cheap and just to see. Until then a total newb like myself can't really put it into perspective. Heavy cheap ones are a pita they're not really worth anything, well heavy enough to be a pita to move,  but not heavy /stable enough to not move when people are playing. I just sold the men, handles, small parts on ebay and just cut the table up so i didn't have to bother.

I would buy cheap just to see, heck whatever kids are first just spinning rods around wildly. Then if there's interest you will get your $'s worth buying what the good guys recommend. I would not have wanted to get the coin op and have my kids whaling on the rods lol like they did with the cheapie until they learned a bit.

Crap me and my 8 year old play every day now just about the last year,  can't put a price on that over watching them fart with a nintendo....but not every kid is like that, my daughter will play me, but my son will play me *every* day, 10 times a day, multiple times a day










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General Chat / Anyone want to play tonight in RI area?
« Last post by computerchris on March 26, 2018, 02:23:57 PM »
Anyone want to play tonight in RI area. I hear there's a tornado in East Prov. There's also a foosball table at bo's billiards on Warwick I been meaning to check out. Don't think it's a tornado. If don't mind drive to westerly u can also play on my tornado. Lmk.
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General Chat / Re: T3000 playing surface?
« Last post by old timer on March 24, 2018, 09:58:00 PM »
Hey Snake,

Thxs for your reply, I plan on visiting the Hall of Fame Classic in a few days, should be awesome.  I would like to compete but I haven't played in quite a while and not tournament ready. 

I hope they will have some table parts for sale - as I would like to purchase another 10 balls or so. 

However with the shape of the foot changed slightly - I think it allows for a smoother pull shot somehow.  As my pull shot on my previous Cyclone from 15 + years ago, didnt' quite feel as good.    Am I out to lunch - or does anyone else think the new shape of the foot lends to a better pull shot?
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General Chat / Re: T3000 playing surface?
« Last post by snake eyes on March 24, 2018, 07:14:21 AM »
New men I believe are nylon, we have a mix of new- old on our local pub table can't really tell the difference. Now the ball is a different story   :o. If you ever plan on attending a tour stop these are the balls you will see.


Good Luck!


Snake
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General Chat / Re: T3000 playing surface?
« Last post by old timer on March 23, 2018, 11:28:53 PM »
Bought a 10 pack of new Tornado ball and the table is good.  Wow, these new balls are fuzzy.  A tiny bit slower but way more control.   All good now.
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General Chat / Re: Any idea...
« Last post by kgstewar on March 23, 2018, 08:29:51 AM »
Snake Eyes and Foozul are correct. Shelti foos 200 with a custom paint/vinyl job.

http://www.shelti.com/images/home_images/foosball/GS-A-DC_big.jpg
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General Chat / Re: Any idea...
« Last post by snake eyes on March 22, 2018, 01:39:19 PM »
It has the wrong colored men to be a Tornado. And the bearings are definitly wrong.
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