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General Chat / Vintage Rene Pierre table
« Last post by Gben1 on November 02, 2018, 09:22:24 PM »
Not sure what year my Rene Pierre table is . I do know it is late 70ís to mid 80ís table. Looking to find some new or used parts for this table. Any suggestions?
General Chat / Re: Second opinion about a Tornado Table
« Last post by Tntater on November 02, 2018, 05:15:37 PM »
General Chat / Second opinion about a Tornado Table
« Last post by Tntater on November 02, 2018, 11:24:04 AM »
I just recently got into foosball and I absolutely love it. I bought a fairly decent table for around 300 but they upgraded the one at work to a Tornado and mine just doesnít compare anymore. I found one on let go but the seller doesnít know slot about it. I think he inherited some stuff from the looks of what he had posted. I can tell itís an old brown marble but from the pics the playing surface looks a little warped. Just looking for s second opinion.
General Chat / closest to original parts for Deutscher Meister
« Last post by zenlordone on October 31, 2018, 06:48:00 PM »
Hi everyone, probably covered many times, but haven't seen anything current on this. I am rebuilding a Deutscher Meister coin op and want to find as close to correct parts as possible. From what I have seen already, it seems to be a challenge... if anyone has leads, it would be much appreciated.. ;)
General Chat / How to remove bearings
« Last post by rcarlstedt on October 31, 2018, 10:00:01 AM »
I am going to use vinyl and wrap my table for a new look, but I cannot figure out how to remove these bearings. It is a base model Tornado table.

General Chat / Re: Need help identifing this table and aprox value
« Last post by MigAlito on October 29, 2018, 06:10:57 PM »
Thanks for the info guys,  very helpful.
I'll probably keep looking and will likely ask another question.
General Chat / Looking for replacement men for Mirco Champion Soccer table
« Last post by fbilesii on October 29, 2018, 10:34:06 AM »
I have a Mirco Champion Soccer table, and one of the men is broken in half, then I have others with chip in them.  I am looking to see if anyone out there has replacement men.  I am crossing my fingers.

General Chat / Re: Tornado Cyclone II Value?
« Last post by JimWaterman on October 28, 2018, 03:40:31 PM »
hi tjn...

Given a $500 budget... if you can find nearby Cyclone II or old Tornado Coin Op with "fair/good" cabinet & rods for 300 or 400 you'd be in range for a good good value.

Fair or good cabinet would be one with "flat/non warped playfield".  Straight and solid sidewalls & end walls (no beer spilled swollen sidewalls & not dead end walls where the ball doesn't bounce off crisply).

Fair or good rods will be mostly straight and not wobble when spun.  Avoid lots of rust/pitting on the rods.   With a new rod being $40 plus... you'll not want to have to replace more than 2 or 4.  (maybe just your side & let your opponent deal with old rods!).

Best thing about getting a deal on quality Tornado cabinet..  is the quality of parts you can get to tune up a good table/cabinet/rods with new parts to get premium play out of your table.   About $100 will tune up half your men/bumpers/bearings/pins... check out the kit at our shop...   The Tune10 kit works well for getting shooting rods dialed in best play.
General Chat / Re: Need help identifing this table and aprox value
« Last post by JimWaterman on October 28, 2018, 11:54:51 AM »
It's an older model Pro Foos II...
... if the playfield is flat (not warped),
... if the sidewalls are straight (not bowed, not water damaged)...
... and the rods are straight (not bent or pitted)...  I'd value it at 300 to 400.

Parts are available for this table... and it has great play characteristics.   It's slower and lacks the power game of Tornado a bit.
But that's not altogether a bad thing for new foosers.  This table is much better than used tables in the $100 to $200 range (off brands with no spare parts and poor play features)... or NEW TABLES in the $300 to $500 range where you don't have the play characteristics of "advanced game/sport of foos" (nor spare parts for eventual need).    The cabinet is very solid.  The 1 piece bushing/bearing a pain for maintenance but even they can be bought and replaced to tune up of this table.
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