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Jul
19
2017

What’s the best foosball table?  It Depends!

What’s the best foosball table? It Depends!

Foosball, aka Table Soccer, has never been more popular and more “broad” in terms of expanding scope of foosball as a Serious Sport, a Challenging Game, a Fun Toy and even an entertaining novelty (have you seen human foosball?).  So, your search/definition/category of foosball may steer you toward a few different answers to "what foos table is the best?".

If you've never seen a room full of 40 to 100+ foosball tables, with hundres of players competing for multiple days in a major tournament.... You should check it sometime. If you are looking for the best foosball table in "this" sports equipment category. Look no further. Foosball.com’s main focus area is the sturdy/industrial quality cabinets with exacting playing characteristics that are in demand of the sport’s best stars. 

The Tornado Tournament 3000 (T-3000) table is the best table in this category for American Style Playing characteristics. Building on it’s product and reputation since 1970’s, Tornado is "the standard" for competition foosball product in the US Market. It dominates the state and regional tournament calendar. On the international scene it is the official table of choice for reigning World Cup Champions – TeamUSA!   Follow "Read More" link below for a few photos from 2017 World Cup!

Shop foosball.com your high end sports equipment category of foosball tables. If you are looking for foosball at other niches/fringes (if you will) check out a few fun links from our friends at fringepursuits.com like their;  Best DIY Mini Tables for Kids or How to Play Human Foosball.

Cheers & Happy Foosing!


Photo sources: ITSF, Kozoom, Team USA Foosball

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Jun
18
2016

Original-Leonhart Foosball is Here!

Original-Leonhart Tischfussball/Kicker/Foosball parts are now available at foosball.com ==>> http://shop.foosball.com/leonhart.html

We are trying out a batch of Leonhart foosball parts for the US distribution.   These are the top German parts in use at country and international events.  They are ideal for upgrades to old TS tables of the 70's, 80's and 90's,   They have Green and Black tournament figure  that are counter balanced and a variety of figures in different colors for home tables that are not head-weighted.  The toe shape and quality are quite good.   The men fit a bit loose on Tornado, but the nut/bolt used to attach them to Tornado snugs them up nicely for good playability.   The Tornado rods are closer to the playfield than Leonhart rods so the height difference will be noticable vs playing on the Original-Leonhart table.  Give us your feedback on these parts & bug us if you'd be a table customer!


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May
01
2016

What are the basics to play foosball?

Serve:  Place the ball in the center of the table between your middle two 5 bar men. Ask the opponent if they are “ready”. To put the ball into play, touch two men before advancing the ball.

Hitting the ball:  Strike the ball is with a flick or snap of the wrist and hand.

Passing and catching:  Be soft, absorb the impact of receiving the ball. Guide the ball and don’t overreact to receiving when advancing from one figure to the next.

Shooting:  Watch the defense to find an open hole to shoot the ball. Quickly snap or flick it into the goal. Don't do a big wind up before you hit the ball, a flick motion is better and more deceiving on where you are aiming.

Defense:  Think of all your figures as a team. They move together to make a larger wall of defenders. Try to stay or move in front of the ball as the opponent shoots.

Blocking slop:  When a loose ball on the table rolls into the goal unintentionally by the players, it is referred to as “slop”.  To block the slop in the corner of the goal, tip the goalie figure back enough for the ball to not go behind the figure.  Move smoothly in front of the goal to get loose slop balls in the middle of the goal.


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