Foosball, Pool Table & Table Tennis Conversion Top

Foosball

Foosball

Foosball is a wildly popular game of touch and finesse.  Foosball tables can often be found in arcades and some bars because of its high intensity and quick action, providing for high thrill and excitement.  The high thrills and fast pace makes it a huge hit with kids and teenagers as well as adults trying to release some stress.  You can play with two players, three players or four players.

Foosball tables come in all shapes and sizes with large variations in price.  They can run from $70 up to $2500 depending on the size and quality of the table.  Amazon website will show you many different types of tables and provide full reviews on each one allowing you to compare price, quality, and over-all appearance to best help you decide which table is right for you.

The customer reviews will show you what people actually think of each table and give you insight into their experiences.  With this site, my goal is that you come away confident in the foosball table you buy and are able to enjoy the great game of foosball at a price right for you.  Foosball is an exciting game.  Find your table today, and start playing!

Choosing Pool Tables

Pool tables can bring a lot of fun to the home

Pool Table

Before you look at which pool tables to buy there are sure to be a few points you will want to clear up, and here we will look at some of the most important issues:

Some of the Main Points

1. Size. There are really two issues to consider here; the size of surface you are happy playing on and the amount of space available to fit a pool table into. Beginners are usually happier on a smaller sized table, although the crowding effect which this can cause will lead to some really difficult shots. Bigger pool table sizes will often require you to make long, tricky shots, especially towards the end of games when there are few balls left on the table. You will need to be sure to leave enough space around all the edges to avoid damage to the surrounding walls.

2. Material. The best kind of pool tables and billiard tables are made with slate under the felt surface. If you want a less expensive choice than slate pool tables then the most popular kind of cheap pool tables come with a wooden base instead of the slate.

3. Color. Green or blue pool table felt are the most traditional choices on pool tables but you should have little trouble in getting hold of the color of felt you need in order to match the room you will be using it in.

4. Warranty. A top quality pool table is a piece of equipment which you should expect to last a lifetime, and in fact many tables get passed down from one generation of the family to another. If there are any problems with the composition of the table then you should expect it be evident within the first few months. Used pool tables won’t give you this but should be cheaper.

5. Accessories. These shouldn’t be too expensive but it is still worth checking whether they come included with the table pool set or whether or not you will need to buy them separately. If you need to buy them then a rack, cues, chalk and pool balls are among the most important items to look for.

6. Other games. Some of the most family oriented pool tables on sale these days let you add on a cover and play hockey or table tennis on it. These are useful if you have children to be entertained but if you are looking for a more professional type of table then you will probably want a different type of table. To play billiards and snooker you really just need to buy another set of balls, but these games are definitely more suited to the bigger type of pool tables.

Table Tennis Conversion Top

Table Tennis Conversion Top

A Table Tennis conversion top is used to transform a billiard or pool table into a playing surface for ping pong. Families discover this is a space saving, efficient way to enjoy both games in about the same amount of space. It’s often not possible to buy and store both a table tennis and pool table in the same room.

Each piece of equipment is much too large. However, by using a table tennis conversion top and placing it on top of the pool table, twice the fun can be had.

Some kits come with the play accessories needed such as the net, paddles and balls. The thickness of the top may vary. By choosing a thicker over a thinner size, you could enjoy your table top for a longer period of time and avoid cracking. You will also want to consider where you will use your table tennis conversion top.

If you plan on taking the fun outside, then you will want to buy one that has been weatherized so that it can uphold the changing seasons in your region. One tip is to take the top indoors or store it properly when not in use, that way you can add some years to its use.

Before ordering your table tennis conversion top, be sure that you measure the surface that you will be placing the top on. If you have an oversized table or billiard table, you will want to be sure that the conversion top that you choose will cover it. Also, be aware of the bracket placement that is used for the nets.

Some models have a clamp style where you would need to have access underneath to tighten the net, while some models have a design that eliminates this need. Depending on what surface you are placing your conversion top on, one may be better suited.

Some manufacturers are KillerSpin, Butterfly, Stiga, and even Minnesota Fats. Be sure to measure not only the size you need to cover your table, but also the space in the room to be sure that the players have room to maneuver.

This is usually not a problem if you are covering a pool table, since space for the pool sticks has already be taken into account. All in all, a table tennis conversion top could be a smart way to expand your activities.