I have finally decided to “side-step” away from anything relating to billiards. This time around, I am going to try and go over another fun game that I have played in the past like ping-pong, air-hockey and darts. For this post, I am going to go over a commercial type of foosball.
This foosball table would make a good addition to your game room as you can play against an opponent or play a game of 2-on-2 where you have a partner while your opponent has a partner as well to win the game.
A little history of Foosball
The game of foosball which is also known as table football, table soccer (“Tischfußball” in German), fussball, baby-foot, and kicker was invented in the United Kingdom and patented by Harold Searles Thornton in the early 1920s. The idea came from a box of matches. With that box of matches he would lay out the matches across the box. At this point, it had paved the way of what the basis of the game would be.
Louis P. Thornton, who was an uncle of Harold living in the United States would travel and meet Harold in the United Kingdom. Louis would take his nephew’s inspiration and patent the product back to the United States.
In 2002, the game of foosball became an official Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and General Association of International Sport Federation (GAISF).
Tornado Elite Foosball Table
Here’s a foosball table that I am going to promote here on this post and this site. This foosball table is made by a company called Tornado Elite where you can play in your game room. It has dual ball returns, heavy gauge rods, and split bearings for easy maintenance and professional play quality.
Here are other factors of description:
- Victorian Cherry Laminate finish on a 1 1/2″ thick cabinet
- Adjustable commercial-grade leg levelers
- Natural solid wood handles
- Patented Tornado Bumpers and men
- U.S. built in Richland Hills, Texas
The Tornado Elite Foosball Table below, has a rating of 4.4 stars out of five according to seven reviewers who bought the item. Because of this rating and for commercial foosball purposes, I am going to promote this product on this post.
The downside to this product are, according to the reviewers, are having to put the “stick men” on the poles. It takes a while to get them on, and they recommended that to apply silicone so it would glide in a little easier. Also, make sure that the men are “facing the right way” the first time. Otherwise, it might take another hour or two to fix that.
The product is quite steep at $1,849.00. However, you do get your money’s worth and it’s made from the highest standards of quality and durability.
The Tornado company’s warehouse is located in Madison, North Carolina where it has a reputation of providing the best quality foosball tables and equipment. In their website, they state that they are “the gold standard for foosball tables”.
Well, based on the seven reviews on the reviews above, I would have to say that I would buy into that statement. The Tornado company not only specializes in foosball tables, but also parts and tournaments.
I feel that you cannot go wrong with this foosball table. I want to know what your thoughts are about this post. Do you like playing foosball, and would you like to get a game of one-on-one sometime? If so, please add them in the comments section, and I would reply back within a 24-hour time period.
I am a big fan of foosball sports and really enjoyed your post. Your discussion charmed me specially the “History of Foosball”. Can you give me an idea when is the best time to playing foosball? Waiting for your reply 🙂
Hi there, Russesll! I hope I spelled your name right. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on this post. To answer your question, the best time to play foosball is during normal weather conditions where it’s comfortable to play and with friends and family. I hope this answers your question. I look forward to hearing from you again. Cheers!
Playing pool is an old favorite sport of mine. I’ve been meaning to get back into it one of these days. I saw that one of your pool tables you have for sale $1,849.99. How much your pool tables usually cost? If you’re ever around the city, we would link u and have a game sometime. Have a good one.
Hello Guy and thanks for commenting on my website. If you are looking to get a top-of-the line kind of pool table, the price is usually in the low $thousands. I was trying to find the most affordable and the highest rated table on Amazon and figured that this is the one that would “fit the bill”. My search continues to find a top quality pool table that’s from Amazon or otherwise. I’ll keep you posted.
Sure, I’ll let you know when I’m around the city, let me know what city you are located at and you can show me a good place to shoot pool. Who knows? If the pool table is of a good quality, I might promote it in my next post. Talk to you soon.
Hello Armand, I really enjoyed this post, it brought back memories of playing this when I was a young adult. We would play this for hours on end. Also, there was a foosball table in the local bar, and we all took turns playing and acting crazy. Much laughter back then, over silly things! I would recommend this game to anyone, and the table called Tornado you are promoting looks like the top of the line! Thanks again for a great post!
Best of Luck,
Hi there Linda. I would like to thank you for sending a reply to this post. I was wondering when you played this game if you can tell me who won the most games. Hopefully, you did. J/k, hopefully, it was 50/50. Yes, the Tornado has a reputation of making top quality foosball tables. Special thanks for recommending this table.
To your gaming enjoyment
I love play foosball , it was one of the greatest game si have ever played.
However i sed to find that the tables i used almost always used to break so i am glad you have reviewed this i will definitely have a look at it as it does seem very sturdy.
Keep up the great work and this is a really well written article, look forward to reading more in the future!
Hi Matthew. Thanks for the comment. I am sure that this foosball table by Tornado is sure to last years so you can have a long lasting playing enjoyment of this product. I am going to add items such as books and accessories relating to foosball real soon. Once again, thanks for the reply and take care!