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Not so Smooth; Packaging has to be a joke
on March 2, 2012
I just received the order of "12 White Smooth Foosballs - New" and I just had to laugh. Let's address the "New" claim first. The "packaging" if you can call it that, was literally a Ziploc Smart Zip bag taped shut. I'm not sure if these were really new, and the manufacturer just ran out of real packaging materials and grabbed their lunch trash and packaged these up to meet the Amazon Prime Free 2 day shipping deadline.... or if the "new" was just blatant false advertising. Second, let's address the "smooth" claim. If you consider a raised ridge around the middle "smooth" then yes, they are smooth. But, if you are like me, and think of smooth as... well, smooth, then no, these are NOT smooth. Compared to the real legitimate Foosballs I've ever seen, these just aren't quite right. I tried rolling them along my counter top, and it looks like those crazy balls that have the weight in the bottom that zig zag as they roll. I guess the one saving grace is that these are claimed to be "foosballs", and they do appear about the same size and weight. We'll see how they play on a real foosball court on Monday. I'll come back to revisit this review, because I know there will be 10's of people sitting on the edge of their office chairs waiting for my update.
EDIT: Well, I didn't even get to attempt to play with these on a foosball table, as I inspected each individual ball and found one to have an enormous divot in the middle, rendering it useless. I will be returning these for a full refund. I'd advise staying away from these.