10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2012
We were interested in a foosball table that looked nice, but was able to tolerate humidity if outside. This table arrived by a truck who pulled up as close as possible for unloading. Our kids assembled the table pretty easily with one adult to assist, in about an hour. Love that the handles telescope in and don't poke the person on the other side of the table (good for kids that need to stand closer to the table). The telescoping legs are great for uneven surfaces. It came with a bag of balls, but we ordered some textured ones for a more European style of play. Right now, the table is indoors and gets regular, active play. When the weather cools, it will probably move outside. It is not a wood-look, but the sides are a blue/gray marble swirl which isn't bad! It is solid and not cheap looking or feeling. For a family-friendly table that looks like it will last years, we are very happy with this choice!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2013
I purchased this table to go poolside at work. The kids love it, but its the parents we are kicking off of it most of the times. So far so good on the quality. Delivery was quick as well. Very happy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2014
Although the box was partially opened when it arrived, the packing was solid and secure. CEVA (the carrier) made an "Inside Delivery" which was exceptional and didn't ask for any additional charges (I live in Los Angeles).
The assembly: This was very easy (it took me about 45 minutes to do it by myself). The instructions were not very clear, but there is a very nice Youtube video on how to do this (just look up "Garlando G-500 installation"). There is only 8 bolts for the legs, 6 smaller screws for the ball feeder, and the rest are screws for the rod attachments. The hard rubber leg levelers was a plus since I have hard wood floors (this also prevented the table from moving during hard play but it is light enough for my wife and I to move around).
The table: The grey playing surface was beautiful and white and blue players complimented the color scheme well. The telescopic rods were safe for my < 10 year old boys and their friends, and had surprisingly very smooth spin and movement. The players, however, were NOT counter-balanced (actually, only the goalie and the defensive backs were balanced, while the midfielders and forwards were not). The orange balls were fast and a little harder to control. The balls rarely flew off the table, but when they did, it was when hard goals were made towards the ball return and flew out the otherside.
Overall, we have loved this table. The kids and their friends really love this and will spend hours playing this instead of video games. It's funny, there appears to be a lot more dads coming over to pick their kids from playdates now that we have this table! We have the table in our living room and didn't realize how loud it can be during games (made it impossible for my wife and I to "practice" after the kids have gone to bed).
Great buy. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2013
Easy enough for one person to assemble alone. Few tools needed. (Only a regular household hammer and screwdriver required.)
It came together very well and has held up to grown boys and munchkins getting rowdy with it.
Very pleased with this product and would recommend to anyone who wants a sturdy table but doesn't care about if it's "pretty".
on January 3, 2015
We picked this up during a lightning sale over the holidays. It appears to be made well and arrived with only a few minor dings - which is surprising for something of this size and weight. We've enjoyed using it so far - but there are a few dead spots on the table. We ended up marking numbers on the scoring system so half way through the game it would be clear which way they were marking.
Some of the players hold their positions better than others, but overall it appears to be a well made table that we are looking forward to using for years to come.