How a foosball table with LED lighting can improve your gaming experience
There are many ways through which a foosball table with LED lighting can improve your gaming experience, and those ways are not actually difficult to see. First of all, a well-lit table will guarantee a fair contest for every player involved as every player will be able to clearly see the ball’s location. When the lighting in the room is not perfect, players won’t be able to defend or attack, making the game pretty pointless.
Another major way by which an LED lighting can improve your experience is its allowance for games at nights, when the room is dark. With this, there’s no downtime for you, and you can always play against your friends and loved ones whenever you want.
Features to consider when choosing an LED foosball table
Once you have decided your budget for an LED foosball table, the next line of action is considering some important factors. These factors will help you choose an ideal foosball table that is within your set budget.
Dimensions and weight
The space you have available for the foosball table will determine the size of the table you will need. Typically, a normal-sized table requires a space that measures eight feet by seven feet, at least, although we recommend ten feet by ten feet. Generally, the room that will be consumed by the table can be calculated as the table’s dimensions plus added to two times the rods’ length plus one and a half feet on each side of the table to give some room for the players.
In terms of weight, it’s always better to go for a heavier foosball table like the Warrior 8 Man Foosball Table. A heavy table offers a lot more stability when compared to a lightweight model. This is particularly vital when more advanced users use the foosball table as honing foosball skills can be difficult with continuous vibrations.
Materials used for construction
The cheaper a table is, the higher the probability of its construction containing particle boards. After a while and some steady use, the particle boards used in its construction will begin to weaken and eventually fall out. Wooden playing surfaces, on the other hand, will serve for a far longer period before it gets weaker.
In case you want to know if a table is in excellent condition, begin by checking the material used for its construction. If the table doesn’t weigh up to 70 pounds and the materials used aren’t up to 0.5-inch in thickness, then the unit will not be durable enough. While these tables are usually less expensive compared to premium-quality ones, they don’t offer as much quality play.
The costlier high-quality foosball tables are produced using composite or solid wood construction. Since low-quality wood and particle boards can warp after a while, so it’s vital to select either a strong wood like oak or buy a foosball table that’s built with composite material.
The solid wood or composite material need to be one-inch thick at least for it to provide the required durability for a high-quality table that gets intermediate use.
LED lighting: colors, modes, brightness
You shouldn’t just look for a foosball table with LED lighting, but one with adjustable lighting. This means that the colors, modes, and brightness should be adjustable, allowing for an improved overall experience. An example of a model with such flexibility is our Editor’s Choice, the Warrior Table Soccer Professional Foosball Table.
One of the most remarkable aspects you will notice when pitting foosball tables against each other is that some foosball tables come with the three-man goalie configuration while others come with the one-man goalie configuration. The three-man goalie configuration features two side defenders positioned on each side of the primary goalie.
Meanwhile, to decide between the three-man the one-man goalie configuration, everything will boil down to the personal preference of the user. If you prefer a fast-paced game, then you should opt for a three-man goalie system. However, people who prefer a more accuracy and skill-oriented game should go for the one-man goalie configuration. To improve and build your skills, then a one-man goalie table should aid your development.
Novices and kids should go for a table with the three-man goalie set up because it’s a lot simpler to handle. Keep in mind that most of the high-end foosball tables with the three-man goalie system can still be transformed into a one-man goalie configuration.
Playing rods and handles
The materials with which the playing roads are produced are also important when determining the quality of a table. Most professional or experienced players only put their trust in rods produced using steel that has a chrome finish as any other kind of material will corrode or bend relatively quickly.
Meanwhile, steel roads are usually either hollow or solid. And while solid rods are sturdier and less susceptible to bending, they are somewhat heavier, which causes gameplay to be slower and causes you to get tired quickly. Hollow rods, on the other hand, are preferred by most professional players are they’re a lot more responsive.
There are also telescoping rods, but they’re not popular as they are more expensive to set up.
Another important thing to keep in mind when buying an LED foosball table is the warranty that comes with the product. With a solid warranty, you may be willing to invest more money since you know the manufacturer will come through for you in case anything goes wrong with your table.