Hathaway Primo Soccer Table (Foosball) Review
The Hathaway Primo Foosball Table is hands down our ultimate choice providing both value for money and a great game experience, at about 1/4 the price of the official professional tables of Tornado.
It has a look and feel that says nothing but quality. It’s one of the tables that offer clear value for money, even when looking at all foosball tables across price ranges.
The Hathaway Primo Soccer Table has the feel of a high-end professional table without being nearly as expensive. The first thing you notice is the significant level of ball control. The foosball men do their job well.
They have counterbalanced Robo-style players with a grip on their tapered toes. Having this feature in such a low-priced table is a real plus. The counterbalanced feature keeps them out of your way when not in use, letting the game flow correctly and stay fun & hassle free. Also, the foosball men look cool with a shiny brown or chrome-silver color. Everyone loves chrome.
The next important gameplay factor, the playing field, is crafted with excellent detail and attention. It is smooth and leveled, made out of a quality laminate material. You can expect minimum jostling even when the game gets rough.
In the case of uneven floors, you needn’t worry as the table comes with leg levelers that present leveling options and adjustable stability. The strong thick legs reinforced with cross beams provide considerable stability.
Another game enhancing feature is the solid rods fitted with wooden handles. Solid rods might be a bit slow, but these will rotate fast and smoothly due to the EZ spin bearings. Good bearings make a fast game.
The wooden handle on each rod is an excellent addition. It facilitates a firm grip which translates to a much better control of the players.
The side ball return on this table is probably my favorite feature. It allows easy ball retrieval and keeps the momentum of the game going. It’s great to avoid halting the game every few minutes to get the ball. Also, it’s nice that the table has an elegant and somewhat unusual design than other foosball tables.
The neutral color scheme of the wood allows it to assimilate well into any home decor.
The only issue you may have with this table is assembly can take time, but it’s not super difficult if you’re handy. Youtube has tutorials for help, and if you’re still having a lot of trouble, it may be worth considering the assembly service on Amazon. There seems to be a lot of good feedback from people who use it.
With a 180 day warranty, this table will settle right into your group or family’s play style.
There isn’t a vast distance between the quality of the Hathaway Primo Soccer Table and more expensive tables, so unless you’re looking for a table to do professional practice, this is a fantastic option for a large variety of players.
Who Should Buy?
The Hathaway Primo Soccer Table is a good fit for everyone from hardcore competitors to beginners. One of the nice simple features is that you can easily adjust the height for kids or those tall adults, granting versatile play.
Overall, it plays well, and the look fits well in any living room or gaming area.
- Good for all experience levels
- Smooth, fast gameplay
- Sturdy, quality build
- Ball retrieval
- Variety of professional features
- Not an official tournament table
- Assembly time
- Dimensions: 60″x40″x12″
- Weight: 130 pounds
- Goalies: 1
- Rods & Handles: Solid Steel Chrome Plated Rods with Solid Wood Handles
- Counter-Balanced Men: Yes
- Foosball Men: ABS Robo-Style Players
- Side Ball Return: Yes
- Features: Two manual sliding scorers, 4 Cup holder’s, and 2 Balls