Tornado Elite Foosball Table Review
The Tornado Elite is one of the best professional level foosball tables around.
The fact is, the specs and build quality are at par with tournament level requirements. The Tornado Elite gameplay lets professional players highlight their skills. Overall, a very enjoyable tournament level table and worth looking into.
This table guarantees great stability during play, even when it’s the roughest of all games. It has an impressive 225 pounds weight and a very thick MDF cabinet. Such thickness combined with a hefty weight set a solid foundation that all competitive players love.
Unlike the Tornado Sport, this Elite model comes with counterbalanced Tornado players, so you’re looking at optimum ball control and open gameplay throughout.
While it has a smooth and level laminated playing field and strong hollow steel rods, like all other high-end tables, the Tornado’s patented split bearings allow super smooth, faster rod spins. These specs raise the pace of the game, making it highly competitive.
The rods are also telescopic, so gameplay on this table is safe and fun. Their natural wood handles grant a firm grip and better control over rod movements all-together.
When gameplay is at full intensity, front ball returns are a real pain since you have to go around the table to get the balls. The side ball return just can’t have enough said about it.
There are zero dead spots on this table thanks to the thinner, inner bearing design, which prevents the ball from passing between the men and the wall.
I haven’t noticed any serious problem with this Elite model, but the only real point of concern is assembly, especially securing the men on the rods. Apart from this, I don’t think you will have any other issue.
Overall the Tornado Elite, just like any other top Tornado model, offers the best quality and value for money for its class. If the Tornado Sport didn’t win you over, this Elite model might do just that. It has an elegant Victorian cherry finish that would perfectly blend with home or office game room decor.
Who Should Buy?
The Tornado Elite Foosball Table is a perfect choice for advanced players as well as intermediate players alike. It’s an ideal option for anyone who loves foosball and is willing to invest a good amount of money on a top quality table.
- Very stable
- Faster, safe gameplay
- Zero dead spots
- Counterbalanced men
- Smooth ball retrieval
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Assembling men on the rods is a challenge
- Dimensions: 56″x30″x36″
- Weight: 225 pounds
- Goalies: 3
- Rods & Handles: Solid Chrome Steel Rods with Natural solid wood handles
- Counter-Balanced Men: Yes
- Foosball Men: Plastic, Tornado Style Players
- Ball Return: Side Ball Return System
- Features: Tornado’s patented split bearing and Abacus Scoring