Tornado Sport Foosball Table Review
The Tornado Sport Foosball Table is not just a high-end table; it’s one of the best recreational play tables currently on the market.
In fact, in all categories, this is the table that strikes the perfect balance between price and value.
The Tornado is built to a tournament-level quality, yet it’s quite affordable for a household. This is one of the main reasons why it takes the first position in this category.
Above all else, the Sport Foosball Table is designed for optimum ball control. It features the Tornado player models, and currently, these are the players with the best feet design. They have highly grooved feet with sharper corners and tapered toes. These feet allow for precise ball control.
The Tornado balls are another aspect of this table that greatly enhances control in the game. Their textured surface lets you easily grip and pin the ball on the field so that you can accurately pass or shoot.
Apart from exceptional control, gameplay on this table is equally excellent.
The melamine playing field is smooth and fitted with inner bearings to eliminate any potential dead spots and facilitate smooth gameplay. The steel rods are hollow and strong. Fast would be an understatement.
The table is stability and solid, no matter how aggressive the game gets. The legs are thick and hold the table firmly to the ground. On top of this, its overall weight is 205 pounds, and that’s a heavy weight that tells you this table won’t budge.
The table legs have boots that allow you to adjust the table angle and so to maintain a well-leveled playing field. It’s just a matter of adding shims inside them, giving you an even playing surface.
The whole table is coated with mahogany melamine finish which enhances its durability but also gives it a classy look.
To be fair, it seems to me the only thing that denies it the ITSF approval is the fact that the players aren’t counterbalanced.
With the above in mind, everything else is built to a professional standard. Assembly is not that hard apart from securing the men on the rods. However, in the case of defects, Tornado offers a 1-year warranty.
Ultimately, this is an excellent table for the price. It combines looks, quality, and performance to give a superb gaming experience. So, if you are thinking about spending $1000+ on a foosball table, I can’t recommend this Tornado Sport model enough.
Who Should Buy?
The Tornado Sport is a perfect table for all types of players whether experienced, intermediate, or a beginner. It has not received ITSF certification, but personally, I think it offers professional-caliber features that make it ideal for any serious foosballer looking to enhance their playing techniques.
- Optimum control
- Very Sturdy, quality build
- Faster rod spins
- Counterbalanced men
- Easy Leveling
- Assembling players on rods is a challenge
- Foosball men not counterbalanced
- Dimensions: 56″x30″x36″
- Weight: 355 pounds
- Goalies: 1
- Rods & Handles: Commercial quality brushed steel rods with Wooden Handles
- Counter-Balanced Men: Yes
- Foosball Men: Plastic, Tornado Style Players
- Ball Return: Side Ball Return System
- Features: Abacus Style Scoring and Split Bearings