Stiga Legacy Table Tennis Table Review

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Stiga Legacy – A trustworthy table built by a trustworthy company

The Stiga Legacy is a recreational indoor table tennis table that has a ½ inch thick tabletop.  This table would be perfect for a family looking for their first table tennis table or for a dorm room that wants to keep their initial costs down, but still have a great table tennis experience.

While the Stiga Legacy isn’t as thick as some other tables Stiga offers, this table gives a good consistent bounce that is reinforce by a 1 ½ inch thick steel apron.  The net assembly is easy to adjust with Velcro tension adjustment and is included in the box.

Features

  • ½” Thick Black Table Top with Silk-Screen Striping
  • 1 ¼” Round Steel Legs and 2″ Casters
  • 1 ¼” Steel Apron with Yellow Corner Protectors
  • Includes 66″ Net and Post Set

This table comes with 2 inch double wheel castors to make movement of the table as simple as possible, for any time you need the space, or if you want to have some practice time to yourself the table easily transitions into solo play mode and will fold up completely for easy storage.

This is a perfect first table for the aspiring table tennis player or for a family games room. The table has 1 ¼ inch steel legs for stabilization and they automatically open when the table is opened, ensuring no surprises.

Stiga uses silk screen striping, and this table is no different. This makes sure that the tabletop is as flat and consistent as possible, making sure that you get the most consistent bounce possible. No peeling stickers, no obstacles for the ball to hit while in play, a great, thoughtful feature.

Conclusion

For a low priced ping pong table the Stiga Legacy is right at home in a recreational game room setting.  This table plays well and has lots of perks. The solo play mode will help you build your skills and the castors wheels and easy fold up make it simple to pull out for a game, and put away when the table isn’t necessary anymore.  A great first table tennis table.

Stiga Coronado Outdoor Table Review

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Stiga Coronado Outdoor review

The Stiga Coronado is an outdoor table tennis table that has an aluminum composite top that is rust resistant.  The table has some great features, but the main draw of this table is that you will be able to keep your games room outside without any worries of it rusting away on you.

Specifications

  • Recreational Outdoor Table Tennis Table
  • Perfect For a Deck, Garage, or Covered Porch
  • Aluminum Composite Top Won’t Warp or Rust
  • 1.5″ Steel Legs with Rubber Caps
  • 4″ All-Terrain Casters with Locks
  • Welded Steel Apron with Molded Corner Protectors
  • All-Weather STIGA Net and Post Set Included

 

This table is ¾ inch and reinforced by aluminum composite.   The bounce on this table isn’t as good as some other Stiga tables; however this table is designed more for recreation rather than true tournament style play.  This table would be an excellent starter table.

The Stiga Coroando is solidly built with 1.5 inch steel legs and 4 inch all-terrain casters with locking mechanism.  The castors are great for moving the table from inside a garage to out on your driveway, but be cautious if you have more uneven ground – this table is not built for all-terrain travel.

This table will take some time to put together. It does not come pre-assembled.  You will need a second person to help you put it together and a powered screwdriver wouldn’t hurt to speed up the assembly process.

Stiga uses silk screen striping, and this table is no different. This makes sure that the tabletop is as flat and consistent as possible, making sure that you get the most consistent bounce possible. No peeling stickers, no obstacles for the ball to hit while in play, a great, thoughtful feature.

In addition to a rust resistant table top, the Stiga Legacy comes with an all-weather net and post set. This helps ensure that all parts of the table are in working order when you’re ready for a game, no matter if you‘ve moved it into your garage, or if it stays outdoors full time.

Conclusion
The Stiga Coroando is an outdoor table tennis table that will have you enjoying a game out in the sunshine.  This table is perfect for a recreational game with friends in your outdoor games area.

JOOLA Tour 2500 Review

The Joola Tour 2500 is a high quality tournament ready table tennis table.  This table has an industry standard 1 inch

Joola Tour 2500
JOOLA Tour 2500

thickness, making this table great for a consistent bounce and fast, high quality play.

Specifications

  • High Quality Tournament ready table tennis table includes competition net and post
  • Thick 1 inch (25mm) MDF painted surface
  • Durable 50mm metal frame and 50x50mm undercarriage
  • Nearly preassembled with two separate stand-alone halves on trundle system
  • Optimal storage dimensions of 24 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 64 Inch

This table is fantastic for players who are interested in getting a lot of solo practice in.  With auto-folding legs and adjustable height levers, this table is easy to transition from a flat table-top for 2 person action to a single person practice spot.  Perfect for improving your skills, or destroying your housemates at table tennis!

The Joola Tour 2500 arrives at your door nearly fully assembled.  All you need to do is attach a few screws and the table is ready to go.  It is heavy, though, so having some help to move it to your set up location will be a good idea.

This table also comes with oversized 5” wheels, making it easy to move around your games room no matter if the floor is carpet or hard surface.  The table also folds up completely for easy storage when not in use.  Additionally, if you need to separate the table, it breaks down to two separate stand alone halves, both on their own wheeled trundle system.  Easy to move and easy to store make this table a great investment.

Joola has looked after safety with this table as well. It has a 50mm metal frame and 50×50 metal undercarriage to ensure that no matter what happens your table will be supported. It also sports self-opening legs that are able to be leveled individually, ensuring a level surface no matter where you set your table up.

Conclusion
This is an excellent table tennis table for anyone looking to upgrade from a beginner table.  With its solid construction, ease of use and great consistent bounce, this table will last for years in any games room.

Best Ping Pong Table

Getting the Best Table Tennis Tables on the Market

Table tennis is one of the most popular indoor games and is quiet popular all over the globe. Table tennis can be quite a meticulous game, therefore purchasing a quality table that will provide a uniform thorough bounce is important when playing table tennis. There are many important factors that one should consider before choosing a playing table.

Stiga STS 185
Stiga sts 185

Outdoor vs Indoor Table Tennis Tables
The two major classification of tables are Indoor and Outdoor tables. There are numerous factors involved that make each type of table unique for it’s specific playing conditions. Outdoor tables are made up of a material that is designed to not fade from long hours of direct sunlight and rain. This distinction is very important when considering the type of table you should buy. Although outdoor tables are designed to not warp from harsh weather conditions, this has a direct affect on the playing surface. The surface must be re-inforced with different material that affects the bounce quality.

Indoor tables are generally built to a higher standard. The manufacturers don’t have to weather proof the table top, the wheels don’t have to be as large, and it doesn’t need to be able to move as well. That being said, the indoor tables are only suited for indoor play. Indoor tables will generally have a better and more uniform bounce than outdoor tables.

List of top ten tables tennis tables 2014:

There are a wide range of table tennis tables available on the market. The best table tennis table for 2014, recommended by advanced and world class players were chosen as one of the following:

  1. JOOLA Inside Table Tennis Table:Great table for any player but is well suited for recreational players. 500$
  2. Cornilleau Sport 500M- This table is used outdoors. The table costs somewhere around 1500$. The best outdoor table tennis table on the market.
  3. Stiga Insta Play- the Stiga Insta Play is a table which is generally used indoor. The table costs approx. Great table, quick to set up and quick to fold and put away.
  4. Butterfly Rollaway- Butterfly Rollaway is one of the best table tennis tables available for mid tier indoor tables. The table is available for 580$.
  5. Killer spin MyT5- This is a a premium table tennis table used by professional and competition level players. The cost of the table is between 700$-850$.
  6. Medal Sports- It is one of the best tables and generally costs 400$.
  7. JOOLA Atlanta Olympic- These tables are usually very expensive and are also of very high quality. The price of the table is 1500$.
  8. JOOLA Quattro- the JOOLA Quattro tables are cheaper as compared to the Atlanta Olympic model. The price is between 600$-650$.
  9. Stiga STS 420- Stiga is one of the top table tennis table producing brand.
  10. Killer spin My T-O – These tables can be used both outdoors and indoors. The price is generally between 800$-900$.

JOOLA Quattro Table Tennis Table Review

JOOLA Quattro
JOOLA Quattro

The JOOLA Quattro is a cheap Ping-pong table for recreational or beginner players. You can generally tell the quality of the Table tennis table by the surface thickness, and this table has an average sized playing surface. I’m not sure why JOOLA manufactures so many tables in the same price range, but its safe to say that the JOOLA Quattro Table Tennis table is nothing special overall. While the specifications on this table make it desirable, there are other tables that are cheaper that have the same or better qualifications:

Specifications:

  • Full-size table tennis table with affordable yet high-quality design
  • Fast 19 mm playing surface; all-metal frame and trundle system
  • Twin roller undercarriage includes wheeled support system for storage
  • Built to same workmanship standards as Joola’s high-priced brethren
  • Includes net set; stylish blue tabletop; weighs 216 pounds

Overall this table is nothing to get excited about, its just another cheap Ping-pong table designed to be a value purchase for individuals that aren’t planning to play in any competitions. There are multiple tables with similar qualifications on the market, some of them are even designed by JOOLA. The JOOLA Inside, the Stigs STS 185, and the Stiga Triumph are all great models within the same price range that would probably be a better fit than the JOOLA Quattro. That being said, this isn’t a bad table, it just isn’t good as some of the others available.

Assembly: Assembly for this table is a breeze. The table is designed to be put together in under 30 minutes. Other tables similar to this one could take up to 5 hours! Not only are they generally more difficult to be put together, but the directions are sometimes not complete, missing important steps. However this table has been commented on by past buyers describing how easy the total assembly was.

Conclusion: This table is good for recreational players or beginner Table tennis players that want a decent table that is good for having fun, but this table is not for competitions or individuals serious about getting better at Ping pong. Table tennis is a game combined of small and precise movements that depend on the individuals recognition of and anticipation of the balls movement and bounce, therefore the table you play and practice on can be a large influence in your ability to play Table tennis. Buy the right table, the table right for you.

Not The Best Mini Ping Pong Table

The Park and Sun MTT Tennis Table Review

Listed Price – 149.99

Selling price – 128.84 including free shipping

By purchasing this, you will be able to save a wholesome $21.15 which translates to 14%

Mini Ping Pong Table
Mini Ping Pong Table

 Features

  • It offers playing action just like ordinary tables
  • Has a medium density fiberboard playing surface measuring 3/8 inches and features a laminated blue-coloured top
  • Has a steel frame measuring 1 inch with a black power coat finish for protection
  • Comprises of a Velcro lock and handles for easy transportation and can be easily folded and stored.
  • Comes with 2 ball and paddles measuring 60 by 28 by 30 inches

Product Description

The Park & Sun Tennis Table is very ideal for rooms with very limited space and provides playing action similar to the one offered by regular tables but at a size less. It has an MDF (medium density fiberboard) playing surface measuring three-eighths of an inch and a laminated blue-coloured top that provides a great contrast to the traditional green-coloured tables. The steel frame diameter (one-inch) does not only give it a protective black powder finish but is also easy to fold and store. The Velcro lock and the handles facilitate easy transportation from one place to another. This stunning product  measures 60 by 28 by 30 inches – W x H x D and comes with 2 balls, 2 paddles and a net. As such the Mini Ping pong table is ideal for both adults and children and just the best when it comes to utilizing limited space.

Pros

  • It is easy to store
  • No transportation issues
  • Very light

Cons

  • The paddles are substandard

What do others say about the product?

 

Very ideal for people with limited space for play

My son wanted something special for his birthday present and he chose this one. He insisted on having it and said he would not mind keeping it in his bedroom if there was no room available elsewhere.  I knew this was going to be a challenge as there was no enough room for a ping pong table in the house. My worries were dispelled when I finally came across this and indeed, it did the trick. It is lovely and strong. It fits in our family room perfectly well and it is easy to move and store. We enjoying playing the game so much that we are contemplating making it our routine. When we ordered the product, it was delivered without additional charges and that too was an incentive to us. Highly recommend!

 

Placed 3 orders just to make sure we got something good for our son

Since a full-sized table proved too big for our son, we opted for the Park & Sun Mini Table. When we received our first order, it came with the screws in the package. We found it hard to fasten all the screws as the holes were too big and could not tighten up. The second one too came with various issues – a broken particle board with one part sitting slightly higher than the other and scratches appeared in many parts of the table. Well, it came to my understanding that this was not actually the costly table made in China and was not expecting high quality but I got exactly what was suitable for my son. Playing on this table can only be fun if you just don’t fancy its appearance. I had to return two of them. I wouldn’t recommend!

Kettler Top Star Table Tennis Table

Nobody likes to indulge in sports inside their houses for a number of reasons. First of all, the adrenaline rush a person gets when indulging in a physical activity such as games needs a wider and more open environment so that the participants are able to enjoy the activity. Secondly, it might prove to be pretty harmful and dangerous for people if they started playing indoors since precious property could be potentially damaged.

Kettler Top Star
Kettler Top Star

Ping pong might not be the most aggressive of all sports but it still needs an open environment so that people have a great time while they indulge in the activity. Fortunately, with the Kettler Outdoor Ping Pong Table, that is now possible. Read the Kettler Outdoor Ping Pong Table review to know more.

Specifications

The first thing people would like to know is if the Kettler table can resist warping. The writers are happy to confirm that the Kettler Top Star for ping pong is weatherproof (certified by ALU-Tec) and will not succumb to any damages that the weather may inflict.

Moving on, the dimensions of the table measure seven by eight inches and has an ultra-smooth top that has been specifically designed for the extra bounce needed to make the sport faster and to induce a little more kick. The low center gravity is designed especially for compact storage – a quality many ping pong table makers choose to forego. The DSL Dual Lock technology makes sure that the table does not fall apart in the middle of a game or does not open up randomly when in storage. The five and a half inch wheel casters make it very easy for the owners to shift the table around to a location of their choosing. With other tables, one usually needs two people to lift the object. Here, only one person can easily manipulate the table. The wheels are connected to the locking system too.

Price

At only seven hundred and ninety-nine dollars, one can say that the table is great foe people wanting to pursue ping pong as their actual careers and life choices. The table seems to be durable enough for that and the price seems to be quite appropriate for all that is being offered with the table. The fact that one can easily save two hundred dollars by buying it off amazon helps the deal a lot. Also, the free shipping offer on the website is basically irresistible.

Customers

While the rating of four and a half stars says a lot about the love the product is getting, there have been a few complaints about the delivery of the product and the difficulty of setting it up. However, the general feeling remains positive.

Drawbacks

While the price is quite appropriate for professionals, this is not an amount that people, looking to have some fun, would be willing to pay. So, one can say that for those people, the table is a little too expensive.

Also, delivery requires at least two to three days which is a little too long. A much quicker delivery arrangement would benefit the makers.