American Legend Charger Foosball Table

Editor rating

3/5 on November 3, 2017

User's rating

73 reviews

The American Legend Charger is a sturdily built full-size table. The 1 goalie configuration has raised corners to keep the ball in play. The 3.25″ square legs and steel crossbar keep this unit stable.  Any table in the sub-$500 range is considered entry level. This table lacks some of the higher end features like side ball returns and counterbalanced players.  Online reviews report good customer experiences. Those who bought this for a family setting were impressed with the looks, durability, and gameplay of the American Legend Charger.

Additional Features:

  • Abacus slider Scoring
  • Internal Ball Return 
  • ½” Hollow Rods with Chrome Finish
  • Cross Bar Support for Added Strength

Features To Look For When Choosing a Foosball Table

Goalie Bar: Foosball tables come in two varieties, one-goalie setups and three-goalie setups. One-goalie setups are standard in European regions. Foosball tables with one goalie will have slightly raised corners that feed the ball back into play. Single goalie tables do take a more precise style of play to succeed.
You can find three-goalie configurations in North America. The additional players on the bar can dig the ball out of the corners more quickly and lead to a faster style of play.
There is no right choice here, just a matter of preference.

Bearings: Follow along. The bars go through the holes. The bars spin in the holes. Bearings are the hidden little part between the bar and the table. They extend the life of the table and provide the smooth movement that determines the quality of play.
Bearing quality varies greatly. Bearings have what is called an ABEC rating (Annular Bearing Manufacturers Association). The ABEC ratings suitable for foosball tables are 1, 3, 5 and 7.

Rods: Foosball table rods will either be solid or hollow. The best option here is the later. Hollow rods are lighter and easier to move. They move faster and will give smoother gameplay.

Counterbalanced Players: Higher end tables have counterbalanced players. A counterbalanced player has additional weight moved toward its head. The test is to rotate the handle so that the player is horizontal. A table with counterbalanced players will stay horizontal after you let go. Counterbalance also affects gameplay. The handle rotation will be uniform and make for smoother gameplay.

Ball Returns: Ball returns can be on each end, under the goal or on each side where the players stand. Side returns require some additional plumbing. You will find them on the more expensive tables.

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