The Tornado Tournament 3000 Foosball Table is made by the most popular brand in the U.S. Go into any college pub and chances are they have a Tornado foosball table. Why? Tornado tables are made of the highest quality materials and have legendary durability. The high-quality hard surfaces also give Tornado lightning quick and exciting gameplay.
The T3000 table is definitely top of the line. Obviously, the stainless steel laminate gives it a striking appearance. Beyond that, the highest quality ABS counterbalanced players give you precise ball control. Player side ball returns are another cool feature you only find on the best tables.
The Tornado Tournament 3000 Foosball Table is definitely one of the more expensive tables on the market and only meant for the hardcore audience. Those who have purchased it are overwhelmingly positive.
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.
- 3 Goalie configuration
- Patented Tornado men for better ball control and passing
- Unique, high-quality bearings allow for greater control and shot blocking
- Stainless-steel laminate, bold logo graphics, and durable end protectors
- Split cabinet design with full-access top; 3/4″ Playfield
- U.S. built in Richland Hills, Texas