We’re looking at foosball tables in the budget conscious price range so top quality tables aren’t located here. However, this table is at the upper end of the budget range that we are including in this section, so it is worth serious consideration as a family table because the price is very attractive.
The Atomic Pro is a reasonably good table for the money. It is ideal for young children and teenagers who like the game and want to play regularly. The table is quite well built and looks good. However, it is only really suitable for light play. It is not built for a regular aggressive playing style. The construction simply isn’t strong enough. Treated well with gentler style of play the table may well last several years.
It has a thin laminate playing surface fixed onto a ½” MDF base. This produces a flat level playing surface with a fast and true ball roll. Players are solid and well-made and are fixed securely to strengthened hollow steel rods with shaped handles for a firm grip. The hollow rods have a light feel which is ideal for younger children and teens. Sides have a buffer which helps produce continuous play.
The Atomic Pro Force has strong legs with built-in levelers for easy adjustment if the table is placed on uneven surfaces. Weighing-in at over 100lbs it is a solid and stable table.
A simple abacus style scoring counter is included and the ball returns are at the ends, behind each goal which some people prefer.
It looks good – wood finish and modern looking black legs. It’s a smaller sized table (4’8” x 2’51/2 ”) so it really is a starter table for younger players.
Look, we believe in being up front and honest about all the tables we review on Table Game World. There are some features which any potential buyer should be aware of. The table is imported from China. The overall design, component quality and manufacture are not as good as other tables priced a little higher
As with all lightweight tables, the fixings simply will not withstand continuous heavy usage. It is made from light MDF which is 1” thick but not the best quality. Continuous heavy usage will cause wear, loosening and wobbling of the legs and possibly splitting of the cabinet. The MDF is unsealed so will soak up moisture like a sponge so it mustn’t be used outdoors and interior moisture from central heating systems and kitchens / bathrooms will also provide unwanted moisture.
Some buyers have reported that the table is not easy to assemble. Also the rods will bend out of shape if used roughly.
Serious players would be advised to spend a little more to get a tougher, heavier and sturdier table.
Verdict: for the price – a good table which will produce many hours of happy playing time. This table is for beginners, younger children and teenagers. There are better, stronger tables but they cost more.
Don’t expect it to last 10 years – it won’t. Nonetheless a good table that will produce hours of fun for everyone.