Garlando F5 Home Foosball Table
Designed primarily for home use, the F5 is a low cost, simple, great fun foosball table for all the family. It has a traditional ‘American’ style design with straight legs, further strengthened by supporting stretcher beams to stop the legs splitting. Solid bars ensure a long life as do the plastic players, screwed onto the bars. A green melamine laminate playing area offers fast play.
Whilst the solid bars allow for fast fun and will last a long time, they are what’s also known as ‘through the table’ bars. This means that when a player one side thrusts the bar forward to allow his player to get the ball, it pushes the end of the bar right through the other side of the table. This can be dangerous if you have young, or indeed excitable children around and can cause eye or groin injury. However, please do bear in mind that this is by no means exclusive to Garlando and many lower cost foosball tables feature the same setup – just please be aware of this before buying.
Melamine play areas whilst fast when new, are less controllable than sanded glass or vinyl. Also plastic players and plastic balls also allow for a fun fast game, but so too tend to offer less control. Whilst this may be of no issue to kids playing the table, adults may lose interest rather rapidly. Also do bear in mind that the Garlando F5 (and again, others in this price bracket) don’t feature sloping corners which can mean balls get stranded in the corners and have to be taken out and re-served.
If you want a fun, low cost option for keeping 8-10 year olds amused for a good few hours each day, with possibly roping dad in possibly two or three times a week, then the Garlando F5 is a more than worthy choice. however if you have older children and/or want to include adults in the fun, then we would suggest a table with more controllable features
How does it play?
The F5 features a melamine play area with plastic players and plastic balls. This means it will play fast, but not provide as much control as a French style table
Is the F5 Durable?
Yes, we believe when taken as a whole, Garlando’s F5 home foosball table is a pretty durable piece of kit. Of course, it’s designed for home use so if you were hoping to save some money in a commercial location, you may be a little disappointed.
Is it good value for money?
Well let’s put it this way, it costs less than £200 including delivery and VAT. It’s a pretty robust football table and it’s fun to play on for kids and adults, so yes, we think it is pretty good value
- Age Suitability: 8+
- Assembly Required: Yes
- Care Required: Not suitable for young children due to small parts and the risk of choking
- Delivery Info: Shipping included for most of UK. Click here for more
|Warranty||2yr Manufacturer replacement parts|
|Length||136cm / 54 inches|
|Width||110cm / 43 inches|
|Height||85cm / 33 inches|
|Weight||42 kg / 93 lbs|