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General Chat / Re: Need a little help
« Last post by ShopTeacher on Yesterday at 09:12:21 AM »
They do return to the side of the person that just scored... at least on the Youth Development Table (which Im almost positive is the same as the elite). Its set up like that for practice reasons... two people can practice/warm up on the 5/3 bars at the same time. If you have any woodworking tools/skill set you can modify the ramp system to flip the return to the other side. 

Another option - get an old tournament soccer table on FB or CL for like $100. It doesnt play quite like a Tornado but if you like playing oddball games it might not matter that much if all you want is the fast paced multiball chaotic format.  Tornado does not offer a table that meets all your needs.
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General Chat / Re: Need a little help
« Last post by Digoxin on April 07, 2020, 08:39:39 PM »
Yes, I see the conversion kits and can readily do that. No problema.

But I understand the dual side ball returns on the elite go to the wrong side, i.e. they go to the side of the person who just scored. That makes it very hard to play our favorite game- two ball.

Can anyone with an Elite verify if that is true? Because if it is it looks like I'm stuck with nothing better than a sport with a conversion kit.

And yes, I've been playing on a table with a 3 man goalie (an older whirlwind) for the last 6 months. I still don't like them. I much prefer ramps and a single goalie.
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General Chat / Re: Need a little help
« Last post by ShopTeacher on April 07, 2020, 07:56:10 PM »
https://shop.foosball.com/1gocokit.html
These are not specifically for Tornado but I sure would work just fine.

https://shop.foosball.com/tornado-t3000.html
Says available in one or three man goalie configurations.
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General Chat / Re: Need a little help
« Last post by ShopTeacher on April 07, 2020, 05:29:10 PM »
You can get plastic ramps for the corners and stoppers to replace the wingers on the goalie row. I also used to be bothered by the 3 man goalie but it fades very quickly and I learned to actually like the three man goalie even more. Tornado does sell an single man goalie but you probably wont find a used one.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0HEOKd-VEM -this guy has the set up but plays with plastic plastic soccer balls so I dont think he has a ton of foos cred
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General Chat / Need a little help
« Last post by Digoxin on April 07, 2020, 03:16:05 PM »
I'd like to get a very high quality table, but I have a couple of apparently unusual requirements.
# 1 I'd like one goalie with ramped corners. I'm sick of balls bouncing off the two side goalies into the goal.
# 2 I'd like EITHER end ball returns or dual side ball returns, but not a single side ball return.

The Tornado T 1000 can't do # 2
The Tornado Elite and Sport can do # 2 but apparently can't do # 1.
The Tornado Classic can't do either.

What do you recommend?
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General Chat / Re: Help identifying a blue top quarter million dollar table.
« Last post by Kg862c on April 06, 2020, 11:55:09 PM »
Upload the photos to a free pic-hosting website (Picasa, Photobucket, etc.). Then post the link to the photos here.
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General Chat / Re: Help identifying a blue top quarter million dollar table.
« Last post by Freedomwb19 on April 06, 2020, 11:35:00 PM »
How do I add photos
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General Chat / Re: Help identifying table
« Last post by alaskan thunder on April 06, 2020, 01:46:02 PM »
Pics are needed to get any answers to your question.
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General Chat / Re: Help identifying a blue top quarter million dollar table.
« Last post by Kg862c on April 05, 2020, 08:35:01 AM »
I was reading your post and thought I had read some thing about this before. Most of the green tops were the 1/4 million game. Sounds like your table might be kinda rare. Here is the post:It's cool that you posted this. Seeing several versions of the TS tables brings back some old memories. From a collectible standpoint, the green top Quarter Million tables are the oldest and generally rarest of the 3 colors. The blue top that has the brown top (men with hats) solid color men shows what some people did when the newer color (TS changed color patterns every 2-3 years, and were only around for 7) brown top came out. Instead of buying a new brownie, they just replaced the men and handles (the brown tops had the fat, oversized handles) on the blue top (maybe even some older greenies) to stay current with what was being used at tournaments. Also, one of the rarest combinations to find would be a blue top with a quarter million dollar logo on it as the newer million dollar logo was introduced shortly after the blue top came out and a few blues had the older logo. With the heavy solid rods and many other differences, they play nothing like a Tornado, but if you have room and want to try something that is still fun, and old TS at a good price is a good option.
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General Chat / Re: Help identifying a blue top quarter million dollar table.
« Last post by mickpick63 on April 05, 2020, 07:44:24 AM »
Hello FreedomWB19,  Is it a "Coin-Op" table?.  There are some of us that grew up on those tables, me personally for one, so it all depends who is interested in buying it.
I have restored a few TS table in my time, mainly "Coin-Ops", and have sold them for way more than $100-$150.
Would you have any pictures that you could share?  I would be interested in seeing it.

Your Friend In Foos,

Mickpick63
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