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General Chat / Re: Trying to ID This Tornado model
« Last post by MalikyeMoon on Yesterday at 08:29:27 PM »
Since I can't locate an attachment option from this mobile browser here is a link to the table in question:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/tag/d/lisle-tornado-foosball-table/7163342167.html
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General Chat / Trying to ID This Tornado model
« Last post by MalikyeMoon on Yesterday at 08:24:19 PM »
This is a home model from the original TX locatiom before Dynamo purchased.  It has grey marbled laminate, but end ball drains.  Does not appear to align with any of the legacy models and I've looked and looked...

Can anyone ID this?

Probably picking up a Brown Marble coin op tomorrow, but was still reviewing some local alternatives.  I was offered a sweet deal on a vintage Dynamo gold medal (super solid) non coin op grey marble, and all black dynamo gold coin opp, and a Tornado storm 2.

I recently sold our vintage Premier Soccer table (all hardwood, balanced men, side returns, butcher block laminate, yel/tan men w crosshatch feet).  Really looking forward to the upgrade.

The brown marble is going to suck to get into the basement, but I believe that hinged top and the legs are removable.

Photos of this legacy Tornado grey marbles home version attached if anyone knows.

Thanks guys!


After hours and hours
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Thank you for the thoughts.  I'm champing at the bit, but I'll wait a week or two to see if either a tornado or a TS turns up on craigslist.  I know the TS isn't the preferred choice, but it's what I'm used to and would save me quite a bit!  haha.  I've never heard about the goals, so thank you for that as well. 

If nothing appears, I'll order the Warrior which will immediately cause the universe to hurl dozens of Tornados and TS tables onto Craigslist within 20 miles of my house.  haha.

Thanks again!
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TS tables are always for sale on CL or FB in my area. Usually between $50-300. Watch for blown out goals (goal posts destroyed), it seems to be a frequent problem after the trim breaks off the goal. Everyone else here says do not get a Kick, go with Warrior if buying new and refusing to transition to Tornado.


Even though you never plan to play in a tourney, you may want to broaden your competition pool and any foos clubs in your area most likely play on Tornado. Also, if your boys really like it and do want to play competitively some day, you would be pointing them in the right direction with a Tornado. Good luck!
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Hey all

I watched foosballers on espn and it's gotten me back into foosball a little...  First off, I thought I used to be pretty good before I watched the movie, but I now realize how terrible I was, and I'm a LOT worse now.  haha. 

Long story short:
-  I prefer a 1 man goalie
-  I'll never play in tournaments
-  I'd like to get something soon (my boys just played their first "competitive" game and I don't want to lose that momentum)
-  Almost my entire foosball career has taken place on a black top Tournament Soccer - Million Dollar Game table (which I prefer to my friends new Tornado T-3000 table.  I get that's sacrilege, but my brother likes the Tournament Soccer table better as well, as he still owns it.  Interestingly, my friend prefers the Tournament Soccer table as well.  He just asked for the "best table" and they sent him the Tornado.  haha.  I totally understand that our preference speaks to our age, lack of ability, and unwillingness to change and not the actual quality of the tables.  If we were better, younger, and more open to change I have no doubt we'd much prefer the Tornado!)
-  Just to do my due diligence, there are no Tornados in my area under 1k.  There was one for $500 but it was missing the stickers and scoring apparatus (which doesn't effect game play, but I didn't want a 5 hour round trip to find out that it'd been beaten up too).  Plus, it appears to have just disappeared anyway.
-  There are a couple of Harvard, Carrom Burr, Atomic Gladiator, SportCraft, etc. type tables from $200-400.
-  I thought I heard Dynamo was supposed to be pretty good and this is not too, too far away (but, man, I'd rather not drive that far unless it's amazing)  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/for/d/san-francisco-foosball-table-solid/7167663596.html

My research makes it seem like the Warrior might be the right table for me, but I don't know.  The Kick table has higher reviews on Amazon and is $200 cheaper.  Am I bad enough that I might just enjoy any old table on craigslist?  Based on what I've mentioned, do you guys have a suggestion for me?  If I did go with a Warrior, do they still have the blemish versions available?  I couldn't find anything recent about those.  I do hope to play this a decent amount for the next 5 years or so, but can't imagine we'll put nearly the abuse on it that the old, black top Tournament Soccer has taken so well...

Thanks in advance!
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General Chat / Re: Looking to buy a table
« Last post by Quirkyd on August 01, 2020, 10:11:43 AM »
I also don't recommend buying a kick, you can buy great deals from time to time in fb marketplace and craigslist.
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General Chat / Re: Looking to buy a table
« Last post by ShopTeacher on July 29, 2020, 09:02:15 AM »
If you want a table right now, get a Warrior. If you can wait, a Tornado will pop up for sale, keep looking. They are not as popular in my area either and there are none for sale within 200 miles but usually once a month they appear, more in the spring. Have you posted an "in search of..." on Facebook MP?
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General Chat / Re: Looking to buy a table
« Last post by snowslydder on July 28, 2020, 11:38:47 PM »
only found one and it is a coin op for 1050$
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General Chat / Re: Looking to buy a table
« Last post by alaskan thunder on July 28, 2020, 06:52:38 PM »
Dont buy a Kick, trust me.

A warrior will do but its hard for me to believe that you cant find a tornado somewhere near you.

I buy and resell a table every few months and have never had to drive more than a hour or so to pick one up. I've probably bought 40-50 over the years and there is always some form of a tornado for sale within a few hours of me. I see 7 right now just with a quick facebook search.

Check facebook marketplace, letgo, and craigslist for anywhere within 2 hours of you and one will eventually pop up.
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General Chat / Re: Looking to buy a table
« Last post by snowslydder on July 27, 2020, 12:21:26 AM »
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