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General Chat / Re: Looking to buy a used Bonzini B90 or Rene Pierre Foosball table
« Last post by mweber6 on March 29, 2019, 12:24:50 PM »
I have a mint condition Bonzini B90 home model. Not really looking to sell but if the price is right I could part with it. feel free to email me.
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General Chat / Re: Used free table
« Last post by alaskan thunder on March 26, 2019, 03:38:26 PM »
Wow Jim, I have never heard that one, but I guess it makes sense. Sounds like this might be a good test case.
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General Chat / Looking to buy a used Bonzini B90 or Rene Pierre Foosball table
« Last post by JAMENA on March 26, 2019, 11:28:26 AM »
Hello Guys....New to the forum. Im looking to buy a used Foosball table either Bonzini B90 or Rene Pierre.  If you know of any one who has it on sale let me know please.
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General Chat / Re: Used free table
« Last post by JimWaterman on March 25, 2019, 09:04:41 PM »
Would you believe... a HOT IRON?
Remove the rod for better access to the playfield... ironing the playfield can get that adhesive/glue beneath laminate to warm up and re-adhere it to the MDF base!    Iron it.. and place a heavy weight on it while it cools!    Share your results!
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General Chat / Re: Purchased a Grey Marble Coin Op
« Last post by JimWaterman on March 25, 2019, 09:00:46 PM »
... My table currently has the old style plastic handles... is it worth upgrading to the newer plastic handles if leave wraps on all my handles?
Nah... save your funds for new balls or new wraps.  Plastic handles are the same shape... so if covered with wraps you won't notice!
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General Chat / Re: Purchased a Grey Marble Coin Op
« Last post by ShopTeacher on March 24, 2019, 05:51:39 PM »
Thanks Alaskan Thunder. Pulled the handles off and the rods have the indent drill marks 3/4"  from the handle pin hole on all 8 rods. I did go back and find the description of the Merkel rods from BBtuna after my original post, he states that regular rods have that mark 1/2" from the pin hole and Merkels are 3/4" from the pinhole. I have replaced the white trim with clear trim and replaced the men on the shooting rods with the newer style guy. My table currently has the old style plastic handles... is it worth upgrading to the newer plastic handles if leave wraps on all my handles?
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General Chat / Used free table
« Last post by Mandoon on March 23, 2019, 08:18:03 PM »
I received a used storm ll a couple weeks ago...it has been neglected and forgotten in a storage unit for several years... after several hours of cleaning and silicone, and some new balls it plays like new, with the exception of the playing surface. It has lost adhesion to the wood below, around both goals out to the 3 man. Is there an easy fix to this, with out tearing this bitch apart? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
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General Chat / Re: Purchased a Grey Marble Coin Op
« Last post by alaskan thunder on March 18, 2019, 10:59:09 AM »
IIRC Merkel rods have a small indentation under the handle. You can't tell by looking at the rod without taking off the handle. Merkel rods are great, never had to replace one in almost 15 years of heavy play with my old table.
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General Chat / Purchased a Grey Marble Coin Op
« Last post by ShopTeacher on March 17, 2019, 05:23:33 PM »
Wondering if you can help identify the year of manufacture and if I have the Merkel rods or not. Its not a 30th Anniversary because the play field does not say "Product of Valley". I have a serial number if it helps. It also has the short-lived has the plastic handles. Do the Merkel rods look different in color or have a different wall thickness or something like that?.

From BBTuna:
Grey Marble - 2004 to end of 2006 beginning 2007
Different playing surface than the 30th
Earliest versions had mix of men but were consistent with Merkel rods but less than a year in they had gone back to the original man and all Merkel rods...this was the best of the Grey Marbles...good playing solid table

Handles went from shape which was well known and long running to wood with deeper dip, then to plastic with less dip, which was soundly rejected and short-lived, back to the original wood less dip

Rod - Part way through the life of this version Tornado dropped Merkel because they thought the rod was too expensive and went with an imported heat-treated rod...still better than the original rod but nothing near as good as the Merkel rods (Merkel is the last name of the person making them...made here in the US just for this application...Warrior is considering this in coming competition models)

Merkel rod side thought:    How good is this rod?  Played on a Brown Marble bar table which saw much non-fooser abuse...every bar table with non-merkel rods is going to have a bent 2 rod, just a matter of time and eventually the 3 rod as well...the owner of this table, without knowing it, replaced the 2 rods with Merkel and we played on that table for OVER 2 YEARS without the 2 rods ever bending...need I say more?
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General Chat / Rene Pierre handles
« Last post by jss on March 14, 2019, 12:45:38 PM »
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fy1B7LvoB4L24kkLA
Rene Pierre foosball handles, 14 and 15mm left hand threads, or other. 8647107878. Thanks
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