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General Chat / Re: Connecticut Foos
« Last post by bonanzaman on December 27, 2022, 11:56:11 AM »
Would love to get a group together in Connecticut to play at least once a week, possibly at different locations.  I don't care about the skill level.  I've posted prior, the 3-4 people I play with on weds just want to learn.  We are 3 month players and have been playing on Tornado.  All of us vaccinated, which I know matters to some, especially to my wife.  Let me know. Happy mothers day

Side Note: Alot of rock and hip hop down in the basement, all eras!!!!!!!!
If we are going to be friends, i'm going to keep your secrets and your going to keep mine. Those are ALWAYS the rules

Did ya'll get a game going?

Monroe CT
General Chat / Re: Connecticut
« Last post by bonanzaman on December 27, 2022, 11:53:59 AM »
Sliders in plainville pre covid had a tornado.  OEC brewery in oxford has a kick table i believe. OEC is a sour only brewery which i dont like so when my wife wants to go, ill play alittle foos
Hi, are people still playing there?
Love to find players here in CT.

Monroe CT
General Chat / Re: Reactivated post: CT Foosball? Anyone?
« Last post by bonanzaman on December 27, 2022, 10:21:40 AM »
Still trying to get some organization around all of CT's foosball players.
Please post your interest and I'll try to plan a meet-up.

Berlin, CT

Hi Paul,
I'm in CT too and looking to play.
Please let me know if you're getting anything going.

Monroe CT
General Chat / Re: Dynamo tension rods
« Last post by RhythmMachine on December 12, 2022, 05:59:27 PM »
Hey everybody. I recently acquired an older Dynamo foosball table (early-mid 80s I think) that is in need of complete restoration. Most parts seem easy to find, but my question is regarding the tensioning rods. The previous owner took everything apart, and I have no idea how to the tension rods work/get reinstalled. If anyone can inpart some of their knowledge on me I would appreciate it.

I realize this post is very old but I just got back into foosball after many years and purchased a vintage Dynamo coin-op table for my family, so I've been reading back through the forum to see if there's anything interesting to learn. Seems unlikely that the original poster is still looking for an answer for this, but I'll provide a bit of info in case anyone comes looking later.

My table has two tension rods (almost like truss rods) that run side-to-side, under the playing field surface. If you remove the drawer with the ball-return mechanism, you can see them running under the field surface, across the table like the rods. One end of each tension rod is terminated in a bolt (not sure of the diameter) and the other end has a locking nut, which I believe is the same size. I just tightened them to be firm to reinforce the overall table integrity. Not sure how much impact they have, but I believe my table was made in the 90's and it was within about 1/16" of being completely flat and square (assuming my floor is perfect).
General Chat / Re: Tornado Table Alternate Logo?
« Last post by alaskan thunder on December 08, 2022, 04:24:21 PM »
Yes, base model Tornados from the ear have a different logo.
Rules Questions / Re: 5-3 question.....
« Last post by bolt115 on December 08, 2022, 04:00:09 PM »
Just complete the lateral "opening sequence"   then you can shoot
Rules Questions / Re: 5-3 question.....
« Last post by wozment22 on December 08, 2022, 08:34:11 AM »
but just cannot shoot from the 5 Bar during the opening sequence, or the kickoff? or just have to complete the opening sequence first?
Rules Questions / Re: 5-3 question.....
« Last post by ShopTeacher on December 06, 2022, 07:33:16 PM »
You can shoot from the 5 bar as well. Cannot pass a stopped ball but can shoot a stopped ball. Three touch rule before forwarding the ball, only two wall touches (leeway for to get the ball off the wall), ready protocol... etc. You have 10 sec on 5 bar and 15 sec on 3 bar/defense rods. You seem to be correct with your assessment in your question. 

Once on 3 bar... nowhere to pass to... time to shoot. Passing rules do not apply.
General Chat / Re: Tornado classic used - is this a good buy?
« Last post by ShopTeacher on December 06, 2022, 07:28:52 PM »
700 is too high. 350-450 would be more reasonable if in good shape. It's not a split bearing table so it's a job to remove the rods, clean bearings, and replace broken guys.
Rules Questions / Re: 5-3 question.....
« Last post by bolt115 on December 06, 2022, 11:37:06 AM »    the link is for current ITSF rules...  I suggest reading through rule book, of course that will probably lead to more questions :)   
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