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Recommend type of balls and size
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:46:24 AM »
Hello
Iím new to this forum.
I just purchased a Evolution by Garlando table. It is used and in great shape.
I also purchased Colonel Pickles novelties tournament, 35 mm competition grip.
The balls donít move very well and I was wondering if any can recommend what type and size balls to use.
Thanks
Eddie

Re: Recommend type of balls and size
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 06:38:35 PM »
Hey Eddie... ball control is sometimes in the eye of the beholder... describe a bit more about what you are looking for in a ball.

Control when tic-tacking the ball beneath a rod (tapping the ball back and forth between men on the same rod)
Control when sliding (pushing or pulling the ball) and cradling the ball (slowing and stopping the ball on side of a man)
Control when in back pin (ball behind your rod - on goal you defend side of rod - pinned between foot and surface)
Control when in front pin (ball in front of your rod - on target goal side of rod - pinned between foot and surface)

https://shop.foosball.com/foosballs.html  has a good selection.  Tornado, Bonzini, Leonhart, Roberto Sport all have good "true/round/rolling" foosballs.  Weight and grippiness vary slightly between them.   As for what works best for your table, it may depend on your style of play.