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Converting a coin-operated Tornado foosball table to free play
« on: February 13, 2023, 04:31:53 PM »
I just purchased a Tornado Foosball table (it's a coin-operated model with a brown marble color) and I'd like to set it to free play. It has a "ESD" coin slot with four coin opening, two of which have black spacers/blanks. What size spacers/blanks fit here and can I just insert those to avoid inserting quarters going forward - or is there an easier method to do so?

Re: Converting a coin-operated Tornado foosball table to free play
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2023, 12:21:25 PM »
You can add two more blanks..cheap enough. I added blanks since they came with the table i bought. You may be able to remove piece that blocks slide until quarters are inserted...?  It has been quite a few years since i looked at coin mech that closely. Some would tell you to just remove "ready ramp"  and block ball track but then you have to reach farther into table. The balls dropping on a tornado table is part of the experience in my opinion :)  so i do not like that approach.   

Re: Converting a coin-operated Tornado foosball table to free play
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2023, 05:33:05 PM »
You can add two more blanks..cheap enough. I added blanks since they came with the table i bought. You may be able to remove piece that blocks slide until quarters are inserted...?  It has been quite a few years since i looked at coin mech that closely. Some would tell you to just remove "ready ramp"  and block ball track but then you have to reach farther into table. The balls dropping on a tornado table is part of the experience in my opinion :)  so i do not like that approach.


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Re: Converting a coin-operated Tornado foosball table to free play
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2023, 03:34:52 AM »
I just purchased a Tornado Foosball table (it's a coin-operated model with a brown marble color) and I'd like to set it to free play. It has a "ESD" coin slot with four coin opening, two of which have black spacers/blanks. What size spacers/blanks fnf fit here and can I just insert those to avoid inserting quarters going forward - or is there an easier method to do so?
If you don't have access to the manual or manufacturer's information, you can try measuring the dimensions of the coin slot openings on your table. Use a ruler or calipers to measure the width and height of the coin slot openings. This information can help you find suitable spacers or blanks that fit securely.

Re: Converting a coin-operated Tornado foosball table to free play
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2023, 02:47:36 AM »
I just purchased a Tornado Foosball table (it's a coin-operated model with a brown marble color) and I'd like to set it to free play. It has a "ESD" coin slot with four coin opening, two of which have black spacers/blanks. What size spacers/blanks fit here and can I just insert those to avoid inserting quarters going forward - or is there an easier method to do so? incredibox
Congratulations on your Tornado Foosball table purchase! Converting a coin-operated model to free play is a common desire among foosball enthusiasts. The black spacers/blanks you're referring to are typically used to disable coin operation and enable free play.

Re: Converting a coin-operated Tornado foosball table to free play
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2023, 11:34:13 PM »
I just purchased a Tornado Foosball table (it's a coin-operated model with a brown marble color) and I'd like to set it to free play. It has a "ESD" coin slot with four coin opening, two of which have black spacers/blanks. What size spacers/blanks fit here and can I just insert those to avoid inserting quarters going forward - or is there an easier method to do so?
Tornado Foosball table is so great. I also want to buy it. And, sorry, Iím not sure about the size of the spacers/blanks for your ESD coin slot.