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One Man Goalie Foosball Tables
There are basically two types of Foosball Table, those that have one goalie (Single Goalie), in the center, and those that have three goalies (Multiple Goalie) on the back line. Different people have their own preference for the type of table they prefer. But if you are serious about your Foosball, then you should become a used to playing on both multiple, and one man goalie foosball tables.
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Apart from the clear difference in the number of goalies, the One Man Goalie Foosball Table has sloped corners. If the ball goes to a corner, it will roll back into play. A single goalie cannot get right into the corners which is why the slope is needed. There is no need for sloped corners in the multiple goalie system, as there is nowhere on the pitch a player cannot reach the ball.
Most people do not realize that on a multiple goalie table, only the center player can block a shot on goal. The outside two goalies do not have the range to cover the goal. It is really one goalie, and two players to get the balls out of the corners.
The single/multiple goalie system, is the reason that the number of men on a foosball table is sometimes quoted as 22 and 26. The two extra goalies on each side boost the number of men by 4. It also explains why when you buy a full set of new men for your table, you have “spares” if your table has the one goalie setup.
History Of The Single Goalie Foosball Table
One Man Goalie Foosball Tables were really the only ones that were available 20 or 30 years ago. I believe it was Tornado that initially released the multiple goalie system. There were two reasons that this happened
1) The sloped corners of the Single Goalie Table meant the ball could fly off the table. This did not happen very often, but it was the reason given. 2) It is cheaper to add multiple goalies to the back line, than it is to make a playing surface that is curved at the corners.
One Man Goalie Foosball Tables Usage Today
Single Goalie Tables are still not uncommon today. Some manufacturers still make this type of table. Also, the top quality tables of 20 years ago are still around today, as the build quality of these old tables are excellent. A lot of skilled players prefer the single goalie system. Conversely, casual player tend to think that the multiple goalie system is more fun. The Multiple goalie system is most used in The USA. In Europe, and England (Where I am from) you very rarely get professional quality tables with multiple goalies. They are almost all One Man Goalie setups
So which type of table should be used in Competitions and Tournaments? The real answer is either! Competitions are played on both Single Goalie and the multiple setups. So if you prefer the one man goalie, make sure you check, and enter the right competitions
Single Goalie Foosball Table – Conversion Kit
There are conversion kits available to convert some of the multiple goalie, to the one goalie tables. You should never cut or break the men off as this could leave you with an unbalanced rod.
How To Convert To A One Man Goalie Foosball Table
1. Find out if a conversion kit exists for your table, and buy one 2. Detach the three players that are currently on the goal rod. 3. Slide the rod out slightly and take the loosened men off. 4. Put the rubber stopper on the far end rod 5. Put the goalie on to the bar in the middle (facing the right way) 6. Put the second stopper on the far end of the bar. 7. Do the same for the second side 8. Attach the four sloped corner pieces to each corner with something like double sided tape, or whatever the instructions recommend using.
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BUILT FOR COMPETITIVE PLAY - This football game table is built with a thick commercial-grade split cabinet that can withstand the toughest and most intense play. Patented rubber bumpers, players, and rods, eight-sided molded handle with non-slip surface for enhanced comfort and grip as well as end protectors to help preserve laminate edges. Assembled Dimensions: 56 L x 30 W (70 inches including rods) x 36 H inches / Weight: 355 pounds
CONVENIENT DESIGN AND GAMEPLAY - The single goalie setup matched the patented Tornado counterbalanced players with redesigned player foot for more precise ball control. Featuring 4 easily adjustable leg levelers and solid legs for convenience and stability. Also, includes 1.63-inch side walls and a new ball drop approved for tournament play. Moreover, the table is designed with a thick chrome-plated, hollow steel rods that are heat treated in order to provide added strength and smoothest play.
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CERTIFIED TOURNAMENT PLAY GAME TABLE - The official game table of Tornado National Tour and Tornado National Foosball League, as well as the International Table Soccer Foundation.
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FAST AND EASY ASSEMBLY - Can be assembled in approximately 25 mins with one simple tool. Delivered to your doorstep.
PRO QUALITY FOOSBALL TABLE - Counter balanced foosball men w/split bearings for faster and smoother shots. Excellent ball control and ability to any shot.
SOLID DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - Improved Pro style ball return system where the ball is channeled to the center of the table without hoses. Assembled men on rods making it faster to complete construction. Swivel foot levelers making it easier to level on any surface.
KEEPING PLAYERS SAFE - Rod Guard system for the protections of kid and adults. Helps prevent accidental injury for fast moving rods.
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT TABLE - Recognized by USTSF & ITSF organizations. Weighs 200 lbs. making this ideal for all level players. This is not a toy. Measures 56" L x 30" W x 36"H
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