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Hathaway Primo Foosball Soccer Table Review

The Hathaway Primo Table is the top of the line product for this manufacturer, and is made for intermediate level players, tweens, teens, and adults. The table offers an affordable entry point into the market for anyone who wants to buy their first foosball table. This is an excellent addition for any game room, family room, college dorm, or casual office. It has an appealing design and look to it, and it is sturdy enough for the rough play your kids might engage in while playing a game.

Features

  • Hathaway Primo Soccer Table, Brown, 56-InchSide cabinet panels have 1 inch solid MDF panels that are CARB certified, and have an attractive wood grain melamine finish – This means that this table will not slide, and is very stable
  • Overall dimensions 40 inches tall x 60 inches long
  • Separate large size stabilizing leg levelers with an attractive butcher block design
  • Counter balanced ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) dimpled players for improved ball control
  • 1 goalie configuration
  • Solid steel, chrome plated 5/8 inch rods and E-Z spin bearings – These stainless steel bearings won’t wear out
  • Attractive espresso colored finish
  • Well constructed box leg designed with cross support beams – Legs are made of solid wood, which guarantees a sturdy foundation for hours of playing time
  • Light weight – Approximately 140 pounds
  • Rods are made of solid steel and come with easy spin bearings
  • 4 stainless steel cup holders, very convenient for holding drinks
  • 2 high quality foosballs
  • Automatic puck / ball return
  • Solid 1″ thick table design
  • Cushion gripped handles
  • Glossy green melamine field is attractive, and the soccer field graphics look authentic
  • Brown and green home and away teams – These colors are unique, since red and blue are the traditional colors used on foosball tables
  • 11 players per team
  • 46″ long
  • Telescopic rods
  • The scoring tabs and the end zones have nice looking chrome accents
  • Directions are included

What we like

  • Hathaway Primo Soccer Table, Brown, 56-InchInexpensive mid-level foosball table with a realistic pro-like feel
  • Good family playing table
  • Assembles with an Allen wrench
  • High quality dual manual slide score counters
  • Stylish look and easy leveling, and will not warp over time
  • Looks nice enough to use in your living room
  • The one-goalie feature – This makes the game even more challenging than American made foosball sets which are equipped with 3 goalies
  • Ball returns are on the sides – This gives the table a higher quality feel
  • Counterbalanced men – This feature is usually seen on more expensive tables and will be appreciated by more experienced players. It prevent you from having your own own players block the ball while you are trying to score
  • Department store level quality
  • The table leg adjustable feet gives you a percentage of height adjustment of two inches, and at the same time gives you a level playing surface
  • Does not look like it belongs in a child’s room or an arcade
  • Knobs and players are nicely balanced and well crafted

What we don’t like

  • Assembly time is long – 3 to 4 hours
  • Item is mostly compressed wood, and some panels aren’t 100% perfectly aligned
  • Reviews show that many parts are cracked or incorrectly drilled and had to be altered or returned immediately upon arrival – Tables also arrived missing hardware
  • Players are made of plastic as are the bearings – It’s preferable to have these made of metal, since they experience a lot of force during play
  • Screws loosen relatively often and must be re-tightened
  • Quality of the plastic used to make the players is bad
  • Slopes on corner ramps could be steeper
  • Underpinning wood components and side panels are considerably weaker than the same parts in a more expensive table
  • MDF panels will crack if there’s intensive use
  • Only 2 balls come with the product – You’ll need to buy extra
  • The inner construction of this table won’t hold up to extended active play

Best suited for

  • Home use
  • Beginners, teens, tweens, and intermediate player adults

Not so great for

  • Those people without good assembly skills
  • Professional players

Hathaway Primo Soccer Table, Brown, 56-Inch

The verdict

The Hathaway Primo Soccer Table is a fairly good product for the price, and is suitable both for intermediate players and beginners. The solid steel rods are good for this level, since they make the game a bit slower in comparison to the hollow rods used by tournament level players. This will be a welcome addition to any playroom, den, living room, gaming room, office, or man’s hangout.

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