Garlando G-5000 Foosball Table and It’s Features
This Garlando unit is the top-of-the-line of the Garlando foosball tables belonging to the Evolution line. It is an elegant table, to say the least, boasting a classical yet sophisticated design. The table is made from multiple layers of high-quality plywood, about an inch and a quarter thick, and is coated with a plastic laminate for more durability and protection. To support the table, it has slanting legs made from thick, lacquered beechwood offering optimum stability. The adjustable leveler helps achieve a perfect height and level playing table. Playing foosball is highly competitive, and the steel bars must be sturdy enough for prolonged use. The G-5000 has them. The bars are made from high-stress resistance steel, which is further reinforced with anti-rust coating in chrome. It prevents them from bending and maintains its shape.
Each of these bars is attached to the cabinet with ball bearings in nylon material. Another great feature is the steel ball bearings that significantly improve the foosball table’s performance and reduce the strain on the player’s wrist. Each of these bars has wooden inserts and plastic handles for a better grip. The playing field has silk-screen prints, and the goals have felt covers to reduce noise and prevent the ball from chipping.
In terms of design, the Garlando G-5000 is an improvement of its predecessors. It is designed as the top of its class, and since it’s made in Italy, you expect nothing less. The whole game table does not look bulky as it is not solidly built and interspersed with slants and curves. I love the color combination of black and gray, which gives it a professional look. The metal components are not only built into its legs but on the bearings and steel rods as well, while the rest are predominantly made from wood.
The playing field is the centerpiece of this contraption, and it does not disappoint in aesthetics. Its surface has a glossy and non-reflective sanded glass with a plastic laminate. To mimic the look of a football field, the white lines are printed into the green background and covered with a top layer. The ball glides effortlessly across the surface to your satisfaction.
The players in this foosball table are made from durable plastic, with each of the hollow rods made to stand the stress, and the steel roller bearings all contribute to the ease of playing on the Garlando G-5000. The bearings are specifically designed to reduce stress on the wrist and provide better control of the rods while playing. While it is made to handle a stressful game of foosball, you have to remember, though, that this table is designed by Europeans who play their games with more technicality than brute force. Using aggressive and rough play won’t work. It will only make the ball jump out of the table.
What you need when playing on the Garlando G-5000 Foosball Table is better to control, to keep the ball on the table, and in play. Another critical feature that I’ve noticed in this foosball table is that the players aren’t counterbalanced. The weight of the head is not equal to those of the toes, which matters a lot to professional players. It makes it hard to play by yourself because the player will not stay in horizontal positions.
The Italians are known for their craftsmanship and durability. This Garlando G-5000 Foosball Table has these characteristics. The cabinet is made from multi-layer plywood with plastic laminate, which means that this foosball is ready for tough games. Adding to that is the stress-resistant hollow rod-reinforced with chrome plating for durability. The legs are made from slanting beech wood. Extreme care with pushing and shoving, though, because the 175 pounds table is a lot to carry. Even the rods are made with care as it is made from plastic for a comfortable grip and prevents perspiration. The players are constructed with unbreakable plastic too, and the rods have steel bearings to maneuver easily.
- Looks sophisticated and elegant
- Made to withstand stress
- Easy to control hollow rods
- Smooth playing area
- Plastic players are not counterbalanced
- Q: How much space do you need for a foosball table?
A: The main space requirement for the foosball table is to have a space larger than the actual table. You need to have enough room to move the rods freely and for the players to move safely.
- Q: Can I take the foosball table outside during sunny days?
A: it is not advisable to take your indoor foosball tables outside because it does not have enough protection from sunlight. It will make the surfaces and other parts of the table prone to warping.
- Q: What is the difference between solid rods and hollow rods in terms of play?
A: Hollow rods are more preferred because they spin a lot faster, and you can generate more power in your shots with them. It can also make you react quicker to the moves and attacks of your opponent.