- Traditional Foosball balls
- Cork Foosball balls
- Textured Foosball balls
- Smooth Foosball balls
Some foosball ball manufacturers will give you the advantage of choice in their packaging of these balls. Packages are available with as many as 11 different foosballs to try; with this package, you are able to decide what is most comfortable to you for play.
Foosball Rods and Rod Bumpers
Good rods are also manufactured with rubber handles on the ends that are protected for children who may be present during play. It helps to protect them in the event of being hit especially in the head during play. The rubber handles may also be a way for manufacturers to hide the fact that their foosball rods are not hollow; so it is very important to examine rods before purchasing. If purchases are being done online ask the supplier before making your purchase. Foosball Rod Bumpers are very important for protecting the sides of your foosball table. During play, if there are no rubber bumpers the sides of the table can be easily damaged, especially if you are a rough player and very enthusiastic. Bumpers will wear over time and will flake and dry out if foosball table owners do not use the right lubricant. It is advised to use silicone and not WD-40. WD-40 will damage the rubber and shorten the life of your bumpers.
The scoring device on your foosball table is very important, unfortunately, in my opinion, they are too flimsy. The kind of beating these little beads or plastic runners get during play is incredible, especially if players are really spirited and enthusiastic. Replacement of these items may not be expensive, but maybe if they were made with a sturdier material they would not wear so quickly. The scoring devices may be had in sets of 5 or 10 depending on what your needs are.
Wraps and Handles
Wrapping the handles of your rods is helpful during lengthy plays. Your palms will become sweaty and the wraps will help with your grip. There are many different types of wraps and choosing the right one is dependent on what feels more comfortable to you. Replacing wraps are easy, as you can source them online. Some players opt for the Tennis handle wraps, as they find they get a better grip on them. Rod handles are also replaceable, as many persons find the wooden handles easier to grip and enable good hand coordination during play. Some foosball table owners opt to change the original handles for wooden ones because of this.
Punches and Pins
Some sporting goods stores may have genuine parts as the replacement for what is needed, but the chances of really getting genuine foosball table parts are always from the manufacturer. Experience foosball players will have the advantage over a new player to foosball, as they will have experience in purchasing replacement parts as needed from their local sporting goods store. You may want to get some advice and guidance from these more experienced players and owners of foosball tables as the challenge is, recognizing high-end parts from the non-genuine. Amazon, Target, Walmart are one of the best online stores which guarantee supplies of genuine replacement parts for any foosball table.