FT200 Foosball Table

DMI Foosball Table

DMI sports logoOver the years, DMI Sports has introduced us to many great arcade products. They feature a wide variety of indoor games, such as foosball, billiards, darts, table tennis, and air hockey. Their latest and upcoming products focus on adapting the latest trends while holding a steady hand into their roots in the arcade industry. They offer many designs and models for foosball tables, all in great quality. With various other models, DMI Sports will surely impress you. Every DMI foosball table is outfitted with a uniquely layered exterior, and most of their tables have heavy-duty 5-inch square legs. DMI foosball table please the eye and allow you to feel the exhilarating thrill of the game. This is a quality product and you can be sure, about making use of it because I have put this company in best foosball brands on the market at the moment.

DMI FT500 Foosball Table

The DMI foosball table FT500 has a 1″ thick cabinet and weighs almost 180 pounds. A table this thick and heavy sure has longevity. The thicker and heavier the table is, the less it will move during play, and the more it can take. The 3/8″ playfield is thick enough to provide sturdiness so it doesn’t warp over time. The plastic men aren’t the most durable, but not as flimsy as what you would see on cheaper models. The main feature is the counterbalanced men. Being able to keep the men horizontal to the surface clears the way for shots and passing. There is a possibility however that the men don’t always stay where they’re supposed to. The 1″ thick cabinet and 180 lb. weight provides stability even when the play is aggressive with DMI foosball table. The 3/8″ thick playfield helps it stay level over the long-run, helping limit dead spots. The height adjustment feature also helps create a level surface. However, you can’t avoid the facts that there are dead spots on the field. The hollow steel rods are lighter than the solid ones,  this allows a faster play, something that experienced players will enjoy with DMI foosball table. They spin and move smoothly and the wood handles add some style and professionalism. A unique feature is the Goal Flex technology. It keeps score digitally so players can keep playing without adjusting the score. It also keeps the ball in play.

Pros

  • Fast gameplayDMI FT500 Foosball Table
  • Sturdy
  • Counterbalanced men
  • Attractive

Cons

  • Reported issues with the electronic scoreboard
  • Dead spots

DMI FT 250DS Foosball Table

MDF used on most DMI foosball tables, especially ones in this price range. The concern is with this material is that it can warp, and can be damaged more easily than real wood. However, it doesn’t, which is good. The quality really depends on the thickness and who made it. It’s 1″ thick and weighs 106 pounds, which gives it some durability and sturdiness. The steel rods are built to last, so no worries there. The weight of the table is decent, but the Hathaway Primo weighs 35 pounds more and costs about the same. That’s quite a difference, and weight really has a big impact on the overall stability of the table. With that said, 106 pounds does give the table good overall stability. Someone once mentioned the situation where the playing surface was uneven, despite leveling the table. Not sure why that would be, but is worth noting. An even playing surface is a necessity in order to have a quality playing experience. It has a three goalie configuration, which means that three defenders are on the last line instead of one. This configuration requires less skill to play this foosball table.

Pros

  • Side ball return
    DMI FT 250DS Foosball Table
  • Sturdiness
  • Built for the intermediate play
  • Smooth rods

Cons

  • Durability
  • No counterbalanced men

DMI Sports FT200

The concern with any DMI foosball table is durability. What is the reason for that? Less expensive tables are typically made with lesser quality parts, which is a normal thing. The most noticeable difference is in the thickness of the apron. But this table is 1,5″ thick.  A thicker apron makes the table heavier and more durable. The FT200 is made with MDF, which is more likely to warp because it tends to absorb moisture. Experts will tell you that any table less than 100 pounds isn’t going to be really durable. This table with 106 pounds is just heavy enough to make it worth buying for adults. Generally speaking, tables made in China are lesser quality. How long will a table like this hold up? As long as it’s not abused, you will probably get you money’s worth.  A thicker cabinet means it’s more likely to stay level during the life of the table. Thinner surfaces tend to warp, which leads to an uneven playing surface. I don’t see any levelers on the legs, which doesn’t allow users to adjust to the floor it’s on. The weight of the table impacts not only durability with DMI foosball table, but gameplay as well. Heavier tables are more sturdy even when the play is aggressive. You will control the players in 1-man goalie system with ease with solid chrome rods so I am sure you will enjoy the game on this table.

Pros

  • 1,5″ thick MDFFT200 Foosball Table
  • Sturdy construction
  • Solid chrome rods

Cons

  • Durability
  • Questionable quality