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Author:  rsilvers [ 09 Jan 2018, 03:29 ]
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My wife surprised the kids with a STIGA Advantage Indoor Table Tennis Table from Amazon. It was $400 USD delivered. I was against it, and didn't think they would play, but they have been using it a lot.

It claims to be 5/8" thickness. My calipers say it is 15.2mm. I know that 18mm is considered the least one should get, but my wife and I didn't know that then.

It says 190 lbs shipping weight, and the two delivery guys had a hard time carrying it. I weighed it at 154 lbs without packaging. Joola 15mm tables are listed as 137 lbs on Megaspin, and not sure if they really are lighter or if they just didn't really weigh them.

Quality seems satisfying to me.

Author:  zimou13 [ 11 Jan 2018, 00:34 ]
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The cost of this table was around US$950 including shipping. I've got it from TTPioneers on sale. I do not think this table is a great value for the money. You should be able to get 3/4" tables for much cheaper and they will still be sufficient for the home use, no need to go all out the way I did. i wathed them on: 9Apps VidMate Mobdro
Another thing - it took me and my friend about 4 hours to put the table together. Also, the table comes with the really good quality net.

Author:  gradge [ 29 May 2018, 03:11 ]
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Hi guys.I'm lookig for some advice regarding table size.I am converting my garage but dont have a lot of space. If I put in a full size table I will have 1 metre at either side and 1.5 metres behind which is rather tight.Any thoughts on a 3/4 size table. I am not concerned about it messing up my game as I dont play competitively any more. Was more wondering if it is still a similar game and as much fun on the smaller table. Dont think Ive ever played on a small table ?
ANY suggestions welcome.

Author:  kavinjamaes [ 08 Apr 2019, 21:54 ]
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gradge wrote:
Hi guys.I'm lookig for some advice regarding table size.I am converting my garage but dont have a lot of space. If I put in a full size table I will have 1 metre at either side and 1.5 metres behind which is rather tight.Any thoughts on a 3/4 size table. I am not concerned about it messing up my game as I dont play competitively any more. Was more wondering if it is still a similar game and as much fun on the smaller table. Dont think Ive ever played on a small table ?
ANY suggestions welcome.


I have my table tennis table installed in a similar space. However, I practice with only table tennis robots. So I just push one end of the table against the wall which leaves me around 3 meters of space behind which is sufficient for drills. That being said space is quite tight you can not practice with a partner.

As per me, 3/4 table would not be impacting your game much. It may actually help your game, alteast it would be easy for you to keep the ball on the table. Just make sure you look for a 15mm+ board.

Author:  jef_summers [ 19 Sep 2019, 18:13 ]
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kavinjamaes wrote:
gradge wrote:
Hi guys.I'm lookig for some advice regarding table size.I am converting my garage but dont have a lot of space. If I put in a full size table I will have 1 metre at either side and 1.5 metres behind which is rather tight.Any thoughts on a 3/4 size table. I am not concerned about it messing up my game as I dont play competitively any more. Was more wondering if it is still a similar game and as much fun on the smaller table. Dont think Ive ever played on a small table ?
ANY suggestions welcome.


I have my tennis table installed in a similar space. However, I practice with only table tennis robots. So I just push one end of the table against the wall which leaves me around 3 meters of space behind which is sufficient for drills. That being said space is quite tight you can not practice with a partner.

As per me, 3/4 table would not be impacting your game much. It may actually help your game, alteast it would be easy for you to keep the ball on the table. Just make sure you look for a 15mm+ board.


Personally, I don't think that purchasing a smaller table would be a good idea. Here's my point.
Playing in cramped spaces or on a smaller table will change your playing style and force you to adopt techniques that will severely limit your game. We have a smaller table at home where we often join up for family fun and I always play with my left hand so as to not mess up my technique.
So I think that if you are buying the smaller table to work on your actual game, then don't. If you're certain and you're going to purchase this table just for fun - then it'd be OK.
But as kavinjamaes said, it might be problematic to play with a partner in such space. Tried to do so, as we have pretty small rec room with tennis table in our office. You'll never know would it be comfortable for you without trying first. Guess, if you're not as big as me, then you might be ok, but as for me - it'd be bruises and bad words :D

Author:  Alente [ 22 Jun 2020, 17:45 ]
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Thank you for useful information and for detailing reviews. This thread was the thing I needed.

Author:  glenn_49 [ 13 Jan 2021, 19:12 ]
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Greetings!

Hope that's OK to start contributing with a question like this one, but I wanted to ask. Unfortunately I don't have enough room for a proper table at home, so I'm looking for an option that can withstand occasional rain and other elements under the cover. Our budget can be flexible, still I am considering a table anywhere around $1000 or less. Which tables, gents, do you use for playing outside? Is there anything else apart from general rules (I'm talking about thickness of the coat) I should consider? As for my level, I'm playing mostly for fun but I enjoy stable tables with good bounce. Maybe you have some recommendations?

Glenn

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