With hunting season alway seeming to go by so fast, leaves us hunters with several other months with nothing to do. Sure, some of us fill our time with a little fishing, camping and other outdoor fun. But there are times when you end up stuck in the house, right? Well, today I accidentally found something for hunters like me who are looking for some indoor fun.
There is a foosball table made just for hunters! It’s the Carrom Realtree Xtra Signature Foosball Table and it’s the perfect addition to the garage or man cave. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably played on one of these before but don’t really know a lot about buying one or what features you need and everything like that. I had to do some reading on it to make sure this was a good table and I used the buying guide on this site to learn about it.
Based on my experience, this is a really good quality foosball table for the money. Carrom seems to be one of the top brands that makes them and all the components and construction on this table are high quality. One thing though – I didn’t realize how big a full-size foosball table is until this thing showed up at my house. So, make sure you have a room or space big enough for it. And make sure a buddy is there to help you with it because this sucker is heavy! I think it weighs over 350 pounds!
Right now, it looks like Carrom has partnered with Realtree to make two different Realtree Xtra camo foosball tables. You got the traditional green and brown camo you see in the photo up above and the snow camo you see in the photo here to the side.
The Carrom Realtree Xtra Snow Signature Foosball Table has the same manufacturer’s suggested retail price as the regular camo model above, so get whichever camo design you prefer. I’m a traditional camo guy myself, but I do think that snow one looks pretty good as well.
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Both of these tables have hollow steel playing rods, which are supposed to the best type because it lets you spin and shoot faster and it prevents you from getting any type of strain on your wrist when you play. The tables are also equipped with premium bearings that help those playing rods spin fast and smooth. Basically, if you want one of these tables where you can get yourself some fast action playing, then you want something like this with hollow steel rods and the premium precision bearings.
The handles are made of solid hard wood, so none of that rubber handle crap that can fall apart on you. And the cabinet is made of a wood composite mixture, which is why the thing is so damn heavy – none of the cheap particle board stuff here. And the exterior is some of type of smooth finish that incorporates the camo design. Not sure what it is made of, but it seems pretty high quality to me. And if your floor isn’t level, then you’ll get some use out of the leg levelers that are built into this thing. That will help you keep the game fair….or tilt it a little to your advantage if you really want to teach your buddies a lesson!
I didn’t know this before I bought a foosball table, but apparently some of these things have a three-man goalie setup and some have just a one-man goalie setup. But this Carrom table comes so that you can decide which one you want when you put it together. Based on what I’ve read, the one-goalie man setup is the best because it is what all the pros use when they play. But, it is harder to score with just one goalie. And if you’re getting this thing for your kids, then the three guy goalie setup is better for them cause it is easier to score with three guys instead of one on the goalie rod.
I haven’t had a lot of time to play on mine yet, but so far this thing is a good way to unwind with a couple of beers when my buddies are over after work. I do wish it had some cup holders for me to put my beer while I was playing though.
It seems to be sturdy and well built. I’ve seen my kids playing rough with it and it seems to be holding up just fine against their rowdy playing, so I think this thing will be in my basement for plenty of years down the road.