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#138101 - 05/10/06 05:33 PM Air Hockey
SirClyde Offline
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Hi all I am looking to get a air hockey table and wanted to know if anyone here owns or ever owned one. Willing to spend $700 max. It will be used mainly by the kids.
Any feedback would be great.
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#138102 - 05/10/06 05:43 PM Re: Air Hockey
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Don't have one myself, but they are usually on display at my local Costco. If you are still in California then you should have a store near you.

Here's one online at costco.com for $749.99
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#138103 - 05/10/06 06:28 PM Re: Air Hockey
bugbitten Offline
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#138104 - 05/10/06 10:12 PM Re: Air Hockey
SirClyde Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
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Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
Thanks guys. The one from Sam's club looks like a good deal. i found that table on another site for over $700. I am goinng to look a little more but most likely will be ordering from sam's later this week.
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#138105 - 05/13/06 12:15 AM Re: Air Hockey
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Air Hockey has always been one of my favorite things at the local arcade... would love to get one of those industrial types thou, I'm sure they are in the thousands.
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#138106 - 05/14/06 12:38 AM Re: Air Hockey
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
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Be sure you test out the table before buying it. Lots of tables I've played with are very cheap and break easily after use. I think another way to test a good hockey table is slamming the puck as hard as you can across the table, and see if it flies off to the far reaches of the store.

The reason I say this is with some tables, you spend half your time LOOKING where on earth that darned puck went in the room because it flies off the table so much. I think I might be the youngest on this board...maybe...but that's what I remember. When I was a kid, I wish that puck didn't fly everywhere. So, maybe you're kids will appreciate that too, unless you want them to have fun playing hockey puck hide-and-go seek.

P.S. If the table is in the same room with your axioms, be extra careful .
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#138107 - 05/14/06 02:11 AM Re: Air Hockey
INANE Offline
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Played some Air Hockey tonite actually.

Reguarding the puck flying off the table, it's my experience that the weight of the puck and its condition have a lot to do with its ability to stay on the table. Those cheap tables seem to come with light pucks that have a tendancy to not stay flat against the table thus not very hard to get em airborn. Also when the puck gets nicked over and over on the edges after a while it doesn't make a good seal on the table and the same thing happens.

Yes I've spent a fortune in the arcade playing over my lifetime. All non-scientific studies of course.
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#138108 - 05/14/06 03:17 PM Re: Air Hockey
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
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Loc: PA
You mean you haven't done a double blind air hockey test yet? I think one of those is in order!

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#138109 - 05/16/06 12:17 AM Re: Air Hockey
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I was thinking the same thing.


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