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173drock - 28 Oct 2019
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Hi first time poster here; I've been mining the forums for a few days. I'm looking for advice on a used AH table. For background I've been trying to get a quality used table; I am limited to 7 ft by my house geometry (no doubt about that). My main purpose for this table is to entertain family and friends, not for official competition/tournaments etc. I appreciate the play from the well-built tables.

Anyway I found this Dynamo Stinger which I am hoping fits the bill. The seller claims it plays great, everything works, fan turns on, keeps score, etc... I understand it is commercial build (which I love), and non sanctioned size (not a problem on my end). The price seems very good assuming it works well, but I am wary about the apparent lines I see reflected on the playing surface in a few of the seller's shots. Here is the link and see the pics below (#3 pic below has some rough looking spots)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/681072359069372/

Understood I am supposed to search for warps and dead spots in person, but am wondering if the lurkers here can tell me if this is an obvious bad surface just from pictures alone? I can't tell if those are real warps along lines running the length, or surface streaks. Do warps occur in long lines or are they usually circular bubbles (or can they be anything)?

I'm not going to be able to check this out in person; I am sending a mover to close the deal and bring it to me (3 hrs each way, I have no time on my hands, and I don't have a truck or trailer or buddy to help me carry it anyways). I plan to try to give my mover instructions on looking for warping/bubbling and I will just pay him a fee for his time if he thinks it's no good.

Ultimately if I buy this and end up having to get a new playing surface for $1000 I guess I wouldn't cry too hard. I'd be out $1250 for a commercial table with brand shiny new clean surface. Still 1/3 the price of a new 7ft Dynamo... But my wife might kill me... ha ha

Anyways any help is appreciated!


 
173drock - 28 Oct 2019
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173drock - 28 Oct 2019
Total Posts: 8
 
173drock - 28 Oct 2019
Total Posts: 8
 
173drock - 28 Oct 2019
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jity788 - 31 Oct 2019
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Hey, I wanted to clean my air hockey table and i was looking for some tips in order to keep my table safe. Then i found great tips on cleaning an air hockey table at https://airhockeytablereviews.com/how-to-clean-an-air-hockey-table
 
173drock - 31 Oct 2019
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I bit the bullet and did the 6 hr round trip drive to check this table out. Im glad I did because it is warped on one half, slowing and stopping the puck. The thing was beautiful otherwise I credit this forum's wisdom for helping me make the right call here.
 
araceli999 - 21 Mar 2021
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The table surface looks rough you need to clean it regularly. if you don't know how to then you can read a blog on it from here https://airhockeyplace.com/how-to-clean-your-air-hockey-table-complete-guide/
 

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