I bought a foosball table for the space. It needed some cleanup & repair and Walter asked me to blog about it. Part 6 in a 5 part series.
These events took place… oh, I don’t remember when they took place.
Yes, you read that correctly: “part 6 in a 5 part series”.
Once upon a time (well, back in part 2 of this series), I said “take notes & lots of pictures when you do something like this… it will pay off in the end”. This article drives that point home. You see, I was all happy. I had finished a project! That’s always good news, and gives one the warm fuzzies. But little did I know…
A little while later (I don’t remember, could have been days, could have been weeks… this post has been put off for various reasons, and I finally decided to bite the bullet today & get it posted), two different people commented to me that the foosball table wasn’t right. That maybe they thought I had put it together wrong?
I thought: “c’mon! It’s a foosball table, how could I have put it together wrong?!?” Well, they were right: I had put the table together wrong… I inserted the rods on the wrong side, so the handles were controlling the wrong guys.
Here is the photo proof:
Compare this shot from the day I purchased the machine & delivered it to Quelab:
The handles ARE on the wrong side. I can’t believe I made such a simple (yet serious) mistake!
Thanks to everyone that realized it… I am not sure I ever would have realized the problem, just thought something was odd with the table.
I have been unable to upload pictures to the blog, so I cannot show you the table with the correct setup. Here is a link to pics on flickr, though: The incorrect layout versus the correct layout. The side with the goal return should be controlling the red team, not the blue team.
The only upgrade I have thought about for the table is upgrading the ball return. Currently both goals return the ball to same side of the table, the red team, and I think each goal should return to a different side of the table. If we ever get around to that, I’ll be sure to create a new post about it.
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