To the untrained eye, every football table looks the same. However, there are a lot of details that differs from table to table, brand to brand. Today we will review the Bonzini B90 and find out if it indeed lives up to it’s huge reputation as the best foosball table in the world.
The Bonzini B90 uses a linoleum playfield. This is exclusively used on Bonzini tables allowing a level of control higher than any other table in the world. The playfield compresses slightly to enable users to trap and pin the ball when passing from man to man.
Other than the playfield, the figurines are the most important part in assessing the playability of a football table. Bonzini B90 uses heavy aluminium figurines and the density allows players to have a real ‘feel’ of the ball. These figurines are guaranteed unbreakable and a wide feet that allows better control when passing. The deep ‘V’ feet allows pinning the ball which is the basis of many pin shots that are only possible on a Bonzini Babyfoot.
Style of play / Playability (5/5)
Played with a iconic cork ball instead of the usual plastic balls, Bonzini tables mimic the European style of play. The gameplay involves more passing and control deviating away from speed and power. The table where the skilled expert will almost always beat a novice.
The Bonzini B90 is also the official ITSF tournament table for the Pro Tour series, and so, are a perpetual favourite of top players like Meckes Sebastien, Travers Frederic and co.
Here’s a video of a a B90 in action in an official ITSF doubles matchup featuring the evergreen Frederic Collignon.
The Bonzini B90 is one of the few products in today’s age that can truly claim to be built for life. Till today, each table is handcrafted in France using only the finest materials. With a full body cabinet made from solid beech wood and guaranteed unbreakable figurines, the table is able to take a beating like no other. Among the 5 official ITSF brands, only Bonzini tables are made with solid wood.
Being a traditional model with little change in design over the past 50 years, the Bonzini B90 is equipped with basic score counters. However, the table cabinet and players are fully customisable. You can play out football’s biggest rivalries, El Classico, the North London derby etc while choosing your side by customising the table cabinet. Being customisable is a major bonus as compared to other tables.
The Bonzini B90 is constantly rated as the best foosball table. Although they do not come cheap, they are certainly a worthy investment considering its lifelong usage. It is 5 star in all major departments and points are given for being fully customisable. However, it does not have certain auxiliary features that some other tables provide. We could really use the bottle holder for our beer!
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