Air hockey tables use advanced technology to generates airflow on the playing surface that reduces friction and increases play speed. A typical air hockey tables is made up of a large and smooth playing surface, a surrounding rail that keeps the mallets and puck within the table, and one slot at each end that serves as the goal.
Types of Air Hockey Tables
Kinds of Air Hockey Tables include the following:
Standard air hockey tables
Standard air hockey tables are designed for adult players and professional use. They are usually six to seven feet long. Most models use multi-blade high speed fans to create an air system that allows super fast play. Most standard air hockey tables also have automatic scoring systems.
Junior air hockey tables
Junior air hockey tables are designed for children. They have a length of four feet. They usually have sealed playing surfaces with holes for maximum airflow. The playing surfaces of junior air hockey tables are usually supported by steel beams or powder coated steel tubes.
Choosing Air Hockey Tables (Buying tips)
Durability: Choose air hockey tables with steel legs and playing surfaces. They may cost more in the beginning, but they will last longer.
Automatic scoring system: Look for an air hockey table with an automatic scoring system. The best ones have screens that display the scores. Most use electric high-output motors that enable automatic scoring.