In addition, American tables have three men on the goalie bar as opposed to one goalie in other countries, enabling the player to pull the ball out of the corner without stopping gameplay. German tables are the softest of the bunch, providing ultimate control of the ball to strategically line up shots on over-sized goals.
Finally, Italian tables are a good mix of styles, well known for using either sandblasted glass to allow for faster gameplay, or plastic laminate to slow things down for precision ball handling. Foosball was first brought to the United States by Lawrence Patterson, an American military man who was stationed in Germany during the s. While there, he fell in love with table soccer and imported coin-operated machines after he came home.
As the popularity grew, Patterson helped found some of the first regional tournaments in the lates. However, it was Missoula, Montana, bar-owner and foosball-enthusiast E. Lee Peppard who made foosball a national phenomenon, when he introduced his own custom brand of table, known as the Tournament Soccer table, and used high-stakes tournaments to promote his product.
Some estimates say that before video games, Tournament Soccer sold upwards of 1, tables every month; after video games hit, that number dropped to about Unable to sustain the big money tournaments on such slim sales, Tournament Soccer filed for bankruptcy in Smaller manufacturers were able to keep the tournament going until , when the Championships moved to Europe and are now regulated by the International Table Soccer Federation.
Although the game isn't as popular as it once was, there are still plenty of high-profile tournaments across the country with thousands of dollars in prize money to be had.
For most people, playing foosball is a combination of spinning the little men as hard and as often as they can, while hoping that the ball somehow careens into a man in mid-spin and by some miracle, happens to land in the goal. But if you have a little money to spare, there are more impressive examples to be found. Ab durfte der Ball dann nicht mehr mit der Hand aufgenommen werden.
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