Foosball Bearings Overview:
A bearing is a foosball table part that is inserted into the holes in the sides of the table that allow the rods to slide in and out of the table. The foosball bearings allow for less friction between the rod and the hole so you can easily perform fast shots. This is a part overlooked by many foosball players when shopping for a foosball table. Quality foosball bearing parts allow for a smoother gliding of the rods and faster shots so you want to make sure the foosball table manufacturer does not try to cut corners on their bearings. It may be difficult to tell whether or not your table has high quality bearings because slow rod movement can be caused by a variety of different factors like heavy rods or a table that may need silicone applied to the bearings. That is why we recommend purchasing a Tornado or Dynamo foosball table because both of these brands do not make a table with cheap foosball bearings.
Maintaining Your Foosball Bearings:
Take a bottle of liquid silicone and apply a drop or two of silicone at the end of the foosball rod next to the bearing. Then all you have to do is slide the rod into the bearing and spin it around in a few circles in a slow motion. This will ensure that your bearing stays lubricated and it will extend the life of the bearing so you don't have to replace your bearings as often.
Foosball Silicone Lubricating a Bearing:
Foosball bearings typically cost between $2.50-5 dollars US each and there are a total of 8 foosball bearings on a table. Make sure to replace your foosball bearings with the same brand as your table or you could end up with different spacing than your table is supposed to have and it could throw off your entire foosball game.
Foosball Bearings Picture:
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