Spinning a Foosball Rod
To Spin or Not To Spin?
Spinning is a hot button issue in the game of foosball. Not only is it against the rules of foosball, it also has a bad connotation associated with those that do it. If you talk to anyone who may have only played a little foosball when they were kids they will say, “I just sit and spin the rods when I play that game.” Our response would be that might not be a bad thing if all you ever plan to do is play at a party once in a blue moon. However, if you actually want to learn how to play the game of foosball, you will need to cut out this bad habit immediately. There is no way to advance your skill of the game if you spin the foosball rods and technically spinning the foosball rods is cheating.
Is Spinning in Foosball an Advantage?
One huge misconception of spinning in foosball is that it is a huge advantage. Once you stop spinning, you will learn quickly why it will actually hurt you more than it helps. Think about it, half of the time you are spinning the rod your foosball man isn’t in the right rotation to even block your opponent’s shot. Plus, you are essentially ignoring how to pass and catch the foosball to advance the ball to your offensive rod, giving you the best scoring percentage in the game. Sure, you might get beat by a spinner while you are still learning how to play the game legally. However, over time you will begin to progress your skill level and be able to beat anyone that just sits and spins the rods. They are counting on a lucky bounce or angle to ride them to victory while you are calculating their weakness and finding open holes to score in.
Are you interested in learning more about how to play the game of foosball? FoosballSoccer has all the information you will need to get you started in our Foosball 101 section.