Dynamo Foosball Tables Overview:
Dynamo foosball tables began manufacturing in the early 1970's by firm president John Lewis, a former foosball player. At the time, John noticed there was an opportunity to improve the sport of foosball by creating a higher-quality table that could withstand during heavy play. Early foosball tables also lacked the capability for a range of complex shots that he wanted to explore. So I guess you could say that being limited as a foosball player was the main driver for his endeavor in creating the Dynamo brand.
Dynamo was born, as Lewis will say, “to build the better mousetrap” or in this case, the Dynamo table line. ”Our prototype immediately improved the game with many innovative features.” said Lewis. “As other operators became aware of the new design, demand began to grow. So did Dynamo. ”
The Dynamo branded tables were designed with foosball men improvement suggestions, in combination with Lewis' knowledge of the game. Features which resulted included their nearly 200 pound cabinet, counterbalanced men to improve game speed, a textured playing surface and strengthening of the ball itself for greater stress tolerance. Plus, the goal was widened for faster play and greater operating revenues, and the addition of drink racks and ashtrays kept the tables clean and maintained.
Dynamo is also known for the promotion of the sport of foosball. “Competitors may see promotion as advertising between themselves and the wholesale market operation. Dynamo sees promotion as continual involvement between the public and our products. The customers are the direct beneficiaries of this unique concept. Dynamo sponsored ‘Beat the Champs’ tours send topnotch players around the country promoting interest in the game and obviously in our table. PR notices are originated by the company and sent to newspapers and other media. Radio commercials and newspaper ads cosponsored by the distributors entice the public’s curiosity and alert the soccer faithfuls that a tournament is underway. This one program alone is proving to be a significant income producer. We originate artwork and PR, and pay for expenses. Premiums and other promotional materials are making their way into cities across the land. We are truly making the public aware of foosball soccer and of Dynamo’s role in it.”Dynamo eventually merged with the Tornado brand tables under the Valley® company name in 1998 and put the only two quality products at the time under the same umbrella company. Today, there are many foosball table brands being manufactured, but Valley-Tornado/Dynamo make the best tables around for American style play.
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