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Kettler Topstar XL Outdoor Table Tennis Table Review


I would love to discuss and make a short review on the Kettler Topstar XL Outdoor Table Tennis Table here.

I bought the table about 3 years ago and we have used it quite often. We do have a cover for it that we use to cover the entire table and prevent it from getting moisture when it is not being used for a long period. The table held up quite well. Even there are some scratch marks on the table but the overall table still functions very well.

We are really happy to buy this table. My families use it very often together with our neighbor for exercise and gathering purpose. We do have a lot of good time to play with the table.

Features

  • Outdoor Table Cross Section
  • UV resistant finish
  • 1st layer coating
  • 2nd layer coating
  • Aluminum top sheet
  • Resin treated board
  • ALU-TECH Underside
  • Weight: 141 lbs (approximately 64 kg)

Dimensions:

  • Playing dimensions: 108″ (Length) x 60″ (Width) x 30″ (Height)
  • Storage dimensions: 72″ (Length) x 26.25″ (Width) x 64.75″ (Height)

You may take a look at the video to see all the features that you can have with this video. It will give you some impression on how the table looks like.

Assembly

The whole assembles process can take about one and a half-hour. If you ever face any difficulty in getting the job done, you can always be searching for some videos online that show you how to assemble the table.

Even this Kettler Topstar XL Outdoor Table might not of a very high-end table, but the quality is not bad compared to other branded tables like Butterfly table and it can take you somewhere 3 to 4 hours for non-experience users to set the table up.

Tabletop

The top of the table is built to be quality aluminum material and can be a simple job for you to set it up perfectly. There is a water-based paint which is UV resistant.

So if you are placing the table under the sun, you don’t have to worry about fading over time as it’s held up really well. You won’t notice any significant fade mark even during raining season. The top-level can stay very consistent for you.

Some of the features you will see is the table had an aluminum edge that goes around the outside and all the way out the table. The tabletop is able to provide players with consistent and even bounce. The ball is bouncing like a regular indoor ping pong table. You shouldn’t have any problem to make a good shot.

Net and Post

The net stays on the table all the time. You do not need to do any assembly job. It has a little side adjustment where you can take it up higher or lower. There is also a latch for you to push in if you want to raise one side of the table or lower it down.

Single Playback Mode

You are able to play in single playback mode for training purpose if you want to. There are buttons that you can find on both sides of the table below the net.

DLS Dual Lock Safety Mechanism

For the mechanism design, you can push the button and latch in and you will hear a “click” sound. After that, you can just fold one side of the table up to become vertically and you are ready to hit against the wall. It is the best folding mechanism that you can have which is mostly not available for other tables.

Table Legs

There are heavier metal legs that are constructed of steel. They are sturdy enough and they can provide really good support to the table.

The thickness of the legs is 2.5″ or 64mm which is thick enough to support the entire table and the elliptical can provide optimum stability to it.

Wheel Casters

There are large 5.5 inches or14cm  dual-wheel casters available for this table. With such wheel casters in place, it mak your transportation job easy. Among the casters, two of them are integrated with the locking system.

For the caster wheels, it built with quality material that let you move the table back and forth easily. It is no issue for you to move the table around on either concrete, lawn or grass floor surface.

Advantages:

This table is easy to put together and this will make you use out of it very often. The table is quite durable and it can last for a very long period. Even after many seasons, you can still have a very strong.

The craftsmanship of the table is of great quality one. It is top of the line table tennis table that you can have with much better design.

The table is very easy to fold and unfold. You can do it individually and you can lock the table with the available locking mechanism which makes it safe for you to move the table for storage.

Drawback

One drawback is the table legs are not adjustable. If you want to move the table on an uneven floor surface, then you will need to first raise the legs up.

Other than that, the assembling of the table is not so easy. The manual comes together with the table may require you to take some time to figure out how to carry on your assembly task. You will definitely need to spend some time setting up this table before you can start to play with it.

Conclusion

I have been playing ping pong with this table for a couple of months now and so far I am very happy with it. It is a sturdy table that I placed it in the backyard when the weather is good and I can have fun with my family.

It is not like the high-end ping pong tables that have the legs raising features but here we are talking about a table that only cost you around $800 compare to some other high-end tables that can cost you more than $1000 to get one.

It should be one of your favorite tables for this price range.

Kettler Topstar XL Outdoor Table Tennis Table

 

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