STIGA Synergy Table Tennis Table

Editor rating

4.2/5 on Apr 5, 2016

User's rating

8 reviews

PROS

  • Simple, fast assembly
  • Easy to move
  • High value
  • Self-opening legs
  • Steel apron
  • Playback feature

CONS

  • Top thickness is not tournament level
  • Ball bounce could be better
  • Black top

VERDICT

The STIGA Synergy indoor table tennis table is reasonably priced at about $475, especially given that it has some premium features to it. Enjoy self-opening legs, lockable wheels that move smoothly, and ease of setup. Unfortunately, you won't get the thickness that you enjoy with a tournament-level table, which affects ball bounce, but if you consider price to be the ultimate decider then you will save hundreds of dollars by choosing this table over the Killerspin MyT5 model.

Features:

  • Size: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H
  • Weight: 145lbs
  • 5/8in top
  • Black top
  • 2in Steel apron
  • 1-3/4in Steel self-opening steel legs
  • Four 3in mag wheels
  • One piece
  • Net included

Simple, Fast Assembly

An advantage of the STIGA indoor table tennis table is its QuickPlay chassis that makes it a cinch to assemble. The process of taking it from box to play time is only 15-30 minutes. Most of the parts already come assembled in the box, which cuts down on time spent putting together the parts. Plus, there's less opportunity to lose any parts or put them together incorrectly.

Easy to Move

The 3in mag wheels move smoothly, so you can take your table with ease from one section of the man cave to another. You can also wheel it into storage without a lot of fuss.

High Value

Considering its stable frame, full size, and self-opening legs, one might expect this table to be $600 or even $700. However, it is in the $400 dollar range instead, which is great value. You get STIGA's best features at an affordable price.

Self-opening Legs

The steel legs glide open with your as you touch them, regardless of your strength level. In addition to being easy to open, these legs are a good safety feature; they keep the table supported at all times while the legs are opened.

Steel Apron

Your ping pong table will be a stable one because of Synergy's 2in steel apron. This feature increases the solidity of the table, which makes ball movement more predictable. The apron has corner protectors to help keep users free of unexpected "ouch" moments.

Playback Feature

If you like playing solo or don't always have a friend to battle against in this lively sport, you can use the table's playback mode. Just lift one side of the table and practice your moves.

As for the table's disadvantages, there are three:

Top Thickness is Not Tournament Level

The STIGA Synergy table tennis table does not have the top thickness of a tournament-level table, so if you are practicing for competitive play then you will not be mimicking the gameplay ahead in your future. You may want to instead look for a thicker top that better prepares you for the tournaments. If you are a casual ping pong player, however, this isn't an applicable downside for you.

Ball Bounce Could be Better

The ball bounce isn't as high as with some competitor's tables because of the 5/8 thickness of the top. A thicker top would achieve a better bounce.

Black Top

If you are into aesthetics, you may not like that this table has a black top. You may have wanted green or blue instead.