The Victory by Hathaway is a tournament quality table tennis model that’s perfect for home use or competitions. It’s a little on the pricey side, but the reason for the larger price tag is evident in the quality and durable design. Additionally, while the price may seem steep, it’s actually a steal for a regulation-sized model. This table will be right at home in your family rec room, business, or at a local table tennis competition.
Our Verdict: A competition-worthy full-sized table tennis table, the Victory is perfect for home or commercial use, if you have enough room to accommodate it. The foldable, wheeled design will allow you to easily store the table when not in use, but even in the folded position, this table can take up a lot of space. If you’re serious about table tennis and want a regulation-sized table, the Victory is a great choice and one that won’t break the bank like competing regulation sized tables will.
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Overview and Features
Hathaway is a consumer favorite because they continue to produce top of the line, pro-quality table tennis tables at affordable prices, yet they don’t skimp on quality. The only real difference here between higher priced tables and the Victory seems to be the assembly process. Most higher priced models will come fully assembled while this model does not. But aside from a time-consuming assembly process, this table is able to easily compete with models going for hundreds of dollars more.
Most people who love playing table tennis never take the plunge and buy one because the price for a regulation-sized table is usually pretty steep. But Hathaway has managed to produce a competition-worthy model, complete with the coveted one-inch playing surface, at a price that’s affordable.
This model is nine feet long and five feet wide, which is the standard for a regulation-sized model.
This table can take longer to assemble compared to other leading models that come ninety-five percent assembled, such as the STIGA Advantage Indoor Table Tennis Table. However, the straightforward assembly process only consists of six steps. You can expect to spend approximately an hour putting this table together.
The table features a playing surface that’s one-inch thick, the ideal thickness that’s often used for an ideal bounce. In competitions, tables with a one-inch thick playing surface are always used. The surface has twenty layers of coating that’s designed to ensure a consistent, faster bounce. If you normally compete in tournaments, then practicing on a table with the same type of thickness as competition tables can be important. Tables that have a thinner playing surface usually aren’t as responsive, which means you have to change how hard or light you hit a ball. This same level of thickness can mean a more consistent performance when it matters the most.
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The table is supported via heavy gauge steel supports that are two inches thick. The table’s foldable design doesn’t take away from its overall stability during use. When you’re in the middle of a game, this table won’t move an inch, even during an intense match. This is what serious table tennis players are looking for in a new model they can use for practice at home.
As we mentioned, this is a foldable model. You can easily collapse the table and wheel it to its designated storage spot after a match, or leave it out and make it the focal point of your family rec room.
But even when the table is in the folded position this table can still take up quite a bit of space.
Fortunately, the table is equipped with wheels, so wheeling it out to the garage is a breeze.
Aside from stability, a serious player needs a table that features playback mode. Playback mode allows you to bring up half of the table and lock it in place to use it as a backboard. This feature will allow you to practice your serves and improve your speed and hand-eye coordination. It’s perfect for both beginners and pro players in training.
This table is covered by a one-year warranty. If the table arrives with any defects or is damaged the manufacturer will send the necessary accessories or parts.
This wouldn’t be a competition-worthy table if it didn’t come equipped with leg levelers. The levelers allow you to adjust the height of each of the legs independently, in order to raise or lower the entire table, or it can be used if the table is placed on an uneven surface, preventing the table from rocking during use.
Included are two paddles, three balls, and a pro-quality net complete with clamp attachments.
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Advantages And Disadvantages
- Playback mode
- Foldable design for easy storage
- One-inch thick playing surface
- Lower price
- This table can take up a lot of space in the home, even when collapsed.
Conclusion and Rating
DDplan .com Product Rating:
We can see why Hathaway decided to name this model the Victory. This table is a steal for the price, features a competition quality design complete with a one-inch playing surface, and comes with some great features including playback mode, leg levelers, and a foldable design. A great buy for commercial or home use, this table earned a rating of four and a half out of five stars.