STIGA STS 185 Table Tennis Table

STIGA STS 185
STIGA STS 185

Overview

For more than 70 years, STIGA has manufactured world renowned table tennis/ ping pong tables. Using top quality equipment, the newest manufacturing technologies and blades, and maintaining the highest quality of standards, they are favored by numerous world class coaches and players. The STIGA STS 185 ping pong table continues this trend. The following reviews looks at all the STS 185 has to offer.

Table Construction

Constructed from only the best products, the STS 185 includes a ¾” thick wooden table top that has been UV filled and sanded before being covered with several coats of specialty paint, as well as a clear top coat to keep it nice and smooth. In addition, it features 2” heavy gauge steel legs with plastic leg caps to protect your floors, a 2” power coated steel apron, and 3” mag ball bearing wheels that allow the table to roll smoothly over most surfaces. The 2 locking wheels allow for stability and safety when the table is in use. With a weight of 210 pounds, as well as 60 pounds for the palette, it is a heavy, high quality table that has dimensions of W: 60” D: 108” H: 30” when in play position. The STS 185 is designed for indoor use only!

Playing Experience

According to numerous owners, this ping pong table not looks great, but it also “plays perfectly.” The net is extreme tight, yet easy to adjust. In addition, it is easy to raise either side if someone wants to play solo.

Convenience Features

onsidered a definite game changer, the ball storage eliminates the need for players to chase the ball after a point has been scored. Additional convenience features include:

  • Self opening legs automatically deploy when the table is opened or closed. When in the folded position, clips underneath the table hold the legs in place for added safety.
  • Features QuickPlay Chassis, which is designed to make assembly quick and easy.
  • Has 3D molded plastic corner protectors, which prevent snags and scratches.
  • Designed to open and close without having to remove the 72” pivoting net.
  • Easy to store away with storage dimensions of 60″ W x 30″ D x 62″ H

Potential Downsides

Overall, there are minimal downsides associated with purchasing the STIGA STS 185 ping pong table. However, With a list price of $650, some people may find it pretty expensive, especially when you consider that it does not include any balls or paddles.

Despite being designed for easy assemble in under 30 minutes, most owners struggled to get it put together in under 2 or 3 hours. However, it is worth noting that most of this is due to confusing the bolts, which all look every similar. To make it easier, pay attention to the hardware list where they are numbered. In addition, anticipate needing at least 2 people, if not 3, to fully assemble this ping pong table.

Conclusion

If you are searching for a STIGA ping pong table that looks great and will last for years to come, the STIGA STS 185 may be exactly what you are looking for. There is no denying that STIGA’s products are superior quality and the STS 185, in particular, is regarded as one of the best ping pong tables available for indoor play. Whether you plan to use this table for actual indoor competitions or simply want to battle it out with friends and family to declare who is the ping pong champ, you are sure to enjoy this table for a long time.