5.0 out of 5 stars | GoSport vs Fat Cat portable pool table
Style: 6ft Red
Updated July 2021: I just noticed GoSport now has other colors and also 7ft tables. My review was written when they only had 1 model: 6ft red. I'm so envious of those who have the 7ft tables! Updated Match 2021: after a month of playing on both tables, I've updated the review. OVERALL RATING: 4.5. --- I bought the Fat Cat table first but wasn't happy, thus decided to try this one. If you're deciding between these 2 tables, read on. PLAYABILITY: GoSport: 5 vs FatCat: 3 My problem with the Fat Cat is the rails are pretty much dead. I read the reviews and didn't have high expectation, but it is worse. Forget about doing bank shots. Bad rails aside, the balls don't roll smoothly on the surface because the resistant is too strong. I have to shoot much harder than I typically do on slate tables. Enter GoSport! This table blown my mind the first time I tried it. The rails bounce unbelievably well and the felt gives the balls quiet, smooth and straight rolling. It's not a little bit better than the Fat Cat, it's day and night difference! This is as close to a slate table as I could hope for. In the reviews of the Fat Cat, some people complained about the lack of rail bouncing but most didn't seem to bother and gave it high rating. I think if you never play with slate tables before, you might not even care or notice. But for the more avid players, you will definitely appreciate the Go Sport more. STURDINESS: Go Sport 4 vs Fat Cat 5 They look very similar but the Fat Cat has 5 steel bars underneath the table to support it (2 running almost the entire length of the table and 3 smaller running across). The GoSport only has 2 bars, but longer. The design of the Fat Cat gives me more confidence. Another thing, to lock the legs of the Fat Cat, you would need to screw in a few plugs. Although that was a bit of extra work, I like it better for safety reason. This is the reason why I give GoSport 4 star instead of 5 star. LOOK: GoSport 5 vs Fat Cat 4 They both look beautiful in their own way. So it really depends on your preference. The reason I give the GoSport better rating because the red felt looks much clearer in low-light room. I find the black felt of the Fat Cat just too dark to play in my low light room. If your room is full of light, then either would do. ACCESSORIES: GoSport 4 vs Fat Cat 3 Balls: the ball set goes with the GoSport is much better. First, they come with a nice box, easy for storage while the Fat Cat balls come in a throwaway wrapping. But that's minor, the important thing is GoSport balls are of much high quality. Fat Cat balls after less than a month of playing are all chipped and cracked. GoSport balls are like new, after the same period of playing (updated: after 6 months, GoSport balls are still like new, which is quite insane as I didn't expect them to be that good!). Cue sticks: both are terrible. I don't know what's the deal with these manufacturers shipping bad cue sticks that don't even have a cue tip! You **need** to buy new cue stick. (I bought a $30 48-inch cue stick on Amazon and I am satisfied.) Rack: well, it's a piece of plastic. Both are passable. No problem. PRICE: GoSport 5 vs Fat Cat 4 Depending on when you buy it, GoSport is $30 or $60 cheaper. SUMMARY: buy the GoSport. You will thank me later. GoSport manufacturers if you read this, make these improvement so that your product is a solid 5-star. - Add more supporting bars underneath the table - Have more secure leg locking mechanism - Put a usable cue tip on the cue sticks (or don't include cue sticks and reduce the price)
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2021 by Ng
5.0 out of 5 stars | Pool League Player Opinion - Great Design & Sturdy TableTable
Style: 6ft Red
Very pleased with this purchase! PACKAGING - Consider being present upon delivery to refuse if any major damage to box, that way they can just send you and new one. Unfortunately, the box and handling was pretty beat up and busted. In my case I had a drop off without a recipient needed, so I did not have the opportunity to refuse the package based on the severe box damages. QUALITY - My concerns were of the table warping based on alot of research/reviews of other tables. Despite a cracked corner of the table (which was probably due to the handling), immediately out of the box I could appreciate the sturdiness, the table. THE LEGS ARE STRONG AND STURDY, TABLE TOP IS SOLID, FELT AND RAILS BOUNCE WELL, THE BALLS ARE GREAT! Extremely satisfied with the table thus far! CUSTOMER SERVICE - "OVER THE TOP"...despite the damages I had on the table, upon reaching out to the manufacturer they were seamless at getting any useful information for me to help get to done resolve. I was able to receive a pocket to easily replace the damaged one. The follow up on the matter was in an attentive manner and quite satisfactory. My brother and I are quite the pool sharks and he gave a great critique on the table as well, even more will be purchasing one also. RECOMMENDED!! = )
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2020 by Marion
5.0 out of 5 stars | 7' table. Solid purchase.
Style: 7ft Red
Great table! I bought the 7' table and there were no reviews or videos for the 7'. Totally worth it. Its "bar size" unlike the 8' professional size. I wouldn't mess around with the 6' table. Its a folding table so might as well get the big one. Its very hard, if not impossible, to find another 7' folding pool table. Its 150 lbs (so it says) and you should have around 5' clearance all the way around the table for the pool cues. Quality wise, its solid. You can level the feet, but I haven't had too. I have had it for over a month now, haven't folded it yet. I slide it out of the way easily when I am not using it, but I can put it away with another person if I need too. Have had many people using it and the play is really fun. The bumpers work well and the table doesn't shift in game play. I don't let anyone put anything on the table, at all. Its not for leaning on and I don't want the felt scratched up either. The cues are OK, light weight, but ok, for the price of the table I consider those free. The balls are solid and normal size. Came with 2 chalks and a felt brush. The box was trashed when it arrived so I was worried but everything was OK. The drivers dropped it and left, didn't want to wait for me to open it in case I refused it. They screwed themselves out of the tip in my pocket. I did have to wait over a month from ordering to "manufacture" and deliver. Not once did I get a phone call to schedule delivery and they even changed the date without contacting me, although the notes stated that they spoke to me and changed it at my request. So big fat 0 to company for their delivery and drivers. Otherwise great purchase and worth the wait time.
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2021 by swicksta
5.0 out of 5 stars | Awesome
Style: 6ft Red
I can't rave enough about this table. The price was amazing, it levels perfectly, it looks sharp, and it's a blast to play on. Looks perfect in my game room, we literally played about 15 games today after opening it. If you are looking for an inexpensive table to enjoy that's easy peasy to set up, look no further.
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2020 by beverly
4.0 out of 5 stars | Nice foldable pool table for the price.
Style: 6ft Red
For the price the table is pretty good quality and it plays well. It’s more stable than I would have imagined a foldable table would be. The packaging arrived in good condition but there was damage on one of the support rods which is why I’m not giving it 5 stars. Luckily I have the tools/supplies to fix it so I won’t need to do a return. I’m planning on upgrading the cues as they are lower quality but the ball set is pretty nice.
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2020 by Brian