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STS 185 T8521 Table Tennis Table

Let's take a closer look at the Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table to see if it's suitable for your needs...

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Stiga STS185 T8521 table tennis table

The Stiga (pronounced Steega) STS 185 T8521 is a tournament level table from an established brand.

From the Stiga Tournament Series (STS) of tables, this is the first level in that series.

So let's take a closer look at all aspects of this table so that you can decide whether it's the right table for you.

You may also want to read my article explaining how to choose the right table tennis table for you. I recommend that you don't buy ANY table tennis table until you've read it.

 

You can also see a list of all Stiga table tennis tables here.


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Stiga Tournament Series STS185 (T8521) Table Tennis Table

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table

You can buy this table at Amazon here

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  • Model number: T8521
  • Thickness of playing surface: ¾ inch
  • Color of playing surface: Blue
  • List Price: $650
  • Size: Full sized table - 9 feet long by 5 feet wide, 2 feet 6 inches high
  • Apron: 2 inch powder-coated steel with half-length ball storage (balls not included) and 3D corner protectors
  • Legs: 2 inch steel, with self opening function
  • Wheels: 3 inch mag wheels with sports tread tires and locks
  • Net & posts: Full size pivoting net and post system with tension adjustment integrated into the table to allow opening and closing without removing net
  • Undercarriage: Wooden Bottom Board for stability
  • Assembly: Patented Quickplay® Chassis for quick and easy assembly (30 Minutes)
  • Shipping Weight: 271 pounds

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Here's the table in the "playback" position...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table playback position

This enables one person to use the upright section of the table as an opponent (as shown in the video).

The total measurements for this table in the playback position are:

  • Height: 62 inches
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Depth: 68 inches

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Here's the table in its storage position...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table storage position

When you're not using the table, you may want to store it away.

This is how the table looks in its storage position.

The total measurements for this table in this position are:

  • Height: 62 inches
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Depth: 30 inches

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Here's the table in the process of being erected or being prepared for storage...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table being erected

After you've assembled all the table pieces together, the table will be in one piece, with a lever system for preparing it for use or storage.

This means that, after initial assembly, one person can erect it ready for use or fold it up ready to store it away.


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Here's a close up of the corner of the table...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table corner

The corners of a table can be hazardous in certain situations, and this picture shows how the corners of this table are protected.


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Here's a close up of the edge of the table...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table apron

This table has a section on the end where you can store table tennis balls (not supplied with the table).

The 2 inch deep, powder-coated steel apron, which is underneath the edges of the table, helps to provide stability and reduce the possibility of the table surface warping.


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Here's a close up of the type of wheels used for this table...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table wheel

The 4 wheels used on the inner legs of this table are 3 inch mag wheels with sports tread tires and are designed to assist you to easily move the table to its desired location.


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Here's a close up of the type of legs used for this table...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table leg

The 4 outer legs on this table are 2 inch steel legs with a self opening function, which means that as you erect the table, the legs automatically open to the required position.


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Here's a close up of the undercarriage used for this table...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table undercarriage

The undercarriage on this table is more sturdy than on cheaper tables, which means that the table will not move around when fully open and be less likely to collapse.


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Here's a close up of the type of net which is supplied with this table...

Stiga Tournament Series STS 185 T8521 table tennis table net

The net supplied with this table is 6 feet long and 6 inches high, so is the correct length and height according to the official Laws of Table Tennis.

The net & posts are integrated into the table to allow you to open and close it without removing it from the table.


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Official Stiga video showcasing this table...

Stiga have made a video to showcase this table and you can watch it here...

 

 


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Instructions for how to assemble this table...

If you want to see how to assemble this table, I have included the instructions here.

It's a pdf document which is 14 pages long and you can download it now.

Please note:

You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader or Preview installed on your computer to view these instructions.

Most Windows computers have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed already - it's FREE, but if you're one of the few who haven't got it, click on this link http://get.adobe.com/reader and follow the instructions on the Adobe web site to download it.

(Mac users can use Preview which is already installed on all Macs)

Download your Stiga STS 185 T8521 table tennis table assembly instructions here

Download your Stiga STS185 T8521 table tennis table assembly instructions here
(pdf file - 4225Kb)

This is a pdf file

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Who is this Stiga STS 185 T8521 Table Tennis Table for?

This table is primarily intended for players who want a good quality table at a reasonable cost.

It's designed for indoor use only and is not recommended for outdoor use.

It's part of the Stiga Tournament Series of tables so is better quality than tables in their Recreation or Competition series.

However, it hasn't been submitted for testing and approval, so it's not an ITTF authorised table.

The standard of the net and posts supplied with this table is not the best, so you may want to purchase an additional better quality net and posts set.

You can buy this table at Amazon here

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You can also see a list of all Stiga table tennis tables here.


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