Air Hockey Tables
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The air is fresh with the smell of sea air. The town ever so slightly running-down. Picture a seedy seaside arcade. It's the late 70s. Lets take a look inside ... flashing fruit machines, complex pinball, inaccurate rifles with barrels that curve gracefully, yes every cheap and nasty machine is here to extract your hard earned holiday money. Standing proud amongst these mechanical muggers is the Air Hockey table.
So simple but great fun to play and great value. Thousands of tiny holes cover the table, each blasting out a tiny air-stream. The puck glides across the table to create the fastest table top game in the world. Using hand-held, circular "mallets", players attempt to knock the puck into their opponent's goal slot. Brilliantly simple, Brilliant fun.
Ice hockey enthusiast Bob Lemieux dreamed up the sport of air-hockey in the USA in November 1972, for billiards manufacturers Brunswick. The craze spread to the UK and is now Worldwide. The game prospered through the rest of the 70s, as other manufacturers began producing tables and equipment. With the coming of the video game era in the late 70s Air Hockey suffered a bit of a setback. It was simple maths, the Air Hockey table took up too much space. But video games went out of fashion a bit in the mid-80s and Air Hockey staged a comeback. Arcade owners knew that Air Hockey, still drew the same faithful following it always had. The Video games were less predicatable. Believe it or not there are professional organizations and tournaments for Air Hockey. The United States Air-Table-Hockey Association (USAA), was founded in 1975, and is recognized as the world-wide sanctioning body for the sport. The USAA has conducted 35 National/World Championships in air-hockey, beginning with the first USAA Nationals in June, 1978.
Air Hockey Info
Plenty of interesing links, how tos and tips including basic Air Hockey gameplay, professional strategies, current Air Hockey tournaments and events worldwide, and an extensive history of Air Hockey.
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GadgetHub is an online retailer offering a wide range of products from trendy and quirky items for the home and office, to gadgets (including remote controlled), to a very good selection of football, pool, snooker and air hockey tables. Gadgethub is part of the IBG Trading Network, a subsidiary of Internet Business Group PLC, which also owns Sweatband, SimplyPicnic and MP3PlayerDeals.
Gym World Ltd
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Home fitness and exercise machines from brand names such as Tunturi, Kettler, Trimline, Bremshey, Marcy, York, Pro-Form, Reebok, Gold`s Gym, Concept 2, WaterRower and more, plus a supplier of the Pacemaster range of running machines, the Keys Power Systems and the IronMan Fitness brands of strength training equipment and multigyms. In addition, Gymworld has just secured an exclusive partnership with Kettler, one of the world leaders in the maufacture and distribution of table tennis tables, to promote one of their brand new ranges. Gym World is based in Oldham, Lancashire.
• Free UK Mainland Delivery on most items
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Holdall sells a large and diverse range of sports equipment, including clothing, footwear, sunglasses and accessories, for most sports. In addition, they also sell a nice range of indoor games including all the usuals like chess sets, roulette, etc. and also some more unusual ones such as carpets bowls and step quoits plus they have a great selection of garden games and outdoor accessories such as swings, sand pits and trampolines. Holdall is based in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
• Free Delivery on orders >£120
Headers: Pool Tables, Football Tables, Air Hockey, Juke Boxes, Accessories
Excellent range of new and refurbished pool tables plus a full range of pool table accessories and equipment, including pool balls, aramith pool balls, pool chalk and pool table covers. In addition they also have air hockey tables and a large range of football tables and football equipment plus a great selection of jukeboxes.
Pool Uk is based in South Milford, Leeds.
• Free UK Delivery and installation on jukeboxes
• www prezzybox.com
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Zappy site with 1000's of gifts and gadgets at very competitive prices. There is also a useful Gift Wizard if you are struglling on what to buy. Member of the Which Web Trader's Association. rezzybox is based in Austrey, Warwickshire.
• Special Offers: Prezzybox has offered us a £5 discount off every order over £20 for our readers. Just enter the code EASYTORECALL at the checkout.
Ministry of Gadgets
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Wide range of gadgets and big boys toys here plus an impressive number of pool tables and football tables. They even have a bouncy castle! There is usually a competition to enter and you can sign up to their newsletter to receive news of new products and special offers. Ministry of Gadgets is based in Harpenden, Herts.
• Gift Service: The gift wrapping service also includes a handwritten gift tag
Headers: Boys Toys, Drinking Stuff, Gadgets, Gambling Stuff, Games, Gifts, Magic Tricks, iPod & MP3 Accessories, Novelty Lighting, Pool & Footy Tables, Radio Controlled, Risque (18+ Only!), Sports, Star Wars, Stu's Reviews, Tech Toys, Gift Certificates
Gifts, Gadgets, Boys' toys, Games, and all things fun. They sell over 500 novel, fun and exciting products with prices from around £4 to £19,999,999.95! (for a trip into space!) Sharper Edge is based in Harpenden, Herts.
• Gift Service: The gift wrapping service will also include a handwritten gift tag.
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£15
• International Delivery Available
Headers: Basketball Equipment, Fitness Equipment, Garden & Outdoors, Hammocks, Home & Living, Indoor Games, Outdoor Games, Picnic Sets, Playcentres, Sports Equipment, Table Sports, Trampolines
Very good range of both indoor and outdoor leisure products from basketballs to giant chess sets, and hammocks to bar stools. And not just for the home - Sunshine bits stocks products suitable for clubs, schools and corporate events. There is also a very good selection of indoor games including chess,, home casino and party games as well as more traditional games like cribbage, bagatelle, mah jong and penny arcades plus lots more - great for gifts for all ages. The website is fast and very easy to navigate. Sunshine Bits is a trading name of JDL Enterprises (UK) Ltd and is baed in Cambridge.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy
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Tesco.com is the world's biggest online grocery retailer, but there is also a massive range of other non-grocery products available on the Tesco website, form electrical items to toys and games. Plus Tesco runs regular price checks to ensure that prices are highly competive.
• Special Features: Free returns within 28 days. Clubcard points on all purchases.
• Connection Service: Connection service on cookers, washing machines, refrigeration equipment, washer/dryers and dishwashers - charges may apply. Removal and disposal service also available.