Introduction To The #1 Indoor Ping Pong Table
That's right, we have rated the Butterfly Centerfold 25 as the #1 best indoor ping pong table in our top 10 comparison list. There are so many table tennis brands on the market and Butterfly is definitely in the top three brands in the ping pong world. The table top is 25mm, giving you a great bounce. It comes in blue or green, although these days I prefer blue as it adds more color to the game. I'm all for the progressive way in which the game is developing
It's an automatically folding table which needs no assembly. This means that when you purchase the table, it will be delivered already assembled. No two-hour setup time, no screws and manuals to figure out how to put this table together.
Just add the net and posts and you can start playing in 5 mins. It's approved by the ITTF, (International Table Tennis Federation) making it suitable for use in a professional competitive match. Not bad considering it's comes with a 5 year warranty which shows that Butterfly are serious about quality of this table.
Why Have We Put The Butterfly Centerfold 25 At The #1 Spot?
There are many factors which make up our decision-making process, but we mainly look at three factors:
- Table top
- Value for money
We also consider branding as part of it, but it's not always true that a good brand name produces a quality table. In this case though, Butterfly have done a sterling job of producing one of the finest indoor table tennis tables around. If you're in the market for the best indoor table tennis table and want to play at a high level, then look no further.
It's priced at $1,689.98 and you'll be hard pushed to find a table that is so easy to use with such a superb bounce. It's perfect for a home, that has the indoor space to keep it, community center or business that have staff who love to play during their break times. It has all the looks, charm and charisma to be #1, so let me take you on a little journey of indulgence and find out why this indoor table tennis table is just so special.
The Butterfly Professional Range
The Butterfly Centerfold 25 table tennis table, is one of three tables in the 'professional' range. Butterfly have made the Octet 25 Rollaway table, Europa 25 and this one, the Butterfly Centerfold 25. We will review each table and look at the differences, so you can see which table is best suits your requirements.
At first glance, the Centerfold 25 looks very much like any other table. However, when you start to have a play on it you quickly realize that the materials used for the frame and undercarriage are far superior than other tables on the market. The bounce of the ball is incredible. Butterfly have made the point that this table was the official table used for the 20014-2016 Butterfly North American Tour. So with that, you now know that it's a table that has been used by international professionals players.
In other words, it has had plenty of pro testing time for Butterfly to perfect this top indoor table tennis table.
What Makes The Butterfly Centerfold 25 Indoor Table So Special?
In particular, it's the bounce of the ball on the table and the way it smoothly folds towards the center that makes it so special. It is very rare to find a fold-able rollaway professional table tennis table that has such a good bounce. The Butterfly indoor table-tops are made with compressed particle board and it's around 1' thick. Most professional table tennis tables are this thick.
It comes in a blue or a green table top, with white lines marking the edges and center of the table for doubles games. Butterfly have paid a lot of attention to the undercarriage making it one of the most durable and strongest frames on the market. It comes in a white frame with four large rubber 25mm wheels, to help move the table about. Two of the wheels are lockable to keep the table from moving during a game.
The steel frame comes with 2" square legs, which are attached to the foldable frame. Each leg comes with adjustable feet, this is very useful for floors that are slightly uneven. Sometimes, church halls or community center floors have had a lot of wear and tear and it's essential to have an even table-top playing area.
The table folds from the center, hence the name. I think it's important to have two people when folding the table, one at each end. Avoid strain on your back and stop the table from moving when you are folding it. Once it's folded, Butterfly have created a space-saving folding mechanism which compacts the table as much as possible to reduce the amount of storage space needed.
It uses about 51cm when it's completely folded. This is a new trend that I'm starting to see on modern tables and it's fantastic to see that manufacturers are being considerate with the use of space once the table is folded and put in to storage.
Timo Bol Demo Of The Butterfly Amicus Robot On A Butterfly Centerfold 25 Table [Video]
One major noticeable point is that the legs are recessed 400mm underneath making this table wheelchair friendly. The table can even be used in competitions. I haven't seen this feature on a table before. If you know players or have family members who use a wheelchair this is a great asset. Nobody is excluded from using this ping pong table and that feature has helped it win the #1 spot at the top of our list.
- Wheel Chair friendly
- Approved by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
- Adjustable feet for leveling the table
- 25mm table top - best bounce around
- 2' Steel Square legs
- 5" Locking Rubber Wheels
- Safety Feature: Release Lock
- Net & Post included (Butterfly own brand Europa)
- 5 Year warranty
Minimal storage space used when folded!
About The Butterfly Brand
I felt it's important to give you a little background into the Butterfly brand so you can understand what they do and where they come from. Butterfly has been in business for over 60 years and was founded in 1950 in Japan by Hikosuke Tamasu. He had a life long passion for the game and wanted to provide different paddles, table tennis rubbers and equipment for individual players.
Every player is different and has a unique set of skills, ability and requirements. Hikosuke went on to perfect his products over the years and had a break through in 1960 with the introduction of the Sriver rubber, which became a household name and everyone player across the world started to use it.
The butterfly brand was on the map. Today they sponsor professional players, put on tournament across the world and work with the top players to develop products and take to market.
What Safety Features Are In Place?
When the table is folded away and put in storage, it's important that the table does not roll away. To solve this problem, it has an easy to use safety mechanism which locks the table. It has a red bar which stretches across the back of the table which locks it in the folded position. In playing position, the table has two wheels that are lockable preventing the table from moving.
What Is The Bounce Like?
With a 25mm thick table top and the special composite materials used on the table top, you can expect the perfect bounce from Butterfly. The bounce is especially important as this table is ITTF approved and used in national and international table tennis competitions.
Does It Come With A Net?
Yes, it does. Butterfly have their own brand of Europa nets, which this table is supplied with. The posts are held in place by screw-on clamps with felt tips to stop scratching the table. The net has a ring chain to adjust the tension. You want it just tight enough so it stands nicely upright.
How Do You Assemble This Table?
It comes already assembled. So you don't need to build it from scratch and spend a couple of hours putting it together.
This table is not for players or families who just want to have an indoor table tennis table for effect to impress the neighbors! I mean it will definitely impress the neighbors as it's by far the best indoor table tennis table on the market. But for me, it's meant to be played on and played on a lot with peeps that want to play and have fun!
It's a great buy and will blend in well at any home that has the space for this gorgeous table.
Priced at $1,689.98 it's not so cheap but you get fantastic value for money and it's a great long term investment. It's good-looking table top with magento color corners, coupled with a very strong frame that has been engineered for a smooth fold and easy rollaway system.
It's hard to find a better indoor table tennis table on the market. Butterfly is such a strong brand and have been perfecting their products since 1960. They are considered to be one of the worlds best brands in table tennis and they give so much to the sport in terms of coaching, development and sponsoring the game.
If you have the money and are in the marketing for a top quality table tennis table, supporting Butterfly by buying one of these best indoor table tennis tables would be a great investment for a very long time. Definitely a superb thing to own.
Ok peeps, I'm signing off for today. Keep the ping in your step as you will be floating like a butterfly around this table to keep up with the table bounce.