Quality of Table Top
4.3 / 5
Strength of Frame
4.4 / 5
Extra Features
4.4 / 5
Value
4.6 / 5
Overall Score
4.4 / 5

Pros:

Thick playing surface and heavy construction for an entry-level table

Cons:

Net is pretty low quality and price is just ok

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The Joola Triumph 18 is a new entry-level indoor table from Joola. It features an 18mm (3/4-inch) charcoal painted MDF surface that delivers a decent playing experience at a great price.

  • Features an 18mm Charcoal Painted MDF Surface
  • Supported by a 40 mm Warp-Resistant Frame
  • Includes Corner Ball Holders for up to Three Balls (Balls Not Included)
  • Includes Detachable Magnetic Scoring Device for Easy Game Scoring
  • Comes With Double Anti-Tilting Device for Increased Safety and Adjustable Feet to Level the Table
  • Two-Piece Table Folds for Easy Mobility, Playback Mode and Compact Storage

Table Construction

The highlight of the Joola Triumph 18 is the 3/4-inch (18mm) medium density fiberboard (MDF) playing surface. It's a solid and fairly thick playing surface that undergoes an extensive polyurethane paint process that helps the table stand up to scratches, ball marks and other damage to the table.

The 3/4 inch table top is supported by powder-coated steel frame and undercarriage that help to keep playing surface stable and evenly supported to give it stability and a consistent bounce throughout.

Safety Features

The Joola Triumph 18 has some nice extra safety features that make this table appeal to families with young children. The first of which is a double anti-tilting device that keeps the table (when in folded position) from unfolding and crashing down on someone. This is an especially important feature as this table weighs over 170 pounds and could cause serious damage to someone if it landed on them.

Secondly, the legs on the Joola Triumph 18 are auto-folding to make it an easier and safer process when folding and unfolding the table. This also can help to prevent accidents. Lastly, the table comes with leg levelers that help you adjust the table for any playing surface, making the table more stable during play and, therefore, safer.

Playback Compatible for Practicing

The Joola Triumph 18 has the ability to fold up a single side of the table while leaving the other side folded down, called "Playback" mode. This allows you to rally against a wall for playing or practicing yourself.

Joola Triumph 18 Playback

Built-in Corner Ball Holders

One of the best convenience features of the Triumph 18 are the built-in ball holders at each corner of the table. The holders are easily accessible and allow you to store up to 12 balls ( 3 in each corner ) underneath the table so you can make the most of your playing time and spend less time tracking down stray balls. The corner ball holders simply use friction to hold the balls in place allowing you to very easily

Joola Triumph 18 Ball Holder

Quick and Easy Assembly and Storage

Each half of the Triumph 18 comes nearly pre-assembled, so the assembly process really couldn't be easier.

The storage dimensions of the Triumph 18 are 26 inches wide by 63 wide inches by 64 inches tall. The compact, two-piece design of the Joola Triumph 18 makes it easy to store even out of the way.

Conclusion

The Joola Triumph 18 is an affordable entry-level table that is best suited for recreational players that want to step up their game and playing experience. The 3/4-inch top and solid steel construction mean that this table is a cut above other, more flimsy, entry-level tables and a great value at a very low price point.