Quality of Table Top
3.8 / 5
Strength of Frame
4.1 / 5
Extra Features
4.4 / 5
Value
4.1 / 5
Overall Score
4 / 5

Pros:

Good frame and apron, assembly is easy

Cons:

Top isn't that great, use of some cheap materials

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The Stiga Triumph is an entry-level table tennis table that offers some great convenience features and a very good playing experience for an affordable price. The QuickPlay chassis makes the Stiga Triumph easy to set up but also is constructed with high-quality materials. The 5/8-inch playing surface is not tournament quality but does offer a good playing experience as it is supported by a 2-inch steel apron, 2-inch steel legs and a frame with steel cross-beam supports. The Triumph is also built by one of the biggest worldwide names in table tennis, Stiga.

Specifications

  • QuickPlay Chassis for Fast Assembly- From Box to Play in 20 Minutes
  • 5/8" Thick Tournament Blue Table Top
  • 2" Self-Opening Steel Legs with 3" Mag Wheels
  • 2" Steel Apron with Corner Protectors
  • 66" Net and Post Set Included
  • For Indoor Use Only

Construction

The Stiga Triumph has a 5/8-inch thick tournament blue top with silk screen striping for enhanced durability. The top is expertly sanded and finished with a UV filling process which ensures a level playing surface and extra smooth finish. While not actually ITTF certified or officially tournament quality (it must be at least 1-inch thick for this), the Stiga Triumph is constructed with many of the same materials and processes of tournament quality tables.

The 2-inch steel apron wraps around the 5/8 inch MDF playing surface. It provides the necessary support between the top and the frame to make sure the table has a uniform bounce throughout. The core of the frame is constructed with 2-inch heavy-gauge steel legs that make for a solid foundation to keep the table in place during play. The legs come with plastic leg caps to prevent floor scratches. Under the base of the table are 3-inch mag ball-bearing wheels that will roll smoothly over most surfaces. Two of the four wheels have locking mechanisms to keep the table secure during play.

QuickPlay Assembly

The QuickPlay feature by Stiga is a solution to one of the biggest complaints of recent ping pong table owners: the assembly process. The assembly process of some tables can be in excess of 6 hours and involve hundreds of parts, sometimes requiring two or more people to move pieces into place for proper assembly. The QuickPlay Chassis of the Stiga Triumph is almost entirely pre-assembled and the entire assembly process (from receiving the box to playing your first game) should take no more than 20 minutes. This style of chassis we've seen before with tables like the Stiga InstaPlay and we believe it's a vast improvement over traditional assembly methods. However, the QuickPlay chassis is still not as easy to set up as the InstaPlay chassis of the Stiga Instaplay. Slightly more assembly is required for the QuickPlay and there are significantly more parts to keep track of.

Playing Experience

We had a positive experience playing on the Stiga Triumph table tennis table. It has a feel that is familiar with other Stiga tables and while the 5/8-inch top certainly doesn't have the bounce of a high-end ping pong table, the frame feels solid and of good quality at this price point. We absolutely loved the ease of assembly (with the QuickPlay chassis) and the little touches on this table like the slick Stiga logo along the side of the apron. The other features of the table are pretty standard like corner protectors, an adjustable net and post set and self-opening legs but it is important to note that this table does support playback mode. You can fold half of the table up to be able to practice against yourself.

Conclusion

The Stiga Triumph is a good entry from Stiga into the beginner/intermediate level table tennis table market. It certainly does not play or feel like a high-end table, but at such an affordable price this is to be expected. The table itself offers a decent playing experience and comes with a lot of convenience features that make it an attractive option for those looking for a good table on a budget.