Are you looking for an Air Hockey table? This is probably how you came across the brand Dynamo. You are in luck! Getting a Dynamo Air Hockey table is a sound decision. We created this guide to give our readers a clear overview of what Dynamo offers and how it compares to some of the other brands out there.
About Dynamo and Valley-Dynamo
Dynamo is a reputable name in the Air Hockey industry as they have been making Air Hockey table for 50 years. In other words, they are a very reputable name in the Air hockey industry, especially for commercial grade air hockey table. Without surprise, some of the Dynamo Air Hockey tables are officially sanctioned tables of the United States Air Table Hockey Association (USAA).
The beginnings of Dynamo
It all started in Dallas, Texas in 1973 thanks to William Rickett, also known as Bill. Bill was a young entrepreneur, and decided to enter the amusement game industry. The first product he manufactured was a Foosball table.
Success picked up right away which gave the idea to start building coin-operated Pool and Air Hockey tables. The Dynamo Air Hockey tables were born.
The company continued to grow and added products to their line including shuffleboards and contract work for other manufacturers.
When did Dynamo become Valley-Dynamo?
Nearly 30 years after Dynamo was created, Valley Recreation Products and Dynamo Corporation merged creating Valley-Dynamo, in 1998.
In 2003, Brunswick, another known air hockey table manufacturer, bought Valley-Dynamo L.P. and relocated manufacturing to Mexico.
Finally, in 2009, Champion Shuffleboard bought Valley-Dynamo from Brunswick and also moved all manufacturing back to Texas.
Since 2012, Dynamo, Valley and Champion Shuffleboard are all part of the same company under the name of Valley-Dynamo L.P., in Richland Hills, Texas where wood and trim become pool tables.
Dynamo's line of air hockey tables are now known as the finest air hockey tables in the world. In addition, the Dynamo Prostyle Air Hockey table is the official sanctioned table of the United States Air Table Hockey Association (USAA).
Valley-Dynamo L.P. is the largest Billiard, Air Hockey, Foosball, Shuffleboard and accessories manufacturer in the world.
How much is a dynamo air hockey table?
The price of a Dynamo Air Hockey tables varies between about $2500 and $10,000 depending on whether the model is designed for home use or for commercial use such as air hockey tournaments, bars, etc. Regardless, Dynamo air hockey tables are made in the USA and some of the finest tables in the world.
How much does a Dynamo air hockey table weigh?
For example, the USAA-sanctioned Valley-Dynamo Pro Style weight 410 lbs. Dynamo Air Hockey tables tend to be heavier than other tables.
Dynamo Air Hockey Table Comparison
Dynamo is known to make some of the best (and expensive) commercial grade air hockey machine. We reviewed two of the most popular tables:
Valley-Dynamo Pro Style
The Valley-Dynamo Pro Style is a commercial grade air hockey table and one of the official sanctioned table of the United States Air Table Hockey Association (USAA). Also, it features an electronic score keeper with a side mounted LED display.
- 7-foot tournament-quality air hockey table
- Tournament-tested rails ensure accuracy and reliability
- Patented Dyna-Blast blower system delivers fast, nonstop action
- Measures 84 x 44 x 31 inches (LxWxH)
- Easily assembled for home installation
Valley-Dynamo Fire Storm
The Valley-Dynamo Fire Storm is the ultimate commercial air hockey table.
The Fire Storm Home table includes interactive lighting and sound effects and a LED overhead scoring display. This the ultimate table if you want to play in the dark.
- FEATURING A FAST PLAY HOCKEY TABLE - Experience faster play during air hockey tournaments, this table features a Dyna-Blast blower system that allows your puck to slide well on the playing surface. It also has easy-adjustment leg levelers for extra stability and control. Assembled Dimensions with Overhead: 99.5 L x 56 W x 71 H inches / Weight: 475 pounds.
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION WITH VIBRANT DESIGN - This game table is made with a proven long-life cabinet construction and includes a glowing UV coated impact-resistant Formica playing surface for a cool visual effect. Playfield Dimensions: 93 L x 45 W inches.
- DAZZLING COMPETITIVE PLAY - Enjoy the backlit graphics with bold overhead backlight, and an interactive flashing light that glows well with or without backlight. New sounds with Boss 200 watt speakers are also included to help you feel the game.
- INCLUDES OVERHEAD SCORER AND FREE ACCESSORIES- Equipped with LED overhead scoring display and optional scoring display, automatically keep score amidst the excitement of interactive flashing lights and new, engaging sounds. Also, it features an infrared optical jam-proof scoring assembly, hinged heavy duty goal ends for easy cleanup and worry no more because it is ETL-and CE-approved. The package includes 2 Mallets, 1 Fluorescent Green Puck, and 1 White Puck to help you start your game.
- FREE SHIPPING AND WARRANTY - Get 1-year manufacturer warranty and free shipping when you buy from Dazadi.
Valley-Dynamo Fire Storm Video
We discussed some of the main tables but have you heard of Fire Storm, Blue Streak or Best Shot+. These names might not be familiar to you but these are other popular tables from Dynamo. Dynamo also offers other types of air hockey tables. From coin-operated to hand crafted tables. For more information go to the Dynamo website.
Dynamo vs. the other brands
Dynamo is going to be a great pick if you are looking for a commercial grade, and potentially sanctioned table to play air hockey.
However, this table will not be suited for your families needs unless paying more than $5k for a air hockey table is within your budget. It will definitely look great in an office , bar or a private members club. If you can afford it though, these tables are some of the best ever made.
For more air hockey table brand reviews, check the following pages:
Dynamo air hockey accessories
Dynamo air hockey puck
If you are looking for a great air hockey puck, we recommend you have a look at this 2-1/2" Dynamo Air Hockey Pucks Set - Includes 2 Air hockey Pucks for regular tables and this 3-1/4" Dynamo Fluorescent Air Hockey Puck Set for commercial air hockey tables.
These air hockey pucks are about 6mm thick and weight about 65oz. They do not glow in the dark but if you looking for glow-in-the-dark air hockey pucks, check here.
Dynamo air hockey paddle
If you are also looking for a paddle, have a look at the Dynamo Air Hockey Goalie Mallet Set.