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Kenneth Rasch
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I was wondering if there are better teams than the ones you get with the game.. Maybe it's just me that's very bad at the game, but the figures seems to fall over VERY easy - and I'm not able to make a decent flick.. So, do I just need to practice alot, or is it possible to buy teams that is a bit more "heavy".
I've allready got the Astropitch, so it's not because the field is bad

The picture in the link has some teams with a more flat base.. Are they better, and where can I get them?
 
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Tim Synge
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It depends
The "best" teams in many people's opinions are the "heavyweight" teams which were mass-produced in the 1970s and possibly into the early 1980s. These can still be obtained in varying conditions - ranging from about GBP 10.00 up to GBP 100.00+ depending on the rarity of the strip and the condition. For example, Brazil or England teams are much more common than Danish club sides.

I prefer to play using a heavyweight team rather than the later "lightweights". They are referred to here
http://www.peter-upton.co.uk/sub3.htm
as "classic heavyweights" and this is what I would recommend trying out.

A reliable supplier, assuming you don't want to take the risk of buying players with broken ankles on ebay, is
Subbuteoworld, where the prices are high, but the quality is good. I see that I'm not allowed to link to suppliers, but you'll find the site easily. It's in the UK.

Tim.
 
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Necessary Evil
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WE used to play this game as kids in the 80's.

I remember never being able to master this game. It was not until we got the indoor soccer version that we had any real fun with it.

I wonder if I could enjoy it now?

Sorry this post is of no help to your question.

-M
 
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Hector Fudus
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flat bases
I have teams with both bases, the flat bases are definately easier to use. they are roughly the same weight, they don't tip over nearly as easily, and are much, much easier to send in a strait path. They are the only bases we play with. The rounded base ones are better for curving shots but much harder to use and master. that being said, the people who are good with them will never switch.

You can find them on ebay. I may be able to get you some teams with flat bases. I'll put out some calls tonight and let you know tomorrow.
 
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Hector Fudus
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Hasbro
The base in the picture you mentioned is of the Hasbro figures.
 
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Nate Sandall
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My friend had a set (has?) back in the '80s and I got pretty good (with a lot of practice) at flicking the guys and moving them around at one point. Shooting on goal and scoring is something I never quite got the hang of though.
 
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