The Stiga Vapor and the JOOLA Nova DX are two of the most popular outdoor tables for sale. Both of these tables have been released within the past year and have quickly become best sellers because of their relatively inexpensive price and durability outdoors.See Full review of Stiga Vapor
Often one of the most important characteristics that determine bounce quality.
Result: Tie – both tables are made out of the same material and have the same surface thickness.
The reason you’re comparing these two models. You plan to leave it outside and you don’t want the occasional downpour or freezing temperature to ruin your new table.
Result: Tie – Both tables have an aluminum plastic composite surface that ensures it will be weatherproof whether you’re playing in a 90 degree downpour or a freezing blizzard.
While less important than outdoor durability and bounce quality, chassis design is important in preventing sagging or keeping the surface level.
Result: Tie – Both tables have the same apron thickness, have leg levelers and auto folding legs.
Result: Winner - JOOLA Nova – Significantly larger wheels. The JOOLA Nova will be easier to move around outdoors.
Result: Tie – Both tables have the same type of net clamp.
Result: Tie – Both tables are very easy to assemble, both require attaching the wheels and you’re done.
Result: Stiga Vapor winner – When storing a ping pong table, depth is generally the most important measurement. Because the Stiga Vapor has a lower depth, (width x height x depth), it’s easier to store.
Result: Tie – Both tables have a blue top and silk screen stripping. Personally I believe the JOOLA Nova looks better, but this is simply a matter of opinion.
Result: Tie – While prices change, both tables are priced around $500 dollars, but the Stiga Vapor has a slight edge.
Stiga and JOOLA are world-renowned brands that have been leaders in the table tennis market for decades. Both these companies hold a high standard of quality for their tables as well as customer service.
Mistakes do happen, and people that have reported receiving damaged goods have received a quick and polite response.
I would pick the JOOLA Nova DX simply because it has received so many positive reviews in the short time it has been for sale. The Stiga Vapor also has a good number of positive reviews, but nowhere near as many as the JOOLA Nova DX. I also think the JOOLA Nova has a sleeker more professional design.
It was a tight race, both these tables are so alike that it almost doesn’t matter which one you choose. They are made out of the same weatherproof materials, have the same surface thickness and even have an equal assembly time.
The one major difference I noticed was the size of the wheels and because this matters very little (unless you’re rolling your table a long distance), it really shouldn’t impact your decision.
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