The Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top is one of the most popular conversion tops available.
People like it because it is fairly cheap and simple. This might be the right conversion top for you if you are not going to be all that serious about your ping pong playing once you make your purchase.
In this review of all the information out there about the basic Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top, I will show you the pluses and minuses of going with Stiga’s lower-end choice.
Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top Specs
Depending on whether the basic Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top comes with net and posts, its model number will be T814N (with) or T814 (without). More on the net and posts issue later..
On Walmart.com, the model number is given as 60814000 for some reason, but Amazon uses the T814N and T814. (Incidentally, the T814 is actually the Stiga Duo Table Tennis Conversion Top. I know: it’s confusing; that’s why I’m here to sort it all out for you.)
The plain Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top I am reviewing today has these details:
- It’s 1/2″ thick (vs. 5/8″ for some of the better conversion tops)
- It fits both 7′ and 8′ pool tables, like most table tennis conversion tops.
- It is dark green.
- It weighs 110 lbs. and has a shipping weight of 118 lbs.
- It has 30″ center-mounted steel stiffeners to stiffen the table top surface for better ping pong play.
- It’s got side strips to align the top properly.
- And finally, it comes with sponge rubber strips to hold the table tennis conversion top in place while you play ping pong.
As mentioned, the Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top is fairly no frills. So it can be purchased for cheaper than many other ping pong conversion tops. The price may be right for you.
Several reviewers on Amazon commented on the easy assembly of this Stiga. The sponge rubber strips are easy to fix in place.
Last I checked the basic Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top had a 3.7/5.0 in six Amazon reviews, and 4.3/5.0 in 22 Walmart reviews. That’s pretty good.
It’s the 5th best-selling classic conversion top on Amazon. The Stiga Fusion is ahead of it, while the (netless and postless) Stiga Duo is behind it.
One Amazon reviewer complained that this conversion top didn’t come with net and posts, despite being advertised to do so. Nevertheless, he went on to give it a 4-star rating, noting that a net and posts only costs $20.
The main argument against going with this basic Stiga conversion top is that it is a no-frills ping pong top. In a 2-star Amazon review of the Stiga, “Lefty” said, “This table appears to be one of the lower end products from Stiga, where the ends are unfinished.” (Emphasis mine.) Is imperfection all right with you? For many people, it is. Many have been satisfied with their Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top purchases.
Summarizing the Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top
I hope I have given you a better idea of where the Stiga T814N conversion top falls in the whole scheme of ping pong conversion tops. Basically, it falls toward the bottom. But do your kids really care if the table top halves are a little scratched or aren’t perfectly lined up? That’s the only question you need to answer before deciding whether to buy the Stiga Table Tennis Conversion Top. Well, you might consider price, too. List price on this model is currently $299.