Don’t worry too much, the blinding part is only temporary and while you will be able to see just fine within a few seconds, you will no doubt end up on the wrong side of that crucial set point or match point. Created by SyynLabs and on display at Mindshare LA, the table will most likely challenge even the very best in the business and the design of this pneumatically actuated table is such that it gives advantage to the lesser skilled played at times, to even out the game. You can push the buttons or use a remote attached to tilt the table at an angle of your choice and both players can try and outfox opponents with varied angles.
Considering how our ping pong skill is at best ‘poor’ on ordinary tables, we might as well stay away from one of these. But the added perk is that the table can keep a count of the score automatically and pushes the net away from the player who has just scored a point. This is to ensure that the player who is getting trounced will have a chance of fighting back. How far back will the net go, we are not sure, but it cannot surely keep going that way!
The tilting motion of the table is controlled by the pneumatic actuators placed underneath and you can also use bright flashing lights all of a sudden to blind your opponent temporarily. In case you are planning a match on one of these, might as well wear a pair of shades to try and survive the flashing lights. In case your ping pong table is not challenging enough for you, now you know how you can take it up a notch.