Analysis of team figures
Like a sad sod that I am, I spent an hour compring the differences between the different types of Subbuteo teams with the following suprising results-
Bases Figures Total weights comments
Zeugo Zeugo 2.8 grammes fantastic shot, chips the ball readily, but NO spinning at all
Subbuteo solid Subbuteo 2.0 grammes standard team,good for sliding,some spinning possible
Profibase Subbuteo 3.6 grammes very stable,great for sliding,No spinning at all,suprisingly weak shot considering it has the highest weight
Subbuteo slot BradMen ** 1.9 grammes lightest weights,but great spinning,decent shot
Subbuteo solid BradMen ** 1.9 grammes good sliding,shotpower not bad, almost no spinning possible
Zeugo Subbuteo flats 2.2 grammes in theory, should be a great combination, but flat figure possibly too tall for the heavy bases,and thus,spinning is good but not great;shotpower good
Subbuteo slot Subbuteo flats 1.9 grammes Again,in theory,should be the best of both worlds,but although spinning is excellent,they are unpredictable over long swerve distances; shooting suffers as the bases are not as powerful as either Zeugo or Subbuteo solids.
Subbuteo solid Woodentop thins 2.5 grammes Tom Taylors Woodentops-a copy of my BradMen-perform well to allow good spinning, and work better in 'solid' bases rather than slotted bases,where they benefit from an extra washer added.
I am currently trying to assemble a best of both worlds team using BradMen into slotted Zeugo bases,as the 'shuttlecock' effect of the tall thin figures
does actually get the heavy Zeugo bases to leave the pitch and spin ! So far, I have found that standard subbuteo flats figures are a few millimetres too tall, so I will experiment with BradMen of fractionally different heights, until I hit on the best combination.
** BradMen are
the hand-made figures which I make and sell. Made from artists card,and hand-coloured and then laquered to any colour you desire for £4 a set of 12 figures (goalkeepers extra £1), box is extra £3.