« Juya Paper Qillling Kit with Blue Tools 960 Strips Board Mould Crimper Coach Comb (Paper Width 3mm) AUDEW Hot Sell Outdoor Tactical Gear Airsoft Paintball Full Face Protection Skull Mask Chost Fire » 3 thoughts on “Butterfly TC1000 Table Tennis Table Cover” 70 of 74 people found the following review helpful Don’t Expect to Use this Outdoors in a Lay Flat Position, December 4, 2011 By B. Daniels (Roseville, CA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Butterfly TC1000 Table Tennis Table Cover (Sports) I own a nice Kettler Master Pro Table. It is 5ft wide and 9 ft long. The Master Pro is almost a $1000 outdoor table — I want something to protect it and I am so tired of throwing money away on those plastic or PVC covers that crack, rip, tear as soon as you get them. The table is down in its play position 24-7-365 on an outdoor court in my backyard. This Butterfly product may work well for tables that are in a folded storage position. However, I would not recommend this product if you are intending to use this cover outdoors and your table is down and is in the play position – with or without the net up. The cover will not lay flat. The part of the cover that would go over the net bunches up and looks terrible and the cover barely will cover the actual table surface at this center point. I thought about using a few tarp clips and bungie/elastic cords to try to make use of the cover or maybe a few spring clamps on each corner of the table to hold the cover down in place. But then I thought — I just spend $64+ dollars for a table tennis cover. It should be designed to work. For $64, there should be some system to secure the cover in its lay-flat position. Needless to say I returned it the same day. I will not support a manufacture that can’t design a cover to protect a table when it is in its play position. How hard can it be to make a cover like that. What is more surprising is that I can’t find anyone that makes a decent cover for our table when they are in their down position. Maybe I’ll design something since no one else can seem to do it. For now, after returning the Butterfly Cover which uses some pretty thin nylon fabric, I visited Harbor Freight and picked up a Silver 9mil 8Ft 6 inches X 11 Ft 4 inches tarp for $12 (wasn’t on sale that day and my 20% off coupon expired) and I picked up 4 3 1/2 spring clips for a couple bucks each – one for each corner of the table. Within 2 minutes, the tarp covered the table beautifully (with the net up) and I used the clamps (squeeze and let go to clamp) to hold the 9 mil tarp in place. For $20, I have a solution that will keep water, leaves, dirt, etc off the table through the winter and summer. The tarp will not crack in the winter and a 9 mil tarp will last several years with rain, wind, and sun. And, oh by the way, it looks good. The clamps fold the excess tarp under the table so it has this almost custom look appearance. Bottom-line – you can easily make a MUCH better solution for a lot less money that will last longer and look nice. Again it amazes me that someone simply doesn’t create a pattern from tarp material or some better grade nylon material and sews it some elastic around the corners so it hugs the table like a mattress pad cover would on your bed. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (6) Reply 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful Butterfly Cover gets it done, October 15, 2009 By Michael G. Mcdonell (San Carlos, CA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Butterfly TC1000 Table Tennis Table Cover (Sports) This cover is water resistant vs truly waterproof. It’s pretty heavy duty and well-made. I use it to cover an indoor type table that is kept outdoors in rain. By itself, it won’t do that job. It admits some water on the side zips and the stitching at the top handle leaks. I think I will use seam-seal (for waterproofing tents) on all sewed seams and still may have to add a plastic tarp or something underneath to 100% insure it’s watertight. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful Heavy Duty, December 29, 2009 By Joe H (Los Angeles, CA USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Butterfly TC1000 Table Tennis Table Cover (Sports) First day thoughts: Very good value. Heavy duty cordura nylon looking material. Using it on my Kettler outdoor table. Good coverage all the way down to about 6 inches from the ground when the table is folded up. Heavy enough where I don’t think wind will ever blow it off.My only regret is that it droops severely at the top on account of my table folding tightly together at the top giving it a triangular shape. The cover is rectangular just like the picture. The excess fabric creates a few large folds that make a great looking cover look like a tarp I threw over the table(maybe not that bad). I don’t deduct from my 5 star rating because the picture and dimensions are accurate. I should have known it would fit this way. None the less I am happy with my purchase. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.