A railroad is a thing of beauty. Steel and wood. In the US, our railroads get a bad rap for being out of date, but if railroads falling apart leads to beautiful ping pong tables like this one from Railyard Studios, then it might not be the end of the world…
The steel rails under the table’s play surface were actually manufactured back in 1904, over 110 years ago, but will now spend their retirement supporting quite a bit less weight than a locomotive chugging by.
Even the table’s wooden legs, made from oak and hickory timbers, were destined for use on a railway but were salvaged before being coated with creosote so they still have a lovely natural woodgrain finish.
So if you’ve ever wanted New York’s Highline Park in ping pong form in your living room, you can have this for…$13,995?!?! Hold on, are we trying to rebuild all the railroads in America by selling these tables? Yes, this table is gorgeous, one of the coolest we’ve ever seen, but holy PING PONG, Batman.
We’re heading into Labor Day Weekend, which means it’s the first weekend of the 2015 US Open and a perfect time to talk about all the ping pong news surrounding our favorite event for that OTHER racket sport…tennis.
It may be September, but outdoor ping pong doesn’t stop with the end of August. Check out this awesome video from The Maine Film Guys that shows table tennis throughout the state. Colby, from the group explained, “It is titled Ping Pong Around The State of Maine. The last month we have traveled across the state to seven locations filming with a ping pong table.” Enjoy (and send us pics and vids of you playing at home)!
We hesitate to say it’s almost Back to School season, so let’s just say it’s almost back to “do dumb things on college campuses” season, and what better way to say that than with a 1600 ping pong ball liquid nitrogen explosion from Plymouth University in the UK. We’ve seen liquid nitrogen and ping pong balls hang out together before, but let’s be real…this NEVER gets old.
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