Rods are one of the most important (and expensive!) components of any foosball table, so make sure you choose yours wisely. These heavy-duty steel rods should do just fine. With a standard 5/8" diameter, these rods should fit almost any foosball table made by a popular manufacturer.
You may be wondering what the difference is between solid and hollow rods. It's actually pretty significant, and will affect how your table plays. Solid rods are heavier, more sturdy, and will generally last much longer. You won't have to worry about solid rods bowing after years of heavy use. The general trade-off is ease of manipulation. Hollow rods like these are much easier to push, pull, and spin, which will make your foosball men feel a little more nimble, and are generally good choice for game rooms that see lots of young players. However, hollow rods can become warped through heavy inappropriate use, and might need to be removed and reshaped from time to time. Generally, with steel rods, the