I waited to write this review until my daughter had an opportunity to use it. We have three of these in the US - one for us and one each for our 2 college kids. However,my daughter is studying at Manly Peninsula for a semester, so we ordered her one for use there through pokermbs.com.com.au. I was surprised at the poor review I had seen since we have loved our Spike Ball sets. My daughter played it with some friends who were unfamiliar with Spike Ball. They all loved it. My daughter said there were no defects or poor quality with the set. The college kids (International School of Management,, Sydney) were amazed they had not yet heard of Spike Ball because it is so much fun!!!