Joola Inside 15 Vs Motion 15 (Joola Triumph 15) Review: Which One Is The Better Ping-pong Table For Family Leisure?

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To anyone who is looking for a ping-pong table for entry-level players, don’t miss this Joola Inside 15 Vs Motion 15 Review.

Even though there are many similarities between Inside 15 and Motion 15, once you look closely, you will see there are many differences that make Inside 15 the actual winner.

If you fancy the idea of a leisure ping-pong table with exceptional quality yet go easy on your wallet, no candidate can beat Inside 15.

Joola Motion 15 is also a strong candidate with a decent performance in all aspects; moreover, features like ball holders and a magnetic scorekeeper are a big plus for anyone who’s got bored of the Inside 15’s basic design.

Stay tuned to figure out why I believe Joola Inside 15 is better than Joola Motion 15. 

Joola Inside 15 Vs Motion 15: Comparison Chart

Name
The Winner (#1)
Joola Inside 15
The Runner-up (#2)
Joola Motion 15
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JOOLA Inside 15mm Table Tennis Table with Net Set - Features Quick 10-Min Assembly, Playback Mode, Foldable Halves
Joola USA Indoor Table Tennis Table
Dimension
108 x 60 x 30 inches
108 x 60 x 30 inches
Weights
137 lbs
137 lbs
Playing surface thickness
15 mm
15 mm
Color
blue
black
Steel Aprons
1,5 in
1,2 in
Steel Table Legs
1,5 in
1,2 in
Ball holders & Magnetic Scorer
Worth to Buy
Net
Clamp-styled
Clamp-styled
What I Like
Lock Caster Wheels
3 in
3 in
Safety Latch System
Double Anti-tilting Device
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Indoor
Leg Levellers with Rubber Ends
Easy to Assemble
Yes. 95% pre-assembled, 10-20 mins
Yes. 95% pre-assembled, 10-20 mins
Price
$399.99
Price not available
The Winner (#1)
Name
Joola Inside 15
Image
JOOLA Inside 15mm Table Tennis Table with Net Set - Features Quick 10-Min Assembly, Playback Mode, Foldable Halves
Dimension
108 x 60 x 30 inches
Weights
137 lbs
Playing surface thickness
15 mm
Color
blue
Steel Aprons
1,5 in
Steel Table Legs
1,5 in
Ball holders & Magnetic Scorer
Worth to Buy
Net
Clamp-styled
What I Like
Lock Caster Wheels
3 in
Safety Latch System
Double Anti-tilting Device
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Leg Levellers with Rubber Ends
Easy to Assemble
Yes. 95% pre-assembled, 10-20 mins
Price
$399.99
The Runner-up (#2)
Name
Joola Motion 15
Image
Joola USA Indoor Table Tennis Table
Dimension
108 x 60 x 30 inches
Weights
137 lbs
Playing surface thickness
15 mm
Color
black
Steel Aprons
1,2 in
Steel Table Legs
1,2 in
Ball holders & Magnetic Scorer
Worth to Buy
Net
Clamp-styled
What I Like
Lock Caster Wheels
3 in
Safety Latch System
Double Anti-tilting Device
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Leg Levellers with Rubber Ends
Easy to Assemble
Yes. 95% pre-assembled, 10-20 mins
Price
Price not available

Joola Inside 15 Vs Motion 15: Differences

The gap was close, but Inside 15 managed to win with its 1.5-inch steel table legs, 1.5-inch aprons, and availability. On the other hand, Motion 15 proves itself a hardcore competitor with additional features like magnetic scorer and ball holders.

The winner: Inside 15 (3 – 2)

The gap was close, but Inside 15 managed to win with its 1.5-inch steel table legs, 1.5-inch aprons, and availability. On the other hand, Motion 15 proves itself a hardcore competitor with additional features like magnetic scorer and ball holders. 

Steel table legs

The winner: Inside 15

Inside 15`s 1.5-in steel legs appear to be sturdier for me. To be fair, I don’t think Motion 15’s 1.2-inch legs are inadequate – it is not flimsy at all. However, since I expect my household table to age well, Inside 15’s 1.5-inch legs seem to offer more guarantee than the other in the long run.

Another plus is that both tables’ legs are powder-coated and should perform much better than paint. For me, switching to Motion 15 and Inside 15 is an upgrade from my old $200 Walmart table, whose paint worn out after one year or so. 

Steel aprons

The winner: Inside 15

Inside 15 has the 1.5-inch steel aprons, 0.2 inches thicker than that of Motion 15
Inside 15 has the 1.5-inch steel aprons, 0.2 inches thicker than that of Motion 15

Inside 15 wins again with the 1.5-inch steel aprons, 0.2 inches thicker than that of Motion 15.  

Going back to the Walmart table I mentioned earlier. Not only did its paint wear out after a short time, but its surface also warped up. The surface ended up losing its flatness, leading to a very unpleasant bounciness. I assumed this was due to the poor-quality steel aprons that failed to guard the tabletop’s evenness. 

So learning from the past, I would give Inside 15’s 1.5-inch steel aprons my trust.

Regarding color, each tables’ apron is painted with a different color from the other. Inside 15’s aprons are black while the other’s are white – to create a pleasing contrast with its black surface. Other than the color, everything else is pretty much the same. 

Magnetic scorekeeper

The winner: Inside 15

Inside 15 wins again with the 1.5-inch steel aprons, 0.2 inches thicker than that of Motion 15.  

Going back to the Walmart table I mentioned earlier. Not only did its paint wear out after a short time, but its surface also warped up. The surface ended up losing its flatness, leading to a very unpleasant bounciness. I assumed this was due to the poor-quality steel aprons that guard the tabletop’s evenness. 

So learning from the past, I would give Inside 15’s 1.5-inch steel aprons my trust.

Regarding color, each tables’ apron is painted with a different color. Inside 15’s aprons are black while the other’s are white – to create a pleasing contrast with its black surface. Other than the color, everything else is pretty much the same.

Ball holders

The winner: Motion 15

It’s a pity that a bestseller like Inside 15 fails to acquire this fantastic feature that Motion 15 has. 

At each corner of the Motion 15’s apron, there’s a ball holder that can store a maximum of three TT balls of 40mm.

I already owned two storage pouches, but these ball holders lend me a hand simply because it looks neater. Whether you’re a clean freak like me or someone who just wants to save some dollars on storage pouches, I highly recommend Motion 15.

But that’s not the only benefit they offer. I have kids running inside my house all the time, so it is safer for them that there are these ball holders replacing the hard, sharp corners. Even I would accidentally pump up against these corners during matches. That’s why I’m completely amused by this feature.

Without ball holders, Inside 15 has to be accompanied by a storage bag.

Worth to Buy

The winner: Inside 15

If you look at the list of ping-pong tables, you can see that hardly any names can compete with Inside 15 in terms of popularity. Its impressive performance in quality and availability help boost its status significantly. 

Amazon and other marketplaces also actively execute sales promotions for Inside 15. Often, I find bestsellers more of a marketing success than a proof of quality. However, after using Inside 15, I can say with confidence that Inside 15 is a wise investment.

On the other hand, it seems like Joola is decreasing the production of Motion 15. It might be challenging searching for Motion 15 online these days.

Joola Inside 25 Vs Motion 25: Similarities

Tabletop and Net and Post Set

Both Motion 15 and Inside 15 have a 15mm tabletop, making them ideal for recreational purposes. But keep in mind, having the same thickness doesn’t mean the playability is the same for every table; if you don’t want to gamble on less famous brands, just go for big names like Joola for top quality.  

Coupled with their fashionable designs, I can see how these tables will be a brilliant interior item for your living room, office, or recreational center where players of every level and age group are welcome.

Motion 15’s black and white-stripped tabletop

With high-quality tables, fixed or screw-on nets are the most common, but with budget-friendly, recreational tables like Motion 15 and Inside 15, there’s no more convenient option than a net and post set (clamp style). Compared to other designs, a clamp-style net takes no time to get used to, making it the most user-friendly. 

My experience with net and post set wasn’t enjoyable, however. The tension adjustment is unstable to the point of annoying. I’m a little upset that so many well-made tables, including Motion 15 and Inside 15, are featured with net and post sets rather than more traditional designs.

Weight, Undercarriage, and Assembly

A tournament table is unavoidably heavy, but recreational tables better are lightweight. Their weights are both just around 137 lbs, which is a huge advantage during assembling, moving, and handling. 

I did not have any trouble setting up those 95%-preprogrammed table parts. The total weight of each table is light from the beginning, but the pre-assembled components themselves also quickened the process a lot.

But unlike Joola’s advertisement, I spent around 30 mins to get the tables ready. A 137lbs- ping-pong table is impressively light, but it still requires two adults (me and my friend) to work on it. Nonetheless, most brands use this advertisement even for bulky, high-quality products, so I guess it’s a thing in this industry.

Anti-tilting Devices and Play-back Mode

JOOLA installed several devices to ensure that Motion 15 and Inside 15 are stable enough for ultimate customer experiences. The anti-tilting device of both tables guarantees safety during mobility and play-back mode. 
Speaking about the play-back mode, another feature that adds up to these two tables’ stability is the safety latch system. I’ve already ranked up to the intermediate level, but my friend, a beginner, is obsessed with it.

Safety latch system that supports the Play-back Mode

This would help you avoid any accidental glide. In addition to the locking mechanism, these caster wheels are 3 inches in size, a generous measurement for 15mm thickness tables. 

Often, large wheels suggest smoother movements and convenience during storage. I often see brands feature wheels smaller than 3 inches for recreational tables, but JOOLA decided to live up to its name by matching 3-inch wheels to these two’s 15mm thickness tabletops.

Quick Rundown of JOOLA Inside 15

Sale
JOOLA Inside 15mm Table Tennis Table with Net Set - Features Quick 10-Min Assembly, Playback Mode, Foldable Halves
  • JOOLA - AN OLYMPIC TABLE TENNIS BRAND TRUSTED FOR 60+ YEARS: Launched in the 1950s, JOOLA has been the proud sponsor of the biggest tournaments in the world, Including the Olympics, World Championships, and US Open. Equipment designed for all levels.
  • 15mm MDF SURFACE TOURNAMENT QUALITY AT HOME: The JOOLA Inside Table Tennis Table is a competition grade, regulation size indoor ping pong table, perfect for playing in your home, office, or recreation center.
  • EASY AND QUICK ASSEMBLY: Set up this top-performing table tennis table in approximately 10 minutes out of the box. The tournament-grade regulation size 72" ping pong net set has a convenient clamp system for quickly attaching and removing from the table.
  • SAFE, MOBILE, COMPACT STORAGE: The 2 halves and 3" lockable wheels and casters makes this ping pong table easy to roll and move around when not in use. Does not include ping pong paddles.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: JOOLA listens and learns from your feedback to create top of the line quality table tennis equipment for kids & adults. If you're not 100% satisfied or have product suggestions our customer service team is available to help.
Pros
  • Price is affordable, plus the sales promotions
  • Lightweight that makes moving and assembling it easier
  • 3in caster wheels
  • Anti-tilting devices keep the stable during playing and storing
  • Powder-coated legs don’t wear out in a short time
Cons
  • No additional details like ball holders and magnetic scorekeepers

Quick Rundown of JOOLA Motion 15

Joola USA Indoor Table Tennis Table
  • Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H
  • Features a 15mm Charcoal Painted MDF Surface- Perfect for Recreational Use
  • Includes Automatic Folding Legs/ Trolley System of Four Locking Casters Under Each Half
  • Comes With Double Anti-Tilting Device for Increased Safety and Adjustable Feet to Level the Table
  • Two-Piece Table Folds Into Playback and Storage Position
Pros
  • Have additional features like ball holders and magnetic scoreboard
  • Lightweight so assembling and moving it are pretty easy
  • Powder-coated legs don’t wear out in a short time
Cons
  • 15mm thickness is not for expert-level play
  • not always available

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