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Franklin Expert Croquet Set

Item # HN-FRK020

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Franklin
Weight
13 ounce balls
Balls
3 5/16 inch - Polypropylene
Warranty
90 Day Limited
Recommended Usage
For the Enthusiast
# of Pieces
24
# of Players
6 Players
Configuration
9L x 2W in. Mallet Head Dimensions
Component
36 in. Mallet Handle Dimensions
Storage Case
Carry Bag w/Component Pockets

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  • Six 36-inch hardwood mallet handles
  • Six 9-inch hardwood mallet heads
  • Two hardwood stakes
  • Six polypropylene balls
  • Nine steel wickets
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Franklin Expert Croquet Set
 
3.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (34)
  • Easy to transport (27)
  • Compact (22)
  • All weather (14)

Cons

  • Flimsy (11)
  • Wears quickly (9)
  • Hard to store (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Lawn (45)
  • Family fun (41)
  • Tournaments (18)
  • Beach (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational player (47), Beginner (11), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good looking set

great looking set, others have mention that the wood becomes 'marred' but that is what wood does, I don't see this as a problem, but add a nice 'patina.'
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great looking set, others have mention that the wood becomes 'marred' but that is what wood does, I don't see this as a problem, but add a nice 'patina.'

We used this set for our recreational tournament, everyone commented on how nice it was.

worth the price and handsome set with great carrying bag.

we also used the set from Restoration Hardware, while this set came with a 'nice' stand, disappointed in how flimsy the RH set was compared to this one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ignore all the good reviews

I ordered this product thinking that "expert" meant that the quality would be high. Expert apparently refers to the narrow wickets, which I have no problem with. The wickets are the on...Read complete review

I ordered this product thinking that "expert" meant that the quality would be high. Expert apparently refers to the narrow wickets, which I have no problem with. The wickets are the only quality item in this set. I wanted this set for the 36" handles but most of them are warped and appear to be turned that way. The mallet heads are light wieght forcing you to hit the ball harder which will cut the soft plastic covered ball. You can actually push your fingernails into the ball's soft plastic. I like the dark finish of the mallets but it seems like the manufacturer is trying to hide all the knot holes and defects in the wood. It was between this set and the $10 cheaper Halex set but the longer handles sold me. Don't make my mistake. Avoid this substandard set. I will get the Halex set. Stay tuned for that review. Ignore all the good reviews. Obviously this was the first set any of them ever owned. I have an old Eddie Baur four player set that I thought was cheap until receiving the Franklin set. The mallet heads of my old set are twice as heavy as these lightwieght toys.

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4.0

nice

By Mason

from fort worth, tx

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Transport
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn

    Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

    ok

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Cheap and fell apart

    By Disappointed in Kazoo

    from Kalamazoo MI

    Pros

    • Easy To Transport

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

      This set looks nice and has a nice case, but the handles came out of the mallets and do not screw in, so they are not repairable. It looks as if it is made of pressed wood and the glue doesn't hold up. They chip easily. We were VERY disappointed in this set that we thought was going to be of some superior quality and therefore were willing to pay the very high price. It turns out our old set we've had for years is much better eventhough it was a family set and used by young kids for 20 years, it's in better shape than this after 2 weeks of use!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Pleased, indeed...

      By Christopher J

      from OLATHE,CO

      About Me Recreational player

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adult Size
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Fun
        • Lawn

        Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

        Good for the price, a little rough around the edges (nothing a little sand paper and linseed oil does not fix.) Also, good sturdy wickets. 'Plan on having a great time on the east lawn the remainder of the summer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Decent but not as great as expected

        By Brigitta

        from CORVALLIS,OR

        About Me Recreational player

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Transport

        Cons

        • Low Durability Wood

        Best Uses

        • Family Fun
        • Lawn

        Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

        I was expecting the mallets to be a bit heavier, I typically prefer a heavier mallet when playing croquet. The wickets are very durable and will probably be the most durable part of the set. I was not impressed with the croquet balls in this set, several were already showing signs of splitting at the seam where the two halves are fused. The mallets were also already a little scuffed up, this may be due in part to the fact that the package arrived with several dents and one massive foot long gash in the box. I was half worried I would find the mallet handles broken in half given how absolutely destroyed the box was.

        However, the entire set functioned well without any problems so far, time will tell if this set is worth the money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Fun games

        By Eva

        from ATLANTA,GA

        About Me Recreational player

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Transport
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Fun
          • Lawn
          • Tournaments

          Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

          It is a fun game! Nicely made and love that it comes with compartments of bags that hold various parts. Very compact for storage.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2 Questions About This Product
          Q: "Do the mallets have the protective rubber ends?"
          A: No, the mallets are made of hardwood.
          Q: "Do the mallets require assembly and do we need to dissassemble to store in the carrying case?"
          A: The mallets require minimal assembly and do not need to be dissembled to store.
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