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Franklin Expert Croquet Set

Item # HN-FRK020

Dimensions & Specifications

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

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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
 
3.6

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (36)
  • Easy to transport (28)
  • Compact (22)
  • All weather (14)

Cons

  • Flimsy (13)
  • Wears quickly (11)
  • Hard to store (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Lawn (47)
  • Family fun (44)
  • Tournaments (18)
  • Beach (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational player (53), Beginner (11), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33), 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.'Read complete review

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...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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2.0

disappointing quality

By Janet

from PORT WASHINGTON,NY

About Me Recreational player

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Transport

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

    the croquet set looks really nice, but after just a few normal hits with one of the mallets, the mallet wood dented and the ball dented. really weird. we are returning the set. gotta find one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg that is sturdier than this! the one we had for the last 20 years never dented like this!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Croquet Set

    By Raymond

    from LAKE CITY,FL

    About Me Recreational player

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Fun
      • Lawn

      Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

      Absolutely love it. I only wish everything would fit in one bag without having to take it apart. Shipping was super fast, thanks!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Don't buy

      By Sue

      from Kentucky

      About Me Recreational player

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

          Start time playing a malet broke!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Great Concept Ruined by Poor Quality

          By Daniel

          from SUN PRAIRIE,WI

          About Me Recreational player

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Colors
          • Sturdy wickets

          Cons

          • Cracked Parts
          • poor quality
          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Campfire Wood
          • Family Fun

          Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

          I purchased a near identicle-looking croquet set from Franklin nearly 15 years ago. It has held up extremely well after abundant use -no damaged parts to date. After losing two mallets and a ball over the years, I decided to purchase an entire new set to replenish the lost parts. The new set APPEARS identical, but the quality has significantly dropped-off. Several of the mallets had cracks. One mallet head broke off on first use and another is loose -but cannot be tightened. The balls already have impact dents after the first game. The stakes were so blunt I couln't pound them into the ground. -I had to grind a point onto the ends. This entire set is in worse condition after one use then my previos set with 15-years of regualar use. Shame on Franklin for cutting corners. This set isn't worth its cost in campfire wood. I'm very disappointed and will likely never purchase another Franklin product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Croquet Set

          By Judith

          from AUBURN,CA

          About Me Recreational player

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Fun
            • Lawn

            Comments about Franklin Expert Croquet Set:

            This is a very high quality set. Better then any we seen in stores.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Customer Q & A

            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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