Here are brief reviews of the Killerspin JET series racket. Killerspin makes a series of rackets that range from 100 to 800.
The competition rackets made by Killerspin are very different from the recreational ones. Depending on your ping pong play, you can get the type of racket that meets your needs.
Here are the JET series of rackets released by Killerspin to cater to all table tennis players’ levels. Take a look at the features of each racket and decide which one is best for you.
Killerspin JET 100
The flared handle measures 4 inches and makes it look like a pro racket. It is constructed with 5-Ply of wood so it can be considered a sophisticated racket.
It is ideal for beginners to practice their skills as the ball hit is not too fast, making it more controllable. There are two protective layers on both sides of the rubbers. After you peel off, you can see the rubber, with green on one side and black on the other side.
The blade thickness is 5.9mm, and you can feel the sponge rubber material using your finger to touch it. The edge is a drag with an excellent logo tape. It beats all the low-end rackets that you see at major sporting good stores. Dimension is 6×6 inches.
Killerspin JET 200
This racket is suitable for beginners but comes one step up from JET 100. It is a recreational racket as well. This racket gives minimal spin and control compared to the JET 100. It has a flared handle that measures 3.78 inches long, which is pretty close to 4 inches.
The Killerspin JET 200 racket comes with protective layers on both sides. You peel the protective layers off, and you have a direct touch of the rubber sheets that are black on one side and blue on the other side.
It feels good when you first grip it with your hand. It has a blade thickness of 5.9mm. Head dimension is measured 6×6 inches. Speed control is fair, but it can be relatively slow since this is made for beginners.
Killerspin JET 300
The racket is excellent for beginners and recreational table tennis players. It may perform well for beginning at that competitive. There are five layers of wood and a sponge material underneath at the rubber on both sides. It provides a little extra cushion and is great for spin and control.
This racket has more spin and control. Flared handle is about 4 inches long, and the thickness of the blade is about 5.9mm. There are protective covers on both sides. The rubber sheets are red on one side and black on the other.
This racket weighs approximately 180g.
Moneywise, it is of great value and should ramp up your game if you are between beginner and intermediate skill level.
Killerspin JET 400
The 400 is right above the midpoint among the rackets. The flared handle is about 4 inches long, and it is mostly for competitive use. So if you are competitive players, you might find this racket suitable for your playing style.
It comes with a protective film on both sides. You can peel it off from both sides before using.
The blade itself is 6.4mm thick overall, and the ITTF approves the rubber compound.
You want to make sure that you are using an approved rubber compound so that when you get into the competitive tournament, you will not get disqualified because of using a sub-standard racket.
It is a 5-ply wood racket which is quite durable. It offers players with a lot of spins. This racket’s control is more than the JET 100 to 300 series because of the rubber compound and thickness.
The racket has a sponge component with a yellow layer which is 1.8mm. It provides some cushion, so you can swing hard and attack the ball.
Killerspin JET 500
Jet 500 is considered a high-end racket in Killerspin JET series. It is for competitive play for intermediate players. It has a 5-ply wood blade, and the length of the flared grip is about 4 inches.
It has protective layers on both sides of the rubbers. The rubber is black on one side and red on the other side. The thickness is about 6.7mm. The rubber attached to the blade is ITTF approved.
If you take a look at this racket’s rating, you will notice that the control is at 8, speed is 7.5 and spin is 9. This racket offers players a lot of spin on the ball and gets better play in a competition.
Killerspin JET 600
The 600 is the top of the line designed for competitive play. It caters for intermediate and professional ping pong players.
- Ply: 5-plies wood
- Rubber: Nitrx-4z 2.1mm
- Handle Style: Flared
- Dimensions: 6″ x 6 1/8″
- ITTF Approved
- Speed: 8.0
- Spin: 9.0
- Control: 8.5
- Weight: 182g
It has a sponge layer and rubber on the outside. It has a flair grip with a length of 3.78 inches long. The bat has a protective plastic coating on both sides of the bat.
The rubbers are approved for ITTF play. It is essential as a professional player to get an approved ping pong paddle for you to play in the tournament.
The sponge layer underneath the rubber is about 2.0 mm thick. It has a good feel.
The racket will allow you to hit the ball hard. It will enable you to put a lot of spin on the ball, which is what you want as a competitive player.
Take It or Leave It
This Killerspin Jet 600 is: 6.1 x 10 inches and the weight is 9.4 ounces. Some players found the racket’s heaviness provides them with good attack, and it makes a good spin on the ball. Other players complained that because it is heavier than most of the other rackets, their shots hit straight instead of curve one, allowing opponents to shoot back and rebound very fast.
Thus, it is somewhat subjective, you need to know if you are the player that loves the heavyweight paddle or lightweight before making your decision to get this racket.
One disadvantage is that the bat is made with adhesive glue. The strong glue is challenging and it is not recommended to remove the rubber sheet and replace with a new one. It can be uncomfortable for some players.
Get a Killerspin Jet 600 table tennis bat, and you can’t go wrong with it. You can get the racket for about $70 from Megaspin.
Killerspin JET 700
The racket is made of high-quality material. There are two Nitrx-4Z rubbers at both sides of the blade, and the thickness of the rubber is 2.0mm. The rubber is black on one side and red on the other side, and it is ITTF approved. The blade been is constructed with 7-Ply all-wood the head dimensions measured at 6 x 6 1/8 inches.
The rating for this racket is quite good. The control is at 8.3, speed is 9 and spin is 9. The weight is approximately 195g.
If you buy this racket, you will need to practice for a while to get comfortable with the weight of the racket. However, once you get used to it, you will be very pleased with every aspect of it.
This Killerspin JET 700 racket is designed for club-level competitive players. It is expensive for a pre-made racket but you will get the speed and spin that you want.
Killerspin JET 800
This is a high-end pre-assembled racket that is specially made for intermediate to professional players. There are two Nitrx-4Z rubbers at both sides of the blade and the thickness of the rubber is 2.0mm. The rubbers are of one side black and one side red. It is also ITTF approved.
The Killerspin JET 800 blade is constructed with 7-Ply with 5 layers of wood and 2 layers of carbon. The head dimension is measured at 6 x 6 1/8 inches.
The rating is very high. The control is measured at 8, speed is 9.5 and spin is 9. The weight is approximately 190g.
This Killerspin JET 800 is a great racket that can let an advanced player play the aggressive offensive game without working against their skills to return ferocious shots from their opponents.
The Killerspin JET 800 is a great all around paddle for an offensive player. It tends to perform very well in a tournament.
Killerspin company logo looks like Ferrari which seems fancy for me. The paddles manufactured by this company are good quality.
The blade of JET 800 is built with 7-ply wood: 2 carbon fiber and 5 composite wood. All stacked together to make this beautiful paddle. The paddle has a nice large sweet spot. It features two 2.0mm Nitrx-4Z rubber which is ITTF approved. Thus, there is no problem for you to use this paddle to play in an official tournament.
- Ply: 7-plies (2 Carbon + 5 Wood)
- Rubber: Nitrx-4z 2.1mm
- Handle Style: Flared
- Dimensions: 6″ x 6 1/8″
- ITTF Approved
- Speed: 9.5
- Spin: 9.0
- Control: 8.0
- Weight: 190g
First Time Holding Experience
When I first hold the paddle in my hand, I feel it is quite heavy as the weight is approximately 190 gram. It is noticeably heavier than my Stiga Apex. When you first take off the cover protector from the paddle, you will have a very sticky feel when you touch on the rubber. The thickness of the racket looks like adding two more layers than the regular racket.
How good is this Killerspin JET 800 paddle
I have tested the paddle for a couple of practices, and I can feel it is a very powerful paddle that can give me a lot of spin with excellent control. Some players who have not used this paddle before may need to take some time to get used to it.
The bounce is excellent, and the paddle can give you a lot of balance. It gives you a lot of forces to your opponent. Besides, it can provide you with the great responsibility of control. You may find it is pretty hard to learn how to control.
If you are a defensive player, this paddle may not suit your style well as it may give you a bunch of trouble to keep the ball on the table. You will need to stand closer to the table to ensure that you are not missing any of your shot.
It is quite expensive, and you may want to take good care of it by keeping the paddle inside a case when not used to prevent the rubber from getting dirty real quick.
I must say this Killerspin JET 800 paddle can provide you with the best value for money spent. If you are looking for a pre-assembled ping pong paddle for an intermediate level of play, consider this paddle. It is one of the excellent performance paddles in their line up.
Killerspin JET 800 vs Stiga Pro Carbon
Both rackets are reasonably fit for offensive players. If you wish to have more control when playing the game, you should choose the JET 800. However, If you like to play an attacking game and didn’t care much about power, you may consider the Stiga Pro Carbon. The price for Stiga Pro Carbon is about $72. You can read more about the racket here.
|Palio Legend 2||10.0||9.0||6.0||5||Palio Hadou (2.0mm)||Flared||258g|
|Yasak Mark V||10.0||10.0||6.5||5||Mark V 2.0mm||Flared||N/A|
|Palio Master 2||8.0||9.0||8.0||ETT Master 2||CJ8000||Flared||259g|
|Killerspin JET 600||8.0||9.0||8.5||5||Nitrx-4z 2.1mm||Flared||182g|
|Stiga Evolution||9.6||9.4||9.0||6||Premium 2.0mm||Concave Pro||170g|
|Stiga Pro Carbon||8.0||9.9||10.0||7||S5||Flared||185g|
|Killerspin JET 800||9.5||9.0||8.0||7||Nitrx-4z 2.1mm||Flared||190g|
You can buy this paddle for the best price from Megaspin.
The Bottom Line
You shouldn’t get any Killerspin JET 100, 200 or 300 if you are playing in a club since the 100 to 300 series are just for recreational players and don’t give good performance in tournaments unless you want to play ping pong for fun during your leisure time.
You should at least go for the JET 400 or 500 if you are serious in playing in competition. For an intermediate playing level, you should get at least a JET 600. And if you would love to improve your skill to advanced level, get the JET 700 or 800.
At the moment, the Killerspin JET 800 is the highest of the series that you can get. Maybe Killerspin will come out another one for this series soon. Just wait and see.
You may also check out the article that discusses various table tennis bats suitable for all players.