Here are a brief reviews of the Killerspin JET series racket. Killerspin makes a series of rackets range from 100 to 800.
For Killerspin, the competition rackets that they produced are very different with recreational one. Depends on how you want to play ping pong, you can get the type of racket that meet your needs. Here are the JET series of rackets that being released by Killerspin to cater all levels of table tennis players. You may take a look on the features of each racket and deciding which one is best for you.
Killerspin JET 100
This is the beginner racket and you need not let it dissuade you from this product as it also have a great feel for you to hold it in your hand. The flared handle is measure at 4 inches make it look like a pro one. It is constructed with 5-Ply of wood so it can considered as quite sophisticated racket. It is very reasonable for beginners to practice their skill as the ball that hit with it isn’t too fast which make it more controllable. There are 2 protective layers from both sides of the rubbers. After you peel off, you can see the rubber which is green at one side and black at the other side.
The blade thickness is 5.9mm and you can feel the sponge rubber material when you use your finger to touch it. The edge is drag with nice logo tape. It is hard for you to find a better racket for the money that offers you the quality to be similar as this one. It surely beat all the low end rackets that you find at the major sporting good stores. Dimension is measure at 6×6 inches
Killerspin JET 200
This is a racket that is suitable for beginners which come one step up from JET 100. It is a recreational racket as well. The plywood inside built with 5-ply or 5 layers of wood component. This racket can give you a little spin and control in comparison to the JET 100. It has a flared handle which is measure at 3.78 inches long which is pretty close to 4 inches.
When you order this Killerspin JET 200 racket, it will come with protective layers on both sides. You may just peel the protective layers off and you will have the direct touch with the rubber sheets that have black at one side and blue at the other side.
It is a great feeling racket when you first grip it with your hand. Overall it is having a blade thickness of 5.9mm. The head dimension is measure at 6×6 inches. For the speed control is quite fair but can be relatively slow since this is just a racket made for beginners. You may get a higher rating for the spin control. The ball that you hit with this racket will not come out super fast. But the speed in enough for you to play the ping pong in that level. So if you are a recreational player who are looking for a reasonable bat, you can consider of buying this Killerspin JET 200.
Killerspin JET 300
This racket is range right in the middle from the similar series. So it is great for beginners and recreational table tennis players. It may perform well for beginning at that competitive. There is 5 layers of wood and a sponge material underneath at the rubber on both side. This provides a little extra cushion and is great for spin and control.
This racket is getting higher in the series where you will get 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 at one side and black on the other. You can get a really good feel about it. This racket is weight at approximately 180g. You will be please to have this basic racket and play with your favorite game. Money wise, it is of great value and should ramp up your game if you are between the beginner and intermediate skill level.
Killerspin JET 400
The 400 is right above the midpoint among the rackets. It flared handle is about 4 inches long and it is geared for the heavy recreational like competitive use. So if you are competitive players you might found this racket is suit for your playing style.
It comes with a protective film on both sides when you first receive your racket. You can peel it off from both sides before grab it to hit the ball.
The blade itself is 6.4mm thick overall and the rubber compound is approved by the ITTF.
You want to make sure that you are using approved rubber compound so that when you get into competitive tournament you will not get disqualify because of using sub-standard racket.
This is a 5-Ply wood racket which is quite durable and can offers player with a lot of spin. The control of this racket is more than the JET 100 to 300 series because of the rubber compound, thickness and etc.
There is a sponge component which that you can found that is of yellow layer of 1.8mm which provides some cushion so you are able to swing harder and really attack the ball.
Killerspin JET 500
This is categorizing as high end racket in Killerspin JET series. It is built for competitive playing for intermediate players. It is not really suitable for recreational players unless you need extra spin and control. It has a 5-Ply wood blade and the length of the flared grip is about 4 inches.
It has protective layers for both sides of the rubbers. The rubber is black at one side and red at the other. You can sense the sponge layer underneath the rubber. The thickness is about 6.7mm. The rubber that attached on the blade is ITTF approved. That’s important if you are in a competition where you will need to play with an approved type of rubber from ITTF.
If you take a look on the rating of this racket, you will notice that the control is at 8, speed is 7.5 and spin is 9. So this racket is really setup to offer players with a lot of spin on the ball and you will get better play in a competition.
Killerspin JET 600
Killerspin JET 700
The racket is built with high quality material. There are two Nitrx-4Z rubbers at both side of the blade and the thickness of the rubber is 2.0mm. The rubber is black at one side and red at the other side and it is ITTF approved. The blade is constructed with 7-Ply all-wood and the head dimension is measure 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 get it 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 can be of high price as a premade racket for some people, but you will get the speed and spin that you want with the price that you pay for.
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 side 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 measure at 6 x 6 1/8 inches.
The rating is very high as well. The control is measure at 8, speed is 9.5 and spin is 9. The weight is approximately 190g.
This Killerspin JET 800 is great racket that can let an advanced player to play aggressive offensive game without working against their skills to return ferocious shots from their opponents.
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 never can give you good performance in tournaments. Unless you just 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. If you are experience enough and at intermediate playing level, you should get at least a JET 600. And if you would love to improve your skill to advanced level, got 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 discuss about various table tennis bats that are suitable for all players.