It can be hard to find the right table tennis racket, especially since there are so many of them on the market.
However, you should follow my guide where you will learn what to look out for when choosing a table tennis racket for yourself.
Branded table tennis rackets which come assembled might be a good choice for a beginner, intermediate, and even advanced players.
In this post, I will review the Killerspin JET800 table tennis paddle, which is one of the latest rackets from the Killerspin lineup.
The name of the brand tells you exactly which type of players will use these their rackets.
Killerspin brand produces table tennis rackets with one of the best spins out there, and they are very suitable for offensive players who use a lot of spins.
Blade of the Killerspin JET800 is made out of 7-ply wood which has 2 additional carbon layers added.
Carbon layers help increase the power of the paddle, while it gives better control and precision. Also, the racket will weigh less than other 7-ply wood rackets.
The blade still offers a lot of power and speed, while it maintains the control for a decent precision. You might not expect the most control out of such racket – but control it’s still decent.
It might seem that there’s no tape on the side which helps save and prolong the life of the wood and sponge in between the rubber. But if you look racket closely, you will see that the Killerspin JET800 comes with a wooden tape integrated on the side of the blade.
It looks classy and it’s not something you will see by other manufacturers.
But Killerspin JET800 isn’t all about the looks since each feature has its purpose.
Killerspin JET800 comes with premium Nitrx-4Z 2.0mm rubbers on both sides.
Nitrx-4Z rubbers in combination with the 7-ply wood and 2 carbon layers blade is a powerful combination which creates a very powerful table tennis racket. Beginners might have a hard time handling this racket in the beginning.
Both rubbers are approved by the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation), which means that you will be able to compete in any tournament with this racket.
Killerspin JET800 is the latest racket in the Killerspin lineup.
It’s made for aggressive playstyle and offensive players who spin balls a lot. They will benefit by using this racket the most, but it’s still okay for a temporary defensive play.
Performance of Killerspin JET800:
- Speed – 9.5
- Control – 8.0
- Spin – 9.0
Killerspin JET800 has a flared handle which will provide you a comfortable grip even during the most intense table tennis matches. We all know how sweaty hands can simply make you lose grip, right? Well, not with this racket blade!
Killerspin JET800 comes with a memory book where you will be able to write your favorite match stats, collect signatures from your favorite players, but also write down and keep track of anything table-tennis related.
A memory book will also protect and keep your racket safe since it comes with soft padding placed on the inside. It does the job of a racket case in sort of a 2-in-1 way. It will protect your racket from the dust, scratches, and any unwanted damage when you aren’t using it – which is a big plus.
There’s also a 30-day warranty, so if you experience any problems during the first 30 days, you will be able to return the racket and get a full refund, no questions asked.
- Powerful performance rubber
- Blade with 2 layers of carbon which is ergonomically shaped
- ITTF approved rubber
- High-end technology used to produce the racket
- 2-in-1 racket case
- Reasonable price
- The racket is still a bit heavy even with 2 layers of carbon
- Rubber might not be glued properly by the manufacturers so it might fall off after a few months of playing
The price of the racket is really reasonable, and the racket is well made with a purpose to improve the player’s games.
It won’t make you a better player right away, however, it will definitely help you improve your basic movements, shots, and improve your overall skill with time.
In my opinion, the racket is definitely worth the price, and I would recommend it to beginners or intermediate players. Even advanced players will benefit from this racket. However, you should be really prepared to play an offensive game – since this is not the best racket for defensive style.
This is one of the best table tennis rackets on the market for its price, but make sure that you understand that this is not a professional racket.
What racket do you use currently? Do you think Killerspin JET800 will be a step up from your current racket?
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