The Killerspin JET600 ping pong paddle features 2.0mm Nitrx-4Z rubbers and a faster 5-ply wood blade. It is the fifth paddle in their 8-part JET series. Here is our full review of the racket.
Killerspin is a fairly new American table tennis brand that has really focused on the recreational ping pong market. They have even labeled their bats/rackets “paddles” to appeal to the basement US audience. Their paddles aren’t cheap but they are well-made, and the best ones are actually pretty decent too.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Killerspin JET600 ping pong paddle…
The paddle features two 2.0mm ITTF approved Killerspin Nitrx-4Z rubbers (same as the JET500). This means you could legally use the racket in a sanctioned tournament or league. This is important if you have aspirations of playing competitive table tennis. It also has a 5-ply wood blade. This blade is of a much higher quality than any of the previous Killerspin blades.
The following description comes direction from Killerspin…
The Killerspin JET600 is one of the most balanced in the Killerspin line. With a blade engineered with five layers of different premium woods, the JET600 provides a lightweight, dense base for precision placement and increased power. Created for the intermediate to advanced-level player, the JET600 with premium rubbers combines a soft-feel with enough spring for the hard-hitters. The Killespin JET600 was developed to elevate the aggressive yet finesse-oriented player’s game and put away the competition with ease.
This looks like a decent competition racket for improving table tennis players who want to invest in a higher quality paddle.
The Killerspin JET600 paddle is aimed at club-level competitive players. It actually has a lot of decent reviews on Amazon – so it must be a fairly good paddle. I would recommend it over the similarly prices JET500.
The 2.0mm Killerspin Nitrx-4Z rubbers are the best Killerspin have to offer. Even the top-of-the-range JET800 has to make do with them. From now on it is only the blades that are improving in quality as you move up the range.
This is an ALL+ or OFF- table tennis racket. It faster than any of the cheaper paddles but still not suited for aggressive all-out attack. Control will be fairly good, provided you have done some practice and learnt how to brush the ball correctly. You can expect a fair amount of spin from the rubbers and a noticeable increase in pace.
The JET600 is pretty expensive at $70, but then again all Killerspin products carry premium price tags. I think you can get better for the money, though.
To learn more about what to look for in a table tennis racket please read my popular article The Best Table Tennis Bat for Beginners, which is available on my Expert Table Tennis blog.
If you are thinking about buying a Killerspin JET600 table tennis paddle I would personally recommend going for the Palio Legend 2 instead. The Palio Legend 2 is $10 cheaper and I believe is the superior racket. The Palio Hadou rubbers used on the Legend 2 are of a much higher quality than the Killerspin ones. Palio Hadou rubbers are closer to professional rubbers such as DHS Hurricane 3.
The wooden Palio Legend 2 blade is also much better quality and more similar to the professional blades you can buy individually. If you were to compare the Killerspin JET600 to the Palio Legend 2 side-by-side you would immediately be able to notice the difference between the two rackets. The Palio Legend 2 simply feels a lot better to play with.
BUY THE RACKET
You can buy the Killerspin JET600 from Amazon.com.
- Amazon.com: The JET600 is $70 – which is a lot of money.
- Amazon.co.uk: The JET600 is £70.
- Megaspin.net: The JET600 is $90.
- Palio Expert 2: The best bat for beginners. Only £29.99 (Amazon.co.uk) or $39.99 (Amazon.com)
- Palio Master 2: The best allrounder. Only £34.99 (Amazon.co.uk) or $49.99 (Amazon.com)
- Palio Legend 2: The most powerful bat. Only £39.99 (Amazon.co.uk) or $59.99 (Amazon.com)
You might be interested in reading Ben’s popular article The Best Table Tennis Bat for Beginners, which is available on his Expert Table Tennis blog. And don’t forget to check out all of our other Table Tennis Racket Reviews as well.
Have you used the Killerspin JET600 racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.