The Killerspin JET100 is the cheapest “ping pong paddle” sold by Killerspin as part of their eight-part premade 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 JET100 ping pong paddle…
The paddle features two 1.5mm Killerspin un-named “performance” rubbers. The rubbers come in black and green, instead of the traditional red and black. They are not ITTF approved. It also has a cheap 5-ply blade with a green handle.
The following description comes direction from Killerspin…
The Killerspin JET100 table tennis paddle provides the perfect mix of quality and price. Created for the control-oriented player, this table tennis racket is comprised of 5-ply high-quality, lightweight wood to ensure maximum feel and precision. If you are looking to keep your ping pong ball on the table and utilize your finesse game while you hone your table tennis skills, the JET100 is for you. Engineered with performance rubbers, the JET100 table tennis racket produces increased spin and power compared to similarly-priced paddles on the market, with the green/black combination adding a stylized flair to your table tennis game.
It actually doesn’t look like the worst racket I’ve seen, but I can’t work out why anybody would want to buy a ping pong paddle with a green rubber instead of red one. That makes no sense to me!
The Killerspin JET100 paddle is clearly aimed at recreational players. Looking at the reviews on Amazon it appears that plenty of customers really like it.
The rubbers are certainly better than those on some of the rubbish cheap paddles you get free when you buy a table – but they aren’t much better. This racket is slow and uninspiring. It will give you a bit of spin but not much.
As I’ve already mentioned, my main gripe with this paddle is the color choice of the rubbers. It means that you won’t be able to use it in any sort of tournament or league. Perhaps you don’t have any ambitions of playing competitive table tennis, but if you do, you’ll need to buy a new racket.
The cheap quality blade is just the final nail in the coffin for the Killerspin JET100. It gets a big thumbs down from me.
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 JET100 table tennis racket I would personally recommend paying a little bit more and going for the Palio Expert 2 instead. The Palio CJ8000 rubbers used on this racket are a million times better than the Killerspin ones.
The wooden Palio Expert 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 JET100 to the Palio Expert 2 side-by-side you would immediately be able to notice the difference between the two rackets. The Palio Expert 2 simply feels a lot better to play with.
BUY THE RACKET
You can buy the Killerspin JET100 from Amazon or Megaspin – although, I wouldn’t recommend it.
- Amazon.com: The JET100 is $30 – which is a lot!
- Amazon.co.uk: The JET100 is £22.99.
- Megaspin.net: The JET100 is $24.99.
- 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 JET100 racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.