The Killerspin JET700 ping pong paddle features 2.0mm Nitrx-4Z rubbers and a faster 7-ply wood blade. It is the seventh 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 JET700 ping pong paddle…
The paddle features two 2.0mm ITTF approved Killerspin Nitrx-4Z rubbers (same as the JET500 and JET600). 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 7-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 JET700 table tennis racket provides the jump in power for the aggressive player’s game. Engineered with 7 layers of meticulously-chosen different woods, the JET700 is poised to help ping pong players make the transition from an intermediate, control-oriented game to an advanced, attack-oriented style. This table tennis racket comes equipped with Killerspin’s celebrated Nitrx-4Z high-tension rubber, producing exceptional grip to counter heavy spin shots from your opponent, while allowing you to produce your own advanced spin on trick serves, topspin shots and backspin set-up strokes. The JET700 will produce the precision you need for strategic placement while allowing hard-hitters to put the point away with ease.
This looks like a decent premade racket for improving table tennis players who want to invest in a higher quality paddle.
The Killerspin JET700 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. It is very similar to the JET600 racket.
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 OFF- table tennis racket. It is faster than any of the cheaper JET paddles but not as fast as the JET800, which has a 7-ply carbon blade. You can expect a fair amount of spin from the rubbers and a noticeable increase in pace.
The JET700 is very expensive for a premade table tennis racket, but then again all Killerspin products carry premium price tags. I think you can get better for the money, though. For that price, you could easily build yourself a custom racket via a table tennis specialist like Megaspin.net!
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 JET700 table tennis paddle I would personally recommend going for the Palio Legend 2 instead. The Palio Legend 2 is $35 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 JET700 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 JET700 from Amazon or Killerspin.
- Amazon.com: The JET700 is $95 – which is a lot of money.
- Amazon.co.uk: The Jet700 is £90 – which is better value.
- Megaspin.net: The JET700 is on special offer – $85 with a free case and balls.
- 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 JET700 racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.