Killerspin JET800 Review

Killerspin JET800 Ping Pong Paddle Review

The Killerspin JET800 ping pong paddle features 2.0mm Nitrx-4Z rubbers and a super fast 7-ply carbon blade. It is the best paddle in the Killerspin JET series. Here is my 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 labelled 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.

Killerspin JET800

Here’s everything you need to know about the Killerspin JET800 ping pong paddle…

The paddle features two 2.0mm ITTF approved Killerspin Nitrx-4Z rubbers (same as the JET500, JET600, and JET700). 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 carbon blade. This is the best blade Killerspin have for premade rackets.

The following description comes direct from Killerspin…

The Killerspin JET800 table tennis paddle is the ultimate professional-grade paddle with exceptional power. Engineered with 7 carefully chosen, complimentary wood layers, the JET800 is one of the most balanced table tennis rackets in the Killerspin line. The differentiator for the JET800 is the two carbon-layers built into the wood blade, which reduces the weight while providing superior power for a truly professional, all-around paddle. 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. This table tennis racket is one of the most stylish in Killerspin’s line and sports new wooden side tape technology you won’t ever have to replace. The JET800 is the definitive racket for ping pong players looking for a top-level advantage over the competition.

This looks like a decent premade racket for improving table tennis players who want to invest in a higher quality paddle. It might be a little fast for new players.

The Review

The Killerspin JET800 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.

The 2.0mm Killerspin Nitrx-4Z rubbers are the best Killerspin have to offer. The carbon blade gives this racket a lot more power than any of the others.

This is an OFF table tennis racket. It is the fastest on other from Killerspin. You can expect a fair amount of spin from the rubbers and a big increase in pace.

The JET800 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!

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.

Other Options

If you are thinking about buying a Killerspin JET800 table tennis paddle I would personally recommend going for the Palio Legend 2 instead. The Palio Legend 2 is $40 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.

Palio Legend 2 Table Tennis Racket Review Image

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 JET800 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.

Your other option would be to invest in a custom-made racket combo – selecting a blade and rubbers individually.

Buy the racket

You can buy the Killerspin JET800 from Amazon or Killerspin.

Or why not check out my favourite table tennis rackets, the Palio Expert 2, Master 2 and Legend 2!

Have you used the Killerspin JET800 racket yourself? What did you think of it? Please share your experiences and leave a review below in the comments.

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