Killerspin Jet 400 Review
The Killerspin JET400 Table Tennis Paddle is a Shakehand style racket (although it’s also available as a penhold) for recreational to intermediate players. For a very reasonable price this bat has great ratings and could be good choice for someone looking to up their game.
- Handle: 3 7/8 inches flared
- Blade thickness: 6.4 millimeters
- Head dimensions: 6 inches wide by 6 1/8 inches high
- Plies: 5-wood
- Sponge: 1.8 millimeters
- Weight: 170 to 180 grams
- Ratings Speed: 7.0 Spin: 9.0 Control: 8.0
Overview of the Killerspin Jet 400
What did we like about it?
It’s ITTF approved and features a 1.8mm high tension Nitrx-4Z rubber for increased control and great spin. The Nitrix-4Z rubber is one of the best in the world, used by table tennis experts.
It comes with a 6.4mm medium thick blade with 3-7/8-inch Flared Handle for feel and control. The thicker the blade, the faster the shots and the more power it has. This bat didn’t wasn’t the fastest we’d tried but still it packed a punch.
What did we not like about it?
Like most paddles, this one needs to be cleaned regularly to keep its tacky sticky feeling which gives it the ability to put spin on the ball. We noticed that it became dirty quite quickly and if you decide to purchase this racket, remember to regularly clean it.
While this paddle is perfect for intermediate players, it lacks some of the luster the more expensive paddles hold. They are generally made out of better quality wood, have a better rubber, and are designed with more with more plys
To see some of the bats we liked check out our post of the best table tennis paddle reviews here.
You should purchase this paddle if you are a recreational to intermediate who wants a nice racket, but you don’t have a huge budget to spend. The Killerspin JET400 is a great value purchase and with proper care could last a life time (although you’ll want to replace the rubbers!) You should not purchase this racket if you are an advanced to expert player at table tennis. . Overall, we think that for a little bit more money you get a lot more value but it’s still a solid purchase.
Eugene (Gene) Sandoval has been one of those guys who spent too many hours around ping pong tables in high school. However, soon enough, Gene understood that there is more to ping pong than having fun. That is how he started a journey that made Eugene one of the experienced semi-professional ping pong players in the United States. As the founder of the PingPongRuler, Eugene spends most of his time surrounded by ping pong tables and research. He always has this knack for coming up with new ping pong strategies and telling the good and bad equipment apart.