Speed
4.1 / 5
Spin
4.6 / 5
Control
4.2 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Overall Score
4.1 / 5

Pros:

Nitrx-4Z rubber offers great spin and control

Cons:

Sponge lacks in overall speed and power

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The Killerspin Jet 400 Table tennis racket is a Killerspin racket that caters to the intermediate player. It offers high-end rubber that drastically improves the spin that can be put on the ball. It's relativey lightweight, has a 5-ply blade, and has a nice flared handle thats comfortable.

It is also ITTF approved, therefore you can play in tournaments with this racket.

Specifications

  • Ratings Speed 7.0, Spin 9.0, Control 8.0
  • 3-7/8-inch Flared Handle
  • 6.4 millimeter Blade Thickness
  • Head dimensions: 6 inches wide by 6 1/8 inches high
  • 1.8-millimeter sponge
  • High quality paddle for intermediate players
  • 5-ply wood extra-light blade, flared handle for optimal grip
  • Red/black combination of 1.8mm performance rubbers
  • Comes with a 30-day warranty

Balance and Overall Feel

The JET400 has a really good feel to it. The handle has the perfect taper and fits in the hand very well. After playing with it for just a few minutes, it's obvious that this paddle is of solid construction and glued together well.

The rubber is ITTF approved and is pretty sticky. It has a combination with red on one side and black on the other. It allows for significant spin and this makes it a good paddle for beginners looking to work on their control and get better at spinning and countering spins.

There can definitely be an adjustment period for players not used to this type of rubber on a paddle. The good thing about the Jet400 though, is that the Nitrx-4z rubber that it comes with gives the ability to put heavy spin into serves but at the same time being more forgiving when when receiving high-spin shots. It's a great transition racket for someone wanting to move up to premium rubber for maximum spin.

Similar to other paddles you might notice dust and other debris sticking to the rubber of this paddle. A simple wipe down of the racket with water and a pat dry should clean this off easily.

The speed of this racket is on the slow side as it does not have the best quality sponge. The reduction in the overall speed and power can be a good thing for players looking to develop their skills in spin and ball placement. This really is an ideal racket for beginning players.

Pros

  • Very good rubber offering good spin for the money
  • Solid construction and good feel
  • Relatively inexpensive

Cons

  • Lacks in overall speed and power
  • Lacks some control, takes some getting used to

Summary

The Killerspin Jet 400 is a well-built racket that is a great choice for casual and beginner players wanting more control and more spin. It offers very good value and overall package. The best thing about the Jet 400 is that it's the cheapest racket from Killerspin that comes with the awesome Nitrx-4Z rubber. This makes the Jet 400 perfect racket for someone who wants a huge upgrade in their ability to spin the ball but doesn't want to overspend on a high-end racket.