Top positive review
Just perfect. Has a really nice large sweet spot
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2018
I needed a ready made paddle for intermediate level of play so I bought both the Killerspin Jet 800 and Stiga Pro Carbon. I tested them, my brother tested them, and even my professional table tennis coach tested them. Here is our take:
Killerspin Jet 800:
- Well constructed racket with high quality material. Durable. The moment you take it out of the box you notice its high standard.
- Weight: Just perfect. Has a really nice large sweet spot.
- The blade is large, larger than the Stiga Pro Carbon, which allows better defending especially when returning those smashes.
- Good speed, not too bouncy. Good control.
- More expensive, but still reasonable.
- Short handle. I’m 6’3” and have large hands, but for my brother and coach handle length was fine.
- Average spin.
Stiga Pro Carbon:
- Good price.
- Very light. Handle is long, and comfortable to hold.
- Speed: Very fast, very bouncy.
- Average construction and material quality. Average durability.
- Very low spin abilities.
To summarize, the Killerspin Jet 800 is an excellent, high quality ready made paddle for beginners and intermediate level players. However, the handle can be short for players with big hands. The Stiga Pro Carbon is light, very fast but with almost no spin. I can’t believe how the company and reviewers on the internet give it a 99 spin rating; it was impossible for me to return those top spins while playing with it. It’s just bouncy with no control and no spin. But I like it’s blade, so I removed the rubbers and put on it something else.
To conclude, I recommend the Killerspin Jet 800 for beginner and intermediate level players and do not recommend the Stiga Pro Carbon at all.