JOOLA has quickly become one of the most popular brands in the sport, mainly due to the wide variety and high quality they provide in their products. JOOLA has a wide variety of pre-made bats, fitting all kinds of players. For this piece, we’ll provide a complete JOOLA SpinForce 900 review, a racket that aims to bridge the gap between recreational and professional play.
|Performance||Speed: 92, Spin: 95, Control: 80|
|Blade||7-ply (5 wood + 2 carbon)|
Who is it for?
Who is it not for?
This is a professional grade pre-made bat and requires a solid technique. A thicker and higher tension sponge creates immense speed, which beginners may not be able to control.
This racket doesn't suit beginners or inexperienced players who don't have the technique to control serious speed and spin.
Once again, for this review, we’ll focus on the key components of any ping pong paddle, namely: the blade, the rubber, the handle as well as what the paddle specializes in.
If interested, we’ve written a complete ping pong paddle buying guide here – which may help you in determining which paddle suits you best.
The SpinForce 900 makes use of a 7-ply blade, with 5 plywood layers as well as 2 carbon layers. The blade aims to combine both classic wood benefits and the latest in carbon technology, to create a forgiving and powerful blade, which has many gears.
The carbon layers within the blade enlarge the sweet spot of the racket, meaning all areas of strike have immense power. The carbon layers also play a large role in reducing vibration, contributing to the consistency of strike of the racket. The carbon layers add speed in general to the blade, making this a more offensive-style blade.
The inner wood plies mean a solid base for the SpinForce 900. The softer wood provides feel and precision and feel to shots, contributing to the control of the racket.
Overall, a high-quality blade is one of JOOLA’s finest when it comes to their pre-made rackets.
JOOLA has installed their new Infinity Rubber for the SpinForce 900. A rubber that combines a thick and soft sponge to produce a powerful catapult with impressive spin ability.
Having a sponge thickness of 2mm gives the SpinForce 900 good speed, but the softer sponge within helps create a good balance of speed and feel. That being said, having a thicker sponge requires technical ability, meaning the SpinForce 900 is an advanced racket that should be looked at by more experienced players with an advanced technique.
The softer sponge within the rubber helps increase the dwell time and grip on the ball, giving players a greater ability to apply tactical spin to their strokes. The softer sponge also benefits the feel and control of the bat, which is necessary because of the sponge thickness which the SpinForce 900 has.
This rubber is ITTF approved, making it legal for all competition play, and this is definitely a tournament-grade bat. The Infinity Rubber is one of JOOLA’s new rubbers, and it has been very effective in the SpinForce series.
The handle used for the SpinForce 900 is a flared handle. This is the ideal handle for a Shakehand grip user.
This is the most commonly used handle in JOOLA’s pre-made rackets, as it provides both comfort and performance for the most commonly used grip – the Shakehand grip. The handle is designed for an easy transition to any kind of stroke.
We’ve put together a table highlighting both the pros and the cons of the JOOLA SpinForce 900:
We’ve also put together some ratings out of 100, for the 3 key characteristics – speed, spin, and control.
Overall, the SpinForce series has become one of JOOLA’s best. The premium rackets are well thought after and are designed in a way to bridge the gap between recreational and professional play. The SpinForce 900 is the most expensive but provides the most elite attributes, and we highly recommend this paddle if you’re a serious player looking for a professional-grade pre-made racket.
If you’re looking for something a bit slower, with greater control, we’ve reviewed many paddles here. Have a look, you may find your perfect fit.