The JET 600 Spin N2 is another successful member of Killerspin’s JET series. The series consists of various options for different kinds of players, ranging from recreational to advanced play. This piece will provide the complete Killerspin JET 600 paddle review.
The JET 600 is another very popular member of the JET series. This ping pong paddle is a great choice for intermediate to advanced players looking to take their game to the next level. The JET 600 is built with quality and precision – just like its counterparts. This paddle is noticeably more expensive than the JET 200 and the JET 400, but this paddle is built for more advanced players who are looking to take the game of table tennis more seriously. The JET 600 N2 is an upgrade from the N1 and has a more stylish and classy design.
|Speed: 80, Spin: 90, Control: 85
|5 ply real wood (3 kinds of wood)
Who is it for?
Who is it not for?
The JET 600 is the perfect paddle for intermediate players looking to put more advanced spin and speed on the ball. The sponge is slightly thicker than the 200 and 400, making it better for speed and spin.
We don't recommend the JET 600 to beginners who haven't quite learnt how to control a fast paced paddle. This is a paddlethat anyone can learn to use, however, it may take extremely long for new players.
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 JET 600 blade is constructed with 5 ply real wood layers, using 3 different kinds of premium wood. The blade has a thickness of 6.0mm, and is built to have a light feel.
The weight of the JET 600 N1 is similar to that of the 200 and the 400, sitting at 182 grams. This blade is built with a focus on balancing speed and control, so there will be a noticeable increase in speed with this paddle, without losing too much control.
The big difference between the blade of the JET 600 and its previous counterparts, is that 3 different kinds of wood are combined to build a blade with greater speed and control, which makes this a premium blade for intermediate players.
The rubber used for the JET 600 is the Nitrx-4Z, which is the same rubber used in the JET 400. This is a professional-grade rubber that is highly rated by users.
The Nitrx-4Z has a very tacky top sheet, giving players the ability to put high spin on their shots – but the rubber also has a nullifying effect on incoming shots with high spin, meaning your return won’t be impacted too much by your opponents spin on the ball.
The Nitrx-4Z is an ITTF approved rubber, making it legal in official events – who knows, this paddle could take your game to a competitive level!
The sponge thickness for the JET 600 is 2.0mm – which is slightly thicker than its counterparts. A thicker rubber is ideal for greater spring on contact and therefore greater speed. So, if you’re looking for a bit more speed in your shots – the JET 600 would be a viable candidate.
They say a sponge thickness of 2.0-2.2mm is ideal for offensive play rather than defensive or controlled play. A greater thickness in rubber also gives players a greater ability to grip and spin the ball. The only slight defect to having a thicker rubber is that it may be more difficult to control shots at first, but this will come with practice.
Overall, the Nitrx-4Z is a highly rated rubber that has been built into the JET 600 in order to give the paddle greater speed and spin. Killerspin has gone for a slightly thicker sponge to enhance both of these attributes.
The handle used for the JET 600 is the classic flared handle grip. This is the go-to handle type if you’re a player that uses the Shakehand grip – as it is the most comfortable and also optimizes forehand play. Killerspin uses the flared handle for most of their paddles, making comfort and performance a priority.
The classy handle look on the JET 600 gives the paddle a premium and professional feel which is definitely another perk of the racket.
We’ve put together a table highlighting both the pros and the cons of the Killerspin JET 600:
We’ve also put together some ratings out of 100, for the 3 key characteristics – speed, spin, and control.
Overall, the JET 600 is certainly an impressive paddle – and there won’t be many better options for an intermediate player. The JET 600 is more geared towards speed while adding to control as well. So, if you’re a player who’s got the hang of offensive strokes, we think this would be a great option for you.
There are many other options in this class that we’ve reviewed here. Our paddle reviews are focused on all kinds of players, ranging from recreational to advanced.
Have you tried the JET 600? Have you tried any of the JET series paddles? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.