Killerspin JET200 Table Tennis Paddle Review

There are many bestselling table tennis rackets on the market today and one of them is the Killerspin Jet 200. There may be several reasons why Killerspin Jet 200 is selling well, but we think it is its price that is its greatest “come-on”. Hence, we have deemed it proper to engage in a Killerspin Jet 200 review to figure out the merits in buying this racket.

Killerspin is a known brand for rolling out various table tennis equipment, clothing brand, and accessories. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and was established by Robert Blackwell., Jr. So far, it has released several racket models including the Killerspin Jet 200 which we are now going to review.

Killerspin Jet 200 review

Killerspin Jet 200 Review

To come up with an unbiased Killerspin Jet 200 review, we’ve collated and evaluated all the existing reviews of killerspin Jet 200 online. We’ve also spent several hours of playing time using this racket, subjecting it to the most rigorous test we could ever think of; plus, we’ve also reviewed the feedback given by those who already have used this racket. In this review, we have also made use of the following succinct parameters: design, ease of use and level of comfort, durability, affordability, dimensions, weight, and warranty.

  1. Design:

Killerspin Jet 200 is a 5-ply racket that is designed for the basic level of ping-pong playing. This racket is perfect for beginners who want to learn the rudiments of ping-pong or sharpen their table tennis skills to gain perfect speed and control. This racket is also a part of an 8-part premade Jet series of Killerspin.

The Killerspin Jet 200 features two 1.8-mm rubbers manufactured specifically by Killerspin. These rubbers come in colors of black and green. This type of rubber, however, is not yet approved by ITTF.

Killerspin Jet 200 also features a green-colored handle. Moreover, its side is protected by a flexible PVC side tape.

The design of Jet 200 is very basic, but it is better than other cheap rackets on the market today. However, it is specifically manufactured for recreational purpose and not for professional or competitive levels of games.

  • Ease of Use and Level of Comfort

If you are a beginner in table tennis, you would surely find the Jet 200 easy to use; you may even say that it offers perfect control and speed. Yet, if you are an advanced intermediate or a professional player, you would surely find this racket a bit of disappointment. Moreover, you would surely pass for this racket and instead opt for something that would provide you greater versatility when playing.

Of course, the level of comfort it offers would be relative to your level of expertise in table tennis. If you are just a beginner, you will find this racket a bit comfortable to use, you being lacking in experience with other types of rackets. But as your proficiency in table tennis increases, you would surely long for a better racket, and thus, you will get more uncomfortable in using this racket.

  • Durability

Jet 200 appears to be durable. You can surely use it for several months without it showing any wear or tear. However, this racket is not meant to last for years. Compared to other cheaper rackets, however, this one is pretty much solid and durable. However, compared to high-end rackets, this racket would surely appear less durable.

D. Affordability

The Killerspin Jet 200 belongs to the affordable range of rackets on the market. You can surely buy this racket very cheap. It is a recreational racket, and thus, it is not that expensive.

E. Dimensions and Weight

The dimensions of this racket are 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.2 inches. It also weighs around 8 ounces. Compared to other rackets, it is a bit heavy.

F. Warranty

The good thing about the Jet 200 is that it comes with a 30-day warranty. This warranty is better than having no warranty term at all.

Pros:

  • One of the great advantages of buying this item is its affordability.
  • It is best for beginners who are just learning the basics of table tennis.
  • It is great for recreational purpose.

Cons:

  • Its blade is of lesser quality.
  • The color choice for its rubbers is a turnoff.
  • It is not meant for great tournaments and professional games.
  • Its rubbers are not ITTF approved.

Conclusion:

This Killerspin Jet 200 review is meant to inform those who are looking for good ping-pong rackets. This is not intended to make a case for Jet 200. We want the consumers to see the true merits in buying this racket.

The Jet 200, of course, is better than the majority of cheap rackets on the market today. In fact, you can surely enjoy playing table tennis using this racket as a beginner; but it is not meant for great tournaments and for competitive players who thrive in offensive and defensive games. Lastly, relative to its price, it is really a good buy for the money.

STIGA Tournament-Quality Titan Table Tennis Racket Review

There are several ways to review a product and these ways include researching everything about the product, buying the product and using it, and reading the reviews about the product. Hence, online reviews are valuable to consumers because, through these reviews, consumers will learn much about the product. In this STIGA Titan Review, therefore, we intend to provide consumers with an unbiased review to help them decide whether the STIGA Titan is worth buying.

We have conducted enough research on the STIGA Titan, and we have collated the different reviews left by those who have already bought this racket model. We also used this racket in actual games to see if it merits a positive review. Thus, in this review, we have exhausted every means to learn the pros and cons of buying this ping-pong racket.

stiga titan review

STIGA Titan Review

To come up with an impartial review, we’ve used the following parameters to evaluate this table tennis racket. These parameters include the following: design, ease of use and level of comfort, durability, affordability, dimensions and weight, and warranty.

  1. Design

The design of almost all the ping-pong rackets may look the same to the untrained eyes. Yet, if you would look closer into the details of the different ping-pong rackets on the market today, you would surely notice the subtle differences among the different racket models. Moreover, if you are a professional table tennis player, you would readily feel the nuances of each table tennis racket brand.

The maker of STIGA Titan is STIGA Sports which is based in Sweden. It has been known for producing great sports products like table tennis, rackets, air hockey tables, and many more. At first glance, the STIGA Titan may look like an ordinary racket; but upon closer look, you would notice its subtle difference from other racket models.

So, the subtle difference of this racket from other rackets lies in its rubber sponge and blade. Its blade is a 5-ply blade that is made using Balsa wood. Balsa wood, of course, is very light. Moreover, using STIGA’s Crystal Technology, the blade’s surface hardens giving it the added boost in speed. Its rubber sponge is a tournament-grade rubber that has been approved by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). 

It also makes use of Triumph inverted rubber which is unique to STIGA’s racket. This rubber may not be the best rubber for use in a racket, but it offers great control for beginners and intermediate players.

  • Ease of Use and Level of Comfort

As a beginner, therefore, you would surely love to use this racket. But if you are a professional who wants something more in a racket, you would surely get frustrated a bit with this racket. Of course, when it comes to ease of use, this one is certainly easy to use for beginners.

About the level of comfort, it all depends on your level of expertise. For the majority of table tennis players, they would surely find this racket comfortable to use. They would also find its concave handle great and comfortable to grasp.

  • Durability

When it comes to durability, there is no doubt that the STIGA Titan is quite durable. We’ve put it to test by subjecting it for several hours to tough games. Moreover, we’ve inspected the made of this racket, and we can assure you that it is meant to last for long hours of tough playing time.

But it all boils down to how you handle and take care of this racket for even if it is durable, it will surely get worn out if you don’t use it properly.

  • Affordability

The STIGA Titan is very affordable and belongs to the affordable type of table tennis rackets. Moreover, STIGA Sport, the manufacturer of STIGA Titan, is known for rolling out good products that are affordable.

  • Dimensions and Weight

This racket has the following dimensions: 12 x 7 x 3 inches. It is also lightweight at 7 ounces.

  • Warranty

The item does not come with a warranty.

Pros:

  • The STIGA Titan is certainly good for beginners because it does not offer a lot of speed as compared to other high-end table tennis racket.
  • It is of good quality yet inexpensive at the same time.

Cons:

  • It is not meant for use by those who are competing in international tournaments.
  • Sometimes it develops dead spot.

Conclusion:

This STIGA Titan review aims to provide consumers with a useful review, and we hope we have achieved it in this review. STIGA Titan is a budget paddle, Yet, even if it is inexpensive, it does provide great playing experience for beginners as well as not-so-serious intermediate players. It can surely help beginners learn the basics of table tennis including the correct stroke and movements.

The STIGA Titan may not be the best ping pong paddle on the market today, but it does its job well. It’s lightweight, allowing beginners to play longer hours without their hands immediately tiring. It is also a reliable and durable racket for those who are aching to learn the rudiments of table tennis.

Yet, it is not the type of racket that would enthuse the experts and professionals of table tennis. Simply said, it is not the type of racket for the intermediate and professionals table tennis players. So, if you are someone who really wants to advance in your level of playing, you should look further beyond this racket.

Stiga Master Series ST3100 Competition Indoor Table Tennis Table Review

STIGA Sports, a global Swedish company is known for sports products like tennis table, air hockey tables, and snow riders. It has a long history of producing table tennis products since 1938. The STIGA ST3100 is one of its sterling products, and in this STIGA ST3100 review, we will try to evaluate the merits of buying this table tennis.

The best product reviews are obviously impartial and unbiased. Hence, in this STIGA Master Series review, we will try to be unbiased so that we could be of service to consumers who are desirous of buying a new ping-pong table.

STIGA ST3100 Review

STIGA Master Series ST3100 Review

The STIGA Master Series is unquestionably one of the popular ping-pong tables on the market today. In this review, we have evaluated this table tennis model based on the following parameters: design, durability, ease of assembly, price, dimensions, ease of storage, and warranty.

  1. Design

The STIGA ST3100 certainly looks good and stylish. It is surely a good addition to your recreation room. It would also readily blend with your other furniture. Moreover, it offers an amazing playing surface that is intended for great indoor playing. It also has a sturdy-link chassis that comes with durable and smooth silk-screened striping.

The STIGA ST3100 comes with built-in storage for balls. It can hold up to 24 balls. Its top is made of a fine board which is thick enough; furthermore, it also comes with net and post system. You can also configure it in a playback position if you don’t have someone to play with.

  • Durability

The STIGA Sport is known for quality products. Thus, it is safe to assume that the STIGA ST3100 is also durable. The STIGA ST3100 is basically made of 3/4 inch high-quality medium-density fiberboard top. It is glazed and layered with silk screened striping. The addition of this striping makes this table more durable. It also makes this table more stylish and adds up to the level of playing experience. 

The table chassis, of course, is more stable and sturdier than other available options within the similar price range, and thus, we could surely say that this table is meant for long hours of playing time. Its frame likewise is made of sturdy 2″ steel legs that are skillfully crafted for durability and stability.

The STIGA ST3100 is bordered by 2-inch apron. Plus, this table is equipped with 3” diameter wheels for easy transportability. Its heavyweight frame gives this table a sturdier bearing that you would seldom find in other less durable brands of table tennis.

  • Ease of assembly

The STIGA ST3100 is easy to assembly out-of-the-box. In fact, it requires minimal assembly. Out-of-the-box, you can set it up in less than 3 hours if you do it singlehandedly. But if you have a helping hand, you can be off playing after an hour or two.

The box is also very sturdy to protect the frame from accidental damages during shipping. The trickiest part of the assembly is when you take the table out of the box. You may find it a bit difficult to take out of the box if you are alone. With a helping hand, however, you can easily take it out of the box.  

  • Price

The price of the STIGA ST3100 is very affordable given its great quality. It is also just within the affordable range of tennis tables.

  • Dimensions and Weight

The size of STIGA ST3100 is perfect for professional level of play. Its playing position dimensions are 108″ x 50″ X 30.” Its playback position has the following dimensions of 60″ x 68″ x 62.” It also weighs around 208 pounds.  

  • Ease of Storage

When it comes to ease of storage, the STIGA ST3100 is quite easy to stack away. Its storage dimensions are 60″ x 30″ x 62″. Thus, after use, you can stack it away anywhere without it leaving a huge footprint.

  • Warranty

The STIGA comes with a great 5-year Warranty.

Pros:

  • STIGA ST3100’s best feature is its sturdiness and perfect finish.
  • Its integrated ball apron likewise is very handy.
  • Its solo play mode is also great for those with no one to play.
  • It is very affordable likewise.

Cons:

  • If you are a seasoned professional ping-pong player, you would surely find the red stabilizing bars less professional and less stylish.

Conclusion:

We hope that this STIGA ST3100 review would help buyers to learn the merits of buying the STIGA ST3100. The STIGA ST3100, of course, according to our evaluation is a very durable ping-pong table that is worth buying. Its design and features are great. Its durability is commendable likewise

The price of the STIGA ST3100 is also very affordable given its sterling qualities and features. Many great tables with these qualities and features would surely fetch at around $1,000. Yet, you can get the STIGA ST3100 at a lower and very affordable price. Given its price, this table tennis table is surely a great buy.

STIGA Supreme Performance-Level Table Tennis Racket Reviews

There are myriads of ping-pong racket brands on the market today, and in this review, we are going to evaluate one of the racket models of STIGA Sports—the STIGA Supreme. To provide consumers with an unbiased review of STIGA Supreme, we’ve tried to use this racket for several hours of playing time. We’ve also collated and assessed the different STIGA Supreme reviews online and the reviews left behind by those who had already used and bought this ping-pong racket.     

STIGA Supreme Reviews

STIGA Supreme Reviews

A review of the STIGA Supreme would never be exhaustive if we don’t have reasonable parameters to figure out the merits of using this ping-pong racket. Hence, in this review, we have used the following parameters—design, ease of use and level of comfort, affordability, durability, blade type, measurements and dimensions, and warranty.

  1. Design

The STIGA Supreme is made of 6 plies of wood and it utilizes the STIGA’s Crystal Tech together with the Tube technology. It also makes use of the “Future” inverted rubber combined with soft 2-mm sponge. Thus, it can hold the ball longer, allowing its users greater control over the ball. Its design is for defensive players for it is best used for returning and blocking the ball. 

The STIGA Tube is a specific technology wherein the middle veneer of the racket is equipped with micro-channels. These microchannels in the middle ply are positioned lengthwise. These micro-channels are stuffed with various materials that determine its blade’s characteristics likewise.

On the other hand, Crystal Technology is meant for increasing speed. Other blades are treated with lacquer; yet, Crystal Technology is a different and better technology than the ones used for ordinary rackets. This technology makes use of a hydrophilic gel lacquer that is specifically developed by STIGA. 

  • Ease of Use and Level of Comfort

The STIGA Supreme is easy to use if you are a defensive player and it is of better quality than the ordinary rackets that you could buy. It is also lightweight, and thus, it would surely not tire your hand. Moreover, it affords you greater control of the ball and enables you to get a better defensive stance against your opponent. Its handle provides easy grip and its shake-hand style is great for beginners and intermediate players.

  • Durability

The usual part of the ping-pong racket that exhibits signs of wear and tear is the cover of the paddle’s surface. STIGA Supreme appears to be durable since its cover is made of Vinyl. Moreover, the STIGA Supreme is designed for performance level games and it is ITTF-approved rubber for any tournament play. As mentioned earlier, it is made of 6-ply extra light blade that appears to stand long hours of play. However, if you compare it with some other quality brands, you would readily notice that its rubber quality isn’t that really sterling, and thus, if you are a professional player, you would surely pass for this racket.

  • Blade Type

The blade type is made of 2-mm sponge with an extra lightweight 6-ply blade. Its 2-mm sponge readily provides it with an increased cushion that is great if you are a defensive player. Moreover, its 6-ply blade provides higher elasticity and since it has more layers of ply, it doesn’t feel woodier on your hand.

  • Affordability

The STIGA Supreme is one of those quality rackets that are within the budget range of ordinary players of ping-pong. Buying it would surely not make so much dent on your savings.

  • Measurements and Dimensions

Its sponge is 2.0mm thick. It is very light at 4.6 ounces. Its dimensions are 10 x 6 x 0.2 inches.

  • Warranty

This product doesn’t come with a warranty.

Pros:

  • The STIGA Supreme is truly lightweight and doesn’t tire your hand after long use.
  • It enables you to have good control of the ball.
  • It also provides you with a better defensive stance.
  • It is very affordable.
  • It is designed for comfort.
  • It is great for beginners and intermediate players.

Cons:

  • The STIGA Supreme offers poor firepower and is not meant for aggressively offensive-minded players.
  • It doesn’t come with a warranty.

Conclusion:

STIGA Supreme Performance-Level Table Tennis Racket is definitely designed for beginners who enjoy having a remarkable defensive tack against their opponents. Its 2-mm sponge is great for defense-minded players because it provides great control of the ball. Its paddle, however, isn’t great for an offensive stance, and thus, if you thrive in being an offensive-minded player, you would surely get disappointed with this racket.

STIGA Supreme reviews vouch for the good characteristics of this racket. Online, you would read about serious intermediate or expert players who feel disappointed with this racket because it doesn’t provide great offensive stance and it lacks firepower. But if you are just a beginner or a not-so-serious intermediate player, you would surely not mind playing ping-pong using this racket.

How To Clean Your Table Tennis Paddle And Why?

If you practice table tennis on a regular basis, you need to ensure you have your paddle clean and in good condition all the while. Each time a ball touches the surface, it can make the paddle dirty. So, if you are among those who spend long hours practicing the game, you need to take care of your paddle on a regular basis. If your paddle is in good condition, you will have a magnificent game and your strikes will improve as well.

Before you start thinking about cleaning your ping pong paddle, you need to know what you shouldn’t do with the paddle. If you take care of all such things, you can ensure that the paddle is in great condition for a long time.

-What to avoid when cleaning your paddle:

  • Never use any harsh chemical to clean the surface. It will erode the surface and the surface shall not be in best condition.
  • Do not use any hard or rough substance on the paddle. This will cause scratches on the surface. Your paddle will lose its durability as well.
  • Do not delay cleaning the paddle. Clean it as soon as you have played a game. This will ensure great quality.
  • If you are using water to clean the paddle, you need to ensure that there is no excess water. If there is excessive water in the paddle, it will start seeping in. Your paddle will be start swelling and it will be permanently damaged. You wont be able to use it for long.
  • You should not use any kind of volatile solvents in cleaning the paddle. It will cause immense damage to the paddle.

How To Clean The Ping Pong Paddle:

To clean your paddle, you need a small dish filled with distilled water.  You can then sip a small sponge in this water. Remove the excess water from the sponge. You can then use the sponge to clean the surface. Move the sponge slowly as you clean the surface. You will clean the paddle in a wiping motion. Keep cleaning until you are satisfied with how the surface looks. Once you have cleaned one side, you can clean the other side. Let the paddle dry on its own. Once you have completely cleaned the paddle, you can cover it up using a protective plastic cover. Your paddle shall be in top condition for a long time.

Cleaning Your Paddle – Importance of Regular and Consistent Cleaning:

You need to keep your paddle clean regularly. This is especially important when you are playing with new ball. New balls usually have a powder, which tends to cover the paddle in the form of dusty mark. If you do not clean the paddle, it removes the grippiness. You will not be able to play in the best possible way.

If your paddle has a pips-out surface, you can use a cloth to clean the pips. However, you might not be able to completely clean the surface. Pips do not usually have a flat surface. It is quite important to have them clean properly so that longevity is assured. So, how will you clean the pips? You can use a good soft bristled brush for the purpose. Brushes will smoothly remove all dirt, grime or other substances which might be stuck in the paddle. It will help in having the paddle sparkling clean all the while.

Besides, cleaning the table tennis paddle on a regular basis, you need to take good care of the paddle when it is not in use. If it is a cold day or you are going for a long trip, your paddle should be well protected from the cold or the outside moisture. Moisture or cold can damage the rubber. It will actually take a long time to warm up. You will not be able to play well, if it is in a bad condition.

So, next time you practice table tennis, do not forget to take good care of the ping pong paddle. It should be cleaned well and stored well as too. Just spend some time to take care of the paddle and it will be just perfect for you.

How to Practice Table Tennis by Yourself

Love to play table tennis?

How do you practice if you do not have a partner? Well – do not lament! There might be times when you will not have the amazing luxury of having a partner to practice. In such a condition, will you stop playing? No – you can play alone and still improve your game with some amazing individual drills, your willingness and your love for the game. All you need is the best ping pong paddle, motivation to play the game and love for the game.

Practice Table Tennis by Yourself

There are several drills you can do yourself. If you use a table tennis robot, it gets easier. Your robot is your opponent who will challenge you and the bring out the best from you. Buying a ping pong robot is often recommended, as this is the best way to practice all by yourself when you have no one to play with. These are smart and interactive machines. These machines shoot balls from the other end of the net. There is a good scope to play well against the wall. You can improve your game in an amazing way.

Try Footwork Drills:

If you wish to play the game well, you need to improve your footwork. Excellent footwork is needed, if you wish to be a great table tennis player. This footwork is usually not based on any instinct. You need the right kind of training and ability so that you are able to develop a good footwork.

Some of the best and most talented players have undergone many drills and that too for years. Thus, they have internalized all movements really well. With great practice, they are easily able to move their feet in the most effective way, especially when they are under great pressure from the opponents. It is important to practice all footwork so that you can excel in the game.

However, when you are practicing the footwork drills, you need to remember that you are not alone. You need to spend lot of time and get all your movements right, as you set to increase the speed of your game.

Shadow Playing:

This is a wonderful way by which you can improve all your strokes and techniques. For this, you need to get a mirror and try some shadow play in front of it. You need to pretend as if you are playing your backhand and shorthand. You can also film yourself with the help of someone as you do this and later watch. You will be able to clearly understand all your mistakes and the areas you need to improve.

Set Time:

Even if you do not have a partner, you need to practice for your set time. Never train too long or too short, because it will not be effective. You need to prepare a training schedule in advance and always stick to it when you are playing the game. Such a discipline will help you to achieve success.

Serves – You need to practice your serves well. This is a great individual training. It is one of the best ways by which you can improve your skills, as you choose to play the game. If you are able to improve your game, your drills are going to be productive.

  • When you are practicing your serves, you need to ensure that you are serving a single ball at a time. You should not hold on to more than one single ball, when you are serving. If you do so, it might affect the way you toss the ball.
  • Never Rush – When you are practicing without your partner, there will be a great tendency to rush and finish off the session. You should restrain from such a rush. You need to train yourself, so that you are steady. You need to ensure that you are making the most of your serve.
  • Keep Watching and Learning – You need to pay close attention to how experts serve. You need to emulate such practices. Experts or professionals practice a lot and keep improvising the techniques so that it works to the highest level. You can learn a lot when you watch others play