While Killerspin produces many quality tables, the Killerspin MyT5 series is high on quality, but also high on price.
The Killerspin MyT5 Indoor recreational ping pong table has a lot to offer. It’s made with quality, durability, convenience, and great playability. But, while it’s high on quality, it’s also high on price.
We’ll take a look at the Killerspin Myt5 to give you the best rundown we can so that you can decide for yourself whether or not this table is right for you.
Is It Worth Your Money?
Not really. While other Killerspin models are fairly priced, we’re left scratching our heads at the price on this table. Don’t get us wrong, the construction and design is very high quality.
But the components and features are those more typically found in beginner recreational tables. But the price is at the upper range of that same class of tables.
Ping Pong Table Review & Breakdown
Like most Killerspin tables, the MyT5 is solidly built, easily assembled, and convenient to use. It’s a great starter recreational table perfect for anyone looking for a day of fun without the need for the higher performance upper grade tables provide.
One of the nicest things about this table, and also uncharacteristic for a beginner level one like this is the convenient ping pong ball pockets and ping pong racket pockets on either side of the table frame.
A number of balls line up within the pockets for easy retrieval. And, you’ll never have to search far for your go-to paddle. This feature is a big plus for any hectic household where little things tend to go missing, carried away in the hands of little ones.
Almost as close in the cool feature factor is the MyT5’s easy set up. It comes mostly pre-assembled, so the last bit that needs to be put together takes fifteen minutes or less. Being able to unpack and assemble a 200 pound ping pong table in less than fifteen minutes is an unusual thing to see in an otherwise DIY assembly world.
Not so much in the functionality department, but very cool nonetheless, is the variety of color the Killerspin MyT5 is offered in. You get to choose from white pearl, blue, and black. Yes, this feature is completely aesthetic, but being able to choose between three color options is nice.
- 16mm thick MDF (medium-density fiberboard) table top
- Two ping pong ball pocket holders
- Two ping pong paddle holders
- 4” ball bearing wheels
- Adjustable feet.
- Steel net and post system
Ease Of Use & Reliability
The Killerspin MyT5 is a refreshingly easy to use table with its large 4” wheels, adjustable feet, and pockets for ping pong balls and paddles. This table can be taken apart into two sections and nested together, then moved easily into a corner of the room or large closet.
Because the two sections of the table easily pull apart, you can enjoy a round of ping pong by yourself in playback position. And the built in safety system will ensure the vertical side of the table doesn’t accidently fall while its in playback position, or while it’s being stored.
Play won’t be interrupted easily since there’s a long supply line of ping pong balls stored in the table. And, being able to unpack and assemble the whole table in under 15 minutes makes it particularly attractive.
So here’s the sticky part. At well beyond $500, the Killerspin leaves a lot to be desired. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a solid table appropriate for any home basement or rec room. But because its table top is not very thick, and the coating may scratch easily, the MyT5 is priced too high in our opinion. You can easily find competitor tables with similar features at a much lower price point.
If you’re a Killerspin loyalist and budget concerns are on their way out the window, then absolutely go for the MyT5 in whichever of the three colors you prefer. But if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, the MyT5 is not it.
Yes, it’s made with quality construction. Yes, it’s easy to assemble and move about the room. It separates and nests easily. And yes, it’s got convenient pockets for paddles and balls that competitor tables in this recreational class may not have.
But if you take a quick look around, you’ll be sure to find similar tables with similar construction at considerably less cost.
Other Options Worth Looking At
If you have no particular allegiance to the Killerspin brand, then check out the STIGA Advantage. It is closely similar to the Killerspin MyT5 in every way except the nifty ball and paddle pockets.
The STIGA Advantage offers the same table top thickness, same easy assembly, same pull apart nesting, and same type of safety mechanism. The only thing they don’t share is price. The Advantage is at least 200 dollars cheaper.
If you enjoy recreational play but want a higher quality surface, look at the Cornilleau 500 Indoor Tennis table. It offers 19mm thickness instead of the 16mm the Killerspin MyT5 provides.
You’ll pay more, but not much. The Cornilleau floats somewhere around the $1000 mark. Along with a thicker, more consistent playing surface, its legs are designed to be sturdier than less expensive counterparts. But storage is not as simple as the MyT5.