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Review and Comparison of All GKI Rackets

Review and Comparison of All GKI Rackets

GKI Industries manufacture Table Tennis Equipments in India for beginners to professional table tennis players. GKI Industries is a registered company in India and they also manufacture Table Tennis Rubbers and Blades. In this review, we will discuss about premade rackets from GKI.

The quality of GKI equipments for the price is decent and the wide range of GKI rackets are suitable for all levels of players. You can get a GKI equipment in a range of INR 500 to INR 5500. GKI rackets are quite durable and generally last a long time. These rackets provide a very good learning curve for beginners players and the rackets in higher range allow people to correct their form and techniques.

One of the best things about GKI rackets is that they usually provide a case/cover with their rackets at such pricing which is a remarkable thing. For higher end rackets, they provide a complete high quality cover that can contain multiple rackets & balls.

Comparison of GKI Rackets

GKI has a variety of table tennis rackets but we recommend only below rackets which can be based on your skill, budget.

Racket Price Range (Check latest price on Amazon) Level Cover
GKI Kung Fu INR 650-800 Amazon Beginners Plastic
GKI Offensive XX INR 800 - 1000 Amazon Beginners Plastic Bag
GKI Green Hunt INR 1000 - 1200 Amazon Beginners Plastic Bag
GKI Euro V INR 1500 - INR 1800 Amazon Intermediate Soft Cover
GKI Euro XX INR 2800 - INR 3000 Amazon Intermediate - Professional Soft Cover
GKI Euro Jumbo INR 5500 Amazon Professional Wooden
Detailed Review of GKI Rackets

We have detailed posts on top GKI rackets which you may read and decide which racket you want to buy -

Short Review of GKI Rackets

We have used all the above rackets and based on that you can follow this golden rule :-

  • If you are starting, then go with either GKI Kung Fu, GKI Green Hunt or GKI Offensive XX. You will be able to make flat shots very well, chops with decent backspin and a beginner level topspins. If you have played a bit and can make smashes, then GKI Green Hunt and GKI Offensive XX are better options.

  • If you have some experience of playing and making spins, than go with either GKI Euro V or GKI Euro XX. GKI Euro XX is much better to produce topspin shots and attack. With Euro XX you will have an all round game. With Euro V, you will be able learn control as the rubbers are a bit slower than Euro XX and you will most likely do more chops with Euro V. Using Euro V, you can expect a defensive game compared to GKI Euro XX.

  • If you are looking for serious learning curve then GKI Euro XX or GKI Euro Jumbo are better as these will allow you to participate in ITTF approved tournaments. Read more about GKI EURO XX: Is GKI Euro XX good racket?

  • With Euro Jumbo, you can certainly hit quality strokes but for the price of GKI Jumbo, I would recommend you to go for a custom setup. You can easily get an amazing combination of Mark V rubber with many different blades.

Color: In above list, all are the rackets are Red and black color rackets except one. GKI Green Hunt is the ONLY racket to have a green and black rubber combination from GKI. If you are looking for a new style and color, then you will probably love GKI Green Hunt.

SEE ALSO: The new GKI Green Hunt vs GKI Offensive XX?

Are GKI Rackets Approved by ITTF

GKI has a variety of rackets, most of them are TTFI approved (Table Tennis Federation of India) and some of them are ITTF(International Table Tennis Federation) approved. Below is a List of GKI rackets approved by ITTF :-

ITTF Approved GKI equipments

My Personal Preference

My personal preference is either GKI Euro V or GKI Euro XX because these two rackets are highly durable and you can do all sort of strokes you want. I would recommend you to change your racket to a new one when you feel the speed of your strokes has improved and you need more power.

SEE ALSO: Is GKI Euro V good for decent level table tennis player?

If you are playing at a professional level, then definitely you will need to discuss about professional rackets with a state/national level coach as they will customize rubbers and blade based on your playing style.

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