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Butterfly Amicus Advance

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$1,588
$1,699.00 Save $111.00 (7%)
Rated 4.5/5





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This robot has been replaced with a newer model - Butterfly Amicus Expert.

We include a free Butterfly carrying bag and a ball recycling net.

This latest revision works with both poly balls (40+) and celluloid 40mm balls.

We only sell the latest model with the new Butterfly logo:
Improved: The new model has 22 memory spaces instead of 10, and numbers 1-10 are pre-saved exercises.
Improved: Lower noise level.
New: Stand by function - robot is silent if you put ball/min to a zero position.

Ideal partner for those who want to train complex play sequences.

The Amicus table tennis robot from Butterfly are designed for a wide range of game experience and training. Amicus models are suitable for both amateur and professionals players.

For the ex-German national coach and current head coach of the Werner Schlager Academy, Richard Prause, can work with robot, for those who want to learn faster, be a useful addition for the training everyday:

"Working with a robot can be a means of achieving greater success for many players. The increased amount of ball contacts and exercises leads to a greater level of precision, footwork and technique."
Amicus Robot - Everyday Training

The advantages of all models:
• comfortable to transport, quick to build, easy to use
• Amicus bag included
• 100 Balls per Minute
• 4-level height adjustment
• Head with 3 rollers - for variable Topspin, Backspin, Sidespin and No Spin
• Speed, spin and placement can be regulated directly on the control panel
• Two year warranty

The Advance model supplements the advantages of the Basic adds the following features:
• Individually adjustable: spin + speed + trajectory + placement for each ball in an exercise
• Complete ball sequences including service
• Memory space for up to 22 exercises
• AFC function - "Automatic Frequency Control" for automatic adjustment of the time intervals between balls with different speed - and spin
• "Sample" function - to play balls individually and customize their settings
• New: “Silent stand-by” when inactive
• New: 10 pre-saved exercises recommended by Richard Prause

Packaging weight: 25 lbs
Packaging dimensions: 15" x 32" x 14"

FAQ: Are there any visual cues to indicate current spin?

Depending on which Amicus model you have there will be a combination of lights and labeled knob to set up patterns. All models can be programmed to do a mixture of spins and placements of pitches. Amicus Pro and Advance are the only models that can save programmed patterns.

FAQ: Which Amicus model is most realistic?

All models have the same realistic ball flight and bounce based on the concept of having multi shooting wheels. Amicus Pro however has an Automatic Frequency Control feature which changes time intervals based on the previously pitched ball.


FAQ: Can Amicus switch spin in the same practice pattern?

All amicus models can switch spin in a practice pattern.

FAQ: Can Amicus throw the ball to bounce on each side of the table (to simulate a table tennis service)? And can it do it with backspin or sidespin?

Yes, it can simulate a serve with different types of spin and even no spin.

FAQ: Does the robot come with a ball recycling net (aka catch net)?

Yes, it does.


Download Product Manual (2.4MB PDF file)


Additional Information

Warranty  Butterfly Amicus robots come with a 2-year warranty against factory defects. Warranty does not cover misuse of the robot. If new robot parts are required to resolve an issue, they can only be shipped to a US address.

Return Policy  Amicus robots can be returned within 30 days, no questions asked. A restocking fee of 10% of the robot price will apply.

Parts  are guaranteed to be available within 5 years of purchase.


Best Price Guarantee  We guarantee to have the lowest prices (shipping included) in the US. Please tell us if you to lower price.

Reviews of Butterfly Amicus Advance (4)

Review by scenery163 (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Amicus Advance on June 29, 2017
Perfect robot. Multiple and powerful functions.
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Review by tholon7970 (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Amicus Advance on May 4, 2016
Arrived in great shape. Has to be adjusted to feed the poly balls but feeds celluloid fine. Instructions could be better. Best way to get it set? Get a lot of balls, set up some barriers and let it throw shots while you experiment with arc and spin.
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Review by wlambert (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Amicus Advance on May 28, 2015
I'm a novice but splurged on this training machine based on extensive internet search for reviews. How can one not improve with steady, repeatable balls coming at you? I cannot comment on spin characteristics as compared to actual play, but it is obvious the machine can produce incredible spins in all planes. The design and construction seem solid and well thought out, though the programing takes a bit of head scratching - ultimately doable, but not intuitive. I'm very, very pleased overall.
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Review by yomec for Butterfly Amicus Advance on February 2, 2015
Awesome robot, can be programmed to do regular (2 table bounce) serve short, long in any spin, angle sequence. Durable and portable.
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