Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC
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Arylate-Carbon fibers dampen vibration and allow for dynamic play and precise placement.
Blade Thickness: 6.0mm
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Reviews of Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC (12)
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I like the blade a lot, it's a pure OFF blade, pretty bouncy / springy (which has pros and cons), has some flex, and it's not on the soft side but neither hard I would say.
Id give it 10 for offensive control and 8 for defensive control.
My 84 grams Layer ALC cant hold 2 Tenergy non fx rubbers for me so you need fx versions or other brands - i find it too head heavy.
For me, choosing a blade is less important than finding the right setup meaning blade + rubbers. If you want to play with t05 I think there are better blades for it.
It's great for looping, but you have to master blocking (it can block even the spinniest topspins but it's hard to keep the ball low and dangerous for the opponent). It very much depends on rubbers, It's advised to be used with t80 / t80fx but i use t05fx and acuda blue p2. I tried t80 and it's superb in consistency in every shot but makes it head heavy, t05fx however does lovely loops but it's hard (and also intriguing) to master pushing and blocking - just try to attack first and a good first loop will get you the point fast.
Acuda blue p2 its the perfect rubber for backhand, for a safe backhand at least not for one that loops every ball..
On forehand I didnt find a good rubber to balance the low weight of Acuda (42-43g) that really works on the blade - most were too heavy. If you get the blade, I advise you to start with t80 on fh and acuda p2 on backhand.
It a good blade, but a bit too soft and slow. There is another innerforce kind of blade that is faster and better like the liu shiwen zlf blade.
Also it is shame for butterfly but DHS now have this type of blade only better and cost one quarter of the price of this in the DHS301
If you love the feel, dwell, and control of a limba/ayous wood blade but also appreciate the increased stability and sweet spot of ALC then this is the blade for you. The cool thing that Butterfly did with the Innerforce layer blade is they placed the ALC layers deeper near the core of the blade. That results in more sensation and feel from the 2 layers of limba contacting the ball with increased stability and accuracy for blocking and hitting as well as power away from the table. Comparing it directly to an all wood blade its short game is great and controlled but when you swing hard that's when the ALC kicks in providing an extra boost. Slightly slower than a Viscaria or Timo Boll ALC but with better control, feel, and sensation. The only thing I don't like about it is that it has a thinner handle. I actually had a friend customize it with a big meaty Tibhar Force Pro black handle and now it's perfect. Great blade.
Great control and sufficient speed, This blade and barwell fleet are two that I will keep for sure. You can do all kinds of things with it. It has better speed and control than Viscaria. Also the handle feels better (rounder and slightly smaller) than Viscaria.
First custom blade. If you love looping with speed and control go with this one. Xiom vega pro on both sides.
Great blade for allround play. It's great with inverted rubbers with medium hard sponge, you could play short and soft or could make fast and powerfull top-spins and flat shots, I think it's because of ALC layer is under 2 layers of not hard wood, so you could play softly whithout using ALC layer or easily with slightly more powerful stroke get use of carbon layer and mare a powerfur shot... I even played with long pipms on this blade quite successfully, but with short pimps this blade is just great! Now I'm trying to become full inverted rubber guy and again this blade works great for me!! Thinking of trying Butterfly Apolonia ZLC blade, but it's more for fun actually, because I can't find any faults in Innerforce Layer ALC blade for me! Actually I liked Layer ALC so much, that I have two exemplars of it, one is main, second for experiments with rubbers (sometimes they change places if experiment is successful)!
Given so many good reviews, i m not gonna over praise on it. Just to mention one thing for this classic blade, that if u try to passively block the top spin, balls r more likely return down to net. Besides, its one of the best blades to keep.
Plies: limba 0.6mm - limba 1mm - alc 0.25mm - ayous 2.3mm.
Like no other composite blade! If you find TBS/VIS/other ALC blades lack the feel of balls Innerforce is an answer!
Dwelly like no other ALC, soft woody feel like no other ALC has a kick in mid distance. Really high throw with T05 almost too high (I am thinking about T64 for BH). Works well with hard tacky rubbers. It's quite springy due limba outer. It's a half step down from ALC blades with different placement of ALC layers such as Vis/TBALC/ZJK/MM/TBS. If these are too "composite" Innerforce Layer ALC has enough power, great stability due Arylate/Carbon layers, great woody feel, long dwell and good control.
I tried blade with tenergy 05 64, rasant ... and it is good in speed, control, close to the table as well as away from the table ... if you compare it with Timo Bol ALC, a bit slower with a bit more spin and a little more sense .. .
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