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Butterfly Innershield Layer ZLF

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Defensive Model With ZL-Fiber-Constructed using Inner fiber technology.

• Innershield Layer offers soft impact and is equipped with 2 ZL fiber layers.

• Brings sharpness and sense of stability when cutting the ball.

Class: DEF
Style: Defense
Plies: 5W+2ZLF
Thickness: 5.1mm
Made in: Japan

Head Size: 166x155mm
Flared Handle Size: 100x24mm
Straight Handle Size: 100x23mm

Weight: 84g
Reaction: 55
Vibration: 49

FAQ: Does Megaspin sell Japan-made Butterfly blades?

Some Butterfly blades like Korbel and Grubba are produced in factories both in Europe and in Japan, so they exist in 2 variants. When a Japanese blade has a Europe-made version, we always carry the Japanese variant. Other blades like Butterfly Timo Boll Offensive are only made in China so we cannot carry a Japanese variant of these blades.

FAQ: Do Butterfly blades come pre-sealed?

All Butterfly blades come pre-sealed from the factory. There is no need to add blade sealing but you may if you require additional protection.

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Reviews of Butterfly Innershield Layer ZLF (4)

As a modern defender, I've tried a lot of defensive blades. I am usually torn between having a very good defensive backhand long pips chop and a slow counter attack forehand from mid distance OR a fast forehand mid distance counter attack and and a difficult hard to chop backhand with long pips.

This blade the willow and limba allow me to chop with my backhand to generate enough backspin and when I need to counter loop with my forehand from mid distance the ZLF kicks in.

I would strongly consider this for a modern defender. Who want to attack with forehand and backhand chop. I use feint long 2 1.00 (allowing me to chop and block). I use Joola Rhyzer Pro 50 max thickness forehand.
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Same review as "Innershield ZLF" since it is the same blade but the next generation.
A soft feeling but a stiff blade! ZLF layers provides stiffness to this blade, but with a very soft feeling wich is GREAT. IMHO, Innershield ZLF is suited to LP with sponge, at least 0,5mm, and a medium to hard backside. My personnal setup is : Grass D-Tecs (0,5mm) and I moved back to Mark V HPS (2mm). I managed to solve the equation of the plastic ball, wich was hard as hell and led me to try so many material... The end has come with this blade and those rubbers.
Talking about speed, i'd say that Innershield Layer ZLF is not a slow blade at all, but not as fast as Joo or Matsushita Offensive. Very balanced for chopping or attacking in any circumstances.
One of my favorite blades ever, although it's on the expensive side.
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9.6/10 for DEF style. FH: Friendship/729 Super FX, 1.5mm, 42g (0.191g/cm^2), 45 degrees (729), 36.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Friendship/729 Super FX Blue Sponge, 1mm, 40g (0.181g/cm^2), 48 degrees (729), 39.5 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Butterfly Innershield Layer ZLF, 84g, 166mm x 155mm x 5.1mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite): Willow - Limba - ZLF - Ayous - ZLF - Limba - Willow.
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I'm not a specialist in defencive blades, but play in semi-defensive style. This blade is not slow and can spin very good. Feelings sometimes remind me of Primorac Off-. Played against one man with another Off- blade and than with Innershield and he was shocked that Def blade is much faster in game.
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