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Butterfly Mazunov

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Extremely fast for an all-wood blade.

The Mazunov blade combines fine blocking touch with incredible mid-distance power.

Most popular OFF+ blade of 1996. Planchonello outer piles. Medium head-size.

Class: OFF+
Feel: Hard
Plies: 5W
Weight: 94 to 102g
Blade Thickness: 6.8
Blade Size: 160x153mm

Speed: 86
Control: 69

AN Handle Size: 101x23mm
FL Handle Size: 101x23mm
ST Handle Size: 101x22mm


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Additional Information

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.

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Blade Weight Variations  - Actual blade weight may vary by up to 8g.

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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on May 16, 2016
Awesome speed... Use soft rubber for more control n' reduce the weight.. Good quality...
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on April 21, 2016
Most powerfull blade from Butterfly and this blade is not hard...
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on February 10, 2016
Mazunov IMHO is as light as better. My is 89 g and it is very well balanced wood filling blade with incredible looping capabilities. It is pity that BTY produces them more and more heavy. I guess the optimal Mazunov weight is in the range 85-90 g (as it was in the starting series).
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on November 22, 2015
I played with this blade for 7 years and love how I can easily loop with it even though it is 7.0mm thick. Control is awesome.
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on March 4, 2015
Amazing blade! I own two 25 years old blades (older than black tag series) and they are absolutely impressive: speed, feeling and control at the highest level possible. Much better than most composit blades (carbon, arylate-carbon, zylon, ZLC, super ZLC etc). The yellow planchonello outer plies give a superb feeling, like the blade is just an extension to your hand. Wood structure is identical to Cresail but both my 25 years old Mazunov play even better than Cresail (I own one and I tested another one). Superb. A perfect weapon for offensive minded players. Give it a try and you'll be absolutely amazed !
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on June 26, 2011
Before I ever tried the Mazunov, i tried lots of other blades searching for a composition that would suit my "Twiddling-Attack-Chop-Blocking-at the Table-Style". It was always hard to find a good compromise beween safe blocking and powerful top-spin attacking. So I´ve tested slow to fast defensive blades, allround blades and offensive blades up to the speed of the Photino, which is also a dream blade. i would have never tested the Mazunov, if it wouldn`t have been that one night were I accidently ended up in the training hall still wearing my suit and borrowing sombodys racket playing in shirt and socks. Well it happened to be the mazunov with Xiom Vega Pro max on forehand, and short-pip Flarestorm 2 max on backhand with flared handle. Although it wasn`t my long pips ox as used to and not my tenergy 25 2,1 it was a revelation, which kept on revealing more and more positive traits the longer I played it. After that night it didn`t take long until I had my own Mazunov with straight handle at a 100g. So here comes a list of why I love the Mazunov so much:
1. The solid chunky feeling gives you a lot of control, so that pushes (very important for me) were actually very controlled (TTR 1655 german Joola system).
2. Blocking ist amazing!
- Pips in wonderful blocking because it is so stiff, that the difference of blocking very (fast) spinny vs. not so spinny fast top-spins is not so big a very big number of blocks bounces back very controlled at a high speed.
- long pips ox (bomb talent) very controlled and flat chop-blocking and at flat blocking, so blocking variation is very easy.
3. A vast amount of spin! I have a lot of spin in my top-spins but I never had much (especially in opening top-spins) as with the Mazunov (TSP Pur Hinoki may be the only exeption in this field) i don`t know if that is because it`s purely wood or because of the outer Planchonello layers cause they are "power loopers" veneers. However. I read that (http://www.fbvtt.org/E-temel1.htm) the player Mazunov himself had set a spin record, so mabey there is a connection?! anyway tons of spin but much more power and speed than what I was used to, so short backhand movements from mid distance are still very fast and countertops are superb all over the place.
4. The overall control is much better than any rating you`ll find.
5. The handle (straight) is the only straight handle (quite square and edgy) I`ve used so far beside Juic Kalinic Allround + that allows me to twiddle (almost) without any mistakes and helps very much at feeling the adjustments and angels when using a forehand or backhand oriented grip. (one of the typical straight Butterfly handles, like Timo Boll ALC and such, but different to Photino which is rounder.
6. The weight - allright. of course my racket doesn`t weigh so much because i play ox pips on one side, but after i had experimented with anti, so that my racket got heavier, I found out that i needed a certain weight in order to produce enough power, so to me the Mazunov compensates the extra weight other offensive players can use to produce powerful attacks, but I got used to the extra weight so quickly that i could well imagine getting used to even more as with two inverted rubbers also quite quickly. apart from speed the increased weight helps to control the tangential movement of the racket head during the top-spin.
7. Conclusion: It comes as no surprise to see that so many pros and advanced players play this blade.
Super!
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on June 13, 2011
More controlled,

than one would think, but shouldn`t be used before having a stable technical basis. Wonderful for blocking. Generating a lot of spin, to be so fast (with Tenergy 25). Very good handle for twiddling (straight) and also very good for playing long pips ox. The heavy weight is something I welcome (mine weighs a 100g) since i play pimples ox and found out that more weight stabilizes my chop-blocking as well as my top-spin movement and adds some extra power. So using the mazunov makes my racket weigh as much as a mid-weight blade with two inverted rubbers, but I got used to the weight so quicklx, that I can imagine it`s also great with two inverted rubbers, if you get used to it.
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on November 13, 2010
3rd Blade I bought around a year ago and to date it hasn't let me down. One of the best plywood blades available on the market, it's extremely resistant to damage (seeing as I've dropped it many many many times...and it's still going great!) It's speed is very good as long as you accompany it with decent rubber. Only downside would be that it is one of the heaviest blades to use, but with enough training you should be able to master it's weight and control the ball better, thus improving your game. Overall it's suitable for all those attacking / overly offensive players. Give it a try! :)
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on May 4, 2010
At one time this was labelled the fastest non-carbon blade available. The further development in table tennis blades, in particular the carbon/balsa/fibre glass has left the once famous blade for speed lagging behind. Never the less it is a quality blade which has withstood the sands of time. Merely the fact it is still available shows its quality and popularity. It is an extremely heavy blade, never come across anything heavier. Very good for punchy blocks, the feel and control for either short drops shots or long push shots make it extremely versatile. Much easier to control than carbon attacking blades. Would not recommend to those with longer shots as this would further increase short length and reduce recovery time. Probably explains why they recommend for mid-distance loops and topspins. Dont be put of by its OFF+ rating, this rating is over 30yrs+. Ideal for the offensive minded players with punchy backhand blocks and wristy topspins and mid distance loops. I would always recommend it over a carbon, but people now prefer much lighter blades.
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 External Review for Butterfly Mazunov on December 31, 2008
I really liked the butterfly mazunov blade. It is a pure wood blade that is extremely stiff and extremely heavy. It is one of the heaviest blades i have ever felt, at a whopping 109 grams. the wood is also very hard. The result is a very fast blade. This blade is very fast, but on the other hand, the control is compromised. This is a purely offensive blade. When you loop, you can feel the ball really push off of the blade. It is a little hard to contorl the shtos though, because you gain a lot of momentum, and it is kind of hard to control the contact of the ball.
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