Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit
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Great for the European looping style of play
The Timo Boll Spirit has a good balance of speed and control. An overwhelming choice by many Butterfly sponsored players.
Head Size: 157x150mm
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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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Reviews of Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit (89)
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Plies: koto 0.5mm - alc 0.25mm - limba 0.5mm - kiri 3.2mm.
Great blade. I play with donic Bluefire m1 forehand and long pips backhand. Blade has tremendous control for chops and attacking long pips play. Great blade even for defenders.
Wonderful blade. Mine is 93 gr. FH DHS H8 and BH Rasant Beat. Topspin vs backspin on FH, Block and punch with BH quite easy. Speed/control ratio is extremely high. Can not miss any shot :)
Blade Size: 157x150mm. It is heavy, hard and stiff with no flex or vibration making blocking and chopping easy but on the other hand the dwell time is low and the feel of the ball is not great. Tensor/springy rubbers make the feeling worse and the game close to the net difficult. I use hard, heavy, tacky, Chinese rubbers because they increase the feel, control and they force me to improve my technique. Chinese rubbers disrupt the weight balance (becomes head heavy). It feels more balanced when you put Butterfly rubbers on it but is still heavy. Use Yasaka rubbers (Rakza 7 or Mark V HPS) if you want to keep the racket a bit lighter. Timo Boll Alc has more weight in the handle than the Spirit so head heaviness is less of an issue. Spirit is fast even far away from the table, if you have the right technique and physical strength. The flared handle is a bit slim and slippery on the upper part. I have changed rubbers 4-5 times and still no sign of splinters. Solid craftsmanship that can sustain a lot of hardship during training. With slow rubbers it behaves like a perfect all-round blade. With tensor rubbers it can be crazy fast. I would start with hard, slow, easy to control rubbers (like Mercury II) and, if needed, move to faster ones. Only suitable for players with good technique. Somewhat overrated and definitely overpriced. There are equally good Butterfly blades, like Petr Korbel and the Primorac, or Stiga blades, like Stiga Infinity VPS, at a 3rd of its price
One of the best blades,fast but not to fast,greta fot blocking and counter attack,loops great,short game good but need little bit of practice. Paired best with soft rubbers like T05 FX.
Blade is very nice and performs as expected. it is well suited to close to the table and mid-distance OFF play, but has enough feel for defensive touch shots from anywhere. I have it paired with Tenergy 05 & 05fx which seem to be very well suited for aggressive play.
TBS w/ TO5....I think it's heavy. It's okay when only practicing but in a real match, it's not. Great touch but too slow for heavy blade.
the blade has an excellent control when using backspin chop but during topspin and flick shots you should adjust the position of your blade when hitting the ball or else you can't control it but overall it is an excellent blade because of its power when attacking the ball an it is also excellent when looping
Scope: 1400+ Player with Off- style. 1st custom bat (so not much to compare outside of what I was able to use within my club eg. TBZLC, Stradivarius, and some others). Rubber: Tenergy 05-FX
Overall First Impression: Nice size and weight (~90g), very well balanced. Adjusted very easily. I think the balance between Off (Speed, Spin) and Control allows the player to impose their style directly upon the racquet rather than the other way around.
Handle: I have slightly above average hands and thought the TBZLC was more comfortable. I ordered a butterfly grip tape for my TBS...huge difference, much more comfortable, and gave me a better grasp of the paddle (I even liked it better than the TBZLC without the grip tape, so overall I think if you have a normal hand size it should be fine, otherwise a little grip tape made a significant difference)
Speed: Slower than I thought for a a/c blade but again it allows you to control the shot without launching the ball. Don't read this to mean it is slow!, its just not as fast as the ZLC, which isn't necessarily a bad thing (Obviously the rubber you play with will make a difference). Great for close to table and mid distance. Looped well (work in progress so I cannot elaborate)
Spin: Again, just a well balance blade. With average stiffness and a medium hardness, your not going to be below or above par with the racquet alone. It will really depend on the rubber and style of play the one has.
Control: The above says it all! The balanced nature allows for a generally well controlled all around game
Overall: Great racquet to build a baseline from, especially if your starting out or upgrading (with an Off/All+ Style). Totally worth it and unless your switching from something specific (eg. a super fast or spinny blade and expecting that level of the same in TBS) you won't be disappointed! 9/10 (assuming a perfect blade doesn't exist)
I am used this blade with Tibhar Aurus and Aurus Soft, a deadly combination. I am rating this on every aspect.
Topspins/Loops-9/10 ( The blade has good dwell time so loops and topspins are very heavy and not easy to pick)
Chop-8/10 (Although This is a offensive blade not made to defence but then also chops are having so much spin)
Push-8.5/10 (Shorter rallies are easy )
Block-9/10 (This blade is stiff also that is why blocks are very easy)
But I will suggest this blade for a Advanced player because it is very fast made for the person who can control the ball.
https://instagram.com/p/7VDSi9gRQ6/ . A short clip of me using the Timo boll spirit. I have played for two years with the tbs using tenergy 64 2.1 on the forehand and tenergy 64 1.9 on the backend , and I was able to go from 1400 to 2000 with it. It's a very good blade but I realize that you need a high level of skill and technique to be able to utilize all of its capabilities because of the stiffness. It has a slightly decreased control compared to other blades like the Viscaria , Which I just changed to in order to increase my control . It has an excellent mid-distance away, it's good very far off the table good solid lobs can shop it does everything fairly well which makes it an excellent blade to compare many other blades too. If your person trying to find what blade to start with or to move on to I don't think it would be a bad idea to use the blade everyone compares most other blades to in order to assess their next purchase. The only con of this blade is that I lost a lot of points just barely because the of the my new lack of control that it has compared to the viscaria
for me its overrated blade, but for the most of the players its best choise because of ballance bettwen speed and control ... i had problem with 3rd ball , with tenergy 05, and with tenergy 05 fx .. i played with this blade 1 season with scr 16:4 , but i feeled hendikep , after changing to timo boll t5000 i dint have that problem..
despite being a fast blade, it has great control and feel for slower more controlled loops, it works great with deader rubbers like DHS, one Area timo boll spirit the TBS lacks is long distance rally. if you cant generate your own power, long distance counter loops will be weak. its great for close to the table and mid distance play however. its also great with touch shots like pushes, and dropshot.
the flare is very balance and light, the straight handle can be a bit uncomfortable on the hands. but has the same feel.
unlike other fast blades i think TBS is a great blade to learn with and will stick with you for a long time. i found myself trying other Arylate carbon but always come back to the TBS.
The Best Timo boll spirit...
FH- Tenergy 05
BH- Tenergy 64
Timo boll spirit is good for offensive players who always play topspin/loop. Timo boll spirit is also have a good control, so that you can do a chop in this blade. This blade is all around.
that revelation! after I spent a lot of money on expensive blades ( Liu Shiwen, Barwell Fleet, TB ZLF, etc ) and not helped in any way, I managed to get my hands on a Spirit! Control gorgeous, a bow to topspin like we've never seen ... really great sound, a super blade ! FH 05/BH 64
The TBS spirit is just like the Timo Boll ALC (you can see my review of this blade). My blade was selected be a chinese pro player in France, 85-86gr, perfect balance. This blade is today the best deal from all Butterlfy Arylate carbon blades, cheaper thaan viscaria or TB-ALC, not even Speaking of ZJK-ALC. So just go for it, outer koto is chosen a bit more hard than the outer Koto of Viscaria, so at same weight, the TBS is faster than Viscaria, more power full and a bit more stiff.
Since you can get a blade of same quality as Viscaria or TB-ALC, but just cheaper.......go for the classic TBS if you are a looper and want to try the arylate-carbon feel and power.
Also, if the blade was not used by some many pro players, it would have certainy been removed from BTY catalogue, since its the only Arylate-Carbon blade under 100 euros, generating far less profit per blades than the other arylate-carbon blades (TB-ALC is 130 euros, same for viscaria, and ZJK).
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