Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
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Head Size: 157x150mm
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Reviews of Butterfly Timo Boll ALC (71)
This blade is fantastic! You can do anything with it. It is a bit faster than normal but still not too fast that you miss out on control. I have tried some extremely fast blades in the past but i find they just bounce off to quick. This is a good combination of control and speed. I also find that it is very easy to loop and topspin with blade and they usually have quite heavy spin. The blade is also fantastic for blocking because it has decent speed and can shoot it off the bat but still has the control, so you can place it where you want. Serves are fantastic with this blade as i really feel like i can rip the ball with it. The sweet spot is pretty good as well except for the top of the bat where i find it a little less consistent. I think the only downside to this blade is the price. I think it is way overpriced compared to other blades but to be honest i still do not mind as it will last a fair few years if you treat it properly. Overall this is a fantastic blade and if it is good enough for Timo than it is good enough for me.
Wow! What can I say? I tried a Timo Boll ALC in FL handle from a buddy of mine and it was an amazing experience. The blade is stiff (not much feedback) but surprisingly has a good deal of dwell to generate great spin. Close to the table it is slow and has control. Far away the carbon kicks in and gives you a few extra gears. I could do everything with it. Looping was amazing. Blocking was crisp and accurate. Its an all round attacking blade and I instantly fell in love with it. I can now see why a lot of top players recommend/ use it. It is perfectly balanced blade~ 85+ grams. Butterfly engineers definately got this blade right. It is a tad faster than the spirit. I'm definately going to buy one for myself. This one will go down in history as one of the all time great blades.Not for beginners, due to lack of feedback. My advice to young players below 1800+ Develop your strokes on an all wood blade for 2 years and then switch to this blade.
The Blade is perfect for me, in my opinion. No flex, and very sturdy... and noticably lighter than my other Butterfly paddle. My father has his own set of Butterfly ping pong paddles, and he was very surprised at the quality of this blade.
Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite)
- 2 * Koto 0.5mm
- 2 * ALC 0.25mm
- 2 * Limba 0.5mm
- Kiri 3.2mm
What a wonderful discovery for me! I am an allround - offensive player, who like to play short and attack mostly with my FH when I have the first opportunity, trying to prepare my final stroke after a couple of spinny top-spins.
I was using a Donic Waldner Legend Carbon, it was good too, but for me too "hard", sometimes I had the feeling the ball was running so fast from my blade and had some issues in controlling it. I decided then to purchase a Timo Boll ALC, with a Tibhar Evolution MX-P on FH and a Tibhar Evolution EL-S on BH. Incredible feeling. I lost very little in terms of speed, but still very fast for me but what impressed me more is the feeling of the ball I have. It seems to me that I can touch it with my hand. Control is absolutely not an issue now, of course I still make mistakes but the confidence in me grows a lot with this blade and the rubbers. Some colleagues told me that now my top spins are sometimes really spinny and difficult to control, I feel also that the arc and the consistency of them is improving. I am totally satisfied, and if there will be any changes in the future I will update the review.
I tried so many rackets, as my level gets better, a good racket makes a big difference. I tried this racket last year and I was not in control at all, as my level improved, this was the only one available to be delivered from Amazon before a local tournament and I decided to try it again and it was the best decision ever! That is a quick racket, but not in a crazy way. I gpt the proline, Butterfly put a Tenergy 05 on both sides, so the rubber gives you more spin & control while the racket gives you speed for a perfect combination. The ball doesn't bounce away from close range, but it also excels when you're far from the table as well. With a large sweet spot, no matter where you hit the ball from, it always ends up on the table! Everyone at my club who tried it was able to get good results with it, unlike many rackets that require special game play. If you know what you're doing you'll easily get great results with this one, but if you are not too good with spin or you hit only flat balls this racket will be too quick for you
I tried so many rackets, as my level gets better, a good racket makes a big difference. I tried this racket last year and I was not in control at all, as my level improved, this was the only one available to be delivered before a local tournament and I decided to try it again and it was the best decision ever! That is a quick racket, but not in a crazy way, since Butterfly put a Tenergy 05 on both sides, so the rubber gives you more speed & control while the racket gives you speed for a perfect combination. The ball doesn't bounce away from close range, but it also excels when you're far from the table as well. With a large sweet spot, no matter where you hit the ball from, it always ends up on the table! Everyone at my club who tried it was able to get good results with it, unlike many rackets that require special game play. If you know what you're doing you'll easily get great results with this one, but if you are not too good with spin or you hit only flat balls this racket will be too quick for you
Plies: koto 0.5mm - alc 0.25mm - limba 0.5mm - kiri 3.2mm.
One of the best alc's I've tried, little breaking in time, sharp and comfortable. Right amount of throw for close and far away from the table. Good control speed ratio but bad passive block. Highly rated
timo boll alc provides more speed and spin than my zjk blue dragon. I'm using this blade with tibhar mxp (fh) and tenergy 05 (bh). Control is excellent.
Work of art.I have been using it for 2 months.magical blade,somehow butterfly has managed to put the soul of Timo in it....as it make me play shots that are dreamlike.I have red Tenergy 05,black Fastarc s1.Both great rubbers,fastarc is faster,tenergy 05 is more spinny and great control too.This blade has just enough feedback.Out of position loops land on table.So it has a large and uniform sweet spot.Loopers blade ll the way
very good blade, that has a great speed with a very swayed control. with this blade the topspins are beautiful, with the ALC TB you can have an
offensive game where you can control the game. but I recommend this blade with a semi hard rubber to have good control and at the same time to good aggressive tospins, since the ALC helps to absorb the impact for which one gives you time to scrape the ball.
Best blade for spin oriented attacks. Good feedback. Going down as a classic.
This was my first carbon blade after playing on 5-ply wood (Nittaku Acoustic, Ma Lin Extra Offensive). First big differences I noticed were large and uniform sweet spot and reduced vibrations. I play H3 on forehand and T64 backhand. My forehand was faster and more linear off the paddle, and I liked the harder and more direct feeling paired with H3. Backhand was much faster and a little harder to control at first. Had to close up more for looping, but mid distance backhand loop was very easy. I feel this blade packs a lot more power than the wood blades, especially paired with tenergy, but it is not too fast or crazy. Very nice and comfortable to play with.
I have got this blade for quite a short time but I can say it is absolutely great. It has a lot of speed while keeping so much control. My topspins which went 5-10 cm over the table with different bats (also with slower ones) are now easily on table with the same speed and spin. Highly recommended for offensive play!
After 2 years of using this blade, i have never felt like i have had to change it. it is perfect for me. Not too fast and not too slow, but the thing which i like the most about it which i haven't seen in another non-carbon blade is the solid feel you get of it. with other blades, i dislike the hollow feel were you can feel the bat almost vibrate on the other side. I don't know if this is because of the carbon, but i like it.
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