Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
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Head Size: 157x150mm
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Reviews of Butterfly Timo Boll ALC (84)
9.3/10 for OFF style. FH/BH: Butterfly Dignics 80, 2.1mm, 47g (0.23g/cm^2), 40 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Butterfly Timo Boll ALC, 89g, 157mm x 150mm x 5.7mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite): Koto - ALC - Limba - Kiri - Limba - ALC - Koto.
After using Andro for more than a year and a half, I decided to move to one of Butterfly's blades for the upcoming year. Out of all the options, The Timo Boll ALC caught my eye the most out of all the options. You cannot go wrong when people tell you that this is one of the best blades out there. The speed, the spin, the control are very balanced and this blade is an absolute monster if your technique is on point.
It is a fast blade which is very effective at medium/far table range where you get the most value for shots. At close range, the blade is good for flicks and both FH/BH Top spin loops from backspin. This blade is not meant for beginners/intermediate players and I would recommend anyone with good technique to go for it. I use Tenergy 05 on my FH and 05 FX on my BH for much more feel/control on blocks and loops from my BH. Definitely would recommend to any advanced level player who is looking at an upgrade.
I have to say the TB ALC is by far the best bat I’ve ever owned. I love my Viscaria, but found the handle a bit uncomfortable. If you’re deciding between these two great bats, I highly recommend hitting some balls with each, maybe using a friend’s, before buying. I had T05 1.9 mm on my Viscaria, but opted for 2.1 mm T05 on my forehand and 2.1mm Dignics 80 on the backhand. The simplest way to describe this setup is “effortless” power, a counter top spin machine! I found the video review with Dan & Timo Boll to be true. The quality of all my attacking shots has improved, but to my surprise, I’ve gained control! Also, I was most concerned that my short game would suffer, but no, I have more touch! I make less errors when pushing and my opponents make more! Surprisingly, I think some of that is the thicker sponge, and I really like the Dignics 80. I feel it gives me more control and feel- especially on backhand flicks and pushes. Note, this rubber also performs well on the forehand, maybe even more spin and speed than 05 based on feedback from my mates. I do like the softer sponge of 05 for close to the table looping though - more dwell. In summary, this bat has unlocked new levels of play for me and I plan on using it for years to come. It’s a blast to play with! I highly recommend it to players once they start counter looping, but feel under horse powered against faster bats.
First of all, it was a nice experience dealing with Megaspin. They were very efficient. Being a Primorac blade fan and user, i was bit skeptical but TB ALC is a very comfortable blade. I have the anatomical handle, beautifully crafted, great feeling and easy adaptability. Tenergy80 on FH and Xiom Vega Europe on bh. Execellent balance, easy top spins, blocks, chops, counter attacks. Everything comes together. Of course a good stroke and footwork helps. I used this setup to play in the ittf veterans tour and landed a couple of shining metals.
Speed 8.5 to 8.6
Weigth 92 gramos
Control 8.7 to 8.0
Flexible Blade Off to Off-
First I need to say that I do not use this blade as my primary setup. I still prefer the Innerforce Layer ALC because I'm still improving my technic and it provides me more control and feeling. However I use this blade in some training sessions and I do not completely agree in the speed ratings given here. I have it paired with T05 on FH and T80 on BH. I really love it on FH for everything, even pushes, however I have some difficulties to get proper top spins on FH, specially near the table. Maybe it's my technic that it's not good enough. I'll keep it, because I believe will be my primary blade in near future once I improve my game. Just to finalise I think people tend to underrate BTY products because they are expensive than other brands, this blade is faster than other blades rated on this site with better score.
This is fantastic padle to the table tennis player who knows basics of all the strokes in table tennis . you need not intermediate or higher level players. Because i have been playing table teenis for the past 8 months only. I bought this padle last week and i have been playing with is padle comfortably with speed,spin and control. Its fantastic blade for every one. Intialy my friends wrongly guided me about this padle as it was not easy to control. Actually i missed this paddle for eight months. And i can give 10 out of 10 Pont's to this amazing padle.
Originally, I did not want to write a review on this blade because I know that my blade is a bit "different" !!! (- It weighs only 81 grams, is slightly softer and slower than the average T. Boll ALC blade.)
Ultimately, however, I have decided to do so that "my readers" can better understand my reviews.
When I tested this blade for the first time at a dealer (about 3 years ago), I found it too fast and too heavy.
What I already noticed, however, was that the control for such a fast blade was uncanny (or incomparably high).
When my (favorite) dealer offered me this 81g blade, I could not say no.
I played that blade for a year and was able to really improve my game.
- On the forehand side I play a Joola Rhyzm tech with 2 mm and on my back hand side a 61 Second Eagle 38 with the same thickness.
Fantastic !!!! Safety and sufficient speed with excellent spin.
My style is offensive near the table.
Ratings for 89g. Similar to Timo Boll Spirit. It's koto, alc, limba, kiri, 5.7mm.
Uma das raquetes mais usadas por profissionais e amadores em todo mundo. Raquete com excelente controle, boa velocidade mas com um pouquinho de vibrao. Usando desde o incio de 2018, em pouco tempo de uso, me adaptei a essa lmina. Depois que comecei a suar Bty tb alc meu bachand teve uma melhora considervel.
A minha pesa 89g
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
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