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Butterfly Timo Boll ALC

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Timo Boll's Model

• The blade of choice of Butterfly's Timo Boll.
• Alongside Butterfly's technicians, Timo helped design this ALC blade which offers a touch more speed than his previous model, yet allows for the heavy topspin strokes he is known for.
• Offers the maximum blend of speed, heavy spin & control.

Class: OFF
Style: Attack
Plies: 5W+2ALC
Thickness: 5.8mm
Made in: Japan

Head Size: 157x150mm
Anatomic Handle Size:100x24mm
Flared Handle Size: 100x24mm
Straight Handle Size: 100x22mm

Weight: 86g
Reaction: 118
Vibration: 103

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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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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on June 27, 2018
The best blade forever, more the old models, versions ago from 2016.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on May 16, 2018
Plies: koto 0.5mm - alc 0.25mm - limba 0.5mm - kiri 3.2mm.
Dimensions: 157x150x5.7mm.
Weight: 85-92g.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on May 8, 2018
5 stars blade. Very predictable.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on April 16, 2018
Trully amazing !!
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 23, 2018
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
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 9, 2018
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.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on January 14, 2018
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
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Review by paisamaster (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on October 18, 2017
great blade
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on October 5, 2017
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.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on June 12, 2017
Best blade for spin oriented attacks. Good feedback. Going down as a classic.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on May 29, 2017
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.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on April 5, 2017
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!
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 1, 2017
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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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 1, 2017
My favorite table tennis blade so far! But I just got the Garaydia zlc from japan.its very good frim smashing and 50cm away from the table. Its a perfect match with tenergy 05 on both sides because Timo Boll uses that. So you wont exactly play like Timo but you still get the feeling of being like him. I use the AN handle, its very good for me because the top has a curve and its comfortable for long dwell time! So you got money and you want to find a very good blade with good control and power then go for it the Timo Boll alc is your best choice. Oh and if you'd like a cheaper blade Primorac is good for fast ball and power and control, this counts as offensive plays but spin in primorac is not good but smash your a beast.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on January 24, 2017
it suffices to say the entire blade is one large, beautiful, very consistent -and not so reasonably priced- sweet spot. TBALC is a complete murderer. No wonder Timo Boll himself plays with this. Not reccommended however for intermediate or advanced players that are still developing technique, since it provides no vibration feedback compared to an all wood 5 ply blade of it's speed range (take Xiom Off S or Yasaka Ma Lin Extra Off). Even A thick 7 ply all wood like say andro CS7 Vel (Off+ as fast or even faster than this) provides better feedback when playing short or middle distance game .TB ALC is quite fast and not so easy to control due to the feedback issue I just described. However for Elite and pro players this is the blade to buy. Worth every penny if you can afford it.
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Review by gianquittia (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on January 8, 2017
Really like this blade, but have recently switched to the Freitas ALC as it is a touch more spinny and a bit more controlling because of its softer topsheet. This may have a bit more speed than the Freitas.
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Review by quantgenius (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on October 17, 2016
Fantastic blade. Very well executed ALC with Koto top blade. Great quality control as usual from Butterfly. Very similar to TB Spirit, just a slightly less head heavy balance. Similar to Viscaria as well. Other than handle shape and graphics there is very little difference between TB ALCs, Viscarias and TB Spirits. Two TB ALCs are probably as different from each other as a random TB ALC and random Viscaria.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on September 2, 2016
I find unjustified. This wood has an amazing control! It's a super blade! Have been tested more than 20 blades. This is the best blade that I have played for me ( Variable offensive play ). Have previously the Butterfly Innerforce Layer ZLC played. It was not bad, but the Timo Boll ALC I find it much evenly balanced forming and soulful.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on March 18, 2016
Best blade for tenergy 05
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on March 10, 2016
This is a very good blade. One of the best ALC blades ever made. Very well balanced. It's a fast blade though not as fast as zlcs it is still rather fast. Works amazing specially in Tenergy 05 Highly recommended.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on March 3, 2016
Good Of - blade,with a nice feel and good control.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on January 15, 2016
I changed to this blade from Tibhar Stratus Samsonov Carbon (http://www.tabletennisdb.com/blade/tibhar-stratus-samsonov-carbon.html) and i have been playing for a month with it. I think its a good blade because you have a very good control and awesome speed on fast strikes, the Alc give it a good control close to the table and on mid distance game with a real strong speed. Actually im playing with Palio Legend 3, i changed from it because of it was for me maybe too speedy.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on September 24, 2015
After 3 months of using my time boll alc, I finally got its special characteristics. With tenergy 64fx on BH and Joola Rhyzm on FH, spin,control and speed are perfect. Its vibration while playing , excellent feeling and great topspin/loop arc!
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on July 27, 2015
Good fast Carbon blade. Like how it plays from mid distance and also in the block. Like some other wrote it had a good balance. Not the best control in the short game, had some problems getting short returns in the beginning but felt better after some small adjustment. A good blade overall but nothing spectacular.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on July 9, 2015
The best blade i ever had the power looping its super strong with a nice feel of the ball, the control its really nice . this blade makes heavy spin i recommend using tibhar mx-p for forehand and Bh tibhar Fx-p ,makes all types of shots . the alyrate arbon makes the real difference from the majority of the blade in the market . for me is the best blade there is .
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on April 14, 2015
best blade for all-around looper. while it does not excel the most in particular aspects, it is likely the most balanced blade in every aspect of the game
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on March 11, 2015
A good blade with arylate carbon. I use it with Butterfly Tenergy 05 and Xiom Vega Pro
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 5, 2015
I use it with dhs hurricane neo 3 national on fh and donic bluefire m1 turbo on bh and it suits me just perfect
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on October 27, 2014
The Blade i suse in ST handle. My ALC was selected by a friend, a chinese that now play in the French Pro A (he was superleague player). Amzing speed, perfect balance, big sweet spot. Currently using T64 on BH and the new Giant Dragon "storm soft" in FH selected by the same chinese player, simply amazing. Selected my also a boll spirit ST and a Viscaria Light FL. My TB-ALC is 86-87gr.

Also, an advice from this great player : Don't use water based glue, the Koto outer ply will become more and soft, making the blade softer feel and slower......
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on September 18, 2014
I use it with 729-2 on forehand and a calibra lt spin on backhand and it is really comfortable for an allround-offensive player. Specially for the ones who aim for heavy spinny shots rather than fast smashes.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on August 12, 2014
Stands out as one of the best ALC blades ever made. Very well balanced.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on July 26, 2014
bought this, and change it from my tbzlf, it seems to be a little bouncier, and more stiff, put 2 t05 in it, and i had been adjusting about 1 week. it´s a little faster than my tbzlf with 80 and 64 with less feeling, but with more power, specially in topspins. i´ll cointinue to adjust, and i hope this well be my definitive blade. greetings all... mine is 84gr as my tbzlf...
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on April 4, 2014
This is a very good blade. I was think different before one year when I replace Schlager Carbon OFF+ (95 gr weight) with Timo Boll ALC (85 gr weight). If you are put on them some Tensor rubbers such as Xiom Vega Pro or Andro Rasant or Andro Rasant Turbo as me then you will see absolutely difference in your game with full power, also and good control at the same time.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on April 3, 2014
Went looking for a TBS and ended up with this ALC from Japan in a ST handle. After using the ZLC this was a huge disappointment. I had heard some much about it. Handle was for too small for my normal sized hands. Played with it using 2 T05s and it played OK. Tried with with T64FX and T05FX and didn't like it feeling that they was too much flex. One I had only weighted 84 grams and I doubt very much if it is anything like the one the Timo Boll currently plays with which is supposedly much heavier at 93 grams. On balance I would probably say that it's a safe choice but it didn't light my fire.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on December 4, 2013
I'm an intermediate player, and I had a chance to play with different blades throughout my skill build up for 2 years now, the best balanced blade that helped me to improve my skill was the BTY TM ALC, but it toke me a while to control it and to know how to make the best of the blade that suits my style. definitely ALC is not for beginners, it's very fast, blade spin can varies based on the rubber you use, but when you find the wright set up for the blade and fits your style, WOW its a BEAST!!. I've tested ALC with (DHS H3 Neo, Acuda S2 & S3) but the best set up I have and still use is (T05 forehand & T64 fx backhand).
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on August 30, 2013
Very Good Blade I must say. Especially wit Tenergy 05- FX.
Very lightweight. Sacrifices NO SPPED. Arylate carbon is strong yet very delicate. Colour of the blade handle runs after sometime.
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Review by carolinedize for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on May 18, 2013
been using this blade for more than 2 yrs...can't part with it..
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on March 29, 2013
I got this blade yesterday and wow it felt great my shots had more spin and power behind them and i like that when looping and playing powerful spin shots the arylate carbon comes into play but when you smash and chop it feels like a wood blade best combination of speed, control and feel. My blade weight was about 90 grams but it didn't feel so bad. If you have the money buy this blade you won't recred it. I use this with xiom omega iv pro on the both sides
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 25, 2013
best blade ever, combining carbon with a natural feeling when playing.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 17, 2013
Well balanced blade. It is for the player who desire control and consistency from his blade, but does not demand any speed that is ancillary to what is generated from the rubber.

This was my first blade and has served me well at developing a technique that rarely misses the mark. A great blade for looping from any distance and which doesn't add too much "pop" in short game.

I would recommend this to anyone.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on February 12, 2013
It`s a great blade very fast with a little control. I think it´s need a good tecnique to play with this blade...... But if you have this tecnique its a awesome choice!!!!
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on November 7, 2012
I have played with a couple of different blades before like Mizutani Jun, Schalger Carbon etc. I just did not like the feeling of JM with Tenergy64 on both sides. The blade was too fast not doubt but hard, little flex and too little control. I did not like the feeling of Schlager as well. Hence I decided to give the ALC a try based on good reviews from the forum. Boy, this blade rocks !!. The soft feeling is amazing with great control and dwell time. Speed and Spin is more than enough. I am playing with H3 on FH and Tenergy64 on BH. I love this set up and it doesnt feel very head heavy at all. My blade weighed about 87gms when I ordered it. If you use lighter rubbers am sure you can get moer out of this blade. Its a keeper for me for sometime.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on July 2, 2012
Good blade overall, but really nothing special.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on May 11, 2012
its light and i think faster than TBS. Good combination with Tenergy 05 FH, Tenergy 64 BH
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on May 1, 2012
very good blalde TMALC i am use combo with xiom sigma pro max. FH and xiom 4 pro 2mm BH...good loop...good attack...
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on April 9, 2012
Speed is good as well as the control,it is the blade worthy of reccomending,use one and see the big difference.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on March 2, 2012
Can this blade be used by a defender who chops both sides?
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on December 18, 2011
kiri center smil pimorat cabon

help give loop more 45' and plies alyrat cabon help control

i us with joola x plod fh it good loop exprees because alyrat cabon help x plod show
effect rubber 100 % and kiri help loop more 45'

i think
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on December 16, 2011
Timo Boll ALC is the only Shakehand Composite blade I would play with as my main weapon!

-Good control
-Little vibration
-Fast enough (for me)

I've tried many composite blades in the past, TB ALC is the best one so far.
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 External Review for Butterfly Timo Boll ALC on December 14, 2011
Very Dwelly + Soft Feel + Not much vibration - These qualities make this blade amazing for loop topspin and counter topspin . Works amazing w/ any Tenergy 05 like rubbers (Hexer, Genius etc) . Highly Recommended for any topspin loopers !
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