Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
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Reviews of Butterfly Timo Boll ALC (64)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
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
A good blade with arylate carbon. I use it with Butterfly Tenergy 05 and Xiom Vega Pro
I use it with dhs hurricane neo 3 national on fh and donic bluefire m1 turbo on bh and it suits me just perfect
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......
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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!!!!
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.
very good blalde TMALC i am use combo with xiom sigma pro max. FH and xiom 4 pro 2mm BH...good loop...good attack...
Timo Boll ALC is the only Shakehand Composite blade I would play with as my main weapon!
-Fast enough (for me)
I've tried many composite blades in the past, TB ALC is the best one so far.
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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