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Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
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Head Size: 157x150mm
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Reviews of Butterfly Timo Boll ALC (69)
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.
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.
7 Ply: Koto-ALC-Limba-Kiri-Limba-ALC-Koto. Thickness: 5.7. Head: 157x150. Weight: 89. Dwell/Spin: 8.1. Feel/Vibrations: 3.9.
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.
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.
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