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Butterfly Viscaria

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$159.99
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Excellent Balance For Flexibility And Bounce

The Viscaria ALC blade combines Arylate fiber features of lightness, flexibility, and shock absorption with the Carbon fiber features of high elasticity and minimal dissipation of energy.

Viscaria's compact head size makes it ideal for quick re-looping right off the bounce.

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

Head Size: 157x150mm
Flared Handle Size: 100x25mm

Weight: 87g
Reaction: 118
Vibration: 103


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Additional Information

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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Blade Weight Variations  - Actual blade weight may vary by up to 8g.

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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on June 17, 2018
THE blade, even after all these years. Works perfect with every kind of rubber, backhand is great.
The only blade on the same level is DHS301, but while the DHS301 is a lot more focused and delicate close to the table, making serves, serve return and touch much sweeter, the Viscaria doesn't lose power when backing from the table, and is just seriously powerful.
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Review by sergiivasyliev (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Viscaria on June 4, 2018
Amazing feeling ( speed and control). My first blade after long brake.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on April 16, 2018
Have been using this blade for little over a year now. FH is Hurricane 3 Provincial 39 Degree and BH Skyline 2 Neo 39 Degree. What I can say is that this is the most balanced blade I've used, doesn't feel top heavy at all like some of the other blades I've used (ie. Dynamix17).
The blade is great for looping or driving close to mid-distance, and the feel is a tad stiffer than lets say a PG7. This means that you get a boost in power without exerting 100% effort in shots. If you are at least an intermediate level player, the spin factor is definitely more important than speed for winning rallies. The counter looping is one of my favourite aspects of the blade. Paired with a harder rubber, you can really feel a solid connection every time. Blocking on BH is also especially easy.
My only contention with the blade is it doesn't pair especially well with the Skyline 2's low throw, so would not recommend it with this rubber. Hurricane 3 NEO for FH however is a must.
Also, the blade handle is a bit wide and can hurt sometimes. This is definitely my go to blade, will try this with H3 NEO and Tenergy 80 next. Feel free to email me questions. Cheers!
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on March 13, 2018
Wow what a blade,my game improved a lot, i tought it was my technique but i was the blade that make the diference, everithing is on a high level with this blade forehand, backhand, block, what a game i'm having,this blade is going to be a keeper
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on February 23, 2018
Long throw,feels head heavy. Powerful. Short game needs good technique. Needs awhile to break in.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on February 19, 2018
damm this blade is perfect except for one thing... it's handle is very short for my hand..
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on February 11, 2018
Great blade
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on January 10, 2018
For anyone considering a Viscaria i hope this helps. I have a Viscaria, Tim Boll ALC and a Tim Boll Spirit with Evoltion ELP on the forhand and FXP on the backhand, both max thickness. I play an attacking top spin game from mid and close distance.

The Tim Boll ALC is the fastest, more suited to mid distance, has good feeling but not very forgiving. It is quite direct with i would say a medium throw.

The Tim Boll Spirit is slightly slower than the TB alc, has less feeling but a bit more forgiving and seemed to work well both mid and close distance.. Again i would say a meduim through. But it felt dull due to lack of feeling.

The Viscaria......for me the right choice. Has great feeling, slightly slower than the other two, much more for giving, works both close and mid distance with a medium to high throw.

For me the Viscaria has more of a wood blade feel which i like, and for me the balance between speed and control is the best i have found to date. The blade is geared up for topspin attack. I would have liked to stay with a wooded blade but felt rather outgunned by carbon blades to for me the best option, unless anyone else knows different.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on November 8, 2017
Just perfect use with the Baracuda for fh and tenergy-80 for bh. The sweet spot is quite large and it is effortless to hit the ball as you wish.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on October 21, 2017
This is the best blade I have ever used so far- it's great for looping and smashing, especially when you put tensors on them... I used Xiom Vega Japan and Joola MaXXX 500 on them, and it is a BEAST. If you want a looping machine type blade, then this blade is for YOU!
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on October 5, 2017
An amazing blade for mid distance loopers and the only ALC blade I play with now after being a long time equipment junkie. Great speed, control, consistency, power, and flex: this blade can do it all with no significant weaknesses. Looping, flicks, blocks, flat hits, and short game can all be played extremely well with this blade. Butterfly ALC blades are all great, but the handle and slight head heaviness of this blade just make this perfect for me. The only time I wouldn't recommend this blade is if you are a beginner still learning the basic strokes and then you would be bettter served with a 5 Ply wood like a Nittaku Acoustic or Violin. An all time classic blade for offensive players!
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on September 24, 2017
The best Butterfly ALC blade for me. Supreme control with nice speed. Old but you can not go wrong with this blade. Only for good players and not for beginners. If you are searching for a softer TB ALC you should try this legendary blade.

Update: I am playing 2 month with this blade and I love it. Feeling is insane. I was never a fan of a koto outerveneer blade but this blade is awesome. Feels soft and has more than enough power to finish the point.
This will be a keeper for a long time. Compared to the Nexy Kanaph I played before it is a better looping blade, while the Kanaph is a better blocking/pushing blade because the throw angle is lower. I love both blades but the Viscaria fits my style better.

Chris
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on August 17, 2017
Once you tamed this blade, you gonna be better than ever.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on July 21, 2017
I've tried almost all of them out there. Nothing gets close. There is a reason why the top of the world play with this one or versions based on this one. Final choose. 10 of 10. Over and out.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on July 19, 2017
For close-to-the-table power loopers. Classic offensive blade with excellent control but best to pair with mid-tacky rubber on the forehand.
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Review by guest_ucbovet (Verified Customer) for Butterfly Viscaria on April 7, 2017
Based on a club coach recommendation, I got the 90g version. It's fast but very consistent.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on February 14, 2017
To be honest, this is my first time using Butterfly ALC blade. I think the blade is fast and very suitable for topspin attack. When using it, I feel I can generate more power to my ball. Due to its hard chateristics, I need to hit the ball right off from the bounce to generate a good topspin. This blade good for driving, counter-topspin, blocking, and topspin stroke. If you like to loop from below the table like Xu Xin does, I won't recommend this blade because I don't feel any flexibility on this blade, unless you're using soft sponge rubber. I think Viscaria's koto outer veneer make this blade feel stiffer than any other carbon blade. I still prefer a carbon blade with limba to koto as an outer plies.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on February 14, 2017
This blade is very easy to use. xiom omega v asia for forehand and tenergy 05 for backhand is very good combination. spin.. spin.. n spin...
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on January 29, 2017
Plies: koto 0.5mm - alc 0.25mm - limba 0.5mm - kiri 3.3mm.
Dimensions: 157x150x5.8mm.
Weight: 82-94g.
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 External Review for Butterfly Viscaria on January 25, 2017
awesome butterfly blade in Alc series,,very balancing speed & control,,,more controllable than TB & Zjk Alc,speed I think is not too much different withTB alc, but less than Zjk Alc,,overall is the answer for Spiner style,,great control,great speed & the very important this blade so easy to use..
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