Butterfly Viscaria

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Combines the Arylate features of lightness, flexibility, and shock absorption (less vibration) with the Carbon features of high elasticity (springiness) and minimal dissipation of energy (energy not wasted, more power). Koto outer plies, Balsa center ply. VISCARIA's compact head size makes it ideal for quick re-looping right off the bounce.

Speed 87
Control 72
Weight 90
Ply 5W, 2A/C

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Review by calwong on August 23, 2014
If you are considering a faster blade,

This blade is probably a better choice, unless you are a 2000+ US player.
Even 2000+ players like to use this.

After spending over $1000 on paddles, i'm happy to say that i have finally found my last.

This blade, although not VERY fast, makes up for lack of speed with not only great control but also spin.

Previously, i had thought faster blades were better. Never have i been more wrong. Previously, i was winning points just by smashing it too fast for the opponent. Now, i win by good placement and overwhelming spin.

My set up on forehand as a two wing shakehander is DHS Hurricane 3 NEO. This rubber, with the huge amount of gear, forces me to use proper technique. It has made me a better player. I tend to play very aggresive on forehand and make up for viscaria's lack of speed with technique and arm power. However, at the same time, i can step back and chop with this rubber: the blade and the gear of the DHS rubber generates both the good placement and great spin for a defensive chop. On other offensive rubbers, this usually isn't possible, as it just catapults off. As for backhand, i play a drive and rely on placement to win points. Here, TENERGY 64 helps me keep solid pace and viscaria helps keep it controlled and placed well. If i had used the 1.9mm thickness for the viscaria, i would be able to chop as well. Unfortunately, the T64 2.1mm does not chop well at all, catapulting the ball everywhere. Tenergy also has less gears.

Overall, this set up bests most of the fastest paddles out there, because of how it makes up for it in extreme control. It's like i can't miss!
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 External Review on September 6, 2014
It is not Necessary until you reach 2000+points because you won't get the full control .dont get confused because people write good control most of the players are armature players with pro equipment go for an all wood that is similar
Update 1.11.14
I know wet back to viscaria because my infinity vps v broke so I decided to pick a new viscaria up at the World Cup and I bought a 81 gramms one.I had one that was 90 gramms but it didn't have good control so I thought I should get a lighter one so for non international you should look for one under 85 gramms
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 External Review on June 6, 2014
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 External Review on August 15, 2014
It has a much softer feel than most carbon blades, and it has a lot of flex. The handle needed a lot of sanding because it made me blister the second day. Mine was 83 grams, and most of the weight went to the head of the bat but it felt very light compared to other blades. A lot of people have said that the handle is very wide for them, but it didn't bother me. I have small hands so I hold the bat high up on the handle so maybe it is shorter there and so maybe I'm not the right person to talk to about that. The handle does seem very flared.

BH blocks have so much more power. With this, the blocks go back at about the same speed as my old all wood, but they are so much more controlled. Thus, it's 300 times easier to punch block the ball, and the ball goes very fast with a little flick in the wrist or a loop. It is much easier to be aggressive.

The short game takes some time to get used to. The ball goes farther and more powerfully making touches harder. Flicks need adjusting. I feel like I have to open my bat a lot more on the more passive flicks. But when I want to make it fast it'll help me more. When I push I have a ton of control. Although my setup is sensitive to spin, I still feel like on a push I have forever to figure out where to place it.

Serves are great. I can generate tons of spin and keep the ball very short. I can loop very consistently and quickly. Tons of improvement on the backhand. Counter looping short and mid distance is incredible. You will have high throw rallies and then BAM a low winner down the line. Looping long underspin is SOO much easier than the allwood. I have a much higher margin of error.

Overall incredible control for a carbon while gaining power. With just a punch you can get a ton of power. Requires more spin and effort on flicks and slightly different technique on close to table loops but counter looping is incredible. Great for service. Has a ton of feel and a lot of control so that I can place the ball anywhere.
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 External Review on May 8, 2014
Good blade! Very good to CONTROL and very fast! :D
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