Butterfly Timo Boll ALC Review 2


Another awesome Butterfly blade in AlC series.

Timo Boll was using Butterfly Viscaria blade in the beginning. The viscaria is a tiny bit slower, flexier and softer than TB ALC.

It is a very well balanced blade for looping, touch play, serving and also blocking. A quality built blade with beautiful design.

Tim Boll Alc blade is good for players who like to loop close or mid distance away from the table and also for players who block. But want to add a control to their game.Butterfly Timo Boll ALC - Flared Handle

You can feel a large crisp sweet spot on contact which helps to produce a very stable medium  high angle when playing topspins.

This awesome blade can produce a huge amount of spin  on both the forehand and backhand because of  the large sweet spot with incredible dwell time and feeling when you contact the boll.

Another great thing about alc blades is timing…you need to have good timing in order to make use of its full effect.

It shines when you need to lift backspin.

This blade allows you to vary your spin and speed effortlessly when playing topspins…you can go for heavy spin or speed when you want.

Timo Boll blade is amazing for counter spin. You have to move correctly and counter the topspin.It’s the Timo Bolls game.

The best blade out there for player who like to be aggressive close to the table with fast or really spinny attacks.


 

COMPOSITION SIMILAR BLADES PRO USER USERS RATE PRICE

 


BLADE COMPOSITION

Butterfly Timo Boll ALC Blade
Weight: 85 – 95 g
Thickness: ~5.8 mm
Type: Carbon OFF
Composition: 5 ply Wood + 2 ply Arylate Carbon ( Koto, ALC, Limba, KIRI, Limba, ALC, Koto )

Janka Hardness:
Kiri 300 lbf (1,330 N)
Limba 670 lbf (2,990 N)
Koto 940 lbf (4,200 N)
Dimension: 157 x 150 mm

Butterfly Timo Boll ALC

 

Compositon Timo Boll ALC vs Viscaria vs Zhang Jike ALC

 

SIMILAR BLADES


 

Blades with similar composition:

 

Blade Name Speed Control Hardness Stiffness Overall Thickness
Butterfly Zhang Jike ALC 9.0 8.4 5.8 5.5 9.2 ~ 5.7 mm
Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit 9.4 8.9 5.7 5.6 9.5  ~ 5.7 mm
Butterfly Viscaria 8.5 8.4 6.0 5.4 9.2  ~ 5.8 mm
Dawei GTO 8.2 8.6 6.0 6.0 8.6 ~ 5.8 mm
Mishima Butterfly Viscaria 8.6 8.9 6.0 5.9 8.5 ~ 5.9 mm

 

 

Butterfly Timo Boll ALC Alternatives :

 

 

Blade Name Composition Speed Control Hardness Thickness Price
DHS Hurricane Long Koto – Arylate/carbon – Spruce –AYOUS– Spruce – Arylate/carbon – Koto 9.7 9.5 6.5 ~ 6.1 mm $ 170
Donic Baum Esprit Koto – Aramyd/carbon – AYOUS – KIRI – Ayous – Aramyd/carbon – Koto 8.9 8.4 5.9 ~ 6 mm $ 50
Donic Ovtcharov True Carbon Koto – Carbon – Ayous- KIRIAyous – Carbon – Koto 9.2 8.4 5.9 ~ 5.5 mm $ 93
Galaxy/Yinhe K-4 Koto – Kevlar/carbon – Limba – KIRI – Limba-Kevlar/carbon – Koto 8.4 8.7 5.0 ~ 5.8 mm $ 50
Galaxy/Yinhe Venus 14 Koto – Carbokev – Ayous – KIRI – Ayous-Carbokev – Koto 8.7 8.8 5.0 ~ 5.8 mm $ 40
Nimatsu incentive aramid Koto – Aramid carbon – Abachi- KIRI – Abachi – Aramid carbon – Koto 9.5 8.8 5.9 ~5.9 mm $ 100
Xiom Hayabusa ZXi Koto – Zephylium Carbon – Ayous – KIRI – Ayous – Zephylium Carbon – Koto 9 8.8 6.6 ~5.8mm $ 180
Xiom Stradivarius Koto – Aramid/carbon – Ayous – KIRI – Ayous – Aramid/carbon – Koto 9.1 8.8 6.4 ~5.8 mm $ 105

 


Pros using Butterfly Timo Boll ALC blade :

 

 

$180
7.3

Speed

8.5 /10

Control

9.0 /10

Stiffnes

5.0 /10

Hardnes

5.0 /10

Feel

9.1 /10

Pros

  • Perfect for counterspining
  • -Large sweet spot

Cons

  • Price

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2 thoughts on “Butterfly Timo Boll ALC Review

  • Junus Danie

    From the picture above, I see that the materials, composition, and thickness of each layer of TB ALC and Viscaria are exactly the same. So, how come the viscaria is a tiny bit slower, flexier and softer than TB ALC?

    • TTB_Leo Post author

      This is a very good question. Timo Boll Spirit, Timo Boll Alc and Viscaria have the same layers, but on average will Viscaria be a bit softer and slower. It is my experience. I think because they do something to the outer Koto ply.