Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit Review


Timo Boll Spirit is one of the best selling composite blade by Butterfly.

It has the same layer composition as Butterfly Timo Boll ALC, Butterfly Viscaria and Butterfly Zhang Jike ALC, materials: Koto – ALC – Limba – KIRI – Limba – ALC – Koto.

This is an excellent blade for looping style, also for serving  and spiny attack. It’s also excellent for flat hitting.

It has a large sweet spot , perfect touch and control and also gives enough speed to finish points.

It’s outer Koto plies gives you a clean, crisp, and fast counters and loops. Loops are
fast and don’t dwell very long on the blade.

The handle is also awesome.

I will only recommend this blade for advanced players.

If are you a newbie I wouldn’t choose this blade. My advice is, choose a slower blade for control and learn proper technique to generate power and speed.

One of the most highly regarded and popular blades from Butterfly, still popular among pro players.

 


 

COMPOSITION SIMILAR BLADES PRO USER USERS RATE PRICE

 


 

BLADE COMPOSITION

Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit 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

Timo Boll Spirit

Timo Boll Alc vs Timo Boll Spirit vs Viscaria

 

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 ALC 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 Spirit 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 Spirit blade :

 

 

Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit

$144
7.8

Speed

9.1/10

Control

9.0/10

Stiffnes

5.7/10

Hardnes

5.9/10

Feel

9.1/10

Pros

  • Large Sweet Spot
  • Great Feel
  • Clean Crisp Touch

Cons

  • Price

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