Butterfly Viscaria Review


 

DESCRIPTION:


 

Awesome Butterfly blade in Alc series,very balancing speed & control.

Used since 1993.

Fast and explosive power when needed, controlled and forgiving when needed. This is the best blade I have ever played.

Arylate Carbon is good.

I feel confident on the table, at the net, mid distance and long distance. All the beautiful review of this blade are true. One off the  best of all the alc blades. Simply no replacement for this legendary blade. Very very crisp on all strokes, has slight soft feel but still medium hard. Definitely more precise feel of catching the ball on every loop. Very high dwell time. Throw is also medium  high.

Butterfly Viscaria is still popular among pro players.


 

COMPOSITION SIMILAR BLADES PRO USER USERS RATE PRICE

 


BLADE COMPOSITION

Butterfly Viscaria 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

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SIMILAR BLADES


 

Blades with similar composition:

 

Blade Name Speed Control Hardness Stiffness Overall Thickness
Butterfly Timo Boll ALC 9.0 8.4 5.8 5.5 9.2  ~ 5.7 mm
Butterfly Zhang Jike ALC 9.4 8.9 5.7 5.6 9.5  ~ 5.7 mm
Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit 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 Viscaria 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 Endorsing/Using This Racquet

 

 

Butterfly Viscaria

$180
7.3

Speed

8.5/10

Control

9.0/10

Stiffnes

5.0/10

Hardnes

5.0/10

Feel

9.1/10

Pros

  • Very good spin
  • Good control
  • Perfect dwell time

Cons

  • Price
  • Thick handle

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