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Butterfly Defence 2 (II)

Butterfly Defence 2 (II) ping pong blade
Approx. $ 50 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 13 times)

From community:
Speed   7.4
Control   9.2
Stiffness   6.1 - Stiff
Hardness   4.4 - Medium soft
Consistency   10.0 - Always identical
Overall   9.2 10
Plies   3
Materials   Willow outer plies
Head Thickness   6.4mm
Head Dimensions   166 x 155mm
Handle Dimensions   100 x 23mm
From manufacturer:
Speed 7.7 / 11
Control 7.9 / 11
Weight 96gr

Description of Butterfly Defence 2 (II)

Excellent blade for Paul Bunyan-style defensive players. The Defence-II has a semi-large head featuring Willow wood outer plies for exquisite control.

Also known as Butterfly Defense II.

Reviews of the Butterfly Defence 2 (II)

Review dimitris said this on September 2, 2008:

Great control blade. I used it with tackiness C and it was very consistent, great for looping, not as slow as expected from a defensive blade but with great control and touch. Recommended for an allround player and of course defensive players that use long pips together with some fast spinny rubber in their forehand.
Review Joe S said this on October 26, 2009:

Great control, feeling. Absorbs smashes well. Chops fantastic, great control on chopping mid and long distance. Looping is also easy. Highly recommended for defenders of all stripes and those looking for a great, medium-oversized blade. Many pros have and still use this blade.
Review amelnik said this on April 7, 2010:

a wall of perfect control, half the blade is 3 plays and half is 5...willow wood.....beautiful!

large handle, especially the staraight handle....slightly squarish which allows for fast twiddiling and a solid grip when required
Review GrumpyJoe said this on October 30, 2011:

A great blade. Easy to chop with and will loop with the best of them.
(update)After I have used the Victas Koji Matsushita I found that the Def II is too soft to chop effectively. Does loop well but there are better chopping blades out there. Like the VKM. Great blade.
Review earl_mech said this on January 10, 2012:

Blade was combined with Tenergy 05 and TSP curl P1R, the control of this blade is superb! The speed is fast enough to produce surprise attacks. Great for chopping and absorbs smash well.
There are few "pop-ups" but its due to "first time" use. Great product from Butterfly!
Review powerlefty said this on August 4, 2012:

One of the rare allwood gems from Butterfly. I love the control and weight of this paddle. Great for looping and playing defensively from all distancea. Highly recommended for a variable defensive player.
Review fluturas101 said this on October 27, 2013:

I don't recommend putting tensors on it unless you are an offensive player. I couldn't tame the beast with Donic Baracuda on the FH. Better go for slow to average speed rubbers with 1.2 to 1.5 mm sponge.

It doesn't seem good for long pips in OX due to its rigidity and long throw. Since Dragon's Talon is a fast rubber, it might work with something slow like Donic Alligator. Much better for me with 0.6 sponge.

As I am not a real defender and have no idea how to use the big blade surface, I trimmed it to 153 x 145 mm. It is a bit slower now (Off- to Off maybe) but still quite fast for me and better for chopping than before.

If you find the right rubbers to pair with and you play medium and long distance defense it can be quite a good weapon.

I find it better suited for an all around offensive player than for a defender.


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