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Butterfly Innerforce ZLC

Butterfly Innerforce ZLC ping pong blade
Approx. $ 182 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 47 times)

There are 16 users using the Butterfly Innerforce ZLC.
From community:
Speed   9.3
Control   9.0
Stiffness   4.7 - Average
Hardness   5.6 - Medium
Consistency   9.4 - Always identical
Overall   9.6 10
Plies   7
Materials   ZL Fiber and Carbon
From manufacturer:
Speed 92.0 / 100
Control 75.0 / 100

Description of Butterfly Innerforce ZLC

The most recent innovation from Butterfly. ZL Carbon provides a totally new feeling of ‘Holding the Ball’. Speed, spin and control unite in this blade to provide superb balance.


hain  3 months ago

I really love this blade. It's fast and spinny. This is favorite one so far and though I try to use others but then I go back to Innerforce ZLC. However, The blade face is a bit bigger than normal blade. Therefore, it consumes more rubber and that makes the blade head heavy. I found out that the perfect weights for this blade to avoid head-heavy problem are: 84g, 85g 86g.
guusvansoer  4 months ago

The best blade ever. I recommend this blade for intermediate player who want to improve their games. The control is awesome with medium speed. Don't forget to put extra cover on the grip because it's become dirty very fast. And you need more patient if you want to clean this blade from water based glue every time you change the rubber. Make sure it's very very clean. I use it already for 2 years and i feel that this blade can make my game better than before.
ivamaistru  10 months ago

i played with TIMO BOLL SPIRIT (TBS) - 1 year, INNERFORCE ALC - 1,3 year and INNERFORCE ZLC 1/2 year. INNERFORCE ZLC for me is almost perfect 10, (maybe it is a blade in the world for me perfect 10 :)), ok speed i think 9,6 maybe timo boll tamca 5000 is 10, INNERFORCE ALC 8 and TBS 7,5, feel 10 for INNERFORCE ZLC, INNERFORCE ALC 9,5 and TBS 8, no comparative innerforce blades than TBS, (with same rubber tenergy 05 2,1 FH and BH), control INNERFORCE ZLC 10 INNERFORCE ALC 9,5 and TBS 7,5, POWER INNERFORCE ZLC 9,5 INNERFORCE ALC 8 and TBS 7.5. I think INNERFORCE ZLC is a BEST BUY. I played table tennis for 30 years, sorry for my poor english.
yyyyyikes  11 months ago

I've used this database for much good advice in the past - but i'm only now tempted to review myself after buying an Innerforce zlc. Because it is awesome. Immediately i loved it - i've tried a few other blades just recently with similar Tenergy rubbers (80fx 2.1 on mine both sides) and although good, they didn't quite have it. Only reason i tried it is cos i checked TeeSport for chinese penhold blades and only a couple came up. Checked the reviews and thought just go for it. Best bat i've ever picked up. Like the guys say above - very high price BUT you won't need to be buying again. Have tried others - flimsy, uncomfortable, or just something not quite right. Obviously this is the penhold tested, but playing it shakehand you can tell a straight handle would be just the same - equally excellent. Only played for a short time so far so can't really judge the speed - it certainly does not feel too fast, control, well...the ball goes where you're trying to put it so what more do you want, blocking/counter-attacking is good. Defending seems good too. Like i said not tested it too much so far but after one session i was playing the style i wanted to play. How much of all this is the rubbers and how much the blade well.....hard to tell but it just feels right and that's what you need to want to play more and enjoy the game. Not saying it's the best blade in the world - but it's easily the best i've played with. 9.99/10.
multispoke  on 4/4/2014

This was my first decent carbon blade. Took a quantum leap of faith in paying Euro 160 for it and then another Euro 150 for a backup blade. First weighted 89 grams (ST) and the 2nd 93 grams (AN). The FH of the AN and the BH of the lighter ST was the perfect combination so I've found myself moving between the 2 blades mostly using T05s working up from a 1.7 / 1.9 to a Max thickness. This is a fabulous blade but it tends to have 2 gears. One is that it's kinda slow and then when you start to hit with it speed increases substantially so I suppose you could say it's not linear. It takes a lot of learning. Unique blade with a lot of vibrations and the ZLC is deep within the blade past 2 layers of Limba. When I bought this blade I didn't have the skills to control it and when back to a Xiom Zetra Quad but then missed the extra gear that this blade possessed. A blade that I've had no regrets buying and makes you want to play more table tennis than humanly possible. On full song it's quite brilliant but somehow misses the middle gear. Still highly recommended but it is a fast blade and takes a lot concentration. Once you've used the carbon technology of ZLC nothing else seems as good. P.S. This blade in the heavier weight of 193 grams is Stiff compared to the medium rating I've given of the lighter ST handle one of 189 grams.


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