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Butterfly Innerforce ZLC

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

Ratings  (rated 45 times)

There are 11 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
Weight

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.

Reviews of the Butterfly Innerforce ZLC

Review Anonymous said this on October 18, 2009:

this blade is awesome and is just like the Zhang Yining ZLC. a great amount of speed, and each hit you can control. Control is as if the ball can stay on the blade as long as you want. the weight is 84 grams for mine. overall, very good blade.
Review Anonymous said this on November 7, 2009:

Now that I have been playing with this wonderful blade for more than a month, let me get you a full on, great review.
The first thing is that this blade has a medium feel. At times it can be medium hard, but the feel always varies. The speed is outstanding- I feel that I can hit as fast as the speed of the table tennis ball! The control is also outstanding- the ball will go exactly where I want it to go. Especially with Tenergy 05 FX and Spinart, this blade is a looping MONSTER! I highly suggest this blade when it comes out in the U.S.!
*Important: some people ae asking why I have all of this new butterfly equipment. This is because my friend works at Butterfly.co.jp.
Review Anonymous said this on January 20, 2010:

The best racket I have ever used. Full of power and have wood feeling. Great...
Review Anonymous said this on January 29, 2010:

very powerful blade and a lot of control. I love it so much. It's scored a perfect 10!!!
Review debraj said this on May 13, 2010:

best piece of blade i ever owned. this is indeed perfect 10... nothing less.
Review Junbee said this on August 28, 2010:

Compared to my previous blades Gergely and Sardius; I can clearly say it has improved my game for control, feel and ball placement.
Review dugdig said this on November 15, 2010:

Innerforce ZLC is perfect blade.If you lookfor blade for you. Innerforce ZLC is answer.
Review Gary said this on August 23, 2011:

after trying many blades, I always go back to this blade. It is the best. I found that BH with Tenergy 05 is perfect.
Review innerforce said this on December 8, 2011:

this blade is a monster
great for looping with hexer powersponge

its a great blade
Review bballgeniusyml said this on December 9, 2011:

Played with a very heavy 101gr Cpen. It has a very woody feel, great control, awesome topspin, produces very spinny balls. Had to change to Yinhe V-4 ZLC, much lighter & same characteristics...
Review alex said this on February 19, 2012:

finally I find a good and amazing blade for this time .I dont know is there more better blade from butterfly tumorow?
Review Cogy said this on March 10, 2012:

This blade is awsome
Review loop11 said this on March 19, 2012:

I used stiga 7.6 carbo before i bought this blade

wood feel
feel soft
fast
i just luv it
amazing control
Review Anonymous said this on April 3, 2012:

Top, top, quality blade - probably the best (non custom built) blade out there at the moment. It has power, tons of it - but with unbelievable control... a true pro blade.
Review mecseriol said this on June 6, 2012:

Goodness gracious, what a blade. Mine went around in the team to struck people with awe as for its power and dynamics. Control is surprisingly great after feeling the power and speed. Away from the table hits, especially backhand with quick wrist movements are INCREDIBLE. Lightning fast, but when you go for the ball and create a spinnier shot (even those over the table attacking flicks with a lot of speed!), the energy is boosting, and the ball is exactly where I meant it to be, with spin and speed I had never experienced before.
My setup is T64 FH, BryceSpeed Fx BH, and I cannot play enough with this monster. Every minute of play is filled with winners, that's all I can say.
Review Innerforce_ZLC said this on July 12, 2012:

this is what you looking for... just buy it, even the price is too much, but it worthed... this blade teach you to play with high level of TT ... (remember to chose wright rubber)
Review clublevelplayer said this on January 19, 2013:

Pair and tested Innerforce zlc with Dhs National orange sponge and Tenergy 05fx. Dwell time is noticeably great. A wood feeling but faster blade. Now I understand the meaning of Innerforce, a composite material put on a third veneer. Meaning after two plies next is Zylon carbon thus the name of inner.. Its compact size and quite small handle affected first my hitting abilities but upon continue drilling I was able to absorb and adjusted its character. I think its Limba outer veneer also tremendously help the dwelling time. Definitely will try this with other rubbers as well, next I might use Andro Hexer Hd and Andro roxon 450. Quality made blade. Date tested: November 2012.
Review rpedro said this on February 4, 2013:

Es una madera off justita de velocidad. M¡s lenta que Boll Spirit o que la Petr Korbel. El arco es impresionante. Gran control. Muy buena para hacer top spins pero te exige trabajar un poco porque la madera no es tan r¡pida como he leido por ah­.
Review Taveira said this on February 12, 2013:

After played 6 months with TB ALC i realise that it missing something.
I saw this blade with great reviewa and i tried yesterday. Put Sigma Europe 2.0 in my forehand and Aurus Soft 1.9 in my backhand, and I can say that´s a fantastic blade!!!
It isn´t so fast like it´s rated, bute it have a fantastic control. It improved the blocks and smash in my backhand and i can make loops in my forehand so easely!!!!! My only problem with this blade is in the short game.... But a only palyed 2h, perhabs in the future i can controled this part!!!!
Is the best blade that a played!!!!
Review Malong1999 said this on February 25, 2013:

Very good
Review INZLC said this on May 30, 2013:

The most amazing thing about this blade is the control. Story that tells carbon blades are difficult to control is not valid here. I haven't seen other carbon blade with such control. You can't ask for more. The price is so high because when you buy it you will not need other anymore. Of course you can buy other blade later, just to see that Innerforce ZLC is the best.
Review TTmaster1 said this on August 3, 2013:

Guys,
if you're looking for a blade that fits your tenergy 05 don't hesitate and buy this blade, it's the perfect blade for it!
reasons:
1) it blocks like a wall
2) it has very good throw --> bye bye bounciness (med/high)
3) Mid-distance is very good!
4) has good speed, 9.5/10
5) Has the best control of all carbon blades perfectly 10
6) it's beautiful
7) it doesn't break
8) the short game is amazing, it flicks, it pushes, it is good in the short game..
9) and serving is so massive your opponent can't believe it!

The only thing is the price, but believe me after this you don't need another blade so the price is also very good!

Have fun!
Review killerbee said this on September 22, 2013:

It is not too fast, has a nice feeling. Not as hard and fast as Innerforce T5000.

What I dont like about the Innerforce ZLC is the colour of the handle. The yellow colour looks dirty very soon, as do the edges.

A darker wooden grip (like Petr Korbel) would be better and the edges should be treated with some kind of varnish, to avoid sweat from the hand getting into the blade.

But then again, maybe Butterfly does it on purpose, in order to sell more blades....
Review salim95 said this on September 26, 2013:

Has a nice feeling, Perfect control, Speed is OK, I recommend using very fast rubbers
Review jrado said this on October 2, 2013:

This is a blade that has extraordinary touch and godly control. It does everything well. In the hands of a skillful advanced player, this blade can be very fast, it can also be as slow as you please and everything in-between. I have used over fifty blades from different manufacturers and this is the best one by far. This blade maximizes all my strengths and is forgiving with my weaknesses. It is the best OFF blade as far as I am aware. PM me if you have any additional questions.
UPDATE:
I just received my second InnerForce ZLC blade this morning. It weighed in at 79 grams! I re-calibrated my scale and triple checked it, so this is an accurate weight for the blade. The reason I triple checked it is because the first InnerForce ZLC I received just last week weighed in at 84 grams. That is quite a difference. Not sure why there is so much fluctuation. Both blades have outstanding playing characteristics that suit my style of playing perfectly. Just thought I would share with the rest of my table tennis friends.
Review bajer81 said this on December 11, 2013:

Piece of Art and technology combined together. A monster with tenergy rubbers,a killer in hands of good player. It should be called Hayabuza for its speed !! but where all the control comes at the same time I have no idea. My best set up so far: FH T64FX1.9 BH T05FX1.9 Im not sure if I need to go further with thicknes
I had 25FX 2.1 and T802.1 on BH I could manage with T80 after few practice sessions also T052.1 on FH looked good for my game. The only minus is that it wasn't my blade and I had to give it back to my m8 :(
I'll look into it when I got founds a bit expensive but worth every penny - its just pure fun to play. Not for begginers !!!
Review multispoke said this on April 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.
Review yyyyyikes said this on June 7, 2014:

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.
Review ivamaistru said this on July 9, 2014:

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.
Review guusvansoer said this on December 15, 2014:

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.


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