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Butterfly Jun Mizutani

Butterfly Jun Mizutani ping pong blade
Approx. $ 200 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 35 times)

There are 6 users using the Butterfly Jun Mizutani.
From community:
Speed   9.5
Control   8.7
Stiffness   5.9 - Average
Hardness   6.9 - Medium hard
Consistency   8.8 - Always identical
Overall   9.3 10
Plies   5
Materials   2 plies of ZL Carbon, 3 plies of wood (Limba and Kiri)
From manufacturer:
Speed 99.9
Control 77.0

Description of Butterfly Jun Mizutani

Mizutani Jun, Japan's rising star, along with Butterfly's technical staff, has designed the ultimate attacking weapon for his modern topspin game. Harnessing the power and control of Butterfly's ZL Carbon Fiber, the Jun Mizutani Jun blade offers great speed and more dwell time for the ball on the blade than traditional carbon rackets. The racket matches his dynamic style of play and could enhance your game as well.

Feel: Hard

Reviews of the Butterfly Jun Mizutani

Review spinfactory said this on December 2, 2008:

Good blade. Not as stiff and hard as it is said by e.g. Butterlfy USA. Feeling is amazing in combination with the high amount of speed. Nevertheless most Mizutanis are a little bit heavier than 88g.
My Mizutani has about 92 (after the sealing!).
All in all really recommendable for both side attacking players , who want a combination of speed and feeling.
Review Master_of_loops said this on August 10, 2009:

I play with Mizutani ZL carbon + Tenergy 05 2.1mm on both sides for about 1 year and that is record when we talk about mine EJ syndrom. I dont want to change this combo because it fits me (mine TT style) perfect. With this combo my service is very very heavy to return but for this T05 is main reason. Looping is nice and easy with this blade. Loops are spiny and fast and very controlable and because of that you can change speed and height of your loops during point very easy. Big reason for that is also dwell time of this blade (GO ZYLON !!!) which is monsterous. You can also loop at the table or from a mid distance with no problem because this blade is universally when we talk about looping. I would recommend this blade for both side attacking players, who want a combination of speed and feeling in their loops. Also I would suggest one more thing: if you want to finish your point in one your loop I would suggest T64, but if you like rallies you should put T05 on Mizu. Every second spin I played with T64 on Mizutani ZL carbon is smooth and dead. That is reason I sold pair of T64 after one day, but maybe is reason that I play with T05 for about 1 year and it fitted to my hand. But T64 fits better on Mizutani for blocking and smashing game. This blade cannot be described with words. You should try it! I think and I am staying in front of that that this blade worth every dollar that cost!!!
Review Michael said this on September 1, 2009:

This blade has it all!!! Hardness and touch for the short game, speed, catapult and dwell time for the looping style and a moderate weight. I play serve and return more consistently and with more spin than with any other blade (except Kreanga Carbon), my loops have never been deadlier with respect to spin and speed and my passive block play rocks. Choose this blade with Tenergy rubbers. You will never be disappointed if you have the skills to handele a fast baled!
Review Beat said this on September 2, 2009:

First, i've been into medium hard all wood blades for my whole career up to now. I play in the second bundesliga in germany and had to switch the blade because i was not satisfied anymore since the ban of speed glue. This is now quite some time ago and i have played with a lot of different material, since i am sponsored by a online supplier, which allows me to play all brands.
Now to the mizutani blade. It offers more than what has been lost with speed glue. There is a very reasonable feeling in the blade, and it has a tremendous catapult effect, probably due to the hyped material zylon. It is easy to serve and to return with it, there you have a very well defined touch. The blade somehow softens up as you swing or hit harder, leading to a quite long dwell time and an increased throw angle. The looping game is a breeze, smashing is fun again. It's easy to play with serious amounts of spin, both strong and slow loops are equally manageble.
I can only recommend this blade for more advanced two winged looping players, though also blocking and more direct shots work out just fine.
A very beautiful blade by the way!
Review Anonymous said this on September 10, 2009:

great blade. not as fast as i feared, bty rating of 10.0 is too high. however, still great speed and an outstanding speed to control ratio. easy to spin the ball, easy to block with. serve return works fine. hard feel close to the table, softer springier feel at mid distance. i use t05 on the mizutani.
Review Anonymous said this on March 26, 2010:

This is really a good blade. I use xiom asia max on both forehand and backhand, and loops are incredible. Smashes are a bit difficult to control, but overall i'm very satisfied with this blade.
Review Anonymous said this on May 30, 2010:

for the powerspin-attacker who plays with spin, speed and power.
One of the best blades I guess.
cons: heavy, very expensive.
Review Jkan said this on October 13, 2010:

I really can't complain at all beside the fact it costed me 307 dollar.. T05 fh and bh t05fx... Killer setup. Won't believe how fast and good control it is. I have the hurricane king 655 and 656 and the classic hurricane king.. Speed it seems hk takes a tiny edge, but control it's no match for the jun. After all I can't rly use full force in a hk because it would fly out but the jun.. U cam use full force and have very accurate landing.. Which the speed comes to about equal.. Cant imagine any better.
Review Anonymous said this on February 20, 2011:

Great blade, I use it with tenergy 05 on fh and tenergy 64 on the bh.
At first, I couldn't control the speed, blocks always were as fast as smashes and if I tried to actually smash the ball it would fly out.
Don't use this blade if your technique is not at least semi advanced.
Great for looping, with my rubber combo opponents hardly have a chance to react when I smash it.
It may take a while to get used to this blade if your using anything slower than the butterefly kong ling hui blade, which is all round.
Review DcPwnStar said this on February 20, 2011:

Review He Rii Men said this on February 23, 2011:

The best.
Review rabbi-D said this on February 23, 2011:

said to be looper's dream blade, and to a certain extent it is.

the limba top ply gives an excellent feeling as compared to its slower and faster hinoki-wrapped relatives.

as compared to amultart, my loops were more consistent, and smashes did not lack very much in the power department.

I am 2100-2200 level player, and I use legally tuned DHS TG2/3's on it. Prefer them to T05 for example, since the rubbers keep you more involved in each and every shot although they create a certain match up problems against heavy-spin-oriented players. Conversely, it is a great setup to play against power players.
Review TTrocks!!! said this on February 25, 2011:

I AM going to base this review......Upon observation and 2 hours of use!!!!! IT iS AWESOME!!!! don't have one of these MONSTERS..... But.....Upon observation and slight use...It has it ALL!!!,OPENING LOOPS are AWESOME!!!!So is DRIVING pushes are HEAVEN!!!!! I LOVE MAYBE MY FUTURE BLADE IF I GET BETTER AND COULD AFFORD IT!!!
Those are the cons....FIRST: you have to make adjustments If you are not that good!
Review Mayo said this on March 2, 2011:

Review Steven Fan said this on March 4, 2011:

Great blade, im not experienced but i can control it quite well.
Review xstr1nger said this on March 13, 2011:

The perfect blade for me..
Review Anonymous said this on April 28, 2011:

its quite heavy and not as fast as rated, its just mid fast blade. it combines speed and spin due to the ZL plus carbon layers. great for opening spinny loops and has more than enough power for put away shots. dwell time is good for service and short play. a bit pricey but well worth the money. if you dont mind the extra weight and price then its a very good buy
Review Ma Ying Liu said this on July 15, 2011:

Very similar to the timo boll zlc; the different outer layers dont make much difference.
In my opinion, it's a masterpiece although it could do with a bit more feel.
Review TTMASTER said this on July 26, 2011:

Innerforce users watch out :D
Review loop101 said this on August 10, 2011:

this one is not for me.very expensive blade that gives minimum advantage with other blades.
Review Medina said this on August 17, 2011:

Good blade, but innerforce ZLC is te blade of choice among most players.
Review powerlefty said this on October 10, 2011:

I really dont get what the big deal is about this blade. The control is awful and the feeling is just weird. With Carbon, ULC, and ALC there were already enough technologies out their for one to find what flavor they were looking for.
To me, ZLC is just a way for Butterfly to make more money.
Review TSANYC said this on December 16, 2011:

Just a few words on JM.

- expensive (but doesn't equal to good playing charateristics)
- hard/stiff (poor control)
- excellent build quality/nice looking
- not for avg players (US rating 2200+ can probably appreciate it more)
Review Anonymous said this on April 15, 2012:

Very disappointed on its feel. Very stiff and hard. When attached with medium rubbers, you can get the feeling at all and no clicking sound when you loop. Even pair with soft rubbers, I still don't like it...
Review silva said this on July 16, 2012:

this blade is really nice but expensive. i do not find this blade as fast as the ratings here though which is good. i really like the ST handle version of this blade.
Review albert_metro said this on April 24, 2013:

Speed and control is amazing, it can handle play close and away from the table. Spin ,Loop is incredible very spiny , Blocking,pushing,driving is perfectly great even in smashing, its suits my playing style and level-up & improve my playing performance.
Review semiambidextrous said this on July 7, 2014:

True, it takes a few sessions/hours to get used to handling the short game. But first of all, EVERYTHING else will compensate you for those adaptation practices, and once you have tamed this monster, it is better then Innerforce ZLC, has more energy (and perhaps even faster) than ZJ Super ZLC, and feels greater than any other carbon blades out there. And I have tried a few. Smashes are perfect. Opening loops require your most delicate touch, but what doesn't, frankly? This is not a sport of crazy straight hitters, and never been. So, if you want to improve your skills in a way that you do not have to fear to reach the limits of the equipment, just put some Tenergies on this blade, and enjoy life.
Review JoeMarioZ said this on January 20, 2015:

Changed from Innerforce ULC, I've also used the DHS HK III, and the TB T5000 before those, control wise, its almost right up there with the HK, but a bit to stiff to feel safe enough. FAST, almost as fast but more consistent and forgiving than the T5000. I'd come from a medium blade and went into a medium hard one, I like being in between, but I'm still getting used to the feel, the feedback is good enough, but I'd like to get a bit more vibration from it, its a good balance between speed and control, med distance and defensive play is the best I've had, it just lacks on backhand consistency for my gameplay, I'll swap my current rubber to a slower one to see how it fares...


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