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Butterfly Viscaria

Butterfly Viscaria ping pong blade
Approx. $ 122 USD
Price $

Ratings  (rated 38 times)

There are 21 users using the Butterfly Viscaria.
From community:
Speed   9.0
Control   8.0
Stiffness   5.0 - Average
Hardness   5.0 - Medium
Consistency   9.5 - Always identical
Overall   9.2 10
Plies   7
Materials   5 wood plies; 2 Arylate-carbon
From manufacturer:
Speed 8.7 / 12
Control 7.2 / 12
Weight 90g

Reviews of the Butterfly Viscaria

Review slamdally said this on October 1, 2010:

great blade to much money but has lasted 2yrs feels great with med rubbers i use baracuda and t 05
Review jeff_attc said this on January 7, 2011:

Feels great with hard or medium hard rubbers. Feels soft but not mushy. Is a looping blade. On the heavy side, hard to find a Viscaria less than 95 grams. Comfortable handle, like a stiga flared master except a little flatter.
Review raymondhch said this on July 7, 2011:

Got a 89gram Viscaria. Feel similar to Timo Boll Spirit. Slightly faster but less control. harder to put ball close to net. Good speed/control ratio. consider upgrade from TBS if you want faster blade.
Review m said this on July 8, 2011:

Fantastic blade, the best of Butterly old series. Unique feel, you can use it even if you are a beginner. But if you're a really good player then you'll fall in love with it...
Review Marvel64 said this on August 24, 2011:

The best arylate Butterfly blade (and for me not only Butterfly). Really good control, considering the speed, unique feel. All those who sell it, then cry...
Review JAV said this on August 28, 2011:

what should i prefer to use viscaria or gergely?
Review powerlefty said this on October 10, 2011:

I like this blade better with low dwell rubbers like bryce. It is a good quality blade but I prefer the tbs. tb alc, and maze over it because they are all more firm for driving and smashing and still have plenty of dwell for looping.
Review JS said this on October 28, 2011:

Fantastic blade! Used to use a Kong Linghui blade (the allwood one- which is excellent btw) but felt i needed slightly more speed. Viscaria is significantly faster, and has great feeling. Mid distance play is a breeze and you can really feel the power from the blade. Been using it with good old Sriver EL and it can do everything. There's really no need to go for a faster blade as Viscaria already packs a serious punch (and the fact that pro players rarely use very fast blades is proof that even the Viscaria should be too fast for us mere mortals...but I still love it!).
Review ludovicott said this on February 22, 2012:

I have been using this blade, it is amazing with any rubber, I have to say it feels amazing.
Review Calbee said this on January 28, 2013:

perform great with baracuda max(i would like to put it on my backhand)
looping or blocking are both fine but you are not suggested to smash with big big power like wang liqin since this blade can't afford that
Review ariffd93 said this on February 18, 2013:

nice feeling, just handle too big for me, but it is really nice
Review Malong1999 said this on February 25, 2013:

Very good blade
Review AlexKr0iss said this on August 18, 2013:

This is the definitely the best blade i ever played with. It offers remarkable control going along with really good speed. Exetremly nice dwell time. Only problem is that they are not that easy to find nowadys (many fakes!!!) and in my opinion they are best somewhere between 88 and 90 gramm which is again not that easy to find... But if you have got one its amazing. Great fun to play with ,)
Review killerbee said this on September 22, 2013:

It is nice, but imo Innerforce ZLF is better:

about the same speed
longer dwell time
lighter

However, the viscaria is worth a try. It is a pity that butterfly doesnt produce more of them; they are always "out of stock".
Review clublevelplayer said this on November 4, 2013:

Pros, feeling of crisp on every power shot but with lots of control. compare to Sardius and Gergely it has a lot of feel. A very good blade to keep for developing or from transition.
Cons, a bit heavy when paired with tenergy and tenzone. Heavy head.
Review FastPaddle said this on November 5, 2013:

Great blade, good speed, awesome control, but not as maneuverable.
Mine is about 5 yrs old, the only downside to it is its weight at 103 gr.
That's 13 gr. over the disclosed stock weight!
With H3 Neo FH and Skyline Neo 3 BH, total weight tops at 193 gr!
I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced this kind of a descrepancy with Viscaria.
I contacted Butterfly and they said that the older ones were heavier like that.... I'm not buying it!
It's manufacturer difect.
Review hops4080 said this on February 20, 2014:

nice blade,good control for all the speed who have the viscaria.
Review Berserker78 said this on April 9, 2014:

Nice and amazing blade! Love the flexibility as I'm BH oriented allround player...
Review DHSKING said this on May 8, 2014:

Good blade! Very good to CONTROL and very fast! :D
Review sebas_aguirre said this on June 6, 2014:

I posted a review on this blade here:

http://tabletennisonline.org/blades/butterfly-viscaria-review/
Review CornelTT said this on July 8, 2014:

Hard to describe it in just few words ... simply amazing. Great feeling and control, quite fast but is a topspin machine due to its longer dwell time, very well balanced (mine is 84g). Almost impossible to go wrong with Viscaria. Top notch blade, no doubt
Update: 08.07.2014 I don't know why such a controlable blade is rated 8.1 for control? If Timo Boll ZLF is rated 9.2 Viscaria should be rated at least 9.0 or even 9.2 (depending on the particularities of each blade, weight, etc). These two blades (TB ZLF and Viscaria) have almost the same control but Viscaria is faster and has, by far, a much better feeling. Great blade.
Note: I discovered that one user Malong1999 rated tihs blade 4.7 for control even if he says " Very good blade" (see above). A rating of 4.7 for Viscaria's control must be an error (I assume it wasn't because the ratings were to high as this rating it's among the first ratings). That's the cause why Viscaria has just 8.1 rating for control. Most players rated Viscaria around 9.0 for control. This is more realistic.
Review agold said this on August 15, 2014:

It has a much softer feel than most carbon blades, and it has a lot of flex. The handle needed a lot of sanding because it made me blister the second day. Mine was 83 grams, and most of the weight went to the head of the bat but it felt very light compared to other blades. A lot of people have said that the handle is very wide for them, but it didn't bother me. I have small hands so I hold the bat high up on the handle so maybe it is shorter there and so maybe I'm not the right person to talk to about that. The handle does seem very flared.


BH blocks have so much more power. With this, the blocks go back at about the same speed as my old all wood, but they are so much more controlled. Thus, it's 300 times easier to punch block the ball, and the ball goes very fast with a little flick in the wrist or a loop. It is much easier to be aggressive.


The short game takes some time to get used to. The ball goes farther and more powerfully making touches harder. Flicks need adjusting. I feel like I have to open my bat a lot more on the more passive flicks. But when I want to make it fast it'll help me more. When I push I have a ton of control. Although my setup is sensitive to spin, I still feel like on a push I have forever to figure out where to place it.


Serves are great. I can generate tons of spin and keep the ball very short. I can loop very consistently and quickly. Tons of improvement on the backhand. Counter looping short and mid distance is incredible. You will have high throw rallies and then BAM a low winner down the line. Looping long underspin is SOO much easier than the allwood. I have a much higher margin of error.


Overall incredible control for a carbon while gaining power. With just a punch you can get a ton of power. Requires more spin and effort on flicks and slightly different technique on close to table loops but counter looping is incredible. Great for service. Has a ton of feel and a lot of control so that I can place the ball anywhere.
Review hallman432 said this on October 26, 2014:

It took a bit of time to get adjusted to the handle because my previous blades had what seem to be rounder handles. After the adjustment was made I can tell you that it is the best blade I've used so far.
Review TTGOLD said this on November 1, 2014:

It is not Necessary until you reach 2000+points because you won't get the full control .dont get confused because people write good control most of the players are armature players with pro equipment go for an all wood that is similar
Update 1.11.14
I know wet back to viscaria because my infinity vps v broke so I decided to pick a new viscaria up at the World Cup and I bought a 81 gramms one.I had one that was 90 gramms but it didn't have good control so I thought I should get a lighter one so for non international you should look for one under 85 gramms
Review saifulyazans said this on December 10, 2014:

Viscaria is the best blade for attacker player


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