Avalox Blue Thunder 555 (BT555)

Avalox Blue Thunder 555 (BT555) Blade
Approx. $ 65 USD
Price $

User Ratings (9)

Speed 8.1
Control 8.5
Stiffness 4.8   
Hardness 5.0   
Consistency 9.3   
Always identical
Overall 9.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.5
Control 9.0
Weight 85g
Plies 5
There are 2 users using the Avalox Blue Thunder 555 (BT555).
In keeping with the legacy it inherited from the original Avalox 500 line, the Avalox 555 features desirable characteristics such as great touch and a large sweet spot while providing more power at high impact speeds. The trampoline effect has been improved so that players used to the earlier blades can enjoy the same soft and medium touch play as before, but can generate more speed, power, and spin due to longer dwell times. All Avalox Blue Thunder blades come pre-coated to avoid wood fiber loss when removing rubber. Made in Sweden.

The Chinese National Team first took delivery of these blades in December of 1997 and gradually most of their players are switching to Blue Thunder. Now these blades are available to a few retailers around the world as well.

Reviews (3)

nymose  on 11/25/2013

My blade of choice. Straight handle. After trying different blades (BT555, BT550, waldner allplay, sweden classic, clipper, Persson powerplay, 7p-2a, oc cr wrb, redshank and Bulldozer) I find this (BT555) the most fitting for me. Everytime i take this blade in my hand, it just feels right, like it's the right one. But i don't find the handle perfekt. It's too round. When I start sweatting it Can feel a little unstable. But I think it's one of the best handles out the. But found stigas straight handle the best. I think it's the combo of a bigger and shorter handle with thin blade (5,7 mm) and good weight balance, that makes it feel right. And maybe Because it's the blade I trained most intense with. The blade is medium with some flex. Has a medium-soft feel. Vibrates only a little. Has alot of spring-effect. Makes medium hard chinese rubbers more alive and less dead. I use it with Palio cj8000 36-38 (without biotech) both sides. The rubber is medium-hard with a medium surface. Slightly to medium tacky and pretty grippy. Little grainy surface. I think that makes a setup with many gears for short- and mid-distance play. At least it does for me. Good for spinny and varied placements. Can hit and smash well. My looping is in general bad. But When i do make a good loop it has a good arc with heavy landing Starndard topspinning is great. Blocking is good. But with practice it will turn better. Can make Them spinny and varied. Good for counter-looping. Serves is spinny and varied as well. It's a well-balanced blade/setup.
rota  on 7/5/2019

Mine is 92 gr. and a solid off- looping machine with good control. Worth a try.
ex_hai05  on 4/12/2015

Mine is 88g. Good speed & control.

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