Butterfly Balsa Carbo X5

Butterfly Balsa Carbo X5 Blade
Approx. $ 85 USD
Price $

User Ratings (54)

Speed 8.3
Control 8.5
Stiffness 4.6   
Hardness 4.3   
Medium soft
Consistency 8.5   
Always identical
Overall 8.9 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 9.0
Control 8.0
Weight 70g
Plies 5
Materials Balsa core, 2 carbon layers
Thickness 7mm
There are 14 users using the Butterfly Balsa Carbo X5.
The Balsa Carbo X5 is the first balsa blade designed by Butterfly so you can expect excellence. It combines enormous touch for the ball due to the dynamics of the balsa core and carbon plies. The low weight design heightens the control factor and affords much more consistency for variable block play over the table. Soft touch shots have emphasized control making ball placement easier. Forceful attacking play is strongly backed up by the 2 carbon layers, while touchy half distance spin play is possible without much effort. Overall a well balanced offensive blade for a committed attacking style.

Reviews (30)

topAttack  on 2/25/2016

I have bought this blade hoping for a light looping blade with control. And i got that at 68 grams. It has very good dwell which helps you a lot on loops. The facts that is flexy helps too. Blocks are good, but you have to do active blocks to get them unconfortable for the oponent. It has several speeds and pushing is nice and stays low. Little vibration, but decent feedback. Unfortunatelly the consistency is crap when pushing, blocking, flipping. Sometimes i get a weird vibration and the ball simply dies on the paddle. This usually happens when you make contact closer to the tip, which is a big minus on flips and pushes. I'm still using the blade only because i haven't found any better. Because of poor consistency i recomend trying other products from butterfly, maybe those are better built.
Haryoss  on 12/31/2013

Pencarian blade idamanku akhirnya berhenti di sini. Blade BCX5 ini punya semua yg saya butuhkan ! Sangat nyaman untuk serang ataupun bertahan. Apalagi dengan berat yg termasuk ringan, sangat ideal untuk kelincahan reflek dan menghemat stamina.
pingpongcho  1 weeks ago

Plies: 5 (3 Wood + 2 Composite) - 2 * Basswood 1.3mm - 2 * Carbon 0.1mm - Balsa 4mm Width: 158mm Height: 150mm Thickness: 6.8mm Weight: 80g Speed: 8.4 Dwell/Spin: 8.7 Control: 8.9 Stiffness: 5.9 Hardness: 3.6 Value: 7.1 Overall: 8.5
saeednt4  11 months ago

I used it blade or 4 month. But very. Soft and weak.im not satisfy for this blade.
senja  on 11/3/2015

Very thick (7mm), stiff and soft blade. For a such thick and stiff blade it has good dwell. It's a light blade (mine is 80g). The structure of plies is basswood-carbon-balsa-carbon-basswood. It's faster than Friendship/729 V-6 with less control and less dwell. I have played 2 seasons of SOKAZ league with it, but then I found that there is better blades for loopers with more dwell time (e.g. Friendship/729 V-6). I think it's better for pips-out (short pips) attackers on BH side than for 2 side loopers.

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