Butterfly Cypress-R

Butterfly Cypress-R Blade
Approx. $ 110 USD
Price $

User Ratings (1)

Speed 8.0
Control 9.0
Stiffness 7.0   
Stiff
Hardness 3.7   
Medium soft
Consistency 10.0   
Always identical
Overall 9.0 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.2
Control 7.0
Plies 1
Materials Hinoki
Thickness 9mm
There are 1 users using the Butterfly Cypress-R.
- Butterfly Cypress-R offensive Japanese penhold blade
- Cypress-R is the highest grade 1-ply Kiso-Hinoki blade
- Kiso-Hinoki: loved by most penhold players for its lightness
- A fast speed ball back and soft hitting feeling
- Rounded-square head

Reviews (1)

vollet  on 12/31/2009

I know that every hinoki blade may have a different feeling, but the one I got is amazing. The soft feeling of hinoki is there but it is a bit harder than one would expect. Very firm and a little heavier than the other Hinoki blades I have (Cypress Max and Cypress Alpha-R) and I am very happy with the blade. Amazing control in all shots, perfect for blocking and I feel in total control for attacking loops or hits. I may have been lucky, but this is the best hinoki blade I have ever seen (although I have a XIOM Athena Platinum Special on the way home and I plan to review here later). Many people prefer the square blades (and I am one of them) mainly because of the styling. However, I have to say that the rounded square blades like this one offer better control, what is great when you are not a total pro (helps when you are in a tough sittuation and a little off in positioning or timing).
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