Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC

Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC Blade
Approx. $ 160 USD
Price $

User Ratings (29)

Speed 9.1
Control 9.4
Stiffness 4.3   
Average
Hardness 4.9   
Medium
Consistency 10.0   
Always identical
Overall 9.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Weight 90g
Plies 7
Thickness 6.0mm
There are 8 users using the Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC.
The Arylate Carbon fibers are located closer to the core which leads to a softer touch and stunning feel.

Arylate-Carbon fibers dampen vibration and allow for dynamic play and precise placement.

Reviews (12)

ControlledSpin  on 11/3/2017

If you love the feel, dwell, and control of a limba/ayous wood blade but also appreciate the increased stability and sweet spot of ALC then this is the blade for you. The cool thing that Butterfly did with the Innerforce layer blade is they placed the ALC layers deeper near the core of the blade. That results in more sensation and feel from the 2 layers of limba contacting the ball with increased stability and accuracy for blocking and hitting as well as power away from the table. Comparing it directly to an all wood blade its short game is great and controlled but when you swing hard that's when the ALC kicks in providing an extra boost. Slightly slower than a Viscaria or Timo Boll ALC but with better control, feel, and sensation. The only thing I don't like about it is that it has a thinner handle. I actually had a friend customize it with a big meaty Tibhar Force Pro black handle and now it's perfect. Great blade.
+2
B3tsha  4 weeks ago

Great Blade! Excellent control in everything you want to do: Short game, mid & far distance game as well when you give more strenght to your hit. First feeling is pretty bouncy and gives you a feedback that makes you better feel the ball increasing your touch and your sensations right after your hit wich helps you to beter feel and quickly and easily master your blade but once the beast is mastered You will be able to put the ball anywhere you want and how you want on the table thanks to his great precision and his huge TURBO acceleration skills (thanks to the famous INNERFORCE Layer ALC!) Enough dwell-time and flexibility to easilly produce a lot of spin with of course the required technical skills to be able to perform it with efficiency. Loop, underspin, top spin and even counter top spin become so natural & easy to perform. Also perfect to block after little blade angle modifications & or adaptations. Smashing is now a piece of cake that gives you even more self-confidence in your play! And last but not least: The service becomes a lethal weapon thanks to the amount of spin you are now able to give with this magnificent blade! And of course like always you have to take in consideration wich rubbers are used in FH & BH and your own level & skills as a player. My configuration: My blade weight= 84Gr.(Blade without rubber!) I personaly use: - FH= YASAKA Rakza 7 red in 2mm. -BH= DONIC Acuda P2 (blue sponge) black in 2mm. The blade with these 2 rubbers mounted on it (glued!) weight (total weight) = about 176Gr. which is IMO a very acceptable weight! This Blade is a MUST! And if I were you I would try it RIGHT NOW if you want to see & feel the POWER of BUTTERFLY's INNERFORCE Layer ALC and the way it will BLOW UP your next opponent!!!
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SpinnyGonzales  on 1/13/2018

I like the blade a lot, it's a pure OFF blade, pretty bouncy / springy (which has pros and cons), has some flex, and it's not on the soft side but neither hard I would say. Id give it 10 for offensive control and 8 for defensive control. My 84 grams Layer ALC cant hold 2 Tenergy non fx rubbers for me so you need fx versions or other brands - i find it too head heavy. For me, choosing a blade is less important than finding the right setup meaning blade + rubbers. If you want to play with t05 I think there are better blades for it. It's great for looping, but you have to master blocking (it can block even the spinniest topspins but it's hard to keep the ball low and dangerous for the opponent). It very much depends on rubbers, It's advised to be used with t80 / t80fx but i use t05fx and acuda blue p2. I tried t80 and it's superb in consistency in every shot but makes it head heavy, t05fx however does lovely loops but it's hard (and also intriguing) to master pushing and blocking - just try to attack first and a good first loop will get you the point fast. Acuda blue p2 its the perfect rubber for backhand, for a safe backhand at least not for one that loops every ball.. On forehand I didnt find a good rubber to balance the low weight of Acuda (42-43g) that really works on the blade - most were too heavy. If you get the blade, I advise you to start with t80 on fh and acuda p2 on backhand.
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TTfan2013  on 8/25/2017

Great control and sufficient speed, This blade and barwell fleet are two that I will keep for sure. You can do all kinds of things with it. It has better speed and control than Viscaria. Also the handle feels better (rounder and slightly smaller) than Viscaria.
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DragonOwen  on 3/31/2017

Great blade for allround play. It's great with inverted rubbers with medium hard sponge, you could play short and soft or could make fast and powerfull top-spins and flat shots, I think it's because of ALC layer is under 2 layers of not hard wood, so you could play softly whithout using ALC layer or easily with slightly more powerful stroke get use of carbon layer and mare a powerfur shot... I even played with long pipms on this blade quite successfully, but with short pimps this blade is just great! Now I'm trying to become full inverted rubber guy and again this blade works great for me!! Thinking of trying Butterfly Apolonia ZLC blade, but it's more for fun actually, because I can't find any faults in Innerforce Layer ALC blade for me! Actually I liked Layer ALC so much, that I have two exemplars of it, one is main, second for experiments with rubbers (sometimes they change places if experiment is successful)!
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