Bourne on 4/14/2019
Initially it has a more muted feel - mix between all wood and carbon. Its like a mix between Mizutani Jun ZLC, Stiga Nostalgic Allround and a Timo Boll ALC. Awesome feel when looping. Very crisp and with awesome dwell time. When hitting slow, the blade feels more woody, when looping faster, it feels more like a carbon blade but with more feel than a carbon blade).
This blade has so many gears. Speed on fast loops is awesome and more than fast enough to loop winners and over power opponents.
Control is excellent. Very easy to loop with. Lifting back spin is a breeze and looping medium and low height balls is so easy. You can absolutely return everything. It is not very spin sensitive which adds greatly to its control. Blocking is almost effortless. Short game is just so good, you can really do what you want with this blade!!
Looping is awesome. A dream looping blade. Fast loops are very fast and powerful. Lots of touch. Great Spin variation in looping. Lifting backspin is so easy with this blade.
Not very spin sensitive at all. You can generate lots of spin to use against your opponents but their spin doesn't really affect you.
Blocking is effortless on this blade. Arc is very good (but this is based on using T05 of course).
Has excellent deep hold, one of it's strongest features. Really helps when looping, especially when top spinning low balls (and backspin balls).
Sweet spot is really really good. Feels very large almost like an ALC blade.
Incredible short game considering the speed of the blade.
This blade I feel is a mid-way blade between an allwood blade and a full on carbon blade (such as the Timo Boll ALC and Viscaria). It has looping and attacking strengths of a carbon blade (higher speed, power, spin, large sweet spot) but has some of the strengths of an all wood blade (more control, touch, more feel, low spin sensitivity, better short game). I think this blade could be perfect for medium to advanced amateur players who are not pro level).
tktopgun 5 months ago
Paired the blade with Tenergy 25-FX (2.1). The weight of the blade when combining the rubber and side tape is 189 grams. Gives you the speed as needed with good control and the blocking is exceptional. Ball placement comes easy with nice touch and feel. When hitting hard the wood fiber kicks in. Very nice blade with it's own character (kinda special) and fun to play with. Handle fits very nice in hand. Very nice looking blade and would highly recommend.
apalacios99 8 months ago
I changed from Butterfly Balsa Carbo X5. New Timo Boll CAF feels great. Very good speed, awesome spin and much better control.
With Rasanter R42 in FH was fast, but with Yasaka Rakza 9 is faster, with great spin and control.
BH with Rozena is very good, but with Tibhar MX-S is superb. A lethal weapon. MX-S is a bit heavier, but it worthwhile.
In one word, terrific blade. You should try it. You'll love it, and with a fair price.
Phantomscherz 10 months ago
For me, the CAF has better control at the same speed as the Timo Boll ALC. PS: The straight handle of the CAF is a dream (for people with slightly smaller hands :-) I love it
KentVaschoben 10 months ago
Recommend it to players who wants more controll: and also cheap price for butterfly blade its worth the money
blocking is effortless. Good in spin and loop. Fast in flat balls. Not to crisp on sound because its a combination of Carbon and all wood blade.
For me harder sponge is best on this