Butterfly Timo Boll ZLC

Butterfly Timo Boll ZLC Blade
Approx. $ 227 USD
Price $

User Ratings (38)

Speed 9.4
Control 9.1
Stiffness 5.5   
Hardness 6.1   
Medium hard
Consistency 9.4   
Always identical
Overall 9.4 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 95 / 100
Control 75 / 100
Plies 7
Materials 2 plies of Zylon Carbon, 5 plies of Wood
Thickness 5.5mm
There are 15 users using the Butterfly Timo Boll ZLC.
ZL Carbon High Performance Model for the next generation

Butterfly have developed a supreme material called ZL Carbon which keeps this blade fast and the ZL fibres make it light and flexible. This is a high performance blade with ZL Carbon, enables high rebound and flexibility at the same time.

Reviews (21)

emm  on 5/26/2011

Came from Gergely T5000 and transferred my rubber to this paddle. I immediately felt my loops are faster and more accurate. Control is much better. This paddle suits my playing style. Chopper/Blocker on the BH and looper on the forehand. Good for hard smashes.
VanZoelen  on 1/26/2017

I compare the TB ZLC with Viscaria. Rubbers used on both frames Tenergy 05 max bh and fh. My playing style is to dominate/attack. I have never seen a comparison between those two frames on the internet so I hope I can make your decision easier when you have to choose between those frames. Of course this is all subjective. I played 1 year with Viscaria and I knew there was something missing but what? Then I changed to TB ZLC and immediately I knew what was wrong with Viscaria. Control!!! The control is back, incoming topspin and then blocking with Viscaria was tricky. With TB ZLC no problem. Block in any direction you want. (and the ball is not going over the table). Control with smashing or defending away from the table is fun again. Place the ball where you want the ball to be placed. This is an enormous improvement if you compare this with Viscaria. i also like the lower throw of the TB ZLC (with topspin) and there is more feeling with looping. What I also like about the ZLC is the vibration of your frame when you return an incoming smash or blocking a huge topsin. It feels right! If you are a beginner don't waste your money on this.
SpinMan  on 9/2/2016

Last week a friend of mine played a while with my blade, the TB-ZLC (ST). He didnt like it too much. He said: "I recognize its potential, but I dont like the feel, it feels a bit numb." I told him that this blade is like beer, maybe the first time it doesnt taste that good, but if you drink it a couple of times, it will taste better and better :). In short: this is an excellent blade, very fast when you attack and lots of control in the short game and blocking. The Zylon Carbon accounts for high stability and also a great catapult effect, with still a decent dwell time. A great blade for close to the table and mid distance attackers.
vinox27  on 4/3/2016

A very good blade with alot of control. This blade can go slow or fast depend on your swing. This is a top spin monster. My consistency improved so much. A bit pricey for a blade but worth every penny.
Vihito  on 7/2/2012

Good looping blade, good ontrol, but very overpriced for its characteristics.

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