Butterfly Viscaria

Butterfly Viscaria Blade
Approx. $ 155 USD
Price $

User Ratings (98)

Speed 9.0
Control 8.7
Stiffness 5.0   
Average
Hardness 5.4   
Medium
Consistency 9.2   
Always identical
Overall 9.4 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.7 / 12
Control 7.2 / 12
Weight 90g
Plies 7
Materials 5 wood plies; 2 Arylate-carbon
There are 81 users using the Butterfly Viscaria.

Reviews (58)

superspin  on 5/29/2015

The very best of all the alc blade out there. Simply no replacement for this legendary blade. My blade is 85g. I prefer this over my tbs and tb alc. It's just better at everything by a small margin, just got that edge. Very crisp on all shots .has slight softer feel but still medium hard. definitely more precise feel of catching the ball on every loop. Hence high dwell. Throw is also medium to high similar to tbs may be better. Tb alc has slightly lower throw than viscaria and tbs with the same rubber test. Only advantage tb alc is it has better balance of weight. Viscaria for me is worth every penny.Must try blade , I have over 30 top end blade and this is simply the best along side with xiom vega pro blade, yes unknown but true (xiom)
+15
CornelTT  on 7/8/2014

Hard to describe it in just few words ... simply amazing. Great feeling and control, quite fast but is a topspin machine due to its longer dwell time, very well balanced (mine is 84g). Almost impossible to go wrong with Viscaria. Top notch blade, no doubt Update: 08.07.2014 I don't know why such a controlable blade is rated 8.1 for control? If Timo Boll ZLF is rated 9.2 Viscaria should be rated at least 9.0 or even 9.2 (depending on the particularities of each blade, weight, etc). These two blades (TB ZLF and Viscaria) have almost the same control but Viscaria is faster and has, by far, a much better feeling. Great blade. Note: I discovered that one user Malong1999 rated tihs blade 4.7 for control even if he says " Very good blade" (see above). A rating of 4.7 for Viscaria's control must be an error (I assume it wasn't because the ratings were to high as this rating it's among the first ratings). That's the cause why Viscaria has just 8.1 rating for control. Most players rated Viscaria around 9.0 for control. This is more realistic.
+10
Frogger  on 4/12/2015

Compared Viscaria to my Timo Boll Spirit. Viscaria has slightly larger FL handle and was 3 gr. heavier. More direct feeling with a pinch more stiffness and power. Looping close to table sent the ball longer than TBS. so stroke adjustment is needed. Very suitable for mid distance looping and hitting. Good touch for the short game pushing and chopping. Blocking on BH was brilliant with Viscaria. I felt TBS was better for looping mid and close to table while Viscaria was better further away from table Counter hits where very fast with Viscaria. A bit head heavy with Tenergy rubbers. A great blade for mid and advanced players. These are getting easier to find now.
+3
ControlledSpin  on 12/2/2017

An amazing blade for mid distance loopers and the only ALC blade I play with now after being a long time equipment junkie. Great speed, control, consistency, power, and flex: this blade can do it all with no significant weaknesses. Looping, flicks, blocks, flat hits, and short game can all be played extremely well with this blade. Butterfly ALC blades are all great, but the handle and slight head heaviness of this blade just make this perfect for me. The only time I wouldn't recommend this blade is if you are a beginner still learning the basic strokes and then you would be bettter served with a 5 Ply wood like a Nittaku Acoustic or Violin. An all time classic blade for offensive players!
+2
NickyC  on 1/10/2018

For anyone considering a Viscaria i hope this helps. I have a Viscaria, Tim Boll ALC and a Tim Boll Spirit with Evoltion ELP on the forhand and FXP on the backhand, both max thickness. I play an attacking top spin game from mid and close distance. The Tim Boll ALC is the fastest, more suited to mid distance, has good feeling but not very forgiving. It is quite direct with i would say a medium throw. The Tim Boll Spirit is slightly slower than the TB alc, has less feeling but a bit more forgiving and seemed to work well both mid and close distance.. Again i would say a meduim through. But it felt dull due to lack of feeling. The Viscaria......for me the right choice. Has great feeling, slightly slower than the other two, much more for giving, works both close and mid distance with a medium to high throw. For me the Viscaria has more of a wood blade feel which i like, and for me the balance between speed and control is the best i have found to date. The blade is geared up for topspin attack. I would have liked to stay with a wooded blade but felt rather outgunned by carbon blades to for me the best option, unless anyone else knows different.
+1

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