Butterfly Zhang Jike ALC

Butterfly Zhang Jike ALC Blade
Approx. $ 189 USD
Price $

User Ratings (19)

Speed 9.3
Control 8.9
Stiffness 5.7   
Average
Hardness 5.5   
Medium
Consistency 9.4   
Always identical
Overall 9.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Weight 86g
Plies 7
Materials 5 plies wood, 2 plies arylate/carbon
Thickness 5.7mm
There are 13 users using the Butterfly Zhang Jike ALC.
A model with Arylate-Carbon, which makes the high reaction and control possible; it is recommended for the player who seeks a balanced powerful attack while maintaining ease of use.

Reviews (10)

CesarSpinBros  on 11/7/2016

I came from Timo Boll ALC to this one, basically just because it looked awesome. But I'm surprised by what I foud. Any Arylate Carbon blade was fine to me, until I started testing them all, now I'm in love with it. What this blade gives you: 1) Comfort. The handle is a little thicker than average, and its shape is just awesome. 2) Speed. As any ALC blade, it's fast. You don't need to be Zhang Jike to get the most of it. 3) Control. It is a very balanced blade, very forgiving. 4) Zero Vibration. The arylate carbon absorbs the vibration, but you still have a lot of ball feeling in your hand. No vibration, just feeling. 5) Look. It looks simply awesome, the only one similar to it, would be the new Apolonia ZLC. 6) Versatility. You can virtually combine this blade with any rubber. I've used hard rubbers on my forehand and soft to medium on my back, it plays perfectly with any rubber I've used, feels great. Although I would have to say that harder rubbers are slightly more suitable. 7) Expensive. Yes, it's a little overpriced, it could be on the same price range as TB ALC. I guess Zhang Jike is hotter for Butterfly, so they charge you more for his image, who knows. Cheers guys, keep spinning...
+2
N7Crosssharks  on 1/31/2016

Ive used this blade for 4 months now and couldn't be happier with the performance of this blade and how my game has improved because of the Zhang Jike ALC. I use this blade with a joola rhyzm 425 on my fh and a 729 aurora on my bh which gives me a perfect attack/defence. Highly recommend you get this blade if you like topspin and heavy loop.
+2
Gaetano0804  on 4/16/2016

i'm using this blade with m2 2.0 on forehand and s2 2.0 on backhand. Speed: it's not too fast or too slow, for me the backhand it's perfect, the only problem is the forehand from mid distance, it's a bit slow and sometimes the ball goes in the net. Control: with this blade every shot is so easy, you will feel safety on every shot, probabily for 2.0 rubbers but in compared with maze+ vega pro max the control is really so much more. Looping with this blade is awesome, you can loop slow and spinny but also you can top spin with a lot of power and spin in the same time (i guess for its flexibility) and you have a lot of catapult effect for this king of blade. The price is high, i know, but i think it's worth. (sorry for bad english)
+1
powerlefty  on 4/12/2014

Plays fast and solid, but maintains a soft feel overall. The balance of the weight is toward the handle, which I am not necessarily sure that I like--since I am more inclined to play with head heavy blades like the TBS (the benchmark). I do like the size of the handle in comparison to any other alc blade that I have tried. Maybe I should just fine a heavier backhand rubber next time (maybe T80). Powerloops, blocks, and smashes are also the deadliest with this blade than any other alc blade that I have used as well, but their is a trade of in control unfortunately (the worse, although nowhere near as bad as a carbon blade). By the way, the zjk alc that I own is 92 grams, which is a good weight to me. I will stick with this blade for a while and try to adjust to the weight balance and lower control for the trade-off in speed and feel.
+1
Ryujin1995  1 weeks ago

This blade is amazing, at least for me. Mine weights 93g and its thickness is 5.8mm. Very soft feeling compared to my previous blade, which is donic epox offensiv. It's indeed a fast blade, so unless the player has skills to handle it, it's hard to spin the ball with this blade. The first time I used it, it was a bit hard to perform spinny serves and short receives because of the weight of the racket and the speed of the blade, but nowadays I'm used to it, so it's not that hard to make spinny serves and receives. Although this blade is a carbon blade, it's not stiff at all. Donic epox offensiv is way stiffer. It's a fast but very soft and flexible blade. I recommend this blade to all those people who know how to spin the ball very (experienced players) and who are looking for fast blades with good feeling of the ball. These are the characteristics: - Fast blade with soft feeling. - Handle is a bit thick for a 5.8mm thickness blade. - Quality is world-class. - This blade is not head-heavy. - Head is smooth. Handle is a bit rough. - I would say the dwell time is not short for a carbon blade. - Good for both close to the table and far from table. But the true power of this blade can be seen far from table playing style. - It's expensive. I paid 200 dollars for it in Peru. - Tensor rubbers are highly recommended for backhand.
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