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.
Ryujin1995 on 2/9/2019
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.
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...
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)
PerfectServe on 10/27/2014
First: to me the Zhang Jike ALC blade is more stable especially far from table compared to the normal Zhang Jike blade and a little bit faster when you go for the finish of the point (I know many people wonder about this cause they are both ALC-blades named to Zhang Jike).
This blade is telling me: hit me baby one more time!
I bought a flared one, weight 90 grams, medium feel. The handle to me has way more comfort then for example the flared handle of the Timo Boll ALC (I'm not saying the Timo Boll ALC handle can't be good for some players, some will prefer the thinner handle of Timo Boll ALC), ZJ ALC handle is wider and also the weight of the blade is pointed towards the handle (better for combining with heavier rubbers I think if you don't like top heavy blades). Pushing, spinning, overspin, serve, blocking, smashing... it all goes fluently for me, especcially the mid distance play is great with this blade.
I don't really get the hype about the Zhang Jike Super ZLC, okay it's a very good blade, but can you control it? I prefer the Zhang Jike ALC here, it has way more control to me in the overall game, maybe a bit less powerfull topspin, but I think the control makes alot good here.. What would you choose: 9/10 topspins on the table (Zhang Jike ALC) or only 5/10 topspins on the table with bit more power (Zhang Jike Super ZLC)? If you doubt between the ALC and Super ZLC then take ALC, it saves you alot of money ;)
NOTE: all those topplayers, they almost all play with Arylate Carbon, I think this is no coincidence.. It's just something I notice, I find it a bit weird that I never have seen this said by someone before. Timo Boll is ALC, Zhang Jike is ALC and I can go on way longer, they probably all tested ZLC but didn't like it I suppose. Actually almost none of them plays with (Super) ZLC. Butterfly's (Super) ZLC is good material, and some will maybe play better with it, but is it worth paying the extra money for if you even haven't compared it with ALC yet?