Welbz on 12/4/2013
Loads of dwell, makes the ball spin big time!
GeralDINO 4 months ago
Meanwhile I have my third F3 blade. My first weighed 78 g and was a bit slower and softer than the others. ( – I bought it before two years !)
Both other blades (78 & 80 g, bought last year) are faster, harder and stiffer !!! (- this makes them very similar to my first blade, Butterfly Timo Boll ALC.)
After playing a Boll ALC (81 g) for half a year, I was looking for a (comparable) replacement blade. My choice fell on the Sanwei F3. I have glued the same rubbers on both blades !!! FH: Joola Rhyzm-Tech 2 mm, BH: 61 Second Eagle 2 mm. On my Boll ALC blade I play the Eagle with 38 degrees sponge, on the Sanwei with 36 degrees sponge. (... for adaptation, because it is a bit stiffer and has less control!)
All in all, my T. Boll blade has more control by the same speed and is a bit good-natured, but the Sanwei F3 is a very good replacement for a very reasonable price !!!!!
Absolutely Recommended !!!
jasa on 11/8/2015
The Sanwei F3 is (supposedly) a mimic of Btfly Timo Boll Spirit or ALC. I got my F3 by ~27 USD and very light, as asked to the seller, ~78 g, quite lighter than advertised (90 g). The finishing quality of Sanwei is as good or better than the best european or japanese brands.
The F3 is being used with a Tibhar 1Q-XD in FH and a Mark V in BH, both max thickness.
The combination is fast and wild, mainly at FH. It has a short dwell time, making hard to get arced top spin with FH. The FH block is hard to control, but BH block with Mark V is reasonable. The blade is good for pushing and even chopping, showing a good control in allround/defensive shots.
On the good side, it is a light (170 g) easy to maneuver racket. It is a good blade for flicks, suiting a fast player with linear smash attacks.
Perhaps the blade shines more with soft rubbers that improve the dwell time and control. Cannot compare with Btfly TB blades, because never used any ;-)