Galaxy Venus V-14

Galaxy Venus V-14 Blade
Approx. $ 46 USD
Price $

User Ratings (31)

Speed 9.0
Control 9.0
Stiffness 5.4   
Average
Hardness 5.5   
Medium
Consistency 9.8   
Always identical
Overall 9.1 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 90
Control 80
Weight 87g
Plies 7
Thickness 5.8mm
There are 8 users using the Galaxy Venus V-14.
The Galaxy Venus V-14 blade is the 2010 replacement for the Galaxy K-4 blade. This means that the V-14 is a fast, smooth looping blade built in the same style as Japanese looping blades.

The V-14 did gain a little bit of weight in the transition (4g) and shed just a hair of speed, it is the controlled close to mid distance looping blade of the V series.

What is CarboKev?

Each layer of cloth is made up of two fibers, the vertical is Carbon Fiber while the horizontal is made of Kevlar fibers. This gives the sweet-spot of carbon, but less hard and harsh of a feel.

Reviews (17)

qvoliszz  on 9/29/2016

CLONE WARS! I was very happy to buy this blade. I have also tested it with an official butterfly importer and sportsman and he admitted, that this blade is a good clone. Maybe there is a bigger variation in production or some reviewers are too fanatic butterfly lovers, to negatively describe this blade. I believe this is a clone with 85-90% identity. It does vibrate only a bit more, because it contains karbon+kevlar instead of arylate carbon. Arylate absorbs much of the vibrations. This blade has a soft touch works well with medium to hard rubbers. Looping is easy, speed is a bit more than Timo Boll W5. Very precise blade with little vibration. Lifting is very nice, pushes drives smashes are powerful, but very controlled. I use it with Tibhar MX-P and Bluefire M2 on BH. The assembly of the blade is good. I can only recommend and hope that all buyers and owners recieve the same quality that I have. UPDATE! Still loving this blade, and using it with the rubbers mentioned above. During play I did some unintended crash tests. The top weener separates easily (limba) but overall, the blade is quite durable. I noticed, there is some variation in handle size, I bought a V16 and it had a slimmer FL handle, so I sandpapaered down my handle a bit. This blade works well with all modern attacking rubbers. Update 2016 (1 year old) - due to the sealing of the blade performs very well, I only adjusted the handle with a bit of sandpaper. Had my blade tested with other professionals, some did not like the M2-on it, but they admitted, that this blade is a good blade. So if you are not a Butterfly (TBs or TB ALC) fanatic, but you want a quality blade, consider this series as an option. UPDATE! (autumn 2016): I still have it and after many blades it is still my favourite, I'm using a Waldner WC '89 blade, changed MX-P to M1 on FH and teh blade still shines in play. To be honest if you are broke, buy a clone they absolutely worth it! 80-90% identity for 30-50% money, that is a deal!
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vkvkvk  on 1/30/2013

I feel terible for not trying this blade before I buy many blade just to find the right one for me this year. I fell in love the first time I hit with this blade. Paired with Vega Pro and Europe, you'll find this blade can serve you many style. Speed and control is very balance, I can feel the ball on the blade without too much vibration. Finishing is also top notch, very professional. My suggestion, try this blade before you looking for others. Superb!
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pentejo  10 months ago

This is really not a bad blade, have tried with Palio ak47, DHS H3 nat and Tibhar mx--p, but my 30 years old Donic kevlar blade plays better. Nevertheless I will keep it as second choice
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atifhassan  on 5/28/2018

I recently bought this blade from aliexpress.com. I am using this blade with DHS PF4 on FH and Mercury II on BH. Since long, I had been researching on different blades and finally reached the decision to buy it. The composition of this blade koto-carbokev-ayous-kiri-ayous-carbokev-koto attracted me to try it. Loops, blocks, long to mid distance play, chops, flicks everything I can do with this blade. It provides great control over placement specially you can place the ball as a counter attack. I tried down the line side spin serves and was 100% successful in winning the points. This blade provides excellent feedback and has huge sweet spot. Very professional blade. So far, I found no negative. I must say this is a very very high quality blade indeed and is all about speed, CONTROL, CONTROL and TOTAL CONTROL.
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totoh  on 3/31/2018

I am a butterfly fanatic especially on blade selection due to quality and performance. This is my first time to try Yinhe blade, choosing venus-14 since reviews rate it close to my favorites TBS and TB-ALC. Installing medium-hard rubbers, venus-14 performs like TBS but heavier a bit. The additional weight is good for blocking near the table. Not to mention it only cost 1/3 of TBS price. I am just hoping the quality is at par with butterfly.
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