Review of Butterfly ViscariaIt has a much softer feel than most carbon blades, and it has a lot of flex. The handle needed a lot of sanding because it made me blister the second day. Mine was 83 grams, and most of the weight went to the head of the bat but it felt very light compared to other blades. A lot of people have said that the handle is very wide for them, but it didn't bother me. I have small hands so I hold the bat high up on the handle so maybe it is shorter there and so maybe I'm not the right person to talk to about that. The handle does seem very flared.
BH blocks have so much more power. With this, the blocks go back at about the same speed as my old all wood, but they are so much more controlled. Thus, it's 300 times easier to punch block the ball, and the ball goes very fast with a little flick in the wrist or a loop. It is much easier to be aggressive.
The short game takes some time to get used to. The ball goes farther and more powerfully making touches harder. Flicks need adjusting. I feel like I have to open my bat a lot more on the more passive flicks. But when I want to make it fast it'll help me more. When I push I have a ton of control. Although my setup is sensitive to spin, I still feel like on a push I have forever to figure out where to place it.
Serves are great. I can generate tons of spin and keep the ball very short. I can loop very consistently and quickly. Tons of improvement on the backhand. Counter looping short and mid distance is incredible. You will have high throw rallies and then BAM a low winner down the line. Looping long underspin is SOO much easier than the allwood. I have a much higher margin of error.
Overall incredible control for a carbon while gaining power. With just a punch you can get a ton of power. Requires more spin and effort on flicks and slightly different technique on close to table loops but counter looping is incredible. Great for service. Has a ton of feel and a lot of control so that I can place the ball anywhere.
Aug 15, 2014