Butterfly Innerforce Blade Series Reviews

The butterfly company is a manufacturer of blades that are widely used by advanced players to play in various international tournaments. Among them, the Innerforce series seem to favor them.

Let’s take a look at these series of blades and see what’s so special about them.

Butterfly Innerforce AL

Type: Offensive
Version: AL Shakehand
Plies: 5 Wood + 2 Arylate Carbon
Speed: 9.3
Control: 9.0
Weight: 90g
Thickness: 5.9mm
Blade Size: 157x150mm
AN Handle Size: 100x25mm
FL Handle Size: 100x25mm
ST Handle Size: 100x23mm
Feel: Medium

Features

The Butterfly Innerforce Layer AL is a blade designed to absorb shock and is lightweight. The blade can offer players with well-balanced intense spin.

The blade is built with “Arylate” which is soft.  In comparison with a Carbon blade, the weight is only 75%. The Arylate fiber that is used to produce this blade causes it to be extremely flexible and the vibration is very minimal.

Butterfly Innerforce AL
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Most people love to use this AL blade due to its quality and lightweight which can give them a great deal of speed and control. As of now, Arylate is still being used in table tennis blades.

It is suggested to players who are in search of playing tactically with aggressive spins and loops. If you are an offensive player and wish to have good ball control on the ping pong table, then you should pick this Innerforce AL blade to combine with an offensive rubber and you will play in good style.

Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC Table Tennis Blade

Type: Offensive
Version: ALC Shakehand
Plies: 5 Wood + 2 Arylate Carbon
Speed: 8.5
Control: 8.2
Weight: 90g
Thickness: 5.9mm
Blade Size: 157x150mm
AN Handle Size: 100x25mm
FL Handle Size: 100x25mm
ST Handle Size: 100x23mm
Feel: Medium

Butterfly Innerforce ALC

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Features

With the release of Butterfly Innerforce ALC, it helps in carrying the design of the company’s selling blade, Timo Boll ALC, to the next level.

This blade is ideal especially for players who play in modern all-around topspin table tennis games.

You may follow and read more of Butterfly Innerforce ALC Review.

Butterfly Innerforce Layer ZLC Table Tennis Blade

Type: Offensive
Version: ZLC Shakehand
Plies: 5 Wood + 2 ZLC
Speed: 9.3
Control: 8.9
Weight: 85g
Thickness: 5.7mm
Blade Size: 157x150mm
AN Handle Size: 100x24mm
FL Handle Size: 100x24mm
ST Handle Size: 100x23mm
Rebound Characteristic: 10.5
Vibration Characteristic: 9.5
Feel: Medium

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Features

The Butterfly Innerforce Layer ZLC is an offensive type of blade released in 2015 April. This Carbon blade is designed with a combination of flexibility and speed of ZL Fiber together with the stability of Carbon Fiber.

The blade is a product of the Butterfly brand. Though there are many other brands in the market, this has a special place in the player’s preference list. Unlike the other models in the company, this one has implemented carbon technology along with inner fabric manufacture.

Therefore this bat will have the greatest durability and tenacity.

The bat has a weight of 88g and it possesses a large sweet spot. The players can handle it more comfortably and give powerful strokes. Since the pad area is large the chances of missing the ball are low and the carbon rubber in the handle gives excellent grip to the player.

The blade is unquestionably designed for professional players. It is not recommended for beginners to use since they won’t be able to master it without a certain level of skill.

Read also: Butterfly Harimoto Innerforce ALC Table Tennis Blade Review

Butterfly Innerforce ZLF Table Tennis Blade

Type: Offensive
Version: ZLF Shakehand
Plies: 5 Wood + 2 ZL Fiber
Speed: 9.3
Control: 8.9
Weight: 86g
Thickness: 5.6mm
Blade Size: 158mm x 152mm
FL Handle Size: 100x24m
Feel: Medium

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Features

This Innerforce ZL Fiber is the next generation of Butterfly’s high-tech ZL blade series. The design of the blade is quite similar to the Timo Boll ZLF, but is further enhanced with some significant improvements. The blade has a thinner center core and larger ZL Fiber secondary plies compare to Timo Boll ZLF. The shape of the head is relatively rounder.

With such design, it can offer great control and ever-increasing speed for players. If you grab this blade and play, you may immediately feel the ball sink into the wood harmonically hence the blade can be churning a great number of spins for you.

Nonetheless, some people are concerned that carbon and zylon tend not working well when they are combined as they may get a small sense of the zylon dwell and sometimes the feel of carbon stiffness.

But if you play a shot with it, you will get an awesome feel with the blade. It can help in carrying out your overall drills and bouncing your playing strokes.

Generally, the blade can be quite expensive but if you don’t have any budget constraint, it is good for you to get a Butterfly Innerforce ZLF to improve your level of play.

Butterfly Innerforce ZLC CS

Type: Offensive (Quick Attack)
Version: CS Penhold (Chinese Style)
Plies: 5 Wood + 2 ZLC
Speed: 9.1
Control: 7.9
Weight: 85g (Approximately)
Thickness: 5.7mm
Blade Size: 161x150mm
Handle Size: 82x24mm

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Features

This Innerforce ZLC CS is a penhold blade that may not receive a warm welcome from Western players and most of them are used to shakehand blade. The Carbon Fibers can offer a great feel for players when grip it on their hand. The ZL Fibers provide a great deal of flexibility and can add the dwell time of the ball.

Like the Innerforce Layer ZLC, the Carbon layers of this blade also are placed near to the core to give a soft feel to players. Such design also provides players with various characteristics of flexibility, speed, and lightness.

The blade is designed with a two-winged looper. You can perform full swings far away from the table and the blade can offer you an amazing feeling. Besides, you can get great control of the ball as well.

The larger you do the swing, the more control you will get for your shots. Even though this blade is ideal for players who are of an offensive type and love to play with quick attack, but it is not recommended for players who love to play in speed over spin.

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Warren Davies

3 thoughts on “Butterfly Innerforce Blade Series Reviews”

  1. I think something wrong.Al is the slowest

    Butterfly Innerforce AL
    Speed: 9.3
    Control: 9.0

    Butterfly Innerforce Layer ALC

    Speed: 8.5
    Control: 8.2

    1. Both are high quality blades. They can both give you lot of touch, great grip lots of spin and speed. The significant difference between these two blades is the outer plies. The TB ZLF has an outer veneer made of Koto, in contrast to the Innerforce ZLF where Limba is used.

      The handle of the Innerforce ZLF is slightly rounder and slightly smaller than the handle of the TB ZLF. The TB ZLF ST is much better in the hand! It is slightly voluminous and somewhat angular.

      The Innerforce has an increased bat surface.

      Playfully, the TB ZLF is a slow photino. It is also slower than the XIOM Zetro Quad. However, due to its elasticity it develops enough power to play from the half-distance. The attack can be quite soft for some people. Due to the pleasant damping you can still play with good control.

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