The Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit is named after the young German player, Timo Boll, and is one of Butterfly’s popular Arylate-Carbon blades. The features inherited from this series of blades are great vibration control, large sweet spot, and crispy feel. It keeps the comforting touch of the blade and control with the combination of arylate fibers and carbon.
It is a top quality blade and is especially fit for European players who tend to relish for looping play. The blade can offer players with good balance of both control and speed.
- Class: OFF
- Speed: 8.5
- Control: 8.4
- Weight: 89g
- Plies: 5W,2A/C
Play Quality Game With Great Blade
Usually, the table tennis bat will be small in size and it is the deciding factor of the player’s strikes. Many players will not be comfortable with their bat and hence they are not able to play the game properly and they will lose the game.
Therefore the players pay utmost attention while buying a bat for them. Since there are many models and brands available in the market they may feel difficult to find out the best among them. To get a clear idea, they can go online and read the reviews given in the sites. That will be a better source for them to get to know about the things related to the table tennis bat.
Even it will be better if they go through the buying tips present in many online sites. The things which are given on the site will be very helpful for the first time buyers. However, it is advised that people must prefer the leading brand to purchase the bats so that they do not have to worry about the quality and other factors.
Ideal for Players with Offensive Playing Style
Most of the experienced players will play in the way of offensive and for them, this bat will be very convenient and suitable. Players who prefer other kinds of play methods can also use this model from the brand Butterfly. Another impressive factor about this bat is the weight. It is very light in weight with the measurement of 89g thus the players can make quick and powerful strikes.
To ensure the quality and durability the bat is designed with five layers of wood along with two layers of carbon. The wide area of the bat allows impactful strikes and it has a flared handle so that the shake hand players can use this bat with the greatest grip.
Likewise, there are many features in this Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit the players can buy this blade and enjoy the play with utmost speed and control.
My Experience With Timo Boll Spirit Blade and Rubber
Even though I love the Butterfly Ishlion very much, but I just think it didn’t give me the level of spin that I wish to have. Therefore, I ended upshift to the Timo Boll Spirit which is the rubber that I intend to get to fulfill my spin needs. I ever bought a Timo Boll ALC blade but I quickly abandon the blade and went back to Butterfly Ishion which I think is more suitable for my playing style. Well, the added dwell and weight keep me to swing away from my beloved rubber which is Butterfly Tenergy 05. I love the rubber so much and I once only play with Tenergy 05 with the best blade that I have by that time.
A few weeks before the Queensland I went back to Tenergy 64 on my backhand and did very well with it. So now putting it on the TBS and comparing Tenergy 64 with spin art on the new blade is quite exciting.
I love the Timo Boll Spirit which really amazes me. I was kind of scared that I would come to the same conclusion as before. But I have not used the Tenergy 05 on it yet. This is a worry! Spin art has a much lower throw so partly reduced the thing I didn’t like about the Boll ALC with Tenergy 05. Don’t get me wrong. The Boll ALC with Tenergy 05 felt like total magic, but just not right for the way I played then.
Timo Boll Spirit Hardness
I have heard some people say that Timo Boll spirit is a hard blade. I totally disagree with that. I have been using an Ishlion for years now and many people say it is too hard. I know that the Ishlion is a harder blade but it is actually a pretty soft carbon Hinoki blade. Something like a Schlager Carbon or Timo Boll Tricarbon is hard. Back on topic. the TBS is not only got Arylate interwoven into the carbon but it has a bit of vibration in it.
The Arylate softens the blade for sure and slows down the impact and exit of the ball, both giving a bigger similarity all over the surface or sweet spot and also slowing down the outgoing ball.
Timo Boll Spirit Rubber
In the last week, I have quickly tried out numerous rubbers and was surprised that of all the blades I have tried in my life no other blade has been so suitable for so many different rubbers.
11th May 2010 I have finally removed the Butterfly Spin Art from the Timo Boll Spirit. It was great and I would choose it before any Chinese rubber but it is not my style. I am not patient enough and I feel spin art has limits when it comes to dropping balls a meter back from the table. I learned to counter loop with it but it just doesn’t play anywhere as dangerous as any of the Tenergy. today I stuck down my Tenergy 05 on the forehand onto the Timo Boll Spirit. Oh my god! what a relief!
I am looping again on my forehand instead of being cautious. What do I miss about my Ishlion? the lighter weight a little. But honestly, I feel the stability in the strokes with a slightly heavier blade makes up for it. I have for the first time in a very long time felt like I can barely miss the table when I open my loops or counter loop my opponent’s attacks.
The only thing I have trouble with is the same as before. I have trouble with insanely fast power drives, but they are still easier to receive with the Timo Boll Spirit.