Butterfly Jun Mizutani ZLC

Product information

Brand
Butterfly
Category
Blades
Reviews
5
Rating
4.80 star(s) 5 ratings
Price
$235

User stats

Speed
8.8
Control
8.1
Hardness
6.2
Durability
9
Pros
  • weight balance
  • control
  • rotation
Cons
  • on table play
For me for now the only downside with this blade is that my playing level is too low to control this beast to the level that I have some stability in my play, especially so when someone return my first or second attack, I just too slow to react, the faster ball (and the more rotation it have) I loop to my opponent, the faster and with more rotation it return to me... I played with Apolonia ZLC blade before, and still play with it sometimes, IMO Apolonia and Mizutani ZLC is quite alike, but Apolonia ZLC is slower and have more vibrations, but Apolonia ZLC not create so much power and spin that can produce Mizutani ZLC, so now I have a dilemma, with Apolonia I have more stability, but Mizutani is more dangerous for my opponents and I like the "feel" of it more, for now overall on tournaments my results is quite the same when I use Apolonia ZLC or Mizutani ZLC, so I think that with Mizutani ZLC my play have more potential, but only if I manage to "tame" it a bit more, if I can't then will probably go back to Apolonia ZLC blade...

As for general "type of play" cons, IMHO Mizutani ZLC (as well as Apolonia ZLC) not for a close to the table type of play, it's a blade for a loop and counter loop play in the middle and far from the table zones with a lot of rotation involved...
Speed
8.2
Control
8
Hardness
8
Durability
9
Pros
  • very fast
  • passive block
  • loop drive
Cons
  • price
  • adv lvl
It is very fast blade.Passive block is awesome.Serve , loop , smash , drive are very good.
This is awesome blade for higher level and professional player.very expensive.
Speed
9.4
Control
8.6
Hardness
6.7
Durability
9.6
Pros
  • feeling
  • looping
  • mid game
Cons
  • short game
This is one of my favourite blades to date. Compared to other ZLC blades (apart from the innerforce) it has a really nice feel to it which sounds more woody when coming into contact with the ball. I was using tenergy 05 on both sides and what i found was that it was very quick when it came to close to table game, making things like flicking much more difficult compared to an ALC blade.
Despite this, when you start looping close to mid distance it was a beauty as it had power and quite a lot of dwell time for a ZLC blade (which is still much less than an ALC blade in my opinion hence why i had to change)
Speed
8.9
Control
7.4
Hardness
4.3
Durability
10
Cons
  • Price
Changed from Kong Linghui Special. This blade can handle play close and away from the table. Great for spinny loops and has more than enough power for put away shots. Dwell time is good for service and short play. This blade is made for tenergy but it can also go with other medium-hard rubbers.
Speed
9.5
Control
8.7
Hardness
6.6
Durability
8.2
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