I have been playing with Rozena on a 5 ply blade recently in an attempt to slow down my game and improve technique. I wanted to try Glayzer as an alternative to Rozena that might offer a bit more speed and spin without compromising control.
I have been playing it both sides on a Korbut SK7, which is a little faster than my Xion off-s (but not much) me so far I like it very much. I would say it is a little lower throw than T05 or Rozena and spin is somewhere between the two. Speed requires more effort than Rozena but that suits my needs right now and encourages me to hit full strokes (nowhere near as much effort however as a D09C or Tibhar K3 etc)
Glayzer doesn’t feel too hard but certainly harder than T05 / Rozena - a nice balance IMO.
At this price point I’d say that I consider it a very good rubber for those, like me, looking for a step up from Rozena but not yet ready for full use of T or D05.
I have a flared handle blade weighing 94g and it feels well balanced and comfortable in hand. I have tried it with a few rubbers but mostly T05/T05FX and it plays nicely - not too fast but responds well to harder swings with a nice kick of speed. Good short game and relatively easy to control. The jury is out for me on this blade as it lacks a little character without doing anything wrong - at the price it is not great value I don't feel. I have kept it and will try it again at some point I am sure..
I was really surprised just how much I liked this blade, and still do. I tried it in comparison to a Butterfly Falcima and a Nittaku Violin (both much more expensive) and ultimately enjoyed using the Off S more.
It has a great balance in hand (88g) to me and I enjoy the slightly wider and flatter flared handle. With Rozena on both sides, and as a set up to develop my strokes, it fitted the bill perfectly.
I ordered this blade directly from Butterfly shortly after it was released and specified 90g and a flared handle in order to compare it to my regular Viscaria and my LGY, both a similar weight.
The blade was exactly as specified and came in about 2 weeks. Well presented and with the quality I have come to expect from Butterfly I glued it up with a few different rubbers, including T05/05FX and Tibhar K3 / R7 as these were all rubbers I had used regularly and so knew what to expect.
The handle is very similar to the Viscaria and LGY in dimension and feel and the blade balance also felt very similar.
In short, I would have a hard time separating this blade from either the Viscaria or LGY - very similar in speed and response. If I was pushed I might rank the FZD as slightly slower than the other two, but in a blind test I doubt I’d be able to differentiate. I had previously owned and played with a TB ALC and would say that whilst the FZD is clearly from the same stable, the Boll is slightly harder feeling and slightly faster (I also had a straight handle Boll that I didn’t really get on with)
So, for anyone looking for a Butterfly outer blade I would certainly recommend the FZD. Ultimately I sold mine and went back to my trusty Viscaria’s as I just enjoyed the feel of these a little more, but I could have kept any of them and been happy.
I have tried a lot of blades in the last 6 months, including a few very decent 5 ply - these include;Primorac / Stiga all-round wood / Nittaku Acoustic / Nittaku ViolinWhilst I very much liked the Acoustic and Violin, the OSP is just a cut above in terms of build quality and feel. It is a little slower than the Acoustic and maybe pretty similar to the Violin but the handle is certainly for superior to both the large handle and std handled Nittaku blades.I have come to this blade after using both an HL5X and Viscaria, having realised that I play better and more consistently with an all wood blade. I can use rubbers that would render the Viscaria or HL5 very difficult for me to control and the slower blade with higher dwell just gives me back some of that control and time - hence better quality and skinnier shots with more control.So far this is the best blade I have used (Currently with D09c on FH and Rasanter C48 on BH)