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TTStefanoT05FX
04-27-2013, 03:04 AM
Which blade is better For my playing Style?
I Topsping And Loop eveytime a get a chance and I love playing Far from the table ..

Totoh
04-27-2013, 03:41 AM
In your aggressive playing style, go for ALC!

harveyaquino
04-27-2013, 04:25 AM
Both blades are OFF blades, they're pretty quick but offers great control. I once tried Timo Boll Spirit from my teammate and the feeling is great, however, I play with lighter blades so I chose Timo Boll ALC over it. I think the balance is better in ALC. Note that ALC is an update to the Spirit in terms of today's rubbers. If you play with Tenergys or some Tensors(which are often heavy) then the ALC is a great choice. But in terms of play, they're a bit similar.

PS. I just wish that ST ALC's handle should be a bit longer..wew

harveyaquino
04-27-2013, 04:30 AM
Oh and one more thing, if you like to play far from the table then a heavier setup would be nicer (heavier=more power), but I guess that's technique-based..

Der_Echte
04-27-2013, 06:18 AM
Either blade is suitable for what you desire to do. I prefer the Timo Boll Spirit, especially the heavier ones, but that is just me.

RIPPER
04-27-2013, 06:38 AM
both blades are good, but i would suggest the alc

Der_Echte
04-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Ripper, you must have a scrawny-azz wrist, but so do I haha. You like light and I like heavy. Diversity in our sport is a great thing my friend.

Let's raise a glass to toast ITTF NOT making more changes to get rid of diversity!

TTStefanoT05FX
04-27-2013, 07:54 PM
Thank you guys.. Im keeping my alc then

CJ
04-28-2013, 09:43 AM
I have had 1 alc's and 2 Boll spirits and personally think there is hardly any difference between the two. Other then the look and feel of the two handles, I find the alc slightly more comfortable as it is more rounded and slightly thicker then the boll spirit not by a lot though. But I do not think that the difference is big enough to charge an extra £30 for the alc. which is why next time my blade needs replacing I will probably switch back to a boll spirit. Both are great blades though and would highly reccommend either if them. :)

harveyaquino
04-28-2013, 12:49 PM
Hey guys! Is the handle for Timo Boll ALC FL longer than the ST version?

Baal
04-28-2013, 05:35 PM
Hey guys! Is the handle for Timo Boll ALC FL longer than the ST version?

The blades are generally similar. Very slightly longer handle for TB-ALC compared to TBS. Also, the top ply of the TB-ALC blade seems to be treated in some way that makes it shinier and harder than TBS or Viscaria, kind of like the CR treatment that Stiga does on some of its blades. So TB-ALC will sometimes feel just a bit more crisp. I'm not sure I like that effect, but could get used to it. Also, many of the more recently made TB-ALC blades (86 g) tend to be lighter than TBS (~90 g), which for me at least is not a good thing.

harveyaquino
04-29-2013, 05:15 AM
The blades are generally similar. Very slightly longer handle for TB-ALC compared to TBS. Also, the top ply of the TB-ALC blade seems to be treated in some way that makes it shinier and harder than TBS or Viscaria, kind of like the CR treatment that Stiga does on some of its blades. So TB-ALC will sometimes feel just a bit more crisp. I'm not sure I like that effect, but could get used to it. Also, many of the more recently made TB-ALC blades (86 g) tend to be lighter than TBS (~90 g), which for me at least is not a good thing.

What I meant was the handles of TB-ALC. Is the ST and FL the same in length? If so, then based on what I have(TB-ALC ST, which has the shortest handle I've seen), TB-ALC FL should feel uncomfortable..Or is the FL longer?

Baal
04-29-2013, 04:02 PM
What I meant was the handles of TB-ALC. Is the ST and FL the same in length? If so, then based on what I have(TB-ALC ST, which has the shortest handle I've seen), TB-ALC FL should feel uncomfortable..Or is the FL longer?

So you did. Sorry! I was reading too fast. I've only used flared handles so can't answer that for you. Somebody else probably knows.

piligrim
06-02-2018, 12:03 PM
The blades are generally similar. Very slightly longer handle for TB-ALC compared to TBS. Also, the top ply of the TB-ALC blade seems to be treated in some way that makes it shinier and harder than TBS or Viscaria, kind of like the CR treatment that Stiga does on some of its blades. So TB-ALC will sometimes feel just a bit more crisp. I'm not sure I like that effect, but could get used to it. Also, many of the more recently made TB-ALC blades (86 g) tend to be lighter than TBS (~90 g), which for me at least is not a good thing.


its not right. actually TBS handle longer then ALC. according to Butterfly TBS handle size is FL Handle Size: 101x24mm and ALC handle: FL Handle Size: 100x24mm

Baal
06-02-2018, 07:36 PM
Post was from 5 years ago. I am confident in what I wrote then because I had both blades in front of me at the time. Now? I don't know. I haven't touched newer versions of these blades in a very long time.