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    Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC Blade Review!

    Here's our latest review of the Marcos Freitas ALC!

    We recorded the review at the incredible Portuguese national team centre with the man himself, Portuguese number 1 Marcos Freitas.

    We would like to thank Marcos for the time he gave us and Butterfly for providing us with the equipment to review.
    Written in-depth review of the Butterfly Freitas ALC blade in the TTD Review Centre here.



    Have you, or do you use this blade? Any questions, leave below guys I was ridiculously impressed with how easy Freitas was playing

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    Great review with nice comparison of the different blades. Thanks!

    @Dan, how would you compare the Freitas ALC to your Carbonado 145 in terms of speeds & control ?
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    great review Dan .. and great blade so

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    This review makes want to buy the blade, whether I actually use it or not

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    Can't wait for the competition. I am guessing Dan got 2 pts...

    This review may be the only time Freitas uses his blade as long as his trust Maze is still operational.

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    The recovery time after his shots are insane. Shows how important the core muscles are in table tennis. Quick legs don't bring much if you are unable to make the transition with your hip and upper body.

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    Marcos' grunting sounds like Hulk in slo-mo

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    Great review Dan. Some nice forehands in there too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan
    Here's our latest review of the Marcos Freitas ALC!

    We recorded the review at the incredible Portuguese national team centre with the man himself, Portuguese number 1 Marcos Freitas.

    We would like to thank Marcos for the time he gave us and Butterfly for providing us with the equipment to review.
    Written in-depth review of the Butterfly Freitas ALC blade in the TTD Review Centre here.



    Have you, or do you use this blade? Any questions, leave below guys I was ridiculously impressed with how easy Freitas was playing
    Thanks for the review, Dan. It will be interesting to compare this blade with the Viscaria.


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    Comparing a blade to a Timo Boll Spirit is not that different from comparing the blade to a Viscaria and Dan does that a lot in the review.

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    Nice simple looking Handle ... one of my favorites .
    Great review !!

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    So which one do you prefer: Timo Boll ALC or Frietas ALC (you didn't say that in the review lol)

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    He's louder than Dima in this session! That means something

    Review is great as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NextLevel
    Comparing a blade to a Timo Boll Spirit is not that different from comparing the blade to a Viscaria and Dan does that a lot in the review.
    hmm! i find the viscaria to be a bit softer than the Boll ALC and more feeling also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffar Lone
    hmm! i find the viscaria to be a bit softer than the Boll ALC and more feeling also.


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    There is variation amongst individual blades, but that said, many player think a Boll Spirit is softer than a Boll ALC partly because it doesn't have the surface treatment that the ALC has. In the Butterfly catalog, the playing characteristics of the Spirit, Viscaria, Boll ALC, ZJK ALC and Matsudaira ALC are listed as being exactly the same in terms of thickness and speed. Not a topic for extensive debate on this thread, but my point is that it is all down to how strongly you feel the blades are different to want direct comparisons.

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    I've been waiting a long time for this Dan.... it was worth it!

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    Does the blade have more control than a wood blade?

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    Anatomic leaving Japan

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    What's the composition of the Freitas blade I saw a comment on youtube that Dan had got it slightly wrong. Does anyone know the exact comp?

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    Same as Michael Maze but slightly thicker probably due to compensate for speed for the new balls.
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