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      Butterfly Tomokazu Harimoto Innerforce ALC Blade Review

      Hey guys,

      Here's our latest review of the Tomokazu Harimoto ALC blade by Butterfly! The Japanese Wonderkid Harimoto is just 16 years old and already has his own personal blade out!

      We compares the Harimoto blade to the Timo Boll ALC, Innerforce ALC, and Viscaria.



      What do you think of the Harimoto blade?

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      Very accurate review, love mine!

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      Quote Originally Posted by thomas.pong View Post
      Very accurate review, love mine!
      Thanks Thomas, how do you find it with T05 FX on the backhand?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
      Thanks Thomas, how do you find it with T05 FX on the backhand?
      Hi Dan. Out of curiousity how does it compare to the apolonia ZLC? Both Limba outers and ayous core with only real difference being the carbon?

      How do they both compare and play against each other?

      Also out of curiousity have you moved to 05fx on your backhand after your review or are you on dignics. Just out of interest lol....

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      nice one. just a pricey blade.
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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      nice one. just a pricey blade.

      you can get it from prott for only $135

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      Nice review.

      I love my Harimoto blade.
      Just the right combination of speed and feel.

      I trimmed the wings a tad to get the gip right. It plays magnificent.

      88 g
      Last edited by BlueSkies; 3 Weeks Ago at 12:04 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post

      We compares the Harimoto blade to the Timo Boll ALC, Innerforce ALC, and Viscaria.
      Hi Dan - how does it compare to the No.1 Senso that you tested with Ovtcharov as it has a similar construction?

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      Quote Originally Posted by BlueSkies View Post
      Nice review.

      I love my Harimoto blade.
      Just the right combination of speed and feel.

      I trimmed the wings a tad to get the gip right. It plays magnificent.

      88 g
      Revspin's rating on HT blade is such a joke. 7.8 speed? Some rogue reviewers clearly rated it very low due to their hatred towards HT screaming probably.

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      Quote Originally Posted by piligrim View Post
      you can get it from prott for only $135
      Curious why it's so cheap on prott. I don't suppose Butterfly will like a supplier selling at a much lower price and shipping it internationally.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vik2000 View Post
      Revspin's rating on HT blade is such a joke. 7.8 speed? Some rogue reviewers clearly rated it very low due to their hatred towards HT screaming probably.
      Yeah. In general revspins rating are terrible. I never use them.

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      Teessport is the butterfly supplier in the UK. They rate is as speed 9.25 and control as 7.5, which i thought was weird as they also have Viscaria and Innerforce ALC as 9 speed, 8.5 control.

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      That makes no sense whatsoever, at least by the general definition of "control" people use.

      The whole point of placing a carbon next to the core is to have a better control.

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      Exactly - good to know that people see it as slightly slower than a Viscaria etc. To be honest I think they just make there rating up out of thin air.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dipak1974 View Post
      Hi Dan. Out of curiousity how does it compare to the apolonia ZLC? Both Limba outers and ayous core with only real difference being the carbon?

      How do they both compare and play against each other?

      Also out of curiousity have you moved to 05fx on your backhand after your review or are you on dignics. Just out of interest lol....
      I've had both Innerforce Layer ZLC and ALC.

      The ZLC will have a lot more vibration on soft touch and blocks, but on hard hits and you penetrate through the ZLC, the blade feels really stiff.

      The ALC is more numb on soft hits, but on hard hits you can start feeling the ALC feedback. There is less difference in the feeling for the ALC than the ZLC.

      I prefer mizutani over boll ALC, but i prefer Innerforce ALC over ZLC

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      Quote Originally Posted by laistrogian View Post
      I've had both Innerforce Layer ZLC and ALC.

      The ZLC will have a lot more vibration on soft touch and blocks, but on hard hits and you penetrate through the ZLC, the blade feels really stiff.

      The ALC is more numb on soft hits, but on hard hits you can start feeling the ALC feedback. There is less difference in the feeling for the ALC than the ZLC.

      I prefer mizutani over boll ALC, but i prefer Innerforce ALC over ZLC
      So out of Mizu, Boll ALC, Innerforce ALC and ZLC, which do you prefer the most?

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      Quote Originally Posted by vik2000 View Post
      So out of Mizu, Boll ALC, Innerforce ALC and ZLC, which do you prefer the most?
      Currently i have the mizutani and innerforce alc.

      I like both equally but mizutani can be too quick at times. Innerforce alc for me requires a bouncier rubber as fastarc g1 straight out felt too unresponsive at times. I put rakza 7 on it and it felt way easier to use

      My mizutani on the other hand needs a less bouncy rubber like g1 to help it get the lower gear

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      Quote Originally Posted by laistrogian View Post
      I prefer mizutani over boll ALC, but i prefer Innerforce ALC over ZLC
      I also prefer the Mizunati ZLC over the Timo Boll ALC or Viscaria, and Innerforce ALC/Harimoto over IF ZLC.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jammmail View Post
      Exactly - good to know that people see it as slightly slower than a Viscaria etc. To be honest I think they just make there rating up out of thin air.
      I would say it's quite a bit slower than the Viscaria not slightly. Butterfly's ratings are more on-point and give a comprehensive comparison.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
      Thanks Thomas, how do you find it with T05 FX on the backhand?
      Hi Dan,

      I love T05 FX on the BH of my Harimoto, great BH rubber, much like described in your video with Kreanga.

      I was going to use it on the FH too, but since the blade has a soft feeling, I upgraded to T05 for the extra hardness and kick.
      Last edited by thomas.pong; 3 Weeks Ago at 04:22 PM.

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