Butterfly Timo Boll ZLF

$214.99 $182.74
Brand: Butterfly
Class: OFF
Speed: 93
Control: 62
Blade Weight: 84
Plies: 3w, 2z
Blade Thickness: 5.4
Blade Handles: FL
Material: Wood + Composite



The Timo Boll ZLF features the use of Butterfly’s newest ZL fiber. ZL fiber is harder, more flexible, and lighter in weight than carbon fiber. This results in a light weight blade which can produce a maximum amount of topspin with maximum control. The Timo Boll ZLF is the perfect blade for the all-round looping style of the future.

This blade is unreal. I was not a big believer in high end blades, but I tried this with the same rubber sheets I had on my other blade donic bluefire M1 which I also recommend and the difference is night and day. When you are pushing and playing defense you have a great sense of touch and control, but when you really speed up your stroke it rockets the ball across the net. It is very lightweight and has improved my close game and defensive game greatly. At the same time, my strikes have been improved as well. Amazing blade.

- Alex, KY


Im around a 1300-1500 skillset...I have been experimenting with several different blades in the last couple of months. Went from a Butterfly vsg, to a DOnic Persson Off, then back to a Stiga all around CR. While plinking around this past weekend, a bud at the club let me hit with this. It was matched with some cheap rubbers- Gambler Wraith / Ritc 729. I immediately began hitting these solid drives straight back with a trajectory that before I had only visualized. At the time, I wasnt aware of the whole technology / high end price aspect, but the simple fact that I knew I needed to get one. Playing an AR+ Stiga blade for the last few weeks, I can confidently say this blade isnt OFF, but more OFF-, perhaps a tad slower even. The consistency with blocks and pushes is simply without comparison. For this one, yeah you pay a premium, but so what - it delivers. Another distinct feature to other flared handles... this one has a more pronounced block shape as opposed to what is usually a more even bevel. The result is a very solid feel in the hand, particularly on looping backhands. Bottom line - buy it. Solid, consistent, not too fast, lots of control, great feel. I gotta save up, but I cant imagine what its like with higher quality rubbers. Its almost a no brainer for players in the attacking / all around group - just fine tune it with rubbers. You got the blade covered....

J Arias