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Photino (Butterfly)

Photino (Butterfly)

The Photino is a blade designed for the highest standards of play.
It has been extensively tested by many of our contract professionals and features Butterfly’s newest technical innovation, the use of ZL Fiber. ZL Fiber is lighter in weight and harder than even Carbon.

At the same time ZL Fiber is more flexible than Carbon and holds the ball a little longer, allowing for maximum spin to be created. The ITTF has banded all glues with VOC’s as of September 1, 2008. Butterfly has created the Photino for the modern topspin player looking for more power in a future without fresh gluing.

Speed: 94
Control: 80
Weight: 88g
Feel: Medium

Average user rating from: 4 users

Overall rating
4.7
Speed (4 ratings)
4.5
Control (4 ratings)
4.5
Hardness (4 ratings)
4.1
Weight (4 ratings)
3.6
Build quality (4 ratings)
4.9
Value for money (4 ratings)
4.8
 


10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Thursday, 29 October 2009

Written by neversolis - Top 5 reviewer - View all my reviews

Overall rating
4.2
Speed
4.0
Control
3.5
Hardness
3.0
Weight
2.0
Build quality
4.5
Value for money
4.5
This balde is very good! One of the blades i have used as a backup for many years now. the blade is to me very very lightweigth with good balance of control and speed

i use with tenergy 05 on FH and sriver g3 fx on backhand, it is a good combo to use for people who have unstable loop

the balls you can hit are very fast and light. it is not like amultaart where the feel is very heavy, but rather like the yelow timo boll blade (zlc i think) that is much light and quick at attacking

definitely worth every penny, and it is just as good as the more expensive blades, except i think this one is cheaper!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Thursday, 22 January 2009

Written by Anonymous

Overall rating
5.0
Speed
5.0
Control
5.0
Hardness
5.0
Weight
4.5
Build quality
5.0
Value for money
5.0
WOW!!! What a blade! It feels different to anything else I've played with so far, while I've played most of the time in the recent years with a Kreanga Carbon and a Persson Powerplay. I play Tenergy 64 rubbers on this blade and it seems to me that the blade has a build in speed glued effect in comparison with the Kreanga carbon, no matter how strange this sounds when talking about a blade. There are faster blades for hitters, but it seems to me that you can generate topsin with both more speed and spin with the Photino than with anything else I know. Hmm, about my ratings: there are of course blades which offer a much better control and which are much more forgiving than the photino, but in terms of speed to control I have not come across anything which suits me as well. I have not played with the Boll ZLF, which is supposed to be similar, but it beats other butterfly blades like the ishlion and others like the waldner black devil in all aspects of the game despite heavy smashes. Expensive, but more than worth it.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Wednesday, 07 January 2009

Written by Anonymous

Overall rating
5.0
Speed
4.5
Control
5.0
Hardness
5.0
Weight
4.5
Build quality
5.0
Value for money
5.0
The photino is a great blade! It feels supercharged, much more than the amultart or the boll alc for instance, meaning that the speed really comes out in a catapult manner when you want it to, but stay controllable for blocks and passive play. In combination with tenergy rubbers, it seems easier to me to generate massive spin balls on initial attack as well as during a rally than with a amultart. However, you can still play really powerful direct shots, though I would recommend a amultart for the more direct play with less spin. The combination of the photino blade with tenergy rubbers (both 05 and 64) is for me the best combination by far since the ban of speed glue. Incredible spin, tremendous speed and ok control, what could you want more if you are a modern offensive two winged looper?
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11 of 22 people found the following review helpful
t3h anarchist
Friday, 07 November 2008

Written by t3h anarchist - #1 reviewer - View all my reviews

Overall rating
4.7
Speed
4.5
Control
4.5
Hardness
3.5
Weight
3.5
Build quality
5.0
Value for money
4.5
Butterfly Photino is just another one of Butterfly's awesome offensive blades. Coupled with two layers of carbon, some soft wood, and a pretty light weight, the Photino is great! You can get really fast and explosive shots, but without compromising control. The carbon allows for extremely powerful shots, while the soft wood and light weight allows you to control the ball and get the feel for it really easily. Its very similar to a Mizutani or Amultart ZL Carbon, but it is slightly lighter, softer, and has better control and lighter speed. It is for intermediate to advanced players. If you are a hardcore looper, you may not think its quite fast enough, so you might prefer a Amultart of Mizutani.
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