It’s a rare occasion that Butterfly has for the first time “shown off” all the boards and rubbers that will be released this year. Not only the Tenergy 19, Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC, and Maze Advance, which will debut on March 1, but also the Ochalov Innerforce ALC and Francesca Innerforce ZLC, which will debut on July 1, were also announced. Of course, the end of the year may also have new products, but at once in the official website announcement of so many new products. Still shows full confidence in their own strength, but also the gospel of butterfly fans.
So, what is the mystery of these new rubbers and boards, worthy of our dreams? Let’s reveal them one by one.
- Tenergy 19
How to define?
According to the author’s view, simply put, Tenergy 19 is the upgraded version of Tenergy 05. The speed value is 13.2 to 13, and the rotation value is 11.7 to 11.5. No matter the speed of rotation, T19 is slightly better than T05. you can’t say T19 is the toughest of the Tenergy series, because the speed performance is still lower than T80 and T64, and every player has their own demands on rotation and speed. But it is true that T19 is higher than T05 in both aspects, and the rotation value of 11.7 is the highest in the Tenergy series!
You know, in the butterfly’s English description of the Tenergy series models: 05 for Spin, 64 for Speed, 80 for Balance, straight to the attainment of the T05 in terms of rotation. Thus, we are looking forward to its upgraded version of T19’s ball-eating sense and arc ability.
How to achieve?
By using smaller particles (1.5mm diameter) than the Tenergy series and then distributing them more densely. To sum up: small particles, narrow spacing. The small particles are designed to cause easier deformation of the particles under small and medium forces, in order to achieve better ball eating. But in order to ensure the overall support and bounce power, must be dense distribution.
The Dignics series is sharper, but more brittle and harder, requiring a higher level of power from the player. In contrast, the Tenergy has a stronger wrap at medium power and is more suitable for the average player, while the Tenergy is about wrapping up the opponent and the Dignics is about getting rid of the opponent. At this level, Tenergy still has a lot of promise, as it is not a lower-level version of Dignics, but different orientation of style.
- Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC
Super fiber in many flavors
Viscaria, the original cross-board aromatic carbon originator, has not been alone for a long time. Ball ALC, Zhang Jike ALC, Matsudaira Kenta ALC, Lin Gaoyuan ALC, all the same structure, but are divided into different flavors. Butterflies are always good at letting us see a world with a grain of sand.
Like Super Zhang Jike and Super Lin Gaoyuan, this new Super Lin Yun-Ju looks at first glance like it has changed its face, but there is nothing special about it. The structure is identical, the surface and thickness of the board remain the same, the rebound characteristics 12.3 and vibration characteristics 11.1 remain unchanged. But in fact, when we tried to play Super Lin Gaoyuan, we found a very different feeling from Super Zhang Jike. Super Lin appeared to be more bouncy and aggressive than Super Zhang. And Super Zhang’s holding sense is better controlled. So, will Super Lin Yun-Ju have a different direction? According to people who know Lin Yun-Ju’s former handicap, it is softer than Super Zhang Jike’s market version, with a delicate, soft feeling of eating the ball, will this be the truth about Super Lin Yun-Ju?
The strong bounce and large sweet spot have always been the characteristics of Super ZLC fiber, although the speed is better than ALC, the bite of the ball is not as obvious as ALC, Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC is likely to be more outstanding in this regard?
- Maze Advance
The board endorsed by Maze has always had a good feel. In addition to the once-hot Maze Carbon, there was also a Maze Performance before the Maze Advance, and in fact, the two are the same pure wood five-ply construction and the same 6.7mm thickness. The official weight of the Advance is 82g, which is lighter than the Performance’s 85g.
Pure wood five-ply has never been lacking in feel, for beginners to develop the feeling of rotation or very good. But in the plastic ball era, thin five clips always seem a little thin. This is where the thicker clips come in handy. Because it provides more support, it is better in defense and borrowing power. Also, the rebound speed has been enhanced.
- Ovtcharov Innerforce ALC
Catching the ball is the basic requirement
When the Innerforce series was first introduced, Butterfly put forward the concept of “ball grip”. The aromatic carbon fibers are placed on both sides of the core, highlighting the pure wood feel under small and medium strength, highlighting the feeling of gripping the ball and the ability to create arcs, and only after the full force is applied, the deeper fibers are stimulated and the surging ayus core. This is the best feature of the series.
Innerforce ALC and the later upgraded Innerforce Layer ALC have had many fans. Chen Ke, Gu Yuting and Zhu Yuling of the national women’s team, Lee Sang-soo of the South Korean men’s team, and Yoshinori Ishikawa of the Japanese women’s team all used to hold this board. But Ovtcharov, although using the same structure, was once a solid feature that is no longer a single claim. The Ovtcharov Innerforce ALC is also a big killer, which is what Ovtcharov wants to achieve.
The big killer for topspin confrontation
The board surface is enlarged to 158*152mm, which is larger than the original Innerforce Layer ALC. Like Jiro Jang and Innerforce ALC, it is for a larger sweet spot and a deeper ball-eating feeling. However, the thickness of Ovtcharov Innerforce ALC is 6.2mm, while both Innerforce Layer ALC and JIHAMOTO and Innerforce ALC are only 6.0mm.
The thicker body of the board can strengthen the rigidity of the board, better performance in the force, the defense will also be more stable, while improving the sense of speed of straight-line hitting, pop-ups, and so on. Moreover, Innerforce Layer ALC has always been suitable for fast tearing, but the backhand blast is not a specialty, so the thickened body of Ovtcharov Innerforce ALC is expected to get a sharper backhand.
Of course, it is generally said that a thinner board is in line with the “light, thin and tough” demand of the times. The reason is that it’s better to start the spin and faster to launch. But a thicker board may be more durable and tougher against topspin. Besides, for Ovtcharov, who likes to use sticky rubbers like Dignics 09c, the spin is not a problem at all. In this day and age, it’s really unlikely that you can score with a single burst of downward spin.
- Franziska Innerforce ZLC
Higher bounce and more speed. Also belongs to the Innerforce series, the basic feature is to catch the ball. The same combination of soft ball-eating Rimba surface material, fiber built-in, and a strong sense of spray Ayus core. The ZLC has a crisper rebound than the ALC and is more comfortable and faster, while the ALC has a more pronounced bite and is more suitable for active thugs.
In terms of technical movement, Franziska is more concise than Ovtcharov. Ochalov prefers to get pleasure and gain confidence in the confrontation through the big action of active power under the high ball holding.
So far, in terms of rebound characteristics and vibration characteristics, there is no difference between this Innerforce ZLC of Francesca and the Apollonia ZLC he used before. However, in the hands of Butterfly, a master board maker, each leaf looks similar at first glance, but in essence is diverse. Just wait for the new product to be released, we will enjoy it.