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Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 372

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 373

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Question:

I’m interested in the butterfly innerforce layer ALC and the butterfly Tomokazu harimoto ALC . Comparing them on the butterfly website they seem to have the same composition of veneers . The only difference being the Harimoto blade has a marginally larger head size. Please compare and contrast the playing properties such as speed, spin and control of these two blades . Please assist me in making an informed decision in choosing between the two blades. Which of these two blades will better suit looping away from the table?

Answer: 

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This Ask the Experts question was answered by Coach Cherry Zhao. She is a coach at California Table Tennis in Rosemead, CA. Coach Zhao’s response is as follows:

Hi Akhil, 

 I would recommend you try the Tomokazu Harimoto ALC.

 The Tomokazu Harimoto ALC is faster and more powerful than the Innerforce Layer ALC. The Innerforce Layer ALC is softer and a little bit slower.

 If you like to stay far away from the table, then the Tomokazu Harimoto ALC will be the best choice for you.

 Best of luck!

 Coach Cherry

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