Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 375

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Good evening: I am currently playing with Butterfly Professional robot, I am thinking about upgrading to Amicus Prime with the upgrade kit, can I see a difference in performance after the upgrade. Thanks Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Larry Thoman. He is a Table Tennis […]

Ask The Experts: Byung Jung An, No. 374

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Please compare the butterfly Tomokazu harimoto ALC and ZLC in terms of speed, spin , control and flex . Does the ZLC have a larger sweetspot compared to the ALC ? Which of these blades will better suit looping mid distance from the table? Additionally Which of these […]

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 373

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer 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 […]

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 372

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I have an Amicus Prime robot and would like to know what spin setting approximates a 2000 level loop. Thanks, Jack Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Larry Thoman. He is a Table Tennis Robot Guru. Larry’s response is below: Hi Jack, Let me explain about […]

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 371

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am a teacher trying to write a grant for the Amicus-prime robot. We are hopeful that this robot will be able to handle all of skill levels. Most of the videos showing this robot show how fast it can serve. I am also interested to learn if […]

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 370

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Is it true that the Amicus Prime throwing wheels can go in the opposite directions to give a higher level of spin? – Mike Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Larry Thoman. He is a Table Tennis Robot Guru. Larry’s response is below: Mike, Yes, that […]

Ask The Experts: Jinxin Wang No. 369

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi, I am wondering how the Innerforce Layer ZLC, Viscaria, or Timo Boll ALC blades would compare for me. I play a game based heavily on blocking at the table and then mid distance looping, controlled spin, and counterlooping. I am around 21-2200 level USATT. Are there any […]

Ask The Experts No. 368: Brian Pace

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello, may I get a comparison between Tenergy 64 and Dignics 64? I changed my backhand rubber from Tenergy 64 to Tenergy 80 due to the change from the celluloid ball to the plastic ball because the Tenergy 64 just did not have enough spin and the throw […]

Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou, No. 367

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: When doing a forehand or backhand topspin: should our top edge of the racket or the head of the racket be leading the swing? In other words should our racket swing or swing path be in direction of the head of the racket or top edge of the […]

Ask The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 366

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello. I needed a suggestion regarding my backhand rubber. I am an intermediate level table tennis player from Bangladesh. Usually i am a typical forehand based attacker. And little bit defensive in backhand. Being a chopper on spinny shot with a plain rubber (tenergy 05fx) is my speciality […]

Latest News

BUTTERFLY FAVORITES: Rising Star – Lin Yun Ju

January 24, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Lin Yun Ju is a rising star in table tennis.  Ranked No. 7, the 19… Read More

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 375

January 23, 2021
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Good evening: I am currently playing with Butterfly Professional robot, I… Read More

PongNow: Larry Thoman

January 22, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) PongNow is an interview series talking table tennis with some of the best players and… Read More

Ask The Experts: Byung Jung An, No. 374

January 22, 2021
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Please compare the butterfly Tomokazu harimoto ALC and ZLC in terms… Read More

Butterfly Training Tip: Multi-Ball Training With Random Play with coach Jishan Liang

January 22, 2021
Jishan Liang is a Head Coach at NC International Table Tennis Inc. Multi-Ball Training With Random Play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffxsiV4TRNI&feature=youtu.be… Read More

Sally Moyland – Taiwan Adult National Trip Report

January 21, 2021
(By Sally Moyland) This was my last competition in the year of 2020. It was the Taiwan National… Read More

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 373

January 21, 2021
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m interested in the butterfly innerforce layer ALC and the butterfly… Read More

2021 All-Japan Finals: New Era Rising?

January 19, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The top rating spots in Japan are held by young champions: Defending Men’s Champion Harimoto… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.