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    Posted: 05/23/2022 at 9:00pm
Hey! As the title suggests, I am looking for a potential Xiom blade that is close to the Timo Boll ALC. Anyone have any ideas? And yes, I know that I can buy and try the blades out myself, but I'd be throwing out a lot of money trying.

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From Xiom I´ve found nothing like Timo ALC. Stradivarius is supposed to be the "ALC blade" of Xiom, but it´s much harder.
The closest I have tested was Yinhe Pro 01.

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Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

From Xiom I´ve found nothing like Timo ALC. Stradivarius is supposed to be the "ALC blade" of Xiom, but it´s much harder.
The closest I have tested was Yinhe Pro 01.


I've always been under the impression that Stradivarius is Aramid Carbon, and not ALC ... Please confirm.. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote IanMcg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 12:35am
Feel AX probably the closest although TBALC feels crisper and more direct
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Gordy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 12:37am
The 36.5 ALX is the Xiom version of the ALC. It is available both in the "regular" version and an "innerforce" version, the ALXi.


I don't have the ALXi up online yet, but I do have it in stock. You can email me at [email protected] if you are interested. Thanks!


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Originally posted by Veet Veet wrote:

Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

From Xiom I´ve found nothing like Timo ALC. Stradivarius is supposed to be the "ALC blade" of Xiom, but it´s much harder.
The closest I have tested was Yinhe Pro 01.


I've always been under the impression that Stradivarius is Aramid Carbon, and not ALC ... Please confirm.. 

When it comes to material you are right. But I meant "ALC Blade" as the most popular synthetic fiber blade of the brand.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote achoomai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 5:54am
Close in term of structure or feeling ?
My feedback : http://www.mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58844&PN=1#726094
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote yogi_bear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 6:08am
The ALX 36.5 is slower and a bit softer than TB ALC. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote yogi_bear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 6:10am
Originally posted by Veet Veet wrote:

Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

From Xiom I´ve found nothing like Timo ALC. Stradivarius is supposed to be the "ALC blade" of Xiom, but it´s much harder.
The closest I have tested was Yinhe Pro 01.


I've always been under the impression that Stradivarius is Aramid Carbon, and not ALC ... Please confirm.. 

i think aramid and alc are the same and only that alc is licensed for butterfly in japan. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote zeio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 7:29am
Aramid fibers(Kevlar, Nomex, Technora, Twaron) and Arylate fibers(Vectran, Zxion) are different.
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
= 184.8g
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Aramid Carbon and Arylate Carbon is not the same.
They are different fibres mixed with carbon.

However, Xiom Stradivarius does feel pretty close to Viscaria (can call that the benchmark of carbon blades for many years).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote zeio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 8:14am
The closest one is the 36.5 ALX, provided Axeylium is truly Arylate as stated.
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
= 184.8g
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote achoomai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/24/2022 at 10:33pm
Even within Butterfly brand, they are using ALC + Koto for several blades. So, the key maybe equivalent feel because combination of wood specification + ALC give different in blade characteristic.
For example, Gewo Force Arc is using Aramid Carbon with Koto Outer ply , feedback is also close to Timo Boll ALC as well.
My feedback : http://www.mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58844&PN=1#726094
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Originally posted by zeio zeio wrote:

Aramid fibers(Kevlar, Nomex, Technora, Twaron) and Arylate fibers(Vectran, Zxion) are different.

I stand corrected.
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