The downside: it's definitely does not play that similar to the Butterfly Viscaria or Timo Boll ALC. It doesn't have solid power or feeling of either. Mid to far from the table it's difficult to keep challenging your opponent power for power.
The upside: It does play pretty well considering the price. The handle is comfortable even with large hands, the build quality is good and you don't need much sanding for the wings. The V14 has a soft feel during play and offers tremendous control in the short game and opening shots. It loops well with a medium throw and feels quite stable in blocks. Countering shots are rewarded, especially when taking the ball off the bounce.
The bottom line: If you're trying to find a less expensive alternative to European and Japanese composites and you've used a Viscaria or Timo Boll ALC blade recently, you'll be disappointed that this doesn't compare that well. However, if you don't compare or just keep an open mind, you'll find that the Yinhe V14 plays well with decent power and great control for any composite blade, especially if your style has you closer to the table. And when you consider the price, the Yinhe V14 becomes a must-have, or at least a must-try. You may forget about Butterfly altogether afterward...
Yinhe Blade V-14
Date Added: 09/30/2018 by P.M. G.
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