Butterfly Petr Korbel Review

Petr Korbel blade is designed for athletes looking for speed at that time. The blade is perfect for mid-distance shots.

The paddle comes in two options because it is produced in two separate factories, Europe and Japan. We will be looking at some of its other interesting features.

Butterfly Petr Korbel
Butterfly Petr Korbel

Features of Petr Korbel

Composition

The Petr Korbel blade is built with 5 Plies of wood and has a moderate thickness of 5.6mm. This blade allows you to throw at a low angle and gives the ball some bounce.

Petr Korbel allows players to make a high throw and also do a fast return stroke. The speed of the Korbel blade is impressive and if you prefer a thinner handle, this blade is for you. Its design makes it easy to play good loops and long drives.

It is a good pick for all-round offensive style and the style of the blade is classic. This Butterfly blade feels very powerful and quite fast when attacking.

It is one of the best all-wood blades you can get today. The blade is one blade that will give you more spins and it has a long dwell time which you can maximize for loop spin and placement.

There is no limit to the number of spins you can generate from this Butterfly blade. The weight of the blade ranges from 80 to 90g and has a very comfortable feeling.

Today, we still have pro athletes like Gionis, Kallberg and many others using this classic blade.

Handle

When you hold the Petr Korbel blade, the first thing you notice is that it is very different from other blades like the Butterfly Viscaria or even the Clipper Wood blade. The blade has a thinner handle while the others are fuller. Since the handles are quite slim, you can pair them with harder and thicker rubbers for better attack shots.

The handle comes in two styles, straight and flared. The FL handle is a bit small but still has a comfortable grip. The head size is also larger than most blades and that is one of the reasons why using thick rubbers would work.

It is important that you use the right rubbers for this blade if you want to get effective shots. You can pair this blade with the Ternergy rubbers and it even fits better with the Rozena.

Hardness

The material used in the construction of this blade is limba wood and is one of the toughest and potent. For this reason, the Petr Korbel blade is powerful and will make impactful strokes one of the perks of using this blade is its quality design and the high-quality wooden features. The stiffness of the wood makes it produce perfect loops.

The Petr Korbel blade is denser and its stiffness makes it consistent.

Speed

Like with most 5 ply-wood blades, the Petr Korbel blade is more stable and comes with less speed. It is not very fast and at the same time not too slow. The speed level makes it perfect for an all-round play. The blade can give a fast response when the ball makes contact in your direction even without much speed.

Most blades target experienced players which is usually a problem for beginners. However, the Petr Korbel blade can be used by both beginners and advanced level players. The moderate speed of this blade won’t be a challenge for newbies.

If you are to compare this blade with the Primorac or Grubba blade, it is faster than both blades.

Control

Even though the Butterfly Petr Korbel blade does not travel at the speed of light, it gives players a good amount of control. The low-speed level gives the blade enough balance, so beginners won’t struggle with it.

The swiftness of the blade is great for loopers and the Petr Korbel blade gives the ball more spins. It can absorb the impact of the ball and can cause vibrations. When playing with this blade, you will still need a little experience to keep it balanced because of the vibrations.

Play with Petr Korbel

Good for Beginner

One of the strong suits of this blade is that it is designed for all players whether newbies or experienced players. This is because of the blade adaptability on the ball when making shots. With the right rubbers too, you can easily make effective and accurate shots across the table.

Easy to Serve

The Petr Korbel blade is great for serves and you can do a service at a high speed or even short cut the ball. The reason why this blade will make a great serve is that it is not too fast and its dwell time is long. The serve is good because it blade gives a lot of rotation to the ball. If you want to make fast shots, you can also do so with this blade especially when attacking with topspins. The wood combination makes it easy to serve. Whether you want to make a down spin or sidespin, this blade is good for these strokes.  

Loop and Block

It is also a great looping blade and most preferably best for shot games. However, one of the challenges players face with this blade is that it is not strong for blocking. The blade has too much touch and can cause the blocking to fall short. However, with a little experience and proper technique, you can complete a block with this blade.

The Butterfly Petr Korbel blade is great for looping whether for forehand or backhand because it is consistent. It would require some effort to get the blade to do a perfect loop. When doing a return, it will also be consistent because it won’t shoot the ball too low or high.

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