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Fake Timo Boll Spirit versus Real one

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Butterfly blade is the best table tennis blade on the market. Many professional players play the Butterfly table tennis racket.


How to identify fake Timo Boll spirit?

Timo Boll Spirit is also the target to be fake in the Chinese market. I have explained some features of the fake Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit. Please read here.

Off-center printed of JTTAA on the fake Timo Boll Spirit
Off-center printed of JTTAA on the fake Timo Boll Spirit

 

Fake Timo Boll Spirit made in China
Fake Timo Boll Spirit made in China

Timo Boll Spirit (China clone) is the fake blade. The ALC layer is thicker, and it goes outside of the core layer.
The silver tag has bad quality, with unpolished texture. The J.TT.A.A is printed off-center.

Butterfly timo boll spirit with old silver tag
Butterfly timo boll spirit with old silver tag

The fake Timo Boll Spirit (TBS) is found on the right. It was the Chinese clone version.

The authentic product is found on the left (made in Japan).

Real vs Fake of Timo Boll Spirit
Real vs Fake of Timo Boll Spirit


The real Timo Boll Spirit examples

Is my Timo Boll Spirit real?

A player asked me:

Hello, my name is Catalin. I’m a big youtuber from Romania and also a table tennis player. I want to know if this blade is fake or 100% because looks to good for 20-25 years. Thank you so much, waiting for your opinion.



My answer:

By looking at the handle, and the quality of the Koto layer. I think that it could be the real Timo Boll spirit. Your blade is the old version with the Bronze butterfly tag. The ALC carbon layer has a good quality too. So I think it could be real product.

Authentic Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit with Bronze tag:

Best way is to check the serial number. Please search “how to identify fake Butterfly product pingsunday” on Google.
And read my guide on my blog (pingsunday.com).

See you in the next video.



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