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Why did Liam Pitchford switched from Viscaria to Mizutani ZLC?
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ZLC or SZLC?
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Originally posted by GSOM_GSOM11 GSOM_GSOM11 wrote:

ZLC or SZLC?


Believe it's a regular ZLC.
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Have no idea why he switched. Some players, even pro players (FTW is a known one) have EJ syndrome, too. Tongue


Edited by chroot - 12/01/2018 at 2:48pm
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When I first saw Pitchford he used TBS then blue ZJK,TB ALC,Viscaria and finally MJ. Looks like he ran out of Koto ALC blades to try.
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Because is probably better for his play and for his taste.
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Could single ply hinoki be next? Approve
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Originally posted by hleett hleett wrote:

Could single ply hinoki be next? Approve


Hardly, only JPEN players use 1ply hinoki, nobody from shakehand in top100 players dont use single ply hinoki.

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Never say never!!! 
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Originally posted by hleett hleett wrote:

Never say never!!! 
I'll bet my life that Pitchford never uses 1 ply hinoki professionally.
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Originally posted by SmackDAT SmackDAT wrote:

Originally posted by hleett hleett wrote:

Never say never!!! 
I'll bet my life that Pitchford never uses 1 ply hinoki professionally.


You bet your life?! LOL 



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About topic owner's question - he switched, because probably Mizutani blade gives him more stability in blocking and better catapult effect during counter looping. Viscaria, especially the new model is not for each style of playing and the performance has nothing common with elder models. Pro players usually are using 93-95 grams or more heavier blades and today's Viscaria is pretty hard to be found 90+ grams. Mostly it is made around 85 grams, which does not works well in the hands of Pro Player, especially so high level player as Liam. Mizutani is more easy to be found with higher weight, I believe this is the main reason for the switch.
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I like the MJ better than the Viscaria myself.  It's a little faster, spinnier, comparable control, loops better, flicks better, even smash better too (little better in almost everything).
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Nothing of Viscaria is better than Jun?? I think that with playing close to table, Vis is better then Jun, because of the koto out-ply. Wink
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Originally posted by kolevtt kolevtt wrote:

About topic owner's question - he switched, because probably Mizutani blade gives him more stability in blocking and better catapult effect during counter looping. Viscaria, especially the new model is not for each style of playing and the performance has nothing common with elder models. Pro players usually are using 93-95 grams or more heavier blades and today's Viscaria is pretty hard to be found 90+ grams. Mostly it is made around 85 grams, which does not works well in the hands of Pro Player, especially so high level player as Liam. Mizutani is more easy to be found with higher weight, I believe this is the main reason for the switch.


What you said makes sense, except Butterfly can easily make a custom Viscaria for Liam with a heavier weight. These Butterfly-sponsored Pros are not playing a commercial version sold to the general public. 

Maybe he's tried all the ALC's and he doesn't like them as much as he thought.  So he's trying a ZLC, looking for something the ALC's didn't give him. 

OR maybe Liam is auditioning a ZLC blade that Butterfly may name after him in the near future ?

 
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OR maybe Liam is auditioning a ZLC blade that Butterfly may name after him in the near future ?

 
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I hope this is true because it would be good recognition of his strong performances, and a reward for his impending rise into the world top 20.
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Originally posted by Odie Odie wrote:


I hope this is true because it would be good recognition of his strong performances, and a reward for his impending rise into the world top 20.

Impending no more. Current No. 16.
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