Last updated on 30-Jun-2011 08:15:24 AM
I have been playing this game from quite a long time but what i regret was playing it like the 'STREET' style. So just recently I joined the best academy in my city. I had bought a Butterfly Primorac Attack pre-assembled paddle (Butterfly Attack blade and Flextra rubber) in January and today my coach suddenly noticed that my performance was deproving. He took a look at my paddle and said that the rubber was dead. I really can't understand how it can be dead in so less time when I took proper care of it (cleaning it with a cleaner every night and keeping it safely in its case). And personally, I haven't experienced any change in the performance of the paddle. Its as good as new (I think). So please tell me how to check if the rubber is really dead.
Firstly run your finger across the rubber. If it feels slippery then it is dead. If the rubber grips your bat then it will also grip the ball.
It will start to have a glassy look when it starts to get worn.
The Flextra is quite good but once it is exposed to heat it will soon get slippery and the rubber will lose its integrity.