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Learn how to replace your Table Tennis rubber on a custom bat.
Nice video instruction. Would like to hear about different kinds of glue and the benefits of each.
It would be interesting to hear from some players that use different glues about their experiences.
i think it's very good.i like the teacher
Can you just use regular glue?
No, it is best to use proper Table Tennis glue or you might ruin your rubber.
Do pingskills sell glue? Oh yea, Do you know any cheap TT glue because i just need it for one racket. Can you just use a regular sponge?
You should just use a water based Table Tennis glue. It is the safest way to go. otherwise you will risk ruing your rubber.
I try it to replace the rubber. but the sponge in the rubber is in the blade so i peel the rubber only
You cna get the sponge off with a solvent. I use Turpentine or Acetone to soften the sponge and then scrape it off.
I saw your video and i saw some bumpy bits when you sticked it on.
I use a drumstick as a roller and it that ok?
and what rubber and blade do you use?
Yes a roller can be good for flattening it out.
I use a PingSKills Touch blade with XIOM Vega Pro. The bat we were using in this video was just an old bat that I had and a sheet of rubber that I found lying in a cupboard.
IS comet rubber based glue fine.
Hi Bryan. I don't know that. I would stay with Table Tennis specific glues otherwise you run the risk of damaging your rubber and blade which are too expensive to waste.
What is the best shoe to play TT. Is Canvas shoes sufficient? or should one get specific shoe.
Have a read of our blog on the subject: Choosing Your Table Tennis Shoes
Thanks Jeff, I was thinking the shoe has to be flat like bare feet and I was somehow correct but full credit to you as you explained the reason behind it. Finally it's clear running shoes aren't good because the are designed for forward movement whereas TT stresses on Sideways movement.
I'll get flat ones good blog on TT shoes though.
Hi Alois, just a small doubt.
Recently I have removed polish from my TT bat handle (because it's slipping in hand) by scraping the surface with hack-saw folowed by Sandpaper.Now I am able to grip the bat much better as the bare wood absorbs sweat, also it looks easier/lighter in my hand (I use shakehands grip).
Is it ok to do such thing or does it count like a foul tactic of bat tampering.
By the way Jeff, I bought flat canvas shoes just a week back and feeling lot better when playing TT.Thanks for your blog article "Choosing Your Table Tennis Shoes"
What you have done is perfectly legal and widely accepted. It is often a good idea if the handle has a lot of varnish on it which makes it slippery to hold.
Glad that Jeff's advice on the shoes has helped.
I'm happy to know it's legal. Both of you help a lot.I expected answer on some weekend but I guess you both work round the clock to make Ping Skills THE BEST SITE. Great sir and thank you both.
No problems Ganesh.
My dad wont let me buy a custom blade because he thinks I don't need one what are the advantages of having a custom bat over a pre assembled one
They are in general a bit faster and you can tailor it to your game. However, there are some good pre-made bats around. We have the PingSkills Rook as an option of a Pre-made bat. How long have you been playing?
Alois, why do some people use rubber cement rather than water based glue? Is it legal in competitions
No it isn't legal in tournaments. To play in tournaments you must use water based glue.
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