Changing a rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Brian Gibson

Brian Gibson Asked 10 years ago

Alois or Jeff,

Hello. I had a question about changing rubbers. I have a sheet of Tenergy 05 FX with about 40 hours of play on it. I have a brand new sheet of Stiga Boost TX that I was thinking of switching it for. My question is, and I know it's probably very basic, is if I don't like how the Boost plays after about the same amount of time, could I reglue the Tenergy back on my blade since it does have more play on it? I was never into speed glue but it seems that would be the same concept, I just wasn't sure if that pertained to water based glue as well.

Thank You,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Brian,

Yes you will be able to reglue the Tenergy rubber onto your bat.  When you are taking it off just be really careful to remove it slowly so that you don't tear and damage the sponge.

It is not advisable to do this too often as the rubber will build up glue on the back and alter the feel of it but certainly doing it once or twice will be OK.

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david lee

david lee Posted 10 years ago

hi coach,

   according to you it is not advisable to reglue rubbers often.   does it apply to the blade too.  coz i  see a lot of people keeping and using the same blade over the years.  so my curiosity is whether the same principle should apply to the wood too since we also apply glue onto the blade

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi David,

It doesn't apply so much with the blade.  The glue comes off the blade easily but it is absorbed into the sponge of the rubber and not able to be extracted.

That is why you can use the blade for many years.

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