Cutting rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Abdullah Hadeed

Abdullah Hadeed Asked 7 years ago

Hi Coach!

I just bought a new rubber (Mark V), I want to know what should I cut it with to fix it on my blade? My friend's say that a regular paper cutter would be fine! but I wanted to ask your opinion!

Also, People say that if you put oil on your rubber, it will increase it's grip! is that true? thanks

Abdullah Hadeed


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Abdullah,

I use either scissors or a sharp blade to cut them.  I prefer the blade but a good sharp pair of scissors works well.

As for the oil I am yet to be convinced that putting oil on the rubber works.  I would not try it because it may ruin your rubber as well.


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Collin Hill

Collin Hill Posted 7 years ago

Hey Alois, is putting oil on your rubber considered altering the face of the rubber? I here of a lot of people doing it but I thought you can't alter the rubber for tournments. Is that in the rules or am I wrong?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Collin,

Yes you are right, you are not allowed to alter the rubber so this would also be illegal if playing competitions.



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