Putting on rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Ben Zhou

Ben Zhou Asked 5 years ago

Hi Alois, A lot of questions below...

How much layers of glue is best when gluing my rubbers on my blade?                                                                 

Please answer like this,

Rubber: Amount Of Layers

Blade: Amount Of Layers

What glue do you recommended, like from what brand?

Last one about glue, is Donic Blue Contact VOC Free?

Is blade sealing recommended? If so what blade seal should I use?

Should I have a practice bat and a competition bat?

Sorry for all the questions.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Ben,

You can try one layer of glue on the blade.  If the rubber is new you may need to put on two layer on the rubber.  Have  aloof and see if it looks like the sponge has absorbed all of the glue.

I don’t have a real preference of glues but I have used XIOM I-bond.

Donic Blue Contact is a Water based glue.

I don’t think there is a need to seal your blade now.  It was good when players changed their rubbers and reglued so often with speed glue.

You should have a second bat that is exactly the same as your first bat.  You should only use one for both training and competition.  The second is only for an emergency if something happens to your bat during a match.  You could hit it with every now and then just to make sure it feels OK.

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Ben Zhou

Ben Zhou Posted 5 years ago

Hi alois,

Thanks for the reply, I have another question regarding the 2 bats.

I play at school for 3 hours on monday - friday and we have stone tables outdoors, I had had a bat with tenergy on both sides and it degraded very fast unlike my other bat with tenergy that i only use indoors. What is the problem? and should I just use a not too expensive bat for outdoors and a bat that is more expensive for indoors?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Ben,

Outside there will be a lot more dirt on the ball which will ruin the rubber.  The other thing that kills rubber is the sun so if you have the bat outside in the sunlight, the rubber will deteriorate quickly.

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