Rubber Grip - Your experiences

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Last updated 9 years ago

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSkills and everyone

I just want to share my experience about the grip of the rubber ^^

first, that's to test the grip of the rubber
there's many ways you can do to test it
the first one, is to rub the ball to the rubber (just like in the "How do I increase the grip of my table tennis rubber").
the second is, to rub you finger lightly accross the rubber (just like what Alois said)
the third is, to rub the rubber to your hair (sorry Alois xD) if you feel hurt (because the rubber is coarse), then it means that it's have a good grip on it. Try to rub it fast and slowly so it'll give more percentage on it).
the last is, to spin the ball with the rubber, if you see the ball have a lot of spin, then your rubber is have a good grip.
there're another way to test it but it seems like this all is the easiest way.

which one is the best ? I like to test it by rub the rubber to the hair because it have the best percentage to know it. But, this'll not happen to someone, so if you don't have hair that can absorb the grip or you don't have any hair. you can try to rub with the finger or the ball because this's the best way.

uumm.. then, I want to share how to increase the grip
the first one, is to use damp cloth and wait until it's dry (just like in the "How often should I clean my table tenis bat video").
the second is, to pour water on your rubber. remember just to pour a little drops of water droplets on each side of the rubber. if you pour it to much, your bat will be dead for a moment (you'll see that your bat will be white). after you pour it, then use your dry cloth to wipe it fast until your rubber give a voice because it's grippy and wipe it until it dry.
and the last is to breath it on your rubber and wipe it with your hand (just like the video above).

um, maybe there's another way to increase your grip but for me, this three ways is the best
remember that if you use the damp cloth, make sure the cloth is not a broken cloth because the thread will stick on the rubber and it make the rubber loss the grip and it's hard to remove it

the best way for me is to pour water on each side of the bat (it take the same grip just like when you use the damp cloth) and also it only takes a moment
but, if you're in the middle of the match, it's better to use your breath and wipe it out. even it's not increase a lot of your grip, but it'll help you.

so, don't forget to always check your grip by test it and increase your grip if it has loss

sorry if it's to long and sorry for my bad english (if there're some mistake on what i've write)
this is my experience ^^ what's yours ?
I hope this'll help you so much ^^ thank you for read and enjoy~


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Frendy,

Thanks for sharing your experiences.  Does anyone have any other ideas?


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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

thank you ^^ anyway sir Alois, I want to ask
how long the old of the rubber until it's dead ?
My rubber ever dead but just for a moment because I pour water to much on it and I don't wipe it fast so the rubber absorb the water
so, can you tell what another things that can make the rubber dead (unless the old of the rubber)
is my rubber will take an effect of it because it ever dead (but now it seems have a lot of grip. just want to know if it have the bad effect)


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

thank you ^^ anyway sir Alois, I want to ask
how long the old of the rubber until it's dead ?
My rubber ever dead but just for a moment because I pour water to much on it and I don't wipe it fast so the rubber absorb the water
so, can you tell what another things that can make the rubber dead (unless the old of the rubber)
is my rubber will take an effect of it because it ever dead (but now it seems have a lot of grip. just want to know if it have the bad effect)

thank you ^^


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

oh yeah, and also for the sweat
if your sweat drops to your bat, then wipe it fast with your shirt before the rubber absorb it
but, if the sweat that stick from your hand/fingers, you must breath it because it have been absorbed a little so if you wipe with your shirt, the rubber still don't increase the grip (this's important especially in the middle of the match and everyone it seems like will happen to everyone even just for practice)

hope this will help you a lot ^^ thank you very much :D and also thank you for the pingskills video ^^ I love them all



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