Sweat on the blade

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Jeff M

Jeff M Asked 9 years ago

Hi guys, I just got a new blade, and have a rubber on one side, while the other side doesn't have the rubber on as the store ran out of the particular rubber I want for backhand. I played for 2 hours and I realise that the sweat from my fingers on the back of the blade would be getting into the wood of the blade (penhold) as I don't have any rubber on top of the wood layer. Will it damage my new blade? Is it ok to play the blade with just one rubber without damaging the blade?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Jeff,

The sweat won’t effect the blade noticeably so don’t worry about it.  Even hitting the ball with the wood won’t damage it.  However the weight and balance will be very different so it is best to get some rubber on the backhand side as soon as you can.

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Jeff M

Jeff M Posted 9 years ago

Thanks Alois! I won't play with it then until the rubber arrives! I have already played with it for 2 hours yesterday though, hope it hasn't put on too much weight yet..

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago


Fouad Hafnium

Fouad Hafnium Posted 9 years ago

Hi, I think what Alois meant is the weight and the balance of the bat will be different without a second rubber on, not that it will put on weight as it accumulates particles of sweat.

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