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by bob 12 years ago
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by Bernard 12 years ago
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by debraj 12 years ago
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by spinmax 11 years ago
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by Bernard 11 years ago

The following message (subject: Re: spinmax) was posted by debraj, on 2/9/2007 12:30:28 PM:
Here is my one cent. Many organic solvents would probably do the trick.

spin [or more accurately spin out of tacky ness of rubber] is more a surface phenomena using coefficient of friction between the rubber and the ball. With use, the surface molecules of rubber get fatigued and loses the suppleness. Plus small micro dust gets embedded into the rubber surface reducing effective area of contact with the ball.

And organic solvent can dissolve a fine layer from surface of the rubber exposing fresh skin to contact with the ball.

I have tried butane (naptha) as in lighter fluid, to clean the rubber and it works probably as good as heptane.

This is for chinese rubbers though, which depend on tackiness for spin. The story may be different with european and japanese rubbers or the ones like LKT series; that depend on rubber softness to produce mechanical spin.
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