Table Tennis Racket Assembly Guide
Assembling New Rubber
- Apply a thin layer of table tennis glue evenly across the blade and the rubber sheet, then let both sides dry to a tacky feel.
- Position the rubber on the blade and roll with a roller or another round object like a bottle, or press down on it to get good adhesion.
- Trim the excess rubber using sharp scissors or very sharp knife.
- Repeat on the other side.
Here's how Ovtharov assembles his racket:
Replacing Existing Rubber
(If you are applying new rubbers please skip to the next section.)
Your rubbers will lose their spin and control characteristics after some time. We recommend that you replace your rubbers every 60 hours of play for best performance.
First remove the old sheet of rubber by allowing a few drops of solvent preferably acetone (nail Polish remover), to trickle between the rubber and the blade. As the adhesive loses its grip, peel the old rubber off, adding further solvent as necessary. Remember all solvents are flammable so always work in a well ventilated area. Next sand the blade completely smooth to remove all traces of the old glue. To remove the dust, wipe once again with a little solvent.