How to Glue Chinese Rubbers – Professional Tips

How to Glue Chinese Rubbers – Professional Tips

Welcome to the Ping Sunday table tennis blog of coach EmRatThich: a place to learn table tennis correctly and with fun. Today, let’s learn how to glue tacky Chinese rubber like a pro. I’ve explained the top 5  glues to use in table tennis here. If you have a problem to glue tacky Chinese rubbers, you are at the right place. Because when you boost Chinese rubbers, it’s very hard to glue it to the blade correctly.

How to glue Chinese rubbers

Boosted Chinese rubbers are not easy to glue because it is not flat (the curved surface). That’s why you need to use a strong water-based glue (like Haifu Glue, DHS 15 Glue or Revolution 3). Here is the instruction of how to glue Chinese rubbers correctly.

Step 1 – Use strong and thick glue (read above)

Always choose strong and thick glue for Chinese rubbers. Here is the list of top 5 glues to use with Chinese rubbers.

Haifu glue: Best glue for Chinese rubbers
Haifu glue: Best glue for Chinese rubbers (check info)

Step 2 – Don’t glue when the booster is still wet.

You need to wait for the booster to be absorbed into the sponge. I’ve explained how to tune Chinese Hurricane 3 rubbers here.

After 3 layers of booster during 3 days - the sponge is completed curved
After 3 layers of the booster during 3 days – the sponge is completed curved

Step 3 – Apply several glue layers (4 to 7 layers)

Use DHS 15 Glue, and apply several layers of glue on the sponge. Every time use the hot wind to blow to accelerate this process (around 2 minutes)

First, Brush a thin layer of DHS 15 Water-based glue onto the rubber
First, Brush a thin layer of DHS 15 Water-based glue onto the rubber

Then apply the next level layers of glue to form a thick glue:

Step 5 - apply the water-based glue on the rubber (DHS 15 glue)
Then apply the next glue layer on the rubber (using DHS 15 glue)

Step 4 – Apply the glue on the blade

step 5 - Apply the normal glue (DHS 15 glue) on the blade
step 4 – Apply the normal glue (DHS 15 glue) on the blade

Step 5 – Gently press the rubber onto the blade with a roller

Step 5, Finally, Glue the rubber with a roller
Step 5, Finally, Glue the rubber with a roller

Here is the full video of ppball, that shows you how to boost and glue Chinese rubbers:

 

 

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I’m a table tennis coach in a small club in France. During my spare time in the weekend, I create videos to share with you my own experiences about table tennis. That’s why the blog is called “Ping Sunday” (Ping Pong Tutorial on Sunday).

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Yukem

How about water base glue (WBG), is it safe? and Should I use some wood coating before applying WBG to my blade?

Zach Presler
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Wouldn’t it be easier for Chinese players to just use a tensor rubber rather than working so hard to boost a Chinese rubber? 😀

Sachin
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Sachin

xtreme revolution booster and falco life expander can be used as booster very safe and biodegradable ,xtreme has less than 4ppm voc (possibly vegetable oil) and falco life expander is very good on sponge and on top surface.effect on sponge for 4 weeks. xtreme costs around 30 us dollars and no residue and follow the instructions,easy to apply for amateurs up to professional and its not cancerous,only on the sponge both chinese and tensor Falco life expander is also less than 30 dollars ,can be used on top surface and on sponge,sponge effect is for one month and it doesnot… Read more »

daddy
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daddy

Tenergy 05 special rubber with a hard sponge is just a popular myph.

Tenergy 05 still remains Tenergy 05. This rubber has been using the same orange Power Sponge 36 hardness degree, ever since the year 2008.
Tamasu Butterfly is a manufacturer of honour and they never revamped Tenergy rubbers, never special edition of the rubber. Tamasu Butterfly does obey by the ITTF Rules invariably, and the DHS does not.
Timo Boll told once in his personal blog
— You can buy just the same Tenergy as mine in any shop worldwide.

SACHIN
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SACHIN

Pro Players get Pro Rubbers period end of discussion i have played professional cricket and i can throw a cricket ball almost size of a baseball close to 92 mph and my shoulder is freaky good and so are my legs although i have recovered from my right leg fracture around 50%.I play with 729 08 and battle 2 which have hardness close to 8/10 and i can manage it easily. Lately i tried chinese style of looping completely by taking the forehand way behind and it has worked for me great.Two players whom i couldnot defeat for last 8… Read more »

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SACHIN

Also i started plating with t05 and i dont have anything against it.Its a damn good rubber for backhand.Iget the same effect with battle 1 with 3 layers of xtreme booster so why waste dollars.Battle 2 is a replica of t05 with almost same size inverted pips with tackiness and hard rubber.Battle 1 is a replica of t05 with almost same size inverted pips with no tackiness and soft sponge(weird rose pink sponge which has inverted dome).Battle 2 and Battle 1 both have high throw angle so Battle 2 great for FH and Battle 1 for BH. Pro players also… Read more »

SACHIN
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SACHIN

With regards to boosting when u boost if its a tensor rubber dont use butterfly chack or any other water based specific tt company glue.Buy some tear mender which is completely voc free cheap and easily available as it can be easily removed from the tensor rubber sponge without any issues.16 OZ ie 480 ml will cost only 20 us dollars.Also for chinese rubbers use the tear mender it works great and holds the rubber perfectly.Dont forget the boosted rubbers need to be placed in a book press or rubber press for close to 12 hrs for perfect bonding or… Read more »

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Everton

Hello, I am a player from Brazil and i would to share with you my experience. I play with T05 on my forhand without boost and I don´t like to buy my rubbers directly from a Butterfly store in Brazil because it’s different, softer sponge, less control and feeling. I know an amateur player that plays at an professional European club and have contact with pro players. This guy buy some rubber that the pro’s dislike just after 1 or 2 days of practicing and sell for me for a good price. This rubber is completely different. It has more… Read more »

Sachin
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Sachin

I agree with the coach a lot ,i have played with t05,rakza 7,dhs3 neo,sklyline 3 neo and rakza 7 soft but harder rubbers give more precision and ability to dictate speed and accuracy which is not possible with tensors.Thats why mot pros who use tenergy use it on harder sponge and then boost it listen to the sound when dima hits it its boosted t05.Hard chinese rubbers work great on blades which are flexible as they add to force of the shot and increase the speed. I started playing after 12yrs with mark 5 on yasaka balsa plus then went… Read more »

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