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.
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.
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)
Then apply the next level layers of glue to form a thick glue:
Step 4 – Apply the glue on the blade
Step 5 – Gently press the rubber onto the blade with a roller
Here is the full video of ppball, that shows you how to boost and glue Chinese rubbers:
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).