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.
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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:
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