Enhance my rubbers with Oil

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mina emad

mina emad Asked 10 years ago

it is said that if i want to enhance my rubbers and improve their grip i should take some oil from the kitchen and dip a brush completely and brush my rubber with the oil and wait 30 mins and repeat this 3-5 times.

is this true or not true?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Mina,

I haven't tried this so don't know for sure.  If anyone has experimented with this let us all know. 

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mina emad

mina emad Posted 10 years ago

thanx for your reply...... i have allready tried that on my old and died rubbers . it backed a little speed and spin to my old rubbers . but i dont try that on my new rubbers . but i watch on youtube that you should put oil on new rubbers . but i dont trust in every thing on youtube.

David P

David P Posted 8 years ago

I've also seen some of those videos on youtube and it gave my dead bat some of it's grip back for about 3 days. However I've usually been told that simple maintenance is the best way to make the most of your rubber. Clean with a bit of water, ensure bat is kept away from heat, dust, moisture (plastic protector and in bag when not in use).

Oils may be a way to enhance your rubbers but I have reason to believe it's only temporary and possibly detrimental in the long run.

Rene van der Kleij

Rene van der Kleij Posted 8 years ago

Rumors are out that some top players are using several layers of undetectable neutral baby oil, the rubbers are said to be prepared before gluing to the blade. Won’t be necessary for most of us though, as we can combine incredible fast and effective combinations, using the legal fast blades and tension rubbers on the market.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

It si best to stick with what is legal and focus on technique and improving the game.

Nathan S

Nathan S Posted 8 years ago

I also watched some vids on youtube about this but don't just simply follow the advice of youtubers, instead follow the advice of pingskillers or any other table tennis forum member, we know best, not youtubers. Putting oil is illegal, only do this for your old bats, never on your new main bat

Aryan Soarav

Aryan Soarav Posted 8 years ago

i only have 1 bat and that's the main one for me so what should i do ?? Should i grip it with oil or not ??


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

No you should just wipe it with water.  If it loses its grip then it is time to change rubbers.

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