Making chinese rubbers softer

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

chris jeong

chris jeong Asked 8 years ago

Hello Alois,

I'm a spinny looper who likes to play spin loops on the forehand and punch the ball on the backhand

currently I'm using a c300 adidas blade with r6 response on backhand and original tg3 on the forehand.

The problem is that the rubber is too hard and I cannot buy another rubber (there's a specific reason)

So can you briefly tell me what you should use to soften the rubber and how you do it?

I heard that people use olive oil to soften them but I don't know how and I have a feeling I'll fail!!!

For the people who knows how to do this, I'll also appreciate people briefly (when I mean Briefly, really briefly) telling me how to soften this rubber.

Thank you very much!!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Chris,

I don't think it is advisable to tamper with the rubber.  One it is not legal and secondly you will only ruin your rubber which is expensive enough.

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Xariuz Cruz

Xariuz Cruz Posted 8 years ago

You use olive oil to INCREASE THE GRIP of the bat not MAKING IT SOFTER. Just get a brush (the brush you do art) and dip it into olive oil and spread it to your rubber. Keep in mind that is use to refresh your rubber NOT to wash it often(with oil)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

This is not something that I would recommend to do.  It is not legal and it will effect the rubber.

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