Oil on rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Asked 8 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys13rLMzezM is that true??


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

I don't recommend it at all.  Apart from being illegal, it will effect your rubber in some way but I don't think it will do any good.


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Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 8 years ago

but if I am not playing any tournament and play just for fun then can it increase the grip?? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

I don't think it does and may even damage your rubber.


Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 8 years ago

oh you are making me afraid now


Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 8 years ago

but I saw in pingskills there are many questions related to oiling and increasing the grip specially in this site

http://www.pingskills.com/table-tennis-forum/tune-rubber/

you told we can do

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Don't bother trying it.  It is not worth the risk of ruining your rubber.


Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 8 years ago

ok, I will not do then

thanks a lot for the quick replies

your suggestion is whole-heartedly appreciated by me


Rene van der Kleij

Rene van der Kleij Posted 8 years ago

The oil seems to soak complete into the rubber, perhaps we have a chemical engineer on this forum who can tell us what’s actually happening here.

Is does raise another question, there may be a thin line between cleaning the rubber with oil or using one of those fancy legal foam cleaners labeled as “to remove dirt and bring your rubber back to its grip”, I haven’t been able to find out what they are made of and they are too expensive to be just soap, just wonder.


Dhruv Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 8 years ago

hii....i have a joola mistral with fiesta rubbers that I am using for just recreational non competitive purpoaes.I have applied oil with painting brush a few times and I must say that it has unleashed all spin in the bat.it spins visibly mote than before.but I wouldnt ao this in bat for competitions....plus therwa a lot of tech going into making rubbers now...it may help some rubbers it may degrade some.



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