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Rubber should cover the blade, is there an official tolerance to rubber edge damage? Here up to 5 mm edge damage is usually tolerated.
The official rule is:
|2.04.04||The covering material shall extend up to but not beyond the limits of the blade, except that the part nearest the handle and gripped by the fingers may be left uncovered or covered with any material.|
Unofficially I think they tolerate about 1 to 2 mm off the edge. Sometimes if you colour the edge of your racket with the same colour as the rubber you can get away with it too. I don't think you would get away with 5mm though.
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