Rubber in humid condition

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Wilson Cheah

Wilson Cheah Asked 5 years ago


Recently I made a short trip to SE Asia and played a bit of table tennis there. Since it is a lot more humid there compared to where I live, I noticed that ever since I returned from my trip, my rubber surface feels slightly oily even after cleaning it. 

Not necessarily a question but I just want to hear your thought on this. Would you consider this as a "damage" to the rubber or whether there are some remedy to this.

Thank you.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Wilson,

The heat may have damaged your rubber if it is feeling slippery now.  Heat can damage rubber very quickly.

Try cleaning it well.  If it doesn't improve you may need to replace your rubber.

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