Side tape

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matias chambers

matias chambers Asked 9 years ago

How do i put new side tape on my bat?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Matias,

This is fairly simple.  Just start at one end of the bat and slowly go around the edge sticking the tape down.  Just make sure it stays on the side of the bat and doesn't get onto the rubber surface.  It is OK to be on the edge of the rubber.


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thijs gruwez

thijs gruwez Posted 7 years ago

 

Hi Alois

 

I find that the glue on the side of the bat is really hard to remove and side tape doens't seem to stick that good on the surface. I think it's glue of the old tape but it might as well be glue used to glue the rubbers.

How do you do this? sandpaper doesn't seem the best way unless I would use a smal grinding machine?

 

kind regards


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Thijs,

You are right, the glue on some sidetape is a bit weird and sticky.  Maybe using a solvent like Turpentine may help.  Maybe others have suggestions.


Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

is it good if the width of the side tape is the same as the thickness of the racket (wood plus sponges) or better if it is less wide?

(Maybe it doesen´t make a difference...I don´t know...)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

I think it is good if it is wide enough to cover the edges of the rubber as well so that it protects the edges a little bit more.


Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 7 years ago

Thank you! So I have done it right.

As edge tapes are available in different width, maybe this is a helpful orientation for some people:

On my rackets (Stiga Classic and Waldner Senso Carbon with 1,8 and 2,0 sponges) 12 mm edge tape is a perfect size -

it goes close to but not over the edges.



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