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 Post subject: Powder on the ball
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2016, 18:26 
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I am annoyed with the powder on the new balls, it sticks to the rubber, and I think up to some extent it will do abrasion to the rubber during play and will reduce spin also. Even after cleaning it with damp cloth, some still remains on the ball. However it seems that I am the only one that is annoyed, my friends do not care to clean the new balls.I do not know if it is the same case with the plastic balls. Anybody gets annoyed like me ?

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 Post subject: Re: Powder on the ball
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I am annoyed with the powder on the new balls, it sticks to the rubber, and I think up to some extent it will do abrasion to the rubber during play and will reduce spin also. Even after cleaning it with damp cloth, some still remains on the ball. However it seems that I am the only one that is annoyed, my friends do not care to clean the new balls.I do not know if it is the same case with the plastic balls. Anybody gets annoyed like me ?



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 Post subject: Re: Powder on the ball
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Last week I set up the iPong v300 and brought out a never-used-before box of Double Fish 1 star celluloids. Talk about dust! Wow... big white spots on the rubber, the black rubber turned white. It was like sprinkling talcum powder. Made the tacky H3 untacky. Now, despite this - it didn't bounce the ball any higher than when it was clean! (We've been discussing H3 elsewhere, and why it bounces the ball so low but hits pretty hard if you swing hard at the ball.)

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 Post subject: Re: Powder on the ball
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I've found the robot, with old celluloid training balls, covered my rubbers in dust. I find after a lengthy multiball session, my rubber is covered in white dust. I just clean the rubber and continue. Not worth being annoyed about.

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 Post subject: Re: Powder on the ball
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For robot use, I always recommend people to wash the balls first. Just put them in a bucket of water it it's gone.

I find it annoying too. I know some players would put the ball in their mouth to get the dust off....disgusting habit but it works. :lol:

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I use a damp cloth on new balls, better the licking it clean. I don't want to ingest any plastic mould release powder.

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 Post subject: Re: Powder on the ball
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apophis wrote:
I use a damp cloth on new balls, better the licking it clean. I don't want to ingest any plastic mould release powder.


+1

Plastic balls don't seem to have the issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Powder on the ball
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Thanks for all your comments. I still think that dust will reduce grippynes on the rubber. :(

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