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PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 01:27 
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I've heard advice from a coach on youtube to reglue the rubber in a week or so after it's been glued for the first time (i.e. the rubber is fresh). He was saying that the rubber absorbs the glue and settles down within that time frame so regluing it allows for better contact with the blade, increased playing properties, etc.

Do you reglue fresh rubber after a week of usage? Do you keep regluing it once in a while afterward?

(I often notice that if I reglue the same rubber on the same blade, its properties change but not always I can tell whether they've changed for good or bad.)


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PostPosted: 14 May 2019, 02:23 
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The only time I re-glue is if I'm using a Tensor-type rubber and it's gone flat. This happens after maybe one or two months - when you remove the rubber you'll notice it's shrunk (sometimes by as much as 3-4mm all around). When this happens, I pull it off and boost it, and then it's good again for another month or two. After 3-4 cycles of this the topsheet goes dead and loses all its grip, and that's the time to change rubber.


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That advice probably predates tensor rubbers which can shrink and lose speed if simply taken off and reglued.

What I have found works quite well with tensorsrs is to apply the glue and warm the rubber on a plastic kettle and then quickly attach to blade. This seems to restore some tension the heat probably expanding the rubber slightly.

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Since speed glue is forbidden here I only glue it once when I get it :D

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