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05-07-2015, 04:49 AM
Hey guys, i newly purchase tibhar aurus rubbers for both backhand forehand. How do I take care of the rubbers. How to keep them clean, how often should i clean them etc. I want to keep their performance best all the time. And what is the durabilty of rubbers. Thank you.

05-07-2015, 05:08 AM
Use your sweat. Do it every 40 seconds and youll be fine.

05-07-2015, 06:41 AM
Use a sponge with water every day.

05-07-2015, 08:08 AM
Should i clean everyday after playing?

05-07-2015, 08:09 AM
Use your sweat. Do it every 40 seconds and youll be fine.

Use a sponge with water every day.
Thank you cakezxc280 and henry.

05-07-2015, 10:00 AM
When playing,use your sweat to wipe it.

After playing,cover it with a protective sheet.

I personally do not wash with water after every use,and I don't reccomend it.
I believe a rubber will perform very well under the conditions I use it. (Using sweat and protective sheets)

05-07-2015, 10:27 AM
I clean the rubber simply by going over it with a damp cloth every other session or so. I always use protective sheets.

05-07-2015, 01:30 PM
I still use Aurus and it was my main FH rubber when I was in Korea. I used Aurus for 150-200 hrs, then switched it out with a new sheet. Usually, all you get out of a rubber is 80-100 hrs.

What did Der_Echte do to "take care" of Aurus? What Cake suggested. Then toss it in bat case after I was done.

My friend in teh club would then take my discarded sheet of Aurus, slap it on the FH of his Jun Mizutani, then use it for another 300 hrs or 5-6 months.

05-07-2015, 02:47 PM
I've found some great advice using the search button. A guy made a compelling argument on sealed bags. I use a wet sponge the wipe my rubbers off after I finish playing, let them dry from the moisture, then put it back in the box away from sun light, wet places, temp drops etc. I normally put the bat in cling film even when inside it's box/cover. Every time I take it out it has that new rubber smell.

Now if I wasn't going to play for a week or two, or just take a break but want to make sure the rubbers won't perish. Get a sealed bag, or make one from cling film, make sure it's air tight (test it), put the racket inside and dip it in water to push the air out. This will seal the bag and preserve it permanently

05-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Put them in a air free plastic bag between the sessions.

05-07-2015, 09:53 PM
Wouldn't sweat damage the topsheet?

I usually use a sponge specifically for cleaning my rubber and afterwards let it dry off before putting plastic protectors on them.

I let the sponge out on the open to dry too so it doesn't get moldy.

05-07-2015, 11:35 PM
Aerial: You get sick of that soryy-azz BH-Man and started to post here? haha.

Nah, sweat is a good thing to clean the bat. I have seen Koreans meticulously foam clean or water clean after play and use protective sheets and their rubber doesn't last any longer than my rubber does and I am a "Sweat Hog" (if any rememebrs that 70s TV show named Welcome Back Kotter)

05-08-2015, 06:44 AM
Thank you so much guys.

05-08-2015, 01:52 PM
I have some players peel off their rubbers and then paste it again. Do i need to do the same. If yes how often? Thank you.

05-08-2015, 03:08 PM
der_ecthe--I imagine YOU are Bh-man? haha

Using sweat to clean my rubber feels so wrong though! What do you do--run your palm through the side of your head/neck and then use the palm and rub both red and black sheets??? It feels like the sweat/oil would damage the topsheet... or perhaps I'm just being paranoid?

a lot of folks get mad when I even lay a finger on their rubber talking about how fingers have oils that are hard to get off the topsheet

05-08-2015, 03:13 PM
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05-08-2015, 03:15 PM
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When you remove your rubber be sure to remove old glue layers, it will affect the overall feel/touch of the bat when you leave old glue residue on. I was a little too stingy with the glue job in those images so I had to rub the sponge and take bits and pieces of glue slowly off, but as seen in this video, it can be done very quickly.


You don't need to re-glue unless you want to use speed glue, otherwise you can re-glue if you ding you rubber when going for a push that scrapes off the sheet on the side/tip or if your rubber is old and you want to switch to a new one. Cheers!

05-08-2015, 05:33 PM
Thank you aerial.