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      thomas.pong is offline
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      Quote Originally Posted by IB66 View Post
      i clean with a rubber cleaner now and again, depending on how much I’m playing, maybe once a week max.
      the nature of the tacky surface attracts dust, so I prefer to clean with a damp sponge regularly during matches, at end of each rubber, depends on how much dirt / dust is on the top sheet.
      i protect with the plastic rubber protection sheets, sticky or non sticky versions, these sometimes need a clean as well !!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Hysteresis View Post
      I honestly just use water and a rubber sponge. You need a bit of liquid because dust stuck to a tacky surface is really hard to remove without it, and a rubber sponge is good because it doesn't leave fibres on the rubber, which is pretty much the same problem as the dust you are removing to begin with.

      A protection sheet is really all you need, the rubber stays pretty sticky by itself as long as it's clean, it's just cleaning is a bit of an effort because the tacky rubber will rip dust off the ball, out of the air, from any clothe you try to clean it with... etc. Once you remove anything stuck to the surface (and dry it if you used quite a lot of water to do it) it actually stays tacky just under a protective sheet pretty much indefinitely.
      Quote Originally Posted by mocker88 View Post
      A small spray bottle with water. Use very little. And a normal cleaning sponge (don't use the rough side). Do this a couple of times even during training/games and put it in a plastic bag after. This keeps my sticky rubbers sticky for years...
      Thanks fellas,

      This is what I do with my tensor rubbers as well, I spray just a little bit of distilled water and rub it off with the soft side of a rubber sponge, then put sticky protection sheets on.

      Just wanted to make sure that was also appropriate for sticky Chinese rubbers. I thought maybe I should use non-sticky protection sheets and perhaps spray something other than just water.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tango K View Post
      Appologize I wasn’t clear. WhatI mean is if you have H3 on the forehand then your 7 soft on backhand will be too soft. You could try 7 regular on backhand. Just my personal oppinion though
      I use to play with Rakza 7 on both sides and enjoyed it, my only concern was the weight on some setups, that's why I put 7 Soft on my BH.

      I tried H3 and especially liked it on my FH, on the BH if was nice also but it required a lot of effort compared to a tensor since the stroke is shorter and H3 is more linear and less lively. I had Rakza 7 Soft on the other side when I tried H3, and it felt the difference in hardness and throw made it a bit hard to adjust my angle on my BH right after hitting a FH with H3, so I think you're right when saying I would need something harder on my BH. I will try regular R7 there, and if I find it too heavy in combination with H3, I was thinking T80 or T80 FX. Do you think FX would still be too soft?
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      Quote Originally Posted by thomas.pong View Post
      Thanks fellas,

      This is what I do with my tensor rubbers as well, I spray just a little bit of distilled water and rub it off with the soft side of a rubber sponge, then put sticky protection sheets on.

      Just wanted to make sure that was also appropriate for sticky Chinese rubbers. I thought maybe I should use non-sticky protection sheets and perhaps spray something other than just water.
      water is really the only cleaning media permitted by the ITTF.
      There is however hardly a single TT-related manufacturer that does not promote a cleaner.

      May one ask why you are using distilled water instead of just tap water ?
      Is it because you get chlorine in your tap-water ???

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      thomas.pong is offline
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      Quote Originally Posted by lodro View Post
      water is really the only cleaning media permitted by the ITTF.
      There is however hardly a single TT-related manufacturer that does not promote a cleaner.

      May one ask why you are using distilled water instead of just tap water ?
      Is it because you get chlorine in your tap-water ???
      Tap water can contain residues, impurities, chlorine, iron, minerals... so I prefer to use distilled water in a small spray bottle.

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      Quote Originally Posted by thomas.pong View Post
      Tap water can contain residues, impurities, chlorine, iron, minerals... so I prefer to use distilled water in a small spray bottle.
      I use rain water. Works too.

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