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    My edge tape won’t stick properly. Should I buy a new one?

    Hi. I recently bought a new racket with edge tape on. But it’s coming off the bottom edges. Do you guys know why? Thanks.

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    Use a tiny bit of water based glue. Easy enough to clean up later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuba Hajto
    Use a tiny bit of water based glue. Easy enough to clean up later.

    Yea I think that’s the problem. The rubbers were glued with revolution nr.3 and I think it does not stick very good. I’ll try Erikeeper. That’s a good “everyday” glue brand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuba Hajto
    Use a tiny bit of water based glue. Easy enough to clean up later.

    But if you mean table tennis glue. I dont have that.


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    But if you mean table tennis glue. I dont have that.

    Yeah I meant table tennis glue. But PVA based glue might also work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuba Hajto

    Yeah I meant table tennis glue. But PVA based glue might also work.

    Dont have that here. Here’s what Eri Keeper is made out of: “Eri Keeper is an adhesive developed from polyvinyl acetate. Eri Keeper is offered, for example, in construction and crafts.”
    So it’s like “normal” glue. I don’t know if it will work tho.


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    Wait is pva just a shortened name for polyvinyl actate? lol I’m dumb.

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    5M of edge tape is like 3-5 Euros... that is enough to do at LEAST 12-15 bats...

    ARE Table Tennis Players such misers?

    Rubbers cost 30-40 Euros at bargain prices and players have no problem replacing those 1-10 times a year...

    What kind of back breaking expense is 5 Euros to be able to handle this problem double digit times???
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    Hi. I cut the tape so it’s on one side. The part where I normally push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der_Echte
    5M of edge tape is like 3-5 Euros... that is enough to do at LEAST 12-15 bats...

    ARE Table Tennis Players such misers?

    Rubbers cost 30-40 Euros at bargain prices and players have no problem replacing those 1-10 times a year...

    What kind of back breaking expense is 5 Euros to be able to handle this problem double digit times???

    I think that the issue is rather shipping. If you buy pair of 40€ rubbers it is likely it will ship for free. But ordering only an edge tape, then paying 10€ for shipping... Also it might be an issue of I want to fix it with what I have on hand.


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    I’d just forget about it and buy a 5M roll along with the new pair of rubbers next time (and also a bottle of glue). Don’t use normal glue on table tennis stuff as things are supposed to be detachable without making any damage to the blade.

    A clean blade is beautiful but a blade with some scars is beautiful in another way, like a weathered man…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango K
    I’d just forget about it and buy a 5M roll along with the new pair of rubbers next time (and also a bottle of glue). Don’t use normal glue on table tennis stuff as things are supposed to be detachable without making any damage to the blade.

    A clean blade is beautiful but a blade with some scars is beautiful in another way, like a weathered man…

    I have not used normal glue. Infact I didnt even glue the rubbers. Its was made in the store.


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    Duct tape, also known as gaffers tape makes great edge tape. You can also use a small piece of it simply to keep the ends down of the original.
    Edge tape has no real function other than to show off the manufacturers name.
    It is supposed to protect the edges of the rubbers and the blade ---------------------------but it does not 😁

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    I have not used normal glue. Infact I didnt even glue the rubbers. Its was made in the store.

    Out of interest, which blade and rubbers did you eventually go for?

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    Wait, why do people even use edge tape? Can someone school me?

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    Wait, why do people even use edge tape? Can someone school me?


    already done it post # 13

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    Edge tape has no real function other than to show off the manufacturers name.
    It is supposed to protect the edges of the rubbers and the blade ---------------------------but it does not 😁

    This is the most asinine thing I read on this forum and thats saying alot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csxstars8696
    Wait, why do people even use edge tape? Can someone school me?
    I do it for looks and presentation. Often, it is branded tape, serves the purpose better.

    Still, a single color, or a color pattern side tape can look well too. I would wager sum cheese-its that Adam Bobrow would like many colors on his side tape if he could get it... or side tape with pictures of his shorts every few cm... heck, many players might buy that ege tape - an Adam Bobrow themed edge tape with his defining personal touches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csxstars8696
    Wait, why do people even use edge tape? Can someone school me?
    it looks cool

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    Ah, Nostalgia for the good old days when I cared how my blades and edge tape looked.
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    Does edge tape do anything? Depends. You can decide for yourself. But if you really slam the edge into the table or a wall, nothing will protect your edge. If you push hard, sometimes you bang your blade into the table. I prefer to see the damage.
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    I was trying to post a photo but the site is acting funny. So, no photo of the banged up edge of my blade. Battle scars are good. And most of the time, they don't affect the way the blade plays. But when a blade is toast, you use the next blade.
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    Still, cutting off the part of the tape that is coming up would work. Using an old fashioned rubber cement from a hardware store or an art supply store would work. So would using New Fangled TT Water Based glue. Chose your method or just remove the edge tape. The battle scars look better when you can see them.
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