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      If you are not top in your country or top in the world the ITTF doesn't really care. I still use speed glue some times.

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      Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl View Post
      Law 2.04.07 - The covering material should be used as it has been authorised by the ITTF without any physical, chemical or other treatment, changing or modifying playing properties, friction, outlook, colour, structure, surface, etc.




      That is the rule. It explicitly states that the topsheet and the sponge can not be treated in any way in order to change the playing characteristics. It is pretty clear.

      Does it make sense to follow the rule? That is a different question, but the question itself has a very clear answer. The rule specifically states that the sponge and rubber should be used as they come out of the packaging from the manufacturer. That doing anything with the intention of changing the playing characteristics, after the rubber has left the manufacturer, is against the rules.

      It does seem to be about $$ rather than about anything actually worth paying attention to, but, it is a rule and it is specifically stated.
      It's been updated once more to 2.04.07 - The racket covering shall be used without any physical, chemical or other treatment.

      But in regards to the above rule the ITTF only authorizes the topsheet. They have no regulations in manufacturing for the sponge hence why JOOLA for instance only pays for a single type of rubber like Rhyzm or Maxxx but has 3 different sponge variations. It's because they hadn't regulated the sponge that one could argue that the topsheet has not been altered. If a player decided to take Chinese sponge and add a euro topsheet to it there is nothing in regulation that prevents them from doing so. If that player happened to boost the sponge prior to gluing the topsheet on that would also be considered legal arguable of course.

      However with this new regulation it's pretty clear that any and all types of boosting are now illegal. It's about time. Now if they only enforced these rules with proper testing.

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      My rubber looks like this now.ehen can i glue it to the blade? Click image for larger version. 

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      Quote Originally Posted by markog99 View Post
      My rubber looks like this now.ehen can i glue it to the blade? Click image for larger version. 

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      wait 2 days for the curve to drop down, otherwise this rubber will be very difficult to stick onto the blade. For most boosters (I mean the strong ones like dian chi or haifu seamoon) applied on hard chinese rubbers the waiting time is to 5-7 days maximum.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TTFrenzy View Post
      wait 2 days for the curve to drop down, otherwise this rubber will be very difficult to stick onto the blade. For most boosters (I mean the strong ones like dian chi or haifu seamoon) applied on hard chinese rubbers the waiting time is to 5-7 days maximum.
      Ok thank you very much.

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      no, I don't think you have to wait 2 or 5 days.
      You only need to wait until you feel it's "dry"... one night should be enough
      what is also important is to let the glue you're going to put on the blade to dry too.

      Yesterday, I glued a H3neo about 8 hours after the last booster layer... and today I'm going to play with it
      I've never noticed differences waiting 10 hours or 2 days after the last booster layer
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      if don't want to boost, you don't have to read this topic, don't show anymore ittf rules here plz

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      So, I heard that most pro players play with boosted rubbers (especially in the thread of the german national team pics) then what are exactly the rules? I can't see the reason in making a law and not being sure that it is respected... (btw I'm not against boosting)

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