The basis for a good bat is the correct bonding! Erik Bottroff shows how it's done ...
Basically, it's pretty simple and according to Erik: "If I can do it, anyone can learn how to do it, for that you need not be a top player."
We’ll show you in a few steps how it’s properly done. At first we should mention that there are a wide variety of rubbers. Relevant for best bonding is the size of the sponge’s pores. In our series of pictures we stick to a RASANT Powergrip, which is characterized by large pores. In order to achieve the best possible result in large-pore surfaces, we recommend to use a "thicker" glue (Turbo Fix in our example).
Small pores = Normal glue
Large pores = Thicker glue
Evenly dispense onto the surface and wait until it is almost transparent.
Repeat this step twice – i.e. 2 layers (depending on room temperature and other factors this process may take a little longer).
Coat the wood (1 time is enough here) and also wait until it’s transparent.
This can be done in between the first and second layer on the rubber surface.
When everything is dry position the rubber’s bottom right above the blade’s handle, then carefully put the entire rubber onto the wood and finally roll over with light pressure.
If you have further questions about table tennis facts you are interested in, just contact us. We will do our best to help and at best come up with a series of pictures like we did here :)
Have fun gluing!
Your andro team