Are you thinking about installing a new rubber sheet on your ping pong blade? Doing so is a simple and effective way to revitalize your paddle without dropping hundreds of dollars on a brand new model. If the current rubber is torn, damaged or peeling off, then you should consider replacing it with a new one. Butterfly Free Chack is a product that’s designed to make replacing the rubber on a table tennis blade a breeze. If you are wondering how to use it, keep reading and I’ll walk you through the necessary steps.
What You’ll Need
First and foremost, you’ll need to pick up a few basic tools to get started. Along with a bottle of Butterfly Free Chack, you will also need a small painting brush, rubber sheet, and razor knife or similar cutting blade. Most of these items can be purchased form your local table tennis supply store, or you can buy them individually online.
When choosing a rubber sheet for your table tennis blade, pay close attention to its thickness. The thicker rubber sheets generally give you more power, but they also have some drawbacks. Common sense should tell you that a thicker rubber sheet will lower your speed, which many people find damaging in a neck-and-neck competition. If you are just starting out, stick with a rubber sheet with medium thickness, as this will offer you a balanced combination of power, speed and control.
Applying The Chack
Once you’ve purchased the necessary tools, it’s time to get started. Take the Butterfly Free Chack and apply a moderate amount to the back of your rubber sheet and the face of your blade. Using a small brush, rub it thoroughly in until there’s only a very thin layer remaining on both of these surfaces. Using too much of the Free Chack will result in bumps and other imperfections that will negatively affect your blade’s performance.
After the Butterfly Free Chack is applied, quickly press the rubber sheet against the blade and smooth it out using a roller or similar object. This is necessary to ensure the rubber maintains a strong and secure application with the blade.
Lastly, lay your blade down on a flat surface and use a razor knife to cut the excess rubber sheet off. Be extremely careful during this step to avoid accidentally hitting the blade. Small scratches to your blade with a razor knife could prove to be disastrous, so take your time cutting around it.