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    Posted: 10/02/2020 at 7:08pm
As we're moving into the rainier days of autumn, I've started experiencing issues with the grip of my Tenergy 05. It's not just the wet weather - too many players in a small venue, all sweating and breathing will cause my rubber to be covered in a microfilm of steam too, completely changing the spin (especially looping) capabilities. 

Is there a solution to this? Would temperature have an effect too or is it just about the humidity? Would grippier tackier rubbers like Dignics 09c be less susceptible to this?


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During cold winter months I play tenergy, mxp, Victas.. anything fast and spinny. I am not too picky. When summer and humidity come, Victas v>15 is the only one that I like and that doesn't slip.
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enjoy the antispin properties and abuse it lol...
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With hybrid or chinese rubber or with pips - almost does not matter if there is humidity or not
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Originally posted by Rollko Rollko wrote:

As we're moving into the rainier days of autumn, I've started experiencing issues with the grip of my Tenergy 05. It's not just the wet weather - too many players in a small venue, all sweating and breathing will cause my rubber to be covered in a microfilm of steam too, completely changing the spin (especially looping) capabilities. 

Is there a solution to this? Would temperature have an effect too or is it just about the humidity? Would grippier tackier rubbers like Dignics 09c be less susceptible to this?

I have horrible problems with this. Don't rub your rubbers or the salt in your sweat makes it worse.  I've even tried cleaning them with shaving cream at an anti fog.

Best to keep something around to wipe with so youre not tempted to rub it with your palms. I use too thin a brush, so I'm real succeptable

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Originally posted by cole_ely cole_ely wrote:

Originally posted by Rollko Rollko wrote:

As we're moving into the rainier days of autumn, I've started experiencing issues with the grip of my Tenergy 05. It's not just the wet weather - too many players in a small venue, all sweating and breathing will cause my rubber to be covered in a microfilm of steam too, completely changing the spin (especially looping) capabilities. 

Is there a solution to this? Would temperature have an effect too or is it just about the humidity? Would grippier tackier rubbers like Dignics 09c be less susceptible to this?

I have horrible problems with this. Don't rub your rubbers or the salt in your sweat makes it worse.  I've even tried cleaning them with shaving cream at an anti fog.

Best to keep something around to wipe with so youre not tempted to rub it with your palms. I use too thin a brush, so I'm real succeptable


I have horrible problems with this. Don't rub your rubbers or the salt in your sweat makes it worse.  I've even tried cleaning them with shaving cream as an anti fog.

Best to keep something around to wipe with so youre not tempted to rub it with your palms. I use too thin a brush, so I'm real succeptable

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I saw a chinese put a bag with rice in it on the rubber.
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Would Dignics 09C solve this?
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I remember training in Guangdong, China . . . no A/C. Everything was wet. Needed a towel for table and rubber. I tried to play with Tenergy and it was useless. Sticky Chinese rubbers were the only thing that would work under such humid conditions.
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Originally posted by Rollko Rollko wrote:

Would Dignics 09C solve this?

Nope, Dignics 09-C is the same. I have just experienced it several times since it is raining non stop for 3 weeks in Belgium. With non ventilated places full of breathing and sweating players, this is a real nigtmare because nothing is dry, your clothes, the ball, the rubbers, the ground, the air, the towels....
Only Chinese rubbers like H3 or H3 neo, TG 2 or 3  for instance are not affected by condensation, humidity but....you need to boost them regularly


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I'm not sure if tacky rubbers are immune -> I played with a lot of tacky rubbers and they definitely lose grip in humid conditions....
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I'm increasingly convinced the only solution is, learn to flat hit.  Those are the guys who thrive in the spinless, heavy conditions.
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time to hit with short pips
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I also use Victas V-15, and have not experienced any slipping.  Of course I've missed the most humid part of the year here while the club was shut down, but even playing in a not well vented area, I have not experienced any issues.
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