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How do I make my table tennis paddle's rubber less sticky?

I realize this is an older question, but I think my answer might be useful to other people with the same or similar questions. Anti-spin rubber can take the spinniest of serves and return it ...
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What to do with my sweaty daily clothes?

I used to play tennis 3 or 4 days a week and sweat a lot too and I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area where it's 100+ F four or five months a year so I experienced the same thing as you with my dri-ft ...
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How to break in a pitchers glove?

I have played Division 1 baseball, and I was recruited to play both infield (SS) and pitch, so I have a little experience for this question. Frankly speaking, the glove is all about preference by ...
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How do I bake my Bauer skates?

I'd recommend leaving it to the pros if possible. Newer materials used by manufacturers may be more easily damaged than they would be on some of the older models of skates, and some models might not ...
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Cleaning Oil/Grease on Felt Pool Table

Personally, I would forget cleaning and get the table reclothed. You may get the stains out, but the oils can damage the material in a way that can affect the playing surface.
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What are the benefits of a golf club fitting?

I think it is a good idea to get clubs fitted. It shouldn't matter where you buy them unless you want to get clubs fully designed for your game. It really depends on how well you play, how much you ...
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What Effect Could Splits or Cracks in a Cricket Bat Have?

Judging by the way the crack is moving up the back of the bat it needs some form of repair or strengthening before it breaks. Depending on where your based I'd try and find a local bat maker or ...
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Is it possible to lengthen a tennis racket?

It is possible to lengthen your racquet (at least the handle/grip) - however, you don't want to attempt it yourself unless you really know what you're doing. I would recommend looking into a service ...
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How to clean and frame an autographed jersey?

I found a very useful link (CardBoardConnection) that can help you with the frame. There, you have a step by step "How to Frame a Jersey": Measure your jersey to pick the right sized frame. Most ...
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Is Elmer's rubber cement a viable choice for assembling Table Tennis Racket?

Elmer's Rubber Cement is the classic glue for Table Tennis Blades. But it is no longer legal for tournaments. If you glued within a week you will likely fail the sniff test for VOCs (solvents). ...
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How do I make my table tennis paddle's rubber less sticky?

Try a thin layer of black charcoal dry lubricant (Home Depot has them in a spray can.), test it and see if it's slippery enough (it would not smear after it drys in 3-5 min. Tape/cover the areas you ...
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Cleaning table tennis rubbers

I find anything that doesn't leave fibres on the rubber works. I often just use a paper towel.
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Is it possible to lengthen a tennis racket?

Here is How I did it: Buy a decent Wilson kid's racquet, 250g or so with a thin handle, other brands may have different core shapes that might be difficult to work with. Remove the wrap of the handle ...
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Does tying up a glove help break it in?

Putting a ball in it and tying it up will help create a pocket. The problem with that is it usually isn't a very natural pocket. The best way to break in a glove is to play catch with it. It will ...
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Do Hockey Players Use Pine Tar or Another Tacky Substance?

I don't have a definitive link, but the answer to the basic question is- sort of. They don't use pine tar, as that would leave a residue on the gloves; but they do occasionally use other substances ...
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What are the benefits of a golf club fitting?

Well, part of the fitting is to determine what you already know; swing speed of various clubs. That in turn determines your position along a bell curve of player profiles that will indicate the type ...
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How can I fix my basketball valve that has fallen into the ball?

To get a valve out of a basketball, I used a long flexible grabber. You can get them at autopart stores. They have a plunger that opens the claw at the other end. Get one with a small enough diameter ...
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How bad is washing a wetsuit in a washing machine?

Never wash your wetsuit in a washing machine! Here is a great article that will help and outlines each step - https://www.quiksilver.com.au/wetsuit-care-guide Stay clear of sharp objects (as ...
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Inline wheels wobble

Check your wheels for flat spots. Flat spots make your wheels wobble in turns. Check if any bearings are broken or close to be worn out. Check if the screws of your wheels need replacement or aren't ...
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How much can heat/weather affect a table tennis table?

There won't be much damage to the table's surface unless it is exposed to direct sunlight. But the change in climate might cause slight damage. Covering the table with a thick table cover would be ...
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Alternative to table tennis glue?

Many players I know, including myself, use Rubber Cement. It's cheaper than the "Chack" you get from Stiga, Butterfly, etc, and in my experience, seems to work just as well. It also doesn't leave ...
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Mouthguards with bad teeth

Having dealt with similarly out-of-alignment teeth when fitting a mouthguard, an excellent 'hack' is using scissors to remove part of the "wall" from a boil-and-bite mouth guard where the tooth would ...
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Second-hand alpine skiing equipment

As a beginner skier, I would recommend renting your equipment, particularly skis until you find the type and length you feel comfortable with. You would want to start with a shorter ski until you feel ...
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Baseball Glove Has A Ridge In It

If this an unused glove you need to properly form it. There are many methods but I always used neetfoot oil to soften the leather and then placed a ball in the pocket and kept it there when not in use....
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Best color for outdoor(/indoor) table?

It is actually not advised to play table tennis outdoors directly the sun as it will cause damage (warping)to the table's surface. A blue table is the best because it provides the best vision of the ...
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Do Hockey Players Use Pine Tar or Another Tacky Substance?

As a hockey player, I (more often than not) would apply wax (Commonly found as SexWax) on my stick. It's a perfectly legitimate resource to use, and adds a little more grip when stick handling. As for ...
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My hop-up makes BBs turn to the side. How can I fix it?

Check your barrel for scratches (replace it if you find any) Clean your barrel Rotate the barrel a little bit Try using heavier balls If it doesn't help, try using elastic (silicon) hop-up rubber
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Longboard wheel help

Yes - they can be used. The bearing size is generally the same (with some exceptions, but those are always flagged up as such) All you need is a wrench/spanner or pliers. Undo the axle bolts ...
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Does tying up a glove help break it in?

Tying up the glove by itself, even with a ball inside doesn't really aid in breaking it in. The main reason I've seen this process used is that it does help shape the pocket of the glove somewhat, so ...
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