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Old 10-16-2008, 04:57 PM
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Default How to make your own gum rubber practice pad

Get one of those black thick mouse pads and just sit it on a table! It works great! The thin ones work just as well and give a different feel. kind of like cymbals. put two or three on top of each other for a tom feel. It really does work. I tried to tell some students of mine who didn't have any money to use that and they looked at me as if I was crazy!

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Old 10-16-2008, 05:18 PM
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Get one of those black thick mouse pads and just sit it on a table! It works great! The thin ones work just as well and give a different feel. kind of like cymbals. put two or three on top of each other for a tom feel. It really does work. I tried to tell some students of mine who didn't have any money to use that and they looked at me as if I was crazy!

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ROFL, I happen to have one of those thick pads here at work and my sticks just so happen to be out in the truck, so out I walked to get them to test this theory out...and ya know it does work, not great, but it gives some rebound...works in a pinch, would not trade it in for my 12" HQ but in a pinch yeah! Good enough if ya can't afford a practice pad.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:35 PM
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Some are better than others. The more expensive pads will have better material and will rebound better. I have some mouse pad-ish coasters at home and they're really thin but they feel just like a practice pad.

EDIT: Check out what I found for silent practice on a table with sticks. It's kind of neat:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ips?sku=440041
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THE BEST PRACTICE PAD
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THE BEST PRACTICE PAD
You can increase the challenge by practicing at the olympic table tennis finals!
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Good idea. yes!!!! I will try. Thank you.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:40 PM
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I am just learning. Attending classes. suggestion to use Mouse pads is a great one. It works & I don't disturb any one while practicing. Thank you. Thumbs up.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:06 AM
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Back then I used a small eraser that I glued to a thick folder so it won't move. I like hitting small targets as it helps me to focus more and keep my technique clean.
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