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Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« on: April 05, 2018, 05:26:06 PM »

Hi guys,

I have removed the tape I had on my bat, sanded and oiled for the new season and I was wondering what finish you think is the best to go with?  Scuff sheets Ive only had experience with the really thick GM ones which I wasnt a massive fan of, edge tape I used terrible, old stuff which cracked and did not want to come off and Im a bit nervous about going with my bat with no covering (being terrible I edge the ball most of the time).  What would you suggest, and do you have any suggestions on the products that you would use/avoid?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 05:27:19 PM »

Just edge tape, replace every season/as needed
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 05:33:33 PM »

Nothing wrong with no scuff sheet or tape. Ask yourself what you didn't like about previous scuff sheets. I never used to put them on but now I always do. It's a personal thing rather than something that will increase the longevity of the bat.
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 05:55:29 PM »

Yes I was always liked a naked bat I like the idea of a traditional bat and last year I had my bats like this but this year I have decided to protect them abit more and have scuffed the lot to protect my investments abit more -I have even put edge tape on them too. I wanna use them Even tho they are lovely just to look at lol
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 06:02:09 PM »

My rule of thumb is that for a new bat I will put a thicker scuff on, either helicopter or hammer edge.

Once the bat has been used for a season or later when it is refurbished I will use a fibre scuff as it is thinner.

A scuff sheet does protect the bat so is worth having in my view.
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 06:39:23 PM »

Unless you are playing a very high standard or are in a part of the country that is well off the chances are poor quality balls will damage your bat more than anything else.

So a scuff scuff def helps, I Dunno about the rest of the forum but ball quality is going down.most leagues will buy lower end balls, we certainly do.

I once bought a second hand bat with two anti scuff sheets on, which was unusual but you can see what the previous owner was trying to do.

So scuff sheet, edge tape, the lot.  :)
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 07:01:48 PM »

Bats are expensive these days so on my bats I put both scuff sheets and edge tape. I would of course love to have left it naked but for the added protection and longevity I put both on.
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 07:20:36 PM »

 Cant beat  a natural face but As you edge the ball  forget scuff  a wide clear  edge tape.
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 07:20:46 PM »

An anti-scuff sheet with some fibreglass edge tape certainly helps to protect and prolong the life of a bat. We've seen some sheets that come in from India and they are pretty poor, in that they start to crack and crumble pretty easily. At the moment its the UK produced ones that are the best by far....thats for both the sheets and the edge tape.

GM, since they started adding the sheets as standard on all there bats, which was some time ago, saw a big drop in bat returns for repairs etc, so thats a good example of how effective a sheet can be.
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »

I'd leave a helicopter scuff sheet on a new bat. After a few seasons, I just remove the scuff sheet since bat is well knocked and surface hardened. Same for edge tape.

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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 10:05:35 AM »

Thanks, Im thinking Ill go with a scuff sheet, was looking at the fibreglass sheets that Ive seen Root has, and that Malan has on the GM adverts, does anyone know where I can find them and does anyone have any experience?

Like in this photo- https://mobile.twitter.com/GMCricket/status/982182109635739648?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Thanks,

CaS
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 10:41:36 AM »

I bought a 50m roll of it from eBay, have been netting all winter with it on my main bat and it's stood up extremely well so far so would happily recommend. Just ask them to trim to 130mm.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F162957315648
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Re: Scuff sheet vs edge tape vs naked?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 12:03:43 PM »

i bought the same roll, fantastic qualty and a bargain for the price
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