Scuff sheet or not...is the question
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Kulli

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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 10:05:05 AM »

I've never really noticed any more damage to my blades since I started using them without antiscuffs. I stopped as I like to glue and tidy up any cracks as they appear rather than at the end of the season.

also saves a fair wedge of cash that can be spent on more bats!
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2017, 11:27:23 AM »

This brought us to another question. Some of the lower range bats come with scuff sheet fitted when you buy them. Should you remove scuff sheet before knocking? Does it make any difference with knocking?

I watched a Julien Milchamp you tube video where he basically says if applying a scuff sheet then knocking in only takes about half the time.. I threw me at first but does make some sense he more I think about it.

Although I would say boneing the edges is not really possible with a scuff on so if it needs more in that area than has come from the factory then it might be worth removing and reapplying.


Personally on my fav bats I don't have a scuff sheet and as I have been trending towards lighter bats I have been ditching the scuff and the toe guard for weight as much as anything else... my utility bat - the one I use in nets or wet weather has a scuff - after all its a great way of keeping the moisture out of the blade. I would also say for th e5/6 refers I did last year a scuff sheet definitely did a great job at keeping cracks together and protecting edges. Just have to be careful removing it when the surface underneath isn't stable.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2017, 12:25:17 PM »

I watched a Julien Milchamp you tube video where he basically says if applying a scuff sheet then knocking in only takes about half the time.. I threw me at first but does make some sense he more I think about it.

Although I would say boneing the edges is not really possible with a scuff on so if it needs more in that area than has come from the factory then it might be worth removing and reapplying.

I would always recommend knocking in a bat before applying a scuff sheet. On my personal bats, I only lightly knock them in and apply a scuff sheet to continually test the durability of bats from our bat maker (as inevitably we're going to get customers that don't knock in bats before using them) - however for all of the bats that I knock in for customers, I always knock bats in fully before applying a scuff sheet. I've previously knocked bats in after applying a scuff sheet before - but these have been prone to cracks appearing. Whilst these may have been exceptions - since I've knocked in every bat before applying a scuff sheet, there have been no issues with premature cracks.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 08:26:53 PM »

I never use a scuff sheet, they're too smooth. Do your team a favour, take the shine off the ball quicker by leaving the bat face bare and gently roughing it with 80 grit sandpaper.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2017, 08:44:09 PM »

I never use a scuff sheet, they're too smooth. Do your teama favour, take the shine off the ball quicker by leaving the bat face bare and gently roughing it with 80 grit sandpaper.

Never thought of it like that
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2017, 12:09:23 AM »

I never use a scuff sheet, they're too smooth. Do your teama favour, take the shine off the ball quicker by leaving the bat face bare and gently roughing it with 80 grit sandpaper.

Or just buy an M&H  ;)
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