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Calzehbhoy

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Unfinished toe
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:03:54 AM »

Most of the pro bats we see are complete with the compulsory sharpie but also have an unfinished toe.

Why do these toes not get finished for the pros?
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 08:15:38 AM »

Unwanted additional weight? It's not like they care if the bat lasts for one full season.
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 06:25:49 PM »

Most of the pro bats we see are complete with the compulsory sharpie but also have an unfinished toe.

Why do these toes not get finished for the pros?

What is an unfinished toe? One without a  toe guard?
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 06:27:30 PM »

Check the toe on @Canners BG bat for sale. That vs a regular toe youd expect on a store bat
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 08:46:10 PM »

What is an unfinished toe? One without a  toe guard?


Something like this

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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 08:59:49 PM »

God that looks crap
Why do they do that?
My favourite bit sanding the toe to see the grains through it

I know I'm gonna bash hell out of it on muddy wickets, but I'd never leave a toe like that
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 09:03:13 PM »

Mat Prier obviously wasn't fussed...  :D
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 09:25:27 PM »

Only thing i can think of is that toe guards are meant to stick better to a slightly abrasive surface so maybe don't bother sanding to aid with the bonding ?
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 10:06:38 PM »

Only thing i can think of is that toe guards are meant to stick better to a slightly abrasive surface so maybe don't bother sanding to aid with the bonding ?
Cant imagine any of them use tow guards thoigh...
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 10:11:03 PM »

Think I heard it's something to do with preventing feathering, not sure how or why though just something ive been told
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 01:03:47 AM »

Something like this




 :D

Matt PriDr? :D

It doesn't look that bat, after a few matches, the toe looks like crap. I don't really care about the toe guard.
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 01:05:29 AM »

I think toe guards are useless. They fall off. My bats do well with a bit of oil applied to the toe. I play on astro-turf and matting pitches so we don't see much damage to the toe unless some git borrows your bat and then rough it up saving a runout. Eeeed-yaaatz!
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Re: Unfinished toe
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 06:53:21 AM »

Think I heard it's something to do with preventing feathering, not sure how or why though just something ive been told


I have had shoo goo toes for about 25 years . Previously,  my dad used to scuff my toe like this to prevent feathering ( im a big tapper/toe basher) because he didnt want to fork out for replacements or repairs . I never asked his reasoning , but it seemed to work .
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