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mo_town

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Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« on: December 14, 2017, 04:01:41 PM »

I am considering removing the scuff sheet off my bat and use it without one but worried if that will have a negative effect on the bat's life.

What are the pros and cons of not using a scuff sheet? Does everyone apply one to their bats or are there folks who are against scuff sheets?
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 04:17:54 PM »

I tried that as I do like a naked bat,  invariably you'll get an edge crack though so I've gone back to a decent helicopter scuff sheet
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 04:21:38 PM »

I'd always recommend a scuff sheet when using a new bat (that's been knocked in) to add extra support. I normally have a scuff sheet on bats when they're new and then remove them (and sand/refurb) after about a season. However I've noticed that naked bats tend to crack easier than those that have scuff sheets applied.

Having a scuff sheet applied is always going to help support the bat and realistically the performance difference is hardly noticeable if you don't have one on. It also helps the bat looking like new every time you remove it and re-apply a new one.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 05:39:59 PM »

Depends on balls too
I hate scuff sheets, but in our league , any team can use , any cheap bat breakers they want
A scuff will help in that respect
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 06:21:34 PM »

Applying a scuffsheet adds a bit of weight if youre really fussy about particular weight
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 06:35:03 PM »

Depends on balls too
I hate scuff sheets, but in our league , any team can use , any cheap bat breakers they want
A scuff will help in that respect
I agree with you. My league owner gets balls which is $2 max. I didnt use scuff sheet before and now I dont even use any Bat without scuff on it.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2017, 07:04:16 PM »

Just use edge tape, very unlikely to crack in the face if prepared properly

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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »

Although they help prevent damage Not a fan of scuff as like to see the bare wood   also some say ball rebound is not as good  off the bat face would always use edge tape though.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 09:40:25 PM »

From personal experience i don't feel any difference in performance with of without scuff sheet specially in nets & matches. Ping test might give a bit different sound.

My only bats with no scuff sheets are 4-5 grainers & Butterfly willow.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 10:41:48 PM »

IMO it's more of a personal preference. I like fiberglass scuff sheet on my bats.
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 11:03:18 PM »

Performance wise it's a 1-3mm thick sheet, it makes literally no difference whatsoever regardless of what some bloke down the pub has said.

Protection wise  I find it makes enough of a difference to be deemed worthwhile, and is thoroughly encouraged by me on a personal level (with the correct knocking in before application!)

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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 02:45:32 AM »

Protection wise  I find it makes enough of a difference to be deemed worthwhile, and is thoroughly encouraged by me on a personal level (with the correct knocking in before application!)
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?
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2017, 08:06:35 AM »

Performance wise it's a 1-3mm thick sheet, it makes literally no difference whatsoever regardless of what some bloke down the pub has said.
It's not even close to 1mm, never mind 3!

Not a clue why you wouldn't use a scuff, remove and refurb every so often if you're really worried about your bat's welfare but the benefits are obvious and the negatives, er...
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 08:30:58 AM »

Performance wise it's a 1-3mm thick sheet, it makes literally no difference whatsoever regardless of what some bloke down the pub has said.

What pubs do you go in where people are talking about performance degradation of a cricket bat when using a scuff sheet?  :)
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Re: Scuff sheet or not...is the question
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 09:53:47 AM »

Have always been a "Naked Bat" guy but this last year I have been scuffing my bats - I think that is because I have alot more bats now (thanks to the forum!) so to keep on top of the maintaince is harder as I like to use all my bats now. Also provides peace of mind too that they are protected alot more.

They are very easy to remove too - using a hairdryer to heat the glue - always peel away across the grain tho. Take your time. Use some white spirit to remove the glue. Then sand and oil/ wax
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