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I hate toe guards
« on: May 31, 2018, 12:50:49 PM »

Only just starting this and it's going to be a pig to get off! On a not unrelated note, I also dislike yorkers in nets...

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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 01:21:16 PM »

Ouch, toes and wallet.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 01:40:46 PM »

oh no that isn't the one you made is it @edge??
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 01:43:30 PM »

oh no that isn't the one you made is it @edge??
Happily not, after I got the ton with that one it's not going anywhere near nets ha! It's a Laver that I actually haven't even used in a game yet 😠 On the bright side, having struggled the toeguard off the cracks aren't deep into the toe at all, so she'll live on ok at least.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 02:09:03 PM »

phew!! but what a bugger! glad it seems to be not as bad as you (and we all) once feared
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 02:29:28 PM »

Out of interest, how will you go about 'fixing' the dent and cracks?  I have a similar issue I need to address but not near the toe.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 02:29:48 PM »

It's usually as much as I can do to get a toe guard to stay on for more than 10 balls, let alone struggle getting one off!  :D
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 03:19:50 PM »

Every toe guard i  ever get on a bat i rip off by hand straight away as they will only fall off 5min into my first net anyway . If nothing else, this is testament to l&w toe guard application process being a step above the pack .
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 03:38:30 PM »

Toe guards are pretty useless as I don't tap my bats but preparing the toe with a mallet is crucial. I don't really mallet the middle of the bat anymore but toe is a must!
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 03:39:06 PM »

No fault of toeguard, Willow looks very dry to be honest, needs coats of oil.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 03:58:22 PM »

Every toe guard i  ever get on a bat i rip off by hand straight away as they will only fall off 5min into my first net anyway . If nothing else, this is testament to l&w toe guard application process being a step above the pack .
Yeah was thinking just this as I went at it with a pair of pliers and the better half's hairdryer! Toe guards are a total waste of time in my view.

Re. fixing it, it's not deep at all so I'll sink as much thin glue into the cracks as I can and then sand it to smooth it off, should do the job.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 04:34:26 PM »

thanks,

by thin glue I assume you mean the runniest 'superglue' you can get your hands on rather than wood glue?
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 04:57:48 PM »

thanks,

by thin glue I assume you mean the runniest 'superglue' you can get your hands on rather than wood glue?
Probably superglue yep, although I've fixed similar with watered down wood glue before.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 06:48:21 PM »

Not my experience. A well fitted toe guard lasts as long as the bat. Though in my experience it is easier  fitted when new. Im a bit of a crease topper and it protects to toe from tapping damage.
On the scales though. it actually adds quite a bit.
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Re: I hate toe guards
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 11:25:39 PM »

I have always taken toe guards off, then just smeared wood glue or even airfix glue to act as a blocker to damp getting in.
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