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What scuff sheet

Naked please, I don't like to cover up
- 9 (9.6%)
Feel is more important than looks, let me have that fibreglass
- 21 (22.3%)
I like a good hammer(edge)
- 21 (22.3%)
Thick and clear please, I want to see my beautiful willow
- 37 (39.4%)
I need my performance enhanced please
- 6 (6.4%)

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2015, 09:18:06 AM »

I used to use hammer edge ones or clear ones with tape at the edges, but to be honest I like buying new bats and i like repairing then when they get damaged rather than waiting until the season end to pull off the A/S and see what damage it has been hiding so I've been going for naked bats recently and tbh haven't really noticed any extra damage.
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2016, 06:55:12 PM »

I like the look of naked but obviously a hammer edge looks alot nicer and lasts longer than ordinary scuff sheets, plus the bat lasts longer

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2016, 07:16:06 PM »

I like the look of naked but obviously a hammer edge looks alot nicer and lasts longer than ordinary scuff sheets, plus the bat lasts longer

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I wouldn't say it's obvious that they look nicer. I personally prefer a completely clear sheet.

We sell the best quality clear scuff sheet on a roll, I can't agree that hammer edge outperforms it.

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2016, 07:24:55 PM »

I'd argue that a hammer edge sheet looks worse than a helicopter sheet. They hide the grains more and you have to have edge tape applied. I prefer the looks of a nice clear sheet.

I love fibreglass sheets too as they are the lightest variety and are great on repaired/refurbished bats that aren't looking at their best any longer.
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2016, 07:35:05 PM »

Where does everyone get their fiber sheets from?
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2016, 07:37:20 PM »

Where does everyone get their fiber sheets from?

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2016, 07:38:46 AM »

Being a grain lover, i would always go either clear or naked. Ive never felt any difference in performance, but scuffs tends to hide smaller cracks - which makes it hard to repair in time.
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2016, 11:06:58 AM »

Clear Helicopter (3M), can be purchase in 3m lengths for about $10 aus dollars,  also used as bike frame protection
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2016, 11:34:42 AM »

Fibre scuff for me. Always have and always will use them.


Bats last longer, and performance isn't impacted(I've had some clear scuff that seem to deaden the bat)

It's always a dilemma as I prefer to repair damage / cracks as soon as I see them. I guess if you use a fibre sheet like @smilley792 then you will only do repairs once a year?

Honestly tempted to just stick on the fibre and let the bats just break if/when I score enough runs
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2016, 07:28:20 PM »

Always prefer clear sheets for the reason above. If you see a bad crack you can whip the scuff off and repair it. Fibre I imagine might protect better but could conceal a significant crack, at least until its too late.

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2016, 03:40:05 AM »

Im still deciding on either clear or fibre sheets but a good point was raised with fibre it will be harder for you to see cracks on the face. How long after oiling does every apply their scuff sheets?
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2016, 09:43:02 AM »

Unless somebody corrects me aren't fibre sheets harder to take off, like fibre tape?

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2016, 12:18:07 PM »

Im still deciding on either clear or fibre sheets but a good point was raised with fibre it will be harder for you to see cracks on the face. How long after oiling does every apply their scuff sheets?
I usually leave my bats 48 hours after oiling just to make sure, and usually after smelling linseed oil (which is the best smell in the world) im in no state to start being precise!

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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2016, 12:33:50 PM »

Im still deciding on either clear or fibre sheets but a good point was raised with fibre it will be harder for you to see cracks on the face. How long after oiling does every apply their scuff sheets?

How long i leave it depends on the bat and the sheet. If it was a thirsty bat I'll apply a good quality helicopter sheet within hours.

If the oil takes a bit longer to soak in I leave it at least 24 hours before applying a helicopter sheet.

For fibreglass sheets I always leave the bat at least 48 hours, just to be on the safe side. There's nothing worse than finishing a repair/refurb then wasting a sheet by trying to apply it too soon (trust me, I've been there haha!)

Unless somebody corrects me aren't fibre sheets harder to take off, like fibre tape?


Yes and no. They dont come off as cleanly, but white spirit works wonders. Just treat the leftover strands of fibreglass like you would residue from a helicopter scuff and you'll make short work of it.

I have also found you get less willow fibres lifting when removing a fibreglass scuff than you do a helicopter (but after a bit of sanding this becomes irrelevent anyway)
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Re: Scuff Sheets. Clear, Hammer edge or fiberglass??
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2016, 12:52:45 PM »

Am I the only one who will stick on a clear sheet...then have a change of heart and remove it to stick on a fibre sheet.. then have a change of heart again.. and go back and forth?

I hate the off season - too much time to waste on crap like this.
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