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I just have two quick questions about scuff sheets.

(1) Are they worth having, ie do the give good protection and not hamper the performance of the bat?

(2) If I were to get one, is it a good idea to get a plain one1 or a fibreglass one2?

Plain Sheet (eBay)

Fibreglass Sheet (eBay)

Any help would be most appreciated! :)

Note: I do already have protective tape to put on the edges also.

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I've no empirical evidence to back it up but I don't believe they hamper the performance of the bat and they do take some of the impact. I have a five or six year old bat with a lot less horizontal cracking than I have previous had in bats of a similar vintage. For what it's worth I'd recommend fitting it. If you are going to fit it, take the tape off the edges first and then re-apply new tape after the anti scuff is on or it'll all get a bit messy.

Personally I use the clear one, it looks nicer for a start! I think the best you can get is helicopter scuff sheet which is clear. If you goto http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php and search for scuff sheet there you will find more than enough analysis of it!

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Thanks very much for your answer. I remember you answered my question about the cracked cricket bats also; thanks! :) –  Smiley Sam May 21 at 19:13
    
Do you have a recommendation for a good quality, but also cheap, scuff sheet? I saw on that forum that the eBay ones that are like £2 aren't exactly top-notch. Any recommendation? –  Smiley Sam May 21 at 19:13
    
I bought some off Bulldog Cricket but I haven't had used it yet so I can't recommend it as such, sorry! :-) –  Adrian May 21 at 20:34
    
No problem. Thank you! :) –  Smiley Sam May 22 at 6:27

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