Questions and Answers for 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch
What is better to buy/use? The DeMarini White Steel or the DeMarini Raw steel? I see many teams in my league have the White Steel but don't think I've seen any Raw Steels.
The DeMarini White Steel is an older balanced model. The DeMarini Raw Steel is the new 2013 model and will have more of an end load. The newer Raw Steel would be better for a power hitter.
How does this bat hold up to a .44/375 ball? Should I be looking at an older model bat and if so do you sell prior year models?
The 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch can be used with .44/375 balls.
I just wanted to make sure that this is a singlewall bat and has no composite in it. We play in a singlewall league and have a few cry babies that complain about everything, so I just wanted to double check on it. thanks for your time
The 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch bat is definitely a single-wall bat and it does not have any composite materials.
I'm interested in buying this bat but it gets me nervous because everyone says they crack easy. Is this product reliable?
Based on the number of units sold so far, the 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch bat actually has slightly above average durability. However, if it does dent or crack, it will be covered under a full 12 month warranty through DeMarini, and DeMarini is very reliable when it comes to the warranties on their bats.
Our league requires that bats are 2004 ASA approved. I see this bat is 2013 ASA approved, but does it still meet 2004 ASA specifications?
The 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW slow pitch bat does feature the new ASA stamp. If your league uses the higher compression softballs (44 or 47 COR), I would suggest using a bat with the 2004 ASA stamp. Because there are many variations of league rules, it is always best to check with a league administrator for an Approved Bats List.
Are these bats temperature sensitive like the older versions? In my experience in the northeast, we can't use these bats until we reach 65 degrees. This would also include the White Steel.
Typically single wall bats like the 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch are more likely to dent in colder temperatures. This is because the ball becomes harder in colder temperatures and can damage the alloy material. We recommend not using the 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch below 55 degrees.
Which is a better bat, the 2013 Steel, or 2013 Raw Steel?
Both the 2013 DeMarini Steel: DXWHI Slow Pitch bat and the 2013 DeMarini Raw Steel: DXRAW Slow Pitch bat will have 13" barrel Lengths and 2 1/4" barrel diameters. They will also have End-Loaded Swing Weights and be approved for the same sanctioned leagues. Both will have the Hybrid Comfort Grip and N2M End Cap. Both will have Single Wall Construction designs and be made of Two-Pieces. The Steel will have an Alloy Barrel and Composite Handle. While the Raw Steel will have an Alloy Barrel and an Alloy Handle. Both bats will have the new ASA Stamp. Both are great choices it just depends if you prefer a composite or alloy handle feel.
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