Questions and Answers for 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth
what has the lighter swing weight? the voodoo -13 or Easton s2 -13?
The Easton S2 is going to have the lighter swing weight because it is a balanced bat. The Voodoo is going to feel heavier being endloaded with more weight distributed towards the end of the bat.
I have heard that the Voodoo has to be broken in. Is that true and if it is how many swings on average should it take?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth is hot our of the wrapper, so it does not require a break-in.
I am 4' 11" and 85 lbs. What size would you recommend?
According to our sizing chart, I would recommend a 30" 17 oz for the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo.
Hi, I'm 11, only 4'6" and 95 pounds. I'm a contact hitter and looking for some power. Which bat is best for me, the 2013 Voodoo the 2014 Voodoo or the 2013 CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth and the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo are both end loaded. They are best suited for a power hitter. The DeMarini CF5 is more balanced and better for a contact hitter.
My son is 5 foot, 5 inches, 138 pounds, and a very big power hitter. Should I get him the 2013 Easton S1 or 2014 Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth bat features a slightly end loaded swing weight that power hitters typically utilize more efficiently. The Easton S1 is a very balanced model and is generally preferred by contact hitters because it allows them to achieve higher swing speeds. Choosing a bat much more dependent on personal preference than recommendations. To aid in the decision, I would select the model that is most similar to bats he's successfully used in the past.
Is it safe to use this bat with hitting sticks to warm up for games?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth can be used with hitting sticks.
Do you have a 28" 18 oz. Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth only comes in a -13 drop, so all 28" youth Voodoo bats will weight 15 ounces.
My son's 2011 DeMarini CF4 just broke (at the handle), this was a 31" 20 oz. He used a 2011 Easton Omen XL (30" 18 oz.) last season. How will the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo (31" 18 oz.) compare to these bats? He's 11, 5' 3", 105 lbs, and a good hitter (line drives with occasional power).
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth will be pretty comparable to the bats he has used in the past. The Voodoo does have an end loaded feel, but since it is a -13 it should not really feel much heavier than the bats he had already used.
How far on average does the 30" 17 oz. hit?
We are unable to provide a distance on how far a ball will travel on any bat including the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth. The distance depends on several factors including the speed of the pitch and the strength of the player.
Aside from the -13 vs. -12 and slightly end-loaded vs. balanced swing weight, how does this bat compare to the 2014 Vexxum. What's the difference between the TR3 handle vs. the C6 handle?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth and the 2014 Vexxum are both great bats from DeMarini. The drop sizes are close at -13 and -12. But that swing weight is a big issue. The Voodoo and its barrel heavy, end loaded swing weight will provide some good power. The Vexxum will be easier to swing and help the batter achieve better swing speeds. The handles will just be different types of composite materials.
My son is 12 years old, 5' 1" and 125 lbs. He's more of a power hitter than a contact hitter. Is the DeMarini Voodoo 32" 19 oz. a good choice?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth is a good choice for a power hitter, as it's an end loaded bat. Based on his size and age, we'd recommend the 31" 18 oz.
Can you tell me what DXVDL and WTDXVDR mean for the Voodoo?
The DXVDL in the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth description is just a model number for the bat.
My son just turned 11 and he weighs 100 lbs and is 5 Feet tall. He has the power to hit the ball over the fence, but at the same time he is a good line drive hitter. He has been using the 2010 Louisville TPX Omaha 30" 20 oz. for the last two years and I would like to buy him a new bat. Would you recommend the DeMarini Voodoo or the DeMarnini CF5? I was thinking about the 30" 22 oz.? He likes the CF5 LE color scheme.
The DeMarini Voodoo is end loaded, which can be a bit different. It is for a power hitter. The DeMarini CF5 is very balanced and is more for a line drive hitter. It really comes down to if your son has the bat speed or experience to swing a end loaded bat. Both are amazing choices.
I'm trying to decide between the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo and the 2013 Easton XL1 2013. Both bats are within price range and both have very slick design.
Since both the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo Youth and the Easton XL1 Youth are end loaded and both great bats. They will preform very similar. It would really be decided by personal preference.
Is this bat ASA approved?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth is intended for baseball use. The 2013 DeMarini Vendetta C6: DXVCF Fastpitch is a fastpitch bat in a similar size that is ASA approved.
Are these bats approved for Babe Ruth baseball for 2013? They are composite handle bats but do not have a BBCOR .50 certification stamp on them. I'm under the impression that all composite handle bats must certified BBCOR .50.
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth is legal in Babe Ruth. Only composite barrel bats have to be BBCOR certified.
I'm 4'9", should I get a 30" 17 oz. or 29" 16 oz.?
For the most accurate sizing information, I recommend visiting our Bat Coach at http://www.baseballbats.com/bat-coach/.
How does the barrel length on this compare to the Easton YB11S2? My son is 5'2" and about 110 lbs. He has a 2013 Vexxum 31" 20 oz. I am looking at getting him a second bat and was looking at an Easton YB11S2 32" 19 oz. I am wondering about the barrel and bat length. Thanks.
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth bat will have a slightly longer barrel length than the other bats. A 31" bat length is recommended for his size, but a 32" is definitely not too long.
How does the end load compare to the 2013 Easton S2: YB13S2 Youth?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth is end loaded. The 2013 Easton S2: YB13S2 is balanced.
Hi, what is the difference between this bat, the DeMarini Voodoo DXVDL and the XL2 (-11) Easton? Is one more end loaded than the other?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth bat will have a very similar end load to the Easton XL2 Youth bat. One will not have a much heavier feeling than the other. Both designs are also the same. Composite handle and an alloy barrel.
My son is 8 yrs old, 53 inches tall, and 68 lbs. With a nice swing, according to chart the recommended size is 30" 17oz., but many reviews I see recommendations for 29" 16oz. for comparable size kids. Would you recommend the larger size? He is growing fast.
For his height and weight I would recommend going with the 30" bat to give him some room to grow in to.
What size bat should my son get? He is only 8 years old.
I would recommend the 29" 16 oz. 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth for your 8 year old son.
What type of temperature for the Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth does not have any temperature restrictions.
My kid is 4'5" 74 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, a 29" model of the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL would be recommended.
What temperature do you recommend before using the Voodoo?
We recommend the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth to be used in temperatures above 55 degrees.
Is this bat good for a 13 year old junior league or what bat is good for that is has to be little league approved and this bat is but it seems like a little kid bat could a 13 year old with the 32 inches be good?
Most players in the Junior Division of Little League will use a big barrel bat, but I know of a few player at that age who use small barrel bats like this 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL. Personally, I would recommend a heavier bat. This bat has a -13 length to weight ratio, and if your player has any hopes of playing at the High School level, he will be better suited with a heavier bat. This is because at the High School level players will have to use a heavier bat as all bats must have a -3 length to weight ratio.
My 11 year old son is 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. What size Voodoo would you recommend?
I would recommend the 30" 17 oz. 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth for your 11 year old son.
is the bat legal for USSSA 14 year olds!!!!
This bat would be legal for league play, because his bat features he USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp. Here is a link to view more details on this model. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-voodoo--dxvdl-youth/15467/
My son is 7 years old. He is about 48 or 49 inches tall and weigh 53lbs. He has quick hands and is a contact hitter. Currently he is swinging a Easton Reflex LX71 28inch 15oz. I'm thinking about upgrading to a bat that would give him more pop and drive on the ball. Is the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo DXVDL a good transition and if so what size would your recommend? A 28oz or 29oz?
The DeMarini Voodoo is a great bat that sells very well and is known to have above average pop. If he had good strength and swing speed with his 15 oz. Reflex, a 29" model of the Voodoo is recommended. If he had average to below average strength and swing speed, then a 28" model of the Voodoo would be recommended.
How does this bat compare to the Vexxum?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth is more end-loaded than the Vexxum. Overall, the performance will be the same between both bats.
I got this bat, can this be used in little league juniors?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth bat is approved for little league.
My son turns 12 in May 2013 and last year he used a TPX Omaha 29 inch bat. He has hit a growth spurt over the past year and seems to be stronger. Should I go with the 31" or 30" Voodoo, or do you recommend a different bat?
The recommended size would be a 30". A 31" would not be too big of a jump though. The 2013 Voodoo is a great bat. As a 12 year old I would check the Youth Big Barrel section also.
My son is 11 going on 12 he is 4'10" and about 75 lbs. Which bat would you recommend for a contact hitter the 2013 DeMarini CF5 or the Voodoo or something else? His coach recommended the CF5, but the lightest they have is 19 oz. and he is use to 17 to 18 oz.
I would still recommend going with the DeMarini CF5. It may be an ounce heavier, but it is super balanced, which is perfect for any contact hitter.
Has it been confirmed that the 2013 edition has been approved for Little League?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL has an alloy barrel, making it automatically approved and legal in Little League.
Trying to decide between the 2013 Voodoo and the 2013 Easton XL2 for my son. He makes the most contact on the lower half of the barrel (closest to hands). Based on this, would you recommend the Voodoo or the XL2? The barrel on the XL2 looks longer in the pics but it could just be image.
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth and the 2013 Easton XL2: YB13X2 Youth bats will feel and perform very similarly. The Easton XL2 will have an extended barrel, which may help him on those balls he keeps hitting off of the handle. Both bats will have a slight barrel heavy, end loaded feel to them. They both will be made up of composite handles and an alloy barrel. Neither will require any period of break-in. Either bat will make a great selection.
With all the technology today's bats seem hot right out of the box. Will using this bat in pre-season batting practice and using dimple balls damage this bat or any bat?
Fully composite bats should not be used in batting cages that use yellow dimpled ball, as they can damage the the composite materials. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth has an alloy barrel so it may be used in a batting cage.
My son is almost 9, 4'8 and weighs about 90lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" 16 oz. model in the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth bat. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 11 years old, 4'6" and weighs 60 pounds. What bat size would you recommend?
The recommended length would be 29". At 11 years old I would also recommend between an 18 oz. and a 20 oz. bat.
We have the 2011 DeMarini Voodoo Youth and are considering the 2013. Comparing the same bats from 2011 to 2013, is the 2013 barrel longer? 2012?
The barrel length did not change between the 2011, 2012, & 2013 models. However, the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth uses new composite and alloy materials. It will be more end loaded and stiffer than the 2011 and 2012 models.
My son is turning 11 this December, and currently swinging the 2012 Voodoo 29/16. I'm looking to get him a new bat, and have come to 3 choices. The 2013 Voodoo, 2013 CF5, or the CF4. He is slightly over 5' and weighs 94lbs. He is more of a contact and line drive hitter. What would be the best bat for him and size?
Out of the three bats you are looking at the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is going to be the best bat for your son. It is more balanced than last years CF5, and the perfect bat for a contact hitter. The Voodoo will feel a little too end loaded, and we no longer carry the DeMarini CF4. He should be using a 31" 21oz. bat.
What are the differences in performance between the 2012 and 2013 Voodoos?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth will be slightly more durable, but overall the 2012 and 2013 models will have the same performance.
Does bat have OFFICIAL SOFTBALL logo on it?
No, the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth baseball bat has the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp and is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA leagues.
I have a 7 old son who is playing machine pitch and has a very fast swing speed for his age. I was looking at the Voodoo for him but wanted to get your opionion if another DeMarini bat would be better suited for his age and swing speed.
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is slightly end loaded, perfect for a player with great bad speed.
My son is 10, is 4"11 and weighs 75 pounds. Not a power hitter and slower to average bat speed. Would you recommend the 2012 or 2013 Voodoo, or a different bat like the CF5? Also, what length and weight?
The Voodoo has a slightly endloaded feel. Due to this, I wouldn't recommend it for a player with below average swing speed. The CF5 will be more balanced and better suited for him. A 30" bat is recommended with a weight between 17 and 20 ounces.
Is the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo youth bat suitable for 9yr old kid pitch?
Yes, if a small barrel bat is required.
What should I use if I want more power? The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo or the 2013 DeMarini CF5?
You will be able to hit for power with both the DeMarini Voodoo and the DeMarini CF5. The main difference is that the CF5 is fully composite. whereas the Voodoo has a composite handle and aluminum barrel. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
I'm 12 years old 5'2 feet 93 pounds,and I'm more of a contact hitter than a power hitter What bat do you think I should use, the 2013 Demarini Voodoo or 2013 CF5 and what size?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is slightly end loaded, better for a contact hitter with some power. We recommend the 2013 CF5 in a 31".
What's the difference in this bat and the CF5 2013 model? I know CF5 is complete composite, so which bat is best for a hitter?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is slightly end loaded. The 2013 CF5 will be more balanced. If you are a contact hitter with some power, we recommend the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo. If you need to increase your bat speed we recommend the 2013 CF5.
Does this bat come in a smaller size such as 27"16oz my son will be in first year of machine pitch 7years old?
28" 15 oz. is the smallest size the 2013 DeMarini DXVDL is produced in.
As a contact/speed guy, would you suggest a 2013 voodoo or a 2013 Cf5, (the 2012 CF5 is also a option)
The 2013 CF5 would be the best option, because it has a balanced swing weight that is perfect for contact hitters. The 2013 Voodoo is also a very good bat, but it is more endloaded and better suited for power hitters. The 2012 CF5 will have more standard weighting that will fall between the 2013 CF5 and the 2013 Voodoo.
Is there a break in time or ready right out of wrapper?
There is no break-in time required for the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo. It has an aluminum barrel and only bats with composite barrels require break-in time.
You say that this bat is little league approved however according to Little League this bat is not listed as approved.
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL features the new USSSA stamp and is has printed on the barrel approved for play in Little League.
Is this bat BBCOR Little League approved?
This bat is little league approved. It is not BBCOR certified. That certification is only for adult drop 3 bats.
If I use this in batting practice will it affect the pop?
Batting practice should not affect the pop of the bat. I would stay away from hitting the yellow dimple balls because they can do damage to the bat.
I've been using the 2011 Voodoo and it got about 10 plus homers, but that's including practice as well. But my question is will it give me more power and pop?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo will have more of an end loaded feel, great for generating power.
My 11yr old boy has good bat speed but is not a power hitter but good contact hitter. Is a end loaded bat bad for a contact hitter? He currently has a Easton Convert.
End loaded bats are more designed for power hitters. Contact hitters should swing a balanced bat.
Will this bat make me a power hitter?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is a two piece bat which is more suited towards contact hitters since it has quite a bit of flex. Power hitters tend to prefer a one piece bat or a two piece bat that has a stiff flex.
How is bat improved from last year's Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is more stiff and end loaded than the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo. It also uses new X10 alloy for a stronger, more durable alloy barrel.
If you have a slow swing would a bat with endload be a good choice?
No. If you have a slow swing, and endloaded bat will make it even slower. You will want a balanced bat if you have slow swing speed.
is the 2013 voodoo a better bat than the 2012 voodoo whats the difference
Generally, from year to year there isn't going to be much difference in the construction of the bat. They may try to strenghthen the bats, but is usually just a change in paint scheme.
Other than the Voodoo being end loaded and the different drop weights, what is the difference between the Voodoo and the new CF5?
The DeMarini Voodoo has a slight end loaded feel to it and has an alloy barrel. The DeMarini CF5 is a very balanced bat and has a composite barrel.
How does the 2013 Voodoo compare to the XL series bats by Easton? Barrel length and end load. I realize the Voodoo is a -13 and the others are -10/-11. Thanks.
Both the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo and the Easton XL2 are both slightly end loaded. The Easton XL2 has a slightly longer barrel.
My son is 50 in. and 52 lbs . How does the "end loading" on this bat compare to a Easton Stealth LCN4 composite bat and/or a cheap walmart bat? Better model for him, 2012 voodoo or 2013 Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodo will feel more end loaded than the LCN4. Two piece bats like the Voodoo tend to be more end loaded because alloy weighs more than composite. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo will be more end loaded than the 2012 version. If he has quick bat speed and has power, we recommend the 2013 Voodoo.
How hot does it have to be to use this bat? What size bat do you prefer for a 12 year old, 120 pounds, 5 ft.?
I don't recommend using the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo when the temperature drops below 55 degrees. For your specs, I advise using a 30" - 31" bat. For more bat sizing information, check out the Bat Coach feature on our website: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My grandson is 9 yrs old, 52" tall, and 80 lbs which Voodoo bat would be best for him?
Based on his height and weight, a 29 inch model would be recommended.
Hey, I'm 12 years old and weigh 104 lbs. What size would be best for me if I decide to purchase the 2013 Voodoo?
We recommend a 31" or 32" 2013 DeMarini Voodoo based on your age and weight. The Voodoo is slightly end loaded, so the smaller size would work better if you are not a power hitter.
I'm looking for a bat that is light, has good bat speed, and has good pop. would the 30/17 be a good choice? I'm 4"9 and 11 yrs old.
The Voodoo is a bat with tremendous pop. The DXVDL will feel slightly end-loaded, but a 30 inch 17 ounce model should be a great choice.
My son has used his teamates 2012 Voodoo and hit it extremely well, so is there a big difference in the endload you mentioned in previous question?
He will be able to tell a difference between the two bats If he already has quick bat speed and good power, the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo would be a good choice for him.
I went on the LL website to make sure this is LL approved, It is not on the site as of 4/4/12. Please advise
This bat had not yet been released at the time that Little League last updated their list. Rest assured that the next time the list is updated, the 2013 Voodoo will be on it.
my son is 5'8" 160 pounds. would this be a good bat for him?
Yes. The Voodoo would be a great choice. Based on his height and weight, I wouldn't go any smaller than the 32 inch model.
I've been waiting for this bat to come out. My son is 10 and 83lbs. I'm a little concerned that it may be a little too heavy because of the end loading. Your thoughts?
If your son is used to the feel of an end loaded bat, then he should be able to use this one just fine. However, if he is used to more balanced bats and has never used an end loaded bat, it will definitely take some getting used to.
Which do you prefer for a 12 year old kid, the 2012 or 2013 Voodoo in Cal Ripken Leage?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo uses new X10 Alloy which is designed to be more durable. The new 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is slightly end loaded. If he is stronger, the new Voodoo would be a good choice.
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