Questions and Answers for 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth
My son has the DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth. We got him the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth and he says it feels different. Is the CF6 more end loaded than the CF5 or vice versa? Is it the difference in the end cap that makes it feel different?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) is a balanced bat like the DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFL-LE). The CF6 does use different composite material and has new di-fusion technology to reduce vibration. The change in materials should not change the balance of the bat.
Is this bat Pony League approved?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp and is approved for play in Pony League.
Son is 12 years old. Two time all star 5'4" 125 lbs and solid. Has a XL2 31" 20 oz. Looking for a bat that will compliment his power.
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) is a balanced, two-piece composite bat. It is typically used by contact hitters that need to increase their bat speed. It is a very high performing bat with great pop.
My sister is playing baseball for the first time, she is 4' 3" and 50 pounds. What size would fit her best?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 28" 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL). For more information regarding sizing, check out our awesome Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is the Demarini cf6 for contact hitters or power hitters?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth will be more suited for contact hitters. The two-piece design allows the barrel to flex at the point of contact creating a trampoline effect off the barrel, which is great for contact hitters who need to generate more power.
What's the difference between the CF6 and the COMbat Wanted or COMbat Portent?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth bat will be a two-piece full composite design just like the COMbat Wanted. The COMbat Portent will be a one-piece composite design that will be very stiff. All will be balanced through the zone.
What are the temperature/cold weather limitations for this bat?
Typically for any bat, including the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth, we do not recommend using a bat in temperatures colder than 55 degrees. The cold weather makes the ball harder which causes more stress on the composite fibers in the barrel of the bat.
What will swing heavier; the CF6 or the new Voodoo Overlord?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth has a balanced swing weight and will swing lighter than the Voodoo Overlord and its end loaded swing weight.
Is this bat little league approved? Can bats be returned once purchased in the event our league doesn't approve use?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) is approved for play in Little League. There is no time frame that unused items in their original condition may be returned for exchange or refund.
What do you feel is the key difference between the DeMarini CF6 and the Easton XL1 for 2014?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth is going to be balanced and light weight. The Easton XL1 will feel slightly end loaded.
My son is 9; will be 10 at the start of baseball season. He is about 53 inches and approximately 70 lbs. He is more of a contact hitter with a high batting average but is looking to gain more power and distance. He plays league and competitive travel ball. What bat do you recommend?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth would be a great option. The two-piece design is suited for a contact hitter. It is very balanced, and uses top of the line composite materials for outstanding performance and durability.
What is the recommended break-in process for the 2014 DeMarini CF6 DXCFL Youth?
For the DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) model we recommend around 150-200 swings off the tee or soft toss. Make sure you rotate the barrel of the bat every 15-20 swings to fully break in the composite fibers throughout the barrel.
Does it sting if it gets hit on the very end or on the handle?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth has the D-Fusion handle which eliminates vibration and sting.
What is the difference between this and the 2013 CF5? Is this bat more comparable to the MAKO or the XL1?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth features a D-Fusion handle that helps to eliminate vibration. Also different from the CF5, the CF6 features a new Paradox composite that is supposed to be more durable. The CF6 will be more comparable to the MAKO because both will be light weight and balanced.
Is the barrel length the same in a 2012 CF5? Also how much of a difference in barrel length in the XL1?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth has the same barrel length as the CF5. The Easton XL1 has approximately a 1/4" longer barrel than the CF6.
Overall, how does the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth compare to the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth bat will have the same two-piece fully composite design as the 2014 Easton S1. Both are very balanced and will have light swing weights.
Will the stiffness of this bat be noticeable in my swing?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth is going to have a stiffer feel to the swing. The D-Fusion handle will also help dampen the vibrations that typically reach your hands on other bats.
How big is the sweet spot in 31" compared to a 31" Easton Mako?
Both the Easton Mako and the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth bat will have large sweet spots. The Mako will have an extended barrel which could give you more of a longer hitting surface.
How does this compare to the CF5? More pop?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth bat and the Cf5 both feature TR3 F.L.O. composite and should have comparable pop off the barrel.
How does this youth compare to the XL1 as far as pop is concerned?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFL Youth bat is a two-piece fully composite design comparable to the Easton XL1. The both are top of the line models, the main difference is the CF6 features a balanced swing weight and the XL1 features an end loaded swing weight.
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