Questions and Answers for 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: DXCFL
What size should I get, if I were 4'8", 70 pounds, and 10 years old?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 29" 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL). For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
You list this bat in the specs as a -11, then the length weight choices for purchase list this as a -11 as well. And yet, in the pictures of the bat, it clearly shows "-10" on the barrel of the bat. What is the actual drop on this bat? What are its "true" length and weight?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) will be a -11. We will try to get an updated picture for the website. We have the 29", 30", 31", and 32" available currently.
My son has an Easton S1 and is 5'8", 145 lbs. He is looking for a bat that has similar swing speed, but a little more pop. He has been looking at the Voodoo and the CF6. Would either of these deliver what he is looking for?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL) would be a perfect fit for the characteristics he is looking for. This model is very similar to what he used previously, however, the Paradox Composite material that is incorporated in the CF6 will provide players with a lot great pop and performance. The D-Fusion Handle technology is also a great asset, that provides players with vibration reduction, and an extended sweet spot.
Is this bat better then the Easton MAKO?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) and the Easton MAKO are very comparable bats. They are both two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights.
Is this bat better than the Easton Mako?
Both the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) and the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat (YB14MK) are both top of the line options and would compare very similarly. The preference between the two would come down to which brand you would prefer for the most part.
I'm looking at this bat for my 8 year old son. He's tall for his age, and is around 4'11" and 92 lbs. He will be turning 9 years old in March. Would you recommend a 30" or 31" bat for him? He was using a 29" Easton Reflex this past season. Also, do you think he will notice a big difference with the CF6?
Based on the player's approximate height and weight, I would suggest 30" in the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL). As for noticing a difference in the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL), it might be a small adjustment from his previous model, because it incorporates a different structure and material. Overall, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL) is probably a step up, and should be able to help boost player performance.
Which bat would be better and why: the 2014 DeMarini CF6 or 2015 DeMarini CF7? My son is on a travel ball team 4' 50 lbs, and we are going to up grade bats.
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) and the CF7 are very similar bats. They both use Paradox composite and have balanced swing weights. The CF7 is an upgrade over the CF6 though, because of the upgraded D-Fusion handle. The new D-Fusion FT technology maximized energy transfer and eliminates all vibrations.
What is the smallest 2014 DeMarini CF6 or 2015 CF7 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL) bat?
The smallest youth size available in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL) and 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL) is a 29" 18 oz.
I am 16 years old, 5'4" and 120 pounds. Will I be able to use it in high school play? Is it BBCOR certified?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: (DXCFL) is not BBCOR certified. Therefore, this model would not be eligible for play in high school.
Does anyone know the break in period for this bat. My son has other DeMarini bats but this is his first composite bat.. I have heard others talk about the break in times. So, I figured I would ask. Also is BP the best and only way to break in a composite bat?
Yes, the 2014 DeMArini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) will require a break-in period. We recommend right around 150 swings off the tee or soft toss. Make sure you rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings.
What is the difference between the 2014 CF6 and the 2015 CF7?
The low profile end cap of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) makes it a bit more balanced than the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) giving it an even lower M.O.I.
Is this a bat for power or contact?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) features a balanced swing weight, which is generally preferred by contact hitters.
Is the sweet spot on the CF6 bigger than the MAKO?
No. The sweet spot on the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) would not be considered bigger than the 2014 Easton MAKO Youth Baseball Bat (YB14MK).
Is the CF6 (DXCFL) a big barrel bat?
No, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) has a 2 1/4" barrel. The CF6 Senior League (DXCFX) has a 2 5/8" with a -10 drop.
Why don't I see the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) on the Little League approved composite bat list? Only the CF6 (CFL-14) is listed.
Those two product codes are actually just different variations for the same bat. If you were to look at the same 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) on DeMarini's web site, the product code would also vary. Players have been using this model in Little League baseball throughout the Summer without issues, but the CF6 (CFL-14) is the same model as the (DXCFL) we have here.
I am 4'11'' and weigh 110 lbs. What size bat should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL).
Is the cf6 feel light to swing and fast
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) is going to be a very balanced bat and will help with your bat speed.
I am 12 years old and am 5'2" and weigh 130 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL).
Is it USSSA approved?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) will have the USSSA stamp on the bat and be USSSA approved.
I am in my second year of national league baseball. I would like to know if this CF6 DXCFL would be the right bat for youth pony league?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat (DXCFL) would be approved for Shetland, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco levels of play within the Pony League rules.
Does the 19 oz. CF6 weigh 19 oz.? I bought a 19 oz. MAKO and it weighs 20.8 oz. That is a huge difference and is too heavy for my 10 year old. Can you verify the weight for the CF6? I have heard the DeMarini's are also much heavier than the listed weight.
The 19 oz. 2014 DeMarini CF6 Youth Baseball Bat: DXCFL will weigh 19 oz. DeMarini lists the drop weight on each model and size. Here is their number in case you would like to ask them: 1-800-937-2287.
I am 4'4" and 68 lbs, and I am a singles and doubles hitter. Do you think the DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) or the DeMarini Voodoo would be a better choice?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth and the Voodoo OVERLORD (DXVDL) are both great bats for contact hitters. However, if you can swing the heavier -11, the CF6 will be a slightly better option. The CF6 is one of the more balanced bats available. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 29" model.
Why has the price dropped so dramatically?
The price on the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) bat has come down due to the new 2015 DeMarini bat line releasing in early September.
Can I send this back if I don't love it? To get the Easton MAKO.
You can always return the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) and any unused items here for refunds or exchanges at anytime.
Which barrel is longer and by how much? The CF6's barrel or the XL1's barrel for a 31" bat?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) will have a slightly shorter barrel length when compared to the Easton XL1. The difference in barrel size will be between 1"-2".
I got two trade offers for my Easton Blue Omen XL. I want to know if I should trade it for the Easton S1 or the DeMarini CF6.
Both models are going to be fairly similar in the sense they are two-piece composite designs. I would probably suggest the 2014 DeMarini CF6: (DXCFL). This model will incorporate D-Fusion technology to help reduce vibrations and extend the sweet spot. The Paradox composite material incorporated is also going to be very hot.
Can you use this bat for fastpitch softball?
No, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) is not legal for fastpitch softball. It has a BPF of 1.15 and to be legal for play in fastpitch softball, it would have to have a BPF of 1.20.
I am a player who gets on base a lot. However, I want to hit home runs. Should I get the XL1 or this?
If you are more of a contact hitter, the 2014 DeMarini CF6: (DXCFL) will be more designed for your game. The balanced, two-piece composite design will provided added flex through the zone and is generally preferred by contact hitters. However, if you think your game is more designed for power, the end-load on the 2014 Easton XL1: (YB14X1) will fit the characteristics of your game.
I am around 5' tall and 90 lbs. I'm a power hitter. What bat should I get?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) bat would be a fantastic choice. It will feel very balanced and have a light swing weight. The performance would be great for a contact or a power hitter!
Will we be able to return the bat if we use it and don't like it?
Unfortunately, we are unable to take used bats back into our warehouse. We recommend taking practice swings with the bat still in the wrapper using a tennis ball. It will give you an idea on the feel of the bat while also not causing damage to the barrel. So if it is not to your liking, you can return the unused bat back to us for a full refund or exchange.
How does the vibration and overall feel/ balance of this bat compare to that of the MAKO?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth will be well balanced like the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK) Youth and have minimal vibration as well because they are both two-piece composite bats.
I am 5'1", 85 pounds and 11 years old. I am more of a power hitter, and I am looking at the CF6 and the DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD. Which bat, and what size should I get?
Based on your approximate height and weight the size we would recommend would be 30". However based on your playing style, I would probably recommend the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD: (DXVDL). This model will have a slight end-load, and generally this characteristic is preferred by power players.
Trying to determine if this bat or the Voodo OVERLORD is a better choice. My son is 12. He's a lead off, contact hitter for high avg. Not a homerun hitter. Has been using the MAKO 31"/20 oz. but it seems heavier than listed. He previously used a CF5.
We typically see contact hitters preferring balanced bats like the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL). The CF6 will definitely swing lighter than the Easton MAKO. The DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD is a more end loaded bat that is usually used by power hitters, so I would suggest the CF6.
Is this bat fully composite?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) would be a two-piece fully composite design.
I am 4'4" 73 lbs. Is this a bat that I could use next year?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth is an excellent top of the line bat that will work great this year and next year. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 29" model so it fits you well this year and next year.
My son is 10. He is about 4'10" and is using an Easton XL3 29", -11, 2 1/4". Is this too short? If so, how would the CF6 be better? Next year they can hit big barrels. Thanks for the time.
Yes, at his age and size, a 30" 20 oz. would be recommended. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) will be a two-piece design and feel very balanced in swing weight. It will allow for faster bat speeds. It will also cut down on the vibration and hand sting that he has been feeling on his XL3.
I am 5' tall, 85 pounds and 10 years old. I can swing a bat around 21 oz. I use a 31" bat. Should I get the Easton XL1 or this bat?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth is slightly more balanced and is typically better for contact hitters because of the lighter swing weight. The Easton XL1 has a slight end load and is better for power hitters because of the heavier design.
I'm looking to get a composite bat for my son. We live in upstate NY where the early part of the season it can be quite cold. I have read not to use the Easton Mako in weather under 60 degrees. Does this hold weight for the DeMarini CF6 as well?
Unfortunately, all bats can see durability issues below 55 degrees. This is because the ball can condense at that point and become harder so it becomes an object that the bat was not designed to hit. This durability issue is more prevalent in composite barrel bats like the 2014 DeMarini CF (DXCFL) and the 2014 Easton MAKO (YB14MK). Wood bats, or bats at a lower price point that you would not mind getting damaged maybe would be the best options in those situations.
I am 10 years old, five feet tall and weigh 85 pounds. I am looking for a bat that is 31 inches. What size should I get?
For a player of your size I think the 31"/20oz. 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) would be a perfect fit.
I am on the 12 year old All Stars and I am 89 pounds. I hit in the 2 spot and hit with power. Will a 32" 21 oz give me the power and the authority to get on base?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth is a great bat for any hitter type. The best way to determine bat size is by the players height and weight. Check out our Bat Coach for more sizing information: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son has an XL3 one piece bat and he loves it. How does the DeMarini CF6 compare?
Comparing the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) and the 2014 Easton XL3 (YB14X3) would be like comparing apples to oranges. While they are both high performing models, their designs are almost directly opposite. The CF6 is a two-piece, balanced, composite design. The XL3 is a one-piece, end-loaded, alloy. The bat will feel very different for the player. The weight, feedback, and flex would all be different. Both options are good performers though.
What is the difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the 2014 DeMarini CF6?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth features a new composite material (Paradox Composite) for a larger sweet spot while the CF5 is made from TR3 F.L.O. Composite. The CF6 also offers the new D-Fusion handle technology that eliminates vibration and transfers energy more efficiently on contact.
What is the best way to break in this bat?
The best way to break in the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) would be to start at 40% power and hit 150-200 hits off a tee or soft-toss and gradually increase power as you get closer to the 150 swing mark. To ensure a nice even break-in I would also recommend to rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch each hit. Make sure you use real leather baseballs and not the dimpled baseballs found in batting cages.
Are the DeMarini CF6 Youth and the DeMarini CF6 Senior League bat the same thing?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth will have a smaller 2 1/4" barrel compared to the DeMarini CF6 Senior League which will have a larger 2 5/8" barrel.
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth will have a smaller 2 1/4" barrel compared to the DeMarini CF6 Senior League which will have a larger 2 5/8" barrel.
Is the 2014 Demarini CF6 DXCFL legal for Little League junior league division?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFR) will not be legal for Junior League play due to its composite barrel. League rules state that bats with composite barrels must have a -3 length to weight ratio and be BBCOR certified.
What is better: The CF6 youth or the MAKO youth?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth and the Easton MAKO are very similar in all aspects. They both are two-piece fully composite designs with balanced swing weights. The performance between the two bats is similar and one is not better than the other.
Is the DeMarini CF6 better than DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD?
Both the Voodoo OVERLORD and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL Youth) would be an excellent bat choice for any player. The CF6 will be a full two-piece composite with a super balanced feel. The Voodoo OVERLORD will have a longer more extended barrel with a slight barrel heaviness to the swing weight. It is safe to say I see more power guys liking the OVERLORD.
I have a 11 year old son who loves DeMarini and wants a big barrel bat. I was told to go with the 2 5/8" barrel, but he likes this one. Is this bat in the same league as the big barrels? Is this more of a standard size bat?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth has a 2 1/4" barrel diameter and is not considered a big barrel. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFX) Senior League is the same bat, but is the big barrel version with a 2 5/8" barrel.
does this bat come in 28/16 or a 28/17
Unfortunately, a 29" 18 oz. is the smalles size the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) comes in.
I am 5'7" 1/2, and weigh 170 pounds. I am both a contact hitter and a power hitter, but more of a power hitter. What bat would you suggest? The CF6 BBCOR, or the Easton XL1 2014 BBCOR?
If you are more of a power hitter, I would probably suggest going for the 2014 Easton XL1 BBCOR: (BB14X1). This model will be a two-piece full composite, and will be end loaded. Generally, power players are going to find this model to be more suited for their game. However, it will also work well for contact hitters. This model has been extremely popular and has been highly reviewed. It would be a great option to check out, and will fit your game very well.
I am a contact hitter who needs more power without the bat being heavy. Which bat do you prefer.
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) would be a great choice. It features a very light weight, balanced swing weight that will allow you to generate more bat speed.
The barrel on this bat looks a lot smaller than the CF5 that I had last year. What's the difference? I need to know because me and my dad want to get either the 2014 MAKO,or this bat. Which do I choose?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) and the DeMarini CF5 (DXCFL) have the same size barrel. The CF5 has a shorter taper than the CF6, which make is look bigger. The MAKO has about 1/4" to a 1/2" longer barrel.
Is this bat Babe Ruth approved?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL) Youth model bat is approved for Babe Ruth League play. However, it would be advisable to double check with your coach to make sure that your specific league does not restrict composite barrel bats.
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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