Questions and Answers for 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth
Hi there, my son has a DeMarini Vendetta. We were thinking of upgrading to the Vexxum, same size and weight (31"/19 oz). Is it worth the upgrade? He loves the Vendetta and hits very well with it.
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth (DXVXL) will have an upgraded alloy compared to the DeMarini Vendetta Youth (DXVTL). The X10 Alloy on the DeMarini Vexxum will perform better than the SC4 alloy on the older Vendetta.
I want to know if I use this bat in a batting cage or in a game will a hit cause vibration in my hands from the handle?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) features a composite handle that helps reduce vibration when the ball is hit.
My son has been using the DeMarini Vendetta model VCL11. It was a hand me down from a friend and he loved the feel and pop of the bat however it has cracked and was looking at the Vexxum or the C5 LE. He is more contact hitter. He really liked the feel of the Vendetta with no stinging of the hands.
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL Youth) is the most similar to the DeMarini Vendetta. Both are two-piece bats with the composite handle and alloy barrel. The Vexxum and the DeMarin CF5 LE are both designed for a contact hitter.
I have the Easton XL2. I'm 11 years old, 5'6 120 pounds. I'm a power hitter. Should I get this bat or is my XL2 the same? Which do you recommend?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) and the Easton XL2 (YB13X2) youth models are similar in design. they are both hybrid models featuring composite handles and alloy barrels. However, the XL2 features an end loaded feel, whereas, the Vexxum features a more balanced design. Generally, end loaded bats are more recommended for power hitters and balanced models are preferred by contact hitters.
I cannot find the DeMarini Vexxum DXVXL on the Little Leagues list of approved bats. Is it listed?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth will have a 2 1/4" barrel diameter and the updated USSSA 1.15 stamp. It will be legal for Little League play.
How big(long) is the sweet spot on this bat?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) will have an approximate 7-8 inch sweet spot.
Does this Vexxum have the smaller handle or end cap?
The end cap, knob, and handle on the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth will be very similar to the previous year. The 2014 Vexxum Youth will be much more balanced than the previous year and have a lighter swing weight.
Does the 2014 Vexxum have an extended barrel like the Easton XL and MAKO series bats?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) Youth does not feature an extended barrel like the Easton bats.
How many swings will it take to break in this bat?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum has an alloy barrel and will not require a break-in period.
My son is 12 years old, 5'2" and 110lbs. He is a contact hitter mostly, but getting power now with his growth spurt. Can you help me choose between the Marucci Black 2 and the DeMarini Vexxum DXVXL?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth and the 2013 Marucci Black 2 have several similarities. Both have high grade composite handles, and both feature top level aluminum barrels. Both bats are fairly balanced. The Black 2 is available in a -11, whereas the Vexxum comes in a -12. If you are looking for a slightly lighter bat, I would recommend the Vexxum.
Is the 2013 or 2014 of these bats better?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth is going to be more balanced than the 2013 model.
What is the difference between the 2014, 2013 and 2012 models?
The 2012 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVNL has the old SC4 alloy barrel/C6 composite handle. The 2013 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVNL has the X10 alloy barrel/C6 composite handle. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL has the has the X10 alloy barrel/C6 composite handle as well but it is more balanced as it is a drop 12.
Is there any place I can get this bat cheaper?
This bat is still listed under the manufacturer's adjusted price, so it should be listed at this price through all retailers.
I'm a power hitter. Should I get the Vexxum or the XL1?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth is going to be balanced, with a lighter swing weight. The 2014 Easton XL1: YB14X1 Youth is going to be a heavier bat which may be a better option for power hitter.
Does this bat have the new 1.15 BPF thumbprint stamp on it?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth bat will have the latest updated USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
I am contact hitter, what bat should I get the S1 or DeMarini Vexxum?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth and the Easton S1 are both very balanced bats and would both be great options for a contact hitter.
Will this bat last long enough for it to be worth the price.
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth bat will have a 12 month manufacturer's warranty. It should definitely out live that.
Any restrictions on use related to temperature?
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth, in temperatures below 60Â°F (16Â°C). In those temperatures, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage or shorten the useful life of your bat. Composite can crack, and alloy can dent, so neither material is proven to be better in cold weather, unfortunately.
Is this bat better than the 2013 Voodoo?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth has upgraded Paradox Composite in the handle, making it stiffer than the 2013 model. They also upgraded to an anatomically correct knob for a more comfortable feel. Both the 2014 and 2013 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDL Youth feature the same, high performing alloy in the barrel.
My son is 10 and weighs 66 pounds. He has used the Vertex all spring and summer at 29 length 16 ounces and has had great success. He is a contact hitter. Is the DeMarini Vexxum at 29 length 17 ounces going to be as balanced as the Vertex?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth is a very balanced two-piece bat. It is a great choice for a contact hitter.
We are wondering if this bat can be used at the batting cages with those yellow "dimpled" balls most have or does it need to be used with a real baseballs?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth should not be used on the batting cage with yellow dimpled balls, as it will severely compromise the durability of the bat.
I am a contact hitter. Should I get the Easton S1, CF5, or Vexxum?
All of these bats would be options for you as a contact hitter. The Easton S1 and the DeMarini CF5 us high-grade composite materials. The Vexxum uses composite and alloy materials.
I'm a contact hitter sometimes power, what bat should I get this or the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth bat and and the DeMarini Voodoo are both two-piece hybrid designs with alloy barrel and composite handle. The Vexxum will be very balanced where the Voodoo will feature an end loaded swing weight.
Will the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum DXVXL youth give me more power than the Easton CV12?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum DXVNL is a baseball bat, whereas the Easton CV12 is a female fastpitch bat.
Which bat has a larger sweet spot and hitting area, the Easton S2 or the 2014 Vexxum?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth and the Easton S2 will have identical sweet spots on both barrels of the bats.
I'm a light contact hitter. I was curious whether the 2014 Vexxum or the 2014 Voodoo would be better for me? What are the differences between the two bats?
If you are a contact hitter, the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth will be better suited for you. It will have a balanced swing weight. The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo will have an end loaded swing weight and will be better suited for power hitters.
Do you have to turn it a quarter inch when you get it?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth does not have composite barrel and will not require a break-in period.
I am a contact hitter which bat would be good for me?
The DeMarini Vexxum Youth is a balanced bat, so it would be great for a contact hitter.
I am a both a contact and power hitter, but more contact. Should I get this bat or 2014 Voodoo?
The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo will be a great choice for a player who hits for contact and power.
I am 12 years old 5'3" and I'm a power hitter. I currently have the 2012 DeMarini Vexxum DXVNL. Which bat would be the better power bat?
Since the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth has a upgrade in alloy from the SC4 Alloy to the X10 Alloy. The new alloy will add pop and durability.
My son is 8 1/2, 54 inches, and 92 lbs. I am leaning toward the 30" for this season. Would finding a -12 or -13 help with the longer bat? I was also looking at the Rawlings Plasma, how would it stack up to this bat?
Since you will be going up in size taking some weight off with a -12 or a -13 will help him adjust to a bigger bat. The Rawlings Plasma and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXL Youth will be very similar in performance. The Vexxum will be a better choice because of the two-piece design allowing the bat to flex, and it has more of a balanced feel.
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