Questions and Answers for 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel
How does this bat compare up to the old Marucci Cat 5? The old Cat 5 is the best coach pitch bat I've found for my 7 year old, but unfortunately it cracked. I am trying to decide between this bat or the MAKO Junior Big Barrel.
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXY) features a two-piece hybrid design. This means that is has an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The CAT 5 featured a one-piece fully alloy design. The Easton MAKO also features a one-piece design but it is full composite. This means that the MAKO will have to go through a break in period but once it is broken in, it will continue to get hotter over time. Bats will alloy barrels (like the Vexxum and CAT 5) will be hot right out of the wrapper and will not require a break in time.
I am trying to decide between the mako, xl3 and Vexxum for my soon to be 7yr old.? which is the best?
Those are all very good bats. The Easton MAKO will be the highest performing because of the composite barrel and extended barrel.
I got my son this bat last week. He crushed the ball at the Coach Pitch tournament. He took Tournament MVP. This weekend we have a Machine Pitch Tournament. Speed is 42MPH. I noticed this bat is not designed for that kind of speed. What would you recommend that is close to this same bat?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel is not made to withstand speeds exceeding 40 MPH. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXR Senior League is a half oz. heavier and a smaller, 2 5/8" barrel that is designed to withstand higher velocity pitching in kid and machine pitch.
Is this a good option for a Machine Pitch league?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel is intended for Coach Pitch only, and is not built to withstand higher velocity pitching in Kid or Machine Pitch. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXR Senior League is intended to withstand higher velocities, and would be a great option for Machine Pitch.
Is there a break-in for this particular bat?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel bat features an X10 Alloy barrel and does not require a break-in period. It is hot right out of the wrapper.
I noticed there were a couple of different models of this bat. I am looking at this model bat for my 6 year old son who is in coach pitch, using the regulation 9" hardball. Is the -10.5 oz model made for the coach pitch? Wondering because this model comes in a 30" which is unusual for smaller kids in coach pitch.
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel is designed for Coach Pitch. Any bat listed as Junior Big Barrel on our web site will be designed for players in Coach Pitch leagues, where pitch speeds do not exceed 40 mph. And this is the sole Junior Big Barrel model we currently have on the web site that offers a 30" option.
Is this the best bat on the market in a Junior Big Barrel?
No, the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel is a great bat, but there will be no best bat for Junior Big Barrel, as they all have to meet the same USSSA standard.
Is the barrel aluminum? And when will you have a 32 inch model?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel bat does has the X10 Alloy barrel. And, unfortunately, this model is not produced in the 32 inch option.
Is this bat legal in kid-pitch leagues?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXY Junior Big Barrel bat is designed for Coach Pitch leagues, where pitches do not exceed 40 mph, and could dent in a kid-pitch league. To determine what bats are legal for your particular league, it is always best to check with a league representative.
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