Questions and Answers for 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat: DXVXL
What is the drop on this bat?
The drop on the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL) is -12 length to weight ratio.
Which bat swings heavier, the 29 inch 17 ounce, 2014 Vexxum Youth or the 28 inch 15 ounce 2015 Voodoo Overlord Youth?
Due to the end-loaded feel of the 2015 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD FT Youth Baseball Bat (DXVDL) and the balanced feel of the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL) their swing weights would be fairly similar. The shorter and lighter actual weight of the Voodoo OVERLORD would make it a bit lighter overall though.
Is this Little League approved? Is it good for a 4 foot 9, 78 pound child?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL) is Little League approved. For a child of that size, we would suggest a 30 inch bat.
I'm about 5' and about 100 lbs. What size should I have?
A 30" bat length would be recommended at your height and weight for the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat: DXVXL.
How does the 2014 Vexxum compare with the forthcoming 2015 Vexxum? How do they both compare to the new Mizuno Generation? I'm undecided on what to buy my 10 year old for Little League. He's more of a contact hitter and complains about vibration in his current bat (an Easton Reflex).
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL) and 2015 Vexxum models should be designed very much the same. Both will also feel the same during the swing. The 2015 models will have an updated color scheme. It will feature a composite handle and an alloy barrel. Two-piece bats with composite handles like this one will cut down on the hand sting and vibrations on mishits. The Mizuno Generation will be an all alloy bat model. It will be very light and balanced during the swing.
Can this bat be use in Babe Ruth League?
Absolutely. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL) is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA.
My son is 49" and weighs 60 lbs. He plays Coach Pitch. Assuming he will grow a little over the winter, would you be able to suggest the DeMarini Vexxum 29" 17 oz?
Based on his height and weight, we currently suggest a 28" 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL). However, the 29" model will work just fine for him as well especially if he grows a little bit.
I weigh 90 lbs and am 5'4". Would the 31" or 32" be best for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL).
I am 4'11" and weigh 90 lbs. What size bat should I get? What bat is good for me? I am a contact hitter.
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat (DXVXL). The Vexxum is a terrific bat for a contact hitter. The two-piece design and balanced swing weight makes it ideal for contact hitters.
I am 5'1" and about 100 lbs, should I get the Vexxum or the S2?
The Easton S2 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB13S2) and 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat: (DXVXL) will both be fairly similar. Both models will incorporate a hybrid design, however, the alloy materials used in the barrels will be different. The The Easton S2 Youth Baseball Bat: (YB13S2) features THT100 Scadium Alloy, and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum Youth Baseball Bat: (DXVXL) will incorporate X10 Alloy. Both models will be balanced, and have both been extremely popular, and high performing.
I am new to baseball. Do all bats have to be broken in such as half and half bats?
Only bats with composite barrels require a break-in process. Hybrid or "half and half" designs like the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) would have an alloy barrel and would not need to be broken in to see maximum performance.
My son is going into the 6th grade, and is about 5'4" weighing about 130 lbs. What size bat should I get him for fall ball this year, and for next season?
Based on the player's approximate height and weight, I would probably suggest 31" in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: (DXVXL). However, if you would like him to be able to use the bat a little bit longer, I may suggest bumping up to a 32".
I am 5'1" and about 110 pounds. I am 12 years old. This bat is too light for me. Is there another bat I should get or do you still recommend this one?
The -12 length to weight ratio of the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) Youth bat might be a little light for your age. In a few years or sooner, BBCOR bats with -3 length to weight ratios will be a requirement. So it may be a good idea to begin transitioning to heavier bats. Unfortunately, the weight is hard to make a recommendation on as it's dependent on your strength. For your age, you might consider a -11 or -10 model this year.
I am 5'3" and 110 pounds. What weight should my son get?
Based on the approximate height and weight of the player, I would suggest a 31" in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: (DXVXL). As for the weight, this can be harder to determine. Ultimately, it will come down to the player's individual strength. If you are looking for the Youth model, the only size we have available is a -12. This size will be very light weight.
I am 11 years old and going into 5th grade. I am 5 foot 3 and weigh 110 pounds. What bat should I get and what size?
If you are looking for a balanced 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter bat, the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) would be a great choice. Based on your height and weight, we would suggest the 31 inch length.
My son is 8 and weighs 75 pounds. What size bat is right for him? He really likes the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum.
The best way to determine the correct bat size for a player is based on their height and weight. However, 8 year olds typically swing 29" models in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) Youth. For more sizing information check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My son is 165 pounds and is 10 almost 11 little over 5ft tall what do you recommend
Based on your son's height and weight I would recommend a 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) in a 32"/20 oz.
My son is 14 and 5'11 weighing about 145. What is the best bat for him in Babe Ruth league. He is a power hitter hitting the fence with a bounce or two on a legion field.
According to your son's height and weight I would recommend a 32" length in the DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL). The DeMarini Vexxum is a great choice if your want to have very fast bat speed. If you are wanting to generate more power I would go with the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo Overlord (DXVDL). The DeMarini Voodoo Overlord (DXVDL) will have an end loaded swing weight which helps batters with generating more power.
Is this bat legal in the Cal Ripken baseball league?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) Youth is legal for play in Cal Ripken. It has a 2 1/4" barrel and features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
I am 12 years old, 5'9" and I weigh 140 lbs. Would the 32" and 20 oz be good for me?
Based on your approximate height and weight, the 32/20 in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: (DXVXL) would fit you extremely well.
I am 12 and weigh 120 pounds. Should I get the Vexxum or the Overlord youth bat?
The preference for whether you should get the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) or the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD (DXVDL) would be based less on your weight and more on the style of bat you prefer. If you like an end-loaded feel and have good swing speed I would go with the OVERLORD. If you like a more balanced model and are looking to increase swing velocity I would go with the Vexxum.
My is 8 years old and is playing coach pitch. He is 4'9" and weighs 125 lbs. What would you get?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" bat. The 30" 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) is currently out of stock. We recommend the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFL).
I'm 5'1 and roughly 100-105 pounds, what size would you recommend?
Based on the information you gave based I would recommend a 31" length in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL).
I need a -3 BBCOR certified bat. Is this one certified?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: (DXVXL) will not be BBCOR certified. This model will have a length to weight ratio of -12 and will be the youth model.
My son is 10 years old 4'8" and weighs 105 lbs. Would the 31" 19 oz be best for him?
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) Youth. However, if you think he can handle the extra ounce a 31" model works as well.
My son is 10 years old and he weighs 85 lb. and is 4'7. Would the new Vexxum in a 30" 18 oz., be a good choice for him? He is a good contact hitter with some power. He loves the bat.
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) is a good bat for a contact hitter like your son. I would suggest a 29" 17 oz. or even a 30" 18 oz. Either size would work well for your son.
I am looking to purchace either the Vexxum or the Easton XL3 for my son who is in 8U and is a power hitter currently using a TPX Omaha with great results, which bat would you recommend?
The Easton XL3: (YB13X3) would be a really great choice if you are looking for a bat that will provide a lot of power. The Easton XL3 will be a one-piece alloy design and will provide a lot of great speed because it will incorporate THT100 Scandium Alloy. It will also be a little bit stiffer, and this is typically preferred by power hitters. If your son was a big fan of the TPX Omaha, the Easton XL3 will be fairly similar. However, the Easton XL3 will be slightly end-loaded. The weight distribution will be a little bit heavier towards the end of the barrel, but generally this is also preferred by players who consider themselves power hitters. The power brigade series by Easton was designed for power hitters, and I think the Easton XL3 would be a great option to go with.
My son currently swings an older Vexxum and I am looking to upgrade. He's more of a contact hitter so balance is most important to me. Which is better balanced; the Vexxum or CF5?
Both the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) and the DeMarini CF5 (DXCFL) will be very well balanced models and should be a good option for your player. The main difference would be the barrel material. The Vexxum would be closest to what they are using because it features an alloy barrel. The barrel of the CF5 is made out of a composite material that will have a different feel than alloy. Rather than a ping on an alloy bat, the composite barrel will have more of a thud or a crack and will have a different feedback.
Is this bat suitable for 8U machine pitch, machine set at 43 mph?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) can be used in 8U machine pitch.
Is this a good bat for fastpitch softball 12U,12 year old power hitter? Let me know or what do you recommend?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) is a youth baseball bat. It can't be used in fastpitch softball. We recommend an end loaded, fastpitch bat such as the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane (DXCFI) for a power hitter.
what temp should I use the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum in
We recommend that using the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) in temperatures not below 55 degrees. Also to not store your bat under temperatures of 55 degrees either.
My son is a good contact hitter but has trouble with strength and pop. Will the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) be better for him or the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD (DXVDL) Youth? He's 11 55" and 80 lbs.
Both are great bats. The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD (DXVDL) Youth will be slightly lighter then the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL). The Voodoo Overlord will also have a higher performing composite handle and alloy barrel, in addition to the D-Fusion handle which redirects power back to the barrel.
Is this bat good for a 13 year old girl?
Assuming that she is playing fastpitch softball, this 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) Youth bat would not be a good option. This is a Youth Baseball bat, and in that case, she would need a bat in the following link: http://www.justbats.com/products/softball%20bats~fastpitch/. But it totally depends on a combination of whether she is playing baseball or softball and what her league requires as to whether this is a good choice or not.
Which bat has a bigger sweet spot, the Vexxum or the Voodoo Paradox?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) and the DeMarini Voodoo (DXVDL) have fairly comparable sweet spots. The Voodoo will have a slightly larger sweet spot, an end loaded swing weight, and a -13 length to weight ratio. The Vexxum has a -12 length to weight ratio, and a very balanced swing.
Which would you recommend the DeMarini Vexxum or the Easton XL3?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXL) would be a better choice for a contact hitter since it is a balanced bat. If the player is more of a power hitter, I would suggest the Easton XL3 because it is an end loaded model.
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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