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Questions and Answers for 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFP
Looking to buy my daughter a CF7. She just turned 12 and is fairly small - 59" and a little under 80 lbs. She's not a power hitter so I want something she can swing fast. What would you recommend? She used a 27" 17 oz. last year but I'd like to move her up a little.
Of the CF7 models, I would actually recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) for your daughter. That model features a balanced swing weight, similar to the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP), but it will feature a lighter -11 drop weight. It is also available in a 28" 17 oz. size, whereas the shortest the DXCFP is manufactured in is a 30" 20 oz. size. With her being on the smaller side, going with a lighter bat is something to consider so she can work on bat speed and bat control.
What bat size would you recommend for a 10U player who is 4'9" and 80 lbs. She is not a power hitter, and is currently using a 28" 17 oz. model.
For a player of her size, our bat coach would recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) in a 31" model. However, the drop 10 on this bat is likely to be a little too heavy for her, so I would recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) in a drop 11 length to weight ratio.
I heard the -11 drop bats will break easy, is this true for high school varsity softball?
I am not familiar with the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) breaking easily. The only reason this bat would break rather quickly is if you are continually hitting the bat in the same sport or using the bat in cold weather.
I'm 15 years old and I'm 5 foot 9 inches and weigh 135 pounds, what size bat would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight we would recommend getting the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) in a 33 inch.
What is the difference between the CF7,CF7 Hope and the CF7 insane?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFH) would essentially be the same model but with a different color pattern. Some of the proceeds from the Hope model go to breast cancer research. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is the same length to weight ratio but has a more end-loaded or barrel heavy feel to it and is designed for more of a power hitter type player.
Would it be better for me to get the DeMarini CF7 or should I wait until the new DeMarini CF8 that comes out?
The DeMarini CF8 will have updated features on it, but it will be the same balanced swing weight design as the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).
My coach told me I can't use this bat in the batting cage because it is two-piece and the batting cage balls will mess it up. Is this true? If so, why?
We generally do not recommend using the yellow, dimpled batting cage balls with any bat (two-piece, single-piece, alloy, composite, wood, etc...) purchased from JustBats.com. Those cage balls are denser than regulation softballs. A denser ball can cause damage to the barrel walls of any kind of bat. We would recommend following your coach's advice and use regulation softballs (tennis and wiffle balls would fine for use as well) with this 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).
I want to buy a bat this year, hopefully in April. I don't know whether to get this one or the 2014 DeMarini Bustos. I'm an average hitter. I'm good when it comes to hitting. Which bat would you recommend for me?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) will have the longer lasting, better performing material. That is why you see the jump in price between the two models there. Both will have a good balanced feel as well.
What is the difference between the CF7 and CF7 Insane?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) is a balanced bat while the CF7 Insane is an end loaded model that is best suited for a power hitter or stronger player.
My daughter has been swinging a 32-22 CF7 Insane and loved that bat. She crushed many Home Runs and I was looking to get her the 33 (-9 ) CF7. Will this hurt her power?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) is actually the drop 10 model with a balanced swing weight. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFF) is the drop 9 model that you had mentioned. This model does feature a balanced swing weight so even though she is increasing from a drop 10 end-loaded model, her power should not be affected with a drop 9 balanced model.
Which would feel lighter, a 31" 20 oz. or a 30" 20 oz.?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) is a great bat. The 20 oz. sizes will feel the same. The 30" 20 oz. may feel lighter due to it being 1" less in bat length.
What are your bat warranties?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) comes with a one year manufacturer warranty. If the bat were to break within a year of the purchase date, DeMarini would be able to replace the bat.
Do you sell CF7 drop 9 fastpitch softball bats?
We do sell the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) in a drop 9. The product code for that will be the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFF.
My daughter currently swings a vendetta 33in bat. We are thinking about buying the cf7 to upgrade. Do you think this is a good choice for her? Do you think she could handle the 33 in cf7 or should move down to 32? she is 5ft 3 approx 90 lbs. thanks!
The Vendetta and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) are both going to be balanced bats. But the CF7 is going to be a full composite bat, where the Vendetta was a hybrid design with an alloy barrel. If she is comfortable hitting the 33 inch now I wouldn't move down to a 32 inch.
I currently have the CF5 32" 22 oz bat. I'm 5'5 and 137 lbs and I'm looking to get the CF7 but I'm unsure whether to get a 32" 22 oz or the 33" 23 oz. What do you recommend?
I would suggest going with a 33" 23 oz. 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) based on your height and weight.
When will the 2016 CF8 be available? Do you know what changes will be made to the bat?
I have not heard of any CF8 bats being released as of yet. Sorry for the lack of information. We do offer the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) currently.
How do you compare that bat to the Easton MAKO (FP15MK10)?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the 2015 Easton MAKO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP15MK10) are both two-piece composite bats. They are also both balanced and have their own patented technology for reducing vibration. As far as performance, both bats will perform similarly.
Is this bat legal for high school softball?
Absolutely. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) is approved for play in NFHS and NCAA.
How long would it take to get this bat shipped to Anaheim, CA?
The free shipping option we offer guarantees the delivery within 5 business days. However, it typically only takes about 3 business days to ship to California. If you place an order before 8 pm central time Monday through Friday, we will ship the item out the same day. You should expect to see the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) delivered 3 business days after your purchase.
What's the difference between the DeMarini CF7 and the Easton Mako? I play at a very high level and I am a power hitter but I also focus a lot on slapping and drag bunts so barrel length and balance is important to me. I have not owned an Easton or a Demarini but my coach is insisting they are the best right now, so I don't have a favorite yet.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch (DXCFP) and the 2015 Easton MAKO are both very nice two-piece full composite design. The CF7 and the MAKO will both feature a very balanced swing weight. The CF7 does feature the D-Fusion handle technology which eliminates vibrations and redirects the energy back to the barrel making the bat more responsive during contact.
What is the difference between this CF7 and the 2015 XENO?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the 2015 Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN150) will be very similar bats in regard to their construction. Both bats will be two-piece, all composite fastpitch bats. Both bats' barrels will be almost identical in length. However, the CF7 will offer a D-Fusion handle that reduces the overall vibration that players will feel on their hands when they experience miss-hits.
I'm 15 , 5'2 and 99 pounds. What bat size do you recommend I get ?
For the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP), our bat coach recommends a 32" 22 ounce bat for a player of your size.
My daughter is almost 5' (half an inch away) and weighs 89 lbs. She currently swings a Demarini CF7 -10, 31/21. Last practice, her coach said that she should move on to a longer and heavier bat. He suggested either a 32/23 or a 33/23. He said he prefers the Xeno to any other bat, but if I prefer DeMarini they are good also. My daughter is pretty strong for her small size (she's the smallest on the team) and I do believe she can handle a 32/22. Going up another ounce more than that seems a bit much for her size. She is 12 and plays 14U ball moving up to high school age next year. Which bat has more pop. Do you think my daughter would be able to handle a bat of that weight? I think it's worth it to add that my daughter hits up 2nd, so is not a power hitter. She gets on base after and it is rare for her to strike out. Thank you so much!
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) would be a great option in the 32/22 sizing. It would swing and feel a lot like the Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch bat. Both are full composite and very balanced in design.
my daughter is 5,9 170 GOING INTO HER FRESHMAN YEAR WHAT SIZE BAT DO YOU RECOMMEND
For a player of her size, our bat coach recommends the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) in a 34" 24 oz.
My daughter is going to be 12. She is 5'3 and weighs 140. She currently uses 2012 vendetta 31 drop 12. Her coach recommends a 32 drop 10. What would be better for her the CF7 or the Easton Mako? She hits well with the vendetta and it has been a good beginner bat. She has hit several over the fence but moving up to twelve u field needs more pop.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the Easton MAKO are both top of the line two piece fully composite bats with great pop. They both will feature a balanced swing weight similar to the Vendetta. The CF7 will be a little hotter out of the wrapper than the Easton MAKO, but we recommend a break-in process for both bats. Since she is familiar with the DeMarini bat company, she might be more comfortable with the CF7, but both would be great choices.
I am 14 years old and I weigh 113 lbs. I and am 5'3". Would you recommend this bat or the Insane end loaded DeMarini?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) will have a more balanced feel. It will help keep your bat speed up. The end loaded DeMarini bat will have a more barrel heavy feel.
What do you suggest for an 18 year old that is 5' and 105 lbs?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP). The CF7 has a balanced swing weight and is great for any player.
Whats the difference between this DeMarini and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFH?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFH) will be very similar in terms of weight and overall design. The main difference is that the Hope edition donates a portion of the proceeds to the cancer research.
What's the difference between the DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFP and the MAKO 2015?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) will feature a D-Fusion handle piece. This will help eliminate the hand sting and vibration. The MAKO will not feature this technology. The Easton MAKO will feature a longer more extended barrel length than the CF7. Both bats are fully composite designs that will feel very balanced.
What is an end loaded bat exactly mean? My daughter uses a CF5 -10 now. It has lost its pop. Not sure what bat or size bat to get her next. She is 11; about 4' 8", and around 85 lbs. She is a good base hitter. Her bat now is a 30 inch. What bat and size would you suggest, please?
An end loaded bat is one that has more weight oriented toward the end of the barrel. Essentially, more weight in the end of the bat can create more power in a player's swing if they are strong enough to handle it. However, most players use a well balanced bat (one that has the weight spread evenly throughout the length) more efficiently as it's easier to control. This 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFP is balanced and would be a great bat for the majority of players. Based on her height and weight, the 30" model would still be a good choice. But you could consider going to the 31" model if she felt comfortable with the larger size.
What size bat do I buy for my daughter that is 13 years old? She is 5'2" and weighs 132 lbs?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).
My daughter is 10 years old and is about to be 11. She is about 4'10" and 100 lbs. She is a good hitter, and is currently swinging 29", but her coach is thinking she needs a 31". I am worried about the weight. She tried a XENO 31" and thought that was too heavy.
Based on the player's approximate height and weight, I would suggest 31". However, the weight is always the hardest characteristic to determine, because ultimately it comes down to the strength of the player. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFS) is a (-11), and will be a little bit lighter in comparison to the (-10) 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFP).
I have a daughter who is 10 years old and 4'11 and weighs 105 pounds. She is a decent hitter with some power. What size bat would you recommend? What is the difference between the 2014 and 2015 cf series Demarini bats?
The main difference between the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP), or any of the newer CF7 models is that they all feature the D-Fusion handle, which helps to dampen vibration and sting. The only CF6 model that featured the D-Fusion handle was the Insane (DXCFI). Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 31" bat.
My daughter is a 14U. She's 5'5" and 130 lbs. and is a power hitter. She did awesome last season with a 32" 22 oz. 2014 Insane. Would a 33" 22 oz. 2015 CF7 DXCFP be a good choice this season?
Sure, the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) would be awesome! It will swing more balanced than the Insane she was previously using. Also, the D-Fusion handle will help decrease hand sting and vibration. It makes for a very high performing, comfortable swing. The extra inch added for the 33" should not hurt her at all. I say go for it!
The writing on the bat states Half & Half. What does this mean?
Half & Half is a term that DeMarini uses to describe all of it's two-piece bats, whether they are two-piece fully composite models like this 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) or a two-piece hybrid design.
Do they make a drop 9 in this model?
Unfortunately, the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) is only available in the -10 size.
My daughter is 15 years old, 5'2" and weighs 140 lbs. She is a power hitter. What would you suggest for her?
As a power hitter, I would probably suggest the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFI). This model will feature a slight end-load and typically power hitters tend to prefer this type of weight distribution. This model will be very similar to the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFP). However, the weight distribution will be the biggest difference between the models.
My girl is going to play 8u and I'm looking at the CF7. I'm having trouble between which one to chose from because I don't know the difference in them. She is a contact hitter what is the correct bat for her?
Based on her age I would say you should go with the lightest version of the CF7 available which would be the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS). The lighter swing weight would be beneficial for a younger contact hitter.
My daughter is 12 years old 5'8", 125 lbs, and is more of a power hitter. Do you think we should be looking at a 32" or 33" bat? She's currently using a 32".
Based on the player's approximate height and weight, I would probably suggest a 33" in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFP).
So the difference between the CF7 Hope and the CF7 Insane is that the Insane is end-loaded? Is that correct? If not, what would the differences be?
Yes, the biggest difference is ultimately going to be the weight distribution. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFP) and 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFH) are going to be balanced, and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFI) is going to incorporate a slight end-load.
My daughter is 5'7" and weighs 135 lbs. She is 13 and likes DeMarini bats. Is this a good bat for her? Should I try to get her to try the Easton MAKO? Should she use the CF7 Insane or CF7 (dxcfp)? She is hitting for power.
Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 33" bat. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) is a terrific bat for any hitter, especially if she likes DeMarini bats. It is typically best to stick with the manufacturer that the player is most comfortable with and has had past success with. However, if she is a power hitter, moving to the DeMarini CF7 Insane might be a better option. The end loaded swing weight on the Insane is typically best for power hitters.
My daughter is 13 years old and is a slapper/contact hitter, although has been hitting with more power lately. She is 5' 2" and weighs 105 lbs. We are looking at this bat, the 2015 CF7, and the Easton MAKO 2014. What are the differences between the two? Which would you recommend for her?
The CF7 and MAKO are very comparable designs. Both are balanced, fully composite, and two-piece. The biggest differences, aside from the manufacturer, would be that the CF7 eliminates vibration a bit better with the D-Fusion handle and the MAKO provides a slightly longer barrel. Both would be great options for a player who hits for both contact and power.
My daughter is 12 years old. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. What length bat does she need? Do you have a recommended weight? We are wanting to buy the CF7 but we are not sure what size or model?
Based on her height and weight, we would suggest a 32 inch bat. Given her age we would suggest either the -11 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) or the -10 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH).
Can it be shaved?
We do not recommend shaving the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP Fastpitch) or any bat for that matter because it does void the warranty and it does increase the chance of the bat breaking.
What is the difference between the CF7:DXFP and the CF7:DXCFS?
The major difference between the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) is the length to weight ratio or "drop weight." The DXCFP is a heavier -10 length to weight ratio and the DXCFS is a -11 which is lighter.
Your prior responses note that this is the same as the CF7 hope except for the colors. However, the end caps are difference and the barrel length (not full bat length) is longer on the hope. Are they really the same as a result?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) and the CF7 hope have the same barrel lengths. However, the different end cap on the DXCFP will make it appear longer. Other than that these bats will be identical. Demarini says the Hope packs the same punch, power and balance as the -10 model.
Is this DeMarini full composite or half and half?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) Fastpitch has a two-piece fully composite design.
How big a leap in technology is there from the -10 CF6 to CF7?
The major difference in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) from the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFP) would be the connection point between the barrel and the handle has been enhanced to help regulate flex better and to significantly reduce sting and vibration to the hands of the player. Each CF7 barrel was totally redesigned from the CF6 bats to be hotter out of the wrapper and sustain maximum POP throughout the lifetime of the bat. The new bats also have a larger sweet spot and are more forgiving across the barrel.
Do you have the 2015 CF7 in a drop 9? If not, is there a 2014 model available in this size?
Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any -9's available in the DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) for the 2015 model or 2014 model.The lengths that we have available for sale at this time are a -8, -10 and a -11. All of the sizes we have available for sale can be found at this link http://www.justbats.com/products/?s=CF7.
Is this bat good for a high school power hitter?
The balanced, two-piece design of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) is best for a contact hitter. We recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane (DXCFI) is an end loaded bat, and best for a power hitter.
Will you compare this to the CF7 Hope? Are they the same bat?
The only difference between these bats is that they feature different color schemes. Also, a percentage of the proceeds from the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) are donated to support breast cancer awareness.
Is this bat NCAA approved yet?
Yes. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) Fastpitch bat is approved for NCAA play.
What is the difference between this and the CF7 Insane?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) is a balanced, two-piece composite bat. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane (DXCFI) is ad end loaded two-piece composite bat.
What is the difference between 2014 and 2015? They both have paradox barrel, double wall construction and d-fusion handle.
DeMarini has redesigned the barrel of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP). The new design makes the bats to be hotter out of the wrapper and sustain more pop throughout the lifetime of the bat. They have changed the end cap to sustain optimal barrel compression and maximize the sweet spot.
When can we expect this bat to be available?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7: DXCFP is scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks. Once the item is received, we will update our website.
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