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Questions and Answers for 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFS
what is the main difference between the CF7 and the CF8
The main difference between the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) compared to the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) is the connection point. Allows for the bat to be slightly stiffer while also reducing vibrations; the player's hands are protected against sting and energy is redirected back into the barrel on contact for a solid feel and more power!
I am looking at getting my daughter a new bat. She is playing her last year of 10u ball. She is about 4 foot 9 and weighs 85 pounds. She is currently using an old 31 inch 19 ounce alloy bat. It is time for an upgrade. What bat and size do you suggest?
Based on height, weight and age, I would say that a 31 inch 20 ounce like what you could get with the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) may be a good fit. It would make sense to go up an ounce to add more mass to the bat but still keeping it fairly lightweight and balanced.
My daughter is 12 years old. She is 5 foot 4 and weighs 110 pounds. She hits for power and average. She loved her 31 inch CF5 -10 but wore it out. I bought her a "demo" 32 inch CF6 Insane but she has struggled a bit with it. I am contemplating a 31 inch CF8 Insane. Does that make sense? She has hit her teammates 31 inch CF7 -10 balanced and hit it well.
It may be that your daughter just does not prefer a more end-loaded style like what the Insane offers. If she is hitting well with the balanced 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP), going with a similarly balanced and weighted model like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).
My daughter is 12 and 5'6" and 115 pounds. She has never had a composite bat before but I am thinking about getting her the CF7. What size would you recommend? Also, should she go with end loaded or not?
For her size we would recommend a 32" in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS). It usually comes down to personal preference. If she is a power hitter and has a quick swing speed an end loaded bat would be a good option for her because it will give her more power. If she is a contact hitter with less power but more speed, a balanced bat like the CF7 is a better option for her.
My daughter is 8 and 51 inches. Do you recommend a 29" or 30" for the CF7? I would like her to be able to use this bat for a couple of years.
Bat sizing for any model, including the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS), is typically determined by her height and weight. Based on her age, our Bat Coach recommends a 29" model but sizing is preferential. If you wanted to size her up to a 30" bat, that is definitely something to take into consideration and certainly something she could grow into. Ultimately, it will be to her which size feels best. For more information on sizing, you can check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
My daughter is a 5 foot 1 inch 102 pound player. What bat and what size and length do you recommend?
Usually for a player of that size, we would suggest a 32 inch bat. A -10 length to weight ratio would probably be the most common so a 32 inch 22 ounce bat but if she was a younger player or maybe not very strong for her size, you could go with a lighter model like the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) which would be a 32 inch 21 ounce.
When does the new model come out?
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch bats should be released early April.
My daughter is a strong 11 year old. She wants a 31" model. She has used the DXCFS and likes it, which model would you suggest?
For a player the age of your daughter, we would recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) in a 31" 20 oz. model. We would not recommend moving away from a model that she has hit well with in the past. The drop 11 length to weight ratio will be ideal for her age.
What do you prefer out of the CF7 DXCFS, the Easton FS1 FP15S111, or the Louisville Slugger FPXN151 Xeno? All in a 31" 20 oz. size.
All three bats are going to be very similar in design, swing weight, and performance. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS), 2015 Easton FS1 ZERO -11 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP15S111), and 2015 Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN151) are all going to be two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. You could not go wrong with any of them.
What temperatures are the best to use this bat in?
Composite bats, such as the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS), tend to be much more sensitive to temperature than alloy bats. Many manufacturers have their own suggestions on minimum temperatures that their bats should be used in. However, as a rule of thumb, composite bats should not be used in temperatures under 60 degrees. There isn't a maximum temperature that you should avoid using your bat in; however composite bats tend to have slightly increased pop in hotter weather.
This seems to be a strange question and request, so bare with me. We have a adult coed league in my town. The ladies use normal slow pitch bats and hit 11" balls, while the guys MUST use a 28 oz. bat and hit the 12". We do use LC balls now. I need a composite bat to fill the role. The heavier the better, and end loaded if possible. Thanks for any and all help.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) would be certified for girls fastpitch softball leagues. It would not work for your league. You should try these: http://www.justbats.com/products/material~composite/softball%20bats~slow%20pitch/weight~28%20oz/?sortBy=TotalSales%20Descending&size=24 The new 2016 Louisville Slugger line of Z4000 bats have been getting great reviews. The Miken Izzy Psycho, and DeMarini Juggernaut are also two other great choices in your size with composite designs.
Will the CF7 bat have the same pop as the CF5? And will the -11 have the same performance of the -10?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) is regulated by the same performance certification as the CF5, so we couldn't guarantee any difference in performance. The CF7 does eliminate vibration a bit better on off-center hits than the CF5 would because of the new D-Fusion Handle, so it could transfer a bit more of that energy to the ball. Comparing performance between a -10 and -11 bat is difficult because any performance difference you notice is caused by the player. The two models are also certified by the same performance standard, but the player likely swings the -11 bat differently than the -10. You want to balance swing speed with the heaviest bat the player can swing efficiently.
How does this bat compare to the 2015 Louisville Slugger XENO? My daughter is 7.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) features a two-piece composite design offering DeMarini's Paradox composite. It does offer a balanced swing-weight and the D-Fusion handle does a fantastic job of absorbing any shock and vibration traveling through the bat. The 2015 Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXN151) features a two-piece composite design with a balanced swing weight. In terms of performance and durability, both of these bats will be very similar, however the handle on the DeMarini does a better job of absorbing stingers. For a player of her age, you might want to consider a model that has a drop 12 or 13 length to weight ratio.
What is the difference between the CF6 and CF7?
The main difference between 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) and the 2014 CF6 is the 2015 C7 has the D-Fusion Handle Technology. This helps to eliminate vibration when hitting.
Is this bat recommended for slap hitters?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) will feature a two-piece full-composite design with an incredibly lightweight feel. Typically, we recommend two-piece bats for contact or gap hitters because of the bat's ability to flex through the zone; which can speed up some players swing speeds significantly.
What does -11 mean? My daughter is almost 15 years old. She has a small height build. She is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. I just bought this bat but I see a lot of people reviewing and talking about their very young children. I am hoping this isn't a bat for an 8 year old only.
The -11 designation of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) is the drop weight or length to weight ratio. Basically it is a simple number that relates how heavy the bat feels to the player. The higher the number the lighter it is. Most bats for a player of that age will be a -10 or heavier but a -11 could be used, if allowed in their league, by a smaller player who would benefit from the lighter weight. This CF7 can be used by a wide range of ages though and would not only be for very young players.
Can you explain the differences between the 2015 DeMarini CF7 DXCFS and the Louisville Slugger LXT 2014 and 2015. (Other than the obvious difference that one is a -11 and the other is a -10).
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) features a two-piece fully composite design as well as a balanced swing weight. It also features the D-Fusion handle, which helps to dampen vibration and sting as well as extend the sweet spot through the barrel. The 2014 and 2015 Louisville Slugger LXT features a three-piece design, which will allow for optimal flex on contact. This additional flex on contact can provide more of a whipping action and more pop off the bat. This can be a good thing if the player hits more for contact and has trouble generating her own bat speed. If she has great bat speed, the additional flex can cause loss of bat head control, so it is to her advantage to use a stiffer bat that takes advantage of the speed she can put on a bat. The LXT does feature the same balanced swing weight as the CF7, ultimately, the main differences are the the D-Fusion handle and a two-piece vs. a three-piece design.
Is there any difference between this and CF6 -11 model? I heard there is no difference at all between the two besides the paint job. Would this bat be okay in cold weather? My sister is a very small 8 year old. She's still in coach pitch but she swings like shes 12. Would this be okay to use in the cold since it is coach pitch or is it still not safe?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) are similar in balance and performance but the 2015 model will have a different connection point. The 2015 model uses the D-Fusion handle which better protects against sting and vibration to the players hands and redirects energy to the barrel of the bat better than the previous models. We do not recommend using these bats in cold weather situations below 55 degrees. Below that temperature, the ball can condense and become harder which can damage the bat.
How many hits on a tee or soft toss is recommended to break this bat in?
We recommend around 150 swings off the tee or soft toss to break-in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball (DXCFS). Make sure you rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch every 15 to 20 swings to fully break-in the barrel.
My daughter is only 7. She is 4'6" and 75 lbs. She is pretty big for a 7 year old. I bought her a cheap bat at the beginning of spring, it was the Bustos. She made All Stars in he first year and was hitting the ball to the grass most of the time. Will the CF7 make a difference with the 8U ASA tournament balls? She is also playing select with the hard balls. I was just wondering if it would increase the distance on the softer ones? I think I should have bought the end loaded!
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) will help hit the softer and harder balls better when compared to the DeMarini Bustos. The CF7 will hold its high performance for a longer time period while having a larger sweet spot size. The CF7 Insane will be the end loaded version of the CF7. It will have more of a barrel heavy feel compared to the regular CF7.
My daughter is going to be 15 soon & will be moving up to 16U. She is about 5'3" 105 lbs. She was swinging a 31 -11, but I am thinking we should get a bigger bat. Thoughts?
Based on her height and weight, our Bat Coach recommends a 32" 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS). Since she has previously used a 31" bat, moving her up to a 32" would be ideal for her. Generally, you want a player to swing the longest and heaviest bat that you can comfortably and consistently control. A longer bat will also give her further reach across the plate as well.
We have had this bat for almost 10 months, when will the new version come out?
DeMarini has not yet scheduled a release for a newer edition of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS). The release of that bat will most likely not be until next year.
My daughter is using a 31" 18oz. DeMarini Bustos bat. Looking to get her this composite bat but not sure what size. She's 8 years old, about 4'5" and about 64 lbs.
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS). Sizing is preferential though, so since she is used to the 31" length, staying with a 31" model is something to take into consideration as well. Generally, you want to swing the longest bat that you can comfortably and consistently control.
What is the difference between the CF6 -9 model and the CF7 -9 model?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat features the upgraded D-Fusion handle that eliminates vibration and transfers energy more efficiently on contact. Both bats are made from the same Paradox Composite, however.
Is there anything new about the 2015 DXCFS than last years?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) will feature a D-Fusion handle to help eliminate vibration on mishits to the players hands. The 2015 model will also be hotter out of the wrapper than the 2014 model.
Is there a recommended ambiant temperature range that this bat should be used?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) should not be used in weather below 55 degrees. At that point, the core of the ball can condense and become harder making it harder than the product the bat is intended to hit which can lead to breakage.
What is the difference between this bat and the CF7 Insane? I am a power hitter and not sure which one to get.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) is designed with a balanced swing weight. The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane (DXCFI) is designed with an end loaded swing weight. Players that hit for more power tend to prefer end loaded bats like the CF7 Insane, but either would be a great option.
I am thinking of purchasing this bat for my daughter and she is a contact-hitter. She has swung both the -10 and -11 bats in this model, but didn't notice a big difference. She is 11 years old, 5'4" and 97 lbs, but is currently using a CF5 31/20. I'm either thinking a CF7 32/21 or a 31/21. What size do you think would work best for her size and weight?
Based on the player's approximate height and weight, I would probably suggest a 32" in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXCFS).
My daughter is 4'7" and 78 lbs. She will be moving up to a 12U traveling team. She currently uses an Easton -12, 29" 17 oz. What size of DeMarini CF7 do you recommend?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS).
I am going into my first year of 16u. I have the CF6 right now but I need a new one. I'm thinking about this one would it be right for me? I'm going to be a freshman in high school and I do very competitive travel ball. I am about 5'2 115 lbs, what weight and length would you recommend?
Based on results from our Bat Coach (http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/), we recommend a 31" 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) for a player with your height and weight.
I've settled on getting a -11 bat for my daughter. I can't decide between 2015 versions of CF7, Easton FS1, or LS Xeno. Does one have any significant advantage over the others?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS), the Easton FS1 and the Louisville Slugger Xeno are all high performance models from their respective manufactures. They are all very similar to each other as well--all three models feature a balanced swing weight as well as a two-piece fully composite design, which are ideal specs for contact hitting. Ultimately, it will be a matter of brand preference.
Daughter is 11 yrs old, 4'11"and weighs 85 lbs. She is a contact hitter. Right now, she uses a 30" 18 oz. She has done great with it hitting around .500 in very competitive travel ball. I want to get her a new bat for 12u ball next year. I am thinking about a 30" -11 or a 31" -12. I saw the CF7 and liked it. What are your thoughts about it?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) features a -11 drop weight, which will be an ounce heavier than the -12 bat that she has used previously. The CF7 is a high performance model that features a two-piece design as well as a balanced swing weight, which is great for a contact hitter looking to work on bat speed and bat control. Generally, you want to swing the heaviest bat that you can comfortably and consistently control. So if she was able to do well with her -12 last year, going with a -11, like this CF7, would be a great option to check out.
My daughter is 6 years old, almost 7. She weigh 55 pounds. I like this bat but will it be right for her?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) is a nice lightweight option that could work well for a younger player. The important thing is to get her the right size based on both her height and weight.
Is this a end loaded bat?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) is a balanced bat.
What is the difference between the DeMarini CF7 and the CF6? I saw the other answer about the D-Fusion, but I thought the CF6 had that also.
Only the CF6 Insane (DXCFI) featured the D-Fusion handle that can be found on all of the CF7 models; including this 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) Fastpitch bat. That D-Fusion handle technology would be the difference between the 2014 and 2015 (DXCFS) models.
When will the 2015 DeMarini CF7: DXCFS Fastpitch be available in a 32" 21 oz.?
At this time, we do not have an estimated delivery date for the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS). We will notify you when the item is available.
Other than price, what are the differences (both physical and performance) in the 2014 CF6: DXCFS and the 2015 CF7: DXCFS?
The he 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) will have the new D-Fusion handle that eliminates vibration and redirects energy back into the barrel creating better feel. The new CF7 bats also have a larger sweet spot and have more of a hot out of the wrapper performance.
Can I use this bat in the cages with yellow dimpled balls? IS there a breaking in period?
With using the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) we don't recommend using the yellow dimpled balls. Use regular softballs. Yes there is a break in time. You need to hit 100 to 200 softballs either off the tee or soft toss.
I just ordered this bat in the wrong length and weight, as soon as it gets here can I ship it back and get the right size?
If you ordered the wrong size in the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) you can go to www.justbats.com/return. Once you complete the exchange form that will email you a free shipping label to ship back to us through UPS.
What is the difference in this bat and the CF7 dxcfp?
The difference between the 2015 DeMarini CF7(DXCFS) and the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) is that the 2015 DeMarini CF7(DXCFS) has a -11 drop weight while the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFP) has a -10 drop weight. The 2015 DeMarini CF7(DXCFS) will be the lighter bat out of the two.
Like in baseball, is a 2-piece fast pitch bat more for the contact hitters than a power hitter? My daughter is 4' 9" tall, weighs 95 lbs., is a power hitter and plays 8/9/10U. So my concern is will the 2 piece bat flex too much for her?
The two-piece design of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) is best for a contact hitter. However, a good alternative would be an end loaded, two-piece bat such as the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane (DXCFI).
Does this bat have the 30day refund policy on it
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) does not have a 30 day refund policy.
What is the difference between the DeMarini CF7 and the DeMarini CF6?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 (DXCFS) will have the new D-Fusion handle that eliminates vibration and redirects energy back into the barrel creating better feel. The new CF7 bats also have a larger sweet spot and are more forgiving across the barrel.
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