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Questions and Answers for 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFH
My granddaughter is 15 and is 5'4'',130 lbs. She is considered a power hitter. She currently is using a Louisville Slugger Xeno 32/22. Would the DeMarini CF7 Hope 32/22 work for her?
Yes, we would recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) in a 32" 22 oz. The DeMarini Hope model is going to be very similar in terms of construction to the Louisville Slugger Xeno. Both models are a two-piece full composite design that are well balanced.
My daughter is more of a contact hitter and she slaps. What are the differences between the 2015 Xeno and CF7 Hope? Which one would be better for her?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFH) will feature a very similar design compared to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch. The CF7 will feature a technology in the handle called D-Fusion technology. It really helps eliminate the hand sting and vibration felt on mishits. Both bats are very balanced and would be great for power or slap hitters.
What is the difference between this bat, the (DXCFS), and the (DXCFP)?
Aside from the color scheme, this 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFH) is the same design as the (DXCFP). The (DXCFS) has a -11 length to weight ratio which makes it one ounce lighter than the (DXCFH) and (DXCFP) in the same length.
My daughter has been using a 2014 Louisville LXT and she absolutely hates it. She had a CF5 prior and really liked that bat. We want to go bank to the CF7 but I'm not sure which bat to purchase. What is the difference between the LXT and CF series?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFH) is a two-piece fully composite bat, whereas the LXT is considered a three-piece composite. The CF7 Hope features the D-Fusion handle, which will help to dampen vibration and sting on her hands as well as extends the sweet spot through the barrel. The LXT does not have that technology but it does have the TRU3 technology, which strengthens the link between the barrel and handle to give the LXT a trampoline spring and dramatically reduced vibration on contact.
I currently have the Cf6 and it works fine. However i am more of a contact hitter and was wondering what the best type of bat would be.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) is very popular among contact hitters due to its balanced swing weight. I would recommend staying away from the CF7 Insane (DXCFI) which is designed more for power hitters.
My daughter is 11, 4'11", and about 92 lbs. What size would you recommend? I was trying to decide between the 2015 CF7 & 2014 CF6 Hope. Which is better? Also does the CF7 have a clutch end cap? This will be her first DeMarini!
The barrel of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) has been redesigned to provide a bigger sweet spot and more hot out of the wrapper performance. It also features new d-fusion technology to reduce vibration. The CF7 does not feature a clutch end cap.
My daughter currently has the CF4 (33" 23 oz.). She is in need of a new bat. Which bat would be the closest feel to that? She is 5'7" and 115 lbs. and she loves her bat.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) will be similar in feel to the CF4. It is slightly more balanced. The CF7 Hope uses newer composite materials for increased performance and durability.
My daughter currently has the CF5 Hope (32/22). She is in need of a new bat which bat would be the closest feel to that? She is 5'9" and 125lbs.
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) would offer the most similar feel to the CF5 hope. In addition to that the CF7 Hope features a new D-Fusion handle that will cut down on vibrations to the hands.
How does the CF7 Hope bate compare to the CF5 Hope bat as far as being end loaded? Are they the same?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) is more balanced than the 2013 DeMarini CF5 Hope (DXCFH).
How does the CF7 Hope bat compare to the CF5 Hope bat as far as being end loaded? Are they the same?
The 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH Fastpitch) is very balanced in swing weight. It will feel very much like the previous CF5 and CF6 Hope bats. There will not be any end load.
What length should I get for my 14 year old daughter ?
The length of the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Hope (DXCFH) that you should get would be based on the player's approximate height and weight. Without that information we would be unable to accurately suggest a size for your player.
Looking for a 2015 CF7 that is end loaded, is there one out there?
If your looking for a 2015 DeMarini CF7 in an end load, I would recommend the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane (DXCFI) Fastpitch. It will have a slightly more End-Load than the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane (DXCFI) to create Sledge Hammer Effect.
Is this bat the same bat as the regular -10 bat?
Yes, both the regular CF7 and the CF7 Hope model will feature the same technology. The Hope is the Breast Cancer Awareness model which DeMarini will donate a portion of sales to Breast Cancer Research.
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