Questions and Answers for DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth
I want to locate a Demarini CF5 (DXCFL) 30 inch 19 ounce -11 and I can't find one. I was wondering if you had one or knew of someone that did. My daughter plays travel softball and I am dying to buy this bat for her.
Unfortunately, we are out of stock in the Demarini CF5 (DXCFL) in the 30"/19 oz model. This model is discontinued and I was unable to find this size on our competitor's sites as well.
I would like to order a special bat pack with the CF5 (white) 32" -3 , with an Easton S1 32" -3 . Is there a way to get a bat pack with these bats?
Unfortunately, we do not offer custom bat packs. We do offer the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC together with the Easton S3 BBCOR: BB11S3, however.
When is the 2014 CF6 coming out?
We will start pre-booking for the 2014 DeMarini CF6 bats on October 15th with a shipping date of November 1st.
is the cf5 LE aprroved for play in babe ruth because on the barrle it says it is
Yes the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is approved for Babe Ruth.
Is this bat BBCOR approved?
No. The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth. The BBCOR model is the DeMarini CF5: DXCFC.
My son is 10 years old, 5' 1", 97 lbs. I was told in two stores that he needs a 33", but can not seem to find this bat in 33" youth. Is 32" the largest? Or is it just out of stock everywhere?
32 inches is going to be the longest Youth bat that is made.
My son is 11 years old, 5' tall, and 103 lbs. He hits for contact and we are looking for a new bat with some good pop. His old bat seems a bit dead to me. What can you recommend?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is a very high performing balanced bat. This bat is a top of the line bat and it would work great for your son.
I'm 13 and I am about to play in Juniors. Should I buy this bat instead of an Easton big barrel (XL3 or S3)?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is not legal in Juniors Division. All composite bats in Juniors Division must be BBCOR certified. The Easton XL3 and Easton S3 are legal.
I am 4'7" and weigh 103 lbs. What size should I get?
I would recommend the 30" DeMarini CF5.
I'm 11, 4' 6", and 95 pounds. I'm a contact hitter and want more power on my hits. Which bat is better the 2014 Voodoo or the 2013 Voodoo?
The 2013 and 2014 Voodoo will both be very high performing bats, but the 2014 has a more stiffer feel, so if you want more flex you should try the 2013 Voodoo.
I am a contact hitter, but I see that there is only 31" 20 oz. will you ever get other sizes?
We have the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth available in a 29" 18 oz. bat.
Do the XL1 and CF5 have the same composite?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth and DeMarini CF5 contain proprietary blends of carbon, glass, or Kevlar fibers embedded in a plastic resin. Although the manufacturers do not share the specific blend, both models are made of high-quality materials.
What does composite mean?
Composite bats are made of carbon, glass, or Kevlar fibers embedded in plastic resin.
My son just turned 11 years old & is 5' 2" & 170 lbs. What size bat should he be using?
We recommend the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth in a 32", based on his size.
I am 10, almost 11, and around 95 lbs. I would like to know what length/weight I would need for me to use it correctly.
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 30" 17 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth.
What is the proper size and weight of this bat for my son? He is 8 years old, 4'7" and about 65 lbs.
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 29" model in the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am thinking about getting this bat. I'm 4'5" 79 lbs. I am a good contact hitter but looking for some pop, should I get the 31" 20 oz. model or the 30" 19 oz. model.
A 29" in the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is recommended for your size. So choosing between the 30" or 31," I would definitely go 30" 19 oz..
What size is the barrel of the bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter. It also has a standard length barrel which attributes to its very balanced swing weight.
Whats the difference between this bat and the DeMarini CF5 LE?
The only difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth and the CF5 LE Youth models is the LE's Limited Edition paint scheme. Both models are very balanced and are composed of DeMarini's TR3 F.L.O composite material.
Which bat is more comparable to CF5, the Easton XL1 or the XL2?
Both the Easton XL1 and XL2 are end loaded models. The Easton S1 will be most comparable to the DeMarini CF5.
I'm 5' tall and I'm batting almost .700 with no home runs. Do you think this bat can help me get a homer?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is DeMarinis top of the line bat, so it should help increase your distance.
My son is 11 years old, 4'6" and weighs 70 lbs. He is a contact hitter with a quick easy swing and has average power. What DeMarini bat would you recommend?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is very balanced and would be a great bat for a contact hitter with some power.
I am looking for a new bat, my old Louisville slugger Warrior is getting dented. I am 12, 5' tall, and about 90 pounds, do you think this bat would fit me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth will be a the perfect bat for someone your size. This bat is also very high in performance.
My son is 10 yrs old, 5' 3" tall and 100 lbs. and is a contact hitter. Thinking of getting the DeMarini CF5. What size would you recommend?
Based off your sons height and weight he should be using a 31" 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth.
My son is 11, 5' tall and 92 lbs. and is a contact hitter. Thinking of getting the DeMarini CF5. What size would you recommend?
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 19 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth.
For a lead off hitter, with a little bit over average power, would you recommend this bat?
The CF5 is a very balanced bat and you would be very successful with it.
I have a small 9 year old, about 4'4" and less than 60 pounds. Would you recommend the Demarini CF5 or Easton S1?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 28" model. Both the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S1 feature balanced swing weights and would be good options for that player.
I'm deciding between the 2013 CF5 and 2014 Voodoo, which should I get?
If you are more of a contact hitter get the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth and if you are more of a power hitter get the DeMarini Voodoo.
What do you mean by flex and stiffness?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will be a two-piece fully composite bat. The two-pieces during the swing will actually flex to provide you with better whipping action and helping you achieve better bat speed. Some power hitter's prefer a bat to be stiff. This bat will not be as stiff as some one-piece bat designs, but will provide a more stiff feel to the barrel piece.
My son is 4'11 and weighs 65 lbs. Yes, he is a tall skinny kid! He is a great contact hitter, I'm just looking for something that will give him a a little more pop in his bat. What bat and size would you recommend? I feel he needs something around the 18 oz mark if possible.
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" 19 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth.
What is the BPF?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat features a BPF of 1.15.
We are trying to choose a bat, 31" 20-21 oz., for our 11 year old Little League player who is a good line-drive hitter with power. Our top 3 priorities are, pop/power, longest sweet spot/barrel, and durable/long lasting. What do you recommend between the DeMarini Vexxum, Demarini CF5, Easton XL1, and Easton XL2?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is a very good bat for a player with these skill sets. The 2013 Easton XL1: YB13X1 Youth bat is very comparable to the DeMarini and may be a little more suited for a contact hitter with occasional power. This Easton XL1 or XL2 may be best suited for you, just depending on if you like a full composite bat or a hybrid bat with alloy barrel.
About how many hits will it take to break in the CF5 and what would be the best way to break it in?
I'd recommend about 150-200 soft toss hits giving the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth a 1/4 turn rotation every couple of hits for even break in.
My son is currently swinging a Combat B3 Retro 29" 17 oz. He is a contact hitter with extremely fast hands. I wanted to add a little pop. He is 4'5" and 70 lbs. I just ordered the 2013 CF5 in 29" 18 oz. Did I make a wise choice or should I have bumped up to the 30" 19 oz.?
Based on this height and weight we recommend a 29" 18 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth.
Can the 2013 DeMarini CF5 be used at batting cages that uses the green ball?
We recommend the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat only be used in batting cages that use real, leather covered baseballs.
Any word on how different the 2014 Demarini CF6 DXCFL is to the 2013 model?
Unfortunately, we have not received any specifications for the 2014 CF6 baseball bats and would be unable to make an accurate comparison at this time.
My is using the 31/19 S1 Easton and it has helped him increase his bat speed. I feel comfortable now getting him into a power bat. What bat would you recommend 32/21 Comabt B4 or the CF5 DXCFL 32/21?
I would recommend getting a two-piece fully composite design like the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat, as it is most comparable to the Easton S1.
When will the 2014 model be available?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 will be released in the Fall of 2013.
Can I use this bat for softball ?
I would not recommend using the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth for softball play.
I'm 5'4" 120 pounds. Which would you recommend? The Demarini CF5 or Easton XL1?
With the height and weight given we suggest a 31" bat. The DeMarini CF5 is a very balanced, light swinging bat which is more for a line drive, contact hitter. The Easton XL1 end-loaded, which is more for the power hitter. It will slow down your bat speed but add pop to your game.
Is having the bat rolled better than breaking in the bat myself with 150-200 hits?
For the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat and all other bats, we do not recommend rolling bats. We suggest going through the break-in process.
I'm 11 and 4'7" and 87 pounds, what size should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 29" model in the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach tool http://www.batwarehouse.com/bat-coach/
What is better for a home run the Easton XL1 2013 or DeMarini CF5?
Both the DeMarini CF5 and Easton XL1 are two-piece fully composite designs. The XL1 has a more end loaded swing weight and the DeMarini CF5 has a more balanced swing weight.
I'm 12 yrs old, 5"1", a power hitter, and my weight is 105 lbs. Would a 31 inch 20 oz. bat be good?
With the height and weight given we suggest that the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth be in the 31" 20 oz. size.
My bat hurts every time I hit the ball, what do I do ?
If batting gloves aren't helping then it could have a manufacture defect. You could send it back to DeMarini. Let us know if you need your receipt and there number is 800-937-2287.
I got this bat last year and have gotten about 500-600 hits in with it. My cousins like to play tennis baseball a lot and we do not have a lot of good bats to hit with. They wanted me to find out if I could hit tennis balls with the CF5 so I was just wondering if with this bat being composite, could I hit tennis balls with it?
Yes, it is safe to hit tennis balls with the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL.
What is the break in period for this bat?
The detailed break-in process for bats with composite barrels, like the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat, can be found by following this link to our JustBats.com Blog: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat.
How does this compare to the 2013 Easton XL1?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat and the 2013 Easton XL1: YB13X1 Youth bat are both two-piece fully composite designs. The CF5 has a balanced swing weight and the XL1 has a more end loaded swing weight.
What is the best way to break this bat in?
Bats with composite barrels, like the 2013 Demarini CF5: DXCFL Youth, will require a brief break in period prior to game use. Full details on our recommended break in method can be found on our JustBats.com Blog: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat.
Would this bat work in cold weather?
We recommend you use the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth in temperatures above 55 degrees. If you use it in cold temperatures, it increases the chances on cracking.
My son is 8, 4' 2", and 65lbs. He was using some cheap Wal-Mart bat that was a 15oz. He's a contact hitter with great bat speed. I was wondering what DeMarini model and size would best suit his size?
You should get your son the DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth in a 28" 17oz. It will be a little jump for him, but not too much.
My son is 11 years old, 5'2", and 85 lbs. Which bat would be best for him?
I would recommend going with the 30" 19 oz. model of the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth for your 11 year old son.
Our Babe Ruth coordinator said the bat had to have a BBCOR of .50. Does this bat have that?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is not BBCOR certified. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is certified and legal for Babe Ruth.
My son is 4' 9" and 110 pounds. What size do you recommend?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth in a 30" would be a good length for someone your son's size.
My son is 115 lbs. and 5'5" and is playing high school ball in Minnesota. Can you recommend a length and weight that would work within the Minnesota state bat regulations?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model. The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is not legal for high school play. The following is a link to a BBCOR certified bat legal for high school http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-cf5-bbcor--dxcfc-adult/15465/
How long does it take to break a CF5 in?
With all of our composite bats, I recommend 150-200 soft toss hits with the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth, giving it a quarter turn rotation with every hit for even break in.
Why is this bat heavier than non-composite Demarini 30" 19oz?
A 30" 19 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is going to weigh the same as any other 30" 19 oz. bat.
Why is the grip different? Why didn't you keep it the same as the 2012 CF5?
We do not actually manufacture the bats here so I am not sure why they decided to change the handle. If you would like to contact DeMarini at 800-937-2287 they should be able to answer that a little better.
How long does this bat last?
If it is properly cared for and used appropriately. The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will typically last for a full season or two.
what are the differences between the 2012 and 2013 cf5
The 2013 Demarini CF5 features the TR3 F.L.O. composite while the 2012 CF5 contains the TR3 Strut composite. The TR3 F.L.O. composite is made up of randomly fused fibers that creates a stronger and lighter composite material.
If you're a power hitter would you recommend this bat or the Easton XL1?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL1 will be great bats but the XL1 will have a more end loaded swing weight and is usually better suited for power hitters.
I am 12 years old 140 lbs and a power hitter would this bat be good for me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL is a top of the line two-piece composite bat with tremendous pop, making it a great choice for any type of hitter.
Is this bat legal for Cal Ripkin 11 yr. olds (Majors)?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA. It has the new updated USSSA 1.15 BPF markings on the barrel. The bat will be a two-piece composite design. I would make sure you ask your coach or league official and see if composites are allowed.
I just purchased this bat for my son and wanted to know if it can be used in cold weather. Does it become more brittle? And will it become more likely to break. Thanks
You just need to exercise caution and limit the amount of hits on the bat when using the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL in temperatures below 60 or 55 degrees. Cold weather hardens the core of the baseball and does not actually make the bat more brittle.
My son is 11 and plays AAU and Little League. He's 4'9" and 71 lbs, and has power for his size. Would this bat, or the Easton S1 be better? He has swung both and liked the DeMarini better.
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5, and the 2013 Easton S1 are very high performing bats. Neither bat will be noticeably different than the other, but if he likes the CF5 more then the S1 you should go with the DeMarini.
My younger son used his older brother's Combat B1 30" 20 oz. in this summers tournament and had great success. We want to buy him a little league compliant bat, and we are looking at the CF5 and the Combat Reloaded, assuming he should stick with the 30" drop 10. Any recommendations between the two bats or another?
Based off of customer reviews the DeMarini CF5 has been a much better bat than the Comabt Reloaded. The CF5 is going to be much more balanced, and a perfect bat for a contact hitter.
My son is 12 and weighs 80lbs. He is a contact hitter. Good swing, but not very powerful. I am thinking of buying him the 2013 Vexxum, CF5, Combat Reloaded, or Anderson Nanotek. 30 19 or 30 20. I would appreciate a recommendation?
First, you need to determine what bat he has had used successfully in the past. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. If you let us know, we can offer a better recommendation.
My son has the F2 29"13.5oz. Thinking about moving to 30" CF5. I'm really thinking about 30" Voodoo because of the drop 13 instead of drop 11 how are these bats weighted differently or are they?
A 30" CF5 will weigh 19 oz. A 30" Voodoo will weigh 17 oz. In terms of balance, the Voodoo will have a slightly more enloaded feel compared to the more balanced CF5.
My son currently using a 2010 DeMarini Voodoo which he swings well. He is primarily a gap to gap line drive hitter with above average swing speed. We've been looking at the Easton S1, XL1 and the CF5. Any advice would be appreciated. I am a little concerned about him going from a 28 -13 to a 29 -10 in the XL1. He is 9 years old and 85 lbs.
The Easton XL1 is slightly end loaded and is better suited for a player with good swing speed. We would recommend the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL. It is a very balanced two-piece bat.
Im leadoff/ contact hitter but have an above eaverage swing speed. What bat would be better easton s1, easton xl1, demarini cf5, or demarini voodoo? And if all these bats were 30inch models could you please order them from lightest to heaviest. thanks
The XL1 is the most endloaded and will be a great option for a player with above average swing speed and strength. In order from lightest to heaviest in a 30" model, it goes: 1)Voodoo - 30" 17 oz. 2)S1 - 30" 18 oz. 3)CF5 - 30" 19 oz. 4)XL1 - 30" 20 oz.
Is this bat approved for Cal Ripken League baseball?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is approved in Cal Ripken baseball.
Is this bat Little League approved for 2013?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will have the appropriate stamps and markings for 2013 Little League play.
When do you turn the barrel of a DeMarini CF5 2012?
Ideally you want to turn the barrel of any composite barreled bat a 1/4" after each swing to ensure you aren't just using one side of the bat.
Is this bat legal for little league ages 9/10 for the 2013 season?
Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL is approved for Little League.
This bat and the Easton S1 use a two-pice composite design. In terms of durability, how does this compare to a single piece design used by Combat, Rawlings, and Worth ? So in general, what is more durable...a two-piece composite or a single piece composite?
Unfortunately, the gap has closed between one and two-piece bats and neither type of bat is proven to be more durable than the other. However, one-piece bats used to have more of an advantage in durability.
Are the CF4 models still legal for 2013 Little League 9/10 year old play?
According to the Little League website the CF4 models are legal in 2013; http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/licensedcompositebats.htm
Why do you recommend not using the composite bats in the batting cage where they use dimpled balls? My son is not a power hitter and I am looking to buy him a new bat. He is 11 and 51 inches tall and 60 pounds, with an average build. He is not a power hitter. Right now he is using a Easton Speed bat that is 28" and 16 oz. He is not hitting the ball very far.
The yellow dimple balls are more dense than regular baseballs and they can do damage to alloy and composite bats. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 would be a great choice for a contact hitter. It is light swinging and has a lot of pop.
Can I use a half and half with the yellow dimpled balls?
Bats that have composite barrels like the 2013 DeMarini CF5 should not be used in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.
HOW DOES NEW CF5 COMPARE TO OLD CF4 WHICH MY TEAM LOVES ? 2011 CF5 WASN'T A BIG HIT WITH THE KIDS.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will be more balanced and have upgraded materials than the old CF4 and 2011 CF5.
Can you use this bat in traveling baseball and is it used by 11 and 12 year olds?
Yes, 11 and 12 year olds do use this in certain leagues. It is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA.
Will I damage my bat using it in the batting cage with the yellow baseballs?
We recommend not to use composite bats in batting cages that use yellow dimpled baseballs. The balls are very dense and can damage the composite material.
JUST TO BE COMPLETELY CLEAR...IS THIS A BASEBALL BAT OR FASTPITCH SOFTBALL BAT?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL is a youth baseball bat.
what is best to clean bat marks with?
I always use Windex and a rag to remove ball marks from my bat. This has always been an effective method for me.
I am 11, 5'1" and 120lbs. and a power hitter. I'm looking for extra distance for the homers bcause i hit the wall many times, i have s1 and i'm not sure whether to get a 2013 cf5 or xl1 to give me the extra distance? please help
If you are a power hitter with good strength and swing speed, I would recommend the XL1. It has a more end-loaded feel for stronger hitters looking to even more power to their hits.
Interested in this bat but I don't see the model number on Little League approved bat list. Is it approved or in the process?
Yes, the DeMarini CF5: DXCFL is stamped approved for Little League play on the barrel and also features the newest USSSA stamp. Here is a link to view those certifications. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-cf5--dxcfl-youth/15462/
How does this bat compare to the Easton S1: YB11S1 Youth?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S1 are both two-piece composite bats. They are top of the line bats and both are similar in feel and performance.
Is the TR3 F.L.O. Composite a lot better than the TR3 Strut Composite or are they similar?
The TR3 F.L.O. Composite and the TR3 Strut Composite are going to be very similar. The TR3 F.L.O. will swing lighter than the Strut.
Would going down barrel size from 2 5/8 to 2 1/4 be a good or bad idea? And I'm 12, 5' and 85 lbs. I used to use a 30/20 Rawlings 5150. And want a 32/21.
If you need to increase your bat speed, going to a 2 1/4" barrel would be a good idea.
How does the 2013 CF5 Fastpitch softball bat differ from the 2012 model? What are the differences? Which is a better bat for a line drive hitter?
Both models will be great for a line drive hitter. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses new TR3 F.L.O. Composite material, whereas the 2012 DeMarini CF5 uses TR3 Strut Composite. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
What size for an 11 yr old who weighs approx 90 lbs? Thanks.
The size of the bat depends on several factors. We recommend using our bat coach for correct sizing; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Are they Little League approved and 1.15?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is Little League approved and has a 1.15 BPF.
What bat is better 2013 CF5 or Easton S1?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and Easton S1 are both high quality and high performing bats. They both have a lot of pop. You can't go wrong with either one.
How do you "break in" a composite bat?
We recommend between 150-200 hits off a tee. Start at about 40% power and gradually increase. Be sure to rotate the bats a quarter of a turn between every few hits to ensure an even break-in.
What is the weight of the 32"?
The 2013 Demarini CF5 has a length to weight ratio of -11. The DCXFL in a 32 inch will weigh 21 ounces.
Is this bat single or double barrel?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL is a single barrel multi-layer composite bat.
What size do you reccommend for my 11 yr old son? He is 5'6" 120 pounds. I am looking towards his 12 year old year. He currently uses a 31 -9 and a 31 -11.5 and smashes balls, but he says he needs a longer bat. Is this available in a 32 -11?
According to our Bat Coach, a 31" bat is recommended. If he feels he is strong enough to move up to a 32", then that size would work as well. The DeMarini CF5 is manufactured in a 32" -11, but we are currently out of stock. We will be getting more in a couple of weeks.
i am really interested in getting this bat but i was wondering if it is legal for little league
The Demarini CF5 youth is legal for play in Little League. This bat also features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp to show that ti is certified for play. Here is the link to view more details on the CF5. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-cf5--dxcfl-youth/15462/
Is there any difference between the 2013 and 2012 CF5s besides the art designs?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses new composite and alloy materials making it lighter and more balanced than the 2012 DeMarini CF5.
Is this bat legal for 2013-2014?
The DeMarini CF5 is Little League approved for this year and the following years. The CF5 does feature the new USSSA thumbprint stamp on the taper which is going to be required for USSSA play in 2013-2014 play.
I just got this bat and I was wondering how many hits does it take to get the bat broken in? Also, is it okay to hit those yellow balls in batting cages?
It will take around 150 hits to break in the CF5. We do not recommend you use the CF5 in the cages with yellow dimpled. Those balls can be very dense and are known to cause damage to all kinds of bats.
Is the 2013 DeMarini CF5 full composite or half and half?
The CF5 is a two piece, full composite bat.
Which is better Easton XL1 Youth or 2013 DeMarini CF5 Youth?
It depends on what kind hitter you are. Both are two piece composites. The XL1 is designed more for a power hitter, whereas the CF5 is balanced and would benefit a contact/line drive hitter.
Is this bat allowed in Little League?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is approved for Little League play. The CF5 also features the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
How is this bat better than the 2012 DeMarini CF5?
Both the 2012 DeMarini CF5 and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 are top of the line two-piece fully composite bats. Here is a link to further compare these two models and see the differences. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Do this bat have good lift?
The DeMarini CF5 is an extremely high performing two-piece fully composite bat with excellent pop. Lift that a player gets is also dependent on the players swing.
How do you compare this bat to the Easton S1?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S1 are top of the line two-piece fully composite bats. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Is the new CF5 more like the grey CF4 or the gold CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is going to be very similar to both the DeMarini CF4 and 2012 DeMarini CF5. The 2013 CF5 uses an upgraded composite material to improve performance and durability.
Is this one better than the regular CF5? I have the tan CF5 and its working good but it's not my favorite. How many hits does this bat need until its broken in? Does the tan CF5 and this one make a difference?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the DeMarini CF4 are excellent bats. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses new composite technology for better performance and a more balanced feel. Normal break in time is 100-200 swings.
What is the difference between the demarini 2013 cf5 youth bat, and the demarini 2012 cf5 youth bat?
The main differences between the 2012 and the 2013 CF5 bats is that the 2013 upgraded the composite material and the 2013 is going to be more of a balanced feeling bat where as the 2012 is going to have a slight end loaded feel
Does this bat come in a 28"17oz?
The smallest size available for the DeMarini CF5 is 29" 18 oz.
What is the best way to determine which size & weight is best for my kid?
We have a great tool to help determine the size best suited for your child; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
My son is 9 and has been swinging the 30/17 2021 Voodoo for a year. He is 4"6 and 90 lbs and hits for power. Would like to try a composite bat, either the new CF5 or XL1 or XL2. Any thoughts? I would prefer not to go any higher than 19 ounces, especially if the bat weighs more than advertised...
If you want a composite bat, that rules out the XL2 as it has an alloy barrel. The biggest difference between the CF5 and XL1 is that the XL1 will have a slightly more end loaded feel. If your son has quick bat speed and above average strength, then the XL1 would be a great choice. If not, the the CF5 would be the way to go.
I have heard that the higher end Demarini bats are actually 2-3 ounces heavier than advertised. Is this true?
Bats will sometimes be a little heavier than actually advertised. Manufacturers weigh bats before applying top coat, paint, etc, so these added layers can add a little extra weight.
Hey Guys, Just needing to be sure that this bat is approved for Cal Ripken Majors.
Yes. The DXCFL is approved for the Cal Ripken Division.
Does this bat need a break-in period?
Since the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is an all composite bat, it will require a break-in. All bats with composite barrels will require a break-in.
I am a power hitter should I use this bat? If not do you have any recommendations.
This would be an excellent bat to use.
My son is 4'8" and 68 lbs. Is the CF5 or the Combat Pure Gear one-piece design better?
Both bats are great bats. Determining which is better would depend on what type of hitter your son is. If he is more of a power hitter, then the COMBAT Pure Gear would probably be the better choice for him. However, if he is more of a contact hitter the two-piece design of the CF5 would probably better suit his needs.
My son wants this bat for his birthday, which is in May. I don't want to buy it if it is not approved to use. Any idea when the approval might go through?
According to the Little League website the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is legal for 2012. A complete list can be found at http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2012LicensedBatList.pdf.
Does this bat require a break-in? if so how many hits?
Since the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is a full composite bat, it will require a break-in. We recommend taking between 150-200 hits either off of a tee or soft toss, starting at about 40% power and increasing the closer you get to the 200 hit mark. Also, make sure you rotate the barrel in between each hit and use the same balls you would normally use in a game.
What is the break in time for this bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will require about a 150- 200 hits off of soft toss or a tee. I would start out at about 50% swing and work your way up to full swing. Make sure you rotate the bat in between each hit about a quarter inch to break in the bat evenly.
I am interested in bat but have a concern. Though it states that this bat is approved for little league and has 1.15bpf stamp, why is it not included in the official Little League approved composite listing as of April 4,2012 and states that manufacturer must submit complete testing data before it is to be considered approved through its listings. The 2012 modelCF5 is on there but not the recent 2013 modelCF5??? Curious?
The 2013 CF5 will be on Little League's approved composite bat list shortly. This process does take some time though as a lot of paperwork has to be filed. Look for an updated list very soon!
Is this bat more balanced than the 2012 CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will feel more balanced than the 2012 CF5. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will have an "insanely balanced swing weight".
Is this one better than the gold CF5 because my friend is wondering what one he should get?
The main difference between the 2012 DeMarini CF5 and 2013 DeMarini CF5 is the switch from TR3 STRUT Composite to TR3 F.L.O Composite which allows the 2013 model to have a lighter swing weight and be a stronger material.
Does it have any pop?
Yes. The CF5 has very good pop.
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