Questions and Answers for DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult
I'm a power hitter, 5' 9-10", and about 175 lbs. Which would be a better bat for me to get, the CF5 or the Black 2?
The Marucci Black 2 and the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult are both balanced two-piece bats, so there will be no real noticeable difference between either bat.
Does this bat take time to break in? My friend's CF4 did.
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will require a break-in period of 150-200 swings, working up from 40% to full power at the 150 swing mark. Use real leather baseballs and rotate the barrel a quarter inch every swing.
Which BBCOR bat has the biggest sweet spot: 2013 Voodoo, 2012 CF5, or 2013 CF5?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5, 2013 CF5, and DeMarini Voodoo will have have the exact same size sweet spot.
Is this bat as good as the red DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a two-piece composite bat and is DeMarini's highest performing model.
My federation league changed the bat ruling, providing me with the opportunity to use a BBCOR for the next four years. I'm 5'8" and around 120 pounds, and I wanted to know if this bat is durable enough to last within that time frame. Is it?
With the number of games and practices teams partake in nowadays, it's almost impossible to find a bat that will last 4 years. The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat has good durability, but I don't think it would last 4 years if you use it for every game and every practice.
Is there a difference between the white DeMarini CF5 and the brown DeMarini CF5? I feel like I hear about more complaints with the white one.
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult uses upgraded composite material for a more balanced feel. The new material also provides better durability and performance.
I am 5'6" 160lbs. I hit for both contact and power. Is 32" 29 oz. the right size for me?
Yes, the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult in a 32" 29 oz. would be a great for a player your size.
Is the BPF on this 1.15?
No, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is BBCOR certified with the BBCOR .50 stamp.
I'm 5'9" to 5'10" 110 lbs. What size bat should I use?
With the height and weight given we suggest you get the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult in the 31" 28 oz. model.
How do you break in a bat correctly?
For tips on how to break in a bat with a composite barrel, like the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat, please follow this link to our JustBats.com Blog: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat.
Will the CF5 perform differently if not broken in corectly?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will need to be broken in. If it is not broken in correctly, there is a chance that it could crack or not perform to its highest standards .
Will the price go down anytime soon?
Our website updates daily. I would keep my eye on the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat for updated pricing in the future.
I am 5'11" and weigh 186 lbs. What length should I use?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat would be recommended in a 33" at your size.
What is a good bat weight to use on this bat?
It would depend on the player's height, weight and age.
Is there a difference between this DeMarini CF5 and the new DeMarini CF5?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult are created the same. Both will be two-piece all composite designs. Both will feature 2 5/8" barrel diameters. The 2013 CF5 will just be even more of a balanced bat. Insanely balanced, they say.
Just purchased a 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR DXCFC and want to make sure I break it in correctly. I read that you recommend 150-200 soft toss swings or swings off a tee. Could I use a SwingAway for this break-in, as well?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR DXCFC can be used with a SwingAway for the break-in period, as long as the SwingAway has a real leather baseball. Be sure to take 150-200 swings, working up from 40% power, and rotate the bat a 1/4" every swing.
Are you still getting more of the 2012 CF5 BBCOR bats in stock?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC is a closeout bat. Unfortunately, we will not be adding any more to our inventory.
Is there a temperature restriction on this bat?
In general, we do not recommend using the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult or any other bat in temperatures below 55 degrees.
What is better in your opinion, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC or the Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1 are both excellent two-piece composite bats. The Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1 will be more balanced than the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC.
Is this a big barrel bat?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult has a 2 5/8" barrel, which is the largest barrel size allowed for BBCOR bats.
What is the difference between the 2012 BBCOR CF5 and the 2013 BBCOR CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will be more balanced than the 2012 model and it will use the new TR3 F.L.O composite.
Does this bat have the same weight distribution as the Easton S1? Is this bat good for a quicker swing?
Both the DeMarini CF5 and Easton S1 are well balanced bats great for players looking to improve swing speed. However, the Easton S1 is known to be just a little better balanced.
I have the 2012 Rip-It and it's end loaded (top heavy). I don't like top heavy bats because I can't get my bat out quick enough. Does this bat have good balance, unlike the Rip-It?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a two-piece fully composite bat featuring a double wall barrel and a more balance swing weight.
How would you compare this bat against an Easton S2 for a contact hitter?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a two-piece fully composite design, whereas the Easton S2 is a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle. Both models will feature extremely balanced swing weights and be ideal for a contact hitter.
I am 42 years old and play in a 35 and over league. I am 6'0, 210 lbs. I still have a pretty quick swing, but I am not a home run hitter. Line drive singles and doubles. How would you compare the CF5 to the Voodoo for someone like me?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a great option for a contact hitter because it is a more balanced bat than the slightly endloaded 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult. Also, the CF5 has a two-piece fully composite design, whereas the VooDoo has the hybrid design, with the alloy barrel and composite handle.
Can you get a bat pack with two CF5's?
Unfortunately at this time we do not have any bat packs that offer two 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bats. Keep checking our website, as everything we post indicates what we currently have in stock.
Is this bat legal in Babe Ruth league?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is BBCOR certified and will be legal for Babe Ruth leagues for ages seven and up.
Is the XL2 BBCOR or this CF5 BBCOR better for a guy that's 5 foot tall and weighs 90 pounds?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR bat and the Easton XL2 BBCOR bat are both two-piece designs. The CF5 is a two-piece fully composite design, so it will require a break-in period and will perform better over time. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design that is going to perform better out of the wrapper. The CF5 will have more of a balanced swing weight than the XL2. Both bats will provide great performance and high durability with the biggest difference being the construction of the barrel.
Is there a package with the cf-5 and the xl-1?
Unfortunately, at this time (1/15/2013) we do not offer a bat pack with the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL1.
I am 17 years old, 5'6'' 150 pounds. I am a contact and line drive hitter and was looking for a new bat. I am deciding between the 2012 Voodoo and the 2012 CF5. both 32-29...-3. Which do you think is best suitable and the overall better bat? Thanks
This is a difficult question for us to answer as much of the decision comes down to the personal preference of the player and what bat type of bat they have used previously. 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.
I am a 15 y/o 5'10/140lbs contact and line drive hitter who is going into my first high school season. Which bat would you recommend? The 2012 Demarini CF5 BBCOR, TPX EXO2 BBCOR or the 2013 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR?
Two-piece bats like the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult are best suited for line drive hitters.
What bat is better for a power hitter the Easton XL3 or the CF5?
The Easton XL3 is going to e more suitable for a power hitter, because of the one-piece end loaded design. The DeMarini CF5 will be more for a contact hitter.
My son is 12 and about 70lbs and 4'6. His league team is requiring him to get a BBCOR bat. Would this bat be a good fit? I have checked your bat coach and it seems that all the bats are too big. What is your recomendation?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat is an excellent bat, however; I think that at your sons age and size he should probably us a 29" bat. The following six bats are available in a 29" size that should work well for him: 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3 BBCOR: BB13EX 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR: 2013 Easton Typhoon BBCOR: BB13TY Adult 2013 Easton Hammer BBCOR: BB13HM Adult 2013 Easton S3 BBCOR: BB13S3 Adult 2013 Easton S4 BBCOR: BB13S4 Adult
How many hits does it take to break this bat in?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat requires a break-in period of 150-200 hits, soft toss or off a tee. Also, you want to rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch each swing.
Does the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult come with a warranty even if it is part of a bat pack?
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball in a bat pack is still a new bat and comes with the full manufacturers warranty.
Could you guys make a bat pack with the old Rawlings 5150 BBCOR?
There are currently three bat packs that have the 2012 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: BBCA Adult. Here they are: Bat Pack Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 2 BBCOR and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: BB12EX2 and BBCA Adult. Bat Pack Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: BBCA Adult 2-Pack Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: DXVDC and BBCA Adult
Which bat would you recommend for a line drive hitter trying to gain some power and distance, the DeMarini CF5 or Vexxum?
The DeMarini CF5 has a very balanced swing weight and would be good for a player with average to below average swing speed. The DeMarini Vexxum has a slight end load and is better suited for a player with above average swing speed.
Which bat would be better batter with less strength? The DeMarini CF5 or the DeMarini Voodoo?
I would recommend the DeMarini CF5 because it is a balanced bat, whereas the DeMarini Voodoo is more end loaded for a power hitter with more strength.
Is the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat good for a contact hitter?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat would be an excellent choice for a contact hitter. It is a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight.
I'm a line drive hitter trying to gain power, and I want a composite bat, preferably a two-piece. What is the best bat for me?
The DeMarini CF5 would be a good bat for a contact hitter. You could also try an Easton S1, but if you want to gain a little power an end loaded bat may be better for you. The Easton XL1 would perfectly fit that criteria.
Is the marucci black 1 bbcor for contact hitters. Where can I find this bat. Ok I am most likely going to get the 2012 demarini cf5 bbcor bat is it good for contact hitters. Will it be legal in the upcoming 2013 season?? Thank you
The Marucci Black BBCOR has a very light swing weight making it a great choice for contact hitters. The CF5 is also a balanced bat and a great option of an all-around hitter. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is BBCOR certified and will be legal for 2013.
Will this bat be legal for the upcoming 2013 season? Will the CF5 last a while durability wise? I am going to buy my first BBCOR bat for high school. I am debating the 2012 CF5 or the Marucci Black 1. I am a contact hitter. What length do you recommend? I am 5/10 125 lbs. I heard the Marucci Black knob comes off is that true?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat would be a great selection for your first BBCOR bat purchase. At your height and weight I would swing a 32"-29oz. or possibly step up to a 33"-30oz. This bat will have a Doublewall Barrel and a Geo Endcap. It will have a Two-Piece design with an Alloy barrel and a Composite handle. This bat will have a greatly balanced swing weight which is good for contact hitters. The amount of vibration will be reduced with the Two-Piece design. I have not heard about any durability issues with the Marucci Black.The original Black is a seamless Two-Piece design with an industry best combination of barrel size and balance point, offering a bigger sweet spot, and faster swing speeds. Both of these bats will have 12 month warranties through each manufacturer.
Would this bat still have pop after a year or so of use?
This 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a Two-Piece fully Composite constructed bat. The composite material, once broken-in, should and will last over one year of use. Typically, the break-in process will only be 100-200 swings off of a batting tee or soft toss while rotating the barrel after each swing. You will want to work that whole entire barrel diameter over. This bat will come with a 12 month manufacturer warranty.
Does this bat come with Demarini's 1 year bat warranty?
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat comes with DeMarini's Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty.
Is the barrel composite if its bbcor?
If you are asking if the CF5 has a composite barrel and if it's BBCOR certified, the answer to both questions is yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC is a full composite bat that is BBCOR certified.
How does this bat compare to the 2013 DeMarini Vexxum?
They are both two piece bats, but the Demarini Vexxum has an alloy barrel while the Demarini CF5 has a composite barrel.
I am 5 foot 5 125 lbs. Would a 33in 30oz be a reasonable bat size for me?
Based on your height and weight, a 31" Adult BBCOR model is most common.
Hows the pop on this bat? Is it better than a CF4?
The DeMarini CF5 features a different weave of the carbon fiber material which is designed to give the bat more pop. Both bats will be very comparable as far as weight distribution.
Is the CF5 and Vexxum both little league approved?
The Adult models of the CF5 and Vexxum are not approved for Little League. Little League requires the barrel size to be 2 1/4" barrel. The Youth models of the CF5 and the Vexxum are approved for play in Little League. Here are the model numbers DXCFL and DXVNL.
I am 5 foot 1 107 lbs. And a contact hitter would a 31' 28oz. Bat be reasonable size?
The average size for someone of your height and weight is actually 30" 27 oz. However, a 31" 28 oz isn't much bigger and you should be fine with that size.
Between the 2012 and 2013 CF5, which one is less top heavy?
The 2013 CF5 features a newer, lightweight composite material and will be a little more evenly balanced.
If BBCOR bats were made to meet at the same standards abd not out perform others bbcor bats why do some cost alot of money like this one and other ones? Why would i pay $250 for a bat made to perform like a bat that is $90?
Just like with the old BESR rating... you have some top of the line bats that are on the higher end of the performance scale, and some bats that are on the lower end of the performance scale. The BBCOR standard just places a limit on the bat's performance. It does not mean that ALL bats will perform the exact same as on another. Also, composite bats like the CF5 cost more to make, which explains why full composite bats cost more than alloy bats.
I am a line drive/contact batter and can't decide whether to buy a 2012 cf5 or 2012 voodoo. what would you recommend? ( I've used my friends voodoo and really liked the feel. Is the cf5 really that much better?
I always recommend a player stick with the same bat they have previously used with success. If you used your friend's Voodoo and liked it, my top recommendation would be the Voodoo. Both are great bats though, and it comes down to your own personal preference.
Is this Bat Approved for usssa League?
Yes. All BBCOR certified bats are approved for USSSA play.
What bat is the most balanced out of CF5, Voodoo or S3? Which one is most top heavy?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will be more balanced than the 2012 DeMarini CF5. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S3 will be very balanced. The DeMarini Voodoo will be the most end loaded.
I am 13, 135 pounds and 5' 8" tall. What would you recommend for me the Voodoo the CF5 or the Easton XL3? It will have to be BBCOR -3 and 2 5/8".
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR would be the most balanced of the three bats listed. This is great for a younger player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
is it this bat more for a contact hitter or power hitter?
The CF5 is actually a great bat for an all-around type hitter. Not just a contact of power hitter.
I was wanting to know if this was legal for Babe Ruth play in 2013 since it is a BBCOR bat but it is composite.
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is legal in Babe Ruth.
I am 15 years old and and weight 160 lbs, I am a power hitter. Which bat would be better for me, a 2012 CF5 or a 2013 Vexxum?
The 2013 DeMarini Vexxum BBCOR is an end loaded bat, perfect for a hitter with some power. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a more balanced bat.
I am 12 years old and 115 pounds. I have a very quick swing speed. I am also 5 feet 4 and a half inches. Would you recommend the Demarini CF5 for me or the Easton XL2?
Both the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL2 would be excellent options for you. The DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece fully composite bat, whereas the Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid bat (composite handle/aluminum barrel). Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Is this bat's weight distributed greatly for a power hitter or a contact hitter?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is a great option for someone looking to hit for power or for average. It is slightly more end loaded than the 2013 DeMarini CF5.
is the Demarini CF5 as top heavy as the Demarini Voodoo?
The DeMarini Voodoo will have more of a endloaded feel when compared to the DeMarini CF5.
Im a 5'8" 165lb. 14 yr. old that is currently swinging a 2012 easton omen bbcor,and hitting very well with it. would this be a good upgrade for me?
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC would be a great choice. It is very similar in features to the Omen. Both bats are two-piece composites and very high performing.
Is the CF5 a balanced bat or end-loaded?
The 2012 Demarini CF5 is constructed to be a fairly two-piece bat. Though its two-piece design can make it feel end heavy to some hitters who may not be used to two-piece bats.
Is the DeMarini CF5 32" 29 oz approved for USSSA 14 and under league?
Yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is BBCOR certified so it is approved for USSSA 14 and under leagues.
Is the CF4 better than the COMbat B52? Looking at a 30/22.
These two bats are both very good options in a -8. Both of these are manufactured with composite and will give the player maximum performance. The CF5 is a two-piece bat which helps reduce the vibration/sting.
It's really about the 2013, but will they ban these bats after the 2011-2012 season?
They should not be banned after the 2011-12 season. As long as the bat is BBCOR certified, it will be legal for play.
Is the 2013 CF5 a better bat? What are the differences?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses an upgraded composite material that increases its durability and performance. Both are high quality bats.
Doesn't this bat require the BESR stamp to be legally used in high school?
No. In order for bats to be legal for use in high school and collegiate level play, they must be BBCOR certified. BESR certification was the old certification that is no longer legal.
What do the numbers on the end of the barrel mean?
The numbers you are referring to are the length and weight of the bat.
Is the DeMarini CF5 or the Metalstorm Black dragon a better balanced bat for a line drive hitter?
Both the Demarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the Metalstorm Black Dragon BBCOR: MSBDBB are balanced bats. However, the CF5 is a two piece composite and may have more flex than the Metalstorm wich is a one piece Both will be good for a line drive hitter.
What is the difference between the 2012 CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the new 2013 CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses the new TR3 F.L.O. Composite material. Here is a link to more closely compare the differences between these two models. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
How does this bat compare to the XL1 based on performance, price and life of the bat?
Performance depends on the hitter. A stronger hitter with above average swing speed may prefer the XL1 as it is more end-loaded. The CF5 is a great bat for an all-around type of hitter. Both have similar durability. Price is subject to change, but you can see the differences in price on the website.
Is this bat legal for high school ball in Texas? Is it 100% composite?
Yes the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is legal for high school play in Texas and is a two-piece fully composite baseball bat.
Will you guys be getting any more bats soon? Specifically the 31/28 version. Thanks.
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR has been discontinued. The new 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is available in a 31/28.
I am a top of the order hitter, so would it be better for me to have this bat or to go with the XL2? Also, is the CF5 any better in performance than the XL2?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR bat and the Easton XL2 BBCOR bat are both two-piece designs. The CF5 is a two-piece fully composite design, so it will require a break-in period and will perform better over time. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design that is going to perform better out of the wrapper. The CF5 and the XL2 will provide great performance and high durability with the biggest difference being the construction of the barrel.
My son is 12 and 5'7"/175 lbs. He is a strong hitter with a big, powerful swing. Is the CF 5 the best bat for him and if so, will he be better off with a 33 or 32. He's grown almost 4 inches in the past yr. I'm 6'5"/260.
The CF5 is a great bat with a ton of pop. I think it would be a great choice for your son. Based on his height and weight, I would recommend a 33 inch model.
do you need to break this bat in?
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult does require a break in period. You can do this by taking 150-200 swings off of a tee rotating it a quarter of a turn each time.
Is this bat the best bat on the market for BBCOR ?
This is Demarini's top of the line model they have to offer. The CF5 will be a two piece full composite design.
The Marucci Cat5 33/30 bat was legal for BBCOR play and does feature a BBCOR stamp. But the bat was banned.
You are correct. The bat was once legal for use, however the bat was retested recently and it was found that it exceeded BBCOR standards and was deemed illegal for use in high school and college level play.
I'm getting ready to go into High School and I'm looking for a BBCOR bat. Will this bat remain legal because it is a full composite bat?
Currently we have not seen any issues with BBCOR composite bats being banned for the upcoming seasons. This bat is legal for BBCOR play and does feature a BBCOR stamp.
Which is better for a contact hitter, the CF5, Rip-It, or Marucci Black?
I would suggest going with the Marucci Black or the CF5. These are both two piece bats that are great options for contact hitters. The Rip-It is a great bat, but it is a one piece design and it usually better suited for power hitters.
what is a better bat the Voodoo or the CF5?
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult are both fantastic bats from DeMarini. The main difference between these two bats is the CF5 is a two-piece fully composite bat and the Voodoo is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and an aluminum barrel. Here is a link to further compare these two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Why did this bat get discounted by $100?
The DXCFC is being replaced by a new model. Often when a model is discontinued, they are marked down. There is not any defects or performance issues with the bat.
Is this bat legal for junior legion play even though it has a composite handle?
Under American Legion rules, they state that any BBCOR bat is legal. The DXCFC is a BBCOR bat and should be legal for you.
Which bat has the most balanced and quickest swing, The DXCFC, The BB11S1, or The BB11X1?
The BB11S1 has the lightest swing weight and will be the most balanced out of those 3.
About what tepmerature is to cold to hit with the CF5?
Since the CF5 is a composite barrel bat, it is recommended not to use it in temperatures between 50-55 degrees or colder. There is a higher number of bats reported when used in these temperatures. Although, you can still use the bat in these temperatures, it is recommended to try to really limit the use of the bat.
How long would you say it takes to break in the CF5 pretty well?
We recommend taking about 150-200 hits either off of a tee or soft toss, starting out at about 40% and gradually increase the closer you get to the 200 hit mark. Also, make sure you are using the same balls you would use in a game and are rotating the bat 1/4 of an inch in between each hit to ensure an even break in all around the barrel of the bat.
BBCOR designates what?
BBCOR stands for "Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution". This is a certification that adult -3 bats must have in order to be legal for play in high school and collegiate levels. It was implemented to level the playing field for all adult bats.
How does this bat comapare to a Marruci Black? Is it worth the extra $100??
This bat is a two piece full composite bat, while the Marucci Black is a two piece hybrid with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The DeMarini CF5 will require a break in, while the Marucci Black won't. Both are great bats, and you can't really go wrong with either!
My son is 5'9' and weighs 137. What size would you recommend? 32/29 or 33/30?
Based on his height and weight, the recommended size is a 32/29
I am deciding between a CF5 and a Voodoo. I'm about 6'1" 180lbs. I'm pretty strong. Which one should I get?
Both bats are good choices and are very similar. The main difference is the Voodoo has an alloy barrel and the CF5 is a full composite bat. The Voodoo will not require a break in period and will be hot right out of the wrapper, while the CF5 will require a break in and will perform better over time. Since both bats are two piece designs, they will perform just about the same.
Dear Expert: I am about to purchase this bat and it must meet the "composite standard." The list has not been updated since March '11. How do I know that it will be considered legal for my son's competitive play? Below is the language from the NFHS site last year of approved bats and the CF4 is listed. Yes I see on the description it says it is BBCOR approved. At this price I just want to be 100% that it will not be a problem. Thanks. COMPOSITE BATS THAT MEET THE BALL EXIT SPEED RATIO (BESR) AND THE ACCELERATED BREAK IN (ABI) PROCEDURE AND APPROVED FOR THE 2010-11 ACADEMIC YEAR
The Demarini CF5 has met all the standards required to be legal, and has been BBCOR certified for play in 2012. Here is the link to see all the specific features of this bat. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-demarini-cf5-bbcor--dxcfc-adult/13535/
Does it matter where the BBCOR stamp is on the bat?
As long as the stamp is somewhere on the barrel of the bat, it's good to go.
As long as the 2012 DeMarini CF5 is marked BBCOR it will be allowed for play.
Im 5'7 15 and 123 but really strong and bench alot. I am looking to go to 33-30 bat. I am coming from a 32-29 and am wondering if I should go up?
Honestly, based on your height and weight, a 32 inch bat would probably be the best fit. That's going strictly off your height and weight. If you think you can handle a 33 inch bat, go for it.
Does the grip split easily?
We have not heard of this being an issue. However, in the case the grip does split, this is covered under the manufacturer's 1-year warranty.
What size should I get? I'm 5'9 and weigh 140 I usually get 32?
The suggested size for someone your size is approximately 32 inches. If you usually get a 32, I would stay with that size. If you need any other recommendations on what size to get, feel free to use the bat coach feature located at the top of our website.
Does the CF5 come in a drop 5?
Unfortunately the 2012 DeMarini CF5 does not come in a drop 5. It only comes in a -3, -8, -10, and -11. This link will give you all the -5 bats that we do currently have: http://www.baseballbats.com/products/length%20to%20weight%20ratio~-%205/
is this bat allowed in Pony League?
This bat would be legal for Pony Baseball in 2012. The rule states "If a player wants to use a -3 non-wood bat, it MUST be BBCOR approved."
does this bat chip or scrape easily
We have not received any feedback the bat chips easily.
What makes this bat better than the Voodoo? My son had the CF4 BESR last year and loved the feel. Other than the difference between BBCOR and BESR, will he notice anything else?0
The CF5 has a composite barrel and the Voodoo has an alloy barrel. The new BBCOR bats will have thicker walls the BESR bats and have less pop. The idea is to make the bat hit more like a wood bat.
Can the bat get worn out if I use it too much? (I hit about 50-100 balls a day)
They will not decrease in performance, but after time all composite barrel bats will crack.
knowing the difference in the drop weighting,what is the performance difference between a bbcor cf5 and a voodoo sc4 alloy if any. Thanks
The biggest difference is the alloy will have a more immediate pop, where the composite takes a little breaking in, the CF5 is pretty close to broken in so it won't take much.
this bat or demerini voodoo 2012
Both are great options, the CF5 is a full composite design, the voodoo is going to have a composite handle and an alloy barrel
CAN THIS BAT BE USED IN VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL COMPETION?
Yes, it is BBCOR certified which is the national requirement for high school level play.
Are all CF5's, including the -8 drop for Babe Ruth Leagues, BBCOR approved?
Only the -3 Adult CF5 is BBCOR certified. BBCOR only applies to Adult bats. If a bat has a drop greater a -3, then it will not be BBCOR certified.
Can you suggest which Demarini would be best for a contact hitter? I'm looking for singles/doubles more so than jacks.
I would recommend the CF5 as the best bat from DeMarini for contact hitters. The CF5 will be a little better balanced than the Voodoo. The CF5 is also a two-piece that will be beneficial to a contact hitter.
do composite bbcor bats lose their pop more quickly than alloy?
Composite bats get better the more the player uses them. The composite material in the bat will break down giving the player more pop than an alloy barrel bat.
Which Bat is better for Power hitter? cf5 or the new rawlings 5150?
Generally, power hitters prefer one piece bats, which would be the 5150.
this or the easton xls
Both are great options, it would come down to person preference.
Is this bat also able to be used in Juniors Little League?
Yes, this bat can be used in juniors little league
hey i am a highschool baseball player and i just recently purshased the bat, and i think when i brought it it came deformed because everytime i hit with it i feels like all of my fingers are about to break...and thats not because its cold or im just not getting it on the sweet spot but no matter where it comes of it hurts because of all the vibration...so i was wondering if i could send it back and get another bat.
Once a bat has been hit with you will have to send it to the manufacture in order to get a warranty replacement bat. They will replace the bat for you for free.
I am choosing between this CF5, the bbcor voodoo, the bbcor vexxum, and the bbcor M2m. which has the most flex and which is least end-loaded?
The flex will be similar in those bats. A composite barrel bat tends to have more of an end-loaded feel. The more balanced bat will be the Voodoo, Vexxum and M2M.
I have a 15 year old son, he is torn between the rip it prototype II and the cf5. He is a general line drive contact hitter with a little pop. Not sure if price difference is worth it. rip it is getting great reviews, but I heard it was end loaded, thoughts???
If he's a contact/gap hitter I would lean towards the CF5. The CF5 offers more flex during the players swings and is beneficial for contact hitters who are looking to add a little more pop to their hits. The Prototype will feel a little end-loaded and won't offer as much flex, making it better suited for stronger hitters.
Which adult BBCOR bat is more balanced: the 2012 Demarini CF5 DXCFC, the Easton S1 BB11S1, the Easton Omen BNC2, or the Louisville TPX Z-1000 BB12Z? Also, which of the above four bats are considered for use more by line drive hitters than power hitters?
All of these bats listed are 100% composite. These will be good choices and will give you some good power. The Z-1000 is a one piece bat which is better for power hitters while the others will be for contact hitters.
BBCOR bats are not USSSA certified. The Senior League CF5 is USSSA certified.
What is the most balanced bbcor bat out?
The CF5 has a nice balance, the Marucci Cat5 has a nice balance, the Prototype II also, the Easton Omen.
is this bat end weighted
Even though this bat has a double wall barrel, it is still balanced.
Is this bat designed to hit home runs or just to get on base?
It's designed with homeruns in mind, of course, but the batter still has to put the bat on the ball. :)
1)Is this bat or the Omen better for a contact hitter who likes a big sweetspot? 2)Is the Omen or the CF5 more top heavy? Thanks
Both the Omen and CF5 are two piece all composite bats. They both use the highest composite technology. They are both the top of the line BBCOR bats. I have heard the CF5 feels more top heavy.
I'm very confused on which bat to get, I depend on demarini for my bats but the 2012 voodoo bat also look promising. I'm a power hitter , so which one is best and why?
The basic design, 2 piece, is the same between the cf5 and the Voodoo. The biggest difference is the Voodoo has an alloy barrel opposed to the composite barrel the CF5 has. The CF5 is a slightly more balanced bat. The Voodoo is slightly end weighted.
Which is better? An adult cf5 or a adult omen?
Both are excellent bats,it really is a matter of preference. Both are 2 piece all composite bats. The CF5 is a little more end weighted. The Omen has the low MOI so it swings lighter.
I read online you should not use this bat in temps below 60 degrees. Is this true?
Yes. It is recommended you don't use composite bats in cold temperatures.
I read online that you should not use this bat in temps below 60 degrees because it may break. Is this true?
Colder temperatures affect the hardness of the core of the baseball. A harder core does increase the probability of a composite bat cracking during contact. I always recommend trying to keep game and practice balls warm to help with the issue. Using a composite bat in temps colder than 60 degrees doesnâ€™t mean that it is definitely going to crack, it is just that the rate of composite bats cracking is higher in temperatures below 55 or 60 degrees.
is this bat really worth $400 and is there something cheaper that preforms just as good or even better?
The CF5 uses on of the best composite materials out there, making it one of the most expensive. Other composite bats that are similar in performance are the Easton Omen and Combat 52 Caliber. All composite bats are going to run similar in price. If you want to go to a less expensive bat I would suggest all alloy. The Cat 5 and Easton S3 are good choices.
Which bat would you go with - the CF5 or the Marucci Black?
The CF5 is a 2 piece all composite. The new Marucci Black doesn't come out until November, but so far the word is it is 2 piece alloy barrel with a stiff composite handle, more trampoline effect,extended barrel that is 33% larger creating a bigger sweetspot. And a new handle that reduces vibration.
How can this bat be better than other BBCOR bats out there when there is a limit on the amount of pop a bat can have?
Although BBCOR bats will perform pretty similar to one another, there will still be a noticeable difference between a top of the line bat like the CF5 and a lower end BBCOR model. A lot of it will come down to balance, feel and the personal preference of the player. The CF5 has very good durability, above average performance and feels great in my opinion.
What is the best BBCOR bat available?
The CF5 is the best of the DeMarini BBCOR bats. Each manufacturer has their "top of the line" model.
Two questions: 1) How will this bat compare to the new Easton S1 when it becomes available; and 2) we have had problems with the paint/finish of other Demarinis - have they done anything to address that?
With composite bats, as they become broken in the composite fibers expand. Sometimes when they expand causes spider cracks in the paint, it will not affect the integrity of the bat though. The CF5 is similar in that they are both 2 piece fully composite bats.
The CF5 is going to be slightly heavier than the S1. The S1 is lighter for a faster bat speed. We are not aware of the paint/finish coming off. This will not effect the integrity of the bat.
I am looking to get a new bat that i can get a few years out of. Will this be legal next year also? and will this be good for a contact hitter such as myself?
This is a two-piece composite bat and is often preferred by line drive or contact hitters. It will be legal next year.
which would be better for a power hitter the demarini voodoo 2012 or demarini cf5 2012?
The CF5 is all composite which would be better suited for power hitters than the voodoo.
what stiff handle bat would you recommend for a line drive hitter?
There are several good stiff flex bats the Nike Aero M1 is a good one, Model # is BT0634. The Lousiville Slugger Omaha the BB126 another great choice.
does this bat have a lot of flex in the handle when you hit it? and what bbcor bat would you recommned for at line drive hitter?
The CF5 does have a lot of flex since it is a composite bat. I would also look at the Voodoo. If you prefere a composite barrel than the CF5 will be an excellent choice. The Voodoo has an alloy barrel and composite handle.
I have been trying to decide whether to get the CF5 or the 2012 Voodoo, and I was going to get the Voodoo when my friends told me to get the CF5. I understand they are both good bats, but if you had to choose one between the other, which one would you choose?
The Voodoo is a two piece bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The CF5 is a two piece all composite bat. The CF5 will require a break in period. Approximately 100-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss, rotating the barrel 1/4 inch every swing. Since the Voodoo has an alloy barrel there is not a break in period. It's personal preference when choosing the bat, depending on if you like alloy or all composite.
Which would be a better BBOCR bat The Demarini CF5 or The Demarini Voodoo 2012
The Voodoo has a composite handle and alloy barrel and the CF5 is all composite. All composite bats tend to have more pop, but they require a break in period and tend to be less durable than a bat with an alloy barrel.
Will this bat meet all the restrictions for 14 U up baseball for USSSA and High School?
A bat cannot be USSSA certified and BBCOR certified. The CF5 BBCOR is used in High School and College play. It can also be used in leagues that allow a -3 drop. The CF5 BBCOR will not have the USSSA stamp on the bat.
is this bat legal for CIF High School playi in California?
Yes, all BBCOR bats are going to be approved for California high school baseball.
Judging by the price, how much more performance does this bat have compared to other BBCOR bats.
Although BBCOR bats will perform pretty similar to one another, there will still be a noticeable difference between a top of the line bat like the CF5 and a lower end BBCOR model. A lot of it will come down to balance, feel and the personal preference of the player. The CF5 has very good durability, above average performance and feels great in my opinion. I would put the CF5's performance on par with the Easton Omen and Louisville Z-1000.
Will the bbcor standard be permanent? Will the CF5 bbcor exceed this standard after the break-in process?
Yes, the bbcor standard is permanent as far as we know now. No, the CF5 is designed not to exceed this standard even after the bat is well broken in.
Is this a good bat for power hitter?
Yes, this is going to be a good bat for a power hitter. This is going to be one of the best bats on the market for BBCOR. This bat is a very durable bat that has a lot of pop.
Will the CF5 go through a breakin process similar to the older composite bats? Will they get better with time or are they as good as they are going to be out of the wrapper?
Yes, all composite bats will need to go through a break in. The break in time will be 100-150 soft toss hits. After this, the bat will be game ready.
I am a line drive hitter. Would this bat be right for me. Just wondering if this bat favors power hitters over line drive guys
This is a two-piece bat and is often preferred by line drive or contact hitters.
which BBCOR bat hits like this but for a cheaper cost?
A few good BBCOR bats that don't cost as much as the CF5 are the DeMarini Voodoo DXVDC, Nike Aero MC2 BT0633, Louisville Exogrid2 BB12EX2, and the Combat 52 Caliber 52CALAB1.
It sais the bat is BBCOR but in the picture it does not show the BBCOR stamp. If you were to buy it would the BBCOR stamp be on it?
Yes, the bbcor stamp is on the bat.
Do you think High Schools will look at the Composite barrel badly even though it is BBCOR approved?
No, it doesn't matter what it is made of. If it passed bbcor testing then it will be legal.
is it worth the cost ?
Yes, this bat will be worth the money. This bat uses some of the best composite on the market right now and was made using the newest technology. The CF5 will be one of the best BBCOR bats on the market.
Does this bat have pop like a besr bat?
This bat has excellent pop for a BBCOR bat. However, I think last year's BESR bat was a little better performing.
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