Questions and Answers for DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC
What is the difference between 1.15 and 1.50?
BBCOR bats like the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC) will actually have a rating of .5 rather than 1.5. This is just a number indicating the trampoline effect and batted ball speeds the bat is capable of. The 1.15 BPF indicates that it is able to have greater trampoline effect than the BBCOR .5 model.
What bat has a bigger barrel the Easton S1 or the CF5?
Both the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) and the 2014 Easton S1 (BB14S1) will have the same barrel diameter and will be very similar in terms of barrel length. This will give them a similar sweet spot size.
I am 14 years old, 5'11" and 170 lbs. I'm a power/contact hitter. Would the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) be good for me?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) would be a good bat for a contact hitter because it is balanced. You would also be able to hit for power with it.
Is this bat allowed in USSSA baseball 14U and under?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) would be certified for high school and college. It would not perform quite as well as a USSSA 1.15 certified bat. It would be allowed for use though.
Does this bat have an approved USSSA sticker/label on it?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) features the BBCOR .50 certification stamp. It does not have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on it because it is BBCOR certified.
Which bat has a bigger sweet spot: the Easton MAKO or DeMarini CF5?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) and the Easton MAKO both have big sweet spots. However, the extended barrel on the MAKO creates a slightly bigger sweet spot than the CF5.
I have average power and want to get more power. Would an end loaded bat or balanced bat be better?
If you want to generate more power I would recommend going with a balanced bat like the DeMarini CF5 (DXCFC). If you go with a balanced bat it will help you generate more bat speed. With having more bat speed it will help with generating more power. The DeMarini CF5 is also a two-piece bat and a two-piece bat will have more flex than a one-piece bat. The benefit of having flex with a two-piece will help with getting more "whip" action on the ball and generate a little more drive.
I am 15 years old, 5'10", and 140 lbs. I normally swing a 33/30. Is this the correct size for me?
Based on your approximate height and weight, I would suggest a 32 inch in the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: (DXCFC). However, a 33 inch would also work as well.
What happens if I take the grip off the bat? Will there still be a thick handle or is it a removable pad?
The handle of the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) will be very thin without the grip. The grip provides most of the thickness and cushioning that you feel on the bat.
I am 5'4.5" and 125 pounds I was wondering if this bat is blanced, and would be a bat recommended for me?
I would recommend a 30" length in the DeMarini CF5 (DXCFC) based on your height and weight. DeMarini CF5 (DXCFC) will feature a balanced swing weight and its a good bat for a contact hitter who is looking to get on base.
Do you guys carry the old gold CF5 in a -3? If not, where can I get one?
Unfortunately, that gold CF5 is a 2012 model. We no longer have that available. Since that model is no longer in production, you would have to go to a website like www.ebay.com to try to find a used one.
I am looking at the DeMarini CF5, or the 2014 Easton XL1, which one can add more power and bat speed to my swing?
Out of these two bats the Easton XL1 (BB14X1) will give you the ability to generate more power with its end-loaded feel. If your looking for a quicker speed the DeMarini CF5 (DXCFC) will give you lower M.O.I. which would give the batter an increase in bat speed.
Is the 2013 model better than the 2012?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC Adult) will swing very similar to the previous model year. The 2013 CF5 and Limited Edition CF5 will feature an updated composite material compared to the 2012 model. It should also feel slightly more balanced.
Is this bat ASA legal? Is this bat good for a Dudley sb-12L cork center?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) Adult is actually going to be a baseball bat. It will not be ASA approved and is not meant to hit Dudley SB-12L.
Would this be a good bat for Babe Ruth league age 13-15? I have the DeMarini CF5, BPF 1.15, 32 inch, -11, that I can't use for this league. I want to get a similar bat.
This DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) Adult bat would be a great option that would be approved for the 13-15 year old division of Babe Ruth baseball. It does have a composite barrel that is 2 5/8" in diameter, but it also features the BBCOR performance certification mark.
What temperature should the bat be used in?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) Adult is not recommended for use in weather colder than 55 degrees.
I'm 5'7" and 105 lbs. Trying to decide between this bat and the 2013 RIP-IT AIR. I have been using a 31" 26 oz. Marucci. Which bat would be better for me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the 2013 RIP-IT AIR would both be great choices for a hitter new to BBCOR. Both will have very balanced swing feels and be light through the zone.
I am a contact hitter but I have some power. I bat second and tried swing the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC) Adult and it didn't feel heavy. Would you recommend the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult or the DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC) Adult?
Both are great bats. Because the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR (DXCFC) Adult is more balanced it will allow for more bat control, whereas the DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC) Adult will feel more end loaded in comparison to the CF6 resulting in more power.
What is lighter the CF5 or the MAKO?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) Adult and the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR (BB14MK) Adult have very similar swing weights.
My son is 5'11 and 160lbs and I want a bat for him to grow into. Do I want a 33 or 34 inch bat? Also could he still use a 32" bat if he were to grow over 6 foot?
According to his height and weight, we recommend a 32" DeMarini CF5 BBCOR:DXCFC Adult. If you think he can handle the extra inch and ounce in size and weight, he could very well go up to a 33" size. If he were to grow over 6 foot, he could probably still use a 32", but ultimately, it would come down to his preference and how well he can handle the bat. You should definitely check out our Bat Coach feature on our site, it is an awesome tool to use to figure out bat sizing. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
How does this bat compare in performance to the Louisville Slugger Exogrid 3?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) Adult and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3 BBCOR (BB13EX) Adult are both two-piece balanced bats. The EXOGRID is a two-piece hybrid design with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The CF5 is a two-piece fully composite design. They are very comparable in performance.
Looking for a CF5 -5. His batting coach suggested he use it. Is it available?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is only available in a -3. All BBCOR bats are -3. DeMarini only makes the CF5 Senior League in a -8 and -10. In a -5, DeMarini offers the Voodoo and the Vexxum.
With BBCOR regulations, will the CF6 perform better than the CF5? I've also heard the CF6 is less balanced due to the D-Fusion Handle, is that true?
BBCOR regulations limits the performance a bat can have. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR pushes the limit of the regulations. The CF6 features DeMarini's newest composite which is higher performing and more durable than the composite on the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult. The D-Fusion handle does not take away from the balance of the bat, but it does help eliminate almost all vibration from the bat.
How do you know when this bat is dead?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will be "dead" when there is a significant drop in performance.
Does it come broken in?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult does require a break-in period just like any other composite bat. For information on how to break-in a composite bat check out http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat/
How does this bat compare to the Demarini CF4 Adult? My son is 5' 10" and 160 lbs and really liked the CF4.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will have a lighter swing weight than the CF4 Adult models, as the TR3 F.L.O. Composite in the CF5 is made of naturally arranged fibers that cut excess material out of the barrel. Lighter weight means faster bat speed for your player.
My son is 5'6", 130 pounds with long arms. He is entering Babe Ruth this spring, still developing his swing and wants a BBCOR bat. What bat would you suggest?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a nicely balanced, two-piece bat. It would be a great choice for a player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
I am currently using a 32" 2011 Vexxum. I am a contact hitter with some power, and I am trying to decide between the 2014 Vexxum, 2014 Voodoo, or the 2013 Cf5. I am 5'11 and 170 pounds. Any suggestions on which bat would be best and how long I should get it?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is going to be extremely balanced, which is best suited for a contact hitter. Based on your height and weight you should use a 33" CF5.
My son is 5' 8" and 130 lbs. High school restrictions require a max of -3 drop. I am anticipating he will go through a growth spurt soon and end up about 6'1''. What size he should swing?
Based on your son's current height and weight, we would recommend using a 31 inch or going up to a 32 inch. If he continues to grow to 6'1'', we would recommend a 33 inch. For more information on sizing please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Will the CF6 have the same feel as the CF5? Also have been using 32" bat. Should I move up to 33". I am a freshman in high school. I am 5'8" 173 lbs.
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR will feature DeMarini's brand new Paradox composite, which is different from the materials found on the CF5. The CF6 will also come with DeMarinis new D-Fusion handle technology. This new handle almost completely eliminates any vibration during the swing. You are right on the edge of needing to go up to a 33", I would probably recommend sticking with the 32" for one more year.
I am 5' 1" and 100 lbs. What size would you recommend?
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 30" 27 oz. for the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Does this bat have as much pop as the Mako. Thanks.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat will have similar performance to the 2014 Easton Mako BBCOR. Though the new 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR would more closely compare to the new Mako.
What bat will have more pop? A full composite BBCOR bat or a hybrid non-BBCOR bat?
The pop will be very similar between both types of materials. A full composite bat, like the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat, should hold its performance a while longer than an all alloy design.
Which bat has a longer barrel? The 2013 CF5, COMbat Pure, or Easton Mako. Please list the from most to least.
The barrel length on the 3 bats including the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult would list in this order: 2014 Easton Mako BBCOR, 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult, COMBAT Pure.
Which bat is more durable and will last longer, the CF5 or the RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat would probably hold its performance longer due to the full composite bat design. The RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR is a one-piece fully alloy bat.
How can you tell when this is broken in?
With the high quality composite in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR, you do not need many hits to get this bat game ready. We recommend a break in period of 150-200 hits. You will see a slight increase in pop, but this period is just to make sure the composite material is ready to handle higher velocity pitches.
When breaking this bat in how often and how much(as far as numbers) should you rotate the bat?
For a bat like the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR we generally recommend 150-200 swings off of a tee or playing soft toss, while rotating the bat 1/4 turn each swing.
What bat has a lighter swing the 2013 COMbat Pure BBCOR: PUREAB1 Adult or the 2013 DeMarini CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the 2013 COMBAT Pure BBCOR: PUREAB1 will have a similar swing weight.
Which bat has a lighter swing weight the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat or the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult bat? I am 5', what size would you suggest?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult bat feature very balanced swing weights. I recommend using our Bat Coach tool for sizing information http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 5' 6" and 138 lbs. I am a freshman contact hitter. I currently swing Easton Redline 2011 BBCOR BX75. I think i could swing the 33" 30 oz. of the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR. Do you think this would be good for me?
Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a well balanced bat for a contact hitter and a 33" size would be a good size for your height and weight.
I am a power hitter. I have really fast hands. Would this or the Easton S1 be a better bat. Should i go with an XL series?
Typically, power hitters will use end loaded bats more efficiently. However, if you prefer a more balanced bat, for increased bat speed, The Easton S1 and DeMarini CF5 are two of the best options you can get. To help choose between the two designs, I would reflect on the design of bats you have used successfully in the past. Most players are better suited swinging balanced models.
I'm 6'1" 175 lbs and have really fast hands. I have good power, so would this bat be right for me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is designed for a contact hitter that needs to increase their bat speed. We recommend and end loaded bat such as the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult for a power hitter.
I'm a senior 5'9" 150 lbs. What size do you recommend?
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 32" 29 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult.
When is the new DeMarini bat line being realeased?
DeMarini released most of their 2014 models in March 2013. The 2015 models will not be released until next spring.
I am 6' 1/2 inches and weigh 175 lbs. What bat length would suit me best?
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 34" 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult.
I am thinking of either a BBCOR XL1 or this bat. Any differences?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and Easton XL1 BBCOR are both two-piece composite bats, but they feature different swing weights that would fit different players. The CF5 is very balanced and designed to increase bat speed and control for contact hitters. The XL1 has a slightly end loaded swing weight which is best used by power hitters with high swing speeds.
I'm 5'10'' 155 pounds. I'm on the High School Varsity baseball team and I'm a contact hitter with some power. I wanted to know which bat would be the best for me. The Demarini CF5, Easton XL1, or Easton S1? Also, would 32'' be the right length? Thanks!
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult would both be great options, as they are well balanced two-piece composites. With you being a contact hitter, we'd recommend a balanced model, rather than the end loaded Easton XL1.
I'm 5'5" 98 lbs. I'm on the high school team and a contact hitter. Which is better the the 2013 CF5 or 2013 Marucci Black 2?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat. As a balanced model, the DeMarini CF5 is a great choice for a contact hitter.
Can I use this bat even if I am a power hitter? What is the lowest temperature I can use this in? Why do power hitters prefer end-loaded?
Yes, you can use the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR for power. We don't recommend using composite bats below 55 degrees. Power hitters prefer end loaded bats because if you have the strength to get the bat through the zone and more weight is at the end of the bat the ball will go farther.
When is the CF6 coming out?
The DeMarini CF6 will be coming out this November.
I'm looking for the right bat for middle school ball. I'm going into 7th grade. I was on the team last year but I don't know what bat to get? I'm stuck between the 2013 S1 and the CF5. I'm 13 5'4 120 lbs. Could you help me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a very balanced bat. It is designed for a contact hitter and has great pop. It would be an excellent choice for you.
March of 2014 I'll be 13 in middle school and I am a power hitter but also a base hitter. So which would I need 2013 CF5 or 2014 Voodoo? I have the CF5 youth bat 32 in 21 oz. and I hit a lot of home runs.
If you are moving to a -11 to a -3 bat we recommend a balanced bat like the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult. The 2014 Voodoo is end loaded and better for a hitter with some power.
I am about 5' 4", 140 pounds, and I am power hitter. I am not sure if I should go with the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR, or the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo, which one should I choose?
If you are more of a power hitter you should be using the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo, because of the end loaded swing weight.
My son is currently 11 and about 100 pounds. He will be required to swing a -3 BBCOR bat next year and he currently uses a -12. I am trying to get him used to the heavier bat and am looking at the Voodoo or the CF5. I need some recommendations.
I would recommend the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat for a player that has to transition into a BBCOR model as it features a very light and balanced swing weight. The DeMarini Voodoo has a more end loaded swing weight.
When is the sale on the cf5 34 inch going to end?
Most likely the 2013 CF5 BBCOR sale will end when we run out of stock.
Is the big barrel DeMarini CF5 or the Easton XL1 better?
Both are great bats. The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a balanced two-piece composite bat designed more for a contact hitter, whereas the Easton XL1 BBCOR is an end loaded two-piece composite bat that is designed for for a power hitter.
Is this bat or the new 2014 Vexxum more balanced?
The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS is more balanced than the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult.
Is this bat more balanced than the 2013 Louisville Slugger Omaha?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a two-piece fully composite design where the Louisville Slugger Omaha is a one-piece alloy model. Both will feature very balanced swing weights.
I just turned 13 and now have to swing BBCOR and I can't decide between 2013 CF5 or the 2013 EXOGRID 3. Any suggestions on which is better bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the 2013 EXOGRID 3 are both excellent bats with great pop. If you are a contact hitter, the 2013 DeMarini would be a better option for you.
My son is 13 and will be using a BBCOR bat starting in August. He is currently using a Senior League, one-piece composite Big Barrel bat. He is not a power hitter. I am looking at this bat and the RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR. Which bat would you recommend?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat has a very balanced swing weight, as does the RIP-IT Prototype AIR. The differences between bats will be the barrel material and flex. The CF5 provides more flex and trampoline effect, but the one-piece design of the RIP-IT transfers energy more-efficiently to the ball. To help with the decision, I would consider models the player has used successfully in the past. Both models are very balanced and would make great options for a player's first BBCOR bat.
Last year I used the 2012 CF5 -3 and this year I can't decide between the 2013 model and the 2012 model. I have never used the 2013 model.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is going to be a lot more balanced than the 2012 CF5.
I'm 5'9" and weigh 167 lbs., what size should i get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach tool at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Which bat will be more balanced, this DeMarini CF5 or the new 2013 Rawlings Velo BBCOR?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the Rawlings Velo will both be very balanced bats, so you can't really compare the two.
I'm 5'11" and weigh 165 lbs. What size bat i should get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
What does bat flex help with? Will it take the pop away or will it add pop?
When the bat flexes it can help a player increase bat speed. This will not effect the performance of the bat.
I'm considering the 2013 CF5 and the EXOgrid 3, which is a better bat?
The DeMarini CF5 and the Louisville Slugger EXOgrid 3 will both be very high performing bats. You will not see a difference in performance from either bat.
I'm 5'8" and I weigh 155 lbs. I want to know what size is good for me?
A 32" is recommended at your size for the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat.
Does this bat require a break-in? (I found a video that said it didn't and I also found sites where it says it does.)
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR DXCFC will need to be broken in. After about 150-200 hits the CF5 should be broken in.
Does this version of the Cf5 have more weight towards the handle than the old bronze and black Cf5, or is this Cf5 like the same as swinging the old one?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will be more balanced then previous models.
Which has more pop, the S1 or the DeMarini CF5?
The Easton S1 and 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will perform the exact same.
What do the numbers on the end of the barrel mean? Also, what are some tips on how to properly break in this bat?
The numbers on the end of the barrel will be the rotation index for breaking in the bat. You can find a video on how to break in the bat here: http://www.justbats.com/videos/video/baseball-training--how-to-break-in-a-composite-bat/83/.
How hard do you swing when you break it in?
When breaking in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult you should hit at about 40% power for the first 50 swings and gradually go up from there.
Is the CF5 more balanced than Easton S1?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the Easton S1 will both be equally balanced.
What is the difference between the 2013 and the 2014 BBCOR CF5 bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult uses a TR3 F.L.O. Composite and the 2014 uses a new Paradox Composite for a bigger, more responsive sweet spot.
I need to move into a BBCOR this fall and was wondering how this bat compared to the new NVS? Any idea what the difference is between the MOI's?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS are going to be very similar in balance. The DeMarini CF5 in the long run will out perform the NVS though.
Are you going to make a 2014 model CF5?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will be released in the fall of 2013.
How does this bat compare to the 2013 Easton S1?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a two-piece, fully composite bat; like the Easton S1. Both bats have balanced swing weights and their performance is capped by the BBCOR certification. They are very comparable models in design.
I recently saw a CF5 that is black and neon green in a local shop. Is it the 2014 model? When will you have it available?
You saw the limited edition 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat, it is located here - http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-cf5-le-bbcor--dxcfc-le-adult/17530/?pa_source=justbats&pa_campaign=newrelease&pa_medium=badges&pa_content=2013-demarini-cf5-le-bbcor--dxcfc-le-adult
I'm 5'4" 125 lbs with above average bat speed. I'm a contact hitter. What size CF5 should I get? Also, do you still have 32 inch in stock?
Based on your size, you on the border between a 31" and 32" model. If you are still growing and want something to grow in to, a 32" model of the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC would be recommended. All sizes you see on the website are in stock and ready to ship.
How do you break in this bat ?
You will need to take approximately 200 hits off this bat, rotating the bat a quarter of a turn every few swings. This will assure that all sides of the bat will take enough hits to break up the material to help the bat reach max pop.
How many more 32" models do you have left in this bat?
We have plenty of the 32" 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bats left in stock.
When are you guys going to get the white CF5 BBCOR in 31"?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a closeout model. We will not be getting any 31" back in stock.
I amm not a power hitter, so would the RIP-IT Prototype AIR or CF5 be a better bat for me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a very balanced, two-piece composite bat. The RIP-IT Prototype AIR is also very balanced, but it has a one-piece alloy design with a stiffer flex. Both bats would be great options for a contact hitter.
My son is 6 feet tall and 145 lbs. and still growing. He just turned 15 years old. What size CF5 do you suggest?
Based on the height and weight, we recommend a 33" model. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is there a difference between this bat and the new Limited Edition CF5?
The only difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the 2013 CF5 LE BBCOR bat is the Limited Edition color scheme. Both bats feature DeMarini's TR3 F.L.O. Composite material in the handle and barrel.
I am 5'6"and 130 lbs. What size CF5 do I need?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 31" model in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat. For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I'm looking for a non-stiff, balanced weighted bat. Would you recommend this? And if not what bat would you recommend?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is insanely balanced and it's two-piece feature will add a flex to your swing.
I am 5'9" and 160 lbs., but have always preferred longer bats and currently swing the 2011 Vexxum -5 in a 33". Should I stick with a 33"?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat would be a great choice. At your size a 32"-33" bat length is recommended. With the balance and bat speed this bat will give you you could most likely swing the 33" with great success.
Does this bat really lose its pop easily? If so, how can I make this bat last as long as possible?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat will not lose pop easily. It will be two-piece fully composite in design. It is one of the best BBCOR bat models on the market currently.
I'm 5'8" 145 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
With the height and weight given, we suggest that you get the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR in the 32" 29 oz. model.
Why did this bat drop $100? Are their any defects? My son is a power hitting 15 year old, would pine tar ruin his new bat?
There are no defects in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat, we are prepping for the release of the 2014 line and are passing the savings on to you. I would strongly recommend not applying pine tar to the bat. It would ruin the synthetic grip, additionally, most leagues ban the use of pine tar.
What is the difference between the WTDXCFC and DXCFC?
WTDXCFC and DXCFC are both product codes for the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC bat. There is no difference between the two product codes.
Is the Demarini CF5 BBCOR more for power hitters or line driver hitters?
The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a balanced two-piece composite bat which we recommend for line-drive gap hitters. Depending on the hitter you can still hit with power.
Are you out of the 33" 30 oz. model?
We currently do not have the 33" 30 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult in stock. This is a discontinued bat, so we will not be receiving any more in stock as the new CF5 is scheduled to come out soon.
What happened to the 32 inch 29 oz? Did it run out of stock or something?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult 32" 29 oz.is currently out of stock. We will not be receiving more inventory.
I'm 15 years old, weigh 135 lbs, and I've been using a 32 inch for 2 yrs now. Is a 33" bat too long?
A 32" 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is going to be the bat size you will need unless you are 6 foot or taller.
Is this bat legal in Juniors?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will be legal in Little League Junior division.
I am 5'4 110 lbs what length should I get?
We recommend the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult in a 30" for a player your size.
Is this bat legal for Little League juniors play? Because, I am a little sure that it is because it is BBCOR and all -3 have to be BBCOR.
Any BBCOR bat is approved for player in the Junior Division of Little League. Thus, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC would be a great choice as it is a BBCOR certified bat.
I am a 13 year old catcher, 5'11", and 140lb. I hit clean up is it a good bat for me?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a great bat for a clean up hitter. It is a two-piece bat that is very balanced so very ideal for a contact hitter.
Is the barrel made from alluminum/alloy? Or is the whole bat composite?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a two-piece, 100% composite bat.
Is the composite in this bat better than the IMX Composite?
Comparing materials from different manufacturers is difficult due to the secrecy involved in the proprietary construction process.
Which one is better for a power hitter the CF5 or the Voodoo? Wouldn't I be able to swing the CF5 faster, thus hitting the ball further?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is amazingly balanced. It has great pop to it. It will generate alot of power. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo has a slight endload to also add power but with that extra weight can be a little different if you aren't used to it.
I am looking to buy a new bat, preferably the 2013 CF5, and I want to know how soon the 2014 CF5 will come out, as I don't want to buy the 2013 model and then the 2014 model come out soon after my purchase? Even if there is not an exact date, is there a time frame I could expect it to come out?
DeMarini generally releases their new line of bats in the fall of each year.
What is the difference between the TR3 F.L.O. composite technology and the TR3 Strut composite technology?
The new TR3 F.L.O. composite technology is material that is wound tighter that allows for a more balanced feel in the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult compared to the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR that uses TR3 Strut technology.
I just purchased the 2013 DeMarini CF5 for my high school freshman son. He followed the break-in instructions by hitting 150+ balls off a batting tee while rotating the barrel between swings. He is now ready to hit some live baseballs with his 2013 CF5. Once he takes batting practice how will he know if the bat has (or has not) been properly broken in?
If you followed the steps that you outlined, it will be properly broken-in. If it is not properly broken-in, you will see decreased performance and the bat may be more susceptible to cracking after facing live pitching.
Which bat is better, the 2013 CF5 or the 2013 Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat will be a two-piece all composite design. It will be very balanced and easy to swing. It will require a period of break-in. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo will also be a two-piece bat but will feature a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat will require no break-in period. It will come hot right out of the wrapper. The Voodoo will not be as balanced as the CF5. It will have a barrel heavy end loaded feel to the swing weight. Typically, power hitters gravitate to the Voodoo. They seem to like the end loaded swing weight. Both bats are great selections for the 2013 season. It just depends if you want a balanced bat or an end loaded bat.
What bat do you prefer for a contact hitter, the 2013 CF5 or 2013 XL1?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a better option for a contact hitter because it has a very balanced swing weight. The 2013 Easton XL1: BB13X1 has an extended barrel with more of an end load and is generally preferred by a power hitter.
I am looking for a bat that I can use for power, because I am a power hitter. What should i get?
End loaded bats are going to be the best options for a power hitter. Try the Easton XL3, Easton XL1, or the DeMarini Voodoo. All three of these bats will have an end loaded feel, which is perfect for any power hitter.
Im 6'0 and weigh 160. what size should i get. Im 18 and have never swung anything but a 32" and am weary of moving up.
A 33" model is average based on your size. However, if you don't feel comfortable swinging a 33" BBCOR bat, then you shouldn't. You should always use the size you are most comfortable swinging.
What is a better bat overall, the Easton S1 or the DeMarini CF5?
The DeMarini CF5, and the Easton S1 are both the top of the line bats made by the manufacture. There will be no noticeable difference in the pop, balance, or durability.
Does this bat lose pop easily(the 2013 cf5)???? because some of the not so good reviews they say it lost pop after about 2 months.
That all depends on how much it's used and how many people use it. For individual users, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC maintains good pop for an extended period of time.
i am 5'9 and weigh 160 pounds what size bat should i use??
A 32" model is recommended based on your size.
When's the new CF5 BBCOR going to come out?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is the latest model for the CF5 BBCOR. It is currently available. We do not currently have any information as to when a 2014 model CF5 BBCOR will be released.
What's the difference between the 2013 and 2012 DeMarini CF5? Which bat is better?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR uses upgraded composite in the barrel and handle for added performance and durability compared to the 2012 model. The 2013 model uses the TR3 F.L.O. Composite and the 2012 uses the TR3 Strut Composite.
Is there a huge difference in balance between the 2012 cf5 model and the new 2013 model?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR uses new TR3 F.L.O. Composite for a more balanced swing weight than the 2012 CF5.
Does the CF5 or the new S1 feel lighter? And which one would you say has more pop when considering I am a line drive hitter and not a home run hitter?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR will have a balanced swing weight. Both are two-piece composite bats and will be similar in performance. You really cannot go wrong with either one. We also suggest checking our our review section to compare the performance of the two bats.
Does the CF5 use rings to dampen the barrel?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult uses rings to dampen the barrel to pass BBCOR testing.
Is there a break-in time for the CF5? I thought I read somewhere that there is not but I can't remember.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat will be a Two-Piece design. It will be 100% Composite construction. This bat will require a period of break-in. 100-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss while rotating the bat in your hands. Making sure to work over that whole barrel. This bat will be very Balanced in swing weight. It will also come with a 12 Month Warranty through DeMarini.
Does this bat or the COMbat 52 Caliber -3 have more pop?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the COMBAT 52 Caliber AB BBCOR: 52CALAB1 Adult bat will have good pop. It depends on what type of hitter you are. The COMBAT 52 Caliber will be a One-Piece all Composite design that Power Hitter will love. The DeMarini CF5 will be a Two-Piece all Composite design that Line-drive and Gap Hitters will tend to like. The 52 Caliber will feel more stiff in the handle and when swinging through the zone. While the CF5 and its Two-Piece Design will actually improve hitters swing speeds and feel very balanced. Both bats will come with Full 12 Month Warranties through their manufacturers. They will both improve your hitting performance depending on what type of hitting category you fall into.
What size would you recommend for a 6'1 , 168lb, freshman in highschool?
Using our Bat Coach Feature on justbats.com I was able to determine that you should be swinging a 33" 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat.
What is the difference between the 2013 CF5, the 2013 Combat Portent, and the Easton XL1?
The COMBAT Portent is a one-piece composite bat while the Easton XL1 and the Demarini CF5 are two-piece composite bats. All three are BBCOR certified and legal for H.S. and collegiate play.
What is the break- in period for this bat?
We recommend to do 100-200 soft toss swings, or hitting off a tee using real baseballs. you should also rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch every swing.
I am a junior in high school, 6'1 190 lbs and hit the ball hard, but don't have the best bat speed. I've always been an Easton stealth speed guy, but got the CF5 last year and did pretty well. Should I get the S1 or the new CF5? And why?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the Easton S1 are balanced two-piece composite bats. They are top of the line for each manufacture. If you have had success with the CF5, we recommend to stay with the same bat.
Is this bat approved for Little League (Junior Division)?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is approved for Little League (Junior Division).
What bat has a bigger sweetspot and which one wings lighter? This or the easton S1?
The DeMarini CF5 will have a slightly larger sweetspot, but the Easton S1 has a lighter swing weight.
Is this the best BBCOR that has the most pop?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is one of the highest performing bats on the market. It has a ton of pop and is also very durable.
Are there cold weather temperature restrictions with this bat?
DeMarini recommends you limit how many hits you put on the CF5 when it's below 55 degrees.
What's the difference between the 2012 Dimarini Voodoo and the new 2013 Version?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR will have an upgraded alloy in the barrel and will be a bit more end loaded than the 2012 version.
My nephew is currently using the 2011 CF5-8 and needs to now get a -3. What would be a good bat that swings comparable to the -8? Is the 2012 CF5 as comparable to the 2013?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is more balanced than 2012 DeMarini CF5. Both bats will be comparable as far as performance is concerned.
When will the Demarini CF6 come out?
Demarini Has not released when they will be coming out with their new line.
I am 13 years old and I'm trying to decide between 2013 CF5 (-3) or the Exogrid 2 (-3). Which is better?
Both are excellent bats. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is best suited for a contact hitter. The EXOGRID2 is best suited for a power hitter. The CF5 will require a break-in period and the EXOGRID2 will be game ready. However, we are currently out of stock of the EXOGRID2.
Hi, I'm 13 and I'm 5 foot 4 and 105lbs. I'd like to know if this bat is a BBCOR .5 bat. I'm doing Babe Ruth fall baseball, and I really would like to have this bat because of the satisfactory results I had with the 2012 version. I just need to know if it is Babe Ruth approved.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC is BBCOR certified and will be legal. Anytime your see "BBCOR" in the product name, that indicates it's a BBCOR certified bat.
When will the next line of DeMarini bats come out?
DeMarini will release its new line of bats in early spring of 2013.
Between this and the Easton S1, which bat would feel less top heavy for a 31 inch?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S1 are both going to be very balanced bats with a lot of pop. The CF5 will swing a little bit lighter because of the type of composite DeMarini uses.
Is this bat (BBCOR) legal for college use?
Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is BBCOR certified and legal for college play.
I can't afford this bat as of now, what bat would be comparable to this bat that is cheaper?
Two-piece, full composite bats like the DeMarini DXCFC are typically pretty expensive. I would recommend the 2012 DXCFC as it is on closeout pricing, or the DeMarini Voodoo or Vexxum.
Is this bat good for someone who is a contact hitter, looking to increase his swing speed? If it isn't what bat would you recommend?
Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a two-piece composite which will allow for increased swing speed. Additionally it is a very balanced bat which will help with swing speed as well.
Is there any difference between the new CF5 and the old CF5 besides the paint job?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 has a more balanced weight distribution and use TR3 F.L.O. composite. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 uses TR3 Strut composite. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
I'm 5'4 280lb DH and i have a very fast, strong swing, is this bat balanced enough so i can deliver my swing well?
Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is well balanced.
Do you recommend this bat or the Easton XL1?
The composite used in the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL1 would be very comparable in terms of performance. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is balanced and the Easton XL1 is slightly end loaded, so it depends what your preference is.
If I'm 5' 8" what size should I get?
Here is a link to our Bat Coach tool where you can enter in your height, weight,and other information to find the right fit for you. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 13 year old looking to get a big barrel and I am a line drive who has hit a lot of line drives for home runs and I like two piece composite and have used a CF4 and Omen. Would this bat be good for me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will perform similar to the CF4 and Easton Omen. The main difference is the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is more balanced than the CF4 and Easton Omen.
Is this bat better for contact or power?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is a great bat for both contact and power.
I am 5'5" and 105 pounds. I am a contact hitter who's going into their second year of BBCOR bats. Is the 2013 CF5 or the 2013 Voodoo a better choice for a skinny player to hit singles and doubles with?
I would suggest the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR. The CF5 is going to be more balanced and lighter swinging compared to the DeMarini Voodoo.
I'm 5'11", 140 pound high school freshman and I am a line drive hitter. What bat would be better for me the 2013 CF5 of the 2013 Voodoo?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 would be the best choice for a line drive hitter. It is evenly balanced and has a light swing weight.
I'm a 5'6 130lb high school sophomore and I hit for a mix of contact and power and I used the 2012 CF5 and I loved it, would the transition to this bat be easy?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is even more balanced than the 2012 CF5, great for a player making the transition to BBCOR.
Is there any real difference between the 2012 CF5 and the new 2013 version?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR uses new TR3 F.L.O. Composite for a more balanced swing weight than the 2012 CF5.
I am 13 years old 5' 7" and very strong, but I prefer a balanced bat. I have hit the 2012 Voodoo and The 2012 CF5 and was wondering what Voodoo is better because I like it and tell me which CF5 is better because they seem the same.
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo will have a slight load, whereas the 2013 DeMarini CF5 will be more balanced than the 2012 CF5 model. If you prefer a balanced bat I would go with the CF5.
My son is small for his age (13) 5' 90 lbs. He's playing up in travel ball and has to use a BBCOR. Obviously not a power hitter we're looking at the 5150 and 2013 CF5. Which one would you recommend?
Two-piece bats like the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR are best suited for a contact hitter. The Rawlings 5150 is best for a power hitter. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is balanced and would be great for a player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
I'm deciding on getting this CF5 or the Easton S1. Which bat do you think would be better for a contact hitter? Which has more pop?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S1 would both work for a contact hitter because they are both two-piece bats. Both the CF5 and the S1 are high performing bats with a lot of pop.
Is your DeMarini CF5 -10 32" a BBCOR bat?
No, only bats with -3 length to weight ratio will be BBCOR certified.
Is DeMarini coming out with a 2014 model?
DeMarini just released the 2013 lines recently, so it will be awhile before the 2014 models come out.
Is this same as the model: WTDXCFC-13?
The DXCFC is the model number for the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR. The CF5 in a baseball model does not come in a -13.
My son is going into Schuylkill Tener League a 13-15 year old Babe Ruth League. I was wondering if he would he be eligible to use this bat because it's a 2 piece composite even though it's BBCOR.
Yes. Composite bats must be BBCOR certified and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 meets that standard.
Is the CF5 more like the Easton S1 or XL1 when considering swing weight and balance?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is comparable to the Easton S1 in weight and balance.
Is the DeMarini CF5 Adult better than the Easton S1 Adult bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1 Adult are going to be extremely similar bats. They are both two-piece all composite bats with a balanced swing weight.
What is the difference between 2013 CF5 and the 2012 CF5, because the prices between them are significantly different?
The 2013 CF5 will have upgraded technology and materials and a bit more balanced. The 2012 CF5 is less expensive because it is last year's model.
What's a better bat over all for a 5'9 120 lb 13 year old who has quick hands? The 2013 CF5 or the 2013 Vexxum?
The 2013 DeMarini Vexxum BBCOR is more end loaded than the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR. The Vexxum would be best suited for a player who has some power and quick bat speed.
Does the CF5 need to be broken in? And does it have as much pop as the Voodoo?
Since the CF5 is a composite bat, it will require a break-in. Also, since it has a composite barrel it will have a little more pop than the Voodoo.
Is this the best 2013 bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC is one of the highest performing two-piece fully composite bats on the market. Here is link to take a look at some of its features. http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-cf5-bbcor--dxcfc-adult/15465/
Hey, I've been swingging the Louisville Slugger H2 Hybrid and I was wondering which bag would be the closest similar to that bat. I know it has to be BBCOR, but what bat is the closest?
The closest comparison to the H2 Hybrid will be the Louisville Slugger Vertex: BB12V. The Vertex was actually made to replace the H2 and features a similar construction, and materials.
one of the reviews said that this bat wasnt bbcor approved but it says it is...well?
Yes the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is BBCOR certified.
What is the difference in pop and balance in CF5 and the Easton S4?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S4 are both very high performing bats and will be comparable in pop. The main difference is that these bats have different barrel diameters. Here is a link to further compare these two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
I'm a 6'0 125 pound contact hitter, would this bat fit me?
Yes, the CF5 DXCFC is a very good option for your size. It has a tremendous amount of pop.
i am a power hitter and i was just wondering, would a bat like this (2-piece composite) or say a bat such as the Rawlings 5150 (1-piece aluminum) help me generate more power?
It would come down to personally preference. The two-piece design of the CF5 would add for extra whip with the barrel. The one-piece 5150 has a solid feel with less flex which can add for more barrel control.
do you reccomend this bat or the xl3 for a power hitter
Both the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL3 would be good fits for a power hitter. The main difference between these two bats is that the DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece fully composite bat, whereas the Easton XL3 is a one-piece fully aluminum bat. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
What is the difference in performance of this bat compared to the previous CF5? Is this one worth the extra $150?
The biggest difference is the switch from TR3 STRUT Composite to TR3 F.L.O. Composite that allows the CF5 have a lighter swing weight and be stronger than ever before. As far whether it's worth the extra money... that's your call... I think it is.
I play in an adult mens league (MSBL) and have been swinging a 33/30 Voodoo. This year the league went to BBCOR and I was wondering at 5'4" and 168 should I stick with my 33/30 or drop down to 32/29 as your "bat coach" has suggested? It seems I am right on the edge. I am not worried so much about the weight, as I am the length and having less plate coverage with the 32. Thanks
Even though there are recommended sizes, determining the right size of bat for someone really comes down to whatever you feel comfortable with. If you are comfortable swinging a 33/30 and that is what you have currently been swinging, I don't see any harm in staying with that size.
How does this bat differ from the previous version? Did it change much?
The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR is more stiff and end loaded than the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR. It also uses new X10 alloy for a stronger, more durable alloy barrel.
Does this bat require a break in period??
Yes, the DeMarini CF5 would require a break in period because it has a composite barrel. We recommend taking 150-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Make sure you remember to rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch every 15-20 swings to fully break in the composite fibers.
Is this bat better than the Marruci Black?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 DXCFC is going to be one of the best bats on the market. This bat is going to have some of the newest technology used on the market. This bat will have great pop and durability.
I am about 5'1 110 pound and more of a contact hitter. Would this bat be good for me
The DXCFC is a very good bat for your height and weight. It has a good balanced feel to it with a lot of pop.
Does the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR have better pop than any other DeMarini BBCOR bat?
Since the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is the most expensive bat DeMarini manufactures, it will have the most pop.
If I'm just starting out in high school baseball would this be a good bat for me?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a balanced bat, perfect for someone starting out in high school. For exact sizing check out our bat coach; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am 14 years old and about 6 foot 148 pounds. What size should I get? And should I buy the Easton S1 or the CF5? I am a mixture of a power and contact hitter
Based on your height and weight, a 33 inch adult bat is recommended. The S1 is Easton's top of the line bat. The CF5 is DeMarini's top of the line bat. Both have great pop. The S1 will have a slightly lighter swing weight than the CF5. If you have average or below average swing speed, I would recommend the S1. If you have above average swing speed, I would recommend the CF5.
What's the difference between this bat and the Easton XL1?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will be balanced. The Easton XL1 BBBOR is an end loaded bat.
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is very balanced. It does not have an end loaded feel to it.
How would you compare this bat to the Easton S1? Which bat do you think performs better?
The Easton S1 and the DeMarini CF5 are very similar bats. They are both two-piece composite bats with great pop. They will perform just about the same. Either bat would be a great pick!
Is the 31 inches and 28 oz a drop 3?
You are correct. You basically take the length (31 inches) minus the weight (28 ounces) to get the drop. All adult bats will be a -3.
What's the difference between the 2013 and the 2012 versions of the CF5 BBCOR?
The biggest difference is the switch from TR3 STRUT Composite to TR3 F.L.O. Composite that allows the CF5 have a lighter swing weight and be stronger than ever before.
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