Questions and Answers for DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth
How do you break this bat in?
To properly break-in your DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFL-LE) we recommend to take 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel approximately 1/4" each swing. We don't recommend to use a composite bat in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.
My 9 year old is very small 48" and 55 lbs. He's a contact hitter due to his size but swings very well. He currently uses a Demarini voodoo 28/16 but used his brothers 2013 CF5 30/19 choked all the way up. Is the 29/18 too much bat for him?
We would recommend using a 28" or 29" inch bat in the DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFL-LE) Youth at his current size. You could go either way whichever he is more comfortable with.
Is there a -8 version of the CF5-LE?
Yes there is a drop 8 version of the CF5-LE. Its product code is (DXCFR-LE)
Which bat would you prefer the CF5 or CF5-LE?
Actually, both the DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFL-LE) Youth and the CF5 are the exact same bat just with a different color scheme.
I wanted to know which bat is better the DeMarini CF5 or the DeMarini CF5 LE?
The DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFL-LE) and the DeMarini CF5 (DXCFL) are essentially the same bat. As far as performance and design go, they are going to be identical. The difference would be the paint job and graphics on the bat.
What are the temperature limits to using this bat?
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: (DXCFL-LE) Youth, in temperatures below 55Â°F (13Â°C). In those temperatures, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage or shorten the useful life of your bat. Composite can crack, and alloy can dent, so neither material is proven to be better in cold weather, unfortunately.
My 9 yr son is a contact hitter. He is becoming a power hitter as he has been doing a lot of practice. I'm torn between purchasing the DeMarini CF5 versus the stiffer handle on the CF6. It's early, but the reviews on the CF6 do not seem that impressive. Which bat should I go with?
The CF6 will have similar performance to the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth. If he is becoming more of power hitter, the stiffer handle on the CF6 would be a good choice for him.
Does the CF5 bat carry a BBCOR certification? Our little league states composite bats need to BBCOR and I want to be sure this one does before purchasing it.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth is not BBCOR certified. All BBCOR certified bats will be listed as adult bats and will be a -3.
is this bat comparible to the s1
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth and the 2014 Easton S1: YB14S1 Youth are going to be two-piece full composite designs with balanced swing weights. The CF5 uses TR3 F.L.O. composite and the S1 uses an IMX composite barrel and a SIC black carbon composite handle.
Does the CF5 LE have a light swing or is the bat loaded on the end?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth is going to be a balanced bat with a light swing weight.
What does it mean by the bat is limited addition?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth is the same bat as the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth. Manufacturer's make limited edition bats with a different paint color and a limited supply are manufactured.
Do you know how many bats DeMarini will be releasing this fall? I've read that the CF6 will be stiffer than the CF5. My son swings a Easton S1 and is looking for a comparable DeMarini bat. Do you have any suggestions? Will the stiffness of the CF6 be that much of a noticeable difference? Thanks.
As of today, DeMarini will only be releasing the new CF6 to replace the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth. There will be slight difference in the feel of a stiffer bat. It is still composite, so there will be some flex. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth will be the most similar to the Easton S1.
You mentioned that the 2014 version will be stiffer. My 9 year old is a power hitter and he needs a new bat for Christmas. Do power hitters do better with a stiffer bat or one with more flex, or does it vary from kid to kid?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth is best for a contact hitter. A stiffer bat is designed for a power hitter.
My son is 11 years old and is 5' 5" and 110 lbs. He is hitting a 31", -11, but would like to get a new bat and would like the CF5 LE. He is more of a contact hitter but definitely has the size to be a power hitter. Any suggestions as to size and model in DeMarini and Easton bats.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat, 2014 Easton Mako Youth, or the 2014 Easton S1 Youth bat would be my top picks for you. They would all be very balanced, two-piece fully composite models. All would have very high performance and great durability.
My son is 9, 76 pounds, 4'4". He's a contact hitter. Is the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth 29" 18oz. right for him? If not what would you recommend? He has fairly good power, but would like more.
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth would be a great bat for him as it is very well balanced. The two-piece composite design will provide for high performance.
What is the difference between the 2013 CF5 and the 2013 CF5 LE?
The only difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth and the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is the graphics.
Does this bat need to be broken in? The video for the standard version (non-LE) suggests not because the inner walls do not touch.
We recommend all composite bats to be broken-in before they are used in live pitching, including the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth. We recommend taking 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel about 1/4" each swing. We also recommend not to use composite bats in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls, as they can damage the composite material.
What kind of break in period does this bat have? How does it compare to the Easton power brigade bats?
As with all composite bats, we recommend 150-200 hits off of a tee or soft toss for the break in period. This bat would be comparable to the Easton S1 and XL1.
Does it have a USSSA 1.15 stamp on it?
Yes the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE features the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp on the taper.
Is this bat legal for Pony Baseball play? The rule book says there needs to be a stamp that say "Approved for Pony Baseball" located on the barrel that makes it approved for play in Pony Leagues.
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth will be legal to use in Pony League baseball.
Is there a -13 version of the CF5?
No. Currently, this 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat, with its -11 length to weight ratio, is the lightest model of CF5 being produced.
When does the Demarini CF6 come out?
The new DeMarini's should be released 11/1/2013.
Should I wait for the CF6 or get this bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth will offer a lot more flex than the CF6 will. If you like a stiffer feel the new CF6 will be worth the wait.
Wheres the sweet spot on the bat? I have a TR3 FLO composite, when I get in the box should I have Demarini label looking at me when I set up, I've hit everything but a homerun this year and I'm very close and I'm hoping this bat will take me there.
The sweetspot on the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE is located in the middle of the barrel by the "A" and "R" in DeMarini. The bat can face anyway you like when you step up to the plate.
Is there any difference, other than graphics, between the standard CF5 and the Limited Edition CF5?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth and the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bats are the same bat other than the graphic design. There is no change in the material or structure of the Limited Edition model.
Is the 2013 and limited edition one the same bat?
Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat is the same as the regular CF5, just different graphics/paint job.
My son is a power/contact hitter with above average strength. He is trying to decide whether the CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth imited edition is better than the original 2013 CF5 or the Easton XL1. Which bat do you recommend for home run hitters?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 are the same bat. They are both balanced. The 2013 Easton XL1 is and end loaded bat, best suited for a power hitter.
I recently purchased the 2013 CF5 for my son. It is listed as a "20 oz". bat, but it weighs 22.3 ounces. Will the new CF6 20 oz. be closer to 20 oz?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth and the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL are the same bat. The weight will be the same as well. However, according to DeMarini, their bats might weigh more on a scale, but they should swing like a 20 oz. bat.
I do not find the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth on the Little League bat list. Can it still be used leagally?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE is a legal bat for Little League. This bat is the same as the regular DXCFL youth bat and will be identified by the "CFL13" model number on Little League's approved bat list.
My son plays competitive baseball. We are looking to purchase a new bat, the CF5 or the COMbat Bubba. He does hit the ball well, with his SP1 there's very little pop, but he used a CF5 this weekend and popped a couple to the fence right away. My questions are what's the difference between Bubba and the CF5. Thanks!
Unfortunately, we do not carry the COMBAT Bubba, so we don't have a lot of information on it. However, the Bubba is a big barrel (2 5/8"), one-piece, full composite bat that is well balanced. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE is a small barrel (2 1/4"), two-piece, full composite bat that is well balanced and will offer a bit more flex than the Bubba.
Do you know when the DeMarini CF6 will be released?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 will be available this fall.
My son is very good contact hitter. Currently uses the Easton XL3. Loud ping but not much pop until perfect on sweet spot. Does this have more power?
An end loaded bat like the 2013 Easton XL3 will generate more power. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth is a balanced bat and is better suited for a player who needs to increase their bat speed.
I just got the 2013 model is there any difference between the 2013 and 2014 model?
The 2014 DeMarini will be called the CF6 and will have a upgraded composite called the "Paradox". As well as have a new clutch end cap which dampen the vibration.
My son is 10, 4'11" and about 90 lbs. I would classify him as a power hitter. What length and weight would you recommend?
I'd recommend a 30" 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth for your son.
Is DeMarini coming out with a 2014 CF5?
The 2014 CF5 is out now. Then DeMarini will be coming out with the CF6 in the fall.
What is the difference between the 2013 CF5 Youth and the 2013 CF5 LE Youth bat?
The only difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth is the change in the bat's graphics.
My sons are 12 years old, 5'2" 110lbs and 5'4" 130lbs (twins), and we just bought the 32" 2013 model but the coach says it is way to big. What would you get?
The 2014 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat will work well for your boys in either a 31" or 32". The 32" will give them room to grow into the bat, but the 31" will probably a perfect fit for right now.
My son is 9 years old and about 87 lbs. at 4'9", what size should I get for him?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
What size should I get, I am 12 and am 5' and 85 pounds?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2014 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat. For further sizing information, please visit our Bat Coach tool at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is there any difference between the gray 2013 model and the 2014 model except for the color? Are there any changes in performance?
The 2014 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFL-LE Youth bat still features the same TR3 F.L.O. Composite material and Geo End Cap as the 2013. The 2014 CF5 is the current model and features the Limited Edition color scheme. They will perform similarly and have similar balance.
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