Questions and Answers for DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult
What is better for a contact hitter, this or the RIP-IT Prototype AIR? I have used RIP-IT's in the past and I want to find the most balanced bat. I am 5'6" and 120 lbs.
The DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR (DXCFC-LE) is a balanced, two-piece composite bat, and is designed for a power hitter. The RIP-IT Prototype AIR is a one-piece bat and is typically used by a contact hitter.
Does this bat require a break in period?
The DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR (DXCFC-LE) is a composite bat and will require a slight break-in period.
What is difference between DeMarini CF5 and limited edition version of the DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR?
The DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR (DXCFC-LE) and the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR (DXCFC) use the same quality composite materials. The only difference is the color.
I'm a mix between a contact hitter and a power hitter. Should I get the CF5 LE or the MAKO?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat and the Easton MAKO will have very similar designs. They both will have two-piece fully composite designs. Both will be very balanced in swing weight. The MAKO will feature an extended barrel design.
Is there a major difference between this bat and the brand new CF6? If so, what are the differences?
This 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult is made from the TR3 F.L.O. Composite material while the CF6 is made from the new Paradox Composite material. Both have similar swing weights, but the Paradox Composite creates a larger sweet spot in the CF6. The CF6 also features the new D-Fusion technology in its handle which eliminate vibration.
What bat should I get? I'm stuck between the CF5, COMbat Pure Gear and the Easton XL1. I am a mix between a power and a contact hitter.
If you are a mixture of some power with good contact and bat speed, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat would be a great choice.It will have a very balanced swing weight, and great pop!
What size should I use? I'm 5'2" and weigh 90 lbs.
The recommended length for your height and weight is 30". Here is a link to our Bat Coach that will help you choose the correct size based off your height and weight: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Would you recommend this bat or the CF6 for a power hitter?
Both the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult and the DeMarini CF6 will be balanced bats that are best suited for a contact hitter. The Demarini Voodoo is going to be end loaded and better suited for power hitters.
I'm looking for a light bat with pop. Would you recommend this bat, or the Marucci Elite 2013?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat would be a great choice. The two-piece fully composite design will be very light and balanced. It would feel more balanced compared to the Marucci Elite. Although, both are very light swinging bats.
What is the difference between the CF5 and the CF5 Limited Edition , and when will the 2014 models be more available.
The DeMarini CF5 and the DeMarini CF5 Limited Edition are going to be very similar. Both models use the same TR3 Flo Composite. It will be a cosmetic difference between the two. Early November we will be receiving the new DeMarini line.
What is the difference between this version and the other version?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat will have a different color scheme and graphics compared to the regular 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR bat.
I am switching to BBCOR. I had amazing success with the XL3, but would like to change it up. I am a power hitter, would the CF5 be good, or should I stick with an XL bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult is designed for a contact hitter. The 2013 Easton XL3 BBCOR: BB13X3 is designed for a power hitter.
Is the only difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR the graphics?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 are both feature a two-piece fully composite design and balanced swing weight. The only difference between the two is cosmetic.
What is Paradox Composite?
The Paradox Composite is DeMarini's newest, strongest and highest performing composite material. This composite is available in DeMarini's 2014 models. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR features DeMarini's TR3 F.L.O. Composite.
Is this bat balanced or top heavy?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult has a very balanced, two-piece composite design. The naturally arranged fibers within the TR3 F.L.O. Composite material add to the light swing weight.
Can I use this bat in 50 degree weather since it uses a different design than Easton?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult should not be used in temperatures below 50 degrees.
Which has the most pop and the biggest sweetspot? The 2013 DeMarini CF5 or the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo?
Both will have similar pop as they are both BBCOR models. The DeMarini CF5 has a composite barrel so will be higher performing, whereas the DeMarini Voodoo has a composite barrel and will be as hot as it will ever be out of the wrapper.
I'm deciding which bat I should buy between this CF5 LE or the Easton S1? Which one should I get?
Both the S1 and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat will feature two-piece fully composite designs. Both will also be very balanced in swing weight. These two bats are very similar to each other. Either one would be an exceptional choice.
Will the DeMarini CF6 have the Paradox composite or the T.R.3 FLO?
The new 2014 DeMarini CF6 has the new Paradox composite.
Is there going to be a CF6 baseball bat for 2014? If so, when will it come out?
There will be a 2014 DeMarini CF6 baseball bat, but we do not have the exact release date on them yet.
Which bat has a bigger sweet spot? This bat or the 2013 BBCOR XL1?
The XL1 has an extended barrel and extended sweet spot, so it would be larger than the standard barrel length of the CF5. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat is designed for maximum bat speed, while the XL1 has a slightly end loaded swing weight because of that extended barrel.
Could you use this bat for 13 and 14 year old traveling baseball?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult will be legal for 13 and 14 year old travel ball.
Is this bat USSSA sanctioned approved for 11 and under baseball?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult is legal in 11U. However, we do not recommend using an adult bat for his age. A better option would be the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFX Senior League. It is also approved for USSSA, 11U.
For BBCOR bats in general, does a longer bat have a larger sweet spot than a shorter bat?
With BBCOR bats the barrel size of the bat will not really change as you go up in length. The length of the bat will be added into the handle and taper of the bat.
What is the difference between the CF5 LE and the older CF5 models?
The only difference between the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult and the older CF5 models is the updated graphic design on the CF5 LE.
Are you guys going to bring the price on the green CF5 down or not?
Currently our pricing team has a price set on the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat. Our website updates daily, so definitely keep an eye out for the price to drop soon.
Is the new green CF5 more balanced then the 2013 white CF5?
No. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat is the same as the regular 2013 CF5, except it has different graphics and colors. Both have the same balance.
Does cold weather affect this bat?
The 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult is a two-piece composite bat. We recommend not using a composite bat under 60 degrees, as it can damage the bat.
Is this the same as the normal 2013 CF5 BBCOR with different colors? If so, is the CF6 coming out soon?
Correct, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE is similar to the regular CF5 BBCOR model, only it has a different paint job. DeMarini will release their CF6 baseball models sometime in September or October this year.
Which bat is better? The CF5 or the Voodoo?
The performance of the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE BBCOR: DXCFC-LE Adult bat will have very similar performance to the Voodoo BBCOR bat. A contact hitter would likely utilize the balanced swing weight and two-piece design of the CF5 more efficiently.
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