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Questions and Answers for DeMarini CF5 LE Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCFR-LE
My son plays travel ball, and as you know, the pitching is way better than little league. He is is 4'3", and 72 lbs. He is a very good base hitter with good bat speed to pull the ball. We are stuck between the CF6 or the 2014 Vexxum (DXVXR). Is there much of a difference? If so, which bat would you suggest?
The biggest difference is going to be the barrel construction and handle technology. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 Senior League Baseball Bat: (DXCFR) will incorporate a composite handle instead of alloy material in comparison. This model will also incorporate D-Fusion Handle Technology to help reduce vibrations, and extend the sweet spot. Overall, I would probably suggest the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Senior League Baseball Bat: (DXCFR). This model has received some great ratings, and has been one of our most popular models as well.
Is this meant for a contact or power hitter?
The DeMarini CF5 LE Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCFR-LE) can be used by both styles of hitter. The balanced swing weight and moderate flex on the CF5 would be beneficial in creating more bat speed for a contact hitter.
Does this bat need to be rolled? How does rolling effect warranty? Does rolling a two piece bat effect anything negitively with the bat?
The DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFR-LE) does not need to be rolled. Having a bat rolled can void the warranty and compromise durability.
Are there any differences with the CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE vs. the CF5: DXCFR White Senior League? If so, what are the differences?
The only major difference between the DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFR-LE) DeMarini CF5 (DXCFX) is the color scheme. The overall design and performance will be the same.
For most Little Leagues can you use a 31/23? For Intermediate League 11/13 year old's can you use big barrels?
Little League will not allow big barrel bats and only allow 2 1/4" barrels. Intermediate Leagues typically allow big barrel bats, like the DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFR-LE Senior League).
How about the minus 10? Are they both legal for play in Babe Ruth?
Neither the DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFR-LE or DXCFX-LE) will be legal for the 13-15 year old age group of Babe Ruth. In order for a composite bat to be legal in this league it must have a -3 drop and be BBCOR approved.
Is the only difference in the 29" 19 oz. and the 29" 21 oz. the 2 oz. weight difference? My son swings an Easton S3 29" 19 oz. A kid on the team used the CF5 29" 19 oz. and the kids love it and they all say its lighter. Wondering how the 21 oz. compares to the 19 oz. S3.
The only difference in the DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE and the DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFX-LE is the weight. They both use the same composite materials. The Easton S3 and the DeMarini CF5 DXCFR-LE are both very balanced bats. The 21 oz. CF5 should feel heavier than the 19 oz. S3.
My son is 11 years old, weighs 75 pounds and is 4'10" tallâ€¦.contact hitter with good bat speed. He has been swinging a 29/19 since he was 9. Would this bat be a good fit in a 30/22 or a 29/21? Or, do you recommend another bat?
The DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFR-LE) Senior League is a well balanced bat. We would recommend a 30" 22 oz. model for his height and weight. If you think he is ready to move up in weight this would be a great bat to transition to because it is well balanced.
Can you briefly explain what is behind limited edition bats? Trying to decide the real differences between this and the White CF5.
DeMarini is one manufacturer that offers Limited Edition color schemes for a lot of their bats. But in most cases, the color scheme is the only difference. This is the case when comparing the White (DXCFR) and the Limited Edition (DXCFR-LE). The bats will offer the same swing weight, design, and performance certification marks.
Is this bat legal for Junior League baseball? If not, what bats are legal that you would recommend?
The DeMarini CF5 LE (DXCFR-LE) would not be approved for play in Junior League Baseball. Juniors require the bat to be BBCOR certified if it has a composite barrel. There is no drop restriction on alloy barrel bats as long as the barrel does not exceed 2 5/8".
What is the difference between this CF5 and the new CF6?
The main differences are that DeMarini CF6 features a new Paradox composite and the D-Fusion handle that helps to eliminate vibration.
My son is 13, 5', & 187 lbs. I'm considering a 30" -8 bat. He is a contact hitter. Which would be best for him? The DeMarini CF5 LE or Marucci MSBB 148?
Although both are fantastic, I prefer the DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League. The two-piece fully composite design will be great. Plus, the bat's lighter swing feel will help his bat speed through the zone.
My son will be in 11U next season and decided on 30" model, but not sure on -10 or -8? Right now he is 5 "1 105 lbs and good strength. They say it swings light?
The DeMarini CF5 LE is a very balanced bat, so if the player has good strength and swing speed it would hurt to go up to a -8 to generate more power.
What size should I get? I'm 11 weigh 100 lbs and swing a drop 12.
We recommend a 30" oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League.
Which is better, the 2014 COMbat Portent or the 2013 CF5-LE?
The DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League and the 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL108 Senior League are both high performing composite bats. The DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE will have more flex and is best suited for a contact hitter.
When does the CF6 come out?
The 2014 DeMarini CF6 will be out sometime in the fall of 2013.
Is the 2013 DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League Baseball Bat approved for Babe Ruth League?
No, the DeMarini CF5 is a full composite design. Babe Ruth requires full composite bats to be BBCOR approved.
Is the barrel on the -8 longer than - 10?
The DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League and the 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFX Senior League will have a similar barrel size.
Would you be able to use a composite CF5 bat in a cage with yellow dimpled balls if the bat has a tuff sleeve on it?
No, I still never recommend using any bat with the yellow dimpled balls unless it is strictly a cage bat.
How does this compare to the silver model? Is it any better? And why can't you use composite bats in cages that use yellow dimpled balls?
The DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League bat will be exactly the same as the regular CF5. Only the color scheme will be different. The dimpled balls can actually be more dense and heavy than real baseballs which can damage your baseball bat.
Which bat should I get my son? He is 12 years old, 5' 8" and 135 lbs and he hits the ball hard. Should I get the 2014 Voodoo, CF5 or Marucci Elite?
The DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League is a two-piece composite that is well balanced bat in a -8. The Marucci Elite is slightly more balanced and is lighter, as it is a -10 two-piece hybrid with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo: DXVDR Senior League is also a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle, but is an end loaded in a -9. If he's a power hitter, we'd recommend going with the Voodoo; if he's more of a contact hitter, we'd recommend the Elite or CF5.
What do the numbers mean on the end of the barrel?
The numbers at the end of the barrel on the DeMarini CF5 LE: DXCFR-LE Senior League indicate how far to rotate the barrel when breaking in the bat. You should rotate the bat approximately 1/4" every swing.
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