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Questions and Answers for DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat: DX243 Adult
Overall, would a composite bat have more pop than a traditional all wood baseball bat?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX243) Adult could be considered a hybrid model, since it features a Pro Grade Maple barrel and a composite wood handle. When comparing this model to a composite barreled bat, the composite bat would have more pop than the wood bat would. BBCOR stands for "Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution." This standard regulates how much energy is lost during the bat's contact with the baseball. The higher the number a bat registers in the test, the more trampoline effect it has. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) decided that 0.50 would be the maximum value a BBCOR bat could achieve; which is only slightly higher than that of a wood bat. Because of the slightly higher BPF rating, a composite bat will have more pop than a wood bat will.
What's the barrel diameter?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX243) will feature an approximate 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Would you say that the 243 is better than the new PAPI34 model from Marucci?
Comparing the Marucci David Ortiz Maple Wood Baseball Bat (PAPI34) and the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX243) is difficult because they are very different. The David Ortiz is a more traditional maple bat while the DX243 is a maple composite bat. The DX243 may have a bit more durability but the PAPI34 would be more widely accepted in wood bat leagues or tournaments.
Which bat is more likely to break: The 271 or 243?
Both the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX243 Adult) and the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX271 Adult) will be very durable bats. Neither one of them is going to be more durable then the other though.
I am thinking about getting a this bat. I was wondering which Marucci model is this similar to?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX243) features a 243 turn model. For the most part, most of the Marucci models have a balanced swing weight, unlike the end loaded DX243. The two models that would be closest to the 243 turn model would be the Jose Reyes model (JR7) or the Carlos Beltran model (CB15).
Is the DeMarini Pro Maple (DX243) suppose to be solid or is there a liner inside the barrel?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX243) will have a solid maple wood barrel with no liner.
What is the difference between the DX243 and the DX271? Which bat would be an easier to transition to from metal bats?
The difference between the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX243) and the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX271) would be the type of turn model used. The 271 would be more balanced whereas the 243 would be more end-loaded. The 271 would be closer to what a BBCOR bat would feel like.
What is the difference between the D243 and the S243 Pro Maple Composite Wood Bats?
Both the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX243) and the DeMarini Pro Maple Wood Composite BBCOR Bat (S243) will feature a turn model similar to the 243 so they will have a slightly end-loaded feel but other than that they are very different. The S243 is a two-piece hybrid that had a composite material handle fused to a wood barrel. The DX243 is a one-piece design that is a composite wood material with a synthetic coating over it. The difference in design will mean more flex with the S243 and a stiffer feel with the DX243. Also, the S243 will help prevent sting and vibration a bit better than the DX243.
Does this bat or the DX271 have more pop? Which bat has the largest sweet spot?
Both the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX243) and the DX271 will have the same "pop," as they are the exact same maple material in the barrel. The DX243 will have a slightly larger sweet spot which gives it an end loaded feel, whereas the DX271 has a balanced swing.
How heavy is the 32 inch bat?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX243) Adult wood bat is anywhere from -2 to -3 ounces in weight. Same goes for the other DX models of DeMarini wood bats. The 32 would weight 29-30 ounces.
Which model is better? The DX110 or the DX243?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat (DX243) features the turn model 243. The 243 turn model is typically preferred by power hitters because the design allows the bat have an end loaded feel. The 110 turn model, featured in the DeMarini DX110, features more of balanced feel that contact hitters like. It is a great transitional bat for a player going from a BBCOR bat to a wood bat. Both models are great, it just depends on whether you prefer a balanced bat or an end loaded bat.
Will this bat come with the BBCOR stamp?
Yes, the DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat: DX243 Adult bat does feature a BBCOR stamp on its barrel. This stamp can be seen in one of the pictures on the product's page.
Does this model have a thinner handle than the DX110 or are they the same (1")?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat: DX243 Adult bat will have a 29/32" handle diameter. It will be slightly less than the DX110's 1" handle thickness.
is this bat barrel heavy?
The DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Bat: DX243 Adult is slightly end loaded.
Is the barrel size on this model 2 5/8"?
The DeMarini Maple Wood Bat: DX243 Adult model is a turn model 243. All turn model 243 bats will have the same barrel size at 2 5/8". The handle will be 29/32" and have a medium taper. It will also feature a conventional knob.
Does the new model with the bbcor stamp look the same as this?
The DeMarini Maple Wood Bat: DX243 Adult bat will have a BBCOR Certified .50 stamp on the barrel of the new model. It will be located under the Pro Maple stamp next to the turn model 243. The bat may come in the same or differing colors.
Is the dx110 stronger then this due to the longer handle on this bat?
Not necessarily. It really comes down to the preference of the player as both will have similar durability.
Will the bat break if hit on the handle taper?
All wood bats run the risk of breaking if you hit the ball of the taper or handle of the bat.
Is the handle on this longer than it is on the dx110?
The DX243 will have a slighly longer handle as it has a shorter taper than the DX110 model.
Does the label need to faced the batter like regular wooden bats.
When hitting with wood bats the first thing the player must do is make the label (emblem on the barrel) of the bat face straight up or straight down. The areas to either side of the label on the bat is not only the hardest but also the strongest.
Does the bat have a cupped end?
No. The DeMarini DX243 does not have a pro cup.
how much does a 31 inch bat weigh?
The DeMarini Maple Wood Bat: DX243 Adult has an approximate -2 to -3 length to weight ratio. So a 31 inch would weigh anywhere between 28 and 29 ounces.
What is the size of the barrel? One expert said it was 2.52 inches while another said it was 2 and 5/8 inches?
The usual barrel size for a wooden bat with a 243 turn model is typically 2 5/8 inches.
How much does the 33in weigh?
This bat has an approximate -2 to -3 drop. With that being said, this 33 inch bat will weigh approximately 30-31 oz.
is this bat BBCOR certified? if so why is it stamped with the BESR certification?
Yes, this is bbcor certified and it will now feature the bbcor .50 stamp on the bat.
what is the oz on the 31in bat
Since wood bat weights are approximate it will be between 28-29 ounces.
Today i used this bat for the first time at one of our team workouts at the cage. I noticed that after hitting a few balls of pitching, not tee, this bat had a few dents from the ball seams...is this suppposed to happen?
No, this should not happen. There is a three month warranty on this model. You can contact DeMarini at 1-800-937-2287.
Is this bad end loaded?
It is slightly end loaded.
Would It be better to buy a wood bat or a metal bbcor bat for highschool play?
A wood bat is not going to be as durable as a metal bat. In addition, wood bats do not have one year warranty's like BBCOR metal bats.
is there a warranty for the bat? and if yes how long is the warranty
Yes, there is a 3 month warranty with DeMarini with this bat. All warrantyâ€™s must go through the manufacture
what is the wieght to lenght ratio on this bat?
The DX243 has an approximate -2 to -3 length to weight ratio.
do you recomend this woodbat?
Yes, we do recommend this bat. This is going to be on of our best selling wood bats. This is also going to be one of our most durably wood bats.
what is the composite material made of?
It's just made from a mixture of carbon fiber resins and filaments and carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
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