Questions and Answers for DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch
I use a 34-28. If I buy a 34-30, how big of a difference will that make?
If you buy the DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch in a 30 oz. instead of your usual 28 oz. you would definitely be able to feel the 2 oz. weight increase. The barrel of the bat may feel heavier and could possibly slow down your swing.
Is this a single wall bat usable in a sing wall league?
The DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg (DXONE) is a double wall bat.
I play with the DeBeer Clincher Corker (CF12) balls, and looking into the FU-Dawg. How would this bat perform with those balls, and more broadly, would you suggest any other bats that would be just as good (if not better) for those Corkers?
The DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg (DXONE) would work well with the DeBeer Clincher balls. It is a very high performing bat that is very durable.
Please confirm it is made in USA.
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg (DXONE) is assembled in the United States.
Is this bat approved for high school use?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg (DXONE Slow Pitch) is designed for men's and women's slow pitch softball. It is not legal for play in high school fastpitch softball.
Using this bat with a 44 COR softball would really damage the bat? Would it still be an effective bat? What other options exist for a 44 COR softball that can be as effective as the FU-Dawg?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch, and any model with the new ASA stamp, are created for the softer, low compression 50 and 52 COR softballs. If used with the harder 44 COR softballs, the FU-Dawg will perform well, but will be more susceptible to cracking and denting. Bats with the older ASA stamp will hold up better with the high compression balls, but won't be as high performing.
What is the difference between the FU Dawg DXONE and WTDXONE? I see them listed on different sites for the same price, but cannot find a difference other than color.
After checking both bats, the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch and the DeMarini WTDXONE really do seem to be the same product ( other than color). If you want a better explanation here is the manufacturer's direct line: 1-800-937-2287.
I purchased the new J3 and love everything about it. The pop, sweet spot, feel and distance. I am a real power hitter so I like the end loaded feel to bats. I am really considering purchasing The FU-Dawg as well but I want to know how it compares to the J3, what are the big differences, and which would you guys consider an overall better bat? Thanks!
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch will be similar in performance to the 2013 DeMarini J3: DXNT3. The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE features an alloy barrel, for a stiffer feel. The 2013 DeMarini J3: DXNT3 is a two-piece composite, which provides more flex.
If I'm used to swinging a DeMarini 28oz. slow pitch ASA bat, what weight and bat model do you recommend in an end loaded model?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch is an awesome end loaded bat. I would suggest probably staying at a 28 oz. or even dropping to a 27 oz. if you think a 28 oz. end loaded bat is too heavy.
I'm looking to replace my old Freak. As a power hitter with HR power, would you recommend the Fu-Dawg or the J3: DXNT3?
Both the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE and the 2013 DeMarini J3: DXNT3 are top of the line bats. The ONE FU-Dawg will have a stiffer swing and will be best suited for a power hitter.
What bats would be recommended if you play with .44 COR balls?
These balls are better suited for the older bats with the old ASA stamp.
I have a Miken slow pitch bat with a 1 oz. end load. The bat is 34" 27 oz., but it feels heavier than my 28 oz. balanced bat. Does the FU-Dawg swing heavier because of the end load?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch feels so heavy because of the full end load, compared to the 1 oz. end load you previously used.
Can I use this bat in a .44 COR softball league? What's the difference between hitting the .44's and the new .52's?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch bat has the new ASA stamp and is designed to hit the newer .52 COR softballs. The new ASA bats are more susceptible to cracking or denting when hitting the .44 or .47 COR softballs.
Can this bat handle .40/375 & .44/375 balls or is it only designed for the mush .52/300?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch should be used with the .52/300 soft compression balls.
Is it ASA certified?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg is ASA approved
Is it ASA certified?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch is approved for ASA play.
Is this bat considered single walled?
The terms "single wall" and "double wall" refer to bats with alloy barrels. The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE has a composite barrel and doesn't really fall under the classification of single wall or double wall. However, most composite bats like the FU-Dawg would be deemed as single wall if forced to pick one or the other.
Is this bat considered single walled?
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch has a single wall barrel.
Is the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg good for the clincher ball? How does it compare to the Flipper?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE and the 2013 DeMarini Flipper: DXFLS are similar in design and performance. The 2013 DeMarini Flipper is designed for high COR low compression balls.
Does the FU-Dawg have a BPF of 1.20?
No, the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch bat is not USSSA certified, and therefore does not feature the BPF 1.20 stamp.
The ONE has a 13 inch barrel length. Is that normal barrel length?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch bat does have the 13" barrel length which is slightly larger than normal. It will also provide maximum stiffness with an end loaded swing weight that power guys tend to love.
Is there any difference between the 2013 model and the 2012 model besides the graphics?
This year's DXONE is going to have a lot more pop than the previous model, because it was developed under the new ASA guidelines that allow for higher performance. Otherwise, it is very similar.
I am interested in buying this bat and have been told it is rated at 100mph vs the 98 mph of other bats. I was also tod the J3 is also 100mph, is that true?
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg has a 98 mph rating and the J3 is 100 mph.
this bat description states its an endload swing weight? i would like to know if the endload is .05 or 1oz
The 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: DXONE Slow Pitch has a one ounce end load.
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