Questions and Answers for DeMarini The ONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat: DXONE
One answer says that the DeMarini One shouldn't be used in a batting cage. Why is that? I would think it would be helpful to use it there in order to break it in.
It is never good to use really any bat in a batting cage that uses the yellow dimpled cage balls. The 2014 DeMarini The ONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat (DXONE), like most bats, is not designed to hit a cage ball. The yellow dimpled cage balls are more dense than standard softballs and can damage the bat.
What does a 1oz end load mean? Is that quite a bit or will this feel pretty balanced?
The 1 oz. end load on the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) means that 1 oz. of the total bat weight will be distributed towards the end cap of the bat. This will cause the bat to not have a balanced feel.
How much is the end-load? Also, will this bat be able to perform at the same level on the 52/300 balls, same as the Miken Freak 52?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat: (DXONE) will have an approximate one ounce end-load. It will also be able to produce a high level of performance, similar to other popular, high-end models including the Miken Freak 52.
Is this bat approved for NSA play? How will it perform with "tattoo" softballs?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat (DXONE) is approved for play in NSA. It also features the new ASA stamp, which means that it has been tested for use with the softer 52 COR softballs. If you are using the 52 COR Tattoo softballs, it will do well against them. If you are using the harder 47 COR softballs, it will be fine but there will be some durability issues since they are meant for use with softer 52 COR softballs.
How will the (DXONE) do with .52 COR, 300 compression balls?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat (DXONE) is actually designed for the newer, lower compression softballs that both ASA and USSSA league should have adopted by now. You'll hit a .52 COR, 300 Compression softball very well with this bat.
Is this bat end loaded?
Yes, The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) is end loaded.
Does this have a usssa stamp?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini The ONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat (DXONE) has the USSSA BPF 1.20 stamp.
What is the BPF of this bat?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) Slow Pitch Softball Bat features the USSSA 1.20 BPF stamp.
I am stuck between the ONE and the Stadium. Is one better in terms of durability with the USSSA ball?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) and the 2014 DeMarini Stadium CL22 (DXST2-V14) would be very similar in terms of durability and design. The Stadium is slightly more end-loaded than the ONE so it may lead to a bit more power but both are rated for play with the USSSA balls.
Hello. I want to know if The ONE can be used for a .52 core ball?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) can be used with a .52 core ball. It is high performing and durable.
I play in a lot of different leagues and i just purchased a ONE, but I've heard that some balls will actually crack your bat. Or its not as durable towards some balls. Is that true? Should I be concerned to use my ONE in any league but ASA?
You're correct in that some bats' durability will actually be compromised when hitting certain softballs. Both ASA and USSSA have changed the softballs that they use to a lower compression ball (ie 275 to 300 compression). Both leagues used higher compression softballs in previous years (ie 375 or 400 compression). This 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) Slow Pitch Softball Bat features the newest ASA and USSSA performance regulations and is designed to hit those lower compression balls. You will have a better shot at lasting durability with this bat if you can avoid hitting the higher compression softballs.
How is the durability of the bat?
The durability of the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) will have great durability if used with the intended ball. The ONE features the new ASA stamp that is best to use with the new .52 core ASA balls. If you use the older .44 core balls, The ONE will eventually have durability issues.
Should I use the DeMarini The ONE at the batting cage?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) has a composite barrel and should not be used in a batting cage.
I'm stuck between the 2014 DeMarini The ONE and the new Easton LX.0. What would you recommend for someone who plays in both associations?
That's tough, but I would recommend the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE). It is very stiff swinging, has a good end load, and tons of pop.
How does this bat perform with the gold clincher ball?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) is a great choice to use with the gold clincher balls.
How does this bat perform in cooler weather?
We do not recommend using the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) Slow Pitch Softball Bat in weather that is under 55 degree. You may see a little less performance if you are using it under 55 degree.
What's the end load weight?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE Slow Pitch Softball Bat) will have more of a barrel heavy feel compared to a balanced bat. DeMarini does not actually say how much weight is put towards the barrel. I would guess around 1 oz.
I'm trying to decide between the 2014 DeMarini The ONE and the Demarini FU Dog. Any recommendations? What are the pros and cons of each one?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE: (DXONE) and DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg (DXONE) will both have a similar structure. Both bats will be two-piece hybrids designs and will be end-loaded. One of the biggest differences will be that the 2014 DeMarini The ONE: (DXONE) will be certified for play in USSSA and the DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg: (DXONE) will be certified for ASA and ISF . Performance wise, both of these bats will be extremely hot and will have similar sweet spots. The certification will be one of the biggest differences.
What is the difference between the DXONE and the ASA Juggy?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) is a two-piece bat with an alloy handle and a composite barrel. The alloy handle will provide a very stiff handle, preferred by power hitters. The 2014 DeMarini Juggernaut Softball Bat (DXNT3) is two-piece composite bat and is designed for a contact hitter.
Will this bat do well with a low compression, low core, restricted flight ball?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) would work well with the low compression, high core balls.
For the new 52 core ASA balls, which would you recommend the new DXONE or the 2014 Flipper Aftermath?
The 2014 DeMarini Flipper Aftermath ASA (DXFLS-V14) bats were tested with the new 52 core balls and would be a better option.
Does the bat come broken in? If it becomes dented from play within the first 12 months, is it covered under the warranty?
The 4.ONE Composite Barrel of the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) Slow Pitch Softball bat would improve with more reps and a break-in period. It most likely won't offer it's best performance right out of the box. And if you did happen to run into durability issues, DeMarini does back this bat by a 12 month warranty.
I need one question answered YES or NO. Does this bat have the USSSA stamp on it?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE Slow Pitch Softball bat) will have the new ASA stamp and the new USSSA 1.20 stamp on the barrel.
Is this the 2014 model of the 2013 The One FU-Dawg?
This is the 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE). This is the new version of the 2013 DeMarini The ONE FU-Dawg (DXONE).
I see that it has the new ASA stamp and it says that it is approved for ASA and ISA but it doesn't mention anything about USSSA. Will it also have the USSSA stamp on it?
The 2014 DeMarini The ONE (DXONE) Slow Pitch Softball bat approved for play in ASA, USSSA, ISA, ISF, and NSA.
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