Questions and Answers for DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXVCF
Does this bat require a break-in period?
The DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXVCF) is a fully composite bat and it does require a slight break-in period. Typically taking 150-200 swings off a tee is the best way to break it in.
I'm trying to find a bat for my 14 year old who just made the JV team. The coach says she needs a lighter bat because she is a second late and hits a lot of fouls. She currently has a 32 inch 22 ounce but is now 5 foot 6 and 120 pounds. I was trying to find a 33 inch model but lighter weight and all the ones I find say they are for youth players like 10 and 12 year old players. I don't know what to do.
If allowed in your league, lighter length to weight ratio bats like the DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXVCF) or the 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPXL152) may be a nice option. However, some leagues may only allow a -10 length to weight ratio or heavier which would make these bats unusable. It would be best to check with your coach before ordering if you are not sure.
Just a quick general question as it relates to low temperatures and the use of composite bats. Can this composite be damaged by low bat temperature/Softball temp? If so, where is that line drawn. My daughter is 10 years old and has a somewhat power stroke. Thanks, Tim, Dallas GA.
The DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXVCF) will perform best in temperatures above 60 degrees. In colder temperatures it will still work, but you may not see the best results possible.
Is this a good bat for a 15 year old fastpitch softball player that plays 16u travel and high school to use? She is also a power hitter.
The DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXVCF) is a balanced bat designed for contact and gap hitters. For a power hitter I would recommend looking at the 2015 DeMarini CF7 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI). This will be an end loaded bat.
In terms of pop, how does this bat compare to the -11 CF6?
The 2014 DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXVCF) and the DeMarini CF6 (DXCFS) will feature about the same pop. The 1.15 BPF certifications that both these bats feature limit the performance or "pop" that the bats are capable of; because of this, factors such as sweet spot size and feel at contact are often the biggest difference between the two bat models.
Does it have "FastPitch" and "ASA" stamped on it?
Yes the 2014 DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXVCF) does have both of those stamped on the bat.
I just purchased this bat for my 12 year old, and this is her first composite bat. What exactly is the break-in process?
Generally, for composite materials, we recommend a break-in of around 125-150 swings either soft toss or off of a tee. After each swing, rotate the barrel a quarter an inch to help loosen up the composite fibers all the way around the barrel. This process should make the 2014 DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Softball Bat: (DXVCF) ready for play, and will boost the performance.
My daughter 10 years old, 4'7" 58 lbs has a cheaper worth lithium storm 29/ 16 oz bat which vibrates A LOT. She is now timid and won't swing hard. Any suggestions on what to upgrade to? Thanks, Ted
The DeMarini Vendetta (DXVCF) Fastpitch bat would be a great bat to help cut down on vibration because it is a two-piece composite bat. It will be an ounce heavier because it is a -12.
The 2012 and 2013 Vendettas had a noticeably thicker handle at the top of the grip (barrel end of the handle) that tapered toward the knob. Is the 2014 Vendetta the same way or is it a uniform diameter over the length of the grip?
The 2014 DeMarini Vendetta (DXVCF) Fastpitch's handle has a uniform diameter over the length of the grip.
my 12 year old daughter is lead off hitter. she is a very small 4'7 and 63lbs, she is a contact/slap hitter, which bat is best for her?
The 2014 DeMarini Vendetta (DXVCF) Fastpitch model will be a good bat for a small slap hitter because of the large drop.
We are looking for a bat for our 13 yr old daughter. She had a 2013 demarini vendetta 31" which she hit really well with. we are looking to upgrade her bat. Considering 2014 vendetta 32/20, 2014 Louisville lxt 32/22 or 2015 demarini cf7 dxcff 32/22. She is currently doing really well with an aluminum bat at 32/20. which of the above bats would fit her the best?
The Louisville Slugger LXT and the DeMarini CF7 will be the highest performing. The CF7 will be the most balanced of the two, so if she is jumping up to a 32/22 I would go with the CF7.
Trying to figure out what change has been made between the 2013 and 2014 model if any.
Between the 2013 Vendetta C6 and 2014 DeMarini Vendetta (DXVCF) Fastpitch bats, the most noticeable change made is to the color scheme. Both bats feature a balanced swing weight, -12 length to weight ratio, and two-piece composite design made from the C6 Composite.
Is this a good bat for my 9 year old playing 10U travel ball? She needs a balanced bat. Your sizing chart suggests a 31" for her size. Thanks.
The 2014 DeMarini Vendetta C6 (DXVCF) Fastpitch is a nicely balanced bat, great for a younger player.
Will this bat be legal for 2014 with the usssa stamp?
Yes, the 2014 DeMarini Vendetta C6: DXVCF Fastpitch bat has the 1.20 USSSA stamp.
I'm a 17 year old power hitter for both travel and high-school ball. Would this be a good bat to use?
Sure, the 2014 DeMarini Vendetta C6: DXVCF features half and half technology that redistributes weight to give the bat optimal balance. This gives players the ability to swing faster with less effort; ultimately resulting in more power.
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