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2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"

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  • Just took delivery on lefty daughter's second Slapper, she wouldn't think of using any other bat

    Happy Dad, happier player
  • The Bat is a good deal

    Triple J

“Dimarini slapper”

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Was this review helpful ? 10 3

Pros:  the bigger sweet spot gives my daughter who is a slapper and bunter most of the time a better angle to bunt and slap but she does not only slap and bunt and this bat gives her a little more pop

Cons:  she just got ot last week for a tournament and did take her a couple games to get used to it but it is like that with any bat.

“Lefty contact hitter”

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Was this review helpful ? 7 2

Pros:  Great pop out of the wrapper, barrel length really provides more "contact patch" for improved batting control. 14y/o daughter is a lefty hitter and contact hitter, this bat can send the ball wherever she wants it to go! The reverse wrapped tape sounds like hype but it really does improve grip and bat feel. Favorite bat ever!

Cons:  Graphics aren't her favorite and unknown durability but all her prior DeMarinis have never disappointed and still used by sibling and teammates.

“great bat”

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Pros:  my daughter is small but this bat has provided her significantly more pop that has increased her ability to drive the ball and add confidence to her as well.

Cons:  none

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  The bat does not take long to break in, and once it has been broken in it feels great! Amazing bat, if you're thinking about buying it, you definetly should!

Cons:  No cons

“Slapping Sucess”

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Pros:  I love the batting grip; the second I picked up the bat and got into my batting stance, I could feel the difference. It's much more comfortable for me, being a left-handed player. Though it is the same weight as my other bat (22 ounces) , It feels lighter. Because of this, I find it a lot easier to get my hands to the ball and since i've used this bat I feel like my slapping has gotten better as a whole.

Cons:  Sadly, this bat doesn't have a lot of pop and though it can put the ball in the outfield, it is less likely to get there than it would with other bats would. On the other hand, this bat is meant for slapping and not power hitting.

“Slapper loves her bat”

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Pros:  Like how it feels. The longer barrel is great on the inside pitches.

Cons:  Have only had it for a month, so no time to find any cons yet.

“Coach”

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Pros:  Little break in time and great feel

Cons:  none

“Amazing Bat”

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Pros:  This bat is by far amazing and so great to use during games. I cannot wait to play more games with this bat.

Cons:  There are no cons.

“Bats”

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Pros:  The bat is great. My daughter is beginning to slap the ball and enjoys using the bat.

Cons:  n/a

“DeMarini CF8 Slapper ”

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Pros:  Daughter loves the new bat. she can tell the difference in the load from her regular CF8. slightly longer barrel and she has had some great power slaps and drag bunts so far with this bat.

Cons:  N/A

“2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCF”

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Pros:  My Daughter is 9, a lefty, and usually the tallest on every team. We have only bought inexpensive bats for her prior to this one, but we decided to break down and buy her a nice bat. I emailed and called just bats.com and after a few discussions with them we decided on the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper". They were very helpful. We just bought this bat for my Daughter about a month ago and my daughter loves it. She gets a lot more pop off the bat and she says the bat feels great in her hands. GREAT BAT!

Cons:  Do not know of any cons.

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  The Bat is a good deal. My Daughter is not a lefty so i replaced the grip tape. The Slapper is well balanced and easy for her to swing. The longer barrel length is a plus which helps her to keep the barrel in the zone longer. Great pop and this color is my Favorite, just like her CF6. Well worth it.

Cons:  Only Con is that Just Bats should offer a combo pack with just this Bat. Definetly would buy another.

“Love this bat”

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Pros:  Great bat!

Cons:  Havent found any

“cf8”

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Pros:  my granddaughter loves this bat. grafics everything about it. very speedy delivery

Cons:  havent found any

“CF8”

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Pros:  easy to use, lightweight, beautiful design, no pain when hitting the ball on the wrong part of the bat like other bats.

Cons:  none

“I love this bat”

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Pros:  Since playing softball, this is the best bat I have used! I am a lefty and when you hit the sweet spot it will go far

Cons:  none!

“2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch slapper Bat”

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Pros:  Nine year old left handed hitter . Been playing three years. I came from a alloy bat. Totally different ballgame is all i have to say. This bat is sweet. It is lighter and easier to hit. All the practice in the world will make you better, but it sure does help when you have the best equipment .

Cons:  None.

“slappers bat”

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Pros:  good pop nice grip!

Cons:  takes time to find the sweet spot

“5 Stars”

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Pros:  I love this bat. I've been to the batting cages three times and played three games since it arrived. It's scuffed up, like all bats that have been used, but there are no dents in it. It's light weight makes it easy to swing and it doesnt sting your hands when you hit a ball.

Cons:  I havent had any issues with this bat at all.

“right handed hitter”

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Pros:  i dont slap but it is a very nice bat to hit with so far this season i have had very nice hits including a triple that was about 8 feet away from the fence

Cons:  there could be a better grip but nothing really about the bat is bad

“10 year old Lefty”

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Pros:  My daughter is 10. Stands 4'-11" and weighs 75 lbs. She is in love with this bat. Slap hitting for once is fun for her. She can drop it short or hit for power slapping. It also has enough pop for power hitting. Very happy with this bat

Cons:  None as of yet

“Did not Like”

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Pros:  Looks great and has decent pop

Cons:  Serious Vibration Reported by player

“Awesome Bat”

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Pros:  Bat has great pop and really covers the zone.

Cons:  Wish it would come in a Drop 13 to make it a bit lighter for smaller players.

“great bat!!”

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Pros:  this bat is awesome!! my girs are hitting with this bat nd the newbies like it!!

Cons:  wish it had a sweet design on it.. but its going to get dirty anyways!

“Sharpest tool in the box!”

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Pros:  Just took delivery on lefty daughter's second Slapper, she wouldn't think of using any other bat! 15 y/o daughter plays HS varsity, and 16u travel in southern California so you know the last one got plenty of use. After about 18 months of near daily use, it lost it's pop and with out hesitation she wanted another. Durability under these circumstances is hardly a concern. although the price drop is much appreciated! This bat does everything the coaches ask her to do, bunt, drag, slap and occasionally going for the fences. the large sweet spot gives her more surface to work with and lays down the ball where she needs to. The graphics mark her as a likely bunter but that's where the versatility of the bat comes to play as this bat is truly capable of doing almost everything a player could want.

Cons:  Remembering to reverse wind the tape when re-doing the handle. Had to re-tape twice over the course of the life of the last bat.

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Pros:  went my bat first came i went with my sister who got the cf8 hope to break our bats in. first hit with my bat, i thought i was already broken in. it has so much pop. i am a slapper and i love this bat.

Cons:  NO CONS

“Beautiful Bat”

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Pros:  It felt broken in right away. I've had it for about 3 weeks and i've already had some very nice hits off of it.

Cons:  the paint is already scrafching on the end.

“Pros and cons”

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Pros:  It looks nice and new and will last a long time

Cons:  The price is high

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137994 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a power hitter and was wondering if this bat would still work for me?

Yes, even though you are power hitter you could use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper". The DeMarini CF8 Slapper is usually meant for contact hitters because it has that extended barrel which benefits slap hitters but it will not negatively affect you as a power hitter.

Cooper Expert
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My daughter plays 10U fastpitch. She is 10 years old and weighs 90 pounds. She is a lefty. What bat size and weight would you recommend?

Based on your player's age, I would suggest a 30" bat. It looks like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is only available in larger sizes, so I would take a look at the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS.

Logan Expert
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My daughter is 16. She is 5'3 and weighs about 115. What size bat do you recommend for slapping? Would you recommend the same size for her regular right handed hitting?

Based on her height and weight we would recommend a 32"/22 ounce bat for regular hitting and slap hitting. For slap hitting I would recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper" as a good option.

Carter Expert
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I play 12u fastpitch. I am a right handed hitter. I don't bunt or slap that much. Would this bat work for me and would it work for line drive/ home run hits?

This 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") can definitely be used by a right handed hitter. It is just called a "Slapper" bat because it is extremely well balanced and would benefit a slap hitter greatly due to that feature. As long as you are wanting a well balanced bat, I would suggest the bat highly. The only issue that might arise is that the grip may bunch up on righty hitters after some use (since the bat is actually gripped for player holding the bat in a left handed manner).

Carter Expert
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Is it a full composite bat?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is a two piece, fully composite bat.

Logan Expert
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(1) How does a Slapper bat compare to a non-slapper when it comes to "pop"? (2) Can a righty hitter use it?

(1) In regard to performance, this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") will deliver the same potential as any other CF8 bat. (2) If your player is a right hand hitter, the grip may bunch up a little (since it gripped for a lefty hitter). That would be the only issue with a righty hitter using the Slapper bat. You can re-grip the bat if needed.

Ben Expert
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My 13 year old weighs 110 and is 5"3. She is a slapper. What size bat do you recommend? She wants this bat, but her normal bat is 31" 21 oz.

Based on your daughter's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32''.

Tori Expert
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Can this bat be used in ASA slow pitch? If not, is there a comparable bat for ASA slowpitch at a comparable price?

Yes, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" can be used in ASA slow pitch softball.

Jason Expert
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Is this a single walled bat or double walled bat?

This 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") is made of composite material. Typically, composite material is not listed as single or multi walled. However, many people might say it is "multi-layered" as it is composed of multiple layers of composite fibers placed on top of one another.

Ben Expert
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We can now use fastpitch bats in slow pitch softball. Some of the newbies can't handle the weight we use for slowpitch so they are switching to fastpitch bats. Most of them are righty hitters and don't slap the ball. Could this still be used by a righty hitter?

This 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") can definitely be used by a right handed hitter. It is just called a "Slapper" bat because it is extremely well balanced and would benefit a slap hitter greatly due to that feature. As long as your players are wanting a well balanced bat, I would suggest the bat highly. The only issue that might arise is that the grip may bunch up on righty hitters after some use (since the bat is actually gripped for player holding the bat in a left handed manner).

Ben Expert
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2017 Demarini Slapper or 2016? What's some of the pros and cons? My 12u daughter is currently using 2016 CF8 Balanced.

If you can find the 2016 model in the size you want, I'd go with that as you can get it at a lower price and should perform nearly identical to the 2017 model, as not much has changed.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat end loaded or balanced?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is a balanced bat.

Jason Expert
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My daughter mainly starts off slapping or bunting. Her coach will sometimes have her switch to bat right if she gets two strikes. Would she be able to use this bat right handed to hit?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" will feature a design concept best suited for a LHH with the grip tape being wound for a lefty and the extended barrel allowing for the balance feel that a lefty slapper will prefer (not to mention a longer barrel). If her coach has her switch over with 2 strikes there is no reason why these bat cannot be used for RHH.

Cameron Expert
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I'd like to know what size to get my "friend" who is 140 lbs and is like 5'2"?

Based on your friend's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32 inch option.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 5'6" and 115-120 pounds. She is 14 yrs old. What softball bat do you recommend?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" has an extended barrel length and the grip tape is wrapped in reverse fashion for a left handed hitter, but right handed batters still purchase and use the Slapper model. If you wanted to go with this bat, I would suggest the 32" 22 ounce size based on your player's height and weight.

Logan Expert
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My daughter is 13 5'0" about 100 lbs. What size bat would you recommend? She is the only slapper on her team. Look for a bat that can get the ball out of the infield a little faster or with I big high hop. She bunts a lot all so will this bat work for her?

Based on her height and weight we would recommend a 32"/22 ounce 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA). It would work well for her style of play.

Carter Expert
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Does this bat have to be for a slapper ?

No, this bat can be used for regular style hitting as well.

Kyle J. Expert
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My daughter is 5'2", 100 lbs and she is 11. What softball bat would you recommend?

If your daughter is a left handed slap hitter I would definitely recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) in the 32"/22 ounce.

Carter Expert
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My player is a left handed hitter and is 5'3" / 115 lbs. What size for her?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend getting this bat in the 32" length as long as your player can handle the subsequent 22 oz weight.

Ben Expert
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What size do you recommend for my 5'7" 110 lb daughter?

Based on your daughter's height and weight we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Our daughter is 5'8" and 210 lbs. She is playing high school softball. It's time for a new bat. We would love length and weight suggestions. She thinks a 33"/21oz with a -12 drop. What do you recommend? Also she does not want a lot of "ting."

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend a 33 inch bat 23 ounce bat. Since she is in high school it would be best to get a -10 model of bat and if you are seeking something that does not have a lot of "ting" then a two-piece composite bat would be best. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is better suited for a LHH "slap hitter" and so the regular CF9 model, the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP, would be a better fit.

Cameron Expert
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What is a good bat for a right handed batter that is 11 yrs old? She is 4'8.5" tall and weighs 115 lbs.

I would recommend checking out the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) for a right handed hitter. Based on her height and weight, a 31 inch model would be best.

Carter Expert
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I'm a right hand power hitter and I want to know if this bat would work for me or is it only for slapper hitters?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper" is best for a left handed slap hitter.

Damon Expert
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My daughter is 14, 5'4" and about 125 lbs. Last season she used a DeMarini Vendetta (31"/19 oz) and that ended up being quite small. We would like to get her a bat that will last a few years. Would a 33"/23 oz work?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with the 32"/22 oz size of this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") before moving to the 33"/23 oz size. Since she has swung a smaller bat in the past, I think the 33"/23 oz size would present quite a jump for this season. I think the 32"/22 oz size would get her something that she could work towards and also use in the future.

Ben Expert
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Is this a left handed bat? Is this a good bat for right handed hitter with average power and hits for high average?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper" is designed for left handed slap hitters. If you are a right handed batter with some power I would recommend swinging the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).

Carter Expert
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Would this bat be good for hitting or just slapping?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is designed with a longer barrel and reverse wrapped grip tape for left handed hitters, but can be used to hit as a player traditionally would as well.

Logan Expert
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None of your photos show the USSSA "thumbprint". How do I know if this bat is legal to use in AAU softball?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is USSSA approved and does feature the thumbprint, although it can be difficult to see in the photos.

Logan Expert
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Can a right hand hitter use this bat?

Yes, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" can be used by both Right or Left handed hitters. The grip is just optimized for Left handed use.

Linsey Expert
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Looking for this bat (32"/21 oz). Is this available in that size?

Unfortunately, this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") was not built by DeMarini in the 32"/21 oz size (-11 length-to-weight ratio). It will only be built with a -10 length-to-weight ratio.

Ben Expert
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Trying to find a DeMarini 30/19.

We do not have the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 30 inch 19 ounce.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 5'2" and weighs about 95 lbs. She throws left handed and is more comfortable batting right handed. She is learning to slap but bats right handed too. What bat and size would you recommend? She has decent power batting right handed but we need something she can use both ways.

Based on her height and weight, we would recommend getting a 32 inch bat. Ideally the weight would be 22 ounces if she can hit for some power. If bat speed is lacking then going with a drop 11 model (21 ounces) would be a better fit. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" could serve as a dual purpose bat for RHH and LHH. If she isn't a consistent slap hitter then you may want to consider the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.

Cameron Expert
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What size bat do you recommend for my 12 yr old, 5'4" 110 lb daughter?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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Could you re-wrap the grip for a right hand hitter?

The grip for this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") is made specifically for a left hand hitter. However, if you wanted to head to the store to buy a new grip, you could definitely put the new gripping on the bat and have it be situated for a right hand hitter (just about every grip out there on the market is going to be situated for a right handed hitter).

Ben Expert
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Is this bat stamped for Little League?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" does not feature a "Little League" stamp but is allowed for use in Little League.

Cameron Expert
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My coach wants me to try a 34' with a -10 drop length-to-weight ratio. Is this specific DeMarini bat a good fit for a lefty hitter (6'0" tall and 210 lbs)?

Based upon your height and weight, I think that you would be just fine to go with the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") in the 34" length as long as you feel that the 24 oz weight would be okay. One thing I would recommend noting, is that this bat that will be very balanced in its swing weight. It will be gripped specifically for a lefty hitter, but I was thinking that a power hitter may prefer considering something with more of an end-load to it like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).

Ben Expert
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If my current bat size is a 32 and that is a little too small what size should I get?

If the 32" is a little too small for you I would suggest going up to a 33" 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper".

Carter Expert
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My daughter is 5'2", 115 lbs and bats right handed. Is this bat recommended for right handers? Also, I was thinking 32 by 22 for size.

I would recommend the 32 inch 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" for your daughters height and weight. The grip tape on this bat is oriented for left-handed batters, but can be used either way.

Linsey Expert
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Is this bat available in a 29 or 28 inch length?

Unfortunately the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) is only available in the 31", 32", 33", and 34". The 2017 model of this does not currently have a 28" or a 29".

Carter Expert
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Can righty hitters use this bat too?

Right handed hitters can use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA but the grip tape may show issues due to the fact that is wrapped in such a way for a LHH.

Cameron Expert
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Can this bat be used by a right handed hitter?

While the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA is designed with a left handed slap hitter in mind, a right handed hitter could use this bat as well.

Marcus Expert
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My daughter is 14 years old and is 5'5.2" and she is about 130 lbs and pretty athletic. What size bat will she need?

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA.

Jason Expert
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Recommendations for bat length for a 15 year old slapper who is 5'3" and strong?

The best way to determine the correct bat length for a player is by their height and weight. However, a 5'3" 15 year old is typically swinging a 32" model of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA. For more sizing information check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Jason Expert
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My daughter is a lefty but doesn't slap. She took a few swings with one of these the other day and liked the taping geared for a lefty. How does the performance of this bat compare to the other CF8's for standard hitters?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA will have a few different design features when compared to the other CF8 models. The two different features would be the grip tape (wrapped on the handle specifically for a LHH) and a longer barrel (14 inches); the longer barrel length will make the bat feel lighter in swing weight making it an ideal fit for the slap hitter. Other than that, the bat will have the same connection and composite technology.

Cameron Expert
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Can a right handed hitter use this bat too?

A left or right handed hitter can use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA), but it is designed and geared for a lefty hitter to use.

Jake Expert
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Beginning slapper: My 10 yr old daughter has just moved to the left side of the plate and is slapping. She is 4'6 and 65 lbs. I think the 31 inch will be too long for her but looking for an even balanced bat.

Based upon your daughter's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting her a softball bat in the 30" length. This 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) will have the weighting needed for a slapper and if you feel that your player can handle the 20 oz weight of a 30" model, I would recommend that size option of this bat.

Ben Expert
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My daughter is 14 but small (5'0", 90 lbs). She is in 8th grade. I'd like to get her a bat she can use for a couple years into HS. 31" or 32"? She is a slapper. Is this bat truly enhanced for slappers?

Based upon your daughter's height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA. This particular model has grip tape oriented to maximize feel and comfort for lefty hitters.

John P. Expert
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My daughter is 17 years old, 5'2" and 110 lbs. She has a very strong grip. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA.

Jason Expert
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My daughter is 13, 100 pounds, and 5' tall. She is left handed, bunts, and slaps but a little weak with power hitting. I would like her to become more of a power hitter than a bunter. What bat do you feel is best for her?

Based upon your daughter's height, weight, and the fact that she is left handed, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA.

John P. Expert
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Is this a good bat for a right handed hitter as well as a lefty? If a right handed batter uses it will there still be power even though it is the "slapper" bat?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA can be used by a right hand hitter, however the grip may need to be replaced after extended use. If the player's primary focus is not slapping we recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFP.

Angelique Expert
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If I were to get the slapper CF8 bat and I changed the grip of the bat to a comfortable one for a righty would there be any effect one having a slapper bat still?

If you were to change the grip tape on the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) it will not affect the bat.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat NCAA legal?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) features the USSSA 1.20 BPF stamp and the ASA stamp and it is legal for play in the NCAA.

Jason Expert
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I am a left handed hitter and do not know how to slap yet, but I do bunt sometimes. Could I still hit big with this bat?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) is designed for slap hitters, but the -10 length to weight ratio gives it enough mass to drive the ball to all parts of the field.

Jake Expert
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I am not a slapper, would this bat be good for a right handed batters?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) is more geared toward left handed slap hitters. It could technically be used by right handed hitters but is more designed for slap style hitting. You may want to look at another CF8 model like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).

Patrick Expert
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What's the difference between the DXCFP AND DXCFA? My daughter is 18 years old and has good bat speed. She is not a slapper.

The difference between the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the DXCFA is the grip tape on the DXCFA is oriented to be comfortable for lefty hitters.

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  • -10 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF
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Description for 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat
New for 2016! Much more than a new number, the new DeMarini CF8 is set to impress! The CF8 Slapper is the newest addition to the CF line of bats. Designed specifically for left-handed hitters who primarily "slap" or bunt the ball to reach base, the Slapper provides a lower MOI and longer barrel when compared to the DXCFP model. The lighter swing weight and larger hitting surface allow slap hitters to better manipulate the barrel of the bat through the hitting zone which is invaluable because of their unique hitting style. However, do not believe for a second that this bat can only put the ball on the ground! With the -10 length to weight ratio, the WTDXCFA has enough mass to drive the ball to all parts of the field. Another special design tailored for a slap hitter is found in the grip. Most bats feature grips that are oriented for right handed hitters, so left handed hitters might find that their grips don't last as long. With the CF8 Slapper, the grip is flipped and the player doesn't have to worry about the grip bunching up or ripping over time. Being a CF8, this bat will also utilize DeMarini's new Paradox Plus+ Composite material in the barrel and handle to increase the sweet spot and power potential. New to this year's CF line, the D-Fusion 2.0 handle technology eliminates vibration even more efficiently than the previous model on off-center hits. By reducing these vibrations, the player's hands are protected against sting and energy is redirected back into the barrel on contact for a solid feel and more power! The CF8 features DeMarini's Stacked Double Wall Construction that optimizes the trampoline effect across the entirety of the barrel for the highest performance fastpitch regulations will allow! The CF8 Slapper WTDXCFA is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. Backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. DeMarini: Born Hardcore! Free Shipping!
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Approved For:ASA
Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4"
Bat Type:Softball
Color:Grey
Deals:Closeout Bats
Deals:Used
Length to Weight Ratio:-10
Material:Composite
Price:$100 - $199.99
Series:CF8
Vendor:DeMarini
Year:2016