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2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI

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$349.99 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI
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  • My 14 year old likes the bat and has hit firm ground balls and firm line drives

    Coach Mike
  • I wasn't much of a Demarini fan due to my DD having great success with Louisville Slugger Xeno & LXT's

    Jeff

“Awesome Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 21 9

Pros:  Good pop for a power hitter. No sting on hands. Overall I give it a 5...

Cons:  Graphics

“Head Coach”

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Pros:  Great pop

Cons:  none

“nice bat”

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Pros:  Only pros with this review my daughter loves it

Cons:  no cons

“Travel Coach”

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Pros:  AWESOME BAT!!!! I've watched one of my players hit 6 dingers after she cracked it. 3 prior to cracking it. Shoots off the barrel. She still prefers to use it over her newest bat.

Cons:  Lacks durability

“Pretty Stinkin Awesome!”

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Pros:  Alot of carry on the ball, smooth swing, looks cool

Cons:  wish it had a torque handle like Mako

“i love this bat”

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Pros:  i just got it a few weeks ago and i cant wait to use it during a game

Cons:   nothing

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Pros:  it is a good bat you can hit far with it and it gives a little extra power to your swing. it is worth the price.

Cons:  it cost a lot of money

“awesome”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 8

Pros:  i have nothing but praise for this bat worth every penny,great pop,my daughter at12 murders the ball,this bat added 10 to 15 feet per hit.

Cons:  nothing

“no pop”

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Was this review helpful ? 4 4

Pros:  look good

Cons:  My daughter love the CF7, so we got the new CF8, and she tried it the first day and didnt have no pop, and she has not wanted to use it in games. i took out for bp, and when she hits the ball doesn't jump off the bat. i tried to send it back , once you use it, they can't take it back. demarini can't replacece it unless it has structure damage, i told them there's no damage but the bat not doing as advertise. I was wondering what the other girls are doing to the bat to get it ready for games?

“Short Life Span! Poor Demarini warranty support.”

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Pros:  WHEN it works amazing "pop".

Cons:  SHORT life span. Poor Demarini customer service and support. Bat typically only last 2-4 months. Demarini support is terrible, difficult to talk to real person and really does not pay attention when trying to warranty repair bat. This is our second high end Demarini Insane bat and both bats died the same way. Read other reviews online and you will see this is a common issue. Bat last 3-4 months and then dramatic performance change. For $349 one might reasonably expect better life span and service from manufacturer.

“Very unhappy!!”

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Pros:  Just Bats was wonderful to deal with, extremely helpful, would recommend buying from them, and did everything they could to help me with the Demarini bat.

Cons:  Extremely disappointed with this bat. It arrived dead and with no pop. I called Just Bats and they referred me to a 1-800 number for Demarini. Demarini customer service rep was very rude and said to mail it back in so they could look at it. Their solution was to mail me the dead bat back. Save your money and buy a different manufacturer from Just Bats.

“Lives up to its name, Hot out of the wrapper......”

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Pros:  My daughter play's 16U travel fast pitch, This is her second year. She has always made contact at bat but never been a power hitter. She used her team mates DeMarini, and liked the way its end loaded bat felt. So this year I bought her the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat. In our first two games she hit two Triples and two doubles and a single. The triples were just short of the fence at center field. I know she credits this to some mechanics, but the DeMarini CF8 Insane is living up to it's name she loves the bat. THANKS

Cons:  The graphics could be better. But we don't just look at it, but its performance is awesome.

“Great Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 4 4

Pros:  This bat has great pop right out of the box. My 13 year old daughter hit one out of the park on her second time up to bat

Cons:  Fairly small sweet spot

“Love It!!!”

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Pros:  Right out of the package - great feel and my hitting improved! 2nd time using the bat - home run off the tip of the bat. What a great purchase!! Love the new bat!!

Cons:  None that I can think of :)

“Great”

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Pros:  Very easy to swing. Doesn't sting your hands. I love this bat. Worth every penny

Cons:  none

“Durability”

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Pros:  No good things to say here. only had bat one day.

Cons:  nothing much to say other than, ONE SWING and END CAP FLEW OUT during batting practice.

“stay away from DiMarini ”

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Pros:  just bats is a great supplier with fast delivery

Cons:  I owned the bat for 30 hours. My 12yr old daughters first swing was off a tee and the end cap came off. Now i have to pay another $30 to ship it to them because they (DiMarini) WON'T pay for return shipping for warranty items.

“2016 DeMarini CF8insane fast pitch bat. ”

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Pros:  my daughter loves this bat. first time using her new bat she hit the ball over the fence. its going to be another great softball season

Cons:  not one.

“Great power bat”

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Pros:  Fabulous end loaded starter bat for the power hitter. 12 year old DD went from Easton Mako -10 hitting near the wall to clearing it with no problem. Hot bat.

Cons:  Not expecting long life from a DeMarini. Just be careful not to hit dimple balls.

“Great Bat!”

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Pros:  My daughter is a big 11 year old that hits the ball hard. This bat fits her batting style great. The bat has great pop and the ball just jumps off the barrel on contact. She loves the bat and has been very consistent in hitting the ball deep into the outfield. Cannot comment on durability as she has only had the bat for a couple of months. So far so good.

Cons:  None

“cf8 insane isnthe best bat on the market”

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Pros:  long lasting, great pop, best looking bat on the market

Cons:  none

“AWESOME BAT”

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Pros:  MY DAUGHTER HIT HER HOME RUN AT HER FIRST GAME USING THIS BAT, SHE IS A BIG GIRL 5-9 160 POUNDS BUT ONLY 12, FIRST TIME USING END-LOADED BAT.

Cons:  NONE SO FAR.

“2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat”

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Pros:   She was using and old bat but still hitting the ball rather well. She plays 10U and since she has been using this bat her distance has improved a lot, she has been batting clean up and doing very well in the line up.She says it feels great in her hands with no stinging.

Cons:  none yet

“2016 Demarini insane CFx 8 ”

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Pros:  very good bat my daughter was hitting tk the fence with this one

Cons:  First one we got the end popped off the second one we got samething happen then the hand broke when she hit a line drive ball with it and now Demarini is giving me the run around about warranty

“Great Bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  My daughter, 13, has had some good hits with this bat! And there's no sting on her hands. So far she's loving it!

Cons:  None so far

“Awesome bat”

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Pros:  Bought for my 13 yr old. The bat started off hot....and just keeps getting better. love it.

Cons:  Non so far.

“a good solid bat ”

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Pros:  It held up spring threw fall with no issues. My 9u daughter got this bat last spring. she hit homers in little league softball and doubles and triples in travel. The bat held up with no dents. her past 2 prior bats all dented . she always hit very well with any bat she uses , its nice to see she will have this bat at least 2 seasons.

Cons:  a bit to much money for a 9u softball player , but you should get a least 2 seasons with it may be worth it.

“Insane pop”

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Was this review helpful ? 8 10

Pros:  I wasn't much of a Demarini fan due to my DD having great success with Louisville Slugger Xeno & LXT's. We were at a tournament and Demarini had a demo tent. My DD asked to demo the insane, her first swing was a 230+ foot bomb over center field. The rest is history, great bat so far and hope the durability is as good as previous models. We are definitely Demarini CF8 fans now.

Cons:  None so far.

“Good but not great”

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Pros:  My 14 year old likes the bat and has hit firm ground balls and firm line drives. She has continued to hit for a high average with this bat.

Cons:  She went from a balanced CF7 -11 using it hitting clean up to the Insane end load and the longer out field balls and over the fence home runs we had expected have not happened. Perhaps in time it will but her CF7 out performs this bat.

“Softball Dad”

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Pros:  None

Cons:  We compared this bat with the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno. Overall, each of the Xeno's hit the ball about 7 to 10% farther than the CF8 Insane. My daughter and I both felt the the CF8 had a dull feel when hit and it was difficult to determine exactly were on the barrel you hit the ball vs. the Xeno's. Both of us also like the sound produced when hitting with the Xeno's and felt we got more satisfaction vs. the CF8 Insane. The overall pop was better with the Xeno's.

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140318 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5'5" and 160 lbs, long arms and have a fast and level swing. What weight and length do you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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What size and ounce would you suggest for my daughter who is 5'2" and 113 lbs.?

Based off of your daughters height and weight we would recommend a 32" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI. As for the weight, that is going to be hard to determine without seeing her swing. Depending on what she is currently swinging and how comfortable she is with that size will determine what size she should be using.

Cooper Expert
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Are there cold weather restrictions?

We do not recommend using any bats, including the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI), in temperatures below 55 degrees.

Carter Expert
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What would be the right size for a 16 year old girl who plays HS and tourney? She is 5'3" and 130 lbs.

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

Jason Expert
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What would be the right size for a girl who is 5'9" and 165 lbs? The charts recommend 33!

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 34" in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI. However, a 33" would work as well if you would prefer a slightly smaller size.

Jason Expert
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What would be the right size for a girl who is 5'5" and 120 lbs?

Based on her height and weight I would recommend either a 32" or a 33" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).

Carter Expert
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My daughter is 16 years old, 5'5 175 lbs, what is the right size bat for her?

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 34" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI.

Logan Expert
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Best fastpitch bat for ASA .52 300 balls?

I would recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) or the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFS).

Carter Expert
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My daughter is 13. She is 5'9" and approx. 200 lb. What size bat would you recommend? Currently she is using a 33 drop 11 aluminum, but looking to get her a composite bat.

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 5' and 90 lbs, slight but strong. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI. However, we no longer have that size available for this model.

Jason Expert
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Have a 14 year old girl, hits with power and has a great swing, 5'5 and 110 lbs. What bat would you recommend?

I would advise going with the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in the 32" 22 oz. size.

Sean Expert
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My daughter is 5 foot two and 150 pounds. Would you suggest what size that she should use? I was looking at a 33 drop 10. Is this the correct size?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in a 32 inch model. This bat also features an end-loaded swing weight design so this would also contribute to our recommendation of the 32 inch model.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 6'1'' at least 200 pounds only 14 years old what would you suggest in a bat and weight

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in the 34" 24 oz. size.

Logan Expert
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I have one daughter 5'4" and 200 lbs and another 5'8" and 140 lbs. What length and weight ratio would you recommend for both?

Based on your players' heights and weights, we suggest a 33" bat. Weight is tough to suggest as that really depends on the players bat speed and strength, but most players swing a -10.

Jason Expert
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My daughter will be 10 in May, weighs 110 lbs (a bit thick) and is about 53 inches (4'4"). What would you recommend for her? She needs a new bat & currently uses 30", drop 11 but I wanted to get something she can use for a year or two (something that she can grow with) but am nervous to go to a 31.

We would recommend a 31" length of bat for someone of her size. It will obviously take a bit to get used to, as all things do, but she should adjust to it just fine over time.

Kyle J. Expert
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My daughter is 15 and 5'6" and 120 lbs. She is a power hitter. What length and weight ratio do you recommend for her?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, I would advise going with a 32" 22 oz. in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI.

Sean Expert
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My granddaughter is 13 and 5'9" and 165 lbs. What would you recommend for her? A 33/23 or 34/24?

Based on her height and weight we would recommend a 34"/24 ounce 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).

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I'm a 17 year old, 180 pounds and 5'6" (power hitter). I play travel ball and plan on playing in college. Would this be a good match in a 34"?

Based upon your height and weight, I would recommend going with either a 33" or 34" bat. Overall, I think you would be just fine going with this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) in the 34"/24 oz size if that size interests you the most.

Ben Expert
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Is this bat blue or purple?

For this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI), the dominant barrel color will be blue.

Ben Expert
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Does this bat have 1.20 BPF marking?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI will feature the 1.20 BPF stamp.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 11 years old and is about 115 lbs and is 5'3". Would this bat at the 32"/22 oz size be correct?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend getting this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) in the 32"/22 oz size as long as your player can handle the end-loaded 22 oz weight of the bat.

Ben Expert
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What is the difference between this and the DeMarini 2016 CF8 Balanced -10 Fastpitch Bat? Is this one end loaded?

Yes, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI is going to be an end loaded bat. End loaded bats are usually recommended more towards a power hitter compared the the balanced model that is recommend for a contact hitter.

Cooper Expert
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My daughter is a 16 year old power hitter, 5'4" and 165 lbs. She plays fastpitch. I am looking for a good bat, any suggestions?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI is an excellent option to consider. It has an end loaded swing weight, which is great for a power hitter. Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.

Jason Expert
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I live in the New Orleans area and we play overhand stiff pitch (40/50 mph) softball. All reviews written are for young girls. Do you have any suggestions for our leagues?

Would not recommend using the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI or any other fastpitch bat for your league as the bat is not likely to hold up. These bats are designed for fastpitch play for woman. Better suited using a slowpitch softball bat.

Cameron Expert
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Is this bat NCAA approved?

According the the NCAA's website the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is NCAA approved. Here is the link to their website - https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2016DIWSB_Approved_Softball_Bat_List_20160711.pdf

Carter Expert
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My daughter always hits good with a DeMarini but never owned her own. So we are surprising her and buying one. She is 10 about 100 lbs what size should we get her? I read the CF8 are heavier on the end of the bat.

Based on your daughters size we advise going with a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI. It will have an end loaded feel which will help her get more distance on her hits.

Sean Expert
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Will the 33"/23 oz CF8 Insane have a heavier feel than the 33"/24 oz CF8 (due to the Insane model's end-load)?

It would be hard to say which bat will feel the most heavy between this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) and the -9 CF8 in the 33" length. Some players will say the end-load makes the Insane feel heavier. However, some feel that since the -9 CF8 has more mass overall (due to the heavier 24 oz weight), it will be the heavier bat. Overall, both bats will be designed for use by power hitters.

Ben Expert
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My 15 year old daughter is 5'8" and 130 lbs. Currently, she has the CF5 33" (-10). She is comfortable with the length and weight, but she is looking for a new bat. How does the CF8 differ from the CF5?

Both the DeMarini CF5 and the CF8 are going to be very similar with only minor differences. This 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI through is going to be end loaded which means that there will be a little bit more weight at the end of the bat and it might feel slightly heavier than her balanced DeMarini CF5. If you were looking for the most direct comparison to that DeMarini CF5 I would recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFP or the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.

Carter Expert
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Is this bat end loaded and is end loaded an advantage?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI is an end loaded bat. The advantage of the end load is the manufacturer puts more weight in the barrel. Power hitters like this because you get more weight behind the ball, but it does make the bat feel heavier.

Carter Expert
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Would you recommend dropping down an inch/ounce when buying an end-loaded bat versus a balanced bat?

It will most likely be easier for the player to adjust to by using a lighter end-loaded bat. However, the disadvantages of doing so would be the inability to effectively reach outside pitches with a shorter bat, as well as, a decrease in power behind the ball with a lighter bat.

Angelique Expert
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My granddaughter is going to be 12. She is 5'4" and weighs 165. She has a DeMarini now but it is 30-20. Think she needs a new bat. What size do you suggest?

Based on your granddaughter's height and weight, I would recommend that she swing a 32" length. That would be a 32" 22 oz. in this particular model of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI.

Nick Expert
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I'm 15 and I play on 3 teams, so I need a bat that would last long. My height is 5'5 and 154 lbs. What size bat and weight would be recommended for me?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) in the 33" length. As long as you feel that you can handle the end-loaded 23 oz weight of the of the 33" option of this bat, I would recommend this bat in that size. From most of what we have seen, this bat has held up pretty well for customers and I think it should be able to last for your needs.

Ben Expert
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My daughter uses a 34 inch bat that is 28 ounces. I was looking to get her a new bat that would be around that same weight and length, but didn't know which bat to choose. What is your suggestion?

Here at JustBats, we are not stocked in any fastpitch bats that will have a 34" length and 28 oz weight. The largest size that we will be carrying of this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is the 34"/24 oz size (which will feel slightly heavier due to the end-load). If you wanted to view the heaviest fastpitch model we will carry from DeMarini, it is going to be the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCF8) in the 34"/26 oz size.

Ben Expert
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My daughter is 5'4"-5'5" and 110 lbs. What size do you recommend?

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

Jason Expert
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It seems common that some DeMarini models break. If my DeMarini breaks, what is the return policy?

This 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) will have a full 12 month manufacturer's warranty period that will be carried out directly through the DeMarini. If the model broke within that year period from the purchase, I would recommend reaching out to us at JustBats and we will set you up with the documents and information needed to begin the warranty replacement process through DeMarini.

Ben Expert
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My daughter has a 2015 Hope that she has been using since last spring of 2015. She played in the summer, fall and just finished her spring season. I am debating on getting this bat. Should I do so?

This 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is unique as it features an end-loaded swing weight in comparison to the Hope model swung most recently. If we have the length and weight option that works for for your player and you feel she will benefit from using an end-loaded bat, I think you should definitely consider a purchase for this bat.

Ben Expert
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My 13 year old is small and hits for averages versus power. Is this still a good choice?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is going to be end loaded and is designed more for power hitters versus contact hitters. I would instead recommend looking at the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).

Jake Expert
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I'm 5'6", 115 lb and 10U player. What size do I buy in this bat?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in a 32 inch 22 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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What size bat for my daughter who is 5'4 1\2" and weighs 120 lbs?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, I would recommend that she swing a 32" length. That would be a 32" 22 oz. size in this particular model of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI.

Nick Expert
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What is the ideal bat for my 11 yr old daughter? She is 4'10" and 115 lbs.

Based upon your daughter's height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI.

John P. Expert
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Does the Insane come in drop 9 or only drop 10?

DeMarini only makes this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) with a -10 length-to-weight ratio.

Ben Expert
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We live in Wisconsin where the spring time isn't exactly warm. Is there an outside temperature at which the CF8 Insane should not be used? First game is tomorrow and the expected high temp is 43°F.

Ideally, you do not want to use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in temperatures below 55 degrees.

Jason Expert
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My daughter is 13, 5'5" and 160 lbs. She bats clean-up. She is currently using a CF6 in the 32"/22 oz size. Should we go with the CF8 -10 Insane or CF8 -10 (DXCFP). Also, what size option?

Based upon your player's height and weight, I certainly would recommend going with a 33" model of this 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI). If you feel like your player's power will benefit from having the end-loaded 23 oz weight on the 33" model of this DXCFI, I would recommend this bat in that size. However, if she is most comfortable with a balanced model of bat, then I would stick with the balanced DXCFP model.

Ben Expert
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What size bat for a 15 year old girl, 135 pounds, and 5 feet 6 inches tall?

For her height and weight we recommend a 33" length bat.

Angelique Expert
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What size would you recommend for a 16 year old girl that is 5'6" and 200 lbs?

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 34" model in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI. A 33" model can work as well if you feel uncomfortable using the biggest size.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat half composite and half aluminum?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI will feature a two-piece composite design.

Nick Expert
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I've seen some places that list the color as purple, optic green, and white and some royal. The pictures of both look the same. Is there really a CF8 Insane that is purple?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI will be more of a royal blue color than purple.

John P. Expert
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My daughter is 11yrs old 5'1" and 120 lbs. She has a decent swing and is very powerful. When she makes good contact the ball really flies. She just started 10U travel softball and I'm looking for a really good bat she can use for a full season or more of travel ball. What size and what bat would you guys recommend?

Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI in a 32 inch 22 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
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My daughter is 5 foot 6 and weighs around 140 pounds. We got a 32 inch model. Do you believe that is the right size?

Typically, for a player of her size, we would recommend a 33 inch size but given the end-loaded feel of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI), a 32 inch size may be a better fit in this instance.

Patrick Expert
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Does the CF8 come in a drop 10?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI does come in a drop 10.

Cameron Expert
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What size bat would you recommend for a girl who is 16 years old, 5 foot 9 and weighs 170 pounds?

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 34 inch size of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).

Patrick Expert
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What is the difference between the DXCFS, P, and I?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is going to be end-loaded while the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) wil be balanced weighted bats. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFS) will also have the lowest MOI in the group and will be a drop 11.

Cameron Expert
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What would you recommend for a 5'7", 160 lb girl?

Based on the height/weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) in a 33 inch 23 oz model.

Cameron Expert
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What size bat for a 4'10", 115 pound girl?

For a player that is 4'10" and 115 pounds, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI.

John Expert
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What size bat would you recommend for a 5'5" 180 lb power hitter? i just turned 16 and was just looking for a good bat.

For someone with your height and weight, I would recommend using a 34" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI. This particular 2016 DeMarini CF8 is going to be an excellent choice.

John Expert
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My daughter is 11 and will be 12 in December. She is 5 foot 2 and weighs 103. We are wanting a little more bat for her to help increase her distance. She has been using the DeMarini CF7 2015 DXCFS but she cracked it last week at practice. My question is what length and weight should we get for her? Her last one was 20 ounces and 31 inches.

Based on height and weight, we would recommend a 32 inch size of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI). The added weight as well as the end-loaded feel will take some getting used to but should work well for creating more power as she adjusts to the swing weight.

Patrick Expert
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Which one of the new bats is closest to the CF6?

What bat would be closest to the CF6 model you had would depend on which model of the CF6 you had. That bat came in several different styles like the CF8 does. For instance, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is a -10, end-loaded bat. There was a CF6 that was the Insane model as well that had similar characteristics.

Patrick Expert
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What is the main difference between this bat and the Louisville Slugger LXT FPLX150?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) is the end-loaded model of the CF8. This will give the bat a more barrel heavy feel and a heavier overall swing weight. The 2015 Louisville Slugger LXT Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPLX150) will be more balanced by design and provide a lighter swing feel. Other than that, they are both high end, two-piece composite bats with great feel and sting prevention.

Patrick Expert
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Does this bat require break in time?

Yes, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI does require a break in period. We recommend about 150-200 swings off a tee starting out at about 50% and working your way up as you go. Also, after each swing rotate the bat about a quarter of an inch to break in all sides.

Cooper Expert
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How does this bat compare to last year's Insane? Are there any differences besides the look?

The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI) features the newly upgraded D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology and upgraded Paradox Plus Composite material.

Tom Expert
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Where can I try the bat before I buy?

DeMarini does have some demo locations set up. Here is a link to where you can search by zip code to see if there is a place in your area that you could try the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI): http://www.demarini.com/en-us/forms/demohouse/?sport=fastpitch

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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
  • D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology Eliminates Vibrations and Redirects Energy to the Barrel
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  • Paradox Plus+ Composite for Larger, Hotter Sweet Spot
  • Two-Piece Composite Design

Description for 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat
Much more than a new number, the new DeMarini CF8 is set to impress! Developed for a power hitter or player confident in their bat speed and control, the CF8 Insane provides the familiar -10 length to weight ratio with an added end load in the bat that creates a "sledgehammer effect". This Insane end load creates extra carry on fly balls and can lead to better power numbers for the hitter! The CF8 Insane will also utilize DeMarini's new Paradox Plus+ Composite material in the barrel to create a bigger, hotter, and more responsive sweet spot that helps to deliver consistently more-powerful swings than the previous model! New to this year's model, the D-Fusion 2.0 handle technology eliminates vibration even more efficiently 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 D-Fusion 2.0 handle also opens up a better sound on all hits across the barrel. The CF8 Insane 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 Insane WTDXCFI 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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Bat Properties
Approved For:ASA
Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4"
Bat Type:Softball
Color:Blue
Deals:Closeout Bats
Length to Weight Ratio:-10
Material:Composite
Price:$100 - $199.99
Series:CF8
Vendor:DeMarini
Year:2016