Baseball Bats
Loading...
There isn't anything in your cart.
You just added a bat to compare, you currently have 1 bats to compare.

2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5

Discontinued
Reviews for the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5
18 Product
Reviews

  • Close to sticker weight

    Omar
  • Good response Weight distributed well Ball comes off quickly

    William Lindsey

“Rocket launcher”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 12 1

Pros:  This bat easily adds 50 feet to your hits. Watched batter after batter use this bat and every time the ball was crushed. A kid who usually hits about 215 went about 260 twice in a game, other players that usually hit it in the gap sent it about 200+ feet.

Cons:  None

“Great bat, very balanced. Lots of pop!”

by (player)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 8 1

Pros:  Balanced, easy to swing lots pop, little vibration large sweet spot

Cons:  none

“Great for my son”

by (player)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 2 0

Pros:  Adds so many feet to your swing way better than the CF8

Cons:  None

“Swing feels much lighter than it is”

by (Parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 2 0

Pros:  First there is no magic in this bat. If your kid is barely clearing the infield he's not gonna start hitting home runs just because you buy this bat. My son probably had 5000 practice swings last year. He was hitting the occasional HR (2 in all of Rec and fall travel last year) with a 2015 Easton 31/23 XL1. He plays in 11u. He has grown 4 inches and gained about 15 lbs over the last year. We decided to move to a drop 5 bat to help him get ready for a -3. The bat is actually a drop 4 because it is 32" and 28oz. Both my son and me think the Swing weight of the bat feels the same as the XL1. We use a Zepp and there was no drop off in his hand speed or bat speed at contact. This past weekend at a travel tournament he hit 5 HR in 4 game. Yes the bat made the difference but it's 5 ounces of extra mass at the same bat speed that accounts for the extra distance.

Cons:  Keeping all the other kids hands off it.

“Really good bat”

by (player)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 7 7

Pros:  Pop is just like the CF8,the bat feels great when making contact.I like the different look of it this year.It feels stronger when making contact.

Cons:  nothing

“Zen”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  Excellent new addition to Demarini line. Great balance and tremendous pop. The sound it makes is also nice.

Cons:  Price is high but similar to other high end bats.

“-5 Zen is a great bat for strong hitters. ”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  Close to sticker weight. Balanced feel for a -5. Tremendous pop. We have had the Zen -10 (both models) and this bat is better than those ... lets see if it breaks as quickly and the 2 3/4s

Cons:  Color for the -10 2 5/8, -8 and -5 are the same. WIsh there was a way to tell them a part.

“Buttery Bat”

by (coach)
  • Overall Rating
  • Vibration
  • Durability
  • General Feel
  • Pop
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  Smooth swinging bat with a rich feel at contact. Just picked up one for my jr high team and saw an immediate difference during first batting practice. Tweener kids can get it around and ball simply jumps off this bat. They love it and I love seeing the confidence it inspires in them.

Cons:  none

“Best bat ever”

by (player)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  This is the best bat ever made. Crazy pop, great feel when you swing, little to no vibration, and has crazy durability. Totally worth the price over a mako, combat, or Louisville. Spend the money on this bat and you will no doubt get rewarded.

Cons:  how could there be a con?!

“Loves his new Bat”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  Good response Weight distributed well Ball comes off quickly

Cons:  None so far.

“Best bat ever”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Vibration
  • Durability
  • General Feel
  • Pop
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  a lot of spot

Cons:  Price is really hight for a kids bat

“seems to be a great bat only problems it is very f”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Vibration
  • Durability
  • General Feel
  • Pop
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  sounds very well on contact my son loves the bat

Cons:  paint is coming off bat that does not have any effect on the bat but looks very bad need to design it better paint should stay on back if you pay that kind of money for the back

“Best pop ever”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  A lot of pop

Cons:  The bat was broked in one month

“drops bombs”

by (player)
  • Overall Rating
  • Vibration
  • Durability
  • General Feel
  • Pop
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  our team used this bat in a tourney in cooperstown, and i was so amazed i had to pick it up myself. i hit really well with it, and it has the most pop out of any bat ive used. i had been using a -10 mako big barrel, and the weight transition was very easy, because of the balanced feel that makes it seem so light. absolutely crushes balls, and has a huge sweet spot. sounds sick too

Cons:  the grip was trash, it fell off in about a week of use, but retaped it with lizard skin and now its great

“Awesome Bat”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  What a bat my son just loves it the ball just jumps off this bat

Cons:  None so far

“Cracked”

by (parent)
  • Overall Rating
  • Vibration
  • Durability
  • General Feel
  • Pop
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  Outstanding pop

Cons:  Cracked in the first month

“Demarini CF Zen”

by (coach)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  Son has been using Demarini bats for years. If you square up the ball wit this bat you definitely will notice the pop this bat has. The 33 inch bat swings very well for a drop 5.

Cons:  Only thing we noticed is paint on composite barrel is coming off pretty quickly after bat purchased.

“Terrible”

by (player)
  • Overall Rating
  • Pop
  • General Feel
  • Durability
  • Vibration
Was this review helpful ? 0 0

Pros:  None

Cons:  Broke in 2 at bats

Questions and Answers for the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5

Got a question about the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 ? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.

Ask A Question OR
Please wait, loading.
Your search did not return any results. If you searched for a specific term, please broaden your search. If you have already done this and still cannot find what you're looking for, please submit your question and we'll get back to you within 24 hours. Thanks!
137875 Click to show/hide answer

Will you guys be restocking the 31 inch 26 ounce model?

No, unfortunately we do not have any plans to restock the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 in a 31" 26 oz.

Jason Expert
137662 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a wood composite bat and is it leagal in the msbl

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 is not a wood composite bat, it is made of only composite material. It would not be legal for play in the MSBL since it features a -5 length to weight ratio, and is not BBCOR certified.

Logan Expert
136970 Click to show/hide answer

Are you going to re-stock the 30/25 size?

Unfortunately we will not be restocking the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 in a 30/25.

Cameron Expert
136654 Click to show/hide answer

With the recent ban on the Zen (-8), are there any cosmetic differences between the -8 and -5 bat?

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) will bear a large "-5" notation on it by the connection point. The CF Zen (DXCBR) will feature a large "-8" notation near the connection point. However, the cosmetic look of the bats is very similar overall. It can be hard to tell them apart from just a cursory glance at the bats.

Ben Expert
136583 Click to show/hide answer

I read that this bat, the DeMarini CF Zen, is now illegal in USSSA play. Is that true?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 is not banned. Only the CF Zen 2 3/4'' -10 and the -8 are banned.

Tori Expert
136321 Click to show/hide answer

aroung what age usees this bat

Generally, players 13-14 years of age who are not required to swing a BBCOR bat swing a -5, such as the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Logan Expert
134706 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the insane and the balanced one they both say balanced

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) is a balanced bat. The 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCIC) does not come in the same size as this, in a -5, it will only come in the BBCOR size. The Insane features an end load.

Carter Expert
134654 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a break-in procedure or method for using this bat? In what minimum outdoor temperatures can I use this bat without causing damage?

We recommend 150-200 swings off a tee or soft toss to break this bat in, as it is a composite bat. As for temperature, DeMarini doesn't give us an exact cut-off, but we generally advise not using composite bats below 45-50 degrees if possible.

Kyle J. Expert
134643 Click to show/hide answer

My son in 5'7" and 120 lbs. He's used both end loaded and balanced bats (Voodoo and CF) and tends to hit better with the balanced CFs (all fields). Debating between 31" or 32", what to you think?

Both a 31" or 32" would work for his size. Some other things to consider would be how far he stands from the plate, his strength, etc.

Kyle J. Expert
134313 Click to show/hide answer

Im 6 foot 1 and about 180 pounds do i need a drop 5 or drop 3 and how long do you think it should be

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend a 33 inch bat. If you are playing high school baseball or in a league the requires a BBCOR certified bat then you need to get a 33/30. If you are in middle school (8th grade) then we would recommend getting a 33/28.

Cameron Expert
134108 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'1" and 116 lbs. He used a 31" -10 2 1/4" bat last year but needs to jump to a -8 big barrel. Do I keep him in a 31" or drop him down to a 30" due to bigger barrel?

I would recommend keeping him at a 31" and going with the 31"/26 ounce 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5).

Carter Expert
134053 Click to show/hide answer

My 12 year old son is a 4'10" and a 130 lb power hitter. What size of CF Zen would you recommend?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
134013 Click to show/hide answer

My son is going to be 14. He is 6' and 150 lbs. Bat exit speed for 32" CF7 drop 5 is in the 80s mph. Should he stick with the 32" for the Zen? Go to the 33"? Or is there any benefit for going to a drop 3? We do not expect the bat for this season to be used in HS next year.

Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5. Moving into a -3 before he has to wouldn't be very beneficial, as Senior League bats have a BPF of 1.15, whereas BBCOR is at .50.

Logan Expert
133873 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference in the DXCB5 vs the DXCBR?

The difference between the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 and the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCBR is the length to weight ratio (drop 5 and drop 8). Other than that they are the same bat.

Cameron Expert
133534 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13 years old. He's 5'0" tall and 105 pounds. Would you recommend the 30" or 31" drop 5 bat for his size?

We would recommend a 30" length for someone his size and weight.

Kyle J. Expert
132995 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat approved for U13 Pony League baseball?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 is approved for use in 13U Pony League Baseball.

Cameron Expert
132965 Click to show/hide answer

What bat should I get? I am a power hitter and I was thinking a 32/27 CF Zen or a MAKO BEAST? Which one should I get?

Both the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) and the Easton Mako Beast are going to be great bats. They both offer a similar two piece, fully composite design. The DeMarini CF8 was one of the most popular bats of the 2016 season, and was also one of the highest rated. The new CF Zen only improves on that CF8 design with a newer ParaFlex Composite, with much stronger composite fibers. With the improvements on the new CF Zen over the popular CF8 I would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5).

Carter Expert
132924 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'3" and 95 pounds, what length and weight would you recommend?

We suggest around a 31" length of bat for someone your size. You could go up or down 1" from the recommendation also and still be fine.

Kyle J. Expert
132899 Click to show/hide answer

My 12 year old son is 5'1" and 105 lbs. What drop 5 length do ya'll suggest for him?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 in a 30 inch 25 ounce model. If you feel the player is stronger than a 31 inch bat would be a good option as well.

Cameron Expert
132844 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5 foot and 85 pounds. What length would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
132411 Click to show/hide answer

Does the CF Zen require a break in period like other bats or break in process? I know with the Eastons they recommend partial swings for x number of hits rotating bat etc. Does this bat require the same?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 will be hot out of the wrapper and will not require a break-in.

Cameron Expert
132320 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'5" and 130 lbs. I am struggling to decide between the 31" or 32". What are your thoughts?

Based on your player's height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
132236 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 13, 5'5'' and 115 lbs. What size bat would you suggest?

The best size to get the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 based on your height and weight is a 31''.

Tori Expert
131854 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'8" tall and weigh 125 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight we advise going with the 32" 27 oz. 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Sean Expert
131658 Click to show/hide answer

Can my 11 year old son, who plays USSSA travel ball, use this bat?

Yes, if your player can handle this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) with its -5 length-to-weight ratio, then you could certainly use the bat in USSSA travel tourneys (it features USSSA 1.15 BPF certification).

Ben Expert
131560 Click to show/hide answer

Is this allowed to be used in the Babe Ruth Inc. (Division 13-15 Year Olds)?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: (DXCB5) will not be allowed in the 13-15 Year Old Division of Babe Ruth. This division requires composite bats to be BBCOR certified.

Carter Expert
131413 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 5 ft 2 in and 100 lbs. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 in a 31''.

Tori Expert
131241 Click to show/hide answer

Would you recommend this bat to a smaller kid or just stick with the VELO?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) is a very high end, quality, bat. It is extremely balanced and the CF series has been one of the most popular series of bats for many years and has been well received by our customers. I would recommend the CF Zen for anybody and I think it is a good option for smaller kids as well as bigger kids.

Carter Expert
131240 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat one of the more balanced bats on the market?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 is a two-piece fully composite bat featuring a balanced swing weight. This bat will be very evenly balanced and would be considered by most to be one of the more balanced bats on the market.

Cameron Expert
131160 Click to show/hide answer

My kid is 5'4" and 142 lbs. What length should he use?

Based upon your player's height and weight, my general recommendation would be to get this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) in the 32" length as long as you feel that your player can handle the resulting 27 oz weight.

Ben Expert
131113 Click to show/hide answer

Any thoughts about the choice between this bat and the Voodoo?

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) will differ in its barrel material when compared to a Voodoo (DXVB5) model of bat. Both bats will be two-piece and balanced feel in their swing weight, but the barrel material will differ. This CF Zen will have a composite barrel while the Voodoo will have an alloy barrel. Each barrel will provide the same potential for performance and the decision for one bat or the other may come down to the material preference of your player.

Ben Expert
130871 Click to show/hide answer

My son is turning 14, 5' and 102 lbs. I suspect he will add a little height and a few pounds before next spring. He is a contact hitter. Max drop for his league is -5. What do you suggest size wise? Bat wise?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 30"/25oz 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5).

Carter Expert
130518 Click to show/hide answer

I am 12 years old, 5'8" and 145 pounds. What size bat should I swing?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
130417 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'1" and 120 lbs. What size -5 should I swing?

Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat (DXCB5) in the 32" or 33" length as long as you can handle the respective weights of both of those lengths.

Ben Expert
130372 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'7" and 120 pounds. What size bat should I be swinging?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
129911 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'0" 105 lbs. What size of -5 should I be swinging?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
129901 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded like the Easton XL Mako?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 will feature a balanced swing weight.

Sean Expert
128637 Click to show/hide answer

I am 4'10" and 83 pounds right now. I am wanting to get a bat for the fall and spring. What size bat should I get in the CF Zen?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5.

Jason Expert
128632 Click to show/hide answer

Does the new composite require a longer or shorter break-in period?

To break-in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5, we recommend 150-200 swings via soft toss. Be sure to rotate the barrel 1/4 turn after every handful of swings and start off at 50% power.

Marcus Expert
128593 Click to show/hide answer

Is this the same bat as the 2016 CF8 -5 Senior League bat?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 is going to be very similar to that DeMarini CF8 series. Both are going to feature the same basic design. The main difference between the two is the new DeMarini CF Zen is going to feature a newer composite material, the new ParaFlex composite. It is going to be 22% stronger composite.

Carter Expert
Submit Your Bat Question

What do you want to know about the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5?




2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5
About DeMarini
DeMarini

Two years before founder Ray DeMarini started his company in 1989, he was hired by ESPN as the advisor and host of a series of instructional softball videos. To this day, Ray DeMarini's Reflex Hitting System is still ESPN's most successful home video. Taking his expertise and credibility to his self-named company, DeMarini made headlines in 1993 with the world's first multi-wall bat, the Doublewall. Innovation hasn't let up since, as the company continues to be a trend-setter in baseball and softball bats. In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next.... read more

Bat Trade-in Program
Trade in your bat to receive a JustBats.com Gift Card

Have an old bat lying around?

Check out which models are eligible for trade-in and verify that the bat you have is eligible. You will receive an e-gift card once the bat is received by JustBats.com.

Read more about the JustBats.com bat trade-in program.
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -5 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Balanced Weight Distribution
  • D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology - Reduces Vibration & Redirects More Energy Into Ball
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Low Pro End Cap - Optimizes Weight, Feel, & Compression Throughout Barrel
  • New ParaFlex Composite - 22% Stronger Carbon Fibers With Massive Flex & Mad Pop
  • RCK Knob - Perfectly Fits Bottom Hand For A Comfortable Grip
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
Description for 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5
New from DeMarini for 2017! For the past 28 years, DeMarini has delivered nothing but the best in terms of quality and innovation. They refuse to settle and continuously stay ahead of the curve with their technology and materials. The 2017 CF Zen is no exception as DeMarini has done it yet again. Their combination of state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials comes together to create the most powerful, lightest swinging bat to date. This elite design was made for an elite hitter. The beautifully crafted CF Zen balanced baseball bat starts with the brand-new ParaFlex Composite Barrel Dynamic Fiber Orientation which delivers maximum performance and an enhanced sweet spot. With 22% stronger carbon fibers, DeMarini's engineers have met the needs of more hitters while increasing the strength and durability. Additionally, it provides hot out of the wrapper performance that continues to improve with each and every swing. The elegantly designed D-Fusion 2.0 Handle is back which has proven time and time again that it reduces vibration while redirecting energy back into the barrel for more confidence at the plate and longer ball flights. On the other end, the Low Pro end cap optimizes the swing weight and provides the ultimate sound and feel throughout the barrel during each swing. Similar to that of the other CF designs, this one is a two-piece, fully composite design with an extremely well-balanced swing weight. Rest assured that this CF Zen will put you in a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. DeMarini: Power Of Choice!

This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Senior League Baseball Bat: DXCB5 features a -5 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Additionally, this baseball bat is covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Purchase your CF Zen today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!
Customer Testimonial

Good price. Quick delivery!

- James, Memphis, TN
Shop With Confidence
Shop With Confidence at JustBats.com
Purchasing your next bat from JustBats.com is safe and secure! All information is encrypted and transmitted without risk using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Need some help?
Try out our Bat Coach
Didn't find what you were looking for? Try using our Bat Coach, it will ask you a few simple questions and display only the bats that meet your requirements.