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DeMarini CF5 Baseball Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC

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  • nice bat very expensive

    jokerpaiz
  • Bat looks great and has really good balance, but performance isn't there

    Tony G

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Pros:  The CF5 is unlike any other composite bat out there. It does not sound like the older composite bats. The older ones sound like a clunk when you hit with it, this sounds like an aluminum. Balance is just as great as the Omen from Easton. Same price as one too. Great power transfer.

Cons:  Price is a bit steep

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Pros:  This is an amazing bat. Not sure what Tony G is talking about. It has a great feel and the performance is phenomenal.

Cons:  The only thing I would say is chipping but it really doesn't matter.

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Pros:  this bat is great. It looks amazing. great pop off the barrel,which takes up half the bat.It has a cool finish which gives it a different feel.

Cons:  I got the bat friday, and the tape seperated on saturday afternoon after 4 at bats. Also, it scratches extremely easily. Finally, 400 is a lot for a bbcor. c'mon demarini

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Pros:  The ball explodes off the bat. I can feel the flex of the barrel. CF5 is very well balanced, and it doesnt sting at all when i hit off-center hits. I got the 33/30 bat, and it feels so light when i swing with it. Overall, best bat that you can buy, if your willing to pay $400. I play Babe Ruth baseball, and i am 13 years old.

Cons:  It's $400! But, then again, they are using the most advanced composite material in baseball. Also, as everbody else has been saying, it chips easily. Last but not least, it's BBCOR. All BBCOR bats wont have as much pop because of the new regulations. I know alot of people are saying that Demarini employees are also saying this bat is great, but i wanna say that in no way am i affiliated with demarini, nor do i know anybody who works at demarini.

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Pros:  Amazing!!! Very good pop compared to the other bbcor's. The weight is very well distributed and to my surprise I was able to have a faster swing than normal. Takes a few trips to the cages to break in but it's worth every penny...

Cons:  Has some vibration but not nearly enough to sting your hands, a little pricy

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Pros:  This bat is amazing i had no problems with mine the first day it has a large sweet spot and a lot of pop

Cons:  everybody wants to use it

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Pros:  Probably the best out of the BBCORs.It is smooth,well balanced,decent sweetspot,and incredible pop.Would recommend.

Cons:  Not very cheap.

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Pros:  everything, and it doesnt vibrate much. idk what everyone is talking about. i dont even use gloves and it feels fine. looks great too

Cons:  the price is the only issue

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Pros:  I bought the 31-28 and really like the feel of the bat. very little vibration which makes me feel like I can hit it anywhere on the bat. Has nice pop to it. Ive hit the Voodoo and the 5150 Velo But at the end of the day I like the results of the Cf5.

Cons:  The cost. Could be a little Cheaper.

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Pros:  My son plays travel ball and school ball.This bat has great pop,the grip is great,and it might not matter to some people but it looks cool.My son and I recommend this bat to all serious baseball players even though its pricey.

Cons:  The price is high,but worth it!

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Pros:  the greatest bat I've ever had, great for the price.

Cons:  you will get a better deal if you buy it in a bat pack

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Pros:  1- Excellent balance and feel 2- Feels lighter than my same weight and length CF4 BESR 3- Ball explodes off barrel in practice (have yet to use in a game, will see in Fall Ball) 4-Best BBCOR on market (you get what you pay for)

Cons:  1- BBCOR 2- Price 3- Break in period for all composite bats 4- Need another bat til this bat breaks in, more money, (will use Rip-It Prototype, "good bat" as well)

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Pros:  Large sweet spot, doesn't sting if hit wrong. Worth the money

Cons:  takes a while to break in

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Pros:  This Bat is amazingly hot when I first took it to the field for batting practice. I can't wait to get in to a game with it. I say it's the best bat on the market of the BBCOR's

Cons:  There is no cons for this bat.

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Pros:  Well balanced and felt great when swinging it. It better then the voodoo. It is worth the money.

Cons:  none yet

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Pros:  Looks awesome, sounds awesome, has great pop. Made of a imitation of crystals, making it very durable.

Cons:  none. many people think being bbcor is bad, but doesnt really matter if you can adjust.

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Pros:  Used my friends. has great pop and no sting. give it 5/5

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Pros:  this bat is amazing.with the price i was first skeptical but it proved to be the best bat on the market

Cons:  none

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Pros:  Nice look, very balanced, long barrell, good grip

Cons:  Expensive

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Pros:  Demarini has outdone itself once again!!!! My son used to swing the CF3, CF4 (his all-time favorite) and EXO Grid. Then we purchased the EXO Grid BBCOR (not bad) but he wanted to try the CF5 BBCOR and glad he did. LISTEN: THe new rules are there for a reason and the BBCOR is supposed to separate the boys from the men. If you can handle swinging with wood, then you more than likely have reached your limited potential and won't like ANY BBCOR. This one is the best .... period.

Cons:  Yes, it's expensive.

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Pros:  The design is nice. The grip is nice at first before it rips which i can guarantee will happen within two weeks. Above average sweet spot.

Cons:  The grip. You also need to give this bat time to break in. At first i thought it was a waste of 400 dollars, but once if finally was able to break it in it was worth every penny.

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Pros:  BEST BAT EVER!!! First up bat got a triple! This bat is the one yo want. Sure it's $400 but worth every dollar! Great pop, extremely balanced, and looks wicked! This is the bat to have!

Cons:  Scratchs way to easliy but doesn't affect the performance.

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Pros:  It has a lot of pop to it. It looks nice its cost alot if money but you get what you paid for. I pkay on a team and ever since i got this bat i been only hitting doubles and homeruns i have batted 21 times and only got out 4 times i recommend this bat to anyone who wants to be a better hitter. This bat is worth it

Cons:  None

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Pros:  its amazing, has great pop.

Cons:  none yet.

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Pros:  Incredible performance for a BBCOR. Well balanced and swings smooth. Only limited game use so far but it seems like it has an enormous sweetspot.

Cons:  None yet

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Pros:  Best bat ever. No it's not hot out of the wrapper. It says COMPOSITE. Break it in before use!

Cons:  None

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Pros:  The best BBCOR bat out today. The bat is balanced, and has great pop. The cf5 with its new tr3 composite gives it better pop then most bbcor bats because its not alloy.

Cons:  399 is way to much. BESR bats should cost this much not BBCOR! But you'd be a fool not to buy it.

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Pros:  i like it alot and its very evenly weighted has a very large sweet spot and a really strange sound but if your not guna buy a bat because it sounds strange when you hit the ball then you dont really care about how your performance is as much as you should. this bat shows how good of a hitter you really are and your power so a little dinky swing wont be a bullet.

Cons:  its $400 but i cant complain and also does chip easy.

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Pros:  the balance on the bat is amazing, and when you hit it it doesn't sound like the old composite bats but not like aluminum either it is in the middle, the pop is very good for a BBCOR i have tested others and there performance isn't close to CF5's i would recommend this to everyone, it is well worth the price

Cons:  Nothing

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Pros:  I tried this through the demo house, and i loved it! weighting felt great, sounds powerful, and hit shots--and it wasnt even broken in fully!

Cons:  price

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Pros:  very nice bat great pop very large sweetspot very nice finish seems to always find a hole in the defense also theres really no sting if you hit it wrong

Cons:  scratches easily and the tape on the handle came loose

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Pros:  solid contact nice sound a ton of pop

Cons:  grip is kind of slippery

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Pros:  hands down the best bat my 14 yr old son has ever used. last year he was using the combat B3 and when he started with the new CF5 he immediately noticed the flex and the sound. The bat is just about broken in and the pop is DEFINTIELY noticeable now. The recoil from the flex adds to the power of this bat and is defintely worth every penny.

Cons:  Just the amount of time to break it in. If you wwant immediate pop, use it for soft toss with regulation balls for atleast 100 hits.

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Pros:  amazing feel...great pop!....no sting! HUGE sweet spott

Cons:  nothing maybe a bit pricey...its worth it tho

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Pros:  -Feels light -More pop than any other bbcor bat -Sweet design -Nice grip -Not super expensive any more, better bat than the voodoo for the same price -Doesn't need broken in that much

Cons:  -Easily scratched, paint occasionally chips, not a big deal

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Pros:  Great bat a lot of pop and very balanced. Used it for 3 games and have 4 doubles and 3 singles. Best BBCOR out there in my opinion.

Cons:  Scratches easily but it doesn't really matter

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Pros:  Good pop if you arent quite a power hitter.

Cons:  If you have any power if felt it was a struggle to drive the ball, just didnt get the carry you get like a Z1000 or Exo, Marucci also.

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Pros:  great pop great sound. very balanced

Cons:  waranty. my composite was cracking so i sent it back and they returned it saying it "wasnt from normal use" never used it on anything but leather covered baseballs

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Pros:  I bought the bat pack with the CF5 and the Vexxum, it is the best deal out there. Everybody should get the bat pack.

Cons:  Absolutly nothing.

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Pros:  Its not about the bat but I Was chatting with Cooper G and he was a big help he sure helped me find the right bat I wanted !

Cons:  None

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Pros:  It usually never gets worn out.

Cons:  This is a horrible bat for ages 13-15. It has barely any pop and first of all, never buy a BBCOR composite bat.

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Pros:  First weekend out my son crushed four shots I previously thought impossible. Great pop, large sweet spot.

Cons:  None, bought it used at a sports exchange $100.

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Pros:  good pop for a little while.

Cons:  small sweet spot. handle snapped randomly halfway through its first season. bat sounded almost dead right when i got it. not worth all the money. very disappointing with the quality of this bat.

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Pros:  very well balanced, get the bat through the strike zone quickly. Good bat for contact and power hitters. Great feel and look. My teammates love it.

Cons:  price is high and have to rotate bat to break in the composite. Breaking in composite takes 4 months to a year.

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Pros:  son was using BBCOR 2011 Voodoo before we made this purchase. No comparison... The CF5 is far superior with a better balance and larger sweet spot.

Cons:  none... it's a BBCOR, the players who work on their swing are going to be rewarded. The big kids with bad swings are going to be left behind with the new standards.

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Pros:  great bat, tons of pop for bbcor feels like the red cf3. BUT the marucci cat 5 has just as much pop if not more

Cons:  way to expensive.

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Pros:  Best BBCOR bat on the market. The CF5 is worth every penny!! But you need to break it in first.

Cons:  Weird sound but it doesn't matter.

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Pros:  Huge sweet spot. It's like swinging a tennis racket!! Perfect balance. Great pop. p.s. I don't work for Demarini!!

Cons:  Expensive

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Pros:  Great bat feels alot lighter than it is. Very balanced for a bbcor bat.

Cons:  Price but you get what you pay for.

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Pros:  ITS AWSOME . I LOVE IT.

Cons:  I DONT THINK THERES ANY THING WRONG WITH IT. ITS PRICEY BUT IF YOU ARE A PARENT I UNDERSTAND BUT THEY WILL GET THE WHILES WORTH

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Pros:  Great pop for a bbcor and I have been an Easton fan for a while but after using this bat my preference has completely changed

Cons:  Price is a bit high

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Pros:  Good bat, nice pop, pretty big sweet spot. Awesome for a contact hitter! HUGE sweet spot- From the E to the Final I in Demarini

Cons:  I liked it for a while, but after I started gaining power, and got stronger, I started to like the stiffer z1000. wasnt worth $400, until I gave it to my brother. So it was a pretty good buy.

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Pros:  Lots of pop, great feel, feels WAY lighter than it should. Feels like a drop 5 or even drop 8 even though its bbcor.

Cons:  expensive, everyone wants to use it

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Pros:  I think its a great composite bat with the half n half technology, it gives you a more effitiont and lighter swing and its the balanced bat on the market. the best bat, the best price, The DeMarini CF5.

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Pros:  Solid bat. has good pop, good balance, well worth the money

Cons:  Chips easily

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Pros:  amazing bat im betting one as soon as i get enough money its has amazing feel one and probably the lightest bbcor ive ever held XD

Cons:  little pricey but thats why im getting a 2012 instead of 2013 and i think 2012 looks better XD

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Pros:  great pop i hit so well a little bit of contact and you are driving the ball best bbcor bat ive used

Cons:  NONE

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Pros:  GREAT FEEL. LOVE IT!

Cons:  ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS WANT TO USE IT!

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Pros:  One of the best bats ever. It has great po and its balenced. It has great flex which helps you drive the ball farther.

Cons:  you should practice hitting with it to break it in before using it at a game.

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Pros:  The best martial it has the most pop out of all my bats. Very easy to control. I recommend it to everyone!

Cons:  NONE

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Pros:  Good bat. Feels Smooth.

Cons:  Not that alot of pop.

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Pros:  Perfect for base hits and power shots when you need it.

Cons:  Everyone wants to use it

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Pros:  This bat has so much pop when broken in. I love this bat!!!!!!!

Cons:  ABSOLUTELY NONE.

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Pros:  perfectly balanced. Ball jumps off of the bat- LOTS of pop. Love the grip.

Cons:  Paint scratches easily

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Pros:  great pop has a huge barrel and love it

Cons:  none

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Pros:  The CF5 is an outstanding bat. The S2 is also an excellent bat.

Cons:  A little pricey.

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Pros:  Bat is amazing, the pop is incredible.It takes a little while to break-in but once broken-in it hits like no other bat! I'm very happy I got this bat.

Cons:  It took a little while to break-in.

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Pros:  This bat has such a sick design and it has amazing grip and it sounds really cool when the ball hits the barrel. Their is hardly and vibration whether you hit it on the sweet spot or the end of the bat or even inside. Has great pop too.

Cons:  nothing

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Pros:  I used this bat during batting practice after taking a 2 year break and love it. havent tried the rip-it yet but this bat is amazing. good pop, good grip. the sweet spot is all through the bat. didnt get one stinger on a 33 degree day. love it!

Cons:  None!

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Pros:  Very well balanced bat, Great Pop. Excellent Price.

Cons:  None

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Pros:  Great bat, huge sweet spot, loving it.

Cons:  Everybody uses it.

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Pros:  Competes with the old CF3!! The CF5 is really nicely balanced. Everyone says it feels like a -5 which is perfect for someone making the transition to a -3 for highschool. Gets hotter with age!

Cons:  Everyone asks if they can use it.

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Pros:  demarini has always put out a great bat, this one is no different,lots of pop my so

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Pros:  This bat is excellent. I was in the market for a bat and I tried multiple different DeMARINI modules including the 2012 M2M and the 2012 voodoo. They also had a 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha balanced that I tried. But this bat stood out with the amount of pop and balance with the hint of nose heaviness. So I bought it and now have it broken in and love this bat. Great Job DeMARINI!

Cons:  Only one so far that is it scratches very easy but when you get ball marks on it you can't see them.

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Pros:  Has really good pop and I also have the 2013 CF5 and I really can't tell the difference, only the 2013 is a little bit more even.

Cons:  It came with two chips on the bat.

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Pros:  good pop hit 2 homeruns

Cons:  none

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Pros:  Great bat, has great pop! Grip is good too.

Cons:  Cost and it takes some time to break in.

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Pros:  Very balanced good pop for a bbcor hit a Homer last night with it hits hard line drives but also the long ball overall a great bat that I would recommend for anyone

Cons:  I didn't really like the sound it makes but that doesn't effect the performance. If you hit it of the handle or end it doesn't go anywhere

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Pros:  for those who say this is bad bat, i strongly disagree, this bat has so much pop its unreal

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Pros:  The bat is nicely weighted and very light. It has a great pop and the bat grip is great for people who can't stand batting gloves. Also it is durable.

Cons:  Teamates want to use it a lot and it's price.

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Pros:  Amazing pop Good balanced feel Great grip

Cons:  Price Break in period

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Pros:  This bat is absolutely amazing! Very well balanced, never swung a bat so balanced the new Omaha is the only bat that even compares. Love the thickness of the barrel and how it carries all the way down to the handle unlike most one-pieces or other two-pieces. It has amazing pop and is a very quiet bat. Teammates heard the sound it makes and told me it was broken, then they hit with it and loved it. Strongly suggest this bat.

Cons:  I've had no problems with it other than I wouldn't use it during a cold game.

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Pros:  This bat is very good. Super light and a lot of pop. It's better than the Easton S1.

Cons:  Nothing.

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Pros:  This bat is a beast. A lot of pop, best bat ever.

Cons:  Nothing.

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Pros:  Great bat with lots of pop and no sting AT ALL! And nice grip.

Cons:  Everybody wants to use it.

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Pros:  Great pop and great feel little heavy but okay I've hit two over the fence this year and just love the bat

Cons:  Heavy and grip could be better

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Pros:  looks "cool"

Cons:  terrible for breaking in. had the bat for over 3 months and hits like it isn't broken in. no pop off the bat.

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Pros:  Finally, a bat my son uses! No longer watching my son's bat gather dust while he borrows a teammate's bat. Back-to-back triples in his first game using this bat.

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Pros:  It has good pop when you hit the sweet spot. light swing weight.

Cons:  It feels balanced, but it is really not. whenever you get an inside pitch, it is hard to get the sweet spot.

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Pros:  nice bat with large sweet spot

Cons:  not a lot of pop and takes a long time to break in

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Pros:  I got a lot of pop from the bat and it feels lighter when you get used to it.

Cons:  Grip tape isn't the best.

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Pros:  This bat is an amazing bat. Great pop, sounds and looks great. Amazing balance, amazing grip, and fair price. I would recommend this bat.

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Pros:  great bat all around..balanced and light.

Cons:  the cap loosens quick causing the bat to lose its pop

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Pros:  good pop

Cons:  it broke in half (im serious) after about 10 swings in the cage

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Pros:  Good feel, great pop, nice grip, cool wood bat sound, durable

Cons:  Everybody wants to use it.

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Pros:  This bat has a very light swing weight and a large contact area with strong pop, excellent grip and minimal vibration unless you hit off the end/cap area. If your looking for a bat that is quicker due to a lighter swing weight than a Plasma, 5150, S1 or any other so called balanced bats I'd put this one on the must try or buy list. It really set the bar for balance and power. It's also requires little break in and can be used out of the wrapper.

Cons:  Vibration when hit at the end of the bat and price. DeMarini has a stingy return policy but the bat does hold up well.

“Demarini Cf5”

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Pros:  It has a very balanced swing, feels very light and has a good pop when you hit the sweet spot.

Cons:  The end cap shortens up the sweet spot a little bit and the bat vibrates really bad when you hit it off the end. It also scratches easily if that matters.

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Pros:  This bat needs a thicker grip on it. Regripped it twice. But overall, if you hit it on the sweet spot, it's gonna go.

Cons:  Chipping and no grip

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Pros:  Looks and Demarini's return policy

Cons:  Usually a Demarini fan (CF3 favorite bat all time), but this bat is garbage! Hard to explain, but it feels like the sweet spot has the least amount of pop, the ball goes further when I get jammed! Returned this right away and luckily my return was accepted.

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Pros:  This is a fantastic BBCOR bat. Surprising pop for a BBCOR. BUT... you MUST break it in first! It is composite after all :)

Cons:  Nada

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Pros:  Big Sweet Spot, Nice pop, Nicely balanced

Cons:  Scratches easily(doesnt effect the performance of the bat), You will eventually need a new grip because the standard one isnt good qualitly

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Pros:  This bat is the best bbcor bat on the market and it has the most pop of the bat out of all of the bbcor bats I have used. It looks awesome and it is composit which is the best thing a bat can be made out of. Furthermore, the bat has an awesome grip and the grip does not peel easy which is awesome. The gold paint doesn't chip and it is really shiny. The graphics on the bat are so cool. The end cap is made out of what looks like dimands. It feels and looks cool.

Cons:  The bat is $400.00 for a bat, but I guess that is the cost for an awesome bat like the CF5.

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Pros:  The bat has a light feel to it, good for contact hitting cutting over the ball for a solid feel, great sound, and Liners every time.

Cons:  Easily scratched, small sweet spot, not a bat for power hitters whatsoever.

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Pros:  great pop, nice barrel, a great grip

Cons:  price

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Pros:  has a lot of pop

Cons:  sounds wierd

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Pros:  Great placement of weight allows for centripetal force to increase momentum which = more bat speed.

Cons:  price is steep on this sight. amazon has a few new listed under $200

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Pros:  lots of power

Cons:  i have nothing bad about this bat

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Pros:  Purchased the 33 -3 and the bat felt more like the weight of a 32.

Cons:  Very small sweet spot and when you do hit the sweet spot the ball does not go nearly as far as it feels like it should, ive swung the BBCOR voodoo and have been very dissapointed with Demarini, save your money and get the Rawlings velo or the Rip-It prototype II much better BBCOR bats in my opinion.

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Pros:  good pop good grip very balanced

Cons:  to me your paying 400 for the pop of the voodoo but still a great bat

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Pros:  quick break-in and a light swing weight.

Cons:  after the season it lost all pop. This bat was amazing until after the season.

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Pros:  ive had this bat for a year and half now its great for base hits and has a nice long barrel for a bigger sweet spot then the usual bbcor bat

Cons:  scratches easy, kinda handle heavy if you ask me, grip comes off and when you first get hits with it stings alot

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Pros:  good bat top heavy great pop

Cons:  good for half a season or one and then the pop is gone and price is steep

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Pros:  ITS A GREAT BAT THAT MAKE YOU HIT IT FAR

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Pros:  Great pop, basically the same as the new CF5, just cheaper. If you are thinking about getting the new one just get this and a nice wood bat for the same price.

Cons:  Not the best grip, easy fix with pine tar.

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Pros:  I am a high school baseball player and extremely impressed with this bat. It has AMAZING POP with a very light-feeling swing for the fastball pitchers. It has by far the lightest swing on the market and has a humongous sweet spot. Comes in pretty broken in, but progressively gets better the more you use it. You can feel the trampoline effect the second the ball makes contact with the bat. Best choice for the contact hitters who know how to put the ball in play looking for an extra boost of power on their swing.(Especially good for the opposite field hitters) Great bat for a great price

Cons:  Doesn't have that loud "ping" you would have in most alloy bats.

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Pros:  I guess it's only for contact hitters.

Cons:  I'm a power hitter and I bought the bat new and couldn't get a far hit off of the sweet spot but when my friends used it who were contact hitters would get good shots. Doesn't make sense. DON'T GET IF YOU HAVE ANY TYPE OF POWER AT THE PLATE!

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Pros:  Has big sweet spot.

Cons:  Chips, scratches, rattles, and flat out runs out of hits wayy to fast. This bat will last a year at most.

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Pros:  Good looks, good pop for bbcor, nice grip, decent barrel size

Cons:  Its bbcor which means not alot of pop a little pricy but kinda worth it.

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Pros:  best bat EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons:  none, best bat ever

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Pros:  hes the best pop for any bbcor, nobody beats. Has the best design by far with a sleek design and scinec to back up its technology

Cons:  zero

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Pros:  The bat is sick !!! Great pop and balance nothing better. Had a invite to test out all the new bbcore bats in carney nc at the USA training facility and I will not hit anything but demarini Alex L South j jersey

Cons:  People have a problem with the price I paid 350 for mine you can't put a price tag on your equipment if your a serious ball player why would you. This bat is hands down the best bat in the market!!!!!

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Pros:  The only thing i can think of that is good about this bat is the looks of it, it takes forever to break in and stings ur hands even when u hit it in the sweet spot, its sweet spot is probable about an inch long.

Cons:  Wat to expensive! Will last u a year at the longest. Good look, but will ding up really easy, Rattles ur hands even if u hit it in the 1in. sweet spot!

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Pros:  Great balance

Cons:  No pop off the bat like other bbcor bats

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Pros:  well balanced

Cons:  lost its pop . Well short of other bats . very disappointed . wood is better

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Pros:  Looks pretty cool.

Cons:  Why waste $400 when you can go buy a voodoo or vexxum for less. No pop and waaayyyy top heavy.

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Pros:  This bat is an okay choice for contact hitters. Used a brand new one from a kid on my team, had 3 line drive base hits. However, the pop isn't that great, and I'm a power hitter, and some of my hits just died off the sweet spot, they didnt carry well like with the 2013 voodoo (red), omen, s1, rip-it and others, some of which are less money...

Cons:  Not great pop, do not buy this if you're a power hitter, however great for contact hitters. looks cool, good balance, but WAY overpriced... probably only worth $200 for its performance

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Pros:  The bat has pop when you hit the sweetspot

Cons:  I've had the bat for about one month and I hit okay but when I use my other bat the combat b3 adult I hit great. also it scratches and small sweetspot

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Pros:  Good weight distribution

Cons:  Bat is dead after one season... Not worth the money.

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Pros:  THIS IS MY 2ND REVIEW OF THE SAME CF5. MY 14YR OLD SON STILL HAS TONS OF POP FROM THIS BAT. IN FACT, HE JUST WON HIS TEAM A BYE IN THEIR LAST TOURNAMENT WITH A TRIPLE OFF THE LEFT FIELD FENCE. THE BAT IS STILL PRODUCING AMAZING HITS IN THE GAP AND OUT HITTING ANY OTHER BAT HE HAS EVER USED. WHEN SQUARED UP AND HIT IN ITS ENORMOUS SWEET SPOT THERE ISN'T A BETTER SOUNDING BAT. MY SON IS A POWER HITTER AND THAT'S WHAT THIS BAT IS MADE FOR. IN MY OPINION SOME OF THIS BATS REVIEWS ARE FROM SINGLES HITTERS USING THE WRONG BAT?? iF YOU ARE A STRAIGHT OUT POWER HITTER THAN THERE ISN'T A BETTER BAT YOU CAN GET THAN THIS ONE!!!!

Cons:  THE BAT DOES SCRATCH VERY EASILY BUT IS NOT AFFECTING ITS PERFORMANCE WHATSOEVER !! TAKES A FEW SWINGS TO GET USED TO THE FLEX.

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Pros:  Great Balance, Pop and Feel!! Love This Bat!1

Cons:  The Grip gives blisters.

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Pros:  alright look

Cons:  this bat has bad pop and it cracked right when i got it not a good choice

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Pros:  My friend just bought this bat and he is very protective of it. He puts a sock over the end of it to keep it from scratching. He has hit a lot better since he got it and i want him to keep doing good come game time.

Cons:  He yells at you if you try and touch it

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Pros:  Large sweet spot for a BBCOR, good feel. It feels just like the CF4 i've been swinging.

Cons:  Price. Very similar to the Rawlings 5150, and costs double.

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Pros:  Alot of pop for a BBCOR

Cons:  Second year in a row I have had the knob break off the bat! (CF4 and a CF5) $400 dollar bat with a $3 dollar knob! Never gonna buy another one!

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Pros:  feels good when you hit it solid

Cons:  dont hit it solid and above average sting, bat broke in less than a month, cant use under a certain temperature

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Pros:  Pretty good bbcor bat. light swing weight. Good while it lasts, but unfortunately, that isnt very long!!!!

Cons:  Doesn't last. Bought it last June and used it during the summer. It started losing pop half way through. Completely dead by end of season, and it was $399.99. Demarini's customer service is a joke!!! Buy a Rip-It!! A lot cheaper and great customer service!!!!

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Pros:  looks kool

Cons:  no pop, sounds toom much like a wood bat. Stick to buying the cf5 as a little league bat.

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Cons:  This bat had very little pop compared to other bbcor bats. I would not recommend this bat to anyone.

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Pros:  No pros worst bat I've ever used.

Cons:  Never feels like you get solid contact. Always feels like you hit it of the end no matter what. DO NOT BUY!! Getting an Easton S1 best BBCOR bat out there.

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Pros:  looks cool, sounds good, okay pop.

Cons:  performs awfully next to the easton s1. they are the same price and the s1 is 10 times better. trust me

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Pros:  light

Cons:  too expensive and too much flex

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Pros:  good sweet spot and lots of bend

Cons:  i hand broke mine 4 times the caps have came off and the barrel. to much money for the bat it does not preform like it should

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Pros:  everything

Cons:  nothing

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Pros:  good

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Pros:  not much

Cons:  its very top heavy not good for a kid 13 yearsold he probally wont be able to use it until he goes to high school im guessing it has pop cuz it costs 400 not a good bat buy the easton typhoon save money and has 10x more pop

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Pros:  nice bat very expensive.

Cons:  broke from handle,never seen metal bats brake.after a year of use,for the price is not worth the time of use.

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Pros:  great pop. sounds and feels like wood but goes much farther. i got it yesterday and it seems very durable. it has a stiff handle which is something i like.

Cons:  mine is not broken in yet but i can tell there is a lot more power to come but it does not come fresh right out of the wrapper. it is a composite bat.

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Pros:  This is the best bat ever. I am 13 years old and i just got the 31" 28 oz. and i can swing it fine. The team has a 2011 demarini voodoo, 2012 louisville slugger EXO, 2012 louisville slugger OMOHA, and a 2012 easton SURGE and this is the best bat by far. IT has way better pop than any of the BESR bats that I have ever used.Almost the whole barrel is a sweet spot.IF you hit it on the CF5 it is GONE!

Cons:  NONE NONE NONE this is the best bat ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pros:  what else can i say...DeMarini has stepped up there game with this bat. It has AMAZING pop for a bbcor or besr. I love the sick graphics on this thing too. This is by far the best bat i have ever owned and i have owned many high quality bats the past couple years.

Cons:  why did they put a cons section for the CF5?

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Pros:  Wow there are definitely some Demarini employees writing these reviews! This bat couldn't hit within 40 feet of any of my team's other bbcor bats. The swing weight was great and it looks awesome but that's about it.

Cons:  You will be outhit by your teammates who use Surges (or probably ANY other BBCOR bat) :(

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Pros:   best bat on BBCOR market. has alot of pop

Cons:  none

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Pros:  When you hit it, it feels so weird

Cons:  it is not worth it i would recomend easton stealth bats.

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Pros:  awful has no pop and has 2 much drag

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Pros:  none

Cons:  this bat isnt worth the money...and it has the worst vibrations i ever felt in a bat...even on the sweet spot it feels like your about to break all of your fingers.

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Pros:  THE BEST BAT EVER!!!!!!!!! I hit 34 homeruns with this bat in only 8 games and i am only 11

Cons:  AWSOME (ya buddy)

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Pros:  nothing

Cons:  small sweet spot, bad weight ratios, paint chips, grip falls off, its feels like a wooden bat its horrid.

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Pros:  Bat looks great and has really good balance, but performance isn't there

Cons:  It's stingy and has no distance. Going to be sticking with aluminum for now.

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Pros:  NONE

Cons:  This bat has NO POP, the biggest waste of money, I am one of the best power hitters in the nation and this bat is awful!!! Use the baum bat over this anyday!!!!! DO NOT BUY IT!!! Rip it is the best metal BBCOR BAT!

Questions and Answers for the DeMarini CF5 Baseball Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC

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What's the difference between a CF5 and a CF6 bat?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult is a two-piece composite that uses TR3 Strut Composite. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is also a two-piece that uses upgraded Paradox Composite in the barrel for a bigger, more responsive sweet spot and D-Fusion Technology in the handle to eliminate vibration for a smooth feel on contact.

Katie Expert
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Is this bat good for a power hitter?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult would normally be recommend for a contact hitter because it is a two-piece balanced bat.

Tori Expert
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What is the difference between this and the 2013 CF6?

The 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult has been upgraded with a D-Fusion Handle which reduces vibration and DeMarini's Paradox Composite for a larger sweet spot and more balanced swing weight.

John H Expert
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In the picture, it shows the bat has a white knob. On the CF5 I received, it had a black knob. Why is this?

DeMarini often makes slight cosmetic changes to their bats, mid-run. Because of the large volume of products we carry, we are not always able to keep up with these slight changes to color by updating the product picture. The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult you received is the same CF5 as pictured, other than that difference.

Mac Expert
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I am 14 and 5' and I am a contact hitter. I am looking for a very balanced bat with light bat swing. Is this the right bat for me or would you suggest some other bat.

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult is balanced. However, the newer 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult uses new technology for a lighter swing weight than the 2012 model.

Kara Expert
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I'm able to play JV ball this year but I'm a smaller guy at 100 lbs. I've always been a good stick. Is this bat a good choice?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult would be a great option for you in the BBCOR Adult size. It will have a very balanced swing feel. Also, the two-piece fully composite design will be second to none.

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Can I use this bat in the batting cages, or will it damage the bat?

We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult, in tcommercial batting cages that use the yellow "dimple" balls. Those cage ball are much more dense than regulation game balls and could damage or shorten the useful life of your bat. Hitting those cage balls will also void the warranty through DeMarini.

Mac Expert
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I'm 14, 145 lbs. What bat would be better for me the DeMarini CF5 or an Easton XL? Also what size?

Based on your age, we recommend a 32" adult BBCOR model. Both the DeMarini CF5 and Easton XL1 are two-piece fully composite designs. The CF5 features a balanced swing weight and the XL1 features an end loaded swing weight.

Aubrey Expert
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I'm 14, in colt or high school ball (depends on what i make) 5'9" and 165 lbs., and mostly hit for power, What bat do you recommend?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC Adult bat would be a great choice. The fully two-piece composite design and super balanced feel will perform very highly for you.

Brandon Expert
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Is this bat more of a contact or power bat?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is going to be more for a contact hitter.

Noah Expert
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Hello, i'm 15, 6' 1", 245 lbs, and mainly a power hitter. I like to use a fairly balanced baseball bats. Is the CF5 good for me?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a very balanced two-piece baseball bat and it would be great for you.

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My son is 12 and currently using -10 31 in 2013 XL1 and having no problems. He is moving into Connie Mac and middle school baseball this fall. Rules are must be -3 and BBCOR certified. He is only 4'10 and 80 lbs. Not real strong and is a singles doubles hitter looking for more pop. What can you recommend?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult would be an excellent option for your son. It is a nicely balanced bat with great pop.

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Is this a better bat than the 2013 Limited Edition Voodoo if I'm 5'5 160 and play high school ball?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the 2013 Limited Edition Voodoo are both excellent bats with great pop. The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will have more flex and would be better for a contact hitter.

Kara Expert
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Which is better for a high school contact hitter? This model of the CF5 or the 2013 Rawlings VELO?

Both the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Adult bat would be ideal for the high school contact hitter. The CF5 will be a very balanced two-piece fully composite bat. It will require a small period of break-in. The VELO will be a one-piece fully alloy bat. It will not require any break-in period. Both would be great selections.

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I'm 14, 5' 7" and 125 lbs. I hit for contact and power. What size would be good for me? I have a 32" S4 by Easton and I hit great with it but i want something with a little more pop.

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a high performing two-piece composite. We'd recommend a 32" based on your size and age.

Katie Expert
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I'm a power hitter, 5' 9-10", and about 175 lbs. Which would be a better bat for me to get, the CF5 or the Black 2?

The Marucci Black 2 and the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult are both balanced two-piece bats, so there will be no real noticeable difference between either bat.

Noah Expert
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Does this bat take time to break in? My friend's CF4 did.

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult will require a break-in period of 150-200 swings, working up from 40% to full power at the 150 swing mark. Use real leather baseballs and rotate the barrel a quarter inch every swing.

Katie Expert
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Which BBCOR bat has the biggest sweet spot: 2013 Voodoo, 2012 CF5, or 2013 CF5?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5, 2013 CF5, and DeMarini Voodoo will have have the exact same size sweet spot.

Noah Expert
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Is this bat as good as the red DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR?

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a two-piece composite bat and is DeMarini's highest performing model.

Damon Expert
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My federation league changed the bat ruling, providing me with the opportunity to use a BBCOR for the next four years. I'm 5'8" and around 120 pounds, and I wanted to know if this bat is durable enough to last within that time frame. Is it?

With the number of games and practices teams partake in nowadays, it's almost impossible to find a bat that will last 4 years. The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat has good durability, but I don't think it would last 4 years if you use it for every game and every practice.

Tyler Expert
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Is there a difference between the white DeMarini CF5 and the brown DeMarini CF5? I feel like I hear about more complaints with the white one.

The DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult uses upgraded composite material for a more balanced feel. The new material also provides better durability and performance.

Kara Expert
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I am 5'6" 160lbs. I hit for both contact and power. Is 32" 29 oz. the right size for me?

Yes, the DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult in a 32" 29 oz. would be a great for a player your size.

Frank Expert
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Is the BPF on this 1.15?

No, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is BBCOR certified with the BBCOR .50 stamp.

Frank Expert
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I'm 5'9" to 5'10" 110 lbs. What size bat should I use?

With the height and weight given we suggest you get the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult in the 31" 28 oz. model.

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How do you break in a bat correctly?

For tips on how to break in a bat with a composite barrel, like the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat, please follow this link to our JustBats.com Blog: http://www.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3789/breaking-in-your-composite-baseball-bat.

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Will the CF5 perform differently if not broken in corectly?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR will need to be broken in. If it is not broken in correctly, there is a chance that it could crack or not perform to its highest standards .

Derek Expert
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Will the price go down anytime soon?

Our website updates daily. I would keep my eye on the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat for updated pricing in the future.

Brandon Expert
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I am 5'11" and weigh 186 lbs. What length should I use?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat would be recommended in a 33" at your size.

Brandon Expert
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What is a good bat weight to use on this bat?

It would depend on the player's height, weight and age.

Chad M. Expert
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Is there a difference between this DeMarini CF5 and the new DeMarini CF5?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat and the 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult are created the same. Both will be two-piece all composite designs. Both will feature 2 5/8" barrel diameters. The 2013 CF5 will just be even more of a balanced bat. Insanely balanced, they say.

Brandon Expert
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Just purchased a 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR DXCFC and want to make sure I break it in correctly. I read that you recommend 150-200 soft toss swings or swings off a tee. Could I use a SwingAway for this break-in, as well?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR DXCFC can be used with a SwingAway for the break-in period, as long as the SwingAway has a real leather baseball. Be sure to take 150-200 swings, working up from 40% power, and rotate the bat a 1/4" every swing.

Katie Expert
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Are you still getting more of the 2012 CF5 BBCOR bats in stock?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC is a closeout bat. Unfortunately, we will not be adding any more to our inventory.

Mac Expert
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Is there a temperature restriction on this bat?

In general, we do not recommend using the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult or any other bat in temperatures below 55 degrees.

Marcus Expert
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What is better in your opinion, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC or the Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1 are both excellent two-piece composite bats. The Easton S1 BBCOR: BB11S1 will be more balanced than the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC.

Kara Expert
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Is this a big barrel bat?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult has a 2 5/8" barrel, which is the largest barrel size allowed for BBCOR bats.

Marcus Expert
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What is the difference between the 2012 BBCOR CF5 and the 2013 BBCOR CF5?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will be more balanced than the 2012 model and it will use the new TR3 F.L.O composite.

Noah Expert
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Does this bat have the same weight distribution as the Easton S1? Is this bat good for a quicker swing?

Both the DeMarini CF5 and Easton S1 are well balanced bats great for players looking to improve swing speed. However, the Easton S1 is known to be just a little better balanced.

Tyler Expert
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I have the 2012 Rip-It and it's end loaded (top heavy). I don't like top heavy bats because I can't get my bat out quick enough. Does this bat have good balance, unlike the Rip-It?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a two-piece fully composite bat featuring a double wall barrel and a more balance swing weight.

Robert Expert
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How would you compare this bat against an Easton S2 for a contact hitter?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a two-piece fully composite design, whereas the Easton S2 is a two-piece hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle. Both models will feature extremely balanced swing weights and be ideal for a contact hitter.

Aubrey Expert
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I am 42 years old and play in a 35 and over league. I am 6'0, 210 lbs. I still have a pretty quick swing, but I am not a home run hitter. Line drive singles and doubles. How would you compare the CF5 to the Voodoo for someone like me?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a great option for a contact hitter because it is a more balanced bat than the slightly endloaded 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult. Also, the CF5 has a two-piece fully composite design, whereas the VooDoo has the hybrid design, with the alloy barrel and composite handle.

Katie Expert
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Can you get a bat pack with two CF5's?

Unfortunately at this time we do not have any bat packs that offer two 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bats. Keep checking our website, as everything we post indicates what we currently have in stock.

Doug F. Expert
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Is this bat legal in Babe Ruth league?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is BBCOR certified and will be legal for Babe Ruth leagues for ages seven and up.

Doug F. Expert
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Is the XL2 BBCOR or this CF5 BBCOR better for a guy that's 5 foot tall and weighs 90 pounds?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR bat and the Easton XL2 BBCOR bat are both two-piece designs. The CF5 is a two-piece fully composite design, so it will require a break-in period and will perform better over time. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design that is going to perform better out of the wrapper. The CF5 will have more of a balanced swing weight than the XL2. Both bats will provide great performance and high durability with the biggest difference being the construction of the barrel.

John H Expert
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Is there a package with the cf-5 and the xl-1?

Unfortunately, at this time (1/15/2013) we do not offer a bat pack with the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL1.

Sean Expert
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I am 17 years old, 5'6'' 150 pounds. I am a contact and line drive hitter and was looking for a new bat. I am deciding between the 2012 Voodoo and the 2012 CF5. both 32-29...-3. Which do you think is best suitable and the overall better bat? Thanks

This is a difficult question for us to answer as much of the decision comes down to the personal preference of the player and what bat type of bat they have used previously. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate.

Tyler Expert
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I am a 15 y/o 5'10/140lbs contact and line drive hitter who is going into my first high school season. Which bat would you recommend? The 2012 Demarini CF5 BBCOR, TPX EXO2 BBCOR or the 2013 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR?

Two-piece bats like the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult are best suited for line drive hitters.

Kara Expert
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What bat is better for a power hitter the Easton XL3 or the CF5?

The Easton XL3 is going to e more suitable for a power hitter, because of the one-piece end loaded design. The DeMarini CF5 will be more for a contact hitter.

Noah Expert
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My son is 12 and about 70lbs and 4'6. His league team is requiring him to get a BBCOR bat. Would this bat be a good fit? I have checked your bat coach and it seems that all the bats are too big. What is your recomendation?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat is an excellent bat, however; I think that at your sons age and size he should probably us a 29" bat. The following six bats are available in a 29" size that should work well for him: 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3 BBCOR: BB13EX 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR: 2013 Easton Typhoon BBCOR: BB13TY Adult 2013 Easton Hammer BBCOR: BB13HM Adult 2013 Easton S3 BBCOR: BB13S3 Adult 2013 Easton S4 BBCOR: BB13S4 Adult

Jeff Expert
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How many hits does it take to break this bat in?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat requires a break-in period of 150-200 hits, soft toss or off a tee. Also, you want to rotate the barrel a quarter of an inch each swing.

Aubrey Expert
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Does the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult come with a warranty even if it is part of a bat pack?

Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball in a bat pack is still a new bat and comes with the full manufacturers warranty.

Jeff Expert
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Could you guys make a bat pack with the old Rawlings 5150 BBCOR?

There are currently three bat packs that have the 2012 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: BBCA Adult. Here they are: Bat Pack Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 2 BBCOR and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: BB12EX2 and BBCA Adult. Bat Pack Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: BBCA Adult 2-Pack Bat Pack DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR: DXVDC and BBCA Adult

Brandon Expert
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Which bat would you recommend for a line drive hitter trying to gain some power and distance, the DeMarini CF5 or Vexxum?

The DeMarini CF5 has a very balanced swing weight and would be good for a player with average to below average swing speed. The DeMarini Vexxum has a slight end load and is better suited for a player with above average swing speed.

Aubrey Expert
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Which bat would be better batter with less strength? The DeMarini CF5 or the DeMarini Voodoo?

I would recommend the DeMarini CF5 because it is a balanced bat, whereas the DeMarini Voodoo is more end loaded for a power hitter with more strength.

Damon Expert
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Is the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat good for a contact hitter?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat would be an excellent choice for a contact hitter. It is a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight.

Jeff Expert
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I'm a line drive hitter trying to gain power, and I want a composite bat, preferably a two-piece. What is the best bat for me?

The DeMarini CF5 would be a good bat for a contact hitter. You could also try an Easton S1, but if you want to gain a little power an end loaded bat may be better for you. The Easton XL1 would perfectly fit that criteria.

Noah Expert
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Is the marucci black 1 bbcor for contact hitters. Where can I find this bat. Ok I am most likely going to get the 2012 demarini cf5 bbcor bat is it good for contact hitters. Will it be legal in the upcoming 2013 season?? Thank you

The Marucci Black BBCOR has a very light swing weight making it a great choice for contact hitters. The CF5 is also a balanced bat and a great option of an all-around hitter. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is BBCOR certified and will be legal for 2013.

Tyler Expert
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Will this bat be legal for the upcoming 2013 season? Will the CF5 last a while durability wise? I am going to buy my first BBCOR bat for high school. I am debating the 2012 CF5 or the Marucci Black 1. I am a contact hitter. What length do you recommend? I am 5/10 125 lbs. I heard the Marucci Black knob comes off is that true?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat would be a great selection for your first BBCOR bat purchase. At your height and weight I would swing a 32"-29oz. or possibly step up to a 33"-30oz. This bat will have a Doublewall Barrel and a Geo Endcap. It will have a Two-Piece design with an Alloy barrel and a Composite handle. This bat will have a greatly balanced swing weight which is good for contact hitters. The amount of vibration will be reduced with the Two-Piece design. I have not heard about any durability issues with the Marucci Black.The original Black is a seamless Two-Piece design with an industry best combination of barrel size and balance point, offering a bigger sweet spot, and faster swing speeds. Both of these bats will have 12 month warranties through each manufacturer.

Brandon Expert
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Would this bat still have pop after a year or so of use?

This 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult bat is a Two-Piece fully Composite constructed bat. The composite material, once broken-in, should and will last over one year of use. Typically, the break-in process will only be 100-200 swings off of a batting tee or soft toss while rotating the barrel after each swing. You will want to work that whole entire barrel diameter over. This bat will come with a 12 month manufacturer warranty.

Brandon Expert
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Does this bat come with Demarini's 1 year bat warranty?

Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult baseball bat comes with DeMarini's Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty.

Jeff Expert
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Is the barrel composite if its bbcor?

If you are asking if the CF5 has a composite barrel and if it's BBCOR certified, the answer to both questions is yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC is a full composite bat that is BBCOR certified.

Tyler Expert
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How does this bat compare to the 2013 DeMarini Vexxum?

They are both two piece bats, but the Demarini Vexxum has an alloy barrel while the Demarini CF5 has a composite barrel.

Noah Expert
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I am 5 foot 5 125 lbs. Would a 33in 30oz be a reasonable bat size for me?

Based on your height and weight, a 31" Adult BBCOR model is most common.

Tyler Expert
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Hows the pop on this bat? Is it better than a CF4?

The DeMarini CF5 features a different weave of the carbon fiber material which is designed to give the bat more pop. Both bats will be very comparable as far as weight distribution.

Tom Expert
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Is the CF5 and Vexxum both little league approved?

The Adult models of the CF5 and Vexxum are not approved for Little League. Little League requires the barrel size to be 2 1/4" barrel. The Youth models of the CF5 and the Vexxum are approved for play in Little League. Here are the model numbers DXCFL and DXVNL.

John Expert
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I am 5 foot 1 107 lbs. And a contact hitter would a 31' 28oz. Bat be reasonable size?

The average size for someone of your height and weight is actually 30" 27 oz. However, a 31" 28 oz isn't much bigger and you should be fine with that size.

Tyler Expert
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Between the 2012 and 2013 CF5, which one is less top heavy?

The 2013 CF5 features a newer, lightweight composite material and will be a little more evenly balanced.

Tyler Expert
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If BBCOR bats were made to meet at the same standards abd not out perform others bbcor bats why do some cost alot of money like this one and other ones? Why would i pay $250 for a bat made to perform like a bat that is $90?

Just like with the old BESR rating... you have some top of the line bats that are on the higher end of the performance scale, and some bats that are on the lower end of the performance scale. The BBCOR standard just places a limit on the bat's performance. It does not mean that ALL bats will perform the exact same as on another. Also, composite bats like the CF5 cost more to make, which explains why full composite bats cost more than alloy bats.

Tyler Expert
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I am a line drive/contact batter and can't decide whether to buy a 2012 cf5 or 2012 voodoo. what would you recommend? ( I've used my friends voodoo and really liked the feel. Is the cf5 really that much better?

I always recommend a player stick with the same bat they have previously used with success. If you used your friend's Voodoo and liked it, my top recommendation would be the Voodoo. Both are great bats though, and it comes down to your own personal preference.

Tyler Expert
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Is this Bat Approved for usssa League?

Yes. All BBCOR certified bats are approved for USSSA play.

Tyler Expert
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What bat is the most balanced out of CF5, Voodoo or S3? Which one is most top heavy?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 will be more balanced than the 2012 DeMarini CF5. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S3 will be very balanced. The DeMarini Voodoo will be the most end loaded.

Tom Expert
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I am 13, 135 pounds and 5' 8" tall. What would you recommend for me the Voodoo the CF5 or the Easton XL3? It will have to be BBCOR -3 and 2 5/8".

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR would be the most balanced of the three bats listed. This is great for a younger player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.

Kara Expert
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is it this bat more for a contact hitter or power hitter?

The CF5 is actually a great bat for an all-around type hitter. Not just a contact of power hitter.

Tyler Expert
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I was wanting to know if this was legal for Babe Ruth play in 2013 since it is a BBCOR bat but it is composite.

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is legal in Babe Ruth.

Kara Expert
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I am 15 years old and and weight 160 lbs, I am a power hitter. Which bat would be better for me, a 2012 CF5 or a 2013 Vexxum?

The 2013 DeMarini Vexxum BBCOR is an end loaded bat, perfect for a hitter with some power. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR is a more balanced bat.

Kara Expert
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I am 12 years old and 115 pounds. I have a very quick swing speed. I am also 5 feet 4 and a half inches. Would you recommend the Demarini CF5 for me or the Easton XL2?

Both the DeMarini CF5 and the Easton XL2 would be excellent options for you. The DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece fully composite bat, whereas the Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid bat (composite handle/aluminum barrel). Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/

Tom Expert
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Is this bat's weight distributed greatly for a power hitter or a contact hitter?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is a great option for someone looking to hit for power or for average. It is slightly more end loaded than the 2013 DeMarini CF5.

Tom Expert
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is the Demarini CF5 as top heavy as the Demarini Voodoo?

The DeMarini Voodoo will have more of a endloaded feel when compared to the DeMarini CF5.

Tyler Expert
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Im a 5'8" 165lb. 14 yr. old that is currently swinging a 2012 easton omen bbcor,and hitting very well with it. would this be a good upgrade for me?

Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC would be a great choice. It is very similar in features to the Omen. Both bats are two-piece composites and very high performing.

Nick D Expert
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Is the CF5 a balanced bat or end-loaded?

The 2012 Demarini CF5 is constructed to be a fairly two-piece bat. Though its two-piece design can make it feel end heavy to some hitters who may not be used to two-piece bats.

Shelbe Expert
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Is the DeMarini CF5 32" 29 oz approved for USSSA 14 and under league?

Yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is BBCOR certified so it is approved for USSSA 14 and under leagues.

Damon Expert
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Is the CF4 better than the COMbat B52? Looking at a 30/22.

These two bats are both very good options in a -8. Both of these are manufactured with composite and will give the player maximum performance. The CF5 is a two-piece bat which helps reduce the vibration/sting.

Kris Expert
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It's really about the 2013, but will they ban these bats after the 2011-2012 season?

They should not be banned after the 2011-12 season. As long as the bat is BBCOR certified, it will be legal for play.

Tyler Expert
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Is the 2013 CF5 a better bat? What are the differences?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses an upgraded composite material that increases its durability and performance. Both are high quality bats.

Nick Expert
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Doesn't this bat require the BESR stamp to be legally used in high school?

No. In order for bats to be legal for use in high school and collegiate level play, they must be BBCOR certified. BESR certification was the old certification that is no longer legal.

Jennifer Expert
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What do the numbers on the end of the barrel mean?

The numbers you are referring to are the length and weight of the bat.

Damon Expert
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Is the DeMarini CF5 or the Metalstorm Black dragon a better balanced bat for a line drive hitter?

Both the Demarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the Metalstorm Black Dragon BBCOR: MSBDBB are balanced bats. However, the CF5 is a two piece composite and may have more flex than the Metalstorm wich is a one piece Both will be good for a line drive hitter.

Damon Expert
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What is the difference between the 2012 CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC and the new 2013 CF5?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses the new TR3 F.L.O. Composite material. Here is a link to more closely compare the differences between these two models. http://www.justbats.com/compare/

Tom Expert
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How does this bat compare to the XL1 based on performance, price and life of the bat?

Performance depends on the hitter. A stronger hitter with above average swing speed may prefer the XL1 as it is more end-loaded. The CF5 is a great bat for an all-around type of hitter. Both have similar durability. Price is subject to change, but you can see the differences in price on the website.

Tyler Expert
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Is this bat legal for high school ball in Texas? Is it 100% composite?

Yes the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is legal for high school play in Texas and is a two-piece fully composite baseball bat.

Tom Expert
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Will you guys be getting any more bats soon? Specifically the 31/28 version. Thanks.

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR has been discontinued. The new 2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is available in a 31/28.

Kara Expert
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I am a top of the order hitter, so would it be better for me to have this bat or to go with the XL2? Also, is the CF5 any better in performance than the XL2?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR bat and the Easton XL2 BBCOR bat are both two-piece designs. The CF5 is a two-piece fully composite design, so it will require a break-in period and will perform better over time. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design that is going to perform better out of the wrapper. The CF5 and the XL2 will provide great performance and high durability with the biggest difference being the construction of the barrel.

Austin Expert
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My son is 12 and 5'7"/175 lbs. He is a strong hitter with a big, powerful swing. Is the CF 5 the best bat for him and if so, will he be better off with a 33 or 32. He's grown almost 4 inches in the past yr. I'm 6'5"/260.

The CF5 is a great bat with a ton of pop. I think it would be a great choice for your son. Based on his height and weight, I would recommend a 33 inch model.

Tyler Expert
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do you need to break this bat in?

Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult does require a break in period. You can do this by taking 150-200 swings off of a tee rotating it a quarter of a turn each time.

Zach Expert
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Is this bat the best bat on the market for BBCOR ?

This is Demarini's top of the line model they have to offer. The CF5 will be a two piece full composite design.

John Expert
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The Marucci Cat5 33/30 bat was legal for BBCOR play and does feature a BBCOR stamp. But the bat was banned.

You are correct. The bat was once legal for use, however the bat was retested recently and it was found that it exceeded BBCOR standards and was deemed illegal for use in high school and college level play.

Jennifer Expert
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I'm getting ready to go into High School and I'm looking for a BBCOR bat. Will this bat remain legal because it is a full composite bat?

Currently we have not seen any issues with BBCOR composite bats being banned for the upcoming seasons. This bat is legal for BBCOR play and does feature a BBCOR stamp.

Kris Expert
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Which is better for a contact hitter, the CF5, Rip-It, or Marucci Black?

I would suggest going with the Marucci Black or the CF5. These are both two piece bats that are great options for contact hitters. The Rip-It is a great bat, but it is a one piece design and it usually better suited for power hitters.

Jennifer Expert
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what is a better bat the Voodoo or the CF5?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult and the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult are both fantastic bats from DeMarini. The main difference between these two bats is the CF5 is a two-piece fully composite bat and the Voodoo is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and an aluminum barrel. Here is a link to further compare these two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/

Tom Expert
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Why did this bat get discounted by $100?

The DXCFC is being replaced by a new model. Often when a model is discontinued, they are marked down. There is not any defects or performance issues with the bat.

Kara Expert
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Is this bat legal for junior legion play even though it has a composite handle?

Under American Legion rules, they state that any BBCOR bat is legal. The DXCFC is a BBCOR bat and should be legal for you.

Tyler Expert
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Which bat has the most balanced and quickest swing, The DXCFC, The BB11S1, or The BB11X1?

The BB11S1 has the lightest swing weight and will be the most balanced out of those 3.

Tyler Expert
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About what tepmerature is to cold to hit with the CF5?

Since the CF5 is a composite barrel bat, it is recommended not to use it in temperatures between 50-55 degrees or colder. There is a higher number of bats reported when used in these temperatures. Although, you can still use the bat in these temperatures, it is recommended to try to really limit the use of the bat.

Jennifer Expert
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How long would you say it takes to break in the CF5 pretty well?

We recommend taking about 150-200 hits either off of a tee or soft toss, starting out at about 40% and gradually increase the closer you get to the 200 hit mark. Also, make sure you are using the same balls you would use in a game and are rotating the bat 1/4 of an inch in between each hit to ensure an even break in all around the barrel of the bat.

Jennifer Expert
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BBCOR designates what?

BBCOR stands for "Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution". This is a certification that adult -3 bats must have in order to be legal for play in high school and collegiate levels. It was implemented to level the playing field for all adult bats.

Jennifer Expert
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How does this bat comapare to a Marruci Black? Is it worth the extra $100??

This bat is a two piece full composite bat, while the Marucci Black is a two piece hybrid with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The DeMarini CF5 will require a break in, while the Marucci Black won't. Both are great bats, and you can't really go wrong with either!

Jennifer Expert
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My son is 5'9' and weighs 137. What size would you recommend? 32/29 or 33/30?

Based on his height and weight, the recommended size is a 32/29

Tyler Expert
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I am deciding between a CF5 and a Voodoo. I'm about 6'1" 180lbs. I'm pretty strong. Which one should I get?

Both bats are good choices and are very similar. The main difference is the Voodoo has an alloy barrel and the CF5 is a full composite bat. The Voodoo will not require a break in period and will be hot right out of the wrapper, while the CF5 will require a break in and will perform better over time. Since both bats are two piece designs, they will perform just about the same.

Jennifer Expert
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Dear Expert: I am about to purchase this bat and it must meet the "composite standard." The list has not been updated since March '11. How do I know that it will be considered legal for my son's competitive play? Below is the language from the NFHS site last year of approved bats and the CF4 is listed. Yes I see on the description it says it is BBCOR approved. At this price I just want to be 100% that it will not be a problem. Thanks. COMPOSITE BATS THAT MEET THE BALL EXIT SPEED RATIO (BESR) AND THE ACCELERATED BREAK IN (ABI) PROCEDURE AND APPROVED FOR THE 2010-11 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Demarini CF5 has met all the standards required to be legal, and has been BBCOR certified for play in 2012. Here is the link to see all the specific features of this bat. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-demarini-cf5-bbcor--dxcfc-adult/13535/

Derek Expert
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Does it matter where the BBCOR stamp is on the bat?

As long as the stamp is somewhere on the barrel of the bat, it's good to go.

Tyler Expert

As long as the 2012 DeMarini CF5 is marked BBCOR it will be allowed for play.

Brad Expert
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Im 5'7 15 and 123 but really strong and bench alot. I am looking to go to 33-30 bat. I am coming from a 32-29 and am wondering if I should go up?

Honestly, based on your height and weight, a 32 inch bat would probably be the best fit. That's going strictly off your height and weight. If you think you can handle a 33 inch bat, go for it.

Tyler Expert
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Does the grip split easily?

We have not heard of this being an issue. However, in the case the grip does split, this is covered under the manufacturer's 1-year warranty.

Tyler Expert
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What size should I get? I'm 5'9 and weigh 140 I usually get 32?

The suggested size for someone your size is approximately 32 inches. If you usually get a 32, I would stay with that size. If you need any other recommendations on what size to get, feel free to use the bat coach feature located at the top of our website.

Jennifer Expert
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Does the CF5 come in a drop 5?

Unfortunately the 2012 DeMarini CF5 does not come in a drop 5. It only comes in a -3, -8, -10, and -11. This link will give you all the -5 bats that we do currently have: http://www.baseballbats.com/products/length%20to%20weight%20ratio~-%205/

Jennifer Expert
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is this bat allowed in Pony League?

This bat would be legal for Pony Baseball in 2012. The rule states "If a player wants to use a -3 non-wood bat, it MUST be BBCOR approved."

John Expert
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does this bat chip or scrape easily

We have not received any feedback the bat chips easily.

Kara Expert
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What makes this bat better than the Voodoo? My son had the CF4 BESR last year and loved the feel. Other than the difference between BBCOR and BESR, will he notice anything else?0

The CF5 has a composite barrel and the Voodoo has an alloy barrel. The new BBCOR bats will have thicker walls the BESR bats and have less pop. The idea is to make the bat hit more like a wood bat.

KG Expert
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Can the bat get worn out if I use it too much? (I hit about 50-100 balls a day)

They will not decrease in performance, but after time all composite barrel bats will crack.

John Expert
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knowing the difference in the drop weighting,what is the performance difference between a bbcor cf5 and a voodoo sc4 alloy if any. Thanks

The biggest difference is the alloy will have a more immediate pop, where the composite takes a little breaking in, the CF5 is pretty close to broken in so it won't take much.

Linda Expert
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this bat or demerini voodoo 2012

Both are great options, the CF5 is a full composite design, the voodoo is going to have a composite handle and an alloy barrel

Sean Expert
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CAN THIS BAT BE USED IN VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL COMPETION?

Yes, it is BBCOR certified which is the national requirement for high school level play.

Linda Expert
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Are all CF5's, including the -8 drop for Babe Ruth Leagues, BBCOR approved?

Only the -3 Adult CF5 is BBCOR certified. BBCOR only applies to Adult bats. If a bat has a drop greater a -3, then it will not be BBCOR certified.

TJ Expert
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Can you suggest which Demarini would be best for a contact hitter? I'm looking for singles/doubles more so than jacks.

I would recommend the CF5 as the best bat from DeMarini for contact hitters. The CF5 will be a little better balanced than the Voodoo. The CF5 is also a two-piece that will be beneficial to a contact hitter.

TJ Expert
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do composite bbcor bats lose their pop more quickly than alloy?

Composite bats get better the more the player uses them. The composite material in the bat will break down giving the player more pop than an alloy barrel bat.

KG Expert
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Which Bat is better for Power hitter? cf5 or the new rawlings 5150?

Generally, power hitters prefer one piece bats, which would be the 5150.

Linda Expert
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this or the easton xls

Both are great options, it would come down to person preference.

Derek Expert
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Is this bat also able to be used in Juniors Little League?

Yes, this bat can be used in juniors little league

Sean Expert
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hey i am a highschool baseball player and i just recently purshased the bat, and i think when i brought it it came deformed because everytime i hit with it i feels like all of my fingers are about to break...and thats not because its cold or im just not getting it on the sweet spot but no matter where it comes of it hurts because of all the vibration...so i was wondering if i could send it back and get another bat.

Once a bat has been hit with you will have to send it to the manufacture in order to get a warranty replacement bat. They will replace the bat for you for free.

KG Expert
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I am choosing between this CF5, the bbcor voodoo, the bbcor vexxum, and the bbcor M2m. which has the most flex and which is least end-loaded?

The flex will be similar in those bats. A composite barrel bat tends to have more of an end-loaded feel. The more balanced bat will be the Voodoo, Vexxum and M2M.

KG Expert
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I have a 15 year old son, he is torn between the rip it prototype II and the cf5. He is a general line drive contact hitter with a little pop. Not sure if price difference is worth it. rip it is getting great reviews, but I heard it was end loaded, thoughts???

If he's a contact/gap hitter I would lean towards the CF5. The CF5 offers more flex during the players swings and is beneficial for contact hitters who are looking to add a little more pop to their hits. The Prototype will feel a little end-loaded and won't offer as much flex, making it better suited for stronger hitters.

TJ Expert
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Which adult BBCOR bat is more balanced: the 2012 Demarini CF5 DXCFC, the Easton S1 BB11S1, the Easton Omen BNC2, or the Louisville TPX Z-1000 BB12Z? Also, which of the above four bats are considered for use more by line drive hitters than power hitters?

All of these bats listed are 100% composite. These will be good choices and will give you some good power. The Z-1000 is a one piece bat which is better for power hitters while the others will be for contact hitters.

KG Expert
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USSSA certified?

BBCOR bats are not USSSA certified. The Senior League CF5 is USSSA certified.

Kara Expert
9040 Click to show/hide answer

What is the most balanced bbcor bat out?

The CF5 has a nice balance, the Marucci Cat5 has a nice balance, the Prototype II also, the Easton Omen.

Linda Expert
9020 Click to show/hide answer

is this bat end weighted

Even though this bat has a double wall barrel, it is still balanced.

Derek Expert
8406 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat designed to hit home runs or just to get on base?

It's designed with homeruns in mind, of course, but the batter still has to put the bat on the ball. :)

Linda Expert
8046 Click to show/hide answer

1)Is this bat or the Omen better for a contact hitter who likes a big sweetspot? 2)Is the Omen or the CF5 more top heavy? Thanks

Both the Omen and CF5 are two piece all composite bats. They both use the highest composite technology. They are both the top of the line BBCOR bats. I have heard the CF5 feels more top heavy.

K.B. Expert
8023 Click to show/hide answer

I'm very confused on which bat to get, I depend on demarini for my bats but the 2012 voodoo bat also look promising. I'm a power hitter , so which one is best and why?

The basic design, 2 piece, is the same between the cf5 and the Voodoo. The biggest difference is the Voodoo has an alloy barrel opposed to the composite barrel the CF5 has. The CF5 is a slightly more balanced bat. The Voodoo is slightly end weighted.

LKH Expert
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Which is better? An adult cf5 or a adult omen?

Both are excellent bats,it really is a matter of preference. Both are 2 piece all composite bats. The CF5 is a little more end weighted. The Omen has the low MOI so it swings lighter.

LKH Expert
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I read online you should not use this bat in temps below 60 degrees. Is this true?

Yes. It is recommended you don't use composite bats in cold temperatures.

K.B. Expert
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I read online that you should not use this bat in temps below 60 degrees because it may break. Is this true?

Colder temperatures affect the hardness of the core of the baseball. A harder core does increase the probability of a composite bat cracking during contact. I always recommend trying to keep game and practice balls warm to help with the issue. Using a composite bat in temps colder than 60 degrees doesn’t mean that it is definitely going to crack, it is just that the rate of composite bats cracking is higher in temperatures below 55 or 60 degrees.

TJ Expert
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is this bat really worth $400 and is there something cheaper that preforms just as good or even better?

The CF5 uses on of the best composite materials out there, making it one of the most expensive. Other composite bats that are similar in performance are the Easton Omen and COMBAT 52 Caliber. All composite bats are going to run similar in price. If you want to go to a less expensive bat I would suggest all alloy. The Cat 5 and Easton S3 are good choices.

K.B. Expert
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Which bat would you go with - the CF5 or the Marucci Black?

The CF5 is a 2 piece all composite. The new Marucci Black doesn't come out until November, but so far the word is it is 2 piece alloy barrel with a stiff composite handle, more trampoline effect,extended barrel that is 33% larger creating a bigger sweetspot. And a new handle that reduces vibration.

LKH Expert
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How can this bat be better than other BBCOR bats out there when there is a limit on the amount of pop a bat can have?

Although BBCOR bats will perform pretty similar to one another, there will still be a noticeable difference between a top of the line bat like the CF5 and a lower end BBCOR model. A lot of it will come down to balance, feel and the personal preference of the player. The CF5 has very good durability, above average performance and feels great in my opinion.

Tony Expert
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What is the best BBCOR bat available?

The CF5 is the best of the DeMarini BBCOR bats. Each manufacturer has their "top of the line" model.

lkh Expert
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Two questions: 1) How will this bat compare to the new Easton S1 when it becomes available; and 2) we have had problems with the paint/finish of other Demarinis - have they done anything to address that?

With composite bats, as they become broken in the composite fibers expand. Sometimes when they expand causes spider cracks in the paint, it will not affect the integrity of the bat though. The CF5 is similar in that they are both 2 piece fully composite bats.

lkh Expert

The CF5 is going to be slightly heavier than the S1. The S1 is lighter for a faster bat speed. We are not aware of the paint/finish coming off. This will not effect the integrity of the bat.

K.B. Expert
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I am looking to get a new bat that i can get a few years out of. Will this be legal next year also? and will this be good for a contact hitter such as myself?

This is a two-piece composite bat and is often preferred by line drive or contact hitters. It will be legal next year.

K.B. Expert
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which would be better for a power hitter the demarini voodoo 2012 or demarini cf5 2012?

The CF5 is all composite which would be better suited for power hitters than the voodoo.

K.B. Expert
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what stiff handle bat would you recommend for a line drive hitter?

There are several good stiff flex bats the Nike Aero M1 is a good one, Model # is BT0634. The Lousiville Slugger Omaha the BB126 another great choice.

Gamer Expert
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does this bat have a lot of flex in the handle when you hit it? and what bbcor bat would you recommned for at line drive hitter?

The CF5 does have a lot of flex since it is a composite bat. I would also look at the Voodoo. If you prefere a composite barrel than the CF5 will be an excellent choice. The Voodoo has an alloy barrel and composite handle.

K.B Expert
6593 Click to show/hide answer

I have been trying to decide whether to get the CF5 or the 2012 Voodoo, and I was going to get the Voodoo when my friends told me to get the CF5. I understand they are both good bats, but if you had to choose one between the other, which one would you choose?

The Voodoo is a two piece bat with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The CF5 is a two piece all composite bat. The CF5 will require a break in period. Approximately 100-200 swings off of a tee or soft toss, rotating the barrel 1/4 inch every swing. Since the Voodoo has an alloy barrel there is not a break in period. It's personal preference when choosing the bat, depending on if you like alloy or all composite.

John Expert
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Which would be a better BBOCR bat The Demarini CF5 or The Demarini Voodoo 2012

The Voodoo has a composite handle and alloy barrel and the CF5 is all composite. All composite bats tend to have more pop, but they require a break in period and tend to be less durable than a bat with an alloy barrel.

B.K. Expert
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Will this bat meet all the restrictions for 14 U up baseball for USSSA and High School?

A bat cannot be USSSA certified and BBCOR certified. The CF5 BBCOR is used in High School and College play. It can also be used in leagues that allow a -3 drop. The CF5 BBCOR will not have the USSSA stamp on the bat.

Kara Expert
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is this bat legal for CIF High School playi in California?

Yes, all BBCOR bats are going to be approved for California high school baseball.

Todd Expert
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Judging by the price, how much more performance does this bat have compared to other BBCOR bats.

Although BBCOR bats will perform pretty similar to one another, there will still be a noticeable difference between a top of the line bat like the CF5 and a lower end BBCOR model. A lot of it will come down to balance, feel and the personal preference of the player. The CF5 has very good durability, above average performance and feels great in my opinion. I would put the CF5's performance on par with the Easton Omen and Louisville Z-1000.

Brett Expert
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Will the bbcor standard be permanent? Will the CF5 bbcor exceed this standard after the break-in process?

Yes, the bbcor standard is permanent as far as we know now. No, the CF5 is designed not to exceed this standard even after the bat is well broken in.

Mark Expert
4528 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a good bat for power hitter?

Yes, this is going to be a good bat for a power hitter. This is going to be one of the best bats on the market for BBCOR. This bat is a very durable bat that has a lot of pop.

Brett Expert
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Will the CF5 go through a breakin process similar to the older composite bats? Will they get better with time or are they as good as they are going to be out of the wrapper?

Yes, all composite bats will need to go through a break in. The break in time will be 100-150 soft toss hits. After this, the bat will be game ready.

Brett Expert
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I am a line drive hitter. Would this bat be right for me. Just wondering if this bat favors power hitters over line drive guys

This is a two-piece bat and is often preferred by line drive or contact hitters.

JH Expert
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which BBCOR bat hits like this but for a cheaper cost?

A few good BBCOR bats that don't cost as much as the CF5 are the DeMarini Voodoo DXVDC, Nike Aero MC2 BT0633, Louisville Exogrid2 BB12EX2, and the COMBAT 52 Caliber 52CALAB1.

JH Expert
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It sais the bat is BBCOR but in the picture it does not show the BBCOR stamp. If you were to buy it would the BBCOR stamp be on it?

Yes, the bbcor stamp is on the bat.

Mark Expert
3375 Click to show/hide answer

Do you think High Schools will look at the Composite barrel badly even though it is BBCOR approved?

No, it doesn't matter what it is made of. If it passed bbcor testing then it will be legal.

Mark Expert
3129 Click to show/hide answer

is it worth the cost ?

Yes, this bat will be worth the money. This bat uses some of the best composite on the market right now and was made using the newest technology. The CF5 will be one of the best BBCOR bats on the market.

Brett Expert
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Does this bat have pop like a besr bat?

This bat has excellent pop for a BBCOR bat. However, I think last year's BESR bat was a little better performing.

Brett Expert
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Two years before founder Ray DeMarini started his own 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 .... read more

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Bat Features
  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio
  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for H.S. and Collegiate Play
  • Doublewall Barrel
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  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Geo Endcap
  • Half and Half Technology Makes YOU Stronger
  • TR3 Strut Composite
  • Two-Piece Fully Composite Design
Description for DeMarini CF5 Baseball Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCFC
For the past several years, the CF4 has dominated discussions about the hottest bats on the market. This year, DeMarini raises the stakes by introducing a completely revamped successor, aptly named the CF5. The CF5 is built on the principle of geometric perfection. DeMarini has unveiled a new composite material, called TR3 Strut Composite, that imitates the structure of crystals which are one of the strongest and most stable compounds on Earth. The triangle formation inside the barrel provides a fixed ratio of sides and angles so it's strong, stable and predictable - without any unnecessary weight! The molecular structure of the TR3 Strut handle is designed to efficiently transition power from the hands to the barrel to give players balance and consistency with every swing. This two-piece design is engineered durable with a very high strength to weight ratio, and light enough to be worthy of Doublewall duty. A bat like this can't be plugged with any average end cap, so DeMarini engineered the new Geo Endcap to meet its needs. The Geo Endcap is full of load-balancing triangles and is designed to maintain the stiffness of the barrel while dampening vibration to give hitters an amazing feel, shot after shot! The CF5 also features Half and Half Technology that redistributes weight to give the bat optimal balance. This gives players the ability to swing faster with less effort; ultimately resulting in more power! DeMarini: Insane Dedication to Performance! The CF5 is BBCOR Certified and legal for High School and Collegiate play. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
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