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DeMarini CF5 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI

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  • super super

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  • Pop is second to none

    Matt

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Pros:  Amazing sweet spot!! Gave me great bat speed

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Pros:  Good pop out of the box and even better as it gets broken in. My daughter is not a huge power hitter, but after putting this bat in her hands, she's got a lot more snap thru the ball at contact and the ball just flies off sweet spot. There is very little to no sting from bad hits off the end of the bat anymore. The end load gives the bat the feel of a -9 but with the weight and speed of a -10. At 13 yrs old, my daughtyer swings a 32/22 very well and she just loves the bat. And I love the paint scheme they came up with for 2013 as well. This is a hot hot bat!

Cons:  None so far.

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Pros:  My daughter is 14, she is a great hitter but I have never seen her hit with the power she has hit with since she got this bat. I was concerned if she could get it around against the faster pitchers being end loaded and going from a 31" to a 32" but she has not had any problem.

Cons:  None.

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Pros:  My daughter used the regular CF4 last year with great success, I was concerned about this one being an end loaded bat. However as soon as she hit the ball I knew we had made the right decision. The trampoline effect was phenomenal and we still haven't broken it in yet. My daughter is a power hitter with fast hands and the end load seems to help enhance those aspects. Just a great, great bat.

Cons:  none

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Pros:  Great Bat! My daughter just hit her first over-the-fence home run with this bat! This summer my daughter played on a summer league and we saw several home runs with girls using this same bat! Love it!

Cons:  None.

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Pros:  I have the 2012 version of this bat as well. The 2013 version reacted just the same after a few days of easy break in. Great pop and produces great speed of the bat. The bat is end loaded so you have work your swing to control the weight through your swing.

Cons:  $$$

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Pros:  Great bat !!! 1st bat I ever bought her. 1st time using it - she hit a bomb, into the wind, to the base of centerfield fence for a double. What a great sounding bat when contact is made. I'm convinced I purchased a great bat at a tremendous price.

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Pros:  Unbelievable!!! My ten year old loves this bat. Being end loaded, I was skeptical, but wow!!!!. I recommend it, at least try it. :-)

Cons:  None yet.

“No Substitute”

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Pros:  Pop is second to none. Sweet spot is large. Never lost pop, but it broke recently. In DeMarini's defense, she used the bat for EVERYTHING...all BP and games. Countless swings. She almost started crying when it broke (seriously, she's 16). Got the new one yesterday. She slept with it last night! She's a happy camper again!

Cons:  Durability? Granted, the bat was used for every single swing for 15 months. It almost split all the way around at the sweet spot, not the handle or the end. I've never seen anything like it, but the bat was bat is unmatched!

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Pros:  Amazing trampoline effect! I do recommend this bat.

Cons:  None so far.

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Pros:  Very good pop - daughter hit 11 home runs in high school ball alone last year.

Cons:  The barrel breaks or cracks, went through three of them. The Warranty is good though just keep your receipt and DeMarini sends you a new one. Gets old though

“Demarini Insane”

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Pros:  My daughter is 13 years old, 5'9" and 160 lbs. She has always been a power hitter but just couldn't get it out of the park with her current 33" 23 oz. composite bat. We bought this bat in a 34" 24 oz. for her, she easily hits it out of the park now! We can't wait to use this bat for a game! No sting, great power, balanced swing. Great bat.

Cons:  None so far.

“DeMarini cf5 insane”

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Pros:  Awesome bat right out of the box. Daughter hit first over the fence in her second turnament and first with this bat. Pop of bat very good. My daughter is 13 years old 6'1" 130 lbs is a very strong power hitter and loves this bat.

Cons:  No problems so far with this bat

“Awesome bat”

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Pros:  Amazing with a big sweet spot.

Cons:  None

“Amazing”

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Pros:  Im 13 and hit my first out of the park home run with this bat. It feels amazing. It is perfectly balanced, and has great pop. 

Cons:  None

“Candy Apple Hot Rod Red.”

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Pros:  My daughter stated swinging my 34" Pro Maple during winter cage sessions and was absolutely crushing them (choked to 32"). Got me thinking, find a softball bat that replicates how powerful she feels swinging the maple. This end loaded bat was the ticket. After not enjoying the break-in period, she launched a 195' one hop to the fence monster in game 2 of our horrible weather spring season so far. I would encourage her to go back to her FS3 during hitting drills, but she loves the way this CF5 feels - no stingers.

Cons:  Paint chips too easy for a cool looking hot rod bat.

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Pros:  Hotttttt bat

Cons:  Breaks within 200 hits or 3 weeks

“best bat ever made”

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Pros:  everything about this bat is good their are no bad things about the best bat i ever used and i hit a few home runs with this bat and i am only 13 best bat ever

Cons:  none

“CF5 Insane”

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Pros:  Great pop and awesome feel. Improved confidence levels as soon as I started hitting with this bat. It lasted me for a little over a year.

Cons:  The paint started chipping off after about two weeks of using it. The sweet spot is smaller than expected, but when hit solid it goes far.

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Pros:  Great pop right off. 1st AB was a triple.

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Pros:  Swings great and really gives an extra 15 yards to my average hit. I love it!

Cons:  I broke my bat after 3 seasons. Took 300 hits to break it in then I only got 1 season before it popped.

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Pros:  super super

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Pros:  Great bat !!! I chose this bat and had doubts about my daughter using an end loaded bat. Her first few hits put my mind at ease. It is believed the end load helps power hitters. By no means is my daughter a power hitter, but she hit shots this fall I didn't expect. Large sweet spot. She absolutely loves this bat. Second year 12U player, works well for her.

Cons:  None as of right now and she's had the bat for 20 games.

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I'm 5' 5", weigh 180 lbs. and a power hitter. What size bat do you suggest?

Based on your height and weight I would recommend a 34"/24 oz. DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI). Its end loaded swing weight is perfect for a power hitter.

Bobby Expert
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My granddaughter weighs 165 lbs and is 5"8 1/2. She's 14, and a power hitter. What size should she use?

Based on her approximate height and weight, the suggested size we would recommend in the DeMarini CF5 Insane: (DXCFI) would be a 34/24.

Merritt Expert
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Hi my daughter is 5' 4" and weighs 145 lbs. and plays travel fastpitch. What size and weight would you recommend?

Based on the information you gave, I would recommend a 32" bat. Since we do not have that size in the CF5 Insane (DXCFI) I would recommend a 33" 23 oz.

Zach Expert
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My daughter is 5'9" and weighs approximately 165 lbs. She plays HS,SB and travel. Can you advise me what would be an appropriate length and weight?

Based on her height and weight we recommend a 34" 24 oz. DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI).

Kara Expert
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My daughter is 12 years old, 5 feet tall and weighs 115 pounds. She uses a 31 inch 21 ounce CF5 and we are looking at moving up to either a 32 inch 22 ounce CF7 or 31 inch 21 ounce Insane. She is a power hitter. Which would you recommend?

Based on the information you have provided, it would seem that the 31 inch DeMarini CF5 Insane: (DXCFI) would be the best choice for your player. Power hitters tend to benefit from the end-loaded design of the Insane because it focuses the weight of the bat to where the ball will be hit.

Patrick Expert
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My daughter 13 years old 5' 7 and 180 lbs. She is a power hitter. What bat would you recommend for her to use?

Based on your daughter's height, weight, and power hitting skills, I would highly recommend the DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI). It is designed with an end loaded swing weight engineered to help maximize a power hitter's potential.

Justin R. Expert
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My daughter is a power hitter and is 5'6" tall and weighs 165 lbs. She is 16 years old and plays "A" travel ball. Should we stick with the 33" or go up to the 34".

Based on her height and weight we recommend a 34" DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI).

Kara Expert
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My daughter is 9 yrs. old and weighs roughly 97 lbs. and is 5 ft. tall. I am looking for her first official bat. She has played since she was 3 yrs. old, but she has been playing select ball for 2 years and it's time to equip her correctly. What do you recommend?

The DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI)is an end loaded bat. It is not recommended for younger players. We recommend a more balanced bat such as the 2014 DeMarini CF6 (DXCFS). Based on her height and weight we recommend a 31" 20 oz.

Kara Expert
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My daughter just started high school ball. She hits hard line drives to outfield. She is 5'2 120 lbs. She has never used a composite bat before. Any recommendations?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" bat. The DeMarini CF5 is a high performing model that features a two-piece fully composite design. It also features an end loaded swing weight with power hitting in mind, so if she is more of a line drive hitter I would recommend going with a balanced model. The DeMarini CF6 (DXCFH) may be a better option to go with.

Tessa L. Expert
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My daughter is 13 year-old 5'5" and weighs 130 lbs. She is a power hitter. I assume the CF5 Insane would be a good bat but what size 32/22 or 31/21.

Our bat coach recommends the 32"/22 oz. size of the DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI).

Bobby Expert
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My daughter is 13 years old and stands 5'11 and weighs 180 lbs. She currently hits an Easton aluminum balanced bat 33/21. She has a nice even tempo swing and drives the ball well. Very strong hitter. What bat would you recommend as an upgrade to give her more jump of the bat? Thanks.

I would recommend the DeMarini CF6 Insane (DXCFI). The Insane is in the New CF6 line and will perform very similar to her old bat. I would also suggest a 34 inch bat. The Insane will have a slight end-loaded feel and should help her generate some extra power.

Jackson Expert
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My daughter is 5' 100 lbs and is a 14 year old lefty. She is not a very strong hitter, but a great slapper. Would the CF5 or the Insane be better? What size: 31" or 32"?

Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the CF5. The DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI) Fastpitch has an end loaded swing weight and is better for power hitters.

Jason Expert
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Is this bat legal for High School through the NFHS?

This 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: (DXCFI) Fastpitch bat features the most current USSSA and ASA fastpitch performance certification marks, and has not been placed on a banned bat list. It is approved for use in high school play that's governed by NFHS rules.

Mac Expert
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My daughter is 13 yrs old, 5'3" and about 115 lbs. What length/weight bat should she have?

Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI).

Tessa L. Expert
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My daughter is 14 but just got back into softball after a 4 year break. She was using a vendetta 31/20 but she just made a tournament team and felt she needs a bigger bat and heavier. She is 5'2" and about 125 lbs. I believe she could be a power hitter with the right bat. We were thinking of a CF5 as they are a little cheaper than a CF6 and her younger sister has one and loves it. We were thinking about 32/22 CF5. Would that be better or the CF5 Insane?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane (DXCFI) Fastpitch has an end loaded swing weight, which is typically preferred by power hitters. If you think she can handle and end loaded swing weight, the Insane will help increase her power the most.

Jason Expert
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My daughter is 5'5" and weighs 160lbs solid. She is a pretty good power hitter and currently uses a balanced 31/23 -8. I am interested in getting her the end loaded Insane. Her coach suggests a lighter bat, 31/21 -10...any suggestions?

The DeMarini CF5 Insane would be a great option moving down from a -8 to a -10 drop. The Insane will be 2 ounces lighter but will feature an end loaded swing weight. The Insane is more designed for the power hitters that are strong enough to generate their own bat speed through the zone.

John Expert
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Is this bat approved for girls college fastpitch softball?

Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is approved for collegiate play in fastpitch softball. It has the new USSSA stamp, ASA performance certification, and a -10 length to weight ratio.

Mac Expert
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My daughter is 13 5'7" 160lbs. She has the CF5 balanced bat that is 33-22. She is a power hitter with a super fast swing and would like the CF6 Insane for the end load but unsure about the added ounce. Would this 1 ounce move to a 33-23 make a big difference?

2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch will be heavier than the balanced model she currently has. You would be adding an inch, an ounce, and an end-load. The added weight, length and different weight distribution will benefit her power hitting, but that may be difficult to transition to. If she is comfortable with a 32", I would recommend going with that length for the Insane.

Justin R. Expert
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My daughter is a lefty (not slapper) hitter with a some decent gap power. She is 12 and 5'1" 105 lbs. She makes great contact and hits very hard. Currently has Vendetta 31" 19 oz., but thinking 31" 21 oz. makes more sense. Any advice?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is more end loaded than the DeMarini Vendetta, so it will feel like it's even heavier than the two oz. increase. If she was getting around on the ball okay, an end loaded bat like the Insane is great for power hitters. If you think the 3 oz. might be a bit much, the 2014 DeMarini CF6 Hope: DXCFH Fastpitch is balanced so it will help her maintain her bat speed, making that 2 oz. increase easier to transition to.

Katie Expert
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My 16 year old 5'5" 130 pound average strength daughter needs to replace her Mizuno Frenzy 3.0 (32 -10) that she has had for a couple of years. She is a line drive hitter with good bat speed, but would be happy to add some power. She still likes the feel of her Frenzy but thinks it's lost its pop. Is CF5 Insane a sensible upgrade?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is an endloaded bat, unlike the Mizuno Frenzy which is a balanced bat. The two-piece design of the CF5 will offer more flex and increase swing speed. The endload will be good for power hitters.

Tori Expert
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My daughter is 13, 5'8" and weighs 118 lbs. She is a power hitter. Would you recommend this bat and if so what size?

Based off your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend a 32 inch or possibly going up to a 33 inch bat. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch would be a good option for a power hitter since it is going to be endloaded.

Tori Expert
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What is too cold to use a CF6?

Whether it's the 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch or the new 2014 CF6 line, 60 degrees is the lowest recommended temperature for use. Anything colder could risk damaging the bat.

Brandon Expert
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Hi, my Daughter is 5'7" 135 lbs. She's a lead-off hitter, slapper, but also hits righty. Would this be a recommended bat?

No, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch would have a slight end loaded swing weight that the power hitter's love. I would stick to the regular CF5. It will be more balanced and easier swung by a slap hitter.

Brandon Expert
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My daughter is a junior in HS, 5'8", 150 lbs, 3/4 hole power hitter. She loved her last bat (33" 23 oz. 2012 Easton Stealth). We are looking at the DeMarini CF5 Insane (2-piece design) or Easton FS2 (1-piece design). Which bat would you recommend?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is a great option for a power hitter, as it has an end loaded swing weight to put more mass behind an already powerful swing. Typically, power hitters prefer a one-piece design, as it transfers the energy more efficiently. The Easton FS2 is a well balanced design, but Easton also produces a one-piece end loaded model, the 2013 Easton FX2: FP13X2 Fastpitch, which would be a good choice, too.

Katie Expert
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My daughter is 11 and plays 12u fastpitch. She is 4'11" and weighs 99 lbs. she is a slapper but also makes some good solid hits. She currently uses a 29" vendetta and loves it, but she says it feels too short. Any recommendations?

You should get your daughter the -10 balanced 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFP Fastpitch. Get her a 31" based off of her height and weight.

Noah Expert
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My daughter is 11 and 90 pounds, 5 feet 3 inches. What bat would you recommend for her to start out with? She's playing travel ball verse pitchers who throw about 50-55 mph.

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is an end loaded bat and designed for a power hitter. We recommend a balanced bat for her age such as the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFS Fastpitch.

Kara Expert
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My daughter is 13 years old. She is 5'7" and 160 lbs. Is a 32/22 good or should we go with a 33/23? She currently is using a DeMarini 32/21. Also should she go with an end load bat as the CF5 Insane is?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI is recommended for a power hitter, due to the end load. If she's more of a contact hitter, I'd recommend going with the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFP, as it's more balanced. Based on her size, we recommend going with the 33" 23 oz.

Katie Expert
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My daughter is 8 years old, 85 pounds and 54 inches tall. What size of this bat do you recommend? Is 31 inches too long?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is an end loaded bat. It is designed for a power hitter. Based on her height and weight we recommend a 29" to 30" bat.

Kara Expert
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My Daughter is 12, 4'11 - 85 lbs. She is a singles hitter. Just switched to softball from boys baseball. Which bat would you recommend? We are new at this softball thing. Thanks.

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is end loaded and designed for a power hitter. We recommend the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFP Fastpitch. The balanced swing weight is suited for a player making the transition to softball.

Kara Expert
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My daughter is 8 and 46" and 82 lbs, what size bat do you recommend?

Based on her height and weight we recommend a 29" bat. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is an end loaded bat. It is designed for older players with power.The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFS Fastpitch would be a better choice for her age.

Kara Expert
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Does the CF5 Insane come in a 32" 22 oz.?

Yes, we have the 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch bat in a 32" 22 oz. model.

Aubrey Expert
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My daughter is 5' 6" inches tall, 125 lbs., and 13 years old. What bat do you recommend? I want the best bat you have, she uses a 32 inch 19 oz.

The 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFS Fastpitch is going to be a light 32" 21 oz. bat and it would be great for her.

Noah Expert
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My daughter is 5' tall and weighs 95 lbs. The bat she has now is a Xeno 31" 21 oz. Should she stick with same size or go up to a 32" 22 oz. DeMarini?

Based off of your daughters height and weight she should be using the 31" 21 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch still.

Noah Expert
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My daughter is 13 years old, 165 lbs., and 5' 6". She is really wanting the 2014 DeMarini CF6 DXCFS fastpitch bat. Right now she is using an Easton Stealth -9 33" 24 oz. Is this DeMarini a good choice for a second bat?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is a great bat. It is DeMarinis top of the line bat and it would make an excellent choice for a second bat.

Noah Expert
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My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 100 lbs. She swings a 2012 Xeno 31" 21 oz. bat and hits for decent power. Which DeMarini bat would be better for her? Insane, 2014 CF6: DXCFS, or 2014 CF6: DXCFP?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is an end loaded bat, while both the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFS Fastpitch and 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCFP Fastpitch are balanced bats, like the 2012 Xeno. If she saw success with the -10 Xeno, I would suggest the 2014 CF6: DXCFP, which is also a balanced -10.

Katie Expert
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Is this a legal bat for high school girls to use?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. High school rules vary regionally, so it's always best to check with local league officials.

Katie Expert
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Is this a single wall bat?

No. The DeMarini CF5 insane will be multi-wall bat.

Damon Expert
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I don't see the 33" 23 oz. size listed, is it out of stock? I was going to order it right now.

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch is a closeout bat. We won't be getting more in the future.

Chad M. Expert
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How do I break in my CF5 Insane?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Insane: DXCFI Fastpitch bat will need to be broken in properly for optimum performance. You can follow the link below for break-in instructions. http://www.justbats.com/videos/video/baseball-training--how-to-break-in-a-composite-bat/83/.

Robert Expert
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My daughter recently broke her 2010 CF4 33/23. She loved that bat. She has been swinging a 2011 Xeno and really doesn't care for it. We have been checking out the CF5 and the Insane online. Unfortunately, we live in a rural area where we just can't run to the store and let her swing them. She is a 3,4, and 5 hole hitter with power. Would the 23 oz. Insane swing more like a 24 oz. bat? Any insight would be appreciated.

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI is an endloaded bat, giving it a heavier feel compared to a balanced bat of equal weight. Holding the DXCFI next to a more balanced CF5 of the same weight, the Insane will probably feel about an ounce or so heavier.

Tyler Expert
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My daughter is 5'5" and 114 lbs. Which would be the best bat for her?

The 32" 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch would be a great bat for her.

Marcus Expert
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Is this a better bat for my daughter? She has a CF5 hope 31" 21 oz. and is 5'4" 135 lbs. and is pretty much a power hitter. Do I stay with the Hope CF5 or the Insane? And what size?

Since your daughter is a power hitter, I would recommend going with the 32" 22 oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch. It is an end loaded bat, which is preferred by many power hitters.

Marcus Expert
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My daughter (16 5' 10' -165lbs) is very strong and currently uses the 34" cf4. She seems to always be choking up about an inch on the bat so when we upgrade to the cf5 should she drop to a 33-23 since its end loaded?

If she needs to choke up on a 34" bat, then a 33" model is recommended, especially if it's an endloaded bat like the CF5 Insane.

Tyler Expert
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Can this bat be used for indoor batting practice without damage? Dimpled balls on a pitching machine is being used. Thank you.

The dimpled cage balls will damage a bat because they are much more dense than a normal baseball.

Zach Expert
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My daughter is a power hitter. Should I buy her the DeMarini CF5 or the DeMarini CF5 Insane?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat would be the better choice. Typically, power hitters like the end loaded feel that the CF5 Insane offers. The regular CF5 will be a more balanced model.

Brandon Expert
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My daughter is playing in the 10U division, will this be a good bat?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat has an end-loaded swing weight. A player of her age might prefer a model that has more of a balanced swing weight.

Aubrey Expert
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Can this bat be used in cold weather? If not, what substitute would be good for cold weather (below ~50*F)?

The typical lowest recommended temperature for composite barrel bats is around 50 degrees. As the weather gets colder the balls will get more dense. It is actually the dense ball that ends up damaging the bats. For a less expensive alternate bat, try this: 2013 DeMarini Cat: DXCTF Fastpitch.

Brandon Expert
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My daughter had a DeMarini CF4(-10) Fastpitch softball bat that she used for 2 seasons. We are trying to find the comparable DeMarini bat for her that acts just like the CF4. Which one do you should she get?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5: DXCFP Fastpitch will be just like the CF4 your daughter used in the past. They are both two-piece balanced model bats.

Noah Expert
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I have heard that the composite bats are going to be be banned is this true? Also can you please explain the difference between 1 piece and a 2 piece? My daughter has always used the Xeno. We got the 2013 model and she dislikes it.

To our knowledge, composite bats are not going to be banned. A two-piece bat like the 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch will provide more flex and it is end loaded. A one-piece bat will be stiffer, better suited for a power hitter.

Kara Expert
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Is the 2012 DeMarini CF5 approved by the ASA?

Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat is approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and the ISF.

Jeff Expert
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People have been telling me that swinging an end loaded bat will ruin my swing, is that true?

Not necessarily. There are many players who really excel with an end loaded bat. It depends upon your swing speed and your strength and ability to drive the ball. An end loaded bat is recommended for those players who hit for power and have really good swing speed.

Jeff Expert
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Is the 2012 model approved for USSSA and ASA or just the 2013?

The 2012 DeMarini CF5 INSANE is legal in USSSA until September 1, 2013.

Kara Expert
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Does this bat come in 34" and a 23oz?

Unfortunately, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat only comes in a -10. If you wanted a 34" it would be a 24oz. bat.

Brandon Expert
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Is this bat red or orange?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch is more of a burnt orange color.

John Expert
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Is this bat approved for college swac division?

Yes. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat is approved for collegiate play.

Tyler Expert
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Will you carry this bat in a 31/21?

Yes, we are currently out of stock in a 31" 21oz. 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat. We are getting more in soon. I would check back with us in a few weeks.

Brandon Expert
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What is end loaded mean and its purpose?

End-loaded bats are bats that are top heavy with more of the weight distributed towards the end of the barrel. These bats are best for power hitters with high swing speeds as they are able to generate more inertia with an end-loaded bat, improving performance. Hitters that lack the strength to swing an end-loaded bat will see a loss of bat control and swing speed, resulting in mis-hit balls and a higher rate of strike outs due to not being able to get the bat head around.

Tyler Expert
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I am looking at the CF5 Insane and the Miken NXT Freak. My daughter is 12 and uses an older RockeTech. Would you recommend one over the other?

The DeMarini CF5 Insane is designed to be end loaded and is a two-piece fully composite design. The Miken NXT Freak has a balanced swing weight and is a one-piece fully composite design. Both bats will be extremely high performing, so I would base your decision on one-piece vs. two-piece and/or balanced vs. end loaded.

Tom Expert
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I noticed that the 2012 Insane model will only be legal (in some and not all) leagues because of the new sticker required. Will this 2013 model have the sticker and how long will this bat be legal?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI Fastpitch bat has the new USSSA stamp that makes it legal in USSSA in 2012, 2013 and beyond. USSSA does not have a timeframe as to when they will change their rules again.

Tyler Expert
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Would this bat be ok for a slapper?

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE: DXCFI is designed to be end loaded which would not be ideal for a slap hitter. The DeMarini CF5: DXCFP is a balanced model which would help you to have better bat control.

Tom Expert
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Would this be good for a thirteen year old girl? I need a new bat.

Yes, the DeMarini CF5 INSANE is one of the highest performing bats on the market. The INSANE models of the CF5 are going to have an end loaded and the CF5: DXCFP will have a balanced swing weight.

Tom Expert
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Will I be able to use this bat in High School/ASA tournaments in 2013?

Yes. The DeMarini DXCFI is ASA approved (see Bat Features). It will be legal for play in High School and ASA.

Tyler Expert
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What is the difference between the 2012 insane and 2013 insane?

The 2013 CF5 Insane and the 2012 Demarini CF5 Insane differ very little, if you liked the 2012 then you will love the 2013. Demarini used a slightly different composite material with the 2013 and the graphics are different but the swing weight will be the same.

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Could you tell me the difference between the models of CF5 bats (other than length to weight ratio) is? I see CF5, CF5 hope, CF5 Insane, etc. We have purchase 2 CF5 bats and are looking for the best advantage in a bat and don't know which way to go.

The 2013 DeMarini CF5 INSANE is an end loaded bat. The CF5 and the CF5 Hope are both balanced bats. The CF5 Hope is just a special edition bat.

Kara Expert
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About DeMarini
DeMarini

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
  • -10 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF
  • Endloaded Swing Weight
  • Free Shipping!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Geo End Cap
  • Half and Half Technology Makes YOU Stronger
  • TR3 F.L.O. Composite
  • Two-Piece Fully Composite Design
Description for DeMarini CF5 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFI
New for 2013! The queen of diamonds returns to rule softball fields everywhere again this season! The DeMarini CF5 softball bat was born hardcore and built for damsels that CAUSE distress! The CF5 Insane features a two-piece composite design with an endloaded swing weight so that it feels like a -10 with the punch of a -9! The new CF5 Insane softball bat uses all new technology to produce a finished product that can do some serious destruction! By constructing the CF5 using their new TR3 F.L.O. Composite, DeMarini has successfully created their lightest swinging bat yet. TR3 F.L.O. (which stands for Fused Layer Optimized) is a cutting edge material that is the result of the random and naturally chaotic fusing of carbon fibers. This creates a more compact carbon that enables DeMarini to make the new CF5 lighter and stronger than ever before. DeMarini's Half and Half two-piece technology makes YOU stronger by silencing feedback on off-center hits and creating the largest, most responsive sweetspot by flexing before impact and recoiling with a burst of ball-launching energy! The CF5 also features a Geo End Cap that's focus is on keeping the barrel stiff and not letting energy escape through the end of the bat. This gives each and every hit an extra blast of energy. DeMarini: Born Hardcore! The DeMarini CF5 Insane softball bat is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
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