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DeMarini Distance Youth Baseball Bat: DXDSL

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  • good bat -good weight and pop and nice barrel size,great for price

    powerhitter
  • This bat has an unbelievable amount of pop and it has no sting

    Jimmy O.

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Pros:  My 10yr old son loves this bat. No sting and good pop. Nice bat for the price

Cons:  None

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Pros:  Tried it once it seems better the easton reflex. It makes nice sound and grip is good. My son likes it

Cons:  None so far.

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Pros:  Great bat with good pop! My little leaguer loves it.

Cons:  None that we have seen so far.

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Pros:  Purchased for machine pitch. Good bat no sting in hands and good ball reaction. Nice deal great price.......

Cons:  none

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Cons:  Dents much too easily. My 10yr old, 80lb son dented 2 of of these bats off pitches in the batting cage rendering them illegal.

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Cons:  Large dent on the first at-bat of the first game it was used in, large enough that the bat could not be used again. I'm returning that bat to DeMarini and here looking for a bat that will last more than 1 game.

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Pros:  great for contact hitters and DeMARINI is always trustworthy

Cons:  not as good as the Easton rampage for home run hitting

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Was this review helpful ? 7 4

Pros:  Has good pop..large sweet spot

Cons:  Dents too easily,didn't last a month....may be better for contact hitters.. believe the reviews about dents. my son's is dented even though he rotated each time at plate and cage.

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Pros:  Good bat for the price. Son is moving up from a 28” Reflex (nice and light) to at 29” Distance. Size and weight differences aside, I think the Demarini provides better pop. He does not complain about sting with the shock system. Eventually plan to get a more expensive composite bat and use the Distance for batting cage use.

Cons:  Grip can leave a sticky feel without gloves on.

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Cons:  My son used this thee day he got it at baseball practice that night. He used it once more at his teams practice and then with me when we had batting practice together. With his team practice a large dent developed and while with me a second one developed. The balls we were using were almost new and he is a small 11 year old. Thankfully, Justbats is crediting us upon the return, but the bat was a big dissapointment.

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Pros:  Nice pop.

Cons:  Durability a big concern. My 8yr old son dented his 30" model within a week. Company honored warranty but dented the 2nd one just as fast.

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Pros:  AWESOME

Cons:  NON

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Pros:  I am a 9 year old contact hitter that needed a new bat.I got the Distance and now I am a contact/power hitter.the bat is great.

Cons:  none so far

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Pros:  good bat

Cons:  none

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Pros:  good bat -good weight and pop and nice barrel size,great for price

Cons:  dents a little easy

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Pros:  GREAT BAT NO SHOCK LOOKS NICE NOT TO MUCH MONEY

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Pros:  Good bat for the price.

Cons:  Doesn't have a lot of pop

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Pros:  NONE.

Cons:  10 year old son dented bat second hit...

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Pros:  Excellent bat for the price, My 7 year old son hit his first home run with this bat. Lots of pop and just plain solid sound. Great weight and balance, you can feel it the first time you pick it up. Classic bat prefer it over the composites. Very durable, great beginner bat.

Cons:  None at this price, bat will last for years.

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Pros:  Had this bat since last season still no dents, but never taking it to Batting Cage.

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Pros:  This bat has an unbelievable amount of pop and it has no sting.

Cons:  It's durability is pretty good just not the best.

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Cons:  Horrible bat, dents too easily. First bat dented, I returned it and the second bat the same thing, would expect better from Demarini

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Cons:  bat dents easy, my 8 year old weighs 48 pounds and has dented his in 4 places

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Pros:  price

Cons:  heavy swing weight, not much pop

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Pros:  good grip light weight

Cons:  want to steel it

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Cons:  Made dent

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Pros:  not a good bat for older kids but maybe for minors and double aa

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Pros:  It's a good bat

Cons:  But it dents very easily the first time I used it. It was a terrible bat

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What is the difference in a 31/20 and a 31/21 besides the obvious ounce? If a bat is the same length, where does the extra ounce come in? Thicker aluminum, the barrel getting fatter a hair farther up the bat?

Bat weight is typically altered by the addition of epoxy resins within the bat. This is done just before the knob is sealed off and manufacturers can apply these resins anywhere within the walls of the bat.

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My son is using a 30/20 bat. He is 5'2". According to charts he should have at least a 31" bat. Is there much difference as far as hitting the ball farther with a 20 oz. bat compared to 21 oz. bat? I'd like to stay at same weight for bat speed, but not if it decreases the hitting power a lot.

As a player gets older and stronger, it's best to increase the weight of their bat. This is because as kids get stronger and play more ball, they will develop better bat speed and hitting mechanics. If you keep the same bat weight from year to year, the player will not be able to generate as much inertia as the previous year (even though bat speed may be the same). And more inertia will translate in to more power. Another reason you want to increase bat weight with each new bat is because when the player reaches 8th or 9th grade, he will have to start using a much heavier -3 bat. Many players who use the same bat size year after year leading up to 8th or 9th grade, struggle mightily when trying to adapt to a heavier bat.

Tyler Expert
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Is this bat legal to play in rookie league 7,8, and 9year olds for 2013? Also, my son is 8 yrs, 65 pounds and 51.5 inches tall, last year he used a 28 inch Easton that was 18 ounces but by the end of the year , he was coming around way to fast on the ball. He is a really good strong hitter. If I get the 29 inch bat, it will be one ounce less then the one he used last year, but would be an inch longer. What bat size do you recommend for him?

If your son is getting around too fast with the 18 oz. we would not recommend using a lighter bat like the 2012 DeMarini Distance: DXDSL Youth. We recommend a 29" 19 oz. bat for his height and weight. For exact rules in your league we recommend contacting your local league official.

Kara Expert
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Is this a balanced or end loaded bat? Thanks!

The weight in the 2012 DeMarini Distance is pretty evenly distributed. This will give the bat a pretty balanced feel.

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How come this says USSSA approved but I don't see the stamp? Do I need a certificate to prove to umps this is approved or will they know without the stamp?

Small barrel bats don't have to have the USSSA thumbprint stamp until 2014. Only the USSSA BPF 1.15 mark on the barrel of the bat is required for play in 2012. The 2012 DeMarini Distance is legal in 2012.

Kara Expert
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what's the difference between last year and this year's model?

There really isn't going to be much of a difference between the 2011 and 2012 Distance. DeMarini did work to improve the durability of the bat while maintaing the same performance.

TJ Expert
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Is this BB Cor??

This bat has the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp, it it not BBCOR. No 2 1/4" barrel will ever be a BBCOR as they are youth bats. BBCOR is only adult size bats.

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DeMarini Distance Youth Baseball Bat: DXDSL
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
  • -12 Length to Weight Ratio
  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for Play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA
  • BPF 1.15
  • DX1 Alloy
  • Free Shipping!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Hybrid Performance Grip
  • One-Piece Aluminum Design
  • Rotation Index for Even Break-In
  • Shock Diffusion Handle (SDH)
Description for DeMarini Distance Youth Baseball Bat: DXDSL
One player and one team at a time, DeMarini has taken over the baseball world. Step on to a diamond anywhere in the country and you're bound to see players of any age swinging DeMarini baseball bats. Ever since its arrival on the scene two years ago, the DeMarini Distance has been one of the bigger surprises in the baseball world. Garnering great reviews and praise, the Distance is ready for an encore performance. The Distance is made from DX1 Alloy which delivers the perfect balance of high KSI strength and fracture toughness for long lasting performance. The Distance also features DeMarini's Shock Diffusion Handle (SDH) which uses an exclusive rubberized coating designed to decrease the shock felt at impact! The handle is wrapped with a Hybrid Performance Grip with provides the optimal amount of comfort and tack that top hitters demand. As with all DeMarini bats, the Distance is marked with a Rotation Index to remind players to rotate their bat every time up. This creates an even break-in and greatly extends the life of the bat. DeMarini: Insane Dedication to Performance! The Distance is approved for play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
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