Pros: The bat is hot out the wrapper, no issues with sting unless ball was hit on the very end.
Cons: The CF Zen Junior Big Barrel was a replacement for my sons CF 8 JBB. The bats were both very similar with the difference being durability. First bat lasted about 9 months (league and several tourneys) while the replacement cracked within 3 months of use. If you buy, save your receipt! Getting bat replaced was not a hassle but you only get a one-time replacement, so you may get 8 months out of 2 bats!
Pros: Great pop for 2 games
Cons: Pop immediately dropped after second game. Won't buy this brand again.
I've seen bat weights stay true and I've also seen bats up to 2 ounces heavier than their listed weight. The 26" model of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY will weigh right around 16 ounces instead of its listed weight of 15 ounces.
This bat has the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification stamp. If your league allows USSSA bats, then this will be legal, although it is recommend for players age 8 and under as listed in the bat features. You might check with your coach or league commissioner to see if your league requires USSSA or USA certified bats.
This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat (DXCBY) is designed for use in coach pitch and machine pitch baseball. If your player is facing anyone that is consistently throwing around or over 45 mph, the durability of this bat could be compromised.
New from DeMarini for 2017! For the past 28 years, DeMarini has delivered nothing but the best in terms of quality and innovation. They refuse to settle and continuously stay ahead of the curve with their technology and materials. The 2017 CF Zen is no exception as DeMarini has done it yet again. Their combination of state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials comes together to create the most powerful, lightest swinging bat to date. This elite design was made for an elite hitter. The beautifully crafted CF Zen balanced baseball bat starts with the brand-new ParaFlex Composite Barrel Dynamic Fiber Orientation which delivers maximum performance and an enhanced sweet spot. With 22% stronger carbon fibers, DeMarini's engineers have met the needs of more hitters while increasing the strength and durability. Additionally, it provides hot out of the wrapper performance that continues to improve with each and every swing. The elegantly designed D-Fusion 2.0 Handle is back which has proven time and time again that it reduces vibration while redirecting energy back into the barrel for more confidence at the plate and longer ball flights. On the other end, the Low Pro end cap optimizes the swing weight and provides the ultimate sound and feel throughout the barrel during each swing. Similar to that of the other CF designs, this one is a two-piece, fully composite design with an extremely well-balanced swing weight. Rest assured that this CF Zen will put you in a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. DeMarini: Power Of Choice!
This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat: DXCBY features a -11 length to weight ratio, a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Additionally, this baseball bat is covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty and is recommended for players ages eight and under who are participating in a coach pitch league. Make sure to order your CF Zen today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!
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