New for 2017! The leader in fastpitch is back and better than ever. Not only does it feature a new number but DeMarini has improved the most popular model in its class and continues to lead the pack with its advanced features. The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFA is perfect for those left handed, speedy slap hitters. In comparison to the DXCFP -10 model, the Slapper features a lower MOI and an extended 14" barrel for maximum plate coverage and better barrel manipulation. In addition, it will also feature a unique grip tape orientation to maximize comfort and feel for lefty hitters and will decrease the chances of the grip bunching or ripping in comparison to the 'normal' orientation. However, don't believe for a second that you must only slap with the DECFA. When you don't want to slap, this bat acts as a lighter swinging -10 with enough mass and pop to give contact hitters an advantage when driving the ball into the gaps. Like all other CF9 models, the Slapper comes with the brand-new Paraflex Composite Barrel which offers 22% stronger carbon fibers compared to the Paradox+ Composite on last years model. This makes for less composite material needed allowing for the lightest swinging DeMarini bat ever! Additionally, it allows the composite material to lay more consistently creating a more responsive barrel, a massive sweet spot, and hot out of the wrapper performance. The D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology is back with a vengeance and still eliminates vibration on off-center hits while redirecting more energy into the barrel. With a two-piece composite design, a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, and a -10 length to weight ratio, the DXCFA will be approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFA is also covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. DeMarini: For the gamers! Get yours today with Free Shipping!