Pros: This is a vaery nice bat that has the biggest sweet spot ever has that nice ring to it when a ball hits the sweet spot. Very light compared to my other bats and very well balanced
Cons: None that I can think of
2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC
great pop not much vibration
Pros: This is a vaery nice bat that has the biggest sweet spot ever has that nice ring to it when a ball hits the sweet spot. Very light compared to my other bats and very well balanced
Cons: None that I can think of
Pros: this is no joke probably the best bat on the market. i used a drop 3 but it felt like a drop 10 (feels super light). has INSANE pop. it looks soooooo good i almsot didnt want to use it until i saw how much pop it has, then all i wanted to do was use it
Cons: it is really expensive, but then again it is the best bat on the market
Pros: This bat is by far the best bat DeMarini has made, It has amazing pop, the General feel is great, The durability is fantastic because I've been swinging it all winter and it still feels new. There is no vibration what so ever and it is just overall a great bat.
Cons: The only con I can think of is that it costs $450 but if you are looking for a top tier bat that is worth the money then you've found the right one.
Pros: has great feel and looks great for a Demarini bat
Cons: The pop isn't as good as people say. Way too expensive for a bat that doesn't have that good of pop
Pros: Was seeking balanced feeling replacement BBCOR/high school bat for my 15 year old son after Easton recently discontinued his favorite S1 model. This new CF Zen is hands down the most balanced BBCOR bat I have ever felt. Feels much lighter in your hand then -3 rating and has a super balanced swing weight. Like an Easton S1 but with more barrel.
Cons: Smallish knob is not a negative just worth mentioning since it is a little different them most conventional designs. Also not a negative but just be aware that it won't last forever. Have owned previous DeMarini CF composite models and they are good for a few seasons depending on reps and care/conditions.
Pros: Bought this bat for my 13 yr old son who plays on a Triple A Team. He claims he is now ready to hit for the cycle every game since he has used this bat. We'll see!!!
Cons: Price was a bit steep but that is my only drawback so far.
Pros: lots of pop for a bbcor bat. this bat will cost you some $$$, but you get what you pay for. this is one of the best bbcor bats on the market.
Pros: EXCEPTIONAL BAT!!! Well balanced, insane pop out of wrapper, nice details and graphics. Bat feels good from stance to contact per my son. 13U player
Cons: Nothing as of yet. Low durability rating due to being new so no info on that topic yet. I'm sure it will be satisfactory though.
Pros: The center of mass on this bat is nearly two inches closer toward the hands when compared to a Marucci Cat 7. Using a diamond kinetics swing tracker, the acceleration and power metrics are both improved by double-digit percentage points. Back-to-back distance off of a tee also shows the CF's advantage over the Cat 7. Especially for someone looking for a balanced bat, this is a great choice. The knob and flare of the handle are also very comfortable. We rated 'pop' as a 3 because, especially for a BBCOR, there is really no discernible difference from bat to bat.
Cons: The elephant in the room....it's over $400. I prefer the grip on an Easton or the Marucci Cat 7 too.
Pros: Unmatched materials & design. Best CF to date.
Cons: Price has gotten out of control! Willing to pay this hefty price due to the outstanding quality of this bat.
Pros: light balanced, great feel, amazing pop
Cons: rattle noise inside barrel after hitting only 40 balls
Pros: Balanced/Good Pop out of wrapper.
Cons: Stock grip way too thin. Do yourself a favor and buy A Marrucci 1,75 mm grip like I did.
Pros: Good pop, you don't really feel anything so it is a more flexible bat. The ball jumps when you hit it in the sweet spot
Cons: The ball just dies if you hit it anywhere besides the sweet spot, sweet spot isn't truly as large as they say. Not incredibly balanced compared to bats like the Slugger Prime 617 or COMBAT or Rawlings Velo Models. My bat broke somehow when hit right in the sweet spot and didn't go anywhere, it could've been the weather but it is odd for a $450 bat to do that.
Pros: This bat looks so sick. Better than I expected. Has a great pop. Very balanced. Sounds great. Bought this for my 13 year old son. He is having a great time with it. Can't go wrong with this bat. Highly recommend.
Pros: This is a great bat. Very balanced and has nice hit action and pop.
Cons: It broke after only 1 month's use. It cracked and something inside is now rattling around. It does have a 12 month warranty but you really have to jump through hoops to return it with DeMarini. It takes a long time after you return the bat to get a "store credit" and then you have to reorder it and have it shipped. In the mean time you are without a bat that cost $449. Not good in the middle of baseball season.
Pros: looks nice
Cons: NO POP. Rings your hands if u dont hit it on sweet spot
Pros: great pop not much vibration
Cons: broke very fast
Pros: Great balance and pop. Looks good.
Pros: Great feel and solid pop, no vibration into the handle, very balanced swing weight, sounds crisp and sweet spot seems larger than previous CF models.
Cons: My son hit a line drive to left off the end of the bat - ball went to left field and half of the end cap went to 2nd base. Warranty claim was submitted along with follow-up emails and calls, no contact from Demarini in over a month with only a week or two left in my sons high school career since he is a senior. The bat is good, but after the purchase customer service has been unacceptable. To say he is disappointed to not be able to use his bat would be an understatement. With tax included, this has ended-up being almost $500 down the drain. Very upsetting for a parent who is also a player and has been a Demarini supporter for over 20 years.
Pros: great pop
Cons: team has went through 2 this season because they crack so fast. also the handle is unconventionally small.
Pros: This bat feels incredibly light and is a very good bat if you are patient.
Cons: When I bought this bat I was very excited to break it out of the box and go swing it. Well I was wrong when I first used it it felt dead and just terrible. As I have swung the bat it has gotten better so we went to multiple bat experts and they all said the same thing. The CF Zen has to be broken in and then it will be good. They also said it is "Cold out of the box" as in the pop will get better as you use it and hit the ball on different parts of the bat. They told us that Easton and Louisville Slugger bats are "hot" and they are ready to go right out of the box with all the pop. So if you are going to buy this bat I suggest you be patient and get lots of work in with the bat before you're season starts.
Pros: amazing pop. cant go wrong with this bat. i got it for my 13 year old son and he loves it and now does work for me around the house:).
Cons: NONE AT ALL
Pros: Lots of pop.
Cons: Broke after 5 months of use. Same issue as others reported with piece rattling inside.
Pros: PERFORMED WELL OUT OF THE BOX, FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS.
Cons: I BELIEVE THE END CAP WAS COMING APART INSIDE THE BARREL. BAT SOUNDED LIKE A BIG BABY RATTLE. PERFORMANCE WENT WAY DOWN. JUST LIKE MY $450.00.
Pros: It feels awesome. when you hit off the sweet spot you can't even feel you hit it.
Cons: The grip opens up badly so I got a lizzard skin right before something inside the bad atarted ratting. Had to send back. Would never spend so much like this on a bat again.
Pros: i have a question when you get the demerini do i have to break it in
Pros: the bat was balance and it felt great when I was not hitting balls
Cons: vibration is horrible pop is alright durability just sucks I suggest you get the prime it is way hotter and has a lot of pop
Cons: bat broke inside of 3 months. rattles
Pros: Pop right out of the wrapper. Huge sweet spot. Looks great. More balanced than the insane. No vibration. Durability seems better than previous non BBCOR zen that I used. My son made the switch to BBCOR and while there are obvious differences in sound and feel, this Zen just further reinforces my love for Demarini.
Cons: Price. But, you get what you pay for. Got this for $100 less thanks to just bats.
Pros: Larger than normal sweet spot and a great balanced feel
Cons: Really expensive and the grip area is smaller than normal diameter, almost requires a lizard skin type grip to increase overall size for hands that would be swinging a 33" length bat for example
Pros: Balanced feel, massive sweet spot, good pop, looks great. Lots of jealous teammates.
Cons: developed a rattle in the barrel after only 4 weeks of use. Umpire says we can't use it. Returning to DeMarini for warranty coverage, but unless we want it back after the season ends, had to send it next day air. I coulda really used that $170 next day shipping cost on something else.
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Do the CF Zen BBCOR and the CF Insane BBCOR bats have the same sized barrel (not barrel diameter)?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC and the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Bat: DXCIC will have the same size of sweet spot.
Are these bats legal for high school and USSSA play?
Yes 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC will be legal for High School and USSSA play.
Does the 2017 CF Zen have a lighter swing weight than than the 917 Prime?
Both bats are balanced and 2 piece composite. The swing weight will be almost the same if not identical.
I'm 5'2, 100 pounds in 14u, what size bat would be good for me?
If you are required to swing a BBCOR bat, I would recommend a 31" 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC based on your height and weight.
Are you allowed to use a BBCOR bats in the new USA bat rules as a 13 year old?
You would be able to use the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in USA rules from the information that we have been given. I would check with your league to be sure.
Is the BBCOR bat standard changing in 2018? Will this bat be eligible for play in BBCOR tournaments and high school in 2018?
The BBCOR standard is not changing in 2018. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC will still be legal for play in high school and BBCOR tournaments.
I'm 5'8" and 180 lbs. What bat size would y'all recommend?
Based upon your height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) in the 33" length option as long as you can handle the subsequent 30 oz weight.
I'm 5'10" tall and weigh 160 pounds. What size should I get?
We would suggest a 32" length of bat for someone your size.
My son is 5'2'' and 90 pounds and needs a BBCOR for this season. What size do you recommend?
The best size to get the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in, based on your height and weight, would be 30 inches and 27 ounces.
I am 5'10" and 125 pounds. What size should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 31" model of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC. However, you could bump up to a 32" size as well if you were comfortable with your bat speed and strength.
I am 5'5" and 130 pounds. What size do you think I should get?
I would suggest a 32'' 29 oz in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC.
Do you have to break-in the CF Zen?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is pretty hot out of the wrapper and it does not necessarily require a break-in period. However, we feel it will still benefit from a small break-in period of about 100 swings. It is best to take those swings off a tee while rotating the barrel a quarter turn every few swings and gradually working your swing speed up to 100%.
I am 5'7" and 155 lbs, what size would you recommend for me?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in a 32 inch model.
How thick is the grip tape on the CF Zen? We replaced the original because it was worn and my son doesn't like the thicker grip tape I put on it. We are wanting to get the same thickness as the original.
We don't have the exact thickness of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC, but we could estimate it at about 0.5 mm.
Which bat is better, this bat or the CAT 7?
The Marucci Cat 7 has better user ratings from our customers compared to the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC. However, that doesn't necessarily mean it is better than the CF Zen. It depends on the batter and their personal preference.
I'm 5'8" tall and weigh 150 lbs, and am 13 years old. What bat should I get? The Zen or Insane?
If you are a power hitter and feel you can handle the end-load model, then the Insane will work great for you. If you are more of a contact hitter who likes a well balanced model, then the standard CF Zen will suit your style more.
Do you know when they will release the 2018 model?
Unfortunately, we do not have the exact release date of the 2018 models. Usually they are release towards the end of the summer or early fall.
Can I use this bat in high school?
Yes you can use the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in high school. All BBCOR bats are standard regulation for high school.
I am 5'9 and 3/4", weigh 145 lbs. What bat would be the right fit for me?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC.
My son is 5'3 and 155 lbs. He is 12 and will be 13 for the upcoming season. Which BBCOR bat do you suggest as it will be his first season playing with this type bat?
Based on your son's height and weight I would suggest going with a 31" 28oz (drop 3) option for a BBCOR bat. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a fully composite, balanced bat with a 4-star overall rating.
I am 5'3" and weigh 98 lbs, and I was wondering which size bat I should get.
For the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC I would recommend a 29 inch.
I'm 5'10.5" and weigh 136 and looking into this bat. I want it to last for a couple years. I play school ball and 13u travel. What length is good for me and is this a good bat for my playing styles?
Based on your height and weight I would recommend the 33" model for the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC. This is a very durable option.
Is this bat a durable bat and is it a light -3?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) is a durable option and it is a light swinging -3 bat.
I am 5'3" and 105 pounds. What is the best length?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in a 30 inch model.
I am currently the DH for my 8th grade team. Looking for a new bat. I am 6'2 and 210. If this bat is not for me can you recommend one.
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a top of the line bat and it is a great option for any type of hitter. Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model.
Is this USA approved?
No, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is BBCOR certified.
My son is 5'2" and 90 pounds, but is going to high school next year and must swing a BBCOR. Is this a bat that has a light swing weight?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC will be a very balanced bat which will help make the bat feel lighter.
Is the 2017 Demarini Zen bat better or more in demand than the 2017 Insane? What are pros and cons on both bats?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is in higher demand due to its balanced swing weight. The Insane is generally for strictly power hitters. Since there isn't as many true power hitters as more average players, the balanced Zen is more popular. The CF Zen will offer the ability to create more bat speed, whereas the CF Insane will offer more mass behind the ball for more power and greater distances if the player can handle the added swing weight.
How do you size a bat for a player's height and weight? My son needs a drop 3 bat. He currently uses a drop 5 32/27. He is 5'11" and weighs 150 lbs.
Based on his height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in a 32" 29 ounce size.
What size bat would you recommend for a 6'2", 220 lb player?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC in a 33 or 34 inch model - depending on your preference.
My son has a 31 inch DeMarini CF6 Paradox Composite that he has loved but now needs to upgrade and I'm looking at the Zen as he is a contact hitter. He has also grown quite a bit in a short time. He is now 5'7" and 178 lbs and should be moved up to a 33" but I'm nervous as he would go from 28 ounces to 30. Should I consider a 32" or is he just to big and does he need to be using a 33"?
We would suggest a 32" or a 33" bat, either one would be fine. Some other factors to consider are how far he stands from the plate, if he ever chokes up or not, etc.
What is the difference between this bat and the Zero Dark BBCOR model?
This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) will be the exact same bat as the Delta Force Zero Dark CF ZEN BBCOR in its construction. The only difference will be cosmetics.
Am I allowed to use this bat in USSSA tournaments?
Yes, this 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) should be allowed for use in USSSA tournaments since it has the BBCOR .50 certification which is stricter in its performance allowance than what is allowed off USSSA 1.15 BPF bats.
Is this bat USSSA approved?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is stamped with BBCOR approval and as such does not feature the USSSA stamp.
Does the "Insane" version contain more pop than the balanced CF Zen?
It does not have more pop, but it ultimately depends on the type of player to determine which one would provide you with the best performance. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC has more of a balanced swing weight and it is typically best suited for a contact hitter. The CF Insane model features an end loaded design and it is typically best suited for a power hitter.
Is the DeMarini CF Zen DXCBC end loaded or balanced or is the Insane the end loaded version of the Zen?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a balanced two-piece fully composite bat. If seeking the end loaded model then one would want that which contains "Insane" in the product heading. If one sees "Insane" in any 2017 models from DeMarini then these bats would be end loaded.
What's the difference between the Voodoo and this?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a two-piece fully composite bat and the DeMarini Vooodoo is a two-piece hybrid bat, meaning it has an alloy barrel and composite handle.
Which is a "hotter" bat - the DeMarini Zen or the Easton Beast?
With BBCOR bats being so highly regulated, there is not a bat out there that is significantly hotter than the others. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC may feature a more balanced swing weight design compared to the BEAST.
Is it better to go heavier or lighter when buying this bat, or any bats?
The correct weight really depends on what you are comfortable with and what you have used in the past. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a balanced bat, so it will be a better fir for contact hitters.
Caomparing the Louisville Slugger Prime 917 to the Zen Balance. What bat is better overall?
Both the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC and the 2017 LS Prime 917 are greats bats to consider when looking at two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. Hard to say which one would be significantly better than the other. Would recommend reviewing customer reviews to get a better gauge of each product.
I am 13, 6'3" and 160 pounds and I play for a travel team where all of my opponents are older than me. I'm looking for an upgrade from my 2015 Easton XL1. I'm conflicted between getting the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen (BBCOR) or the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS (also BBCOR). Which bat do you recommend, and if neither, which brand/model?
Both the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC and the 2016 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVXC are great bats to consider from DeMarini. They will be slightly different in construction with the Zen being a two-piece fully composite model with a balanced swing weight while the Vexxum will be a hybrid design with an alloy barrel and composite handle - it too will also be balanced. Reviews show that both bats have been great from a performance and durability standpoint. If playing in warmer weather consistently then the Zen might perform a little better as composite material bats tend to get hotter with 72+ degree weather. If playing in colder climates then we would recommend getting the Vexxum as alloy barrels show better durability.
Is DeMarini making both a balanced and end-loaded version of the CF Zen (if so, how do I tell the difference?), or is the CF Insane the end-loaded version?
DeMarini did make both, and end-loaded and balanced model but the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is the end-loaded model and the DeMarini CF ZEN is the balanced mdoel.
Would you prefer a MAKO Beast BBCOR, a DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR, or Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR? Which is the most durable, can be most trusted, and has the most pop?
All three of these bats, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC, 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 and 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK are great two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights to consider. Since all three of these bats are 2017 models it is tough to say which of these bats might perform better or offer greater durability. At the end of the day, BBCOR bats are all very similar when it comes to pop (the testing standards make it tough for a bat to significantly outperform competitors) so it really comes down to what manufacturer the consumer trusts.
Is the CF Zen BBCOR bat USSSA stamped?
This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) will be BBCOR certified and even though it does not feature USSSA certification, it will still be allowed in USSSA tourneys (due to the certification for BBCOR bats being stricter than USSSA).
I'm looking to upgrade from the Rawlings Velo for my son who will be playing high school next year. Would you consider 2017 DeMarini CF Zen to be a huge upgrade?
The Rawlings Velo is a very high quality bat so I would not say the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) is a "huge" upgrade. It is however a very high quality bat and the CF series has been one of the most popular series around for many years. I would highly recommend it.
I'm looking to purchase the DeMarini CF Zen. I am 6 ft tall and I prefer to swing a 32 inch balanced bat. Would you recommend this?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC would make a great bat for someone looking for a balanced bat. This bat features a two-piece, fully composite construction and is one of the more balanced bats currently on the market.
Were is the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen (Balanced) BBCOR (-3) bat made?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC are made in the China.
Does DeMarini make a 32/27 end loaded bat? I know they make the Insane Balanced but would prefer an end loaded bat as 32/29 is too heavy.
Unfortunately no, we do not carry any DeMarini models that are end loaded in the 32"/27oz size.
I am looking between these two bats. My son is 6'2: and 180 lbs and has a exit velo of 91 mph. Should he be looking at a one piece bat or 2 piece composite?
It is really a matter of personal preference of whether or not someone would want a one piece bat or a two piece bat. Both the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVOC) are great bats and you really cannot go wrong either way. Here is a good article that helps with deciding between a one piece bat or a two piece bat - http://blog.justbats.com/blog/index.php/3166/one-piece-vs-two-piece-bats
Do you think this bat is good for an 11 year old that plays middle school baseball and travel baseball?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen is one of the most popular bats currently on the market. It has a two-piece, fully composite construction with a balanced swing weight which is generally preferred by youth players. More than likely, you will need a senior league model depending on the bat rules and regulations for the leagues you are playing in.
My son is 6'1" and 160 lbs. What bat size do you recommend?
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC.
Which bat has more pop and balance, the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR or the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR?
Both of these bats are gong to be very comparable and both very high end bats. They will have similar performance. I would give the edge to the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) on balance through, with it being more balanced.
Is this bat a drop 3 and is it half and half?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) is a -3 and it is a 2 piece composite bat. So the handle and the barrel are both going to be composite.
Why is it that most people say power hitters prefer one piece bats for the energy transfer? Does this mean a one piece hits the ball better for power?
One-piece bats provide little or no give and have a stiff feel when contact is made with the ball. Due to the fact that one-piece bats have a very minimal amount of flex at contact, little or no energy is lost which results in more power. For this reason, one-piece bats are preferred by stronger players with above average bat speed such as a power hitter. Two-piece bats provide more flex at contact with the ball. The two-piece construction creates a â€œwhipâ€ effect that results in an increase in bat speed. An increase in bat speed results in an increase in power. For this reason players with average or below average bat speed such as a contact hitter, prefer two-piece bats .
Which bat would be better for a power hitter who is 6 feet and 165 pounds? The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC, or the 2017 Marruci CAT 7 Connect BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBCC7?
Typically power hitters prefer a more stiff feel for maximum energy transfer such as a one-piece, aluminum bat like the 2017 Marruci CAT 7 Connect BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBCC7. The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a top bat on the market as well and can be used by both power and contact hitters. It will have a more flexible feel with its two-piece design that will allow for additional barrel flex which helps to increase trampoline effect.
What's better in terms of barrel length, the Easton MAKO BEAST or the DeMarini CF Zen?
Both the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen (DXCBC) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST (BB17MK) will have long barrels with very large sweet spots, and the two will both be very comparable performance-wise.
I noticed some of the CF Zens have different knobs then others. Why is that?
All of the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR (DXCBC) bats have the same RCK Knob on them that fits the hand well for a comfortable grip.
Should this bat not be used below a certain temperature?
Any metal bat will perform better in warmer temperatures. With the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC being a composite barrel bat it would be wise to use in temperatures exceeding 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It can certainly be used in less favorable conditions but could experience durability issues quicker than usual especially when the temperatures drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Is this basically the same bat as the CF8 from last year?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is the newest version of the DeMarini CF model line. The new Para-Flex Composite in the barrel makes the bat 22% stronger than the CF8 and allows for optimum flex.
Which has a lighter swing weight, the CF Zen or MAKO BEAST?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) and the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK) are going to feature very balanced designs and both are going to have light swing weights. The Zen is going to have the Low Pro End Cap which optimizes weight, feel, & compression throughout barrel. The Mako Beast is going to feature an extremely low MOI which will help it be extremely balanced.
If I'm 6 ft and weigh 155 pounds and am going into 9th grade, what size should I get?
Based on your height and weight we would recommend you swing a 33/30. But this is definitely just a recommendation and if a 33/30 feels to heavy, or light, you can defiantly move to a 32/29 or a 34/31.
What is the difference between the CF Zen and the Voodoo Balanced?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC is a two-piece 100% composite bat while the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced BBCOR is a two-piece hybrid bat (alloy barrel / composite handle).
Does the CF Insane have a longer barrel than the CF Zen, despite it being end-loaded?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC and the CF Insane have the same barrel length and sweet spot size.
If I buy this bat, but it is too heavy for me and has not been used, can I exchange it for a different size?
As long as the bat is unused and hasn't made contact with a baseball, you can return it to us for a full refund or exchange it for another model or size.
Does the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen bat need to be broken-in before use?
This 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Balanced BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC) should be pretty ready for use right out of the package. If any break-in is needed to get the bat ready to display game-ready performance, it should only consist of a day of use that includes some BP and tee work.
Is the grip nearest to the knob thicker then the CF8? Could you make it so it is like the CF8 grip?
The 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Balanced BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC seems to have a slightly thicker grip at the handle/knob than the CF8 model. We are not sure if this can be changed or not and the only way to find out would be to remove the grip tape and then either re-grip it with an after market grip or see if there is something that DeMarini is placing near the knob to make the grip thicker.
What's the difference between this bat and DeMarini's other new bat and the cf8? I've been trying to decide which ones a better pick for me.
The new 2017 DeMarini CF Zen Balanced BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXCBC, there is also the CF Zen End Load, will have the new ParaFlex composite barrel dynamic fiber orientation for max performance, feel, & durability. This will make the bat feel lighter than the CF8 model and will also not require any break-in. The CF Zen End Load will have a slightly different weight distribution and would be a great option for a hitter who hits for power and has a strong top hand.
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