Pros: Just received bat yesterday in the mail, my daughter is playing in the USSSA National Softball Tournament in Southern California , the bat has a lot of pop we were tied 2-2 last up's and she hit a 3 run homer and won the game . The bat had only been out of the box for 4 hours . Bat was never broke-in
Pros: Hot out of the wrapper. Ball flew out of the park.
Was a great bat while it lasted.
Cons: Handle was a bit thicker.
Lost pop quickly!!!
Used the bad for School ball, summer ball and fall ball. I would say toward the end of summer ball, about 35-40 games, the pop was gone and the bat had a rattle.
Pros: Out the box pop bat maybe saw 100 ball before first game. First game pitch she took hit a bases loaded triple. She loves the bat being a home run hitter lets see what this bat does for the rest of the season.
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My daughter is 5â€™7" and 125 pounds. What size bat do you recommend? Also other daughter is 12, 5â€™2" and 85 pounds. What size bat do you recommend?
Asked by Tina
We would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in a 33 inch model for your first daughter mentioned (based on her height and weight) and a 31 inch model for the 2nd daughter.
Daughter is 11. About 5'3" 100 lbs.
What size bat should she be using. Currently using a 32' considering moving to 33"
Asked by RJ
A 32" length would probably be the most common size for her height and weight. You could certainly go up to a 33" length if you think that might be better for her, as both sizes could work. It mostly comes down to personal preference.
Age 11, Weight 95, what weight bat does she need?
Her length of bat is 30.
Asked by MB
The weight of the bat will be determined by the player's strength. Generally at that age and bat length you are looking for anything in the range of an 18oz - 20oz bat.
My daughter is playing on 14U. She is 5'3" tall and 148 lbs. What size bat should she be using? Also which is better the Louisville Slugger Xeno or the DeMarini CF9? She is left handed.
Asked by Dana
We would recommend a 32" or 33" length for her height and weight. Both of these bats are excellent models and have been top sellers for us in the fastpitch category, so I don't think you could go wrong with either model.
What length bat should my daughter be using if she is 5 feet tall and weighs 103 lbs?
Asked by Mooch
Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend purchasing a bat that is 31" in length.
Unfortunately, we are sold out of the 31" size in this 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) and we will not be getting that size back in stock. The 2018 version of this bat, the 2018 DeMarini CFX -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP), will be available in the 31" length.
What is the difference between the 2017 CF9 and the 2018 CFX?
Asked by dozer
DeMarini uses a new 3 Fusion handle and endcap technology in the new CFX model, hoping to improve vibration dampening, overall durability and weight distribution. These are the major changes between the two models.
My daughter is 5â€™3 140lbs. What bat size do you suggest for her to use? Also, will this bat be allowed for high school players in cali?
Asked by sam
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend the 32"/22oz. size of the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP. Furthermore, the CF9 is approved for ASA (which includes high school and NCAA) play.
My 11 year old daughter is 5'4" and 151 pounds, play travel softball. What size bat do you recommend?
Asked by Marvelous
Based on her height and weight, it is suggested that your player swings a 33"/ 21oz bat.
Is the outside temperature important when using the bat or do you have to keep it warm when it's cold outside?
Asked by beast
Its more about the balls. The balls get denser when the weather is cold. The denser the ball, the more damage it can do to the bat.
My daughter is 16 years old. She is 5'1" and 150 lbs. (1) What sized bat should I order? (2) Also, does the bat have all the required stamps that will make it eligible to be used for varsity games?
Asked by Sue
(1) Based upon your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting a fastpitch bat in the 32" length. As long as she can handle the 22 oz weight, I would recommend this bat in the 32"/22 oz size. (2) Yes, this bat has all the needed certifications for use in a varsity high school game.
Most other bats list the certifications present on the bat. Why does this bat not have that list?
Asked by Wader
The bat page for this 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) has the stamp certifications listed in the "features". The stamps on this bat are the following: (ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF).
What does CF9 mean on the bat?
Asked by Debbie
The CF on the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP stands for carbon fiber(composite) which is the material that the bat is made out of. The 9 is in reference to this being the 9th version/edition of this particular bat that they have made over the years.
My daughter is 12 years old, 5â€™3â€ and weighs 102 pounds. What size would you recommend?
Asked by Erik
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in a 32 inch model.
I have an 8 year old who is 60 lbs 42 inches tall. What bat do you recommend?
Asked by K B
Based on the player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in a 27 inch model. Unfortunately this bat is not made in that length. The 2018 DeMarini CFX -11 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS in a 28 inch length may be a better fit.
My daughter is 5' 5" and 85 lbs. She has a powerful and fast swing. Wanted to know which bat would be best for her.
Asked by Deb
I would recommend the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP or the 2017 Louisville Slugger XENO Plus Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPXN170 with a 32" or 33" length.
My daughter is 14 years old, 5' 4", 129 lbs and is a power hitter. She has been out of softball for three years, but wants to try out for high school. Currently swinging her younger sister's CF8 (31-20) and nearly hitting the HS fence. What size and drop do you recommend?
Asked by ed
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend this 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) in the 32" length as long as you feel she can handle the subsequent 22 oz weight. If she is strong enough to swing the 32"/22 oz bat, I would recommend getting that size because it will help maximize her power.
My daughter currently has the Demarini Uprising 31" 19oz bat. She is just not getting the pop off the bat anymore after only a few months so we were looking at the CF9 Insane.
Asked by Softball travel mom
The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP would be a great upgrade for your daughter.
My granddaughter is a pitcher. She's 12 years old, weighs 130 and is 5'5". What bat would you recommend for her?
Asked by Nana
Based on your players height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in a 33 inch.
My daughter is 10 years old and 4' 9". I've been debating between the 30" and 31" CF9 balance/Insane, but I don't want her to out grow out of it too soon. She currently swings an Axe 31/19. What do you recommend?
Asked by bryan
If your player is already swinging a 31" bat, I wouldn't suggest going down in length. If you feel like she can handle the weight, I would go with the 31" 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP not the Insane model, which is end loaded.
Can my daughter use this bat in the batting cages for practice or with weighted balls? 33 inch 23 oz.
Asked by j
No bat is supposed to be used to hit dimple balls. The weighted balls damage the bat.
Daughter is 12 years old, 5' and 165 lbs, would you recommend 32 or 33 in this bat?
Asked by mkwiecozrek
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in a 32 inch model.
My daughter is 12, weighs 135 and is 5'. I think her current bat is a bit heavy for her. She is a power hitter. What size would you recommend?
Asked by JerseyGirl
We would recommend a 32" length of bat for her height and weight. We can't really recommend a weight for the bat as there are too many variables we can't know, such as swing efficiency, strength of the player, etc.
We were at Scheels yesterday and the worker there recommended the DeMarini 33 inch for my 12 year old 5 foot 3, 125 pound daughter. Thoughts?
Asked by Kelly
Your player could use a 33", we suggest a 32". But if your daughter is able to swing a 33" or adjust to it, that is fine as well. The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) being a drop 10 would be a nice bat to make the transition due to it being balanced
My daughter just turned 10 and was using a 30" drop 12. She's 4'9" and weighs 87 lbs. She is a lefty hitter and hits up the middle/opposite field hitter. Would this be a good bat for her? Also, what size would you recommend?
Asked by ness
Yes, I would recommend the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in the 31"/20 ounce size for her.
My daughter is 12 years old 5 foot tall and weighs 80 pounds. She is a contact hitter, is this a good bat for her? What length should she use?
Asked by Z
The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP is an excellent option to consider for your player. Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 31" bat.
What bat length/weight ratio would you suggest for a 15 year old who is 5'2" 105 lbs and an advance club team and high school player?
Asked by JJ
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 32" bat. The length to weight ratio is tough to suggest as that more depends on the players bat speed and strength. However, most 15 year olds are swinging a -10 like the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.
What does it mean by hot out of the wrapper performance?
Asked by lanie
Hot out of the wrapper means that the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP does not require a break in period.
My daughter is 5'6.5 and currently has a 32/22 - thinking of increasing her to 33/23? Thoughts?
Asked by Milo
Just based on her height, she could very easily swing a 32" or 33." If you feel as though she could maintain great bat speed with the larger bat, she would see a little more power with the added mass of the 33" 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.
What height and age do you recommend a child to use a 31" bat?
Asked by lrm
There is no certain age to get the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP in a 31 inch model. The length of the bat will be more the result of the height of the player. For someone needing a 31 inch bat, their height would be around 4'10" to 5'.
My daughter is just now 10, 4 ft 8 in tall and 72 lbs. She now swings a 30 in Worth but we used a friend's CF8 and she can hit it out in the grass now. So we are wanting to buy her a new bat. What is the difference between this one and the WTDXCFS? Which would be better for her and to get the most pop from? She is left handed and I looked at the slapper but not such for distance hitting with it.
Asked by lrm
The only difference between the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP and the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS is the weight of the bats. For example, a 30" WTDXCFP would weigh 20 ounces, and a 30" WTDXCFS would weigh 19 ounces. If she can handle the added weight of the WTDXCFP, she would see greater distance with the heavier bat.
Can you all re-wrap this bat for a left handed hitter. Like the wrapping on the slapper bat? And if so how much is that to have done?
Asked by Lrm
Yes, you can re grip the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP). You just need to take off the grip that comes on the bat and get a new grip, such as a Lizard Skin, and follow their directions on how to put the grip on the bat.
The barrel on the CFP seems shorter and even the diameter seems smaller on this bat compared to the CFS. Is this correct?
Asked by mike
No, the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP and the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS are going to have the same barrel diameter.
What is the difference between this bat and the WTDXCFS? My daughter is 12 years old, 5'1" and weighs 101 lbs. Which DeMarini bat would you recommend for her?
Asked by Kristy
The difference between the two bats is that the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP has a -10 length to weight ratio, and the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS is a -9 length to weight ratio, other than the size, they are very similar bats. Based on your daughter's height and weight I would advise going with the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS.
Does DeMarini make a balanced bat that is a drop 9 or are they all end loaded?
Asked by sclem10
Yes, the WTDXCFF is a balanced version of the DeMarini CF9, available in a -9.
What is the difference between this bat and the hope CF9?
Asked by Taylor
The only difference between the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) and 2017 DeMarini CF9 Hope Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFH) is going to be the color scheme. The Hope model is a limited edition colorway. Portion of the Proceeds from Each of the Hope model Sold is Donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
My daughter is 11 years old. What is the difference between the DXCFS and DXCFP?
Asked by greg
This 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) will differ from the DXCFS bat in regard to its cosmetic look and the length-to-weight ratio (the DXCFP will be a -10 bat and the DXCFS will be a -11 bat).
Why do all of the 2017 DeMarini softball bats have -17 on them? Surely that doesn't mean they're a drop 17?
Asked by Kathy
If you are referring to the "CFP-17" on the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP, that is what DeMarini uses to identify the year the bat was released. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 models will feature "CFA16". It does not mean that the bat has a length to weight ratio of -17.
Is this bat balanced or end loaded?
Asked by Jason Lann
The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP has a balanced swing weight.
My daughter is a second year 14U player and has loved the CF6. I searched high and low for them and unfortunately I can no longer find them. She is becoming more of a power hitter but has never hit it over the fence. What would you recommend? She currently swings a 32" 21 oz.
Asked by happy hitter
The drop -10 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) would be an excellent option for your daughter. The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFS) is the drop -11 model and it will feel familiar to the CF6 that she enjoyed so much, but will feature a higher quality more durable Paraflex composite material.
My daughter currently swings a Worth Legit 2014 33/23. She's looking to switch to something with a familiar feel as the Legit. Can you help me reference to the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP?
Asked by Christi
Both the Worth Legit and the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP are two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. Although both bats will not feel the same due to the different design structures and technology used (composite fiber, end cap, etc) one looking to make a switch will be pleased with the performance of the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP. The new ParaFlex Composite will allow this bat to be hot out of the wrapper and the light swing weight feel will allow for greater bat speed.
My daughter has an LXT Plus and I noticed the CF8 and CF9 both in -10 seem more balanced meaning the LXT seems to be a touch more end loaded. Will this be the same in 2017 with these two bats? Can't find a good comparison of the two.
Asked by thaase
Both the CF lineup from DeMarini as well as the LXT models from Louisville Slugger will be balanced bats (DeMarini does make an end-loaded model - the Insane). As for whether the 2017 model of the LXT will be as evenly balanced would be solely the opinion of the individual player or customer as everyone may offer a difference of opinion on the matter.
Can you get this bat in a -5?
Asked by Ripper
Unfortunately, 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP is not made in a -5. The smallest length to weight ratio that fastpitch softball bats come in is a -8.
Two years before founder Ray DeMarini started his 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.
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Massive Sweet Spot - Composite is Laid More Consistently Along Barrel to Create More Responsive Barrel
Lightest Swinging DeMarini Bats Ever - Stronger Materials Mean Less Composite Needs to Be Used
Hot Out of the Wrapper Performance
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology - Eliminates Vibrations and Redirects Energy to the Barrel
Approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
-10 Length to Weight Ratio
Description for 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat
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. There is a reason more top college programs choose DeMarini than any other bat. The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP is the most balanced swinging bat on the market so it's no wonder it is DeMarini's most popular stick! It all starts 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. This allows players to not worry about the possibility of sting and increases their confidence tremendously at the plate. With a two-piece composite design, a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, and a -10 length to weight ratio, the DXCFP will be approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. The 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS is also covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. DeMarini: Only the best... For the best! Get yours today with Free Shipping!
I was extremely pleased with service I received and the price of the bats. I plan on purchasing bats for the entire team in the future.