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2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
13.00 Inch Barrel Length
Midload Swing Feel (Slightly End Loaded)
Two-Piece Slow Pitch Bat (Composite Barrel + Alloy Handle)
Displays The USA Softball (ASA) Certification Stamp
Colorway: Grey | Silver
Continuous Fiber Barrel Wall Construction - From Swing Number 1, This Bat Displays Consistent, High Performance
Gapped Wall Technology - A Low Compression Outer Wall & An Even Lower-Compression Inner Wall Have A Tiny Gap Between Them. That Gap Allows The Walls Work Together To Give You A Progressive Spring On Contact.
ZnX Alloy Handle - The Alloy That Creates The Handle Is Heat-Treated & This Treatment Creates Rigid Handle At Contact. The Rigid Handle Then Causes The Barrel To Flex More And Create Top Performance.
This Bat Is Designed & Built In The USA
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
DeMarini Nihilist OG 13" Midload USA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTDXNIH-22
Step into the slow pitch batter's box with confidence when you reach for a Nihilist! These Nihilist bats are here to continue putting forth a USA Softball (ASA) rated bat that will perform like the DeMarini Flippers of old!
This Nihilist OG is going to be made with a composite material barrel and alloy handle construction that USA Softball (ASA) players have loved for years on the Flipper bats (made in the past by DeMarini). As well, this bat will feature the familiar Midload that the Flipper bats featured. A Midload bat places the balance point at the middle of the barrel (as opposed to the end of the barrel like an end-loaded bat -or- closer to the connection point like a balanced bat). If you were looking for the common term that might be used to describe the load on this bat, you could possibly hear someone say it is "slightly end-loaded".
The big addition to the Nihilist bats when compared to the Flippers will be the Gapped Wall Technology. The composite barrel of the Nihilist is built of two low-compression walls that have a tiny gap between them. And when those walls work together at contact with a softball, a batter will feel that the bat delivers an incredible amount of "jump" into the softball.
In regard to a hitter suggestion, we would make a general recommendation of getting this bat for more of a power hitter. However, if you were a contact hitter that wanted to dabble in a bit of an end-load. This Nihilist would be a good bat on which to try out an end-load. This bat's load will be "gentler" than other bats with more extreme end-loads.
If you notice something wrong with your bat within less than twelve (12) months from the purchase date, please reach out to the JustBats Bat Experts. DeMarini has a 1-year warranty on this bat that extends from the purchase date. Our Bat Experts are educated in warranty knowledge and will be able to get you the information needed to reach out to DeMarini and get the warranty replacement process started with them!
Have a question about the 2022 DeMarini Nihilist OG 13" Midload USA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTDXNIH-22? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.
About the Brand
In 1992, DeMarini Sports had something to celebrate. The three-year-old company had climbed a rung on the proverbial ladder of success, moving its world headquarters from a dirt-floored barn to a slightly larger metal shack. "It was a big move for us," recalled Ray DeMarini from the batting cage of DeMarini Sport’s present-day Bat Industrial Complex. "The new shop was larger, more storm resistant, and -best of all- it had a heater."
In the early days, DeMarini Sports hardly made a blip on the radar screen of softball. With no retailers and virtually no advertising budget, DeMarini grew steadily by selling high-performance bats directly to customers. While established companies made "juiced" bats for the pros and ordinary bats for the public, DeMarini focused on making one line of high-performance bats for pros and amateurs alike. This approach, combined with a passion for the sport, led to the greatest innovation in softball history - the world’s first multi-wall bat: the DeMarini Doublewall.
Released in 1993, the DeMarini Doublewall was the world’s first multi-wall bat. Like a modern golf driver or oversized tennis racket, the Doublewall had a giant "sweetspot," which allowed average players to hit like pros. DeMarini’s sales exploded, and before long opposing bat manufacturers to notice. DeMarini - a homegrown company led by a softball fanatic - had shaken the establishment silly.
To understand the rise of the DeMarini Dynasty, you need to know Ray DeMarini. A cult hero among avid players, Ray DeMarini emerged on the professional softball scene at the age of 40, a veritable geriatric among younger players. With a scientific approach to training, a batting speed of 96 miles-per-hour and a bombastic attitude, DeMarini fast earned a reputation as a savage competitor.
In June of 1987, ESPN launched a nationwide search for a hardcore player to advise on a series of instructional softball videos. When approached by producer Erich Lytle, the biggest boys in softball repeatedly spoke of a five-foot-seven softball giant—Ray DeMarini. DeMarini had mastered reflex hitting, a technique that drops the ball squarely between the infield and outfield. Impressed with DeMarini's knowledge and scientific approach to training, Lytle not only hired Ray as an advisor—he hired him as the host. Together, they produced Ray DeMarini's Reflex Hitting System, ESPN's most successful home video to date.
Having garnered national recognition through ESPN, Ray turned his efforts toward designing a high-performance bat for the masses. To accomplish this, he needed an engineer. "Not just an engineer," he said, "but a boot-strapping rocket scientist who could build an empire with pocket change." Ray's call was answered by Mike Eggiman. Having grown up on a farm, Eggiman was adept at making the most of a situation. Case in point: the company's first piece of automated bat-making equipment had the heart of an abandoned washing machine.
With Eggiman as Chief Engineer, DeMarini Sports delivered a series of industry firsts: the first multi-wall bat (Doublewall Distance), the first high-performance bat for massive players (Fatboy) and the first high-performance youth bat (Black Coyote).
In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next generation of hitting technology. Ray believed it was a perfect fit, as both companies shared a vision of developing game-enhancing equipment for avid players. What’s more, the companies had complimentary products: Wilson was the leader in gloves, balls and protective gear, while DeMarini made the world’s finest bats. According to Chris Considine, Vice President/General Manager of Wilson Sporting Goods: "The thing that struck me most about DeMarini was their passion for sports and their true competitiveness.
Within a year, DeMarini unveiled the industry’s first concept bat, the $35,000 F1. Secured under lock and key at the DeMarini Bat Industrial Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, the F1 served as a technological storehouse for future products, including DeMarini’s landmark Half & Half system.
In December 2001, 12 years after the genesis of DeMarini Sports, Ray DeMarini died of cancer in his Northwest Portland home. He was 55. The next summer, the Portland Metro Softball Association paid homage to the “King of Softball” with the dedication of Ray DeMarini Field. Formerly known as Delta #1, the field was DeMarini’s favorite place to test bats during the early days of business. Ray DeMarini—bat maker and player extraordinaire—was remembered for his high-performance softball bats and unwavering encouragement of everyday players. Today, a 40-foot sign announcing RAY DEMARINI FIELD graces the outfield, and an interpretive display chronicling Ray’s life greets players as they register for games.
More "Insane Dedication to Performance" is in store for tomorrow.
|Approved For||ASA USA Softball|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4|
|Barrel Length||13 Inch|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Price||$200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99|
|Softball Bats||Slow Pitch|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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