Pros: awesome pop no vibration what so ever and always going yard
Cons: no cons
Bat Pack 2017 DeMarini Voodoo -9 and 2016 Easton XL3 -8 Senior League Baseball Bats: DXVBR and SL16X38
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Pros: awesome pop no vibration what so ever and always going yard
Cons: no cons
Pros: Balanced Swing Amazing Pop Seems to be quite durable great look and feel
Cons: non yet
Pros: Buy it
Cons: Buy it
Pros: my son loves this bat.
Pros: Bat is hot right out of the wrapper. My son has always had the ability to out hit everyone else on the team, but this bat brings him to another level. The ball is coming off the bat at least 5mph faster. Thankfully we do not have to switch to the new USA bat standard until 19. Many of the folks that bought new USA Bats are not happy with them and going back to their old ones.
Cons: None - Buy it before they are gone and you are forced to go to the USA BAT Standard
Pros: Son comments are that the ball takes off, no vibration.
Cons: Not happy with the grip durability or feel. Made the change son is happy.
Pros: Very nice bat. Tons of pop. Just a dope bat.
Pros: Nice end loaded bat that gives the feeling of pulling some weight through the zone.
Cons: None yet
Cons: broke 3 already and Easton wont warranty it anmore... my son is only 11 and weighs 85 lbs.. no way he should be breaking these like whiffle ball bats... horrible durability!! i will not buy the same bat again.. We are switching to Combat. 500 day warranty!!
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I noticed this DeMarini bat does not have an end cap sticker on the picture. Does it need an end cap sticker to be certified to play or is this bat legal as is?
This bat will be legal for leagues requiring the USSSA certification stamp.
Can I use it for 13-U baseball? Is the 32â€/23 oz size available?
If your league is permitting use of USSSA 1.15 rated bats, then yes, this 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) would be permitted for use. At the time of your question, the 32"/23 oz size of this bat is available for purchase.
Can my son use this bat for 13U for Babe Ruth?
Unfortunately, the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR is not approved for Babe Ruth play. However, you could try the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 which is approved for Babe Ruth play.
Will this bat have all the approvals and stamps necessary to play 12-U Spring & Fall 2018?
This 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) will feature USSSA 1.15 certification. If you are playing in a league that is requiring the new USA Baseball Bat Stamp for 2018, this bat will not be permitted for use.
My son is 12 and half years old, 5' and 97 lbs. Should he get a -10 or a -9? How does this bat compare to the 2017 Easton S3 (2 3/4" barrel)?
Based upon your player's height and weight, our general recommendation would be to get a 30" length bat. I would suggest going with the heavier -9 size of bat so that he can progress to heavier swinging bats and be ready for the -3 BBCOR bats when he gets to high school. This 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) will be different than the S3 (2 3/4") bat as this bat is a hybrid (alloy barrel and composite handle) with a -9 length-to-weight ratio and a 2 5/8" barrel. The S3 is all-alloy with a -10 length-to-weight ratio and 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
Is this bat the equivalent to the Voodoo Overlord?
The two bats are very comparable. They both have an alloy barrel, and an advanced end cap to help with the balance of the bat. The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) is a very comparable bat and will perform very similar to the Overlord.
My 11 yr old used the Omaha and it only lasted a couple months before denting started. (1) Would this bat be any more durable than a 2016 Louisville Omaha 516? (2) I would prefer alloy, but do the higher priced composite bats last longer?
(1) If the Omaha bat being swung in the past had a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, I do think that this 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) has slightly more potential for durability due to the smaller 2 5/8" barrel diameter. It is my observation that 2 5/8" barrel diameters hold up slightly better. (2) I do not think that you need pay for the more expensive composite bats as the potential for performance and durability is the same between aluminum and composite barreled bats.
What's the difference between the Voodoo One and the Voodoo balanced?
The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR features a two piece hybrid balanced design, whereas the DeMarini Voodoo One is a one piece alloy bat.
Does this bat have the approved USA baseball stamp needed for the new bat rules in 2018?
The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR does not feature the USABat stamp. The new bats featuring the USABat stamp will not hit the market until sometime in September.
How does this compare to the Voodoo Raw?
The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR is going to be more balanced than the 2016 DeMarini Voodoo RAW Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVDR and features the upgraded X14 alloy which will give you more pop.
Does this bat have a break in period?
The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR does not require a break in period as the barrel is an alloy barrel.
Does this bat have a break-in period?
The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR features an alloy barrel and it is does not require a break-in period. It is hot right out of the wrapper.
My 10 yr old is about 5'1" and 115 pounds. I'm looking for the best end loaded (for power hitters) bat. What would you suggest? Thank you
The selection of end loaded bats for youth players is a bit more limited, but I would look at the Mako XL or the Mako Beast XL bats for good end loaded options for him. This Voodoo is a balanced model.
My son loves his Vexxum bat. Yesterday at practice it cracked and we are left searching for a new bat. Is this bat comparable? Better?
The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR is going to be very similar to the previous DeMarini Vexxum models. Both of these bats are two-piece hybrid designs with balanced swing weights, alloy barrels and composite handles. The difference between the two is the alloy being used with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR using a new alloy (X14) compared to the old alloy, X12, that the Vexxum used.
My son has been using an old Exogrid bat and loves it. What do you recommend that would be similar?
Unfortunately, there currently is not really a bat out there that will feature the all-alloy build with composite inserts in the handle like the Exogrid. This 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) will be a two-piece bay that features a composite handle and an alloy barrel design to it.
What's the reasoning for not having this in a -10? Does it truly swing that much lighter?
This bat is offered in a -10, however it has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter. It is the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBZ. The 2017 Voodoo models for senior league are offered in a balanced swing weight, as opposed to an end-loaded swing weight like in past years. Balanced bats are noticeably easier to swing than end-loaded models.
I have read that this 2017 Voodoo (DXVBR) is more balanced than previous year Voodoos. Is DeMarini getting away from end-weighting? How does the 2017 Voodoo model compare to the 2016 RAW and the 2015 OVERLORD?
This 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat (DXVBR) will have a balanced swing feel to it. For their Senior League/Youth Big Barrel models, all the DeMarini Voodoo bats will be balanced in their swing weighting. This Voodoo (DXVBR) will feature the same hybrid design (alloy barrel and composite handle) like the RAW and OVERLORD, but it will be balanced in its swing weight and that will be the biggest difference when compared to the end-loaded RAW and OVERLORD.
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Does this bat meet the new bat requirements that are being implemented as of 1/1/18?
Unfortunately, the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is USSSA certified. It is not approved for play in leagues that are requiring the USA certification on 1/1/18.
What is the MOI for this bat? How does it compare to that of the Mako XL or the Torq XL?
Easton only provides the MOI for BBCOR bats. The Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is a one piece bat and will swing a little heavier than the Mako XL and the Torq XL.
What is the difference between the SL16X38 and the SL16X35?
The only difference is the drop. The SL136X38 is a -8 drop, while the SL16X35 is a -5 drop.
Is this bat legal in both Nations and USSSA?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 will feature the USSSA bat stamp as well as BPF 1.15. As for use in Nations games, if you are needing a bat for 14U then the bat must be either -5 or -3 (thus it would not be legal since the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is a drop -8). For 13U and below there are no bat restrictions. All high school divisions must use a BBCOR certified bat.
Is this a big barrel bat?
Yes, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is a youth big barrel bat. It has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
How does the 2016 XL3 compare with the 2015 XL3?
This 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X38) will differ from the 2015 XL3 in regard to cosmetics and drop weight (the 2015 was a -9 model and this bat is a -8 model). However, besides those differences, the bats will be pretty much the same. Both bats feature HMX alloy and an end-loaded swing weight.
Is this bat approved for Babe Ruth league play?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 has a 2 5/8" alloy barrel. These features make it legal for play in the 13-15 Year Old Division of Babe Ruth. It is not legal for play in any other division of Babe Ruth though.
Is this a BBCOR bat?
No, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 is not a BBCOR bat. All BBCOR bats will be -3.
What is the temperature restriction for this bat?
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38, excessively in temperatures below 55 degrees.
What is the major difference between the XL3 and the Mako XL, besides price?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X38) is one-piece alloy construction while the 2016 Easton MAKO XL Senior League Baseball Bat is a two-piece, fully composite bat.
My son is transitioning from a -10 to a -8 this year. Would this be a good -8 bat to go with?
Given that the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 has an end loaded feel, it may make the transition from a -10 to a -8 a bit more challenging if he has not swung an end loaded bat previously.
Will this bat be legal for little league 50/70 intermediate league?
Yes, the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X38) is approved for Little League Intermediate play.
My son has the 2015 XL3 30 inch 21 ounce -9. Is there any difference between the 2016 XL3 and the Orange 2015 XL3?
The 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X38) has a -8 length to weight ratio so it is a bit heavier drop weight than what was featured on the 2015 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL15X39).
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. In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next.... read more
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