Pros: awesome pop no vibration what so ever and always going yard
Cons: no cons
Bat Pack 2017 DeMarini Voodoo -9 and 2017 Easton XL3 -8 Senior League Baseball Bats: DXVBR and SL17X38
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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: Bat swings great, no vibration and the ball flies off of it!
Cons: Only Con is if yoi dont own it yet!
Pros: Hot out the wrapper (really)! After several composite bat replacement, we were very disappointed with the combat -10 performance. The Voodoo is my son favorite bat, for right now.
Cons: I'm not sure about the durability, yet. So far, no complaints.
Pros: Bat is easy to swing and feels lighter than what it is Seems durable Son seems to like the flashy colors, all about confidence
Cons: would be nice if they offered a drop 10
Pros: * Swings lighter than it weight * Easy to control * Composite handle makes it swing easy * Seems to be durable
Cons: * no noticeable cons yet after about two months of use
Pros: looks great and feels better
Pros: This bat has really good pop and my hitting increased by 50 feet. No break in process. Sweet spot is HUGE
Pros: My 10yr old loves it. Previously swung a 29/19 S3 and also a 29/20 Voodoo. Does feel a little more end loaded but after a couple round at the cages he got used to it. Has always swung all o the alloys out there and says this one feels the best. Ball comes off the barrell hot!
Cons: None so far
Pros: Good pop
Cons: Sent a email to Easton. 2 weeks ago. I have not heard anything from then yet.
Pros: nice sound and feel. good pop
Cons: slight vibration
Pros: good bat speed
Cons: had it for rarley hit with it and paint is alredy rubing off and it looks like there is about to be a dent in it and terrible sting
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Trying to decide between this bat and the Marucci CAT 7 or any other recommendations. My son is 5'4" and weighs more than 180 lbs. Has been swinging a drop 10 but time to move to a drop 9 or drop 8. Last night in a game he hit a Louisville Slugger 916 drop 10 240' effortlessly. Trying to find the right bat for him after he cracked an aluminum bat recently.
I would recommend a 32" bat based off the information you've provided. I typically recommend swinging a -10 in 6th grade, a -8 in 7th grade, and a -5 in 8th grade. However, this can vary based off player strength. The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Senior League Baseball Bat: DXVBR features a two-piece design and would be more similar to the Slugger 916 than the one-piece design of the 2018 Marucci CAT 7 -10 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBC7X10.
What does enhanced variable wall thickness mean? And how does this bat's pop compare to the new Easton Beast bat?
The exact way the technology works is not information that DeMarini provides us, so I could contact them directly if you wanted more information about that. The way I interpret it is that is simply helps enhance the size of the sweet spot. The pop on this bat should be very similar to the Easton Beast models for 2018.
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 32'/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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Can this bat be used for Little League 12U? And what length is recommended for a 12 yr old 5' 3" tall player?
The 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17X38 is a USSSA approved bat, so it is not legal for play in Little League. The Intermediate (50/70), Junior League, and Senior League divisions of Little League baseball require the use of either a new USA certified bat, or a BBCOR certified bat. Based on your players age, I would suggest a 30" length.
Are there any differences in the 2017 model of this bat from the 2016 other than aesthetics?
This 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17X38) is the exact same as the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL16X38) with the only exception being the cosmetics featured on the 2 bats.
What drop is this bat?
The 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17X38 is a -8 model.
Is this bat legal for Senior Play in Little League (i.e. designated at BBCOR?)
For 2018 Senior Division play under Little League rules, this 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL17X38) will not be permitted for use as it does not have BBCOR certification.
With this bat be legal after the 2018 change takes place?
The 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17X38 would only be legal in 2018 in USSSA sanctioned games; primarily travel ball leagues.
Can this bat be used for slow pitch?
No, unfortunately the 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17X38 is not approved for slow pitch softball. It can only be used in baseball.
Is there a major difference between the new 2017 XL3 -8 and the 2016 XL3 -8? Are there any dramatic technical advantages? Also, would this XL3 be a good bat for a 5 hole hitter who is 12 years old, 5'9", and 160 lbs?
The 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17X38 and the 2016 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 have the exact same features aside from the cosmetics. The construction, technology, and material have not changed. The fifth batter in a line up is typically a power hitter. A one-piece, end-loaded model like the 2017 Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL17X38 is a suitable bat for a power hitter. For your height and weight, we recommend a 33" bat length. However, there are not many senior league models that are offered in a 33" length so you will most likely have to use a 32".
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