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DeMarini CF5 Youth Baseball Bat: DXCFL
DeMarini CF5 Youth Baseball Bat: DXCFL DXCFL 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth
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Features

  • -11 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Free Shipping!

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • TR3 Strut Composite

  • Geo Endcap

  • Half and Half Technology Makes YOU Stronger

  • Doublewall Barrel

  • Geo Knob

  • Approved for Play in Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AABC, and USSSA

Description

For the past several years, the CF4 has dominated discussions about the hottest bats on the market. This year, DeMarini raises the stakes by introducing a completely revamped successor, aptly named the CF5. The CF5 is built on the principle of geometric perfection. DeMarini has unveiled a new composite material, called TR3 Strut Composite, that imitates the structure of crystals which are one of the strongest and most stable compounds on Earth. The triangle formation inside the barrel provides a fixed ratio of sides and angles so it's strong, stable and predictable - without any unnecessary weight! The molecular structure of the TR3 Strut handle is designed to efficiently transition power from the hands to the barrel to give players balance and consistency with every swing. This two-piece design is engineered durable with a very high strength to weight ratio, and light enough to be worthy of Doublewall duty. A bat like this can't be plugged with any average end cap, so DeMarini engineered the new Geo Endcap to meet its needs. The Geo Endcap is full of load-balancing triangles and is designed to maintain the stiffness of the barrel while dampening vibration to give hitters an amazing feel, shot after shot! The CF5 also features Half and Half Technology that redistributes weight to give the bat optimal balance. This gives younger players the ability to swing faster with less effort; ultimately resulting in more power! DeMarini: Insane Dedication to Performance! The CF5 is approved for play in all major youth leagues. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!

Reviews (147)

Average Ratings Based on 147 Customer Reviews

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CF5

Pros: This bat is amazing. i just got it and it was launching the ball right away when in got it.I love the look and the feel. no sting at all and great pop. wish every bat could be just like it.

Cons: none

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greatbatcf5

Pros: Hands down an amazing bat. my team took batting practice with an omen, cf4 (original), cf4 st, and the cf5 and the cf5 just blew away all of the other bats

Cons: none

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daduckdog

Pros: Bat is growing on my son. Was a little unsure at first but was throwing synthetic balls. Switched to real leather balls and they started flying off his new CF5. Our first composite bat, so can't compare it to any others, but it seems to have a lot of pop. You have to swing it right, though, if you want the ball to go. Feels great when he hits it on the screws. Swing it normal and let the bat work.

Cons: Sting ranges from very mild to nearly painful on mishits.

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C-Daug

Pros: OUTSTANDING bat! Large barrel (sweet spot), good balance, and GREAT pop. Very forgiving on off-center hits and amazing "wow" factor when hitting it on the screws. This bat is for better hitters and NOT for the "average" Little Leaguer. A strong aggressive hitter with a powerful swing (base hits or extra bases) will really like this bat. Sounds like wood rather than composite. Great job DeMarini!

Cons: None!

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Lotus

Pros: Really great balance and pop! Like the grip, and it has a really cool sound! Think it's going to be REALLY durable.

Cons: Takes a LONG time to break in. Don't give up on this baby right away because it doesn't have incredible pop out of the wrapper. This is high quality composite used on this bat, so give it plenty of time to open up. You won't regret it!!!

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cf5allTHEYWAYTOCANDYLAND

Pros: HAS A LOT of pop, if you hit it on the barrel it will go 400ft!, so buy it

Cons: when u hit it on the handle it feels like you broke your wrist! it not better than the cf4

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cf3 swinger

Pros: If you hit the sweetspot, you won't feel a thing and it will go far, only very little swing.

Cons: cf4 is much better, hurts a lot if you miss the sweetspot, less pop than the cf4 or cf3

Was this review helpful? 15 22
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Tony Baseball

Pros: Good bat with nice pop out of the wrapper. Some of the bigger kids on the team have had great at bats with it.

Cons: This bat is heavier or feels heavier than it is. We ordered a 28/18 and it swings like a 28/19 or 28/20. It is to heavy for my son so we had to get a diffrent bat.

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Jo C

Pros: Consistent power, good weight to lenth ratio, easy to handle

Cons: None

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BaseBall Dad

Pros: To start were talking about old 8 and 9 year old kids swinging this bat. It is unbelievable straight out of the wrapper. 2 kids have the CF4's and didn't pick their bats up during hitting practice. The sure amount of force/speed that balls come of this bat is a little scary. Once this bat is broken in I expect going back to back county champions want be hard.

Cons: I just recently purchased a CF5 31/20 for my child. Being a QA Manager I have access to numerous analytical balances. Once I weighted this Demerini it was a full 2 ounces over. I placed a call to customer service and had a new replacement bat lying on my front porch less than 24hrs after placing the call, that's less than 2 grams off the 20oz's. It can't get any better than that. Thanks, Thomasville, NC

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ne storm

Pros: has great pop and a huge sweet spot you dont even have to hit it on the sweet spot to hit one deep only used it in 3 games and got 8 hits in 9 at bats

Cons: marks easy and takes time to break in

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WhoDatNation

Pros: After breaking in this bat, I'll agree with another review. The speed the ball comes off this bat is scary good! I'll also agree with other reviews that it takes a long time to break in. May not impress at first but this bat hits crushing bombs if you stay with it.

Cons: Better hit it on the screws if you don't want negative, stinging feedback.

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Bat Expert

Pros: This bat is very good, high quality composite! Is it better than the CF4? No, but very close. The pop of the bat is incredible, if you hit an upper cut it WILL go far in the out field, a line drive swing for a big kid will most of the time go over on a say 200 ft. field. Get this bat it is deffinetly worth the money. If you are a 8/9 yr old this bat is not for you, this bat takes muscle.

Cons: If you are used to swinging a 17/18 ounce bat it takes time to get used to. Takes a long time to break in but it is better the most bats from the start.

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C-Cawg

Pros: Outstanding bat! This bat is not for everyone, but if you're a quality hitter who's got the muscle to swing it, you will love it!! Balance is more toward the middle, barrel is huge, sweet spot is generouse. Absolutely AMAZING pop when hit on the screws. Ball flys off this bat. Recommend demoing this bat before buying to see if it is for you. The kind of bat a 3-5 hitter in the line-up would love

Cons:

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Big D

Pros: This bat has a great balanced feel and the ball just jumps off of the barrel. It has a solid feel and sound. This is probably the best bat my son has used so far in terms of small barrell models. He loved his old CF4, but says he likes this one better.

Cons: None Yet

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k

Pros: Great bat.Large sweetspot good pop off any part of the bat

Cons: Everyone wants to use it

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cf5

Pros: light weight, durable, and great pop.

Cons: none

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Dave

Pros: Bought it for my son last fall & not quite broken in, but you can tell it's getting there. Bat has great balance & feel; my son's a good hitter & doesn't like the big barrel's; balls jump off of this bat. Love the Demarini line (moved up from the Black Voodoo to the CF5.)

Cons: Like any composite bat, the CF5 has to be broken in. Anybody that says this bat lacks pop doesn't know how to break-in composites.

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Big D

Pros:

Cons: Demarini has very poor customer service. They won't stand behind their product and do whatever it takes to keep from taking care of their customer. Wouldn't use them again for nothing.

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baseballhead

Pros: Looks better than it is.

Cons: I got this bat for my son and we got it with high expectaions. After he used it in a few tournaments we realized it had NO pop and a average barrel size. If your a contact hitter you will NOT like this bat.

Was this review helpful? 9 14
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Popper

Pros: Its just awesome

Cons:

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TheBigEasy

Pros: The design is beautiful, the grip is comfortable and it has great pop. The ball just flies when you make contact.

Cons: Why would there be any?

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JOe wow

Pros: great power, hits liners and has great grip

Cons:

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baseballer

Pros: nothing

Cons: worst bat ever was expecting little and got even worse

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Shane

Pros: I really liked this bat, it has great pop, feel and sound. The ball really flies off the bat.

Cons: Kind of stings your first few hits. But otherwise nothing.

Was this review helpful? 12 5
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confused

Pros: I have to believe that all the negative reviews are from folks that unwrapped the bat, hit a few balls, didn't like it, returned it, and then bashed it on the internet. We don't have any experience with a CF4, but if it's any better than the CF5 I would have to see it to believe it. The pop this bat has after broken in is unbelievable. I don't think anybody would hit check-swing homers with the CF5, but a proper swing on a good pitch equals a crushed ball.

Cons: Takes a very long time to break it, but my son doesn't complain about hitting baseballs. Now he sees it was worth it.

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rose4hof

Pros: WOW factor styling and loaded with unlimited power. The advanced larger sized youths (12 and higher) will be able to slam homers all day long.

Cons: The unlimited power not only comes from the technology but the weight. My 11 yr old uses a 31/19 hybrid and has many homers under his belt. He just purchased the CF5 in the 31/20 size. Now he has many strikeouts under his belt. The bat is listed as 20 ounces but really weighs 22.6 ounces. HUGE jump up for someone using a 19 ounce bat. I called DeMarini and they said the bat is weighed before stickers, paint and knob. They act like a listed 20 ounce bat weighing an extra 2.6 ounces wasn't a big deal. Heard about this issue before...should have paid more attention to that detail and not its awesome power.

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Golden Thong

Pros: Grea POP

Cons: A bit heavy

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Ethan

Pros: Tons of pop!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: Nothin

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legend

Pros: great

Cons: great

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Impressed Dad

Pros: This bat has great pop. You can see the ball jump off of this bat. I recommend this bat for your child. It is end loaded so be ready for that.

Cons: Price. But like they say you get what you pay for.

Was this review helpful? 8 5
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coach Bush

Pros: My son got to keep it, even though teamed payed for it. GREAT pop,beautiful weight, nice grip, all around great bat

Cons: noffing!

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bighitter11

Pros: it stinks

Cons: this bat stinks please do not waste your money on it. I got it thinking it would be a new and improved cf4 which is pretty good but it is not it is the exact opposite. It has no pop at all.

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dannyboy

Pros: my friend has this bat and it is amazing, and i ordered one off of justbats.com cant wait

Cons:

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oldcub

Pros: Just bought this bat for my son and he loves it! It's a little stiff at first but once you break it in it has great pop. the other day at practice he hit a line drive homerun the ball just kept going and he just turned 11.

Cons: none as of yet

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David E

Pros: This bat is awesome! My eleven year-old was hitting balls just shy of the fence both last year and at the start of this year. First game with this bet, he hit two awesome home runs! The ball really leaps off the bat.

Cons: None

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LW

Pros: Its a great bat I hit a line drive about 150 feet right out of the wrapper

Cons: None

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Branman

Pros: this bat is sweet.the looks,pop,and feel.this bat is a little heavy for little guys .i went from hitting ground balls to hard lindrives and homeruns its the best bat ever

Cons: the only cause is that its a little heavy but i got used to it

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asha

Pros: gr8

Cons:

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Petr

Pros: None!

Cons: No pop took 2 months of breaking in before the ball would go anywhere. Newer CF4 is much better because it has ridicules pop and i hit a home run off the handle

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CoachBob

Pros: The end weighting of the bat does provide good power.

Cons: Purchased 31/18. The weight is definitely an issue. My son complained that it was heavy and by looking at his swing it looked off. I also had the bat weighed with a calibrated scale and it came in at 22.1 ounces. Trying to get in touch with DeMarini. Son was swinging an 18 ounce and going to a 22 ounce is a 22% increase which is substantial and the fact that it is not monitored in unacceptable. I'll update this post after contacting DeMarini.

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Jharp

Pros: Pretty

Cons: No pop, heard it takes a while to break in but i've had the bat for months now, played in numerous games and tournaments and there is no change, solid contacts results only into a routine fly ball or ground out, was hoping it'd be more like the cf4 but i beg to differ.

Was this review helpful? 3 7
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THE BEAST

Pros: Great pop, good bat for hitters that swing the bat correctly, hit on the sweet spot and bam it goes flying

Cons: None

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rusty

Pros: this bat is one of the best bat out there.the ball flies off the bat.You should break in the bat before using in a game.

Cons:

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Coach Bob

Pros: Like I said before, the bat does perform well.

Cons: Left a message with DeMarini Customer Service and they called me back the same day. They said their bat weights are based on the swing weight and not the measured weight. I had to push for them to understand that this was an issue many consumers are not aware of and that they should make that point clear. They said a 22.1 oz. bat should feel like a 20 oz. bat when swinging. In theory that sounds good but wasn't true. They offered to replace the bat but that would qualify as our 1 time replacement under the warranty. I asked for a 30/19 in place of the originally purchased 31/20 since it was a Christmas gift and my son hasn't put on the height I expected so the 30 in. length is fine. I've always bought and used Easton bats and this being my first experience with DeMarini I doubt we'll buy another. I've had trouble with an Easton bat once and Easton bent over backwards to fix the issue.

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Jrod

Pros: Looks nice little sting

Cons: Not a lot of pop first demarini I baught and not buying another one. I Traded it to my friend for an xl1 which is a fantastic bat much better then this bat

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dad

Pros: Got the bat one hour before the first game unwrapped and for a 88lb 11 year old hit doubles off the fence

Cons: Finding it anywhere but here

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Shortstop

Pros: great bat

Cons: Its cheap. If you check swing it goes a mile. CHEAp

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Jata King

Pros: Awesome bat.I. Realy like the color. I think the CF5 is better than the CF4.

Cons: I really hate it when i get shocked sometimes with a mishit

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jake

Pros: i could not hit a home run with my easton omen. and i got the cf5 i hit them all over the call me the home run king now thanks demarini great bat

Cons: it can sting

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Trev

Pros: Has a lot of POP. The gripp is nice.

Cons: The coller is brown.

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jman

Pros: bat hit like a champion no bad things about this bat great

Cons:

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killer beast

Pros: good bat never lets you down get this bat makes your life better

Cons: nothin

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smitty

Pros: I think its OK after coaching my 18 year old back in Little League when he was 10-12 wegot use to the thrill of the long smashing hits off some crazy bats that are now banned. they got me to spend thousands and then ban them, just crazy. These new bats do not compare to the old school ones! the old hard Warrior would have whipped everybody!!! Going to the new combat for my 11 year -10

Cons: same as above

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the big bomber

Pros: this bat is amazing im 12 and i sware this is the best bat demarini has ever made i swung alot of bat at a demo house and this bat blew them away best pop ever more than the cf4 and is very even balanced and its really cool looking i would recomend this bat to anyone best bat ever

Cons: the only bad thing is to not have one!

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wop

Pros: awesome

Cons: cant find many of them

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Sal

Pros: Awful

Cons: It has pop somedays and somedays it doesn't. Only works in certain weather.

Was this review helpful? 3 8
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AD Appleton

Pros: Bought the bat for my son this spring and he loves it. He has tried them all and always goes back to Demarini. Has hit 3 triples in the last two games and the season is just starting.

Cons: Might be touch heavy,but he doesn't think so.

Was this review helpful? 2 1
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GMONEY

Pros: BEST bat ever

Cons: HI

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AWESOME SAUCE 12345

Pros: Great bat. I just used it today and hit a home to straight away center field. It hit a car but not the windshield ( thank God). It is the best bat I've had so far.

Cons: It stings a bit at first. My friend says that once you use it for a while it stops though.

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bons

Pros: this is a great bat all my friends have it and on a scale from 1 to 10 they give it a ten great bat

Cons:

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peeth

Pros: just yesterday I had onfield BP and I hit 2 over 250 ft.

Cons: can sting a bit in cold weather

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da beast

Pros: too good

Cons: AMAZING

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pepe

Pros: A lot of pop. Great bat. nuff said.

Cons: no

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blue red blue

Pros: This bat has insane pop and i barely feel when i have hit the ball. It also is very durable for being 100percent composite. The grip is really good and very comfortable. Also the sweet spot on this bat is massive.

Cons: Even though it is really light it feels just a little top heavy. luckily, the lack of overall weight means it doesn't mess up your swing.

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baseballGO

Pros: this bat is amazing!!! i used it for all-stars and hit doubles all day long! this bat has a big sweet spot and has lots of momentum. even though its a little heavy, this bat brings hitting to a whole new level!

Cons: a tad bit heavier than it actully says

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Still hoping

Pros:

Cons: My son has been using the bat for about three weeks. I thought it would have more "pop" for the $ and hype. Still hoping its a long break in period.

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big poppa00

Pros: good pop

Cons: i was good ever since i got this bat

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Cool person

Pros: none

Cons: Really small sweetspot....barely any pop too

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Mad dog123

Pros: Just got this bat love it it has a lot of pop.

Cons: It is heavier than 20 ounces

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HOMMER MAN

Pros: COOL DESIGHN ! great pop .

Cons: heavier than what demerini says it is. takes a long time to break in, and has a thin barrel.

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lucky

Pros: Love how it hits and my son hit 13 home runs in a in his first season! plus, he is only 11!

Cons:

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cf5

Pros: this bat is awesome! the ball just jumps of the bat it's the best ever I would recommend this bat to every one!

Cons: makes a kind of annoying ping sound

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cf3/4/5

Pros: hit a grand slam with this bat

Cons: can't use it in cold wether

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SWLL

Pros: great pop love this bat got my first home run with this

Cons:

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Nick

Pros: Amazing Pop defently recomended

Cons:

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Mr. homerun

Pros: great pop and lightweight. day i got it went 5for five with 3 homeruns love the graphics and grip

Cons:

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The Ignitor

Pros: Tremendous pop. Ball really flies off. Better than I thought.

Cons: A little heavier than advertised, so have to get used to.

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sluggercpmom

Pros: good graphics, nice weight ratio, well balanced.

Cons: HOWEVER, it does not have nearly as mch pop as the CF4, it takes a very, very, long time to break in properly, and the sweet spot is very small. My 11-ys old, who has many out of the parks under his belt, never hit one with this bat in almost a year of use. Sometimes he would hit it so hard you'd swear it was gone- and then it'd barely get out of the infield. With both the Vendetta and the Combat B4, he's able to consistantly hit them out. Overall, the CF5 is a very disappointing bat.

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Jake10

Pros: I got this bat and i had bp outside and i was bomming homers

Cons: can sting a little takes a while to break in can not use in cold weather

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AJFrocks

Pros: great bat alot of pop, FAST shipping,it only takes a little breaking in but over all a good bat

Cons: a little top heavy

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cleanup hitter

Pros: great bat good grip once when u break it in check swing over the pitchers mond good graphics

Cons:

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GThammerTIME

Pros: great bat, amazing pop

Cons: This bat cracks very easily, I have went through two so far and just decided to get a stronger, more durable bat.

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Sox

Pros: This bat is amazing!!! There is absolutely no sting and amazing pop. This bat makes an amazing sound and launches the ball. BUY THIS BAT ITS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD!!

Cons: People want to use it, other than that none.

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tonymax

Pros: i am very disappointed with my sons cf5.this cf5 has no pop ,wish i could return it.Barrel is small and no pop. sounds like a dead wooden bat.

Cons:

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slugger

Pros: My favorite color is gold and i like black and silver to

Cons: but i also like red

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yummy678

Pros: great! hit 17 home runs.

Cons: none

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Buriking

Pros: Has a good pop. looks good.

Cons: Very different from other bats. The grip tape is only a couple inches, and you can't really choke up. feels akward when the ball is hit compared to other bats

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HOME RUN HITTER

Pros: THIS IS THE GREATEST BAT IN THE WORLD

Cons:

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Lyle7692

Pros: Balance, low noise, ball flight. Not finding any issue with the occassional complaint of it being 'heavy'

Cons: none.

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Sorry

Pros: Cool design lov the c4

Cons: Kid on my team has this bat he strikes out everytime when he makes contact, its a weak grounder to the right side I use an aluminum bat and am a good hitter

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secritariet

Pros: line drive bat

Cons: none.

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Ethan

Pros:

Cons: Way to much sting, no pop, not durable,cracks and it sounds like hitting a softball, like the ones in tball.

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yomama

Pros: best bat in the world

Cons: none

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catfish15proallstar

Pros: this bat is terrific for power but it is heavy yet you can esialy ge used to it

Cons: takes some time to break in so dont use t as soon as u get it

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Anonymous

Pros: balanced

Cons: not much pop at all mostly pure power

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Anonymous

Pros: awsome

Cons:

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Anonymous

Pros: this is the most awsome bat i have ever had already hit 12 homeruns with it and im only 13 so i would rec this bat to any one

Cons:

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Coach Kevin

Pros: Lots of pop great bat! Son hit a record number of homers this year!

Cons: top side of end cap is slippery when new. Needs a rubberized non-slip type surface. One bat seemed dirrent than the other when hit by the same person over and over. maybe needs a little more break in.

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dabaseballdude

Pros: hit 3 over in my championship little leauge game they were in the same game. the bat has so much pop its amazing

Cons: stings alittle

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matttttttttttttttttt

Pros: the ball really flies of of it

Cons:

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Anonymous

Pros: Great bat just bought it and its putting the ball pretty far

Cons: My whole team wants to use it

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Whatever

Pros: Wait, Dave, how do YOU break in bats? This was my first, and i had no trouble from the start...........

Cons: What could be wrong?

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pretty bad

Pros: The pop is okay when the bat is brand new.

Cons: This bat ran out of pop the first season:( Now it is dead.

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Anonymous

Pros: Good pop. Looks really good.

Cons: adding the stickers make it a little heavy. Takes time to break in

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baseball mom

Pros: We purchased this bat for my son he is 9 about 2 months ago. Now that the bat is broken in he is hitting great! He is a power hitter and they are boucing off the fence!

Cons: This bat feels heavier than other bats that are the same weight. Took my son some time to adjust to the weight difference and also to break the bat in.Overall Great bat.

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aj

Pros: Good grip and cool looks.

Cons: There is too much weight in the barrel and has much less pop than expected. The Xl1 is so much better in my opinion. When I thought I hit it good it wouldn't go anywhere.

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League Player

Pros: Good looking bat good feel good for singles and doubles

Cons: Good bat but I think the CF4 has better pop

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Vinny

Pros: Amazing bat! Better than the S1, XL1, and the CF5 2013. Awesome pop. I was usually batting 6th in my travel team and with this bat I'm now batting 3rd with three HR's and the season just started!

Cons: I wish everybody would leave my bat alone :D

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E-Nick

Pros: If your complaining of the weight CHILL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you use a batting weight or two heavy bats on deck it will be fine. I use a 29 oz. wood bat on deck with two batting weights and this bat feels fine. Focus on the amazing pop, awesome balance, and there is no sting. NOW STOP COMPLAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jj

Pros: the ball was jumping off of my sons bat in the cages

Cons: none

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Player

Pros: I just got this bat about 2 months ago and so far it is great. Large sweet spot and if you hit the right spot homerun.

Cons: It stings if u hit it wrong

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Anonymous

Pros: awesome bat

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CF5 equals boss

Pros: It's so light and I hit it in the outfield so much more often! You need this bat.

Cons: Only one con. Its too light for me. Im 12, 110 pounds, and about 5 ft 4.

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bambam34

Pros: this bat is amazing it has great pop and it has a huge sweet spot.

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bigsmall5holehitter

Pros: good feel on grip

Cons: paint started chipping off on first day. takes along time to break in.

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KGrove6

Pros: I love this bat love the pop looks are great good size barrel

Cons: It gets merked up easy but nothing to do with how it proforms

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alex

Pros: great pop

Cons: Long time pieriod to break. And also it is heavey.

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fargonats#7

Pros: This bat is great it has the most pop in any bat in any bat i have ever used

Cons: nothing

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t-pain

Pros: This is a great bat has a lot of pop its good for a power hitter and its not to heavy

Cons: takes a while to break in

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Anonymous

Pros: This bat is fantastic. I just came back from an injury and I was gimpy so I couldn't run to first but I went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs while injured. This is a great bat.

Cons: None at all.

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Sean

Pros: A lot of people are saying that you won't like it if youre a contact hitter, but I am 12, I am one of the smallest kids on my team, I bat lead off, and I have hit it over a 245 ft fence. BEST BAT IN THE WORLD.

Cons: Absolutly nothing. Buy this bat!

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hockeycart

Pros: great bat, good pop, and the ball goes flying off the bat when you hit it good.

Cons: not the best composite bat

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baseballes

Pros: great pop right out of the box i even hit one out

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That One Guy

Pros: Great bat. nothing else to say. someone on my team has it.

Cons: Wish I thought about it before buying my vexxum! :(

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Qwerty

Pros: Worried that the 31/20 would be to heavy (4'9 75lb) especially since its more end loaded. We're still breaking it in with light toss ups and she hit the baseball over the roof. She loves the weight, feel, and looks of this bat. If your child is serious about ball, I'm now convinced more end loaded is the way to go. Last year we could get a bounce to the fence- this year, lets just go over!

Cons: Too cold for full speed hitting

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slammer

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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Krowzz

Pros: Great Pop.Cool Design.Awesome Grip.

Cons: Heavier than it says but you will get used to it. Have to break it in.

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Anonymous

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the student

Pros: great power, sometimes i hit line drives with out even swinging the bat that hard. But when i do i can hit it over 200 feet.

Cons: NONE

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jake

Pros: Very pretty.

Cons: It chipped on the first day!

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Tristen

Pros: Everything. This bat is light and has a lot of pop.

Cons: NONE!

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C!!!!!!!!F!!!!!!!!5!!!!!!!!

Pros: It hits great! There is a lot of pop. My son hit a line drive to the fence! 100% awesome!

Cons: There would never be any.

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Dtown26

Pros: This bat has amazing pop. It is very balanced and I've been hitting really well with it. I would recommend this bat to anyone!

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Dtownballer26

Pros: This bat has great pop. It is also very balanced. I would recommend this bat to anyone!

Cons: NONE!

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JR Rhoades

Pros: it has a lot of power and contact. It has a big power spot and a great grip.

Cons: It has no cons

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Fernie

Pros: Ready to hit. You still have to break it in, but great pop.

Cons: None.

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Tdog

Pros: This bat is great, it has a lot of pop and not a lot of sting.

Cons: None.

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Anonymous

Pros: Too awesome

Cons: A BIG FAT NONE

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Anonymous

Pros: Very good, great pop, takes a while to break in but its all worth it, an overall exciting bat. To have my son has go 10 for 10 since getting the CF5. I love the bat.

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Carl the Coach

Pros: it's pretty dank, i mean my boy Bobby was taking Bp for his little league team and he was parking them on the house 450ft away!

Cons: It doesn't catch on fire after you hit 3hr's in a row!

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CrashDavis

Pros: A little early since I just picked the bat up for my boy and he yet has to play a game this season but from what i've seen at the cage it looks like a vast improvement from his VOODOO which I wasn't impressed with at all!

Cons: Nothing

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YOOOOLOOOO

Pros: It has good pop and awesome look!

Cons: This is why I am writing this review to warn u about things my grip was too small which makes the barrel look small. It gets marked easy but it's a good bat if you get a good one.

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paiz12

Pros: Everything great nice click composite sound. recommend to every youth kid playing little league, pony, babe Ruth and more to get the power you guys deserve. great bat/

Cons: just bats needs to have a 32/21 size ,after all still good site!!!

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JAM - Chula Vista

Pros: Bought this bat for my son and he loves it so far. He is 11 years old and uses it on his travel team also.

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1 123 player

Pros: Awesome bat! good pop, good feel, little to no vibration. You can find the massive sweet spot on any pitch. I hit my first 3 HR's with this bat and looking for some more!

Cons: The paint chips very easily, but it doesn't effect the performance.

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Slugger Joshua player

Pros: Great pop. Hit my first HR with it.

Cons: Sound could be a little less than BBCOR sound. It stings a lot when you hit it off the end of the bat or on the handle.

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What does the -11 mean? They never had that when I played baseball.
Rickdogg
The -11 is the length-to-weight ratio. You use the length to weight ratio to find the weight of the bat. For example, if you have a -11 oz. bat, you subtract 11 ounces from the length of the bat. A 30" bat - 11 ounces will weigh 19 ounces. The higher the length-to-weight ratio, the lighter the bat.
Brett
Is it a full composite bat?
ram attack
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is a two-piece fully composite design.
JH
Is it end loaded?
pilotls10
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is made to be a well balanced bat. Some reviews do say that the bat has a slight end loaded feel. If it does have that feel to some, it is very minimal.
Brett
Would a CF5 29/18 be good for a 10 to be 11 year old? Answer back.
ryanbaseball6
A lot of it depends on his height, weight, bat speed, and the size bat he is currently using. On average, 10 and 11 year olds will use a bat between 18 and 20 ounces in weight and 28 and 30 inches in length. The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat falls within those recommendations.
JH
What is the BBCOR rating on CF5 youth 29/18?
randy
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat does not have a BBCOR rating. Only -3 adult bats will have a BBCOR rating. To find BBCOR bats, please click on the Adult Bats link on our website.
Brett
Does it come in different colors? Please answer.
Homerun12345
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat does not come in any other colors. The only color that the CF5 is available in is showed on our website.
Brett
Does the CF5 have more pop then the CF4ST?
redsoxfan2854
The DeMarini CF5 and the DeMarini CF4ST are both very high performing bats. Overall, they have very comparable performance and durability.
Mark
What size would you recommend for a 4' 10" 78 pound 10 year old turning 11?
thomas25368237
Based on his height and weight, a 30 inch bat would be recommended. The weight really depends on how strong he his and what size bat he is currently using or used last year. A 30 inch bat between 18 and 20 ounces would be avearge for a 10 or 11 year old.
Josh
Would a 31" 20 CF5 be too big for a 10 year old turning 11 who has good bat speed?
Thomas746456
It really depends more on the players height, but average for that age is around a 30 inch bat. Please feel free to use out Bat Coach tool at the top of our website to help determine the right size for your ten year old.
Mark
What is the difference between the CF4ST and the CF5 Youth bat?
bob
The difference is the composite material the bats are made with. The new DeMarini CF5 is made with TR3 Strut Composite designed to be stronger and just as high performing as the composite used in the CF4. So far it has lived up to the hype.
Brett
My son will be 10 next month, he is 4' 7" and weighs 65 lbs. He currently uses a composite handle alloy barrel that is a 29 inch 17 oz. Bat. I feel like he is ready for a longer bat just not sure if jumping 2 oz. To a 30 inch 19 oz. is what he needs. What are your thoughts 29 inch 18 oz or 30 inch 19 oz?
Big T
Moving up 2 oz will slow down the swing speed just a bit but will be something he can grow into. I like the 30/19 in the DeMarini CF5. The CF5 has a very large sweet spot and very good pop.
Kris
Is this bat better than other bats like does it have more pop?
trip
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is one of the hottest youth bats and it has a lot of pop.
Tom
Explain the breaking in period and how long until it looses it's pop?
Brian
The initial break-in will take about 200 swings. This can be done by soft toss or off the tee at half power. After that, the bat will continue to slowly loosen up even more. You will be able to get at least a good season out of the bat and hopefully two seasons if the bat is taken care of.
Mark
Will I be able to use this bat in USSSA in 2012?
coop
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat does have USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the barrel of the bat. You will be able to use this bat if you are allowed to use 2 1/4" composite barrels.
Sean
Do you have to break it in? If so, how?
just cf5
Similar to most composite barrel bats, to get the best performance you will want to take the DeMarini CF5 through a break-in period. The best way to break-in a composite barrel bat is to take about 150 to 200 swings off of a tee or soft toss while rotating the bat a quarter of an inch each swing.
gamer
Is the big barrel version of this bat approved for USSSA 1.15 BPF?
dom
Yes, the big barrel DeMarini CF5 is USSSA approved and has the required stamp. The Youth Big Barrel DeMarini CF5's can be seen at http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~youth%20big%20barrel/?s=cf5
lkh
Will this bat be legal for 2013 play?
patriots#9
As of date, it will be legal for play in 2013. The DeMarini CF5 features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp and as long as there aren't more rule changes, this bat should be fine.
Kara
Dose the weather have a factor we live in northeast colder here in april.
Bobby C
Yes, the weather is a factor with all non-wood bats. We advise to not use any non-wood bat when the temperature is less than 55 degrees. It is also advised to avoid storing the bats in temperatures less than 65 degrees.
K.B.
Is this bat better than the 5150 2 1/4" youth bat and if it is, is it better than the Easton S1?
ethan
The DeMarini CF5 is a different construction than the Rawlings 5150. The 5150 is a one-piece bat and is going to be a stiffer model and preferred more by power hitters. The CF5 and the Easton S1 are very comparable bats as they are both two-piece fully composite designs. I wouldn't say one of the bats is better than the other, rather they are all great bats, it just comes down to personal preference.
K.B.
Will it be approved for use in USSSA in 2012?
bill
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is legal for USSSA play as it features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Kara
Is this bat a BBCOR bat? I am told this year 2012 Little League is only allowing BBCOR.
coach D
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model is not a BBCOR bat. All BBCOR bats are adult models and are a drop 3 ounce bat. BBCOR bats are only required in Little League play at the Senior League and Big League levels. BBCOR bats are also required in Junior League if that bat has a composite barrel.
Kara
Is it legal in Cal Ripken?
GATOR
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is legal for play in Cal Ripken as it features a 2 1/4" barrel diameter and also meets the BPF 1.15 standard.
Todd
What is the BPF? Is the BPF marked on the bat?
Christine
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat has a BPF of 1.15. It features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the tapering of the barrel. BPF is a measurement that many governing bodies use and it stands for bat performance factor.
John
How does the CF5 compare to the Easton Omen? My son is a 12 yo 5'4" 125lb power hitter.
Catchers dad
The DeMarini CF5 and the Easton Omen are both high quality bats. They are both two-piece 100% composite bats and have very good POP.
KG
Is this bat double wall?
Bosox Bower
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat has a double wall barrel.
Linda
Would the 30/19 be good for a 4' 8" 11 year old weighing 72 pounds?
HomeRunOctopus
Yes, that is right in tune with the size recommended for him.
Linda
There seems to be more than one model of the CF5. How do I know the differnece?
Mark
There is only one youth model with a 2 1/4" barrel and that is the CF5 shown above. The DeMarini CF5 is also available in a Youth Big Barrel bat and a BBCOR bat. If you use the filters on the left hand side of our website, you can narrow down your search by clicking on the type of bat you are interested in.
Linda
Is this bat the model listed on the approved Little League list as posted on the listed on the official LL website? The model listed there appears to be the 12 drop model.
chuck
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is approved for play in Little League play and it features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
Linda
Is it end loaded?
willypeaches
No, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is balanced.
John
How do I tell which of your youth bats are BPF 1.15? Is this one?
Robin
It will say on the features and there will be a picture on the bat with the BPF 1.15 shown. The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model does feature the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp.
John
Is this bat double-wall?
Don
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat has a doublewall barrel.
Sean
My son really likes this bat, but unsure on size for him. He is almost 11, 5 foot 3 inches tall, and weighs 93 pounds. He's tall and lanky. What size bat would you recommend?
sam
Based on his size, the average length for his height and weight is around a 31" bat.
Sean
My son is 7 and a 1/2. He is 4'4" and weighs 70lbs. He is strong and very athletic. He has a very hard swing and hits for power. His bat last year was 28in 16oz. Would you recommend the CF5 29in 18oz for him?
Bay Bay
Yes, it is always a good idea to move up in length and weight from year to year. That will be a good size for him and the DeMarini CF5 is a great option.
KG
Is the new CF5 better than the CF4 ST?
bay bay
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat has some updated technology that has upgraded the bat a bit. The CF5 will have a very similar feel to the CF4, but with updated technology.
Linda
Cal-Ripken California 2012 requires that a bat must be rated a "BPF 1.15" is this bat legal for this rating?
Dawolf
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat does have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the barrel and is legal for play.
KG
I just got the bat, and it is two ounces overweight. Being a pretty small kid, that matters. How should I go about dealing with it?
HomeRunOctopus
When the manufacturer's weigh the bats, they do it before they paint or put any of the grip tape on the bat. If the bat has not been used, you are more than welcome to send it back for an exchange or refund.
John
Is the size of this barrel considered a big barrel?
Nate
No, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model has a barrel diameter of 2 1/4". A bat is considered to be a big barrel bat when it has a barrel diameter of 2 5/8" or 2 3/4".
Sean
Is this bat approved USSSA BPF 1.15 for 2012 Cal Ripken play?
Jak
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is approved for Cal Ripken play. The CF5 features the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the tapering of the barrel.
John
Can you use this bat in cold weather, we will start palying in Feb.?
benny
We advise against using any bat in temperatures less than 55 degrees and we advise against storing any bat in temperatures less than 65 degrees.
Sean
My son is 12.5 yrs old, weighs 95lbs, 63 inches, so he needs 31" 20oz. Does it come in 2 3/4 or 2 5/8 barrel size (big barrel) or only 2 1/4 barrel?
zanderman99
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model does not come in a -11, but the DeMarini CF5 does come in the 2 5/8" barrel with a -10 oz. length to weight ratio. It would be a 31" 20 oz. bat. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-demarini-cf5--dxcfx-senior-league/13538/
Linda
My son is 12 and a half years old. He is 5 feet and an inch tall weighs 145 pounds. What size would you recommend for him?
rick
Based off of his height and weight, I would recommend a 31 inch bat.
Ryan
You say the DXCFL CF5 -11 is approved by the Little League for 2012 but I can't find it on their approved list. Is this different from the CFL 5?
Hopson46
This is approved for Little League in 2012. This bat will be listed as CFL12. Here is a link to copy. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm
KG
Would you recommend the CF5 or the Voodoo?
guy
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is a two-piece fully composite design and tends to have more flex than the Voodoo. The DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece hybrid design. The biggest difference between the two bats is the material that the barrels are made of.
KB
I was all set to get this bat for my son but then I read the complaints about the sting this bat can cause. My son has a Surge right now and does not have a issue. Is stinging more common on the CF5 than the Easton S1?
NB
Any bat can be prone to stinging and is not specific to the DeMarini CF5. The Easton S1 is a newer model, so we have not received as much feedback regarding sting. The CF5 and the S1 are two-piece designs, so they will have less sting than many one-piece designs.
Kara
My son is 12, 4'11" 85# and from what I have been reading is you have to be a stronger kid to use this bat. Is that true? Would the S1 be a better option since people say it is lighter?
bb
The DeMarini CF5 is still going to provide enough flex for someone who isn't as strong and will have a well balanced feel like the Easton S1.
KB
It says this bat is end loaded. Is that good for a 12 year old 85# or is the S1 better for him since it sounds like it is more balanced? He is not a power hitter and trying to get more distance/pop.
J
The DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S1 are very comparable bats with the major difference being the brand of the manufacturer. The CF5 and the S1 are both well balanced, high performing bats.
KB
Will this bat sting more than the S1?
b
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat and the Easton S1 are two-piece composite bats that generally absorb the same amount of sting. If shock absorption is what you are looking for, either one of these bats would be a good pick.
Shelbe
Do you know the new rules for 12 and under Babe Ruth and is this bat approved for that?
tdp
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is approved for 2012 because it has the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp on the barrel as required by Babe Ruth.
KB
Is this bat approved for Cal Ripken league? I see where the -12 is, but the -11 is not listed as of 2-17-12
Robert
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will be approved for Cal Ripken Leagues. The DeMarini CF5 has the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the barrel which is needed for your league.
Kris
My son loves his CF5 and played in tournament ball. My question is that my son and his friends were playing strike out and now the bat has deep nicks all around the barrel like they may have been hitting rocks. Will this affect the bats performance?
Max. V
It is hard to say without actually seeing the bat. A few scratches or nicks on the barrel souldn't affect it's overall performance.
Tyler
Does the CF5 youth bat come in a 28 inch 17 oz?
momof2gees
The smallest size the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat comes in is a 29". Please check out the DXBCL or the DXDXL as those bats come in smaller sizes.
Kris
I read many of the answers regarding the stamp of approval to play in youth ball for many leagues. We just purchased this bat and it is stamped USSSA 1.15 BPF. Several of the answers state it does not have the USSSA stamp. Is there a different stamp other than the one I described?
K
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat has the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. There is not a different USSSA stamp than the one that you described.
KB
Does this bat have the new USSSA 2012 BPF 1.15 stamp?
Jack
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat features the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp and will be approved for play in 2012.
Kris
Is the CF5 youth a BBCOR?
B
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model is not BBCOR certified. Only adult -3 oz. bats will have the BBCOR certification. If you are looking for the CF5 model that is BBCOR certified, you can find that here: http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-demarini-cf5-bbcor--dxcfc-adult/13535/
Jennifer
Is it approved for Little League?
bob
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model is on Little League's approved bat list.
Tyler
Is this bat suitable for a pitching machine league throwing at 38 mph and using real baseballs?
Coach
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat can be used in pitching machine leagues.
Kara
Does this bat, Demarini Youth CF5 come in a 28 inch?
Sasha
The smallest size the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat comes in is a 29". Please check out the DXBCL or the DXDXL as those bats come in smaller sizes.
Kris
My son is 5'3" and 98 lbs. Is the 31" or 32" recommended? He used a 31 inch bat last season, but he seems to be growing rapidly.
Lynchpad
Based on your son's height and weight, the suggested size is 31 inches. If you think he will feel comfortable swinging a bigger size, I say go for it. Our bats do come with a free return label, so if you would like to order both sizes so he can get a feel for each, you are more than welcome to send one back after deciding which one fits him best. Just make sure you don't take the wrapper off and make sure that you don't use the bat.
Jennifer
Is the DeMarini CF5 Little League approved?
Tim
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is approved for play in Little League for the 2012 season. Here is the link to view more information on the Demarini CF5. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-demarini-cf5--dxcfl-youth/13536/
Derek
Do you guys have a 30 inch 18 oz DeMarini CF5 youth bat -13?
Bobby
The Demarini CF5 youth model is only available in a -11 oz. drop. The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth model is available in a 30" 19 ounce.
John
Would you recommend this Demarini CF5 or Marrucci Black and why?
Ruben
Both bats are great choices. The main difference between the two is the DeMarini CF5 has a composite barrel and will require a break-in period. The CF5 will get better the more you use it though. The Marucci Black has an alloy barrel and will be hot right out of the wrapper. The composite barrel of the CF5 might create more pop due to the trampoline effect this material makes, but the Marucci Black has a lot of pop as well. You really can't go wrong with either bat!
Jennifer
Will this bat be legal in 2013?
Mojo
As of 04/25/2012, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will be legal in 2013. The DeMarini CF5 has the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp, but even USSSA isn't requiring this stamp on their youth bats until 2014.
Tyler
Would I feel the difference in a 31 in. 19 oz. and a 31 in. 20 oz. with a drop weight of -12 and -11?
tommygun 22
Yes, you will feel a difference. Even though 1 oz. does not seem like much, it is fairly significant in terms of baseball or softball bats. All of our bats do come with a free merchandise return label, and we accept returns for a refund or exchange on unused bats. So if you order a bat and feel it is too heavy or light, you can send it back to exchange for a different size as long as you have not used the bat.
Tom
Is the DXCFL legal for all-star play in Little League Major Baseball (11-12 year old)? On the approved bat list, they list a CFL12 but not a DXCFL?
sammy
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 DXCFL is legal for Little League play. It is the same bat shown on Little League's approved bat list.
Tyler
What is the upgrade from 2012 CF5 to 2013 CF5, and which bat would you recommend between the 2013 & Easton XL1 for youth, overall performance?
PK
The 2013 CF5 uses new composite technology designed for a lighter swing weight than the 2012 DeMarini CF5. The Easton XL1 is slightly end loaded and better for a power hitter. Both will be very high performing.
Kara
Does this bat need to be broken in?
Maniac Alex
The DeMarini CF5 has a composite barrel and will require a break-in period. We recommend taking between 150-200 hits off of a tee or soft toss and start at about 40% power and gradually increase the closer you get to the 200 hit mark. Also, make sure to rotate the barrel about a quarter of an inch in between each hit and use the same balls you would normally use in a game.
Jennifer
Would you be able to make a CF5 31in 18oz? Because I have a bat that is a 32in 18oz.
Trev
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is a drop 11 ounce bat and only available in a 31" 20oz or a 32" 21 oz. However, the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo is available in a 31" 18oz.
Kara
I just ordered this bat for my son. However the model number on the approved list for our league is CFL12. Is this the same bat?
mcv
Yes. CFL12 is the way that DeMarini displays the model number on the 2012 DeMarini CF5 Youth bat.
Patrick
Is this bat BBCOR?
johnny
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is not BBCOR certified. Only adult -3 bats will have the BBCOR certification. The CF5 is offered with a BBCOR certification at http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-demarini-cf5-bbcor--dxcfc-adult/13535/
Jennifer
Does this bat have the USSSA thumbprint stamp?
Cheri
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 does have the new USSSA thumbprint stamp. If you look at the smaller pictures at the top of the webpage for this bat, you will be able to see the stamp printed on this bat.
Jennifer
What is a safe temperature range to use this bat at?
robin
The issue is not so much the type of bat as it is the ball. The temperature makes the ball more dense, which can damage the bat. We normally recommend not to use any type of bat under 55 degrees nor storing any bat in temperatures less than 65 degrees.
Kara
Is this a good bat for slow pitch softball? I have a 5' 90lb daughter what would be good? I also like the Vexxum and F5 fastpitch bat but is a fastpitch bat ok for slow pitch?
Jenny
The DeMarini CF5 DXCFL is a youth baseball bat. It cannot be used in slow pitch softball. However, you can use a fastpitch bat in slow pitch softball.
Tyler
I am a eleven year old 5'2 106lb and currently using a 32 in Easton Rampage and looking into buying a CF5. Should I stay the same size or move down and will this bat improve the distance because I keep hitting the fence on a 315 foot fence.
willie101
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 32" 2012 DeMarini CF5.
Kara
My 12 year old daughter is playing fast pitch softball. Is this bat ideal for girls fast pitch softball?
Mike
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is not a fastpitch bat. This bat is for youth baseball players. If you are looking for the CF5 fastpitch bats, you can find them here: http://www.justbats.com/products/softball%20bats~fastpitch/?s=cf5.
Jennifer
I'm a contact hitter that is looking for a good bat that has good pop and lasts pretty long. I'm going between the CF5 and the Voodoo. Which suits me better?
Earls597
Both the DeMarini CF5 and the DeMarini Voodoo are great bats that would be good options for a contact hitter. However, you might get a little more pop from the CF5 due to the fact that it has a composite barrel.
Jennifer
I just got this bat and wanna know how many hits it will take to break-in?
stephenppp
We recommend taking between 150-200 hits either off a tee or soft toss starting at about 40% power and increasing the closer you get to the 200 hit mark. Also, rotate the barrel 1/4" after each swing and use the same balls you would normally use in a game. After that you should be good to go!
Jennifer
Is this bat BESR certified?
mitcher157
No. BESR is the old certification for adult baseball bats only.
Tyler
If I'm a power hitter is this bat for me?
Cj
It sure is. The CF5 is a great bat for all types of hitters.
Tyler
Is it a big barrel?
j boogy
The Demarini CF5 is a youth model. It will have a 2 1/4" barrel.
John
Will this bat be legal in 2013?
Kelly
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth will be legal in 2013.
Zach
How many pitches do you need to break in a bat
Gibb
We recommend taking between 150-200 hits either off a tee or soft toss, starting out at about 40% power and gradually increasing the closer you get to the 200 hit mark. Also, make sure you rotate the barrel 1/4" after each hit and use real baseballs.
Jennifer
Is this bat 1.15 BPF rated?
Paul
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat features the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp.
Tom
I just ordered the 2012 youth CF5. Is there a break-in period before the bat is game ready? If so what is the process? Also any suggestions for bat care? Thank you!
Rick
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 does require a break in period. We recommend taking 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss. Rotate the barrel about 1/4" every swing. Avoid using your composite bat in batting cages that use yellow dimpled balls.
Kara
Is this a big barrel?
erp
No, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 has a 2 1/4" barrel diameter.
Ryan
Is this bat half and half composite?
geurink
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 DXCFL is a two-piece, full composite bat.
Sean
How many hits does it take to break in the bat?
baseball123
It takes approximately 150-200 hits to break in the 2012 DeMarini CF5. We recommend soft toss or tee work with real baseballs, swinging at about 75% strength and rotating the bat 1/4" after each swing to ensure full barrel coverage.
Derek
I know that it takes 100 - 200 swings to break in the Cf5, but how long does it usually take for the bat to completely break in (days,weeks,months,etc)?
Baseballisawesome
We recommend 150-200 soft-toss or tee swings with real baseballs at 75%, rotating the bat 1/4" after each swing, to properly break in the 2012 DeMarini CF5.
Kara
I might get this bat for my son who will probably be 4'8" or 4'9" when I get it. How long should the bat be?
Baseballiscool
Based on his height a 30" 2012 DeMarini CF5 would be the suggested size. This could vary based on his weight as well. Check out our bat coach for exact sizing: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Kara
Is the DeMarini CF5 legal for Cal Ripken 11-12 Year old?
COACHT
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is legal in Cal Ripken for 11-12 year old age group.
Kara
I know that the 2013 DeMarini CF5 has a lighter feel, is this bat still balanced?
Trevor C
The 2012 and 2013 DeMarini CF5 are both well balanced bats.
Nick
Will this bat be allowed for use in Little League in 2013?
ANDY
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth has the BPF 1.15 stamp so it will be legal for play in 2013.
Zach
Is the cf5 one of the best demarini to buy?
big dog
Yes. The CF5 is DeMarini's top of the line bat. It has great pop.
Tyler
IS THE CF5 THE BEST DEMARINI?
RED BULL
The CF5 is going to be Demarini's top model they have to offer. It is a two piece full composite design which will give you maximum performance.
John
Is the DXCFL for 11 and 12 baseball?
REDBULL
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 can be used for 11 and 12 year old players that require a small barrel.
Kara
Does the CF5 feature the 2012 USSSA stamp for legal play?
Tuckdog
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 does feature the new USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp making it legal for play.
Nick
Is this a good bat?
barbaq
Yes, the DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece composite bat designed to give players balance and consistency.
Damon
Where can I find replacement gold grip tape for CF5?
Trev
Unfortunately, we don't carry bat grip. I would try Amazon.com, HQ4Sports.com or BaseballSavings.com.
Tyler
Is this bat better than the S3?
batfreak
Both the 2012 DeMarini CF5 and the Easton S3 are high quality bats that are going to have a lot of pop. You can't go wrong with either one.
Nick K.
Is it approved for Cal Ripken in 2012?
hobes34
Yes, the 2012 DeMarini CF5 is approved for Cal Ripken.
Kara
Is this bat certified for use in 2013 little league majors division?
me
Yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 youth bat is on Little League's approved bat list and will be legal in 2013.
Tyler
What is the model number on the bat so I can cross check it on the Little League Approved list.
BMP
Referencing the Little League approved bat list you will look for CF5-CFL12. For additional information feel free to contact our customer service at 1-866-321-2287.
Shelbe
Is this the CF5-CFL13 or CF5-CFL12? I want to purchase the CFL-13. Can you paste me a link to the CFL-13?
BP
The "12" and the "13" indicate the year of the model. The 2013 CF5 would be the CFL13: http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-demarini-cf5--dxcfl-youth/15462/
Tyler
Will the 2012 DeMarini CF5 be legal next year in 2013 pony league?
logan555
Yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5 has the BPF 1.15 stamp required for play in 2013.
Damon
Is this better than the DeMarini CF4?
flash
Both the 2012 DeMarini CF5 and DeMarini CF4 are great two-piece fully composite bats. The 2012 features a newer TR3 Strut composite material. Here is a link to compare the bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Tom
Is there 29 inch 16 ounce one?
beast
No. The DeMarini CF5 DXCFL is not produced in that size.
Tyler
Is this bat good for a power hitter?
the beast
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is a great bat for all types of hitters.
Kara
Looks like the CF5 is a drop 11. Do they make a 30" 19 oz. or is 31" 20 oz. the smallest bat they make?
Jack
Yes, the DeMarini CF5 Youth was made in a 30" 19 oz.. However, this is a closeout model and we will not be getting any more in stock. The 2013 CF5 does have the 30" 19 oz.
Damon
Which is better 2012 CF5 or the 2013 CF5?
Nickman
They will be very comparable as far as performance is concerned. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 uses a newer composite material and has a more balanced weight distribution. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Tom
My son has a 2012 CF5 31/20. I picked up his teammates 2013 CF5 31/20, and it's noticably lighter. I weighed my sons bat and it weighs approx. 22.25 oz. This is an over 10% difference from the advertised weight. Is this normal?
Doug
This is fairly common. All manufacturers weigh their bats before the final stages of production which included, but is not limited to: applications of paint/decals, addition of the grip, addition of the endcap, and addition of the knob. The 2013 CF5 is made with a new composite material that gives it a lighter feel and swing weight.
Tyler
Is this bat legal for use in Babe Ruth 13-15?
CoachJ
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is not legal in Babe Ruth ages 13-15. All composite barrel bats must be BBOR certified for that division.
Kara
Is this ASA aproved?
softball girl
No, the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is not approved by ASA.
Jeff
My son bought this bat from teammate but has no 1.15 stamp- did they make some of these bats without stamp?
Knockout
Some of the early 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth models produced did not have the new USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp.
Tyler
Does this bat come in a 29" 17 oz?
tp
The 2012 DeMarini CF5 is manufactured in a 29" 18 oz, but we are currently out of stock. We will not be getting any more in stock because it is an older model. We do have the 2013 available in that size.
Nick
Is it OK to do soft toss with wiffle balls during the winter or will it affect the performance/life of the bat?
CarterCharles
Whiffle balls will not affect the performance of the bat. The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will feature a composite barrel. These balls will not hurt that material. I would still stay away from from the batting cage balls (Yellow Dimples).
Brandon
What is the difference in terms of performance between this and the 2013 CF5. I've heard that this bat is more enloaded than the 2013. Is this true?
batboyman
Yes, the 2013 DeMarini CF5 is going to be more balanced than the 2012 model, but the performance of both are still outstanding.
Noah
Is the 2012 CF5 approved for use by Little League in 2013?
Wayne
Yes. The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat is Little League approved.
Tyler
My son is 5'2", about 95 lbs. He makes good contact but tends to have a slower swing. What length and weight would be best?
CJ
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" 20 oz. model in the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat. This is a very balanced model and will be a good option for a player with average to below average swing speed.
Aubrey
My son is 12, about 4' 10" and 80 lbs. He has quick hands and a very fast swing, he switch hits, makes good contact usually. He has a 30" Omen but was using a friends 32" CF5 and wants one now, what size should I get for him?
BAP
That is difficult for us to answer without knowing how well he swings each bat (strength, bat control, swing speed, etc.) If he has good swing speed and bat control with the 32" CF5 then a 32" model is recommended. If he has average or slightly below average swing speed and bat control with the 32" CF5 then I would recommend a 31" model. If he has well below average swing speed and bat control with the 32" CF5, then a 30" model is recommended.
Tyler
My son is turning 11 and is 5'2" about 125 lbs and I'm trying to decide between the 2012 cf5 or the easton xl1. Any thoughts?
TD
This is a difficult question for us to answer as much of the decision comes down to the personal preference of the player. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Both are high end bats with great pop. The XL1 is going to be more endloaded than the CF5, making it a better choice for stronger hitters. The CF5 is more balanced making it a better choice for hitters with average strength.
Tyler
My son is 13-years-old and will be playing Dixie Youth baseball. Is this a legal bat for that league?
Ada
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat will be approved for Dixie baseball. However, it will not be approved for high school play.
Robert
My son is playing travel ball and is 11 years old. Would this be light enough for him?
Homer
The 31" 20 oz. 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth is going to be light enough for your 11 year old son.
Marcus
How long will this take to break in? Do you have any thoughts or techniques?
BombaKing
We suggest 150 to 200 hits of soft-toss or a tee. Start at about 40% power and gradually increase as you get closer. Rotate the bat a quarter of an inch between each hit to ensure an even break-in. As well as always use real, leather baseballs.
Chad M.
Do you guys get new shipments of the 2012 models? My size is a 32 inch.
Anon
No, we will not be getting anymore of the 2012 DeMarini CF5 Youth's in. It looks like we only have the 31" 20 oz. one's left.
Chad M.
My son is 12 in a few weeks. He weighs about 120 lbs. and is 5'2". He doesn't have amazing bat speed right now, but we are working on that . Would this bat or the Voodoo be better for him?
mike
I would recommend going with the 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth bat since it is more balanced and evenly weighted than the DeMarini Voodoo.
Marcus
What age would this bat be good for? I have a 12 year old that weighs 90lbs.
Rik
The 2012 DeMarini CF5: DXCFL Youth will be fine for ages 7 to 13. Your 12 year old would be just fine with this bat.
Noah
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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.

Demarini Customer Service

Bat Properties

DeMarini CF5 Youth Baseball Bat: DXCFL
Barrel Diameter 2 1/4"
Baseball Bats Youth
Bat Type Baseball
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Length to Weight Ratio -11
Material Composite
Vendor DeMarini
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