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DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
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Features

  • -10 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF

  • D-Fusion 2.0 Handle Technology - Eliminates Vibrations and Redirects Energy to the Barrel

  • Free Shipping!

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Hot Out of the Wrapper Performance

  • Paradox Plus+ Composite for Larger, Hotter Sweet Spot

  • Two-Piece Composite Design

  • Extended 14 Inch Barrel Length

  • Lower MOI than DXCFP

  • Grip Tape Oriented to Maximize Feel/Comfort for Lefty Hitters

Description

New for 2016! Much more than a new number, the new DeMarini CF8 is set to impress! The CF8 Slapper is the newest addition to the CF line of bats. Designed specifically for left-handed hitters who primarily "slap" or bunt the ball to reach base, the Slapper provides a lower MOI and longer barrel when compared to the DXCFP model. The lighter swing weight and larger hitting surface allow slap hitters to better manipulate the barrel of the bat through the hitting zone which is invaluable because of their unique hitting style. However, do not believe for a second that this bat can only put the ball on the ground! With the -10 length to weight ratio, the WTDXCFA has enough mass to drive the ball to all parts of the field. Another special design tailored for a slap hitter is found in the grip. Most bats feature grips that are oriented for right handed hitters, so left handed hitters might find that their grips don't last as long. With the CF8 Slapper, the grip is flipped and the player doesn't have to worry about the grip bunching up or ripping over time. Being a CF8, this bat will also utilize DeMarini's new Paradox Plus+ Composite material in the barrel and handle to increase the sweet spot and power potential. New to this year's CF line, the D-Fusion 2.0 handle technology eliminates vibration even more efficiently than the previous model on off-center hits. By reducing these vibrations, the player's hands are protected against sting and energy is redirected back into the barrel on contact for a solid feel and more power! The CF8 features DeMarini's Stacked Double Wall Construction that optimizes the trampoline effect across the entirety of the barrel for the highest performance fastpitch regulations will allow! The CF8 Slapper WTDXCFA is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. Backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. DeMarini: Born Hardcore! Free Shipping!

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softball09

Pros: went my bat first came i went with my sister who got the cf8 hope to break our bats in. first hit with my bat, i thought i was already broken in. it has so much pop. i am a slapper and i love this bat.

Cons: NO CONS

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Dimarini slapper carissa parent

Pros: the bigger sweet spot gives my daughter who is a slapper and bunter most of the time a better angle to bunt and slap but she does not only slap and bunt and this bat gives her a little more pop

Cons: she just got ot last week for a tournament and did take her a couple games to get used to it but it is like that with any bat.

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Lefty contact hitter Softball Dad parent

Pros: Great pop out of the wrapper, barrel length really provides more "contact patch" for improved batting control. 14y/o daughter is a lefty hitter and contact hitter, this bat can send the ball wherever she wants it to go! The reverse wrapped tape sounds like hype but it really does improve grip and bat feel. Favorite bat ever!

Cons: Graphics aren't her favorite and unknown durability but all her prior DeMarinis have never disappointed and still used by sibling and teammates.

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Beautiful Bat Monti player

Pros: It felt broken in right away. I've had it for about 3 weeks and i've already had some very nice hits off of it.

Cons: the paint is already scrafching on the end.

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Pros and cons Rylee player

Pros: It looks nice and new and will last a long time

Cons: The price is high

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great bat rich zig parent

Pros: my daughter is small but this bat has provided her significantly more pop that has increased her ability to drive the ball and add confidence to her as well.

Cons: none

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Great Bat Grayce Jones player

Pros: The bat does not take long to break in, and once it has been broken in it feels great! Amazing bat, if you're thinking about buying it, you definetly should!

Cons: No cons

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Slapping Sucess 14U travel softball player player

Pros: I love the batting grip; the second I picked up the bat and got into my batting stance, I could feel the difference. It's much more comfortable for me, being a left-handed player. Though it is the same weight as my other bat (22 ounces) , It feels lighter. Because of this, I find it a lot easier to get my hands to the ball and since i've used this bat I feel like my slapping has gotten better as a whole.

Cons: Sadly, this bat doesn't have a lot of pop and though it can put the ball in the outfield, it is less likely to get there than it would with other bats would. On the other hand, this bat is meant for slapping and not power hitting.

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Slapper loves her bat Katelynn player

Pros: Like how it feels. The longer barrel is great on the inside pitches.

Cons: Have only had it for a month, so no time to find any cons yet.

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Coach Michael Auld coach

Pros: Little break in time and great feel

Cons: none

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Amazing Bat Jessica player

Pros: This bat is by far amazing and so great to use during games. I cannot wait to play more games with this bat.

Cons: There are no cons.

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Bats Igonz parent

Pros: The bat is great. My daughter is beginning to slap the ball and enjoys using the bat.

Cons: n/a

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DeMarini CF8 Slapper Jeff Hill parent

Pros: Daughter loves the new bat. she can tell the difference in the load from her regular CF8. slightly longer barrel and she has had some great power slaps and drag bunts so far with this bat.

Cons: N/A

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2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCF James King parent

Pros: My Daughter is 9, a lefty, and usually the tallest on every team. We have only bought inexpensive bats for her prior to this one, but we decided to break down and buy her a nice bat. I emailed and called just bats.com and after a few discussions with them we decided on the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper". They were very helpful. We just bought this bat for my Daughter about a month ago and my daughter loves it. She gets a lot more pop off the bat and she says the bat feels great in her hands. GREAT BAT!

Cons: Do not know of any cons.

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Great Bat Triple J parent

Pros: The Bat is a good deal. My Daughter is not a lefty so i replaced the grip tape. The Slapper is well balanced and easy for her to swing. The longer barrel length is a plus which helps her to keep the barrel in the zone longer. Great pop and this color is my Favorite, just like her CF6. Well worth it.

Cons: Only Con is that Just Bats should offer a combo pack with just this Bat. Definetly would buy another.

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Love this bat Monica.C parent

Pros: Great bat!

Cons: Havent found any

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cf8 devildogbullrider parent

Pros: my granddaughter loves this bat. grafics everything about it. very speedy delivery

Cons: havent found any

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CF8 sam c player

Pros: easy to use, lightweight, beautiful design, no pain when hitting the ball on the wrong part of the bat like other bats.

Cons: none

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I love this bat Rayray player

Pros: Since playing softball, this is the best bat I have used! I am a lefty and when you hit the sweet spot it will go far

Cons: none!

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2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch slapper Bat Lamm player

Pros: Nine year old left handed hitter . Been playing three years. I came from a alloy bat. Totally different ballgame is all i have to say. This bat is sweet. It is lighter and easier to hit. All the practice in the world will make you better, but it sure does help when you have the best equipment .

Cons: None.

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slappers bat ty Preston! player

Pros: good pop nice grip!

Cons: takes time to find the sweet spot

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5 Stars Karmyn Draper player

Pros: I love this bat. I've been to the batting cages three times and played three games since it arrived. It's scuffed up, like all bats that have been used, but there are no dents in it. It's light weight makes it easy to swing and it doesnt sting your hands when you hit a ball.

Cons: I havent had any issues with this bat at all.

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right handed hitter woolston34 player

Pros: i dont slap but it is a very nice bat to hit with so far this season i have had very nice hits including a triple that was about 8 feet away from the fence

Cons: there could be a better grip but nothing really about the bat is bad

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10 year old Lefty Jason other

Pros: My daughter is 10. Stands 4'-11" and weighs 75 lbs. She is in love with this bat. Slap hitting for once is fun for her. She can drop it short or hit for power slapping. It also has enough pop for power hitting. Very happy with this bat

Cons: None as of yet

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Did not Like Michael parent

Pros: Looks great and has decent pop

Cons: Serious Vibration Reported by player

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Awesome Bat Vire player

Pros: Bat has great pop and really covers the zone.

Cons: Wish it would come in a Drop 13 to make it a bit lighter for smaller players.

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great bat!! Gina T. player

Pros: this bat is awesome!! my girs are hitting with this bat nd the newbies like it!!

Cons: wish it had a sweet design on it.. but its going to get dirty anyways!

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Sharpest tool in the box! Happy Dad, happier player parent

Pros: Just took delivery on lefty daughter's second Slapper, she wouldn't think of using any other bat! 15 y/o daughter plays HS varsity, and 16u travel in southern California so you know the last one got plenty of use. After about 18 months of near daily use, it lost it's pop and with out hesitation she wanted another. Durability under these circumstances is hardly a concern. although the price drop is much appreciated! This bat does everything the coaches ask her to do, bunt, drag, slap and occasionally going for the fences. the large sweet spot gives her more surface to work with and lays down the ball where she needs to. The graphics mark her as a likely bunter but that's where the versatility of the bat comes to play as this bat is truly capable of doing almost everything a player could want.

Cons: Remembering to reverse wind the tape when re-doing the handle. Had to re-tape twice over the course of the life of the last bat.

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My daughter and her teammates love this bat! jlazaro317 parent

Pros: Good feel. Good pop. Was recommended to us and did not disappoint.

Cons: None.

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Demarini Slapper Gabriella Gallegos player

Pros: Coming from a righty batter, this bat has excellent pop. Very light also.

Cons: none

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12U hitter Frank parent

Pros: This bat was good for my switch hitting and slapper daughter. The extra barrel length was perfect for her compared to her other bats. She liked the feel and was comfortable swinging this bat.

Cons: We purchased the 31/21 for her second year 12U season. It only lasted 13 months (month after warranty period expired) because the barrel cracked longitudinal. Unfortunaly can not return. We also know a second family that had this same bat and while in 10U and it cracked in the barrel as well.

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Great Bat!! Softball Lover player

Pros: My first time i used it in a game, I hit great!! 2 triples almost over the fence !! love this bat. it's such a great bat

Cons: none

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Have a question about the DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What's the difference between the DXCFP AND DXCFA? My daughter is 18 years old and has good bat speed. She is not a slapper.
gARY
The difference between the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP) and the DXCFA is the grip tape on the DXCFA is oriented to be comfortable for lefty hitters.
Chinyere
I am not a slapper, would this bat be good for a right handed batters?
laranh
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) is more geared toward left handed slap hitters. It could technically be used by right handed hitters but is more designed for slap style hitting. You may want to look at another CF8 model like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFP).
Patrick
I am a left handed hitter and do not know how to slap yet, but I do bunt sometimes. Could I still hit big with this bat?
ABBY
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) is designed for slap hitters, but the -10 length to weight ratio gives it enough mass to drive the ball to all parts of the field.
Jake
Is this bat NCAA legal?
Eric
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) features the USSSA 1.20 BPF stamp and the ASA stamp and it is legal for play in the NCAA.
Jason
If I were to get the slapper CF8 bat and I changed the grip of the bat to a comfortable one for a righty would there be any effect one having a slapper bat still?
Shorty
If you were to change the grip tape on the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) it will not affect the bat.
Cameron
Is this a good bat for a right handed hitter as well as a lefty? If a right handed batter uses it will there still be power even though it is the "slapper" bat?
Em
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA can be used by a right hand hitter, however the grip may need to be replaced after extended use. If the player's primary focus is not slapping we recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFP.
Angelique
My daughter is 13, 100 pounds, and 5' tall. She is left handed, bunts, and slaps but a little weak with power hitting. I would like her to become more of a power hitter than a bunter. What bat do you feel is best for her?
Erica
Based upon your daughter's height, weight, and the fact that she is left handed, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA.
John P.
My daughter is 17 years old, 5'2" and 110 lbs. She has a very strong grip. What size bat would you recommend?
Michael
Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA.
Jason
My daughter is 14 but small (5'0", 90 lbs). She is in 8th grade. I'd like to get her a bat she can use for a couple years into HS. 31" or 32"? She is a slapper. Is this bat truly enhanced for slappers?
Scott
Based upon your daughter's height and weight, I would recommend using a 31" 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA. This particular model has grip tape oriented to maximize feel and comfort for lefty hitters.
John P.
Beginning slapper: My 10 yr old daughter has just moved to the left side of the plate and is slapping. She is 4'6 and 65 lbs. I think the 31 inch will be too long for her but looking for an even balanced bat.
Sd
Based upon your daughter's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting her a softball bat in the 30" length. This 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) will have the weighting needed for a slapper and if you feel that your player can handle the 20 oz weight of a 30" model, I would recommend that size option of this bat.
Ben
Can a right handed hitter use this bat too?
britt softball
A left or right handed hitter can use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA), but it is designed and geared for a lefty hitter to use.
Jake
My daughter is a lefty but doesn't slap. She took a few swings with one of these the other day and liked the taping geared for a lefty. How does the performance of this bat compare to the other CF8's for standard hitters?
canjoe
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA will have a few different design features when compared to the other CF8 models. The two different features would be the grip tape (wrapped on the handle specifically for a LHH) and a longer barrel (14 inches); the longer barrel length will make the bat feel lighter in swing weight making it an ideal fit for the slap hitter. Other than that, the bat will have the same connection and composite technology.
Cameron
Recommendations for bat length for a 15 year old slapper who is 5'3" and strong?
Norgale
The best way to determine the correct bat length for a player is by their height and weight. However, a 5'3" 15 year old is typically swinging a 32" model of the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA. For more sizing information check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Jason
My daughter is 14 years old and is 5'5.2" and she is about 130 lbs and pretty athletic. What size bat will she need?
Coach R
Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA.
Jason
Can this bat be used by a right handed hitter?
niah softball
While the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA is designed with a left handed slap hitter in mind, a right handed hitter could use this bat as well.
Marcus
Can righty hitters use this bat too?
alexis
Right handed hitters can use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA but the grip tape may show issues due to the fact that is wrapped in such a way for a LHH.
Cameron
Is this bat available in a 29 or 28 inch length?
junior
Unfortunately the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) is only available in the 31", 32", 33", and 34". The 2017 model of this does not currently have a 28" or a 29".
Carter
My daughter is 5'2", 115 lbs and bats right handed. Is this bat recommended for right handers? Also, I was thinking 32 by 22 for size.
Carlos
I would recommend the 32 inch 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" for your daughters height and weight. The grip tape on this bat is oriented for left-handed batters, but can be used either way.
Linsey
If my current bat size is a 32 and that is a little too small what size should I get?
Kate34
If the 32" is a little too small for you I would suggest going up to a 33" 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper".
Carter
My coach wants me to try a 34' with a -10 drop length-to-weight ratio. Is this specific DeMarini bat a good fit for a lefty hitter (6'0" tall and 210 lbs)?
Dayana
Based upon your height and weight, I think that you would be just fine to go with the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") in the 34" length as long as you feel that the 24 oz weight would be okay. One thing I would recommend noting, is that this bat that will be very balanced in its swing weight. It will be gripped specifically for a lefty hitter, but I was thinking that a power hitter may prefer considering something with more of an end-load to it like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).
Ben
Is this bat stamped for Little League?
julie
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" does not feature a "Little League" stamp but is allowed for use in Little League.
Cameron
Could you re-wrap the grip for a right hand hitter?
shane
The grip for this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") is made specifically for a left hand hitter. However, if you wanted to head to the store to buy a new grip, you could definitely put the new gripping on the bat and have it be situated for a right hand hitter (just about every grip out there on the market is going to be situated for a right handed hitter).
Ben
What size bat do you recommend for my 12 yr old, 5'4" 110 lb daughter?
chivo
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32 inch model.
Cameron
My daughter is 5'2" and weighs about 95 lbs. She throws left handed and is more comfortable batting right handed. She is learning to slap but bats right handed too. What bat and size would you recommend? She has decent power batting right handed but we need something she can use both ways.
linnyc
Based on her height and weight, we would recommend getting a 32 inch bat. Ideally the weight would be 22 ounces if she can hit for some power. If bat speed is lacking then going with a drop 11 model (21 ounces) would be a better fit. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" could serve as a dual purpose bat for RHH and LHH. If she isn't a consistent slap hitter then you may want to consider the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.
Cameron
Trying to find a DeMarini 30/19.
dobber
We do not have the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 30 inch 19 ounce.
Cameron
Looking for this bat (32"/21 oz). Is this available in that size?
Triple J
Unfortunately, this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") was not built by DeMarini in the 32"/21 oz size (-11 length-to-weight ratio). It will only be built with a -10 length-to-weight ratio.
Ben
Can a right hand hitter use this bat?
angie
Yes, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" can be used by both Right or Left handed hitters. The grip is just optimized for Left handed use.
Linsey
None of your photos show the USSSA "thumbprint". How do I know if this bat is legal to use in AAU softball?
dawn
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is USSSA approved and does feature the thumbprint, although it can be difficult to see in the photos.
Logan
Would this bat be good for hitting or just slapping?
angie
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is designed with a longer barrel and reverse wrapped grip tape for left handed hitters, but can be used to hit as a player traditionally would as well.
Logan
Is this a left handed bat? Is this a good bat for right handed hitter with average power and hits for high average?
Rhyno
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper" is designed for left handed slap hitters. If you are a right handed batter with some power I would recommend swinging the 2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFI).
Carter
My daughter is 14, 5'4" and about 125 lbs. Last season she used a DeMarini Vendetta (31"/19 oz) and that ended up being quite small. We would like to get her a bat that will last a few years. Would a 33"/23 oz work?
angie
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of going with the 32"/22 oz size of this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") before moving to the 33"/23 oz size. Since she has swung a smaller bat in the past, I think the 33"/23 oz size would present quite a jump for this season. I think the 32"/22 oz size would get her something that she could work towards and also use in the future.
Ben
I'm a right hand power hitter and I want to know if this bat would work for me or is it only for slapper hitters?
alberlyn
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper" is best for a left handed slap hitter.
Damon
What is a good bat for a right handed batter that is 11 yrs old? She is 4'8.5" tall and weighs 115 lbs.
bribri
I would recommend checking out the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP) for a right handed hitter. Based on her height and weight, a 31 inch model would be best.
Carter
Our daughter is 5'8" and 210 lbs. She is playing high school softball. It's time for a new bat. We would love length and weight suggestions. She thinks a 33"/21oz with a -12 drop. What do you recommend? Also she does not want a lot of "ting."
Sunshine
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend a 33 inch bat 23 ounce bat. Since she is in high school it would be best to get a -10 model of bat and if you are seeking something that does not have a lot of "ting" then a two-piece composite bat would be best. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is better suited for a LHH "slap hitter" and so the regular CF9 model, the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP, would be a better fit.
Cameron
What size do you recommend for my 5'7" 110 lb daughter?
carrie
Based on your daughter's height and weight we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32 inch model.
Cameron
My player is a left handed hitter and is 5'3" / 115 lbs. What size for her?
jdub
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would recommend getting this bat in the 32" length as long as your player can handle the subsequent 22 oz weight.
Ben
My daughter is 5'2", 100 lbs and she is 11. What softball bat would you recommend?
joan
If your daughter is a left handed slap hitter I would definitely recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) in the 32"/22 ounce.
Carter
Does this bat have to be for a slapper ?
joeyk
No, this bat can be used for regular style hitting as well.
Kyle J.
My daughter is 13 5'0" about 100 lbs. What size bat would you recommend? She is the only slapper on her team. Look for a bat that can get the ball out of the infield a little faster or with I big high hop. She bunts a lot all so will this bat work for her?
Mike
Based on her height and weight we would recommend a 32"/22 ounce 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA). It would work well for her style of play.
Carter
My daughter is 5'6" and 115-120 pounds. She is 14 yrs old. What softball bat do you recommend?
Tom
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" has an extended barrel length and the grip tape is wrapped in reverse fashion for a left handed hitter, but right handed batters still purchase and use the Slapper model. If you wanted to go with this bat, I would suggest the 32" 22 ounce size based on your player's height and weight.
Logan
I'd like to know what size to get my "friend" who is 140 lbs and is like 5'2"?
Emmitt
Based on your friend's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32 inch option.
Cameron
My daughter mainly starts off slapping or bunting. Her coach will sometimes have her switch to bat right if she gets two strikes. Would she be able to use this bat right handed to hit?
Switch Hitter
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" will feature a design concept best suited for a LHH with the grip tape being wound for a lefty and the extended barrel allowing for the balance feel that a lefty slapper will prefer (not to mention a longer barrel). If her coach has her switch over with 2 strikes there is no reason why these bat cannot be used for RHH.
Cameron
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
kim
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is a balanced bat.
Jason
2017 Demarini Slapper or 2016? What's some of the pros and cons? My 12u daughter is currently using 2016 CF8 Balanced.
Eric
If you can find the 2016 model in the size you want, I'd go with that as you can get it at a lower price and should perform nearly identical to the 2017 model, as not much has changed.
Kyle J.
We can now use fastpitch bats in slow pitch softball. Some of the newbies can't handle the weight we use for slowpitch so they are switching to fastpitch bats. Most of them are righty hitters and don't slap the ball. Could this still be used by a righty hitter?
gina
This 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") can definitely be used by a right handed hitter. It is just called a "Slapper" bat because it is extremely well balanced and would benefit a slap hitter greatly due to that feature. As long as your players are wanting a well balanced bat, I would suggest the bat highly. The only issue that might arise is that the grip may bunch up on righty hitters after some use (since the bat is actually gripped for player holding the bat in a left handed manner).
Ben
Is this a single walled bat or double walled bat?
Gina
This 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") is made of composite material. Typically, composite material is not listed as single or multi walled. However, many people might say it is "multi-layered" as it is composed of multiple layers of composite fibers placed on top of one another.
Ben
Can this bat be used in ASA slow pitch? If not, is there a comparable bat for ASA slowpitch at a comparable price?
Cran 1
Yes, the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" can be used in ASA slow pitch softball.
Jason
My 13 year old weighs 110 and is 5"3. She is a slapper. What size bat do you recommend? She wants this bat, but her normal bat is 31" 21 oz.
Tys Mom
Based on your daughter's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 32''.
Tori
(1) How does a Slapper bat compare to a non-slapper when it comes to "pop"? (2) Can a righty hitter use it?
Eddie
(1) In regard to performance, this 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") will deliver the same potential as any other CF8 bat. (2) If your player is a right hand hitter, the grip may bunch up a little (since it gripped for a lefty hitter). That would be the only issue with a righty hitter using the Slapper bat. You can re-grip the bat if needed.
Ben
Is it a full composite bat?
sherry
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is a two piece, fully composite bat.
Logan
I play 12u fastpitch. I am a right handed hitter. I don't bunt or slap that much. Would this bat work for me and would it work for line drive/ home run hits?
Em
This 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") can definitely be used by a right handed hitter. It is just called a "Slapper" bat because it is extremely well balanced and would benefit a slap hitter greatly due to that feature. As long as you are wanting a well balanced bat, I would suggest the bat highly. The only issue that might arise is that the grip may bunch up on righty hitters after some use (since the bat is actually gripped for player holding the bat in a left handed manner).
Carter
My daughter is 16. She is 5'3 and weighs about 115. What size bat do you recommend for slapping? Would you recommend the same size for her regular right handed hitting?
Batmom
Based on her height and weight we would recommend a 32"/22 ounce bat for regular hitting and slap hitting. For slap hitting I would recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA) "Slapper" as a good option.
Carter
My daughter plays 10U fastpitch. She is 10 years old and weighs 90 pounds. She is a lefty. What bat size and weight would you recommend?
Rsmitty
Based on your player's age, I would suggest a 30" bat. It looks like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is only available in larger sizes, so I would take a look at the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFS.
Logan
I'm a power hitter and was wondering if this bat would still work for me?
new bat
Yes, even though you are power hitter you could use the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper". The DeMarini CF8 Slapper is usually meant for contact hitters because it has that extended barrel which benefits slap hitters but it will not negatively affect you as a power hitter.
Cooper
What size for my 14 yr old daughter that is 5'6" and about 130 lbs?
Stingray
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 33 inch model.
Cameron
What size should I get for my 14 year old daughter who is 5'7" and about 120 lbs?
jj
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 32" 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper."
Logan
My daughter is 18 years old, 5'6" and 135 lbs. What bat do you suggest for her?
Joa
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 33 inch model. Typically a -10 model like the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" would be a great option to consider. This bat is designed more for a LHH who is a "slapper" type hitter though so you may want to consider the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.
Cameron
My granddaughter is 12 years old and is playing with 14u. She is 4'6" and weighs about 100 pounds. What bat do you recommend for her?
beans 24
I would recommend the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in a 31'' 21 oz for your granddaughter.
Max
My daughter is a lefty, she's around 112/111 lbs and 5'2" in height. She does not normally slap, but hits pretty far all around. Would this bat (32" 22oz) be good for her since she does like lighter bats?
Tiff
The 32" 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" would be an appropriate bat for your player. Although this bat is a slapper model, your player can certainly still benefit from the bat hitting to all fields.
Logan
Left handed slapper/bunter, 5'5 & 125 lbs. She has used an Easton Mako 31/21 for the last 2 yrs. What do you suggest?
Steve
If your player is a "slapper," there wouldn't be a better bat since the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" is designed for just that. Based on that height and weight, I would suggest the 33" 23 ounce size.
Logan
My daughter is about 5'2" and 120lbs. What bat do you recommend for her?
softball mom
Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend a 32" bat, such as the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper." If your player isn't a "slapper," you may want to check out the 32" 2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTDXCFP.
Logan
I am 4'11 and a righty in 12U fast pitch. Is this bat good for someone like me? Will this be available
Kailey
Based upon the information you provided, we suggest you use a 31" bat. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat (DXCFA "Slapper") bat would be great for you but we do not have 31" in stock. If you are currently using a 32, we have that and this bat would be fantastic for a player like you.
Mick
Do you have a 30 or 31 inch?
Maddie
Unfortunately, we only have 33" and 34" sizes available for the 2016 DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper."
Logan
1) Would this bat work for a right hand hitter like me? 2) What size would be best for me? I am 5 feet 5.5 inches and 14 years old.
cowlover3627
I would recommend the DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" in either a 32 or 33 inch length.
Dan
Is this bat only good for slappers? I am a righty hitter and I wanted to get this bat, will it give me the same abilities that the lefties get?
Rizzo
The DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" will do a similar job for in the way it would for a lefty. The only thing to consider is the grip tape is designed to maximize the feel/comfort for lefty hitters.
Dan
Is this bat end loaded?
Chris
This bat is not end loaded, it is a balanced model. "Insane" is DeMarini's term for their end-load models, such as the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Insane.
Kyle J.
Is this bat okay to play in a junior high softball game?
Tarry
The DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" will be approved for ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF which will cover essentially every softball league out there. I would feel comfortable saying that this will be allowed for your junior high school softball game.
Tyler
Does this bat come in a 32 inch 21 oz?
sherwood
The DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper" does not come in the 32"/21 ounce size unfortunately.
Carter
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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.

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Bat Properties

DeMarini CF8 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat: DXCFA "Slapper"
Approved For ASA USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 1/4"
Bat Type Softball
Color Grey
Deals Closeout Bats Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio -10
Material Composite
Price $100 - $199.99
Series CF8
Softball Bats Fastpitch
Vendor DeMarini

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