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DeMarini Builds The Gattaca In Left-Handed & Right-Handed Designations
2 5/8” Barrel Diameter
Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
End Loaded Swing Feel
Two-Piece, Hybrid (Alloy Barrel & Composite Handle) Baseball Bat
BBCOR .50 Certified For High School & College Play
Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
RH Colorway: Silver | Red
LH Colorway: Silver | Blue
X14 Alloy Barrel - Precision Engineered With The Most Consistent Walls Possible. This Helps Maintain Performance, Swing Speed & Durability.
3 Fusion Connection - Works With X14 Alloy Barrel -And- Paraflex + Composite Handle To Allow For Top Energy Transfer Into The Baseball At Contact. Also, Limits Vibration That Could Get Down To Your Player's Hands.
SpESys Grooved Barrel - Helps Hitters Consistently Drive Balls At The Optimal Launch Angle
Paraflex Plus Composite Handle - Assists In Delivering Excellent Bat Speed & And Excellent Feel At Contact With The Baseball.
Kryptos End Cap - Transparent End Cap Provides Direct View Into Barrel
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer’s Warranty
DeMarini Gattaca BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTDXGTC21
Optimize your launch angle with the help of the DeMarini Gattaca!
The Gattaca comes in a two-piece, hybrid (alloy barrel and composite handle) design that power hitters have come to trust for many years. Specifically, the barrel is built with X14 Alloy that features the most consistent barrel walls possible. This material has been designed especially with power hitters in mind. Additionally, the X14 Alloy will include SpESys Grooves along the barrel which will help hitters consistently drive the ball at optimum launch angles.
DeMarini's streamlined 3 Fusion Connection point allows for greater bat control and a solid feel at contact with a baseball (almost like a one-piece bat). Power hitters really enjoy this connector piece because it allows them to feel like all of the power that they put into the swing also gets put into the baseball. They get these power advantages all the while the connection piece limits the vibration that can get to their hands on a miss-hit. Another unique feature of the Gattaca will be the transparent Kryptos End Cap that offers a direct view into the barrel!
Lastly, the bat will display a barrel-loaded feel that is going to be specifically enjoyed by batters who can put a real power charge into a baseball. If you are more of a contact hitter and are looking to place the ball strategically all over the field, you might pass up on this one.
DeMarini is ready to help customers who need assistance with their top-of-the-line baseball bats. If you got this bat from JustBats and a warranty issue arose on it within twelve (12) months from the date of purchase, please let JustBats know. Or Bat Experts are trained in warranty knowledge and will be happy to assist with getting you the information needed to reach DeMarini and get a warranty replacement bat (If a warranty replacement for the original bat is obtained through DeMarini, that warranty replacement bat will carry a 3-month warranty with DeMarini | Until now, warranty replacement bats carried no warranty).
Have a question about the DeMarini Gattaca BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTDXGTC21? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.
About the Brand
In 1992, DeMarini Sports had something to celebrate. The three-year-old company had climbed a rung on the proverbial ladder of success, moving its world headquarters from a dirt-floored barn to a slightly larger metal shack. "It was a big move for us," recalled Ray DeMarini from the batting cage of DeMarini Sport’s present-day Bat Industrial Complex. "The new shop was larger, more storm resistant, and -best of all- it had a heater."
In the early days, DeMarini Sports hardly made a blip on the radar screen of softball. With no retailers and virtually no advertising budget, DeMarini grew steadily by selling high-performance bats directly to customers. While established companies made "juiced" bats for the pros and ordinary bats for the public, DeMarini focused on making one line of high-performance bats for pros and amateurs alike. This approach, combined with a passion for the sport, led to the greatest innovation in softball history - the world’s first multi-wall bat: the DeMarini Doublewall.
Released in 1993, the DeMarini Doublewall was the world’s first multi-wall bat. Like a modern golf driver or oversized tennis racket, the Doublewall had a giant "sweetspot," which allowed average players to hit like pros. DeMarini’s sales exploded, and before long opposing bat manufacturers to notice. DeMarini - a homegrown company led by a softball fanatic - had shaken the establishment silly.
To understand the rise of the DeMarini Dynasty, you need to know Ray DeMarini. A cult hero among avid players, Ray DeMarini emerged on the professional softball scene at the age of 40, a veritable geriatric among younger players. With a scientific approach to training, a batting speed of 96 miles-per-hour and a bombastic attitude, DeMarini fast earned a reputation as a savage competitor.
In June of 1987, ESPN launched a nationwide search for a hardcore player to advise on a series of instructional softball videos. When approached by producer Erich Lytle, the biggest boys in softball repeatedly spoke of a five-foot-seven softball giant—Ray DeMarini. DeMarini had mastered reflex hitting, a technique that drops the ball squarely between the infield and outfield. Impressed with DeMarini's knowledge and scientific approach to training, Lytle not only hired Ray as an advisor—he hired him as the host. Together, they produced Ray DeMarini's Reflex Hitting System, ESPN's most successful home video to date.
Having garnered national recognition through ESPN, Ray turned his efforts toward designing a high-performance bat for the masses. To accomplish this, he needed an engineer. "Not just an engineer," he said, "but a boot-strapping rocket scientist who could build an empire with pocket change." Ray's call was answered by Mike Eggiman. Having grown up on a farm, Eggiman was adept at making the most of a situation. Case in point: the company's first piece of automated bat-making equipment had the heart of an abandoned washing machine.
With Eggiman as Chief Engineer, DeMarini Sports delivered a series of industry firsts: the first multi-wall bat (Doublewall Distance), the first high-performance bat for massive players (Fatboy) and the first high-performance youth bat (Black Coyote).
In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next generation of hitting technology. Ray believed it was a perfect fit, as both companies shared a vision of developing game-enhancing equipment for avid players. What’s more, the companies had complimentary products: Wilson was the leader in gloves, balls and protective gear, while DeMarini made the world’s finest bats. According to Chris Considine, Vice President/General Manager of Wilson Sporting Goods: "The thing that struck me most about DeMarini was their passion for sports and their true competitiveness.
Within a year, DeMarini unveiled the industry’s first concept bat, the $35,000 F1. Secured under lock and key at the DeMarini Bat Industrial Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, the F1 served as a technological storehouse for future products, including DeMarini’s landmark Half & Half system.
In December 2001, 12 years after the genesis of DeMarini Sports, Ray DeMarini died of cancer in his Northwest Portland home. He was 55. The next summer, the Portland Metro Softball Association paid homage to the “King of Softball” with the dedication of Ray DeMarini Field. Formerly known as Delta #1, the field was DeMarini’s favorite place to test bats during the early days of business. Ray DeMarini—bat maker and player extraordinaire—was remembered for his high-performance softball bats and unwavering encouragement of everyday players. Today, a 40-foot sign announcing RAY DEMARINI FIELD graces the outfield, and an interpretive display chronicling Ray’s life greets players as they register for games.
More "Insane Dedication to Performance" is in store for tomorrow.
|Barrel Diameter||2 5/8|
|Deals||Bundle and Save Closeout Bats Bat Bros Bat Picks|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Material||Half and Half|
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