Drop 5 Length-To-Weight Ratio
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Features USA Baseball Certification
Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League & Pony
Balanced Swing Feel
Two-Piece, Hybrid (Alloy Barrel & Composite Handle) Baseball Bat
Colorway: Grey | Black | Blue Graphics
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.
ReAction End Cap - Constructed With A Blend Of Lightweight & Strong Materials To Increase Barrel Performance Without Sacrificing Swing Speed.
DeMarini Player Suggestion - For Players That Want Top Bat Speed, Barrel Control And Power; Out Of A Hybrid Bat Feel.
DeMarini Voodoo -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD521
Get this USA rated, alloy barreled and composite handled baseball bat today!
DeMarini has brought it back again: The Voodoo. For years, this bat bat struck fear into opposing pitchers and defenders. If you haven't had a chance to get one, then now is your time! With this bat being a drop 5 model, it will be excellent for players ending their run under the USA Bat rules (if you are buying for a 13U or 14U player, this will be a bat to consider). It will be heavy enough to prep them for the heavier bats they will swing in high school, but it won't vary an insane amount from the drops sizes they have swung most recently in the past.
In regard to technology, this bat will not disappoint. It has the X14 Alloy on the barrel and Paraflex Plus composite material on the handle. That barrel and handle will be fused together at the 3 Fusion Connection point. The awesome part about the 3 Fusion connection point is that it will allow energy to transfer from the batter's hands to the barrel, but it will keep vibration from getting back to a player's hands if they don't square the ball up perfectly on the barrel!
DeMarini is kind enough to extend a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period on this bat. If you get this bat and experience any structural or performance trouble on it within a year from the purchase date, be sure and let the Bat Experts at JustBats know your experience. The Bat Experts are trained in product knowledge and will be happy to get you the information for starting a warranty replacement process with DeMarini.
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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.
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