An Overview of Our DeMarini Bats
To someone who simply watches the game, a bat may be nothing more than a bat, but to the person standing over the plate, that bat is an extension of the body. And, to the person holding the bat, there is a world of personality between the grip and the barrel.
That is to say that no two bats are the same and that each and every bat manufacturer worth its salt pays a respectable amount of money, time, and attention to its processes. Bat manufacturers take price in their precision manufacturing as well as in the research that goes into every bat they produce.
Since players have so many different skills and strengths, there are bats out there that cater to the needs of heavy hitters, those that prefer a lighter, more responsive, balanced bat, and much more. Players also have preferences in material and other factors as well as in handling, complicating the matter of selecting a bat.
That’s why producers like DeMarini offer such a wide range of bats not only for baseball but for fastpitch and slowpitch softball that appeals to so many different needs. Whether you love an endload or a well-balanced bat, there are DeMarini bats that will fit the bill, and here are some of the highlights from our collection.
Some baseball players love a quick and responsive bat for quick, precision hitting that is designed to get them on base or get the players on base home. Others, like power hitters, prefer heavy, end-loaded bats that enable them to drive all their power into the swing so they can drain the load bases through home plate. Check out some of these top picks from our collection of DeMarini bats.
2020 DeMarini CF Zen Glitch (-8) USSSA Limited Edition Baseball Bat
This crowd-pleaser comes with a lot of laurels that make it highly appealing to a lot of players; if nothing else, it’s critical acclaim and stellar ratings on the product page should serve as a testament to its quality.
This may be a drop 8 bat, but it comes with a few features that make it feel impressively well balanced, so it’s desirable to players that are looking for a good combination between the feel of a heavy bat and one that is more balanced.
It also comes with a 3Fusion handle that is stiff enough to provide great feel and responsiveness through the handle while allowing for enough flex through the barrel to drive hits home.
The Paraflex+ Composite Construction of the barrel allows for an excellent balance between the reactivity of the bat and the compression that is required to drive seriously powerful hits. This bat even comes with interesting features that are intended to reduce the sting of mishits, like its X-Lite Knob.
All in all, this is a serious DeMarini bat that required a lot of development and incorporates a lot of cutting edge technology. It’s great for hitters that will appreciate a balanced bat that is still able to perform in the same league as more heavily end-loaded models.
2020 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced (-10) USSSA Baseball Bat
This bat, like the above entry, capitalizes on some serious cutting edge technology to deliver a finished bat that is equally capable of satisfying a large range of tastes. It’s also a good balance between a composite and an alloy bat that brings about the lightness and strength of both materials in a hybrid.
It has a relatively balanced feel to the swing weight and comes with the same 3Fusion technology as the above model which balances the benefits of a stiff feel and flexibility, as well as the Paraflex+ Composite Handle that makes the bat not only tougher but able to offer heightened performance.
As far as the barrel of this bat is concerned, it comes with a 2 ¾ inch diameter construction, which is super adequate in size, and it is made of X14 alloy which is extremely tough and resilient, for long-standing performance that will not diminish over time.
This bat might be called balanced, but just by looking at a picture of it, which is featured above, you can see that this bat has a wide barrel and is stacked toward the end cap, which means that balanced or not, you’re going to be able to put a lot of power behind the swing. Check out the page listing for more information, and if you have any other questions, get in touch with our team.
2020 DeMarini The Goods BBCOR (-3) Baseball Bat
Here is an excellent example of a DeMarini baseball bat that is built specifically to appeal to power hitters. This hybrid bat, which comes with a composite handle and an alloy barrel, is built with performance in mind. Heavy hitters will love the end-loaded feel of this bat; just picking one up you can almost feel the power you can drive into it.
It also comes with the 3Fusion technology and the Paraflex+ Composite technology of the former models. These features give the bat unbelievable sensitivity, which, when paired with its end load, makes it absolutely deadly over the plate.
It also comes with proprietary technology in its end cap known as a Seismic End Cap, which, when paired with the compression and flexibility of the barrel, as well as the end-load of the bat, will enable hitters to load an enormous amount of energy into the ball on contact with the bat.
All in all, what it lacks in balance it makes up for with its endload which is built for the ultimate in performance. It also features an extremely tough construction and is built to last, and players won’t help but to be caught by its incontestable visual appeal.
In addition to a respectable collection of DeMarini baseball bats, we also keep a top-flight of picks from DeMarini’s lineup of slowpitch softball bats. Get some in-depth information on some of the features of highlights from our collection below.
2021 DeMarini Nihilist OG ASA Slowpitch Softball Bat
This is another bat that is also easy on the eyes as well as being geared toward the tastes of heavy hitters. Among the technology enhancing features that this bat comes along with are its ZnX alloy handle and Continuous Fiber Technology that constitute the barrel.
The ZnX alloy handle is made with zinc and aluminum to increase not only the stiffness but also the strength of the barrel. This results not only in a tougher bat but also one that flexes less through the handle in order to improve sensitivity and control.
Speaking of toughness, the continuous fiber that makes up the barrel of this bat not only makes it tougher but improves its compressibility as well. That gives this bat a rock-solid handle as well as a seriously tough barrel that can take a beating and keep on delivering amazing compression for impressive results. The gapped wall technology that is included in the barrel only helps this along further by improving compressibility.
On that note, this bat comes with a respectable end load that capitalizes on the huge sweet spot of this bat, and, along with its impressive compressibility, makes the bat all the more capable in the hands of a heavy hitter.
2020 DeMarini RD Balanced Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat
In contrast to the bat above, this one offers a more balanced feel through the swing, which can be a bonus to precision hitters who look to hit the bullseye in their mind with every pass over the plate. Extremely sensitive, predictable, and responsive, this bat is exactly what precision hitters will look for in a bat.
Like the model above, this bat comes with a stiff handle that improves stiffness, sensitivity, and control, only in this bat, it is all the more useful to a precision hitter. At the same time, it also comes with the Continuous Fiber technology mentioned above, which improves the strength and compressibility of the bat. That serves to make it tougher while at the same time adding a little more power to a swing that might otherwise focus on accuracy than distance.
All in all, it’s one of the best options out there in a responsive bat for slowpitch softball players. Whether you have tasted more closely aligned with the preferences of a heavy hitter or you like to drive tacks with your swings, there is something between this bat and the bat mentioned immediately prior for you to love.
We wouldn’t be able to complete our listing of some of these impressive DeMarini bats without giving you a look into what we could offer fastpitch softball players. Start here, and if you’re looking for something more, or just something different, check our collection of DeMarini fastpitch softball bats via the link above.
2020 DeMarini Prism (-11) Fastpitch Softball Bat
Following in the footsteps of the last slowpitch bat we investigated, this is another excellently balanced bat that quick hitters and precision hitters will all love. Also, like so many other DeMarini fastpitch bats, this thing is loaded down with features in place of weight.
The barrel makes every bit of its Continuous Fiber and Gapped Wall technologies, which work hand in hand to improve not only the durability but also the performance of the bat. Though this bat will feel balanced and light in the hands, you might be surprised by the power you can put behind it.
It also comes with 3Fusion technology in the handle as well as a 3Fusion End Cap. Together, these features take the bat’s performance up a notch. The handle is stiffer and gives the bat a more responsive feel, and the end cap gives you the ability to capitalize on every last iota of energy behind a swing. In addition, this bat has been engineered to help remove the sting from mishits. Overall, it’s a great bat for tack-driving batters and also young batters learning to make the switch from a balanced bat to an end-loaded model.
For serious fastpitch players looking for a bat to give them slightly more end-loaded performance, this might be the bat to go with. It’s not optimized for heavy hitters alone - but for a mix between the elements that make a bat responsive and those that make it powerful, it would be very difficult to beat this bat.
Unlike the other bats on this list, this one comes with what is called a Parastack Composite Barrel that is extremely stiff for unparalleled for feel and responsiveness; however, this construction also vests the barrel with more mass, which improves its end load and makes it much more capable in the hands of heavy hitters.
It also comes with a Direct Connection Handle that not only provides unparalleled feedback through the swing but also allows for a great deal of energy to be put behind the bat, despite its relatively low flexibility. This, coupled with some of the bat’s other features, make it a real blessing for hitters who are right in the middle between immeasurable power and uncompromised control. Give one a swing if you can find it; you’ll see what we mean.
Get in Touch with Us
As much as we would like to expose our customers to all of the DeMarini bats that we offer here in our lineup, the truth is that there are just far too many excellent choices to do justice to any of them in writing alone.
Therefore we welcome you to look through our collections listed above, as well as some of the models we highlighted, but we would also like to invite you to solicit our input. The truth is sometimes you need to read a little to get a better grasp of a product or a process, sometimes you need to get the advice of the experts, and other times you actually have to experience it for yourself. Check out some of these models and if you have any questions, direct them to us at 1-888-540-BATS and we’d be more than happy to field them.
- Blog Admin