For any aspiring young player, DeMarini is a name which is held aloft in youth baseball. This is no coincidence. They have been at the forefront of the youth baseball market for several years. The latest in our review series of bats for the next generation of superstars. Here we profile a titan of the industry, the DeMarini CF7.
A history of success
When one picks up a DeMarini bat, they already know they are dealing with a proven quality product. Through its past successes, the company have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the market. This is exemplified by the number of teams and players who pick up the company’s product. However, it comes with good reason that people choose DeMarini. They have a proven track record. Throughout the years, they have provided top quality equipment, demonstrating high-end performance. Combining this with the implementation of new technologies, they have crafted a recipe for success. The Midas touch of youth baseball. Stepping up to the plate, assured quality in hand, you are already on the road to success. The CF7 is the latest in this illustrious line.
Cool handling under pressure
Even at youth level, today’s baseball scene can sometimes be a melting pot of pressure. Handling is key every time you step onto the field. The CF7 incorporates a D-Fusion handle. Not stopping there, it is Flame-Tempered. This allows for an absolutely solid contact with no vibration. The FT technology also ensures that maximum for is transmitted from bat to ball. The truest contact and power are permitted through the D-Fusion handle. Nothing is lost on impact.
Vibration free hitting, as we discussed earlier in the review series, has become somewhat of an expectation in today’s batting industry. This ensures a plethora of wide-ranging, physical and psychological benefits for the player and the CF7 more than matches others in this area. Smooth and clean hitting is provided, even if the sweet spot is missed as sometimes happens even to the best.
Lightweight – Heavy Hitting
As well as comfortable, movement free contact, the CF7 also possesses a lightweight carbon-fiber barrel. This allows for easy free swinging of the bat, essential at a youth level. The lightweight ease of the CF7 helps to foster an attacking style of play and boost confidence in young players. Faster swing speed is also achieved. The lightweight barrel helps to greatly improve bat acceleration and follow through. This ensures hitting faster, stronger and further.
Users have also reported an extremely balanced weight in the CF7. Consistency is immeasurably improved by balance. Players learn to trust in the bat, leading to ultimately more runs and improved player performance. Momentum that can be generated from the improved balances also helps to ensure a more powerful contact. It has been said that the feel of this bat provides the “lightest swing in the world.” There is little doubt this will improve flexibility and freedom in young batters.
Comfort in play and practice
Many long hours of play, either in the cages or the field of play, invariably lead to blisters. Painful hand blisters have been endured by many over the years. A consequence we should endure to succeed, or so we were told. This all changes with the introduction of the new RCK knob from DeMarini. Blisters be gone, with this new advance, you can play for many hours in total comfort. Another key performance enhancer, this shows great attention to detail from the industry powerhouse.
The CF7 is a two-piece, composite bat which improves efficiency. Creating a bat which is not only lightweight, but compact and stylish. The lightweight, carbon, barrel helps to produce an astounding pop from the CF7. The sound alone coming from the hit of a CF7 will be enough to strike fear into the opposing fielders. The low pro end cap also helps to compress barrel density, resulting in a firmer, more solid hit. Optimal post-contact performance yet again from a DeMarini bat.
Value for money
The high level performance of the CF7 comes as no surprise given the years of experience carried by this marquee baseball brand which just seems to improve. Time after time they have produced the goods making batters look their best and pitchers shake in their boots. A fast ball popped to the outfield will provide a stern test for even the best all round gloves.The steadiest of hands will tremble when a CF7 arrives at the plate. The company continues to make its mark with evolution and improvement of its offerings.
In value terms, it’s hard to overlook the CF7. Future superstars can pick this lightweight gem from a non to heavy one. It represents an excellent price for a product that really sets the benchmark when it comes to youth bats. It really is an investment in quality equipment, key to producing quality results. Few competitors can match up to the standard born by DeMarini. This is showcased in the phenomenal demand for the CF7 in particular. It is certainly no coincidence that a vast number of rising stars on most teams are proud owners of the CF7.
Fast-ball from a superstar
In summation, it is almost impossible to discuss any pitfalls of this bat. DeMarini has demonstrated its industry knowledge and class in developing yet another game changing bat. It’s no exaggeration to say that unless you are in possession of a CF7 when you step onto the field, you are starting from a disadvantage. This bat is a seamless blend of features that are proven to succeed such as the lightweight carbon barrel, fused with new and innovative ideas like the RCK which improve the product even further beyond its rivals.
It’s often said that to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. DeMarini has shown yet again that they are the ones to beat with the CF7. It will take some beating and next time your young star steps on to the field of battle, they too will go a long way to victory with a CF7 in hand.