2013
DeMarini
Voodoo
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2013 DeMarini Voodoo Review

The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo is a hybrid bat with a heavier swing that comes in BBCOR and USSSA drop 5, 9 and 13. It’s built for a strong hitter with aggressive graphics and an average to smaller barrel profile. Over the years, the bat continues to pop out again, a testament to its indestructible nature and solid performance. It’s still a great get going on a decade.


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2013 Voodoo Models

Models Overview

The DeMarini Voodoo bat combines X10 Alloy and TR3 F.L.O. Composite handle, to create what they claim is a “powerful yet balanced swing.” Of course those things are not possible at the same time as they play off each other, but we appreciate the sentiment nonetheless. It does have a “Taper Ring Technology” inside the barrel keeps the bat BBCOR compliant but expands the sweet spot. This is a bat for stronger hitters who like the better feel they can get from a hybrid bat.


General Recommendations

Generally, we like the feel of hybrid bats with heavier swings for more mature players who know how to find the ball. If you are realizing that your bat doesn’t have the power behind it although you’re squaring it up often, we suggest you take a close look at the Voodoo series. We like the BBCOR a lot, but find the drop 5, 9 and 13 in youth sizes are not our favorites.

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Previous Bats

Compared to the 2012 version of the Voodoo (VDC-12) the bat swings a bit lighter and has, claimed by DeMarini, some updated placement of the inner ring (more towards the hands) and a change at least in name of the composite handle.

Construction

The DeMarini Voodoo bat features an X10 Alloy barrel for durability and a TR3 F.L.O. Composite handle for a lightweight, balanced feel. It incorporates Taper Ring Technology to meet BBCOR standards while maximizing pop. The ION V End Cap reduces vibration and enhances the sweet spot. The bat’s two-piece design, combining alloy and composite materials, optimizes performance and minimizes feedback on off-center hits.

Our Parting Pitch

Overall, we are fans of the Voodoo in BBCOR. We think the USSSA versions lack the light swing and heavier feel that other bats, like the CF5 from DeMarini, offer. So, avoid those if you can—unless you want a strong bat for a young hitter.