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2015 DeMarini CF7 Review

March 4, 2021 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

The forefather of modern-day two-piece bats is the CF7. We liked the CF5, but the CF7 is another level. It is the precursor to the CFs of the 2020s and not much has changed. If you can find one of these bats on a secondary market we’d say get it.

CF7

While other companies are trying to sell us $550+ bats with spinning handles, DeMarini is approaching the plate this year with what it seems like players want: the best plate coverage with the smoothest swing.

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Quick Review

While other companies are trying to sell us $550+ bats with spinning handles, DeMarini is approaching the plate this year with what it seems like players want: the best plate coverage with the smoothest swing.

BBCOR CF7 Recommendations
2015 DeMarini CF7 Review

Look, if you can find a BBCOR CF7 then buy it. These bats are famous for a reason and people love the feel and performance. It really doesn’t get any better than these bats—and if you can get one at a discount then hallelujah.

Price Check
USSSA CF7 Recommendations
2015 DeMarini CF7 Review

The drop 5 in the CF7 is one of our favorite bats ever. We are huge fans and it ranks among some of our favorite youth bats ever. If you can find these bats, and you likely can’t but in the secondary market, buy it.

Price Check

Comparable Bats

In the 2015 class the most comparable bat is Easton’s Mako. It, too, is a two piece composite bat with a big barrel, light swing and monster smash.. You might also take a look at the 2015 915 Prime from Slugger. Although in its first year of product it makes a legit offering—and in the secondary market it is remarkably less expensive than the CF7.

2015 Mako
See the Mako Review

After almost 5 years of experience with the 2015 Easton Mako we have more than a few things to say. But, to put it quickly, the bat is legendary. The 1.15 2 1/4 barrel pre-USA bat was the stuff dreams are made of—and still are. It is still a legal bat in USSSA play—the smaller barrel does not disqualify it. However, the bat is not allowed in USA play.

Price Check
2015 915 Prime
See the 915 Prime Review

The 2015 Louisville Slugger 915 NCAA bat is now released and we think it will be a smashing (waka waka) success this year.

Price Check

2015 DeMarini CF7 Review

College Teams Using DeMarini

Some successful collegiate teams swing high end bats from DeMarini more often than any others. In fact, 38% of teams in the 2014 NCAA tournament this year swung Demarini–better than the second place, Louisville Slugger, by a full 16%. This reality may explain some sweet custom made CF7’s DeMarini’s (or is that the Overlord?) provided to, at least to the twittersphere, OSU. Check it:

2015 DeMarini CF7 Custom

2015 CF7 Construction

The CF7 is a two piece composite bat with a big barrel and a light swing weight. At the time of its construction in 2015 this was a unique piece in the market and Demarini crushed it. Many companies now follow suit and try and create this type of bat.

DeMarini’s use of a connective piece and high end composite still work today. And, in large, measure, the bats produced today are not much different than the 2015 DeMarini CF7.

Bat Sizing Options

The CF7 comes in nearly every size imaginable. A BBCOR with lengths from 30 to 34. A senior league in drop 10 with either a 2 5/8 or 2 3/4 barrel. A 2 3/4 drop 8 as well. And don’t forget the youth barrel (2 1/4) in a drop 11. Those looking for a drop 5 should zero in on the DeMarini Voodoo.

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