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By Bat Digest
Updated August 9, 2023
The Vexxum line has always been a two-piece hybrid bat (composite handle, aluminum barrel) with blue-chip out of the wrapper pop yet a price point more in line with one piece full aluminum bats. As a result, it has been rated as one of the best value bats at its price point for a good few years now.
Overall we expect the 2015 DeMarini NVS Vexxum to continue the a long tradition of fantastic two-piece bats at a one piece aluminum price. The bat has always been and should continue to be a very smart buy.
I get asked quite often what the difference are, besides the price point, between DeMarini's Voodoo Overlord line and Vexxum line of metal bats. The Vexxum usually runs about $50 to $100 less expensive than the Overlord FT. At first glance the two bats can be considered similar: Both bats are a two-piece hybrid designs with composite handles and aluminum alloy barrels; Both are made by DeMarini; Both have names that start with a 'V'.
But on closer inspection you'll find some differences that, for some hitters, could justify the price difference.
First and foremost is the connective piece. The Voodoo Overlord FT uses the D-Fusion connective piece while the Vexxum uses, what appears to me, the same connective process the Voodoo used three or four years ago.
The alloy barrel material has also been updated with DeMarini's special aluminum blend. The claim is the new X12 Alloy, versus last years X10 Alloy, allows thinner walls with the same amount of durability. We have no reason to think this isn't the case. The X12 alloy was also put on the top shelf and newly minted 2015 Voodoo Overlord FT.
Demarini also updated the design. Noticeably the knob is shaped like a D and the end cap has a pretty sweet look to it.