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2020 DeMarini Ultimate Onslaught Review

July 3, 2020 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

For the 30th anniversary, DeMarini releases a 2020 version of the CF called the 2020 DeMarini CF Onslaught. The bat is a replica of the 2020 Version of the BBCOR CF. That is, it’s a two-piece composite bat with a D-Fusion handle, a big barrel that only comes in a 32 and 33-inch. It’s a review, unless we were caught up in the aesthetics, is as glowing as the CF (its the same bat). It feels great and has a perfect blend of balance and barrel size. Although DeMarini’s CF in BBCOR is not as dominant as the USSSA version, it’s a worthy option for any player looking for a smooth smash on a big barreled balanced bat in the BBCOR space.

Ultimate Onslaught

In BBCOR, our hitters are most impressed with the balance and barrel size of the CF 2020 DeMarini Ultimate Onslaught. The feel is as good as other BBCOR two-piece composites (save the Meta, according to our testers). It ranks out well enough to … Jump to the full review.


Quick Review

In BBCOR, our hitters are most impressed with the balance and barrel size of the CF 2020 DeMarini Ultimate Onslaught. The feel is as good as other BBCOR two-piece composites (save the Meta, according to our testers). It ranks out well enough to be considered for any hitter that wants the light to balanced swing and likes the smooth smash of a two-piece composite.

We recommend the BBCOR 2020 DeMarini Ultimate Onslaught to any hitter that likes the CF, doesn’t have a budget, and wants the best BBCOR bat DeMarini makes. (Although some would argue The Goods, that’s a different hitter type).

BBCOR Ultimate Onslaught Recommendations
2020 DeMarini Ultimate Onslaught Review

Big barrel, light swing, great feel on contact. What else could you want in a BBCOR bat? (A stiff feel, louder sound, and cheaper price maybe?). If you are in the market for a two-piece composite BBCOR bat, the most liked of any type of bat in the BBCOR high school space, and the CF seems a little too cliche’, then rock and roll with the 2020 DeMarini Onslaught.

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2020 vs 2020 Ultimate Onslaught

There was no previous year version of the Onslaught in BBCOR. There was a 2019 version of the CF Zen (which this bat was built after). If you really want to see the genealogy of this bat then check out that bat and its predecessors.

2020

Bat Review

CF

The 2020 DeMarini CF review comes on the heels of hours of testing the BBCOR, USSSA and USA versions. Our testing gave the 2020 USSSA CF a near perfect rating (save the potential for durability issues). The USA version rated out well but, like all composite barrels in USA  bats, lacked great performance. BBCOR CF testing didn't go so well and it's the biggest disappointment of the bunch. We're not sure what to think of that. We liked the 2019 version. Still, our BBCOR 2020 CF hitters and exit speeds were uninspired. Our Score 9.9/10 (USSSA); 9.0/10 (USA); 8/10 (BBCOR).

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2019

CF Black

DeMarini's CF Black is a limited edition USSSA version of the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen in baseball. That is, the bat is the exact same as the 2019 red/white version (which was pretty much the same bat as the 2018 version). We are big fans of the big barrel, great feel, and top-end performance of the Black CF. It's a great bat and we've yet to hear of any player who did not like it.

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2018

Bat Review

CF Zen

DeMarini's CF line of baseball bats are, arguably, the most popular bats on the planet. We have hit, and reviewed, every CF series since the CF3. The 2018 version is a good iteration and, despite using the rings in the barrel to compensate for the USSSA illegality in 2017, the bat is fantastic. We've yet to hear from a player who doesn't like the bats---and we've seen dozens at this point.

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Comparable Bats

At the risk of stating the obvious, the most comparable bat is the 2020 DeMarini CF. It is, actually, the exact same bat as the 2020 DeMarini CF. Same bat, different paint job.

If you are looking for different bats than the Ultimate Onslaught/CF then check out bats like the Meta, Quatro Pro, ADV 360 and Prime.

2020 CF
See the CF Review

The 2020 DeMarini CF review comes on the heels of hours of testing the BBCOR, USSSA and USA versions. Our testing gave the 2020 USSSA CF a near perfect rating (save the potential for durability issues). The USA version rated out well but, like all composite barrels in USA  bats, lacked great performance. BBCOR CF testing didn’t go so well and it’s the biggest disappointment of the bunch. We’re not sure what to think of that. We liked the 2019 version. Still, our BBCOR 2020 CF hitters and exit speeds were uninspired. Our Score 9.9/10 (USSSA); 9.0/10 (USA); 8/10 (BBCOR).

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2020 Quatro Pro
See the Quatro Pro Review

Our 2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro review consists of hitting with the USA, USSSA and BBCOR versions of the bat. Our hitters thought the USSSA and drop 10 USA versions are highly recommendable. The BBCOR version, one of our favorite BBCOR bats in previous years, fell short this year with its feel and performance lacking compared to the 2019 and 2018 versions. The Drop 12 USA version is terribly light, maybe too much so, and sounds broke–although it’s exit speeds were decent for a drop 12.

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2020 ADV 360
See the ADV 360 Review

Our 2020 Easton ADV 360 review is glowing. In BBCOR, behind the Meta, it rates out one of our favorite two-piece composite bat for 2020. The fact it’s $50 cheaper makes it very attractive. For USA, the drop 11 is legit. Winning our favorite USA Bat. It swings as heavy as some drop 10 bats, so don’t oversize it. The drop 10 isn’t terrible, but we prefer the Ultra Light Launch Comp in the 11. The ADV 360 in USSSA is robust with a perfect swing, big barrels, and the Power Boost knob. All in all, the 2020 Easton ADV 360 line may be the best overall bat line for 2020.

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2020 Ultimate Onslaught Construction

Like the 2020 CF, the DeMarini Onslaught is a two-piece composite bat that uses the Paraflex composite in the barrel and the 3-Fusion handle connective piece. The swing weight is on the lighter side of average BBCOR bat swing weights and the barrel size is on the bigger size compared to other BBCOR bats.

Bat Sizing Options

The only difference, save the paint job, of the 2020 DeMarini Ultimate Onslaught when compared to the 2020 CF is that it comes in only a 32 and 33-inch. The CF comes in a 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34-inch.

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