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Baseball Bats | DeMarini

2021 DeMarini CF Review [Baseball]

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 23, 2020

The 2021 DeMarini CF is just like the 2020 line. That is not a bad thing. All versions have that flex feel handle. The BBCOR swings light. The USSSA drop 10, 8, and 5 will still be legendary. The USA version is still struggling to impress (as all USA bats are). Also, the 2021 bat is called the CF, not the “CF Zen.” But, plenty of people search or refer to the bat as the “Zen,” so we use it here. But, to be sure, it is the 2021 CF.

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2021 DeMarini CF Review

Overall CF Line Review

Our hitters love the big barrel, great sound, and balanced feel of DeMarini’s CF. We expect the 2021 CF to be much the same. The BBCOR swings light, the USSSA drop 10, 8, and 5 have world-class performance, and the USA is as good as any other USA bat on the market today. It hasn’t changed much from 2020–but why should it? Aside from some durability issues in the USSSA, it’s tough to find any reasonable complaints (aside from the BBCOR being a bit too flexible—but that’s a feel preference, not a performance one).

Overall CF Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.4/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.4/10

2021 DeMarini CF Review

Overall CF Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.4/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.4/10

Our hitters love the big barrel, great sound, and balanced feel of DeMarini’s CF. We expect the 2021 CF to be much the same. The BBCOR swings light, the USSSA drop 10, 8, and 5 have world-class performance, and the USA is as good as any other USA bat on the market today. It hasn’t changed much from 2020–but why should it? Aside from some durability issues in the USSSA, it’s tough to find any reasonable complaints (aside from the BBCOR being a bit too flexible—but that’s a feel preference, not a performance one).

RECOMMENDED 2021 CF VIDEO

2021 DeMarini CF Model Tips

For years the 2021 CF Zen from DeMarini is built on a light swing, big barrel, and non-stiff connection piece. For 2021, we see no reason they will change.

2021 DeMarini CF Review

DeMarini's CF has never quite grabbed hold of the market as it does in the USSSA. That's because, at least as our guessing goes, it's too much like the USSSA version. That is a more flexible connection and ultra-light swing. For BBCOR, most players start to prefer heavier swings and stiffer bats---even in their two-piece composites. What makes it a world-class bat in USSSA makes it a reasonable choice, but not a popular one in the BBCOR.

Price Check
2021 DeMarini CF Review

There are no changes in the USSSA CF from 2020 to the 2021. Both are still big barrel, light swing, and world-class performing USSSA bats. We think it's a great choice AS LONG AS you are comfortable knowing your bat may very well break, and you'll need to go through the warranty process. However, the vast majority of CF bats do NOT break. If you are very concerned about durability here, check out the drop 8 CF (or drop 5) instead of the drop 10.

Price Check
2021 DeMarini CF Review

There are no changes between the 2020 and 2021 CF USA drop 10. Both are two-piece bats built with a light swing. We recommend the bat for players that want a great feel on every hit. However, the shorter barrel and more restrictive standard make this bat much less fun to hit than the USSSA.

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2021 DeMarini CF Deep Dive Review

2021 DeMarini CF User Reviews

8.4
Pop
5.6
Durability
8.6
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
7.2
Feel on Mishits
6.3
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sunny
sunny
3 months ago

horrible c/s ad quality. No more demarini ever.

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