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By Bat Digest
Updated July 17, 2023
If you like a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel, light swing, and a great feel on hits and mishits, then the DeMarini CF is the bat for you. It competes well in USSSA and USA against anything else. The BBCOR version isn't as exciting, although it hits the ball as hard, even if you don't feel it because it has a flexible connection. If you have a swing speed and see exit velocities in the mid-60s to mid-80s, then you won't find a bat that performs better than it.
Generally, we recommend the USSSA version for any severe hitter. The Drop 10, 8, and 5 are fantastic and compete with anything. Although not cheap, it's a mainstay in the bags of the most serious USSSA players. That goes for the USA bat as well. There are generally not as many drops in USA (we'll see for 2024), but the bat does well compared to other drop 10 two-piece composites. BBCOR-wise, if you have lower swing speeds and are just trying to catch up to balls then the CF is a great choice. Bigger hitters tend to two-piece hybrids or single-piece bats (aka, not the DeMarini CF)
We don't know the differences between the 2022 DeMarini cF and the 2024 DeMarini CF just yet. But we expect some changes to the connection piece, end cap and handle. We will keep this page updated as we learn more.
In year's past, the DeMarini CF has made a killing in by being the best two piece composite bat with a light swing and a huge barrel. We don't expect that to change for the 2024 release that we expect sometime in late 2023.