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DeMarini 2015 CF5 Fastpitch Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated June 15, 2022


The 2013 DeMarini CF5 Fastpitch Softball Bat is one of the more dominant bats across high school, college and 18U players right now. It’s got some of the more technologically advanced features on the market and gives players overwhelming advantages over those who don’t use it. Some of the features it comes with are:


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Overall a great bat designed for collegiate players looking to add some pop to their bats without having to look for heavier bats and potentially sacrifice their bat speed.

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General Recomendations

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Construction

  • Tri Strut TR3 Composite Barrel – This TR3 technology allows the bat longer durability, stability, bat speed, bat control and improves ball launch speeds at contact. This triangular formation on the molecular level offers support and bat strength without adding the unnecessary weight that it would otherwise need.
  • Stacked Barrel Construction – Three independent walls gives the ball a “trampoline” effect at contact. This adds to the aforementioned ball launching speed and is great for any hitter looking for lighter bats who also allow them to power up their swing without having to sacrifice bat speed.
  • Tri Strut TR3 Handle- Arguably the tightest and strongest bat handle DeMarini has manufactured up to date and with good reason. With the triangular molecular foundation as mentioned before, this bat handle allows for the flexibility needed to launch balls over the fence but also the strength to provide players with a fantastic grip.
  • Clutch 2 Endcap – This dual density cap is implemented to allow players to have a better feel and comfort at contact by giving the ball a dampening effect when it meets the barrel. This technology greatly reduces vibration and sting which may cause discomfort to some.
Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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