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2016 DeMarini CF7 Faspitch Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated June 15, 2022


The DeMarini CF7 Insane Fastpitch is the classic power hitter’s bat.

It is an absolute end-loaded beast with the breakthrough D-Fusion Handle technology designed to exert greater swing speeds and bat control through the hitting zone. This feature not only improves bat performance but also greatly contributes to the feel of the bat at contact.


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The bat also contains the Thermo-fused Taper which reduces vibration and transfers energy back into the barrel of the bat to further increase batted balls’ distance and dramatically decrease the sting at contact.

This bat is a drop 10 bat and approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. It has a 2 1/4″ diameter and is a 2-piece fully composite construction.

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General Recomendations

The D-Fusion aims to reduce vibration and sting. A technology that few other softball bats on the market have.

It also comes with the Carbon Reinforced Paradox Handle which strengthens the bat and allows for more stiffness to improve and maximize energy transfer during contact.

Model Recommendations

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Overall one of the better bats of DeMarini’s CF Series and will continue to be one of the best bats on the softball market for a long time to come. I’d highly recommend this bat for power hitters looking for some extra pop to really send balls flying over the fence as this bat is end-loaded and offers great grip and handle technology which is designed to maneuver balls out of the park.

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The bat is also on the lighter side so it does not specifically exclude itself from being suitable for contact and lighter hitters but there are far better bats out there for these types of players.

If you enjoyed this review and would like a review on a specific bat you’re looking to buy, simply send us an email and we’ll look right into it. Until next time!

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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