Wilson Baseball Gear 2014

Wilson A2000 baseball gloveWilson baseball gear for 2014 starts the countdown to the start of softball and baseball season. With so many new bats and gloves on the market, it is often difficult to figure out what the best additions to your bag would be, but there is one place you can start: Wilson.

Many may just think of that brand for its role in Cast Away, but they are one of the premiere companies the world supplying gloves to professional and amateur players around the world and they own DeMarini.

One of the top brands of fielding gloves in the Wilson baseball gear line is the A2000. This glove comes in countless sizes and can be worn by baseball and softball players, including slowpitch and fastpitch. The A2000 series features gloves for catchers, outfielders, first basemen, pitchers and more and even features several signature gloves. Among the signature gloves offered that are worn by Rickie Weeks, Evan Longoria, C.J. Wilson, Mike Napoli and Ryan Braun.

Part of what makes these A2000 gloves so great is the material used to make them. They use Pro Stock leather that won’t rip or tear and is durable enough to last through multiple seasons. These gloves also come with numerous color schemes that can be chosen to match any jersey you may wear in the upcoming season. In the Wilson line of products, you will also find numerous batting gloves and other accessories that are important parts of your baseball or softball experience.

In 2000, Wilson Sporting Goods purchased one of the top softball bat companies in the world: DeMarini. Each year, DeMarini puts out some of the best bats for baseball and softball players. Their 2014 line of bat are some of the most popular in the business right now. Among the bats that are the most popular for the upcoming season include the DeMarini CF6 which is available in many sizes for age groups. The Stadium is another top bat that can be used in USSSA sanctioned leagues. This bat is half and half and is perfect for those looking to terrorize opposing pitchers.  Well that wraps up our Wilson baseball gear 2014 early season review.

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DeMarini Bats 2014 Lineup: CF6 – Voodoo – Vexxum and Insane

Here’s a look at the 2014 DeMarini Bats

DeMarini Bats 2014DeMarini, founded in 1989, is one of the most popular baseball and softball bat manufacturers in the world. The company puts out quality bats each year for athletes of any age and continually improves their products to make the entire process of being a better baseball or softball player easier. From larger sweet spots to durable constructed bats, DeMarini strives to give their customers a product that they will want to have in the batter’s box each time. Their 2014 line continues their push towards excellence and features durable bats meant to help you with each swing.

CF6

DeMarini CF6 2014 HopeWith their line of CF6 bats, DeMarini has developed a bat for anybody looking to play softball or baseball. They have designed bats for each sport including the -11oz. version for fastpitch softball players, -3oz. baseball bat and others. This bat was completely redesigned since the CF5 model and features a new look and a noticeable new feel. It was made with a D-Fusion handle that makes the transfer of energy better, eliminating vibration and increasing the distance the ball will travel with each swing.

Voodoo Paradox

2014-demarini-overlord bats features four models including the -3oz. BBCOR, -5oz., -9oz. and -13oz. bats, with the latter being sanctioned for use in Little Leagues, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, AABC, Pony and USSSA leagues. What sets the Voodoo Paradox apart from the competitors is its increased sweet spot. With a larger sweet spot, you can watch the ball fly off the bat when making solid contact. One of the reasons why the bat is able to have such a large sweet spot is the X10 alloy barrel has thinner walls than most others.

Vexxum and Insane

DeMarini Vexxum 2014The Vexxum and Insane branded bats are the other two currently released for the 2014 DeMarini series. The Vexxum currently comes in five different models, while there are three Insane bats. The Insane series features baseball bats with the weight drop of -3oz., -9oz. and -12oz. The Vexxum series features a -3oz. BBCOR bat, as well as other models ranging from -5oz. to -12oz.

DeMarini CF5 Fastpitch Bat Review

DeMarini CF5 2013For fastpitch softball players during the 2013 season, no bat was as highly acclaimed as the DeMarini CF5. This bat was often sold out for many retailers around the country and is currently available at a closeout price.

While DeMarini has released a new line of 2014 bats including the CF6, the CF5 is a perfect bat to get for next season. What are some of the best features of this bat and why would it be a great addition to your bat bag?

The DeMarini CF5 bat comes with a -10oz. weight drop and currently comes in a 33 inch model. This bat was constructed with two pieces of composite material and was designed to give you a balanced swing throughout, allowing for the quickest speed through the zone. The actual composite material DeMarini used with this bat was the TR3 F.L.O., which is also known as Fused Layer Optimized. This material is one of the lightest available to DeMarini and because of that, is one of their lightest models. The TR3 F.L.O. material was created after fusing together carbon fibers, making a lighter, but durable material.

One thing DeMarini bats are known for is the Half and Half technology used to combine their multiple part bats. This technology silences the feedback you would get from many other bats and this also creates a massive sweet spot that will allow you to hit the gaps with ease. The end cap the CF5 was made with is Geo and the main task for this end cap is to stiffen up the barrel and prevent energy from leaving the bat from this area. By keeping all the energy in the bat, you are getting extra power with each swing.

The DeMarini CF5 bat is complete with a black, white, red and grey color scheme that allows it stand out when leaning on the fence of your bench. It also has a 2 ¼” barrel diameter and is approved for use in many leagues around the country including ASA, ISF, ISA and NSA. The bat comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty and is hot out of the wrapper, making it perfect for spring ball.

Our fiends at Cheapbats are offering the 2013 DeMarini CF5 at an awesome closeout price! Drop us a comment if you have any questions!

Demarini Softball Bats for All Leagues: Wood, Aluminum and Composite

DeMarini stands outDeMarini is a brand that stands out and is known by baseball players in just about every slow pitch softball league in the country. As the sport of softball continues to gain in popularity, each year thousands of players take to the fields. Whether you are playing in wood bat, ASA, SSUSA or USSA leagues, DeMarini makes great softball bats for everyone.

What are some of the best DeMarini softball bats for each league?

Composite Bats

The 2014 DeMarini CL 22 is a brand new bat that was designed from scratch for Chris Larsen, one of the most popular slow pitch softball stars in the country. Made with two pieces, the bat features a huge sweet spot, has the ultimate end loaded feel and when contact is made, feels as though it was constructed with a single piece.

Wood Bats

For players that need a wood bat for their softball league, the DeMarini Pro maple composite bats could be perfect. The barrel itself is made of high grade maple wood that is made to withstand swings from the entire team night after night. These bats have composite handles and are BBCOR approved. Be sure and check that your league allows composite handle construction.

Aluminum Bats

The 2013 DeMarini Raw is one of the best models you can get for use in aluminum ASA leagues. This bat is end loaded and is hot right out of the wrapper. Make sure to use this bat above DeMarini’s suggested temperature range (55+) because at below 55 degrees, softballs are harder and it can dent the bat. This model comes in three weights, 26, 28 and 30 oz. making it a perfect bat for any user.

Senior League

A lot of senior slow pitch leagues require different bats than the ones used in open leagues. With that in mind, DeMarini’s The One was designed to help allow everyone to reach the fences or beyond. Be sure to check with your league requirements on bats because this model is not eligible for use in ASA or USSSA leagues. If you play in a SSUSA league, the bat, made with a composite handle and barrel, this bat will make you feel like a teenager again.

With so many bats to choose from, let the experts help! Shoot us a comment…

DeMarini Baseball Bats – How they Do it

DeMarini Baseball Bats

DeMarini Baseball Bats

When it comes to selecting a baseball bat, there are several things that need to be considered. While many people do not think it is of much importance, the brands of baseball bats count for a lot when selecting one, especially if you are looking for high quality performance. Not every manufacturer can produce a baseball bat the right way, since it requires a lot of technical considerations in order to get optimal performance out of each bat.

Among all the baseball bat manufacturers, the DeMarini baseball bats rank among the best ones. DeMarini has been producing high-quality baseball bats and other merchandise related to the sport for quite some years, leading the market successfully. More and more coaches, players and their parents are switching to the use of DeMarini baseball bats for youths every day, due to their high durability and performance level. Undoubtedly, the DeMarini baseball bats are among the most popular and the most expensive bats that are available in the market today.

The History of DeMarini Bats

DeMarini bats are a product of DeMarini Sports, a company that manufactures several sporting goods. Back in 1989, the company was started by Ray DeMarini, a well-known softball player with his partner Michael Eggiman as a softball bat producing company. Eventually the company branched out in the production of baseball merchandise like gloves, producing some of the best baseball bats that are available in the market today.

Today, DeMarini Sports are known as the manufacturer of the most high quality adult baseball bats that provide even the most amateur players with a performance level like a pro player. While the DeMarini brand offers some of the most expensive high-end products, they also include affordable ones in their product lines that are easily affordable and give an excellent level of performance.

2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR Bat

The DeMarini CF6 baseball bat is not out yet. We have heard rumors of late this year, but there are no details at all yet of what the bat is, or will be. But, we can sure make a good guess.

Our money is on a 2014 CF6 BBCOR that uses the all new Paradox Composite in both the handle and the barrel of the bat. This is what DeMarini did in the 2014 Fastpitch Softball bat lineup, and there is good reason to believe they will do the same in their baseball bats.

What is Paradox Composite? The new carbon fiber being used in high end Demarini bats for 2014 is both softer and harder. Doesn’t make sense? Let me explain… The way the engineers lay down the sheets of carbon fiber determines the final characteristics of the bat. So, in the barrel, they lay the material to be more flexible, and that allows for more elasticity and trampoline when the bat hits the baseball. In the handle, they lay the sheets down to form a stronger, stiffer feel, which keeps you from losing energy by making the bat “whip” too much (like a golf club).

We absolutely love the way the new Voodoo BBCOR and NVS BBCOR feel, so we are excited to see how the 2014 DeMarini CF6 performs on the baseball field. You can be sure we will have our bat review up as soon as we get our hands on one.

2014 DeMarini NVS BBCOR Review

The 2014 DeMarini NVS Vexxum, along with the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo, is one of the two entirely new BBCOR bats Demarini is releasing for 2014 (CF6 BBCOR coming in Summer or Fall).

We received a couple of the new, 2014 DeMarini BBCOR Bats to sample and demo so we could share with you. The new Demarini NVS is balanced like no other BBCOR bat I have ever swung. The feel, and the pop off the barrel of the bat is great, better than the previous Vexxum. What this review is going to be about is the extreme balance of the new DeMarini NVS BBCOR.

As most of you know, the BBCOR standard allows for the baseball to come off of the barrel of the bat at a certain speed and not a MPH faster. Companies like DeMarini have several bats that meet this performance standard right at the limit, but that is not all there is to it. A BBCOR bat really has to be the complete package. Every part of a BBCOR bat must come together to make the best bat possible, not just “pop”. What the new, 2014 DeMarini NVS does is combine the pop and performance with the absolute lightest feeling, most balanced BBCOR bat ever conceived. I mean, it is shockingly light.

The 2014 NVS is so light and balanced that I really liked it at first. It felt good and was easy to swing. I was hitting hard line drives all over the field, with the occasional deep shot into the gap. However, you begin to realize that with the NVS, if you don’t put a charge into your swing, the bat is so light that it does not exactly do as much of the work for you as say, the 2014 Voodoo BBCOR would because of the end load it has.

Take that last sentence with a grain of salt, though. I did not notice any lack of power at all until I had taken about 70 swings in a row on the NVS BBCOR, so I was getting tired. I put down the NVS and picked up the 2014 Voodoo to get a comparison of the two, and I noticed the Voodoo hit the ball harder in my tired state because of the heavier end load, all I had to do was put the Voodoo in motion and the bat took care of the rest.

The reason this does not matter is you are never going to go up to the plate as gassed as I was. I am only making the above point to show you the difference between the two 2014 DeMarini BBCOR bats, they are designed this way for a reason. If you are a power hitter, or a guy who hits for average, the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo is an excellent bat, and definitely outperforms the 2013 Voodoo. If you are a younger player, or a guy that hits line drives, the 2014 DeMarini NVS is probably the best BBCOR bat for 2014 for you due to the light feel.

Special thanks to CheapBats.com who let us use their batting cage facility and demo bats for this BBCOR bat review.

2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR Review

Recently we had a chance to swing the new 2014 DeMarini BBCOR bats. There are currently two new 2014 BBCOR bats, the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo and the 2014 Vexxum NVS; a CF6 BBCOR will follow in August, 2013.

DeMarini made some major changes to their two best selling BBCOR bats for 2014 (See our 2014 Vexxum NVS Review). So this was a fun bat review to do because we got to swing brand new bats that are about to hit the fields. Starting with the new Voodoo minus 3 ounce has a new knob and new composite in the handle. The barrel uses the X10 alloy in the barrel like previous versions, but the ring inside the barrel is moved down closer to the taper to help balance the bat out a little more than earlier versions of the BBCOR Voodoo. The Paradox composite is stronger than the older C6 composite, and gives the bat a stiffer feel, while eliminating vibration.

First impressions of the 2014 Voodoo BBCOR the feel. The new bat is still end loaded, but not as end loaded, so more hitters will be comfortable with this bat in their hands than ever before.

There is a new design for the knob of the new Voodoo called the RCK KNOB (Really Cool Knob). They thought about what shape would be most comfortable up against your hands during a hard swing. Cone shaped is not the best word, but that is what it reminds me of. It is actually more in between a cone shape and a normal knob, but we know we like it. I expect other companies to copy this and try to make knobs a little smoother to give the batter added comfort.

There is absolutely no vibration with the 2014 Voodoo. The bat swings solid. There is enough mass in the barrel of the bat to drive the ball hard, even on weak swings at the end of batting practice, if you can get the bat around, the baseball will jump off the barrel feeling solid.

The grip feels great; not too thin, not too thick. The Voodoo is the real deal. The new composite really does make a difference where it counts. The new Voodoo feels more like a one piece bat than a half and half bat, but benefits from the half and half construction in the respect that there is no vibration, unlike many one piece bats.

I really think the 2014 Voodoo is much better than the 2013 version, and I have no doubt the the new Voodoo will be one of the best BBCOR bats for 2014.

2013 DeMarini BBCOR Bats 25% Off At Cheapbats.com

A tipster emailed us of this deal on the new 2013 Demarini BBCOR bats.

If you call CheapBats.com you can buy any of the new, 2013 DeMarini BBCOR Bats at 25% off retail pricing, and get free shipping.

Use coupon code: 1357 for 25% off the listed price.

As of today, the 25% off is working on the following 2013 Demarini BBCOR Bats

Link to bats on sale

2013 DeMarini CF5 BBCOR, 2013 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR, 2013 Voodoo Limited BBCOR, 2013 DeMarini Vexxum BBCOR, 2013 DeMarini M2M, 2013 DeMarini Versus, 2013 DeMarini Vengeance

2013 Demarini BBCOR Bats

2013 DeMarinin BBCOR Bats on sale

What Is The Best BBCOR Baseball Bat For 2013?

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2013 Demarini Voodoo vs 2012 DeMarini Voodoo

What is the difference between the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo and the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo?

Not much. The 2012 and 2013 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR bats are visually different, but the only actual difference is a slight change to the alloy in the barrel that is supposed to give the bat a little more durability.

The 2013 looks more Ed Hardy than the 2012. Both Voodoo BBCOR bats use the exact same TR3 FLO Composite in the handle of the bat. The barrel of the 2012 uses the SC4 Alloy, while the 2012 uses the new DX10 alloy. Both bats have the exact same balance and the exact same barrel size as one another.

We recommend saving $160 and buying the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR, then put that extra cash you saved into getting a new Wilson A2000 baseball glove!

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