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The 2015 Demarini cf7 bbcor is specially designed baseball bat designed to take your game to the next level.
It isn’t the cheapest bat you’ll find, but as those who have bought it will tell you, this is worth every penny. It delivers in all the important aspects including power and accuracy.
As this review will indicate, this is a bat for serious hitters.
The Demarini cf7 -3 has a lot of features including the -3 length to weight ratio that makes a huge difference in the hitting and power.
The barrel diameter is at 2 5/8 inches. It has a bigger sweet spot that most other bats so it is more forgiving when you hit.
That’s one of the problems with lower quality bats. Unless you hit in the right place, your hit will be off.
The cf7 is more forgiving however, so even if your hit isn’t as precise you’ll still produce a lot of power.
The bat is also BBCOR certified so this means you can use it to play in high school and college baseball. One of the reasons why this is so effective lies in the design and the D-Fusion FT handle, which produces maximum energy.
Everyone talks about the sweet spot and how important it is, and that’s true. However, the energy transfer is just as crucial because that is what will supply the bat with power.
What this means is if the baseball bat doesn’t transfer the energy from your swing into the bat, then it’s all for naught since no matter how hard you swing. There just isn’t enough energy being transferred.
That is where the cf7 makes a big difference as it is designed for full energy transfer.
Additional DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Features
The feature list on the cf7 is extensive. One more should be mentioned, and that is the Low Pro End Cap, which adds more balance.
If you’ve swung a poorly balanced bat before you know how hard it is. Even quality bats don’t always have the kind of balance you’re looking for. This one is different, as the balance is just right.
Furthermore, the bat has a Paradox and carbon fiber composite barrel and RCK knob designed to prevent blisters. Again, this is a problem associated with low quality baseball bats, and it’s something that has been fully addressed here.
Swinging the Bat
When you swing the bat, the first thing you’ll notice is that there isn’t a lot in terms of vibrations. Vibrations is something that every baseball player has encountered especially when they get jammed.
It’s an unpleasant experience, and Demarini seems aware of that as the cf7 was designed to be vibration free.
Apart from being vibration free though, the bat is also well balanced. This is something that becomes evident when you hold it. A few swings indicate that even with a full energy transfer, you won’t lose control of the bat, something that’s very important if you’re playing the game for an extended period.
In terms of appearance, the cf7 may bear some resemblance to other DeMarini baseball bats, but the quality and interior design are very different.
One of the more important elements that has been redesigned is the aforementioned carbon fiber barrel, as it helps with the speed and hitting distance.
Apart from speed, the addition of the Low Pro End Cap provides assurance that no matter how hard you swing, it will remain balanced.
Last but not the least, the D-Fusion FT handle is a real nice feature that makes the bat comfortable to hold. All too often manufacturers just focus on power and speed without taking comfort into consideration.
- Certification: BBCOR
- Handle type: composite
- Barrel material: composite
- Barrel diameter: 2 5/8″
- Warranty: 12 months
- Excellent balance
- Large sweet spot
- No vibrations
- Plenty of pop
- The bat could be a bit cheaper
- Not yet as widely available as other baseball bats
If you read a Demarini cf7 bbcor review odds are it will be positive, as this early the feedback from customers is quite high.
The one feature that many agree on is the absence of vibration when you swing, and another reviewer said the bat is finely balanced and is superior to many others that are available today.
These views are shared by many others, who also note the huge pop it makes, superior to others in its class.
Obviously it’s early days yet and there are still more reviews to come. However, an early consensus is forming and it seems many agree that the cf7 is well designed.
The cf7, this early, has gotten plenty of good feedback, and the review above shows why. It has a lot of new features, and they are practical and useful, not something the manufacturer put in just for show.
The carbon fiber barrel provides the balance necessary for smooth performance, and the RCK knob goes a long way towards preventing blisters from developing.
All you need to do is take a few swings and you’ll notice that this bat is different. If you’re tired of the usual cheap bats that snap after a few swings, then give this a try.
DeMarini CF7 BBCOR Baseball Bat
This is my son’s second year playing Middle School baseball, where BBCOR (-3) bats are required. Last year he used the DeMarini 2013 CF5 with great success.
As you may know, the CF5 was touted as the most balanced bat available.
Naturally, when we started looking for a new bat he insisted that it be balanced and we came across DeMarini’s 2015 CF7 which is advertised as being a balanced bat — we didn’t put much thought into the other features.
He hit the bat, in the cage, for the first time yesterday and he is very pleased. Since the bat is so balanced he has no problem controlling the bat all the way through the strike-zone. His second comment was that there were no vibrations from mishits.
I was pitching to him and it appeared that every hit was flying off the bat even though he said it wasn’t his best day hitting. This bat is expensive at $450, but if you are serious about playing as well as you can, you have to use quality equipment, which is usually expensive.
Bottom Line — as long as my son is serious about his performance, I’ll continue to buy him serious equipment like the CF7.
CB – Thank you for the awesome review! I’m so glad your son is doing well so far with the CF7.
It currently is an expensive bat but like you said, serious players require serious equipment. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that this bat is the best BBCOR bat on the market currently.
What is the best bbcor bat ever?
I would just refer you to the current top 5 list of BBCOR bats. I like all on that page. Thebaseballdiamond.com/top-5-best-bbcor-bats-2016-greatest-pop-ever