One of the top-rated contact hitter’s bats for a long time, the DeMarini CF has a great tradition among fastpitch players, and DeMarini upgraded the CF for the 2023 season, bringing in some new technological advancements that promise to elevate the responsiveness and the overall performance of the bat even more.
The biggest and most important upgrade is the all-new Type-V CF Connection, which improves the responsiveness of the barrel of the already the most responsive barrel in the game. Speaking of the barrel, the new CF features the Paraflex Plus Composite Barrel that is found in last year’s model as well, but as it has such a massive sweet spot and was so responsive, DeMarini truly didn’t have a need to change a lot there.
One thing that drastically changed is the looks of the bat. Drops -10 and -11 have a much brighter look with a white background compared to the black background that the -8 and -9 drops have. The light blue shapes on the bat are the same for both versions.
So, for those who are looking for a light-swinging bat that has a responsive barrel, the 2023 DeMarini CF is the best option for you.