However, the connection piece is all new. This year’s model features a Type V Connection that is designed to function impeccably with the barrel and give the player a superior feel. It is also there to reduce the vibration that is transferred to your hands when you mishit the ball. In our opinion, they have succeeded in that. That connection piece is found on -11, -10, and -9 drops, while the -8 drop has a Direct Connection, which gives the -8 the stiffest feel of all the other drops.
While the 2021 version featured a ReAction End Cap, the end cap found on the 2022 CF is different. It’s called the Tracer End Cap and it’s super lightweight, with a mission to give the bat even more speed and ease of control.
So, the DeMarini CF, as the leader of DeMarini’s fantastic lineup of fastpitch bats, is the ideal bat for light-swinging players, for those who want a responsive bat with a big sweet spot.
The new features make a difference, and we were very pleased to see them in the 2022 CF.