The DeMarini CF9 bats are tailored to the way you play. With DeMarini it’s all about “optimize vs. compromise”, which means there are 7 specific bats for specific players. The most popular CF9 in the 2017 line up is the balanced bat with a -10 drop.  It is the lightest swinging bat DeMarini has made yet. Players generally love the feel of CF9 because it has very balanced feel and an extra-large barrel.


  • Paraflex Composite barrel material (22% stronger compared to CF8);
  • D-Fusion 2.0 handle type;
  • Consistently laid composite along the barrel for more responsiveness;
  • Evenly distributed weight improves control through the zone.


This bat is a two-piece fully composite design with balanced swingway. It swings lighter than a classic -10 bat. CF9 Slapper is made out of Paraflex Composite and is said to be 22% percent stronger that the last season’s CF8. It’s weighted more towards the hands for the slapper that is looking for better bat control, but it can also be used in a full-swing type of motion. The stacked barrel construction gives 2 independent walls creating a superbly responsive hitting surface which makes the sweet spot more generous than ever before.

De Marini is known for the customization options, so you get it in your colors, but the stock version looks very attractive as well.


Drop: -10
Barrel: 2 1/4″
Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 handle
Certification: ASA, ISA, ISF, NSA, USSSA
Barrel Load: Balanced
Material: Paraflex Composite
Construction: Two-piece
Grip: Standard DeMarini Grip Tape
Warranty: One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty


  • Lightest swinging bat ever by DeMarini;
  • Hot out of the wrapper;
  • Longer barrel provides maximum plate coverage;
  • You can personalize your bat with custom color options.


  • The price and the fact that it will make you cringe every time your daughter throws the bat during the game.

DeMarini Uprising 2016 Stats (-12)



The DeMarini CF9 -10 is an all-around great bat, ideal for most players. It’s lightweight and perfectly balanced, which makes it easy to maintain a smooth swing. Although very light, it still has decent weight to put some power behind your swing. But, it’s not too heavy, so it will suit the average player. Unless you need a bat with a specific performance to suit you specific playing style, this is the perfect bat for you. Otherwise, you have plenty of options to choose from in DeMarini CF9 lineup.

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