DeMarini CF Zen Balanced Youth Baseball Bat Review
The DeMarini CF Zen Balanced model is a high-quality piece of material.
Its composite barrel is made from a 22% stronger paraflex, with an almost perfect weight distribution. This drop 5 bat will have you thinking that you are still swinging your old –10 weight, but with 5 ounces of added punch to your swing. Often toward the top of baseball bat ratings, the DeMarini Zen means business.
As the name suggests, this is an incredibly well-balanced bat. The DeMarini CF Zen Balanced baseball bat uses paraflex composite material for its barrel. This allows for perfect weight-distribution throughout and actually works to improve the bat’s swing speed. A common experience with this bat is to feel that it is lighter than you know it is. With a drop 5 listed weight, people often don’t notice the extra ounces.
Here is another video of the CF DeMarini in play:
As you can see,those younger athletes looking to work up to the required drop 3 weight for high school and college really appreciate this one.
The balance of this bat allows for a great bat speed, even with a drop 5. If you are used to a lighter drop 10 categories, jumping up to a –5 can be daunting. The DeMarini Zen Balanced model allows you to make the transition smoothly. With terrific results, too.
USSSA certified this is a high-quality piece of equipment coming out of the DeMarini factory. It will cost you a pretty penny and is our most expensive bat on the list, but if you are looking for quality it is well worth the price-tag. One of the best baseball bats ever made for younger players, the DeMarini Zen has come up with the goods.
Who Should Buy?
Ideal for players between 12-14, looking to work their way up to a drop 3 weight, BBCOR certified category.
- Paraflex barrel material
- Perfectly weighted
- Feels lighter than it is
- Great bat speed
- USSSA certified
- Not BBCOR certified
- Material: Two piece composite
- Barrel Width: 2 5/8”
- Drop Weight: -5
- BBCOR certified: No
- Handle: Comp + D-Fusion 2.0
- Special Features: Paraflex composite for balance