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Discussion: "The One"

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April 4, 2014
cheezhed1
Men's 65
22 posts
"The One"
Any comments on Demarini's new end loaded senior bat? A vendor was at a FHC tournament several months ago and set up demo's on an open field for hitting. It had a nice feel and seemed to have good pop right out the wrapper. What are your thoughts?
April 6, 2014
gibby59
2 posts
Gibby59
Az Elite
Were Sponsored By Demarini
I asked for A 27 And A 28.
Ollie And I Played With 55+ Demolition In Hemit. We Both Hit The 28 Oz, Wow Great Bat Great Power. It Got A Hair Line Crack After 30 Swings But No Change in Power Or Tone, Just Keep Hitting It. Ollie Hit Several Balls At The Top Of The Light Poles. Since Ive Played 6 Weekends, 4 Guys On Az Elite Swing My Bat. We Had A Demo Batting Practice for Anyone Wanting To Try Them. At Least 100 swings were put on my 28. The 28s hair line crack is still 3 inches Long, Greg with On Old School Asked To Swing It. His Bomb At The Lights Was Acceptable And Dan Hit A Homer after having a slow Day. I also Pitched 125 Balls To Cliff For BP. He Loved It and was pounding the Ball. Chuck Stacy A Miken Addict That Breaks A Bat Every Other Weekend When He Was Playing Alot, Hit A # rn Homer And Wow Great Bat!!.
I would Say It Is Hands Down The Best Senior Bat Ive Had!!!!!!!!!!
The First Weekend i got them, Don Long Pitcher For North West Legends. We Hit At CCV. A Young 28 year Old Friend Had Hit The Block Wall Across The Street (400) Ft, I Drooled at the Thought Of Doing It Too. With The 28 Oz, I hit 6 Balls In A Row that Hit The Sidewalk Or The Wall. O Yea Just Remembered My Son Matt In Masquite Nv On The Baseball Field, I Let Him Hit It About 35 Swings. He's A 27 Years Old That Hits A Usssa Bat 350 - 400 Ft. He Thinks Their Crazy For Letting Us Swing Senior Bats. Last Detail Most of the Mikens And Rebocks Ive Had Lasted About 25 to 300 swings and only hitting Rocks and Trump Balls. Harder Balls Killed The Bats!!!, I Broke 6 Bats The First Year Playing Senior Ball With Cjs.
I Was pitching Much Harder League Balls To Cliff And The Bp Guys.
The Blue End Loaded (One) Is Sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 6, 2014
Tri18
630 posts
Guys,
I have started preliminary testing on DeMarinis new bat for this year. The ONE is most definitely improved over their last two models. Right now I am working on the end loads with a follow up on the balanced model. Performance is improved over their previous models. Balls hit within the sweet spot react crisply and it has good feel. The only thing at this point of testing is the effective sweet spot is somewhat smaller than some of the top senior bats and off center hits towards the end of the bat and down on the lower barrel produce a stinging vibration to the hands. I haven't done a complete autopsy to determine why yet but put on your surgical mask and stand by for more details. I will be working with them later this week....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
April 7, 2014
bogie
Men's 55
154 posts
I thought the green model from last year, really rewarded hard hitters who could compress the bat and get great exit speed and line drives. The 2014 Senior Endload is a completely different composition and man, what a bat. This bat is hot quickly out of the wrapper and game ready. The best part is that it outperforms the green one from 2013, and it does not take a strong hitter to flex the barrel. Demarini did a great job on this bat and it has one of the largest endloads in the market, so don't order too heavy. I swung a 30 oz balanced green one, but feel the 28oz endload is enough for me. They also have a balanced model, which DOES swing very balanced.
The new model I think is most similar in feel to the Reeboks. And it won't take forever to break in. I have had no less than 300 swings on these..which I feel is good for a bat that is game ready not too long out of the wrapper...and gets me through the season. As with most senior bats, if you want to use for bp all the time, it will break...but I would rather have a bat that is hot out of the wrapper, and is a game bat... rather than one that takes 300 stiff swings to break in to a hot level.
April 11, 2014
Tri18
630 posts
Bogie,
I pulled a few out of stock to try various weights. What you mentioned is very true. Not only do they swing heavy with their end load but many of the bats actually weigh more than the posted weight. Many of my 27's weigh as much as 1/2-3/4 ounce more...27.5-27.9 range. I pulled a few more and checked those and got the same readings on many of them. So.....definitely a nice improvement over their previous efforts but you must be careful with actual weighting. I check with each player and then weigh them before shipping to get an acceptable range for them. You may want to do the same especially on the end loads. Get with me with any questions.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
April 14, 2014
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
117 posts
Guys.. what GIBBY59 is saying about the Demar "ONE" is legit, this bat has a very good Pop/Distance to it. I played with him and Ollie on DEMO and the ball was flying of this bat even with the 3" linear crack..
Jose
April 14, 2014
bob4242
18 posts
Please help me understand, if this bat is so great why isn't more Senior Players using it. Looks to me that 85% or more are using Miken Senior bats. This is from my observation.
April 14, 2014
Dbax
Men's 60
1283 posts
Jose, thanks for explaining what Gibby was saying!
April 14, 2014
gott2play
Men's 55
146 posts
Bob4242,

The short answer to your question is that this version just recently hit the market. Though I've not swung it yet, I've heard excellent things from those who gave. The previous versions of "The One" were good line drive bats but fell short of the performance level of the Miken, Reebok, or Combat bats.

Also, some guys just have an affinity for Miken and will never change regardless of any new product hitting the market, IMO.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major

April 14, 2014
Reggie44
Men's 50
34 posts
I swung this bat in batting practice and was hitting bombs with it as was Jdawg. I was very impressed. It's as good as the Rebok and the Mikan. Not sure about durability. I will be hitting it again in Vegas.
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