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Discussion: DeMarini The One

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March 19, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
414 posts
DeMarini The One
Does anyone have any info on this bat?
Balanced?
Hotness?
Durability?
Thank you.
March 19, 2012
cw
Men's 50
47 posts
Hi HJ,

Here's some info from Softball Fans:

http://reviews.softballfans.com/bat.php?v=DeMarini&id=352

Small sample size, but looks like it's balanced, hot, and maybe not so durable?
March 19, 2012
Tri18
568 posts
HJ, I did some testing on it. Feel free to email me and I'll fill you in.
Alan tricoach18@att.net
March 19, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
tri why not just post it,instead of making him go thru all the crap to find out......
March 19, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
168 posts
mad dog, I have swung The SR1. It is a very good Senior bat but it is balanced and not endloaded. To me it is made lighter than your usual bat. In other words if you swing a 26 oz. bat I would go with a 27 or 28 oz. Has a lot of Flex in it because it is a 2 piece bat. They say it is made stiffer by the 4 walls of composite that they use. Just some info on the bat. Hope it helps.
Gorilla Boy
March 19, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
414 posts
Thank you Gorilla Boy. I am looking for a backup to my yellow MM I bought from you. Does more flex
help or hurt the guy who doesn't generate 300 foot power. This is a wonderful Blog but there are many of us who literally are in a different league- less skilled.
March 19, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
thanks mike(GB),glad to see someone give some info at least...have you hit the new white centenarian.....

still a combat fan and always will be .....
March 20, 2012
neck10
476 posts
mike do you have any of the trump rock 375-.44 core balls
March 20, 2012
neck10
476 posts
mike my email is rickeymcdowell@gmail.com 231-218-4787 thanks
March 20, 2012
Tri18
568 posts
Mad Dog,
Data is compiled along with a lot of other bats. It's easier for me to email it direct than write out each section again. Anyway, I agree with Mike on the swing weight...it's light but also gives a lot of vibration on off center hits. The bat doesn't perform as well as many other options out there and has breakage issues. My opinion is that DeMarini should re-engineer the bat before introducing it again. Also, have hit and tested the white combat extensively. It is quite the opposite of the DeMarini. It's balance point is totally different and it swings somewhat heavy as it does have some end load. Some of my testers and people that I have let swing the bat felt they should drop an ounce to feel comfortable. It is quite durable and performs very well after a extended break in. If you like a sort barrel bat that is end heavy...you may like it. If you haven't swung such a bat you will pro ably prefer the feel and performance of the Black Centurian. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help you out.
Alan
March 20, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
tri,see it wasn't that hard.......
March 20, 2012
Stretch14
Men's 50
180 posts
I was wondering about another Demarini bat. The brown geezer juggernaut senior bat. I heard it was a prototype bat. I've been playing senior ball for almost 10 years and I only seen one of them. It's in my bag. Tried calling Wilson, Demarini, they don't know what I'm talking about. Would like to sell. Thanks.
March 21, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
168 posts
Neck10-Rickey, yes I have the Trump softballs. I will send you an e-mail. Thanks.

To HJ on the flex in a bat. To me it really comes down to individual swings. It is 50/50 when talking about flex. Some like it and some don't. That is why I always say if you can try someones bat to see how you hit the ball with flex or without flex is good. The best way to tell if someting works for you is to give it a try. Don't just by it because someone told you to.

Everybody is different and you need to experiment. I myself do not like a lot of flex in the bat. For me personally the stiffer the bat the better I like the bat. Reason being if I can get the stiff bat to flex I feel like I am going to hit the ball further. Like I said it is up to the individual.

The Black Centanarian is a excellent bat. It is a Combat product. The White is only a 10 inch barrel, that is the only difference. I am taking preorders on the bat right now. I will sell for $175.00 + tax with free shipping. They will be in by the end of the week. I have a whole bunch coming in by Friday.
March 21, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
414 posts
Thank you very much MM and Tri-appreciated.
March 21, 2012
Softballer48
Men's 65
11 posts
HJ.....I have been using the DeMarini "The One" since January and here is the straight from me....(I also use a Reebok Melee End Load) After about 50 hits off tee the end cap came off the DeMarini, I called DeMarini and they took the bat back and repaired ( at no cost to me); now for the positive side....As said above order heavier than you normally use, bat hot after about 30 hits; I am 64 yrs old hit 320'-340' with Reebok and the same with DeMarini
I disagree with Tri18; This is a very good product, well worth the sale prices you can get on it.
March 21, 2012
phils57
Men's 50
25 posts
Hey Stretch14, if you want to sell the Geezer, email me at phils57sbcglobal.net
thanks, Phil
March 22, 2012
Tri18
568 posts
Softballer48,,, thanks for your input and glad your bat is working well for you. We use specific protocol when testing each bat so we get comparable results to other bats. We tested 3 DeMarinis and none of them made it to the 200 swing mark. If you compared velocity and distance to other senior bats, they were towards the bottom but in addition we had vibration issues. That being said bats can vary widely and after your end cap issue yours was acceptable. I think they are on the right track but need to fine tune the bat a bit and get some consistency before it will become widely used. best of luck...AT
March 22, 2012
Softballer48
Men's 65
11 posts
Tri18....I am sure your testing is more scientific; I have found the DeMarini Senior The One (as a two piece bat) stiffer than the one piece bats. Also a hit off the "sweet spot" is not as forgiving as the Reebok. However as mentioned above they both are very close in distance,for me. And remember the DeMarini is a 1:20 bat not a 1:21 like other senior bats.
March 23, 2012
Stretch14
Men's 50
180 posts
Sold the bat. Sorry.

March 24, 2012
Tri18
568 posts
Hey 48! It appears that you got a good one! The bottom line is this...if you like the feel of a certain bat and the performance is there that's most of the battle...so , what you have is af bat that fits your needs and that's what's most important. I always try and recommend what best fits a players swing, build, hitting habits, and what they are looking for in the bat. It seems like you are happy and that's what count! Best of luck and feel free to call or email if you need anything else...Alan tricoach18@att.net 561-718-7504
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