Its’ no doubt that DeMarini is the most popular baseball bat brand in the market. Besides its consistent high quality and cutting-edge technologies, there is another factor that also remarkably contributes to the success of DeMarini; that is its wide variety of products. DeMarini has numerous series, models, editions of baseball bats to meet the demands of different players with different styles, goals and requirements. Among several DeMarini’s series, DeMarini VooDoo is the most outstanding. Below is the review of voodoo’s three latest editions.
2015 DeMarinivoodoo overlord FT
When being introduced, this DeMarini youth baseball bat surprised experts and baseball players with the amount of innovative technologies which it possesses. This is a two-piece bat which has aluminum barrel and composite handle. Compared to 2014 DeMarini Voodoo version, the barrel of 2015 version is heavier, which makes it an end-loaded bat. Because of this end load, 2015 DeMarini Voodoo Overload FT works more effectively with the powerful players who have considerable strength to control the bat. The X12 Alloy that used to make the bat is an innovation compared to X10 alloy of 2014 version because it’s stronger, much more durable and could create better trampoline effect.
The “FT” in its name stands for flame tempering. This is the name of the treatment applied to the connection point of the bat’s barrel and handle. Thanks to this treatment, the two pieces of the bat are jointed perfectly with stiffness, so players could easily control the bat.
The most outstanding feature of the bat is its ability to reduce vibration even until 0. DeMarini has smartly combined several advanced technologies to minimize vibration as much as they can. First of all, the patented ION-V End Cap has the design to minimize vibration by sending energy to the barrel. In addition, the D-Fusion FT Handle could transform vibration to energy and redirect that energy to the sweet spot on the barrel. These two parts have effectively cooperated to eliminate vibration.
In short, 2015 DeMarini Voodoo Overlord FT was specially design for strong hitter and it has done a great job at bringing them better performance. It’s also available in various versions to meet regulations of different leagues from Little Leagues, Senior Leagues to High School/Collegiate leagues.
2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw
After the success of 2015 DeMarini Voodoo Overlord FT, the 2016 edition DeMarini Voodoo Raw were the most anticipated baseball bats in 2016. And it didn’t disappoint people’s expectation and quickly became the best hybrid bat at that time.
The 2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw shares some common features with the previous Voodoo Overlord FT such as two-piece hybrid construction,X12 alloy material… On the other hand, DeMarini has added many innovations to this 2016 edition. First of all, the D-Fusion 2.0 is the second generation of D-Fusion technology used in 2015 edition. This D-Fusion 2.0 handle works as the same mechanism as previous edition that it would distribute the energy from contact and redirect to the barrel. Besides, it has some improvements that could nearly eliminate almost all vibration. Furthermore, thanks to this technology, although this bat is a two-piece one, players still feel like swinging one-piece bat and as a result, have better control. The second innovation is the Low Pro End Cap which helps to add more balance and make the swing smoother. Lastly, RCKATM knob can ensure a comfortable grip for any player. 2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw also meets standard and regulations of many major leagues.
2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw not only inherits all the strong points of it preceding Voodoo Overlord FT but also offers players with more benefits such as better balance, smoother swing.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced
Although 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced is also a two-piece hybrid bat but from its name, we could see that the 2017 edition is different with previous one; while 2015 DeMarini Voodoo Overlord FT and 2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw are end-loaded, 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced is a balanced bat. Because of better balance, this bat gives players smoother, easier and more comfortable swing. Besides weight distribution, this model has all other great features of the famous DeMarini VooDoo and has chosen by many players as one of the best performing baseball bats in 2017. However, its price is not at the low end size; it’s recommended to players who are willing to pay for a top bat.
This bat comes with 6 different sizes with different drops and barrel size, each size is easily identified by color code.
To sum up, a baseball bat from DeMarini VooDoo series would never disappoint any players. It’s a good recommendation for players who are looking for a top-notch baseball bat.