Demarini Baseball Bats

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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DeMarini baseball bats are relative newcomers to the world of baseball equipment. Ray DeMarini, the figure behind the line, began production in 1989 in an industry already dominated by so-called heavy hitters like Mizuno, Wilson, and Old Hickory. To help his product stand apart, DeMarini needed something novel to contribute to the product line, a something that he found in the "doublewall" bat.

In short, the doublewall engineering of DeMarini baseball bats allows even average hitters to enjoy a rotund sweet spot, much the way shorter, skinnier, less-powerful golfers enjoy added yardage from their Big Bertha drivers. After the introduction of the doublewall, it wasn't long before other manufacturers began production on their own assembly lines of similar bats. While the doublewall is off-limits for hardballers, there are no bylaws in slow-pitch softball that forbid their use.

DeMarini Baseball Bats Adapted for Softball

Fast-pitch baseball is a game for the young, mobile, and physically fit, which excludes the whopping majority of fans. It's for this reason, largely, that slow-pitch softball has exploded in popularity not only among baseball "has-beens," but among all fans of the national pastime. One of the advantages of slow-pitch is that the overall speed of the game slows to a manageable pace, not just the speed of the incoming pitches.

DeMarini baseball bats thus include an entire family of softball bats tailored to this slower game. One of the happy trade-offs that comes with lobbed versus hurled balls is a wider range of permissible bats (not to mention wider bats themselves). Here, DeMarini has risen to the occasion by producing seven different models of slow-pitch bats as well as three types of fast-pitch softball bats for those who like a bit more excitement in their game, but not so much to risk massive head injuries and broken bones.

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