Baseball Equipment Reviews – Demarini CF3 and Easton Stealth Composite Baseball Bats Comparison

Tired of the ping, ping, ping of aluminum bats? Many people have complained about the high-pitched sound before. Well, there is good news for you because 2008 baseball bats are made from a carbon-reinforced composite material. So instead of the sound of aluminum, you hear more of a thud as the ball hits compound bats. It sounds more like a traditional wooden bat. Now you can get the distance of a metal bat without the annoying sound.

As a baseball equipment retailer and frankly a person who loves the game, we are often asked to pick the best bat. Rather than having favorites, the following is a review of two of what will be the best-selling bats in the 2008 team lineup.

New for 2008, the Demarini CF3 is causing a sensation throughout the college baseball world. The CF3 is Demarini’s first attempt at a composite baseball bat and he passed the test with flying colors. The Demarini CF3 is the first double-walled compound bat to have 2 walls that act independently of each other to achieve maximum trampoline effect. This, combined with the new clutch end cap, gives this bat the biggest sweet spot in the game and allows for maximum performance on off-center hits.

The Easton Stealth Composite is new for 2008 and is Easton’s second attempt with a composite baseball bat. The new Easton Stealth Composite comes in two different forms, the regular flex (BCN7) and the rigid flex (BCN8). The difference between the 2 is the amount of flex in the opti-flex composite handle. Normal flex has 3 times more flex than aluminum handles and rigid flex has 1.5 times more flex than aluminum handles.

Easton’s second round with a compound baseball bat is a huge improvement over the first. Last year’s version was heavily weighted at the ends and had a very heavy swing weight. On the new models, Easton moved the kick point towards the handle, which gave this bat an incredible sense of balance.

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