Although it has yet to be released, this write-up begins a landing page for all the information we have gathered on the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One. When it is available, we will update this page. For now, we present only the information we have gathered from the manufacturer. As we get a chance to hit the bats, and get more player and vendor feedback, we will round out this 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review.
These are currently not available to the public, but we expect that to change in the first couple weeks of October. Here is our amazon price check.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced Construction & Genealogy
Although the Voodoo One Balanced is a combination of various DeMarini bat versions from years past, it is really the progeny of the 2016 DeMarini Insane. It is similar in the sense of a single piece alloy bat built for a stronger hitter who likes a metal bat that performs like wood. However, it is also different in its lighter swing weight and larger barrel. These changes are attributed to the new alloy upgrade in the bat.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced Sizing
At release, which should be in October, the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced will come in a BBCOR and 2 3/4 big barrel drop 10. The BBCOR will come in 30 through 34 inches. The drop 10 2 3/4 will come in a 29 through 32 inch.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced Recommendations
We won’t have a good feel for our recommendations until we’ve hit with the bat extensively. But we venture a guess that the following folks should be willing to consider the bat closely.
- Players who prefer the wood like feel of a one piece bat—in terms of barrel size, not swing weight.
- Those who subscribe to the idea that bat performance is really hitter skill.
- Someone who wants a bat in the performance space, but not from the very top shelf in terms of price.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced Similar Bats
There are a number of bats in the single piece aluminum alloy space with a focus on top end performance. The 517 from Louisville Slugger, Marucci CAT 7 and Easton Z-Core Speed all come to mind. It is difficult for us decide which one is better—especially considering we’ve yet to hit with the Voodoo One.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced Videos
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Balanced Sources
We exchanged many emails with DeMarini’s team on the construction of the new 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One. Much of that information can be found on DeMarini’s site under the Voodoo One section. Closeoutbats.com has a nice video up with some hitting that we included above.