While the world waits for DeMarini’s new CF7 and Voodoo FT to be released, the 2015 DeMarini NVS Vexxum is also in lift off mode.
The Vexxum line has always been a two-piece hybrid bat (composite handle, aluminum barrel) with blue-chip out of the wrapper pop yet a price point more in line with one piece full aluminum bats. As a result, it has been rated as one of the best value bats at its price point for a good few years n… Jump to the full review.
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The Vexxum line has always been a two-piece hybrid bat (composite handle, aluminum barrel) with blue-chip out of the wrapper pop yet a price point more in line with one piece full aluminum bats. As a result, it has been rated as one of the best value bats at its price point for a good few years now.
Overall we expect the 2015 DeMarini NVS Vexxum to continue the a long tradition of fantastic two-piece bats at a one piece aluminum price. The bat has always been and should continue to be a very smart buy.
The alloy barrel material has also been updated with DeMarini’s special aluminum blend. The claim is the new X12 Alloy, versus last years X10 Alloy, allows thinner walls with the same amount of durability. We have no reason to think this isn’t the case. The X12 alloy was also put on the top shelf and newly minted 2015 Voodoo Overlord FT.
Demarini also updated the design. Noticeably the knob is shaped like a D and the end cap has a pretty sweet look to it.
The manner in which a two-piece bat welds together its handle and barrel can make all the difference in the bat. A bat with a weak transitions suffers from a loss of power at the plate and is less durable. A bat with too strong a transition defeats the sting dampening effect of a two-piece bat and you lose some of the buttery swing most love about two-piece bats. The Voodoo FT has what DeMarini believes is its finest work in the transition piece to date: the D-Fusion handle (also found in the CF7). The Vexxum does not have that ‘latest and greatest’ but, instead, what DeMarini used 3 or 4 years ago.
The connective piece, in part, is what drives the price difference.
There are other differences but my intent is not to bore you into agreement. Quickly, then, the other differences are: The end caps are different–the Overlord FT claims to have one that helps in a bigger sweet spot; the knobs have a different design and slightly different feel with the Overlord being a bit more rounded on the inside; the handle composite’s are of a different composition–DeMarini claims the Voodoo Overlord FT handle is an improved composite over the C6-Composite on the Vexxuum.
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