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DeMarini’s CF Black is a limited edition USSSA version of the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen in baseball.

The bat is exactly the same in its performance construction, but made in a unique CF Black colorway that has us drooling. We are huge fans of the CF line of bats. This addition, much like the Zero Dark lin… Jump to the full review.


2019 DeMarini CF Black Video Review

DeMarini’s CF Black is a limited edition USSSA version of the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen in baseball.

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The bat is exactly the same in its performance construction, but made in a unique CF Black colorway that has us drooling. We are huge fans of the CF line of bats. This addition, much like the Zero Dark line of CF bats before it, is sure to fetch a premium in the secondary market. Performance is exactly like the 2019 version of the CF Zen because it is, after all, the same exact bat.

Note, though, it only comes in a USSSA drop 5, 8 and 10.

Recommendations

The CF Black is the same bat as the CF Zen for 2019. As such, the USSSA recommendations stay that same. That is, a hitter looking for what many believe (including us) to be the best USSSA bat on the market. The Black version adds some flair and unique style but, in the end, is a ball killer just like the CF Zen. The fact the bat prices out the same, at least off the shelf, as the CF Zen makes it highly recommendable.

USSSA CF Black Recommendations
2019 DeMarini CF Black Review

We love the smooth smash, big barrel and balance swing weight of the 2019 DeMarini CF Black. It is nearly impossible to ring your hands and every smash feels like a bomb. Exit speeds are top shelf and the barrel size for a two piece composite is about as good as it gets. There is a reason these are the most popular USSSA bats.

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2019 vs 2018 CF Black

See our full 2019 CF Zen review to check out the comparison to the 2018 CF Zen.

2018

Bat Review

CF Zen

DeMarini's CF line of baseball bats are, arguably, the most popular bats on the planet. We have hit, and reviewed, every CF series since the CF3.

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2017

CF Zen

We have now spent at least 30 hours with the 2017 CF Zen in the hands of several different players at elite levels of baseball.

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2016

Bat Review

CF8

We've spent 22 hours in total using and researching DeMarini's 2016 CF8 baseball line specifically, and countless hours swinging everything else.

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Comparable Bats

There are a few two piece composite bats with a light swing in the big barrel/USSSA market. To name a few, Rawlings’ Quatro, Slugger’s 919 prime and Easton’s Ghost X Evo. The only company to come out with a limited edition version of these bats throughout the year is Easton. In 2018 they had a color up version (white) of the drop 5 USSSA. That white version bat did very well for them.

A few years back DeMarini created some Zero Dark versions of the CF Zen. These were limited edition bats only to be found in brick and mortar stores. These CF Black’s are similar to that in the sense of a later release/color up that will reinvigorate the CF Zen lovers among us.

2019 CF Zen

Compare the CF Zen Review

We have hit with the BBCOR, Drop 5, Drop 8 and Drop 10 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. The bat rakes. Plain and simple.

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2018 CF Zen

Compare the CF Zen Review

DeMarini’s CF line of baseball bats are, arguably, the most popular bats on the planet. We have hit, and reviewed, every CF series since the CF3.

Price Check
2017 CF Zen

Compare the CF Zen Review

We have now spent at least 30 hours with the 2017 CF Zen in the hands of several different players at elite levels of baseball.

Price Check

Research: 2019 DeMarini CF Black

2019 DeMarini CF Black Review

2019 CF Black Construction

The CF Black is a two piece composite bat with a big barrel, great connection piece and light swing. It is the exact same bat as the 2019 CF Zen but with a new color design and slightly new name.

Bat Sizing Options

The CF Black, for now, only comes in a USSSA version of a drop 5, 8 and 10. No word if it is coming in a USA version or BBCOR. But, don’t hold your breath.

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