In 2015, DeMarini released a special edition of their flagship bats for the 2016 season. The Americana designed CF8 was deemed the Delta Force National Anthem. This special edition design category is referred to as Delta Force, and is intended for brick and mortar stores ONLY.
This year, the Delta Force tradition will continue. Expect, however, an expanded line of sizes in the fastpitch CF9 and baseball CF Zen. The theme is “Zero Dark.”
DeMarini Delta Force Reviews
The Delta Force 2 Zero Dark bats are exactly the same as their CF9 Fastpitch and CF Zen counterparts in the same sizes. Expect no difference in terms of performance or swing weight.
The only difference is the paint job. The theme on these Delta Force bats will always be Americana. Last year’s National Anthem was a bright red, white and blue. This year’s design is a nod to special ops.
For more specific performance reviews on these top shelf, two-piece composite DeMarini bats, check out our specific reviews.
DeMarini Delta Force Sizing
Sizes you should expect to find.
- Fastpitch releases in a drop 10 and drop 11 for the Zero Dark (CF9) Delta Force 2. These launch late November.
- Baseball BBCOR and a 2 3/4 drop 10 in the Delta Force Zero Dark will release beginning of December 2016.
Why Only In Brick and Mortar?
As the top shelf bat market moves almost exclusively to online retail, manufacturers look for unique ways to drive traffic to actual stores. The local mom and pop shop of sporting goods are pinched in every which way imaginable. DeMarini’s offer of unique and desirable content only in brick and mortar stores is a chance at driving business their way.
Without surprise, you can still find some of these exclusive in store bats on eBay. But, we are of the opinion that parents and players really should look to support their local mom and pop sporting goods store when possible. This top shelf performance bat with a unique style is a perfect chance to do so.
DeMarini Delta Force Sources
There are not any specific online reviews of the Delta Force bats. But, again, look for reviews on the CF8, CF9 and CF Zen for commentary on performance. Shopping, we’d suggest you check out a local brick and mortar store. Of course, you can always see if someone is breaking the rules on eBay to sell them.