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DeMarini The One


$300.00 Released January, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Grip is excellent, won't slip out of your hands. Excellent pop even on lighter hits. Large sweet spot, don't have to worry about hitting it just right.

The Cons:Takes some time to break it in, can take some time to get it there. Accumulates scratches and gouges quickly.

The DeMarini The One is an ASA-approved softball bat while its counterpart, The One – USSSA – is a USSSA-approved softball bat. Both units are outfitted with Demarini’s “Half & Half” technology, wherein a 13” barrel has been fused with a thin, pitch-black handle at the top of the taper.

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Both pieces have been uniquely designed, with the barrel meant for flex and rebound at impact, while the handle is stiff for getting the barrel through the hitting zone quickly. The difference is that the USSSA model is more durable and stiff, which critics say allows it to “swing more like a one-piece bat without a lot of handle flex.” Also included on both models is a 12-spoke end cap and knob (“Clutch”) engineered to focus energy and return it back to the barrel; a “Positack” moisture-absorbing textured grip for reduced vibration and hand fatigue; and “Stacked” optimized multiple walls separated by Power Ply for a larger sweet spot.

Features

  • ASA-Approved (The One)
  • USSSA-Approved (The One – USSSA)
  • Half & Half Technology
  • Flex and Rebound at Impact
  • Stiff Handle
  • Quickly Gets Through Hitting Zone
  • Durability/Stiffness (USSSA)
  • Easier Swing (USSSA)
  • Clutch for Focused Energy
  • Positack for Reduced Vibration
  • Stacked Optimized Walls
  • Power Fly
  • Larger Sweet Spot

Model Variations (The One)

  • DXONE 2634-9 | 26 Ounces, 34” Length
  • DXONE 2734-9 | 27 Ounces, 34” Length
  • DXONE 2834-9 | 28 Ounces, 34” Length

Model Variations (The One – USSSA)

  • DXONU 2634-9 | 26 Ounces, 34” Length
  • DXONU 2734-9 | 27 Ounces, 34” Length
  • DXONU 2834-9 | 28 Ounces, 34” Length
  • DXONU 3034-9 | 30 Ounces, 34” Length

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Pros
  • 1

    grip is excellent, won't slip out of your hands

  • 1

    excellent pop even on lighter hits

  • 1

    large sweet spot, don't have to worry about hitting it just right

  • 1

    excellent feel at contact, solid and with very little vibration

  • 1

    slight flare at the end of the handle gives it great balance, gives you confidence

Cons
  • 2

    takes some time to break it in, can take some time to get it there

  • 1

    accumulates scratches and gouges quickly

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