2019 DeMarini Voodoo Youth Bat Review
DIAMETER: 2 5/8"
DROP: -5 and -10
2 Piece Hybrid Construction
Balanced Swing Weight
Paraflex Plus Composite Handle (Premium Feel)
X14 Alloy Barrel (Optimum Performance)
3Fusion Taper (Improved Balance)
3Fusion End Cap (Optimum Transfer of Energy)
Certified - USABAT Stamped Approved - Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AAU, AABC, USSSA & Cal Ripken
Our Summary Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
Last season, the Demarini Voodoo became one the highest reviewed hybrid USA bats on the market. The all-new USA youth bat showcases a new slick new look with the same reliable feel and effective performance. With a Paraflex Plus Composite handle & an X14 Alloy barrel, this hybrid youth bat utilizes Demarini’s 3Fusion connection technology. By design, 3Fusion will sync both components in such a way that absorbs any negative vibrating energy and redirects it back onto the big 2 5/8 barrel. It builds confidence, creates consistent level swings, and offers hitters an unmatched level of comfort not found with any other youth USA bat. Capping the top of the barrel is the 3Fusion end cap which perfectly compliments the X14 alloy material housed within the barrel. Both features will embolden the sweet spot and exploit maximum force upon the baseball. The 2019 Demarini Voodoo USA bat promises to be a solid and viable option for youth hitters.
Our Comprehensive Review Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
Last year, the 2018 Demarini Voodoo became one of the most reliable USA bats available for the inaugural USA Bat Standard season. We at 2018youthbats anticipate the new Voodoo edition to feature the same consistently productive offensive output as the year prior. The Voodoo comes with a new cosmetic color scheme as well as the same technological advancements from the first model. This bat performed very well in last season’s evaluation and garnered a second-place ranking from us out of all the 2018 USA hybrid bats. Given this model’s success, our staff held the 2019 version to a high regard expecting good results. After approximately 250+ swings making solid contact, below is our scores for the 2019 Demarini Voodoo in drop -10 & -5.
Evaluating The Pop Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
Despite having an aluminum barrel composition, the 2019 Demarini Voodoo showcased higher than average pop results rivaling the pop levels of fully composite youth USA bats. With both the -10 and -5 drop in our possession, the Voodoo bats drew consistently solid line drive contact pending the batting skills of the volunteer. One particular volunteer stated the following,
“I use a Ghost right now and I am getting more pop from this alloy bat than my composite. Easy to swing to”.
While our staff has many variables to consider when distributing a score on pop and/or distance achieved upon contact, the 2019 Demarini Voodoo definitely delivered.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 10 / 10
Calculating The Vibration Control Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
With its two-piece connection technology and composite handle, the 2019 Demarini Voodoo protected against shock vibrations for 93% of the over 300+ collisions these bats received. When accumulating the necessary data to needed for scoring this category, our staff relies on the feedback of our volunteer youth hitters. The Voodoo did a great job absorbing the negative stings and paved the way for batters to swing with full confidence.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9 / 10
Assessing the Grip & Comfort Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
Having a sound and sharp mind while taking at bats is just as important as having a strong swing. Especially for youth athletes, feelings of empowerment provide players with added mental strength and confidence at the plate. Being able to weld a youth metal bat that feel good, comfortable, and distributes quality balance/control will elevate offensive production just as much as raw power. The Voodoo was very well received in this category by our volunteer youth hitters. One particular youth batter commented,
“I love the feel of the Demarini Voodoo. I used this bat last year and nothing has changed. It’s not too heavy and gives me good balanced when I swing.”
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9 / 10
Measuring The Durability Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
After approximately 300+ hacks on the ball, the 2019 Demarini Voodoo bats in our possession showed zero signs of major structural damage. Both the -10 & the -5 displayed a handful of handling marks, scuffs, and scratches, however the integrity of the bat was never compromised.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 9 / 10
Overall Experience Of The 2019 Demarini Voodoo:
Demarini has once again produced a Voodoo model that will generate high performance for a plethora of players ranging in various ages, sizes, and skill sets. Much like last season’s evaluation, the 2019 Demarini Voodoo delivered high numbers and positive feedback from our pool of players. This USA bat proves that offensive productivity doesn’t necessarily need to come from utilizing the most expensive bat on the market.
OVERALL SCORE: 9.25 / 10