My daughter’s high school softball team kicks off every season by comparing new bats. I admit, conversations can get a bit heated, as we each have our own brand of preference. I took a break from this morning’s debate to sit back and listen to my fellow teammates continue the argument over which model is this year’s best. “The Louisville Slugger Xeno!” Patricia insisted, gesturing vehemently at her bat. “No, no, the Easton Synergy Speed!” Joyce countered aggressively. After a quick sip of water, I jumped right back in:
“Look, you two, rather than tell you why my bat’s exceptional, why don’t you just try it out for yourselves?” I offered my DeMarini 2019 Vendetta to Patricia. She shot Joyce one last angry look before taking a test swing.
Still awestruck, she handed my bat off to Joyce.
“Wow…” Joyce managed to finally utter.
Here’s what they experienced: the best comfort, the best balance, and the best power, perfectly integrated. That’s what I get from my DeMarini 2019 Vendetta for every swing, whether it’s during a game, or a training session.
Approved for play by the ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF, the DeMarini 2019 Vendetta caters to the needs of every player. You won’t believe how the ball springs off of it, how every swing delivers an amazing pop. You and your bat become a synchronized, homerun-hitting machine.
I know that there’s a laundry list of considerations you have to go through before picking a model, so I really appreciate how DeMarini delivers consistently on introducing high-performance bats every year. This saves me so much time when it comes to bat upgrades. It’s obvious that the brand has both a beginner’s and a seasoned player’s needs in mind. I can vividly recall my first softball season; there were so many things about a fastpitch bat I had to consider before exploring brands:
- The length and weight that’s right for my body shape and size.
- Its barrel diameter.
- Its composition (wood, aluminum, composite).
- If it’s approved by my league (USSSA).
- Various other features, such as construction, drop, etc.
Here’s how the DeMarini 2019 Vendetta compares to a competitor, the Easton 2019 FS3.
There of course are similarities, but, as you can see, the FS3 won’t give you the handy DeMarini Rotation IndexTM. This feature reminds you when it’s time to rotate your bat, helping to prolong its lifespan significantly.
As someone who’s also tried the FS3, I can tell you another big, important difference: the break-in period. Now it usually takes me a while before I grow comfortable with a new bat, but with the Vendetta, I was feeling and seeing results after just a few practices. Since taking my Vendetta to the diamond, my batting record has improved exponentially, and my coach has finally stopped complaining about my lack of bat control.
So, back to my story…
“It’s not slipping in my hands at all,” Joyce said, now refusing to return my bat.
“No wonder you’ve been hitting the ball so much farther,” Patricia mused.
“Let me give it a whirl!” Lily had wandered over to join our conversation.
It took a good fifteen minutes (after everyone on the team had a go) before I finally had my DeMarini 2019 Vendetta back in my hands.
DeMarini 2019 Vendetta has already proven its quality. I also recommend another great bat from Demarini. Click to read my review of DeMarini 2019 Juggy Bat!