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Are there certain types of batters that the Insane is better for versus the regular CF5? My DD has swung the regular CF5 with fairly good results, but about to buy a new bat and this thread got me thinking about consideration for the Insane version.
Originally Posted by ahiggins1804
IMO it would be personal preference to the batter, but generally the Insane and other end loaded bats are for girls with better mechanics.
Originally Posted by happytobeme
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IMHO they need to have very good mechanics before swinging an endloaded bat. Their bat speed should also be in the upper ranges for their age group. If mechanics are lacking, especially if there are bat drag and hand dropping issues, then you will want to avoid the endloaded bat.
If possible, have the kid swing over a batspeed radar to see how much speed she looses.
The ball will most likely be hit harder and further off the insane then the regular CF5. The issue here is how often she'll successfully make hard contact with the ball in game situations. This is tough to measure doing soft toss or t-work in a demo house.
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I bought the 2013 CF5 with the new stamp. DD used it with great success over the weekend and loved it.
The 2013 Easton had 2 inches less grip which is not cool for a slapper so she chose the CF5. Sweet spots were comparative on both. The sweet spot on the Xeno was about an inch shorter (she used xenos for the last 2 seasons)