2016 DeMarini Raw Steel Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA End Loaded WTDXSTL-16

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Item#: WTDXSTL-16  |  Manufacturer: DeMarini
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2016 DeMarini Raw Steel Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA End Loaded WTDXSTL-16

The single wall Raw Steel is back! Finally! Complete with the latest ZnX Alloy handle, the 2016/2017 Steel brings you the power you demand in a single wall barrel design. The ZnX represents a uniting of zinc to aluminum to produce a heat-treatable alloy that significantly increases the material strength and ultimately gives you a stiffer feel and less flex in the taper at the point of impact. The barrel is made up of DeMarini's new, improved raw steel material for better durability, better pop, and better performance than ever before! This Raw Steel is also hot right out of the wrapper and game ready from day one!

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2016/2017 Raw Steel Single Wall Features: 

  • 2-Piece Bat Construction
  • Single Wall Seamless Carburized Steel Barrel
  • ZnX Alloy Handle
  • RCK Knob
  • Big D End Cap
  • .6mm Bat Grip
  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • 26oz has 11" Barrel Length
  • 28oz & 30oz has 12" Barrel Length
  • 2 1/4" Barrel Diameter
  • Approval Stamps: 1.20 BPF USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

2016 Flipper Aftermath 1.20
 

 
2016 Flipper Aftermath OG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approval
 
USSSA,
NSA, ISA
ASA ASA
USSSA,
NSA, ISA
ASA ASA
USSSA, ASA,
 NSA, ISA
 
Barrel
 
Divergence Composite Divergence Composite Divergence Composite  S.One   Composite  Stacked   Composite    4.One   Composite
Single Wall 
Carburized Steel
 
Handle
 
ZnX Alloy ZnX Alloy ZnX Alloy ZnX Alloy TR3 F.L.O. Composite   4.One   Composite ZnX Alloy
 
End Cap
 
Dish Dish Dish Big D Big D Big D Big D
 
Barrel Length
 
13" 12" 13" 12" 12" 13" 11"-12"
 
Swing Weight
 
Balanced End-Loaded Balanced End-Loaded End-Loaded Balanced End-Loaded
Made For    USSSA Contact   Hitters Who Like Stiff Handle      ASA Power      Hitters Who Like  Stiff Handle    ASA Contact    Hitters Who Like Stiff Handle    USSSA Power    Hitters Who Like Stiff Handle       ASA Power       Hitters Who Like  Handle Flex   Women Who   Play ASA Single Wall Only League Players
 
Release Date
 
2/1/2016 2/1/2016 2/1/2016 2/1/2016 2/1/2016 2/1/2016 4/1/2016
 
Warranty
 
One Year One Year One Year One Year One Year One Year One Year
 
Return Policy
 
100% Batisfaction
Guaranteed
100% Batisfaction
Guaranteed
100% Batisfaction
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100% Batisfaction
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100% Batisfaction
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100% Batisfaction
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  • Review by:
  • Pros: Thank you for bringing this back.
  • Cons:
  • 50 of 72 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 50 no22
  • Review by:
  • Pros: Have only hit with this once, but WOW. Swings very similar to the White Raw Steel with a similar sound. Ball jumps off the bat. If the durability holds up, this is going to be "the" bat in single wall leagues.
  • Cons: Too early to tell about durability.
  • 24 of 26 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 24 no2
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: Hot right out of the wrapper.
  • Cons: Not a huge fan of the grip.
  • 13 of 14 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 13 no1
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: The bat is great and delivered early
  • Cons: nothing
  • 15 of 20 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 15 no5
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: liked it so much bought 2
  • Cons: nothing
  • 14 of 18 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 14 no4
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: Hammered first pitch right out of the box. No break in needed.
  • Cons: None
  • 12 of 15 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 12 no3
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: First off, the customer service was outstanding. Very friendly and quickly shipped! The bat was in great shape upon receiving and was ready to hit. I took it to the field right away to get some swings in and it instantly felt great. I've used this bat in a weekend tournament and in a double header and let me tell you that it does not disappoint! The power is outstanding and you can really control the ball in any direction you like very easy with the bat. I've hit 7 homers in 2 days and already the other team is checking to make sure its "legal" lol. I've used it and can't wait til the next time
  • Cons:
  • 9 of 11 found this review helpful.
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  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: Demarini makes the best softball bats right now. By far I see them on the field most, as well as Miken. The Raw Steel is a great bat and adds a much needed bat that I can use anywhere at any time and know that it will produce results. This is the ultimate softball bat.
  • Cons:
  • 7 of 9 found this review helpful.
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  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: Unreal pop of the steel barrel with all softballs and all conditions. No break in period.
  • Cons: Hard to find.
  • 8 of 11 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 8 no3
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: Good bat in any weather, would definitely recommend this bat.. 4th at bat with it and hit the fence.. Nice pop out the wrapper
  • Cons: Weak grip on it, but that's a 4 dollar fix....
  • 3 of 4 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 3 no1
  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: 52/300 tattoos are what we use in my leagues, this bat has about the largest sweet spot out of any bat i have used the last few seasons, great for going the other way or for late games or rainy games when the ball softens up. Also seems like it has more pop on slower bat speeds compared to composites my lady friend hits the ball farther and more consistent with this bat than any other. i would recommend it as 1 of the bats to carry with you as a placement bat dont expect a ton of home runs out of it.
  • Cons: if you generate a lot of power in your swing you dont have as much distance compared to bats like a torch or juggy.
  • 1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: Great grip, really good feel through the wrist snap. Bat was ready to go, no break in
  • Cons: No cons.
  • 1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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  • Pros: 4 at bats in, one no doubt home run, goodles pop, only have about 25 swings with it so far, great weight distribution for power
  • Cons: Unsure of durability at this time
  • 0 of 0 found this review helpful.
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  • Pros: After 100 hits, bat is on fire. Best single aluminum bat out there.
  • Cons: None
  • 0 of 0 found this review helpful.
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  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: It has that late 90's college World Series "ping" sound when you hit the sweet spot.
  • Cons: The before mentioned sweet spot is about the size of a nickel. This bat is just awful. No pop, no distance. Very unforgiving bat. I would not buy this again or recommend it to anyone. I don't expect the same performance as a composite but never did I expect it to such a dud. I still bring it to my metal only leagues but less and less people are swinging it and after last week, I'm done with it.
  • 5 of 34 found this review helpful.
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  • Review by:
    Verified Purchaser
  • Pros: This bat is great for hitting mush balls that we use in our bar league. But a word of caution, this bat is super end loaded. It is meant for advanced players only. And when I mean advanced players I mean big wreck hitters who can control the balance and weight of this bat. If your a novice you might have trouble controlling this bat. But if your a heavy hitter tell the infield to watch out because the ball is going to come at them super hard.
  • Cons: Not meant for novice players.
  • 6 of 51 found this review helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? yes 6 no45



  • Have ASA and or USSSA regulations changed that would make this bat illegal for 2018 or beyond?
  • Asked by Dom
  • Nope. There are currently no plans to change any softball bat standards.
  • Answered by Mike
  • Does the 2016 Demarini Steel come in balanced swing weight?
  • Asked by Matthew Abreu
  • The Raw Steel is not offered in a balanced swing weight.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • what are the wall thickness dimensions of this new design ? As you know when the old design for RAWS and WHITES was changed for the 2012 season the walls were so thin that every one sold either dented or cracked , sometimes in the first game used. I hesitate to buy this version for fear of the same flaw. I found a leftover brand new 2014 RAW in March 2016 , started using it in May 2016 and by game 3 it was flatspotted already . I have cracked or flatsoptted 10 bats since 2012 so unless these 2016 models are thicker walled then I can not take a chance . Thank you
  • Asked by bob
  • The 2014 model did have a manufacturer's flaw which is why it was discontinued so quick. DeMarini is now making this bat in house rather than outsourced. To find the exact details you are looking for you will need to contact DeMarini directly.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • It says the 26oz has an 11 inch barrel, and the 28oz and 30oz has a 12 inch barrel. Will that affect the sweet spot of the bat?
  • Asked by Sean
  • Yes, the 28oz. and 30oz. will have a slightly bigger sweet spot.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Does this bat have the demarini rotational index? I don't see it on the barrel anywhere
  • Asked by Kurt
  • DeMarini did not put a rotational index on this bat at this time.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • You guys had some up for pre order and I was going to buy one, but now I don't see them available for pre order. When will you have more for pre order and when will they arrive?
  • Asked by Chaz
  • We sold our first batch of Raw Steels and are awaiting an arrival date for our second batch. As of today (March 28th, 2016) we do not know when we will receive more Raw Steel softball bats. We are receiving a bunch of calls and emails about the arrival date of the next round of bats, but as of right now we do not know when more will come in. The best thing to do is check this page for updates. We will update this page with the expected arrival date as soon as we know when that will be.
    Customer who Pre Ordered this bat for 4-1-16 delivery will receive their bats on 4-1-16.
  • Answered by Mike - Bat Expert
  • What's the difference between the raw steel and the white steel? and will you guys be carrying the white steel when it comes out?
  • Asked by Johnny
  • The White Steel has a composite handle while the Raw Steel has an alloy handle. DeMarini has not informed us of any new White Steels being released in the near future.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Want to make sure that this is still a single wall aluminum (steel) barrel. The new way they make the barrel seems a little suspicious. would this still work in a single wall aluminum/steel league?
  • Asked by Sean
  • The 2016 DeMarini Raw Steel WTDXSTL-16 will be a single wall alloy bat. It is a two piece design with an alloy handle and alloy barrel.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Will you have any available in store on 4/1/16?
  • Asked by ZMAN
  • The day that we have them available online will be the day that they are available at Home Run Park. If they are not available online, they will not be available in store.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • How can I preorder this bat and is there a limit I can preorder?
  • Asked by Scott
  • UPDATED: Pre Orders begin March 18th, 2016.
  • Answered by Kevin (Customer Service)
  • Why is this not listed on the Demarini website?
  • Asked by Steve
  • The Raw Steel just launched for advertising on 2/1/16 and isn't available for pre order until 3/18/16, so DeMarini probably just hasn't gotten around to it yet.
  • Answered by Kris (Bat Expert)

Product SpecsProduct Info
Deals:Closeout
Material:Aluminum
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4" Diameter Barrel
Model Year:2017
Product Keywords:Dual ASA/USSSA