2018 DeMarini Nautalai (USA)

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  1. kvander

    kvander Addicted to Softballfans

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    My buddy pulled the wrapper of his on Friday and put about 50 to 100 hits on, mixed balls. His had the same thing, two fairly large paint chips
     
  2. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    Another 50 swings and the crack is now a surface crack similar to the older flippers.

    I’m going to call next week and see if they will note my RA and give me return
     
  3. Bombdropper10

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    Sorry man but imo with that swing there's no way those balls are close to 400'
     
  4. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    And this is why it’s been a while since I posted a video

    And it will be a while longer...
     
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  5. Bombdropper10

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    And why is that? U think I'm wrong? Or do u not see what I see?
     
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    Just a nasty comment. Uncalled for.

    You have no credibility left.

    I’ll post a real video. I’ll swing a bat.

    But not for you.
     
  7. Bombdropper10

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    How do I not have any credibility left? Because I dont think your close to 400' hr comment was truthful with that particular swing in the video? An that wasnt a nasty comment just a reply to what i feel was an "uncredible" statement u made. Never said it was a bad swing or bashed the guy. Just stating I didnt think those balls were going close to 400'.
     
  8. justwhippin

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    400.... come on man..... but hey it is sbf distance
     
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  9. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    Actually I never even watched the video. Guess I missed my :rolleyes: in my comment.

    :p:p:D
     
  10. sscroggin

    sscroggin Yada Yada Yada

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    So what's the skinny on this bat? Lights out but paint flakes and it's fragile?
     
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  11. jlee

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    Pretty spot on.

    Some decent amount of flex, super soft barrel, paint durability is an issue, but hits very well.
     
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  12. sscroggin

    sscroggin Yada Yada Yada

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    I wish I wasn’t so vain. I like to keep my stuff clean. Demarini seems to be battling paint issues for the last 4 years.

    So you’re saying it’s on par with the greatest from other manufacturers?

    How’s the endload on it. You said the 28oz was heavy?
     
  13. jlee

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    I mean, every bat this year is good... you name it and it is up to par with everyone else. Nothing requires break in, stuff are legitimately hot out of the wrapper (or 50 hacks give or take).
    In comparison I usually swing a 28 oz Blue Resmondo (well broken in) and I was getting about the same exact distance with the Nautalai.

    I did say the 28 oz was heavy, but I'm beginning to think I was just exhausted from my gym workout. I picked it back up from using a friends and felt true to weight.
     
  14. bird25

    bird25 34/30 Club #25

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    Feels barrel loaded to me but swings very similar to my 28 legit xxl

    Distance with Evils is as good as the other top line bats for me
     
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  15. LaserArm

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    Nautalai is the goods. 27oz swings smooth. A little deceptive feel in the hands. Definitely midloaded. Weight feels like it's in the connection. But when in your stance it almost feels endloaded. Then you pull the trigger it feels almost balanced but in a good way. As I'm not a fan of balanced bats typically. Smooth as butter in all honesty. There might be something to this midload craze. I have a Malice that I think is supposed to be midloaded as well. That is really handle loaded like that Jeff Hall Lite from a year or two ago.
    Nautalai barrel is soft but gives some feedback. Just enough to know how you hit it. The 2018 Juggy is soft but the feel is a little more muted. All in all I'm a HUGE fan of the Nautalai. I'll be picking up another one.
    50-60 swings and there is a 1/4" x 1/2" paint chip that flaked off the barrel.
     
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  16. sscroggin

    sscroggin Yada Yada Yada

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    I want one of these but the asking price is about $40 more than everything else.
     
  17. sscroggin

    sscroggin Yada Yada Yada

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    Bit the bullet and picked up one of these beauts. Best looking bat I've seen in a while. Looking forward to swinging it tomorrow.
     
  18. sscroggin

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    This bat is the goods. I had two games last night, temps were in the 60's hitting NSA ICONS (44/400). I took the bat straight out of the wrapper and it was ready swing one. If there is any break in I seriously don't see it getting any hotter. If it does... Good night. I picked up a 26oz and it swings smooth. I sorta wish I went with a 27oz but I think it's just going to take me a bit to adjust my timing a hair. I was ahead on some of swings causing me to hit more towards the endcap. When you miss-hit, I noticed the flex in the handle (I personally like this). So far no paint issues. This bat is expensive, but right now I do not have any buyers remorse. I'll update as I get more swings on it.
     
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