Questions and Answers for 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch
Is this bat any good for a 14U slapper?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch is extremely lightweight and well balanced, making it very easy to control for slappers. Additionally, RIP-IT provides a 30-Day "Love It Or Return It" program, so the slapper can try it out and return it for a refund if it's not a good fit.
If I purchased this from Just Bats does it come with the same Rip-it guarantee?
Yes. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 comes with the RIP-IT guarantee. The 30 day guarantee is through RIP-IT.
My daughter is almost 10 years old and is a line-drive hitter and is about to join a travel team. She needs a new bat. What would be better for her, this RIP-IT Prototype F1312, the Easton Mystique or the Mizuno Mirage. Her house league only allows one piece alloy bats
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch uses a higher grade of alloy for better performance and durability.
Why is this bat on closeout already?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch has been discontinued. They 2014 models are expected to be released in July of 2013.
I'm 12 years old, 115 pounds, 5 feet tall and I'm currently playing on 4 travel softball teams. Based on my description, do you think this would be a good bat for me? I cannot decide between this bat or the 2013 Easton Alpha. Which bat would be best for me?
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch and the Easton Alpha Fastpitch bats are very similar. Both are balanced and light swinging. If you are more of a line drive, contact hitter then either bat would work great.
Is this bat better than a composite bat? I am on a 12U travel team, and it is very competitive, so I need a bat that gets the job done.
Composites are almost always preferred over an alloy softball bat. The composites will perform better longer, and usually have more pop.
Would this bat at 32-20 be good for a 12U experienced power hitter?
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch would be a great bat for a 12U experienced power hitter.
What's a better bat for a smaller (56", 70 lb.) 10U girl the RIP-IT Prototype or RIP-IT Force Light?
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch bat and the RIP-IT Force Light: FORL1 Fastpitch bat will be similar models. They both will be one-piece aluminum designs and offer -12 sizing. The Force Light will feature a vibration dampening grip and RIP-IT's beyond composite technology. Both bats will be very balanced in swing weight. Both bats will feature RIP-IT's Exclusive 400 Day Warranty.
What is the difference between the RIP-IT Prototype -12 and the RIP-IT Elite Light -12?
The RIP-IT Prototype uses a newer R1 alloy and a newer more adhesive grip tape.
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