Questions and Answers for 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR: F1310 Fastpitch
Why is everyone complaining about cap coming off? Has this issue been resolved?
Their has been some issues with the end cap on this model of the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR: F1310 Fastpitch bat. This is the newest model of this bat so there is no guarantee that the issue has been resolved at this time. If you are interested in this bat do keep in mind that RIP-IT does provide a '30 day Love It or Return It', which they will honor.
There seem to be a lot of complaints about bats breaking and or end caps breaking off. Has this problem been resolved in the design and manufacturing of this bat?
Rip-It has not made any changes or updates to their manufacturing process for the Prototype AIR: F1310 Fastpitch bat.
My daughter plays 12U fast pitch and is presently using a Xeno. How does this bat compare to the Xeno?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR: F1310 Fastpitch bat will be a One-Piece fully composite design. It will require a break-in period. The swing weight on this bat will be AIR Balanced with RIP-IT's AIR Technology. This model will come with a 30 Day "Love It or Return It" Program from RIP-IT. Also, it will have a full 400 Day warranty through RIP-IT. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPS Xeno: FP13X Fastpitch bat will be a Two-Piece fully composite design. With Louisvilles Slugger's S1iD Technology this bat will be game ready from Day 1 and require no break-in period. This bat will feature a Balanced Swing weight. It will have a 12 month warranty through Louisville Slugger.
I purchased this bat 2 weeks ago. My daughter loved but in her second tournament the cap came off the bat. How do I get this covered by rip it. No warranty was sent with the bat.
This would be covered under the RIP-IT 30 love it or return it policy. You can return it or get a replacement through Rip-It, and will need to contact them at (888) 957-4748. Make sure you have your receipt available for any questions they may have.
Does this bat conform to the new rules for bats and does it have the stamp for that?
Well, there are many different leagues and organizations that abide by different rules. However, for the two largest associations (ASA and USSSA), the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR: F1310 Fastpitch bat will be 100% legal for the 2013 calendar year.
Are you able to hit "jugs" ball with this bat or is it not recommended?
That all depends on the type of Jugs ball used? There are a wide variety of Jugs balls, but most will be completely safe to use with your game bat.
What is the lowest temperature composite bats can be used?
We recommend not to use composite bats below 45 degrees.
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