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Questions and Answers for 2014 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat: B1405
Is this bat considered a big barrel?
Yes, the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Senior League Baseball Bat (B1405) is considered a big barrel. The RIP-IT AIR features a 2 5/8" barrel.
How does the Rawlings VELO compare to this? My son currently swings a VELO -9, and is looking for a bat to transition to a -3. That's why I was checking out the RIP-IT.
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: (B1405) will be very similar to the bat he is currently using. Both models will incorporate a one-piece alloy design. However, the 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: (B1405) will have AIR technology to help increase bat speed and control. The R2 Alloy material that is used will also be able to create even more power. This model would work excellent as a transition to using BBCOR.
I have a player who's 5'8" 200 lbs. He's only 13. He has a -5 XL1. I think he should be using the XL3. I like the RIP-IT and Marucci Black 2. What do you recommend for a big boy who uses his whole body with a home run swing? I call it the double pivot explosion.
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405 Senior League) would be a great choice for a 13 year old hitter. It is very balanced and will help get the hitter faster bat speeds. The Easton XL Series would be especially great for a power hitter. It will feature a longer barrel length and an end loaded feel.
I am thirteen 5 foot 9 inches and weigh 155 pounds. I am not sure if the pop is good for me? Also i play for a 13u travel ball team and just want to hit bombs is this the bat for me?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) would be a good choice for you. The AIR technology allows for increased bat speed and control. It is very well balanced so your bat speed will increase allowing you to generate a lot of pop.
Is there any difference between the drop 8 and the drop 5 other than the obvious in terms of weight? With regards to the drop 5, is the sound when contact is made any different? Is there more or less pop in the drop 5 compared to the drop 8. My son has the drop 8 and loves the bat. Looking to purchase the drop 5.
The only difference between the 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) Senior League and the drop 8 is the weight. The bat will sound the same and perform very similarly. However, the more mass you can put behind the ball the farther it typically travels. The extra weight on the drop 5 should help increase his power if his swing speed stays the same.
I am 13 in eighth grade and 5' 100 lbs. What size do you recommend?
Based on her height and weight, we suggest a 30" model in the 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) Senior League.
How does the swing weight of the Senior Air compare to the Louisville Assault or Demarini Vexum? What do you think of this bat? How do you like it compared to the other bats mentioned?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: (B1405) will have a similar swing weight to the 2014 Louisville Slugger Assault: (SLAS14-R5). Both of these models will have an even weight distribution making it fairly easy to generate solid bat speed. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: (DXVX5) will be slightly end-loaded making it ideal for a power hitter. The weight distribution will be slightly heavier towards the end of the barrel, and will not feel as balanced as the previous models. The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: (B1405) has been extremely popular, and is a great model for power. The R2 alloy used will be very powerful, and the air technology used will also help create a faster bat speed and more control.
which has more pop, this or the rip it prototype bbcor?
Both bats will have a great amount of pop. The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) is a balanced bat where the 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR (B1403) is end-loaded.
Hey I am 13 I'm 5'6" and I weigh about 135-140 lbs. What size do you recommend me?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405). For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Which has more pop this or the -8 rip it?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) -5 and the 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1408) -8 will be made of the same materials. If you are able to swing the -5 at the same speed as the -8 you will be able to create more power due to the added weight or mass of the bat. Otherwise, their performance will be the same.
My son is 11 and says -8 is light. Would you move him to a -5 or look for a different bat?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) is made with the AIR Technology, which makes for great bat speed and control on every swing. If your son says that the -8 is light, the Senior AIR would be a great option for him make the -5 transition with since it does feature a lowered M.O.I (Moment of Inertia) and a balanced swing weight.
My son is a power hitter, and we are wondering should he get this bat or the DeMarini Voodoo Overlord? He swung the drop 5 XL1 last year when he was 13 on his 14 year old travel team. Any Recommendations?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR (B1405) Senior League has a balanced swing weight and is preferred by contact hitters. The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo OVERLORD (DXVD5) Senior League has an end loaded swing weight, which is ideal for power hitters. The Voodoo swings fairly similar to the Easton XL1.
How does the 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: B1405 Senior League compare to the Louisville slugger 2014 Attack?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: B1405 Senior League and the Louisville slugger 2014 Attack are made differently. The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: B1405 Senior League is a one-piece alloy design, which will be hot right out of the wrapping. The 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack: SLAT14-R8 Senior League is a one-piece composite design, which will take around 100-200 hits to get hot. Once the "break-in" period is over, both bats will give you similar results.
Do you all have any 2013 -5 Rip-It bats in 30"?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: B1405 Senior League is the only Rip-It we have that is available in a -5.
Is this bat better than the Easton XL1 -5?
The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR: B1405 Senior League and the Easton XL1 are both high performing bats. The 2014 RIP-IT Senior AIR is a a one-piece alloy bat that is very balanced. The Easton XL1 is a two-piece bat that is end loaded, better for a player with some power.
What other -5 can you compare this bat to?
This will be a balanced bat, so I would compare the 2014 RIP-IT Senior Air to the Marucci PreBCOR, Marucci Black 2, and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum
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