Questions and Answers for 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A
For a power hitter should I get the Rip-It AIR or the Rip-It AIR Elite?
Both the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) and the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) would be nice options. The stiff design of the B1403A would be a bit more preferred by a power hitter but both are nice options.
My son will be 12 at the end of this month. He is about 5 ft (my guess)and weighs about 118 lbs. He is really strong (usually hits 3-5 in the lineup). What bat would you suggest?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) is a great choice for a power hitter. The one-piece, balanced design is ideal for a batter that hits 3rd to 5th in the line up.
I was thinking about either getting this Rip-It Air or an Easton s1. I am more of a contact hitter. Which bat should i get?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) will be a one-piece design which is typically preferred by power hitters. The Easton S1 will be a two-piece design which will give a contact hitter more trampoline effect off the barrel. So I would recommend the Easton S1 if you are a contact hitter.
I was wondering about buying this bat or the 2014 VELO. Which one do you recommend? I'm about 5' 10" 216 lbs. I bat third and I'm usually a line drive hitter. Which one is best for me?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) and the 2014 VELO are very balanced, high quality aluminum bats. Really, you cannot go wrong with either one, there isn't one that is definitively better. However, RIP-IT does have an awesome 30 day guarantee that allows you to try out the model and send it back for a full refund if you don't love it.
I am 5 foot 6 and weigh 150 pounds. What bat size should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend the 32 inch length of the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) Adult bat.
I am 5' 6" and 125 lbs. What size would you recommend?
We would suggest a 31 inch 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) based on your height and weight.
My son is 17 yrs old and 6'1" 208 lbs. He is looking at the 2014 5150 VELO to replace last year's model, but the RIP-IT and Easton MAKO look like good bats as well. He's a line drive hitter and plays wood bat summer and fall. Also wondering if he should move from 33" to 34".
If your son likes the feel of the Rawlings VELO, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) is very similar in feel and performance. The Easton MAKO is also very high performing. It will have more flex than the VELO or the RIP-IT. We recommend a 34" for his height and weight.
How does the Rip-It Air compare to the Easton Mako?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) and the 2014 Easton MAKO (BB14MK) are tough to compare because they are completely different by design. The AIR is a one-piece alloy design that has a stiffer flex and an alloy barrel. The MAKO is a two-piece composite design that has more flex to it. Both bats are great options and top of the line in their respective design categories.
I'm 5'7 and 110 pounds and I'm a contact hitter should I get this bat or the Prototype? Also what are the main differences?
For a contact hitter, such as yourself, I would recommend the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) due to its very balanced swing weight. The 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR (B1403) features a slightly end loaded swing weight, which is geared towards power hitters.
How would this bat compare to the 2014 Easton XL3 BBCOR and the Anderson Ignite BBCOR?
All three of these models are one-piece alloy designs, but the XL3 features the longest barrel/sweet spot. That extended barrel design gives the XL1 a slightly end loaded swing weight which is generally better for a power hitter. The Anderson Ignite and 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) Adult are much more balanced and allow you to achieve higher swing speeds. If you're interested in the RIP-IT AIR, you can try it risk-free with their 30 Day "Love It or Return It" Guarantee.
Which Rip-It Prototype Air is better between the 2013 or the 2014 model or the Elite?
All three bats are quality products. The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) features an upgraded "R2 Alloy" that is slightly more durable than the R1 alloy used on the 2013 "Prototype." The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) features the R2 alloy in the barrel but is a hybrid design that features a composite handle. This two-piece design can help reduce sting and vibration to the hands and can create increased bat head speeds due to it's flew through the zone. The stiffer RIP-IT AIR single piece would be more desirable for a power hitter.
On the return policy, can you hit with it and return it if you didn't like it?
The 30-day "Love It or Return It" policy does cover bats that have been used. Outside of that initial thirty days, any returns would be based on a warranty replacement basis.
Which of these two bats, the Air and the Air Elite) is most like the Rawlings 5150? I am looking for a replacement but also for something a little better balance wise.
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) Adult is most like the Rawlings 5150. The Air is a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight.
Which bat would be better for me. I'm a contact and power hitter. The 2014 Rawlings VELO? Or the 2014 RIP-IT Air I want the bat to be balanced.
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR: (BBV3) is going to have an air balanced swing weight for faster bat speed and more control. This particular model would work very well for a contact hitter, and it will be extremely balanced. The R2 alloy used in its composition is also very powerful and you will see a lot of pop off this bat. The 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR: BBV3 is also going to be a one piece alloy balanced bat. It uses precision optimized performance technology that will also be very suitable for a contact gap hitter.
Is there any difference in the performance when comparing the AIR and AIR Elite? Which is better suited for a power hitter?
Yes, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A Adult) will be the one-piece design and the AIR Elite will have the two-piece design. The feel between these two will be slightly different during contact. For a power hitter, I would highly recommend the AIR Elite. The R2 composite is fairly stiff and tends to be favored by power hitters.
What is the difference between this and the Air Elite?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) Adult is a one-piece alloy design with a balanced swing weight. The Air Elite is a two-piece hybrid design with balanced swing weight. The RIP-IT AIR Elite has an R2 alloy barrel and R2 composite handle.
i am 5'8" and weigh about 115 pounds. I'm a contact and power hitter would this bat be good for me?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) features a balanced swing weight,typically preferred by contact hitters. The one-piece alloy design will provide a stiffer feel when the ball makes contact with the barrel, which power hitters tend to love. This would be a great bat for you.
My son is 5'8"; 180 lbs. Last season he was swinging a DeMarini Voodoo, 32", -5. He is currently swinging a 32", -3 wood in winter workouts. He liked the feel of the Louisville Slugger Attack -3 (2013) that he tried at a bat show before the 2014 Attacks were out. Which RIP-IT bat would feel most like the Attack and be a good transition from the DeMarini -5 that he used last season? Also, is the 32", -3 the appropriate bat length and weight for his size?
Yes, a 32" 29 oz. or even the 31" 28 oz. would be perfect for his size. The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult would feel very light and balanced like the Attack he swung. Although, no RIP-IT bats will feature any composite barrels like the Attack does. Another great RIP-IT model would be the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite BBCOR.
I'm 13 and play travel ball. I'm a lefty, I hit for both power and contact. Would this be a good bat for me?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) would be a great option. It features a balanced swing weight, which is great for contact hitters. The one-piece alloy design also provides a stiffer feel, which power hitters also like.
My son is 15 years old. He is 5'11'' and 175 pounds. What length bat do you recommend? I was thinking 32.5" or 33" RIP-IT.
Based on his height and weight we recommend a 33" 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A).
My kid has been using the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult 33 inch bat for the last couple of years. It is time to get a bigger bat. Which Rip-it model would be comparable to the older Rip-it bat?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult bat would be most like the older Prototype II BBCOR.
My son is 13, 5'9" 160 lbs. He is more of a power hitter. Which would be a better choice the 2014 Elite or the AIR?
The one-piece design of the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is best suited for a power hitter. The two-piece design of the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult is better for a contact hitter.
Is the warranty as good as they make it sound?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult has a 30 day love it or return it program and a 400 day full manufacturer guarantee. If something happens to the bat or you do not like it you can return it to Rip-It for a refund in those first 30 days. If anything happens to the bat after the 30 days you are covered with the 400 day manufacturer warranty.
Should I get the Rip-It Air or Rip-It Air Elite? I'm not a big power hitter and more of a contact and singles type of hitter. I was planning on getting the air but still haven't decided.
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult and the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult have balanced swing weights. The Air Elite has a two-piece design which is typically preferred by contact hitters.
What is the difference between this and the 2013 model? Is this a good bat for a 5'3'' 95lbs. contact hitter?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult features a new R2 Alloy. This would be a good choice for a contact hitter because it is a balanced bat.
I like this bat but I I also like the 2014 Velo.. Which one do you recommend I get? This will my first year with bbcor in games
Both the 2014 Rip-IT BBCOR Air and the Rawlings VELO are very balanced models. I would recommend going with the one which you have had most success with in the past.
Is this bat very similar to the VELO? I currently have the VELO and did not really like it so I went back to my older bat the XL3. Would you reccomend the RIP-IT even though I did not like the VELO?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is balanced like the VELO. We recommend the 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult. It is slightly end loaded like the Easton XL3.
Is the 2014 model any different from the 2013 model in terms of balance, barrel length, and/or response?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult and the 2013 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR are both going to have the same barrel length and balance, but the new R2 alloy is supposed to be more responsive.
I see the 2014 uses R2 and the 2013 uses R1. What is the difference? Does it have more pop, stronger, larger sweet spot? What makes it better than the 2013.
The new R2 Aluminum used in the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Aduldt is going to be a more responsive and longer lasting alloy than the R1 alloy was.
Which has the lowest MOI, the 2014 RIP-IT Air or the Easton Xl1 ?
The Easton XL1 BBCOR is an end loaded bat, whereas the Rip-It BBCOR Air is a balanced bat.
Which 2014 RIP-IT model is the most similar to the Rawlings 5150?
This 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is most similar to the 5150. Both bats are very balanced, one-piece alloys.
Whats the difference between the 2013 and 2014 model?
The 2013 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR uses R1 alloy, whereas the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR uses a higher quality R2 alloy.
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Air or Velo, which bat has lowest MOI for the contact hitter?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult and the Rawlings Velo are both going to be very balanced one-piece bats, with almost identical MOI's.
My son is 15 years old, 6 feet tall, and 155 lbs. Would this bat be a good fit and if so, what length would you recommend?
Yes, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult would be a great balanced bat for your son. I would suggest getting him a 33" 30 oz. bat.
Which bat is more of a power bat? This one or the 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult, or the 2014 rip-it prototype elite?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR: B1403 adult will be more end loaded for power, whereas the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR and BBCOR AIR ELITE will be more balanced.
What is the difference between this bat and the 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is a balanced bat and uses R2 alloy, The 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult is slightly end loaded and uses R1 Allloy.
Which bat is better, the Easton XL1 BBCOR or The RIP IT BBCOR AIR. My son is 12 yrs old, 5' 4" tall, and is 135 pounds. He is a power hitter.
For a power hitter the Easton XL1 BBCOR is going to be the bat for your son.
Does this bat have a light and balanced feel for contact hitters or more of a heavy and end-loaded feel for power hitters?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult will be a balanced bat, which is made for contact hitters.
How would you compare this bat to the 2014 BBCOR DeMarini Voodoo Paradox?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult bat is a very balanced, one-piece alloy while the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo is a slightly end loaded, two-piece hybrid. The Voodoo still has more flex during the swing; even with the stiffer Paradox composite. Typically contact hitters utilize balanced bats more efficiently and power hitters benefit more from an end loaded model. To decide which bat is right for you, I pick the model that is most similar to the bats you've used successfully in the past.
Is this bat legal for high school play in 2014?
Yes, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is legal for all high school baseball in 2014.
Which of the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR bats would most benefit a power hitter?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is slightly end loaded and would be better for a player with power. The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is more balanced.
Will this bat have better performance and durability than the Easton S1?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult will be very similar in durability and performance. One of these bats will not be better than the other.
I'm 14 5'8" and around 145 lbs. I swing a 32" Marucci Black 2 and I'm hitting well with it. What size do you think would be best for me?
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 32" 29 oz. 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult.
What is the lightest swinging Rip-It and supplies the most power?
The 2014 Rip-It BBCOR Air is the lightest swinging Rip-It.
What is the lightest swinging RIP-IT bat?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult bat features one of the lightest and balanced swing weights.
Are all RIP-IT bats made in the USA?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult and all other RIP-IT bats are made in the USA.
I'm a 15 year old line drive/power hitter. Should I buy this bat or wait for the RIP-IT AIR Elite?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is one-piece bat, best suited for a power hitter. The RIP-IT Air Elite is a two-piece bat, designed for a contact hitter.
Is the RIP- IT AIR ELITE worth the wait? And what are the differences between the RIP-IT AIR and the RIP-IT AIR Elite?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is a one-piece alloy bat. the RIP-IT AIR Elite it s two-piece bat. Both use top of the line alloy in the barrel.
Will you guys be getting any RIP-IT Air Elite Bats?
Yes, we will be getting the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult in 1-3 weeks.
I hear it's a 50% chance that RIP-IT Air is known for the end cap to break or crack. True or false?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult bat will not have that high of a chance for the end cap to come off. I actually have not had any complaints about the end cap at this time.
What is the difference between the RIP-IT B1403 and this besides the price?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult bat will be much more light in swing weight and feel very balanced. The B1403 Prototype will be slightly end loaded and not feel as light during the swing.
When will there be a 32" model in stock?
We should be getting more of the 32" models shortly in the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult bat. You can put your email down to be contacted when more come back in stock.
What's the difference between this years model and last years model?
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult uses a new, more responsive R2 Alloy and the 2013 just uses the R1 Alloy.
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