Questions and Answers for Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch
My daughter is 6'2", 210 lbs. 14U power hitter. What bat and what drop would you recommend?
Our Bat Coach suggests a 33" or 34" bat for your daughter. The drop would depend on what she felt most comfortable with, possibly a (-8) or (-9). The Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat and the 2014 DeMarini CF6: DXCF8 Fastpitch bat would be very good options for her.
For a 5'2" 142 lbs. 14U, what size and weight would you recommend? She had a 32", -9 Anderson Rocketech FP and loved it. She is thinking of trying a 33" of the same bat.
A 32" bat length is recommended for her size. If she has the bat speed to move up to the 33" in the Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat that would be ideal. She has already built a good relationship with the bat and its feel. Stick with it!
For a 5' 6" 160 pound 14u girl, what size would you recommend?
She should be swinging a 33" Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch.
For a 5'10" 140 lbs girl who is a power hitter, would you recommend the DeMarini CF5 or the Rocketech FP? And what size of bat would you recommend?
Typically end loaded bats such as the Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch are best suited for a power hitter. Based on her height and weight we recommend a 34" 24 oz. bat.
I have a daughter that is 13 years old, 5'2'' and 105 lbs. What length and weight would you recommend?
Based on her size, a 32" 23 oz. model of the Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat is recommended.
My daughter is 5'4 and about 130 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 32" 23 oz. Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch.
What is the model number of this bat, I am unable to find it to cross reference the NCAA Approved Bat List.
The model number and name of this product is Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch.
I am 5'3" and weigh about 135lbs. I am also a power hitter and currently swing a 33" 23 oz. DeMarini CF5. I would like to get a 33" 24 oz. Anderson Rocketech FP but I was wondering if it would be recommended despite my height and weight?
I love the DeMarini CF5's for the insanely balanced product. I love the Anderson RockeTech FP for the amazing pop. If you have the DeMarini CF5 I would get the Anderson RockeTech as well. You can't go wrong either way,
My daughter is 5'2 about 130 pounds. What size bat should I order?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 32" Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch,
My daughter is 5'8 140 lbs and a natural lefty and slapper. What size of this bat would you recommend?
We recommend a 33" Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch.
I have a 2010 version of this bat and I am looking to get another for my other child. Has there been any major changes in these bats outside of paint color?
The Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP uses a new multi-wall technology for improved durability and performance.
Are the new RocketTech bats end loaded or balanced?
The Anderson RockeTech FP will be a balanced bat.
My daughter is 5'8" and weighs 134 lbs.What size bat should we get?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" 24 oz. model in the Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat. For further information on sizing, please visit out Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is this bat good for cold and hot weather, also my daughter is 5'1 106 pounds, what size would you recommend.
The Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat is an alloy design and you should follow the manufacturer guidelines on what temperatures it can be used. Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" 23 oz model.
Is this the 2012 or 2013 bat?
The Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat is a 2012 model.
I need to replace a bat and the model number is 017019. Is this the same bat? Anderson Rocketech Nanotek Bat.
Here is the full name and model number of the bat you are trying to replace. Anderson RockeTech FP -9 Fastpitch Softball Bat - 017019. That is a different model than the Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch.
Other than graphics, what are other differences from the 2004 Rocket Tech?
Every manufacture improves their technology every year. The Anderson RockeTech FP uses a new multi-wall technology for a more durable bat. It is also more balanced than the previous RockeTech's for a player who needs to increase their bat speed.
What is the differences between the RockeTech and the RocketFlex? Daughter is 10 years, 5'4", 125lbs. Strong, but not sure if she is ready to be swinging a -9. Will the RockeTech or RocketFlex be more suited for her? Release date for RocketFlex?
The Anderson RockeTech FP is a fully aluminum bat, whereas the Anderson RocketFlex will be a two-piece bat with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. They will be released in November.
Is the 2011 Rocketech also approved for NCAA play in 2013 and 2014?
The 2011 Rocketech does not appear on any banned bat lists and should still be legal for NCAA play in the coming years.
My daughter likes balanced bats. Is this bat end loaded or balanced? If it's end loaded is it slightly or truly end-loaded.
The Anderson RckeTech is slightly end loaded.
can this bat be used in college.
Yes, the Anderson RockeTech FP is approved for college play.
HOW DOES 2012 COMPARE TO THE 2009 VERSION?
The 2012 Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch bat is going to very similar to the 2009 version, but it will be made from an upgraded multi-wall alloy and offer some new technology.
My daughter is 14 and I am looking for a 32/23. She recently picked up a 2007 Rocketech at a tournament and was hitting bombs to the outfield. She loves it. What is the difference betweeen the 2007 and the new 2012?
The 2012 Anderson Rocke Tech FP uses newer technology for more pop and decreased vibration.
Which would you recommend the Anderson RockeTech or NanoTek? My daughter is 6'1" and about 180lbs.
The Anderson RockeTeck and the Anderson NanoTek are both high performing and top of the line fastpitch softball bats. The suggested length for your daughter would be a 34" bat. They have a few main differences. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
WIll this bat be legal for the 2013 year? Does it have the stamp needed?
Thank you for your question. The 2012 Anderson RockeTech FP does have the new USSSA 1.20 BPF stamp and the current ASA stamp as well. It will be legal in 2013.
My daughter is 15 years old and is 5 ft. tall weighs 110 lbs. What bat size and weight do you recommend?
Based on her height and weight, a 31 inch model would be recommended. Weight of the bat comes down to how strong she is, hitting style, and what size bat she is currently using. A weight around 21 ounces would be most common.
How does the 2012 bat differ from the 2007?
There have been a few minor changes. Since 2007, Anderson had upgraded the endcap to help reduce vibration and they have given it a new grip to help improve the overall feel.
How much does this 2012 version differ from the 2011?
The 2012 and 2011 RockeTech bats will be similar in material, design and weight distribution. Nothing has really changed.
Is the bat end loaded?
The 2012 Anderson RockeTech is slightly end loaded.
How does it hold up in colder weather?
It is really recommended not to use any bat in temperatures around 50 degrees or lower. However, since this bat is alloy it can withstand colder temperatures a little bit better than composite materials.
My daughter is 11 years old, and is around 5" tall and weighs about 85 pounds. What size bat do you recommend? Thanks.
Based on your daughter's height and weight, we recommend a 31" 21oz bat.
My daughter is 13 years old 5' 7" 160lbs power hitter. What size bat do you recommend?
Based on your daughter's height and weight, I would suggest going with a 33" bat. If you need more help in trying to select the right size of bat for your daughter, feel free to use our bat coach feature located on our web page!
My daughter is 12 years old 5'2" and 105 lbs. What size RockeTech would you recommend?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 32" bat.
My daughter is 14 5'11" about 120lbs. She is a power hitter. what size RockeTech do you recommend?
With her height, and given the fact that she is a strong, power hitter, I think a 34 inch RockeTech would be a good choice.
Is that bat currently legal for USSSA play in 2013?
Yes. It has the new USSSA BPF 1.20 stamp. To see what it looks like, see the small product image to the right of the main image.
is it end loaded or balanced?
The KRKTFP is a balanced bat
This bat isn't showing up on the legal bat list for NCAA is that true or is it legal? I just bought it and I want to use it for college.
The new NCAA approved list will be coming out March 15th. This bat will be on the new list and is approved for NCAA.
Will the 2012 RockeTech be on the approved list coming out on March 15?
Yes, this bat will be on the new list. This bat is approved for NCAA and High School.
What is the model#.Daughter signed Nat Letter of Intent in Jan.Her old Rocketech is 3-4 years old.Want to get another one that is NCAA approved.
The model number on this bat is #017022. This bat is approved and will be on the new updated approved NCAA list coming out soon.
How does it compare to the CF5 DeMarini?
There are actually some considerable differences. The Rocketech is a one-piece alloy bat with a multi wall barrel. The CF5 is a two-piece all composite bat. Both are very high performing bats, but it depends on what type of hitter you are. A stronger power hitter may have more success with the Rocketech, where a player who's not as powerful may have better luck with the CF5.
Is this bat succeptable to the same damage as a composite bat if used in a batting cage (with yellow dimple balls)?
Yes it is. Since it is an alloy bat, the heavier, more dense dimpled balls could cause your bat to dent and decrease the lifespan of your bat. If possible, I would suggest using a separate bat for use in the batting cage that is the same length and weight of your current bat to help protect the life of this bat.
What is the model # on this. I purchased a Model #017022 and is not listed on the approved bat list for NCAA Championships. Is this correct?
The model number on this bat is KRKTFP. The one you purchased is the same as this bat.
Does this bat need to be broken or can i use it as soon as i get it?
This bat can be used as soon as you get it
Does Anderson still do the Proof Is At The plate offer? I did not see it on the Anderson website.
No, Anderson no longer offers the Proof At the Plate program anymore.
How does this one compare to the 2004 model? The '04 model was a very nice hot bat and lasted.
They have not really changed much more than graphics in numerous years. Why alter what works?
Rocketech or nanotech ? my daughter is 13 and a power hitter. not sure if she can handle a -9 bat. She is 5 foot 6 and 140lbs not sure which bat to choose.
Really, both would be excellent. The deciding factor would come down to the weight she can handle. If you don't think she can handle the -9 then I would go with the Nano.
If I order this bat this week, do you think I will get it before Christmas? I live in Tampa, FL.
Yes. We ship very fast and orders arrive within 2-5 days.
we have been using the rocket tech bat since the 2nd one came out we have had really good luck with it but the 2011 just didnt hold up it kept getting dents on it will the 2012 hold up better?
I had never heard of that issue with the 2010 models. Anderson is an excellent company always striving to be better.
how long and whats the weight on this bat
Depends on the length and weight you need. But it is a -9 length to weight ratio, for instance a 32" would be 23ounces.
My daughter tried a composite bat didn't have much luck she has a Easton aluminum bat does a lot better. Does this bat have the pop I'm looking for? She is 15 years old playing high school fast pitch. I think I want to stay with a metal bat what is your opinion?
This will be a great aluminum bat with plenty of pop.
Is the 2012 more end loaded than the 2011? I see where you said it is the same bat, but reviews on other sites say that the 2012 "feels" more endloaded than the 2011, even though I can't find anything stating that it truly is.
To be honest, it is hardly noticeable. I've heard a few customers say it feels a little more end-loaded, but I've talked to others who say they haven't noticed a difference. Anderson says the weight distribution and balance should be close to the same.
My daughter has use the RockeTech for 3 years - she is do for a new bat - should she stay with a new RockeTech or is the NanoTek better
If she has has good luck with the RockeTech, I'd stay with what she feels most comfortable with.
Where do you show your demo bats for sale?
On the left hand side of the website, there is a section called shop by deals. Click on Demo Bats and select the category you are searching for (fastpitch).
How much wear and tear do the demo bats have?
Each Demo bat is slightly different. Some only hit like 2-3 times. Some used about 50-100 hits. Our demos are priced according to condition.
did anderson change this bat from 2011.the pricesure went down from the past is the only reason i ask
No, they have not changed anything on the bat. It's still the smoking hot bat it's always been. They are just keeping the prices down to help customers.
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