Questions and Answers for RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1303A *BLEM GRIP*
Will you guys restock with more sizes soon?
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR (B1303A) Adult *BLEM GRIP* was a limited time offer due to the blemished grip. The 31" 28 oz option is the last size we have left and we will not be getting any more in stock.
Would you say this is more for a power hitter or contact hitter?
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR (B1303A) has one of the lightest swing weights on the market and is best suited for contact hitters.
Would you say this is more of a bat for a power hitter or contact hitter?
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR (B1303A) features a balanced swing weight, which is typically preferred by contact hitters.
What is the difference in the B1303A and B1403A?
The RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1303A) is the 2013 model which features R1 alloy whereas the RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) is the 2014 model featuring the upgraded R2 alloy. The *BLEM GRIP* indicates a slight dis-colorization of the grip on the handle
Is the bat legal for high school use with the word DEMO on it?
Yes, the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Air *BLEM GRIP* (B1303A) is BBCOR approved which means it will be legal for play in High School.
Is this balanced or end loaded?
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR (B1303A) *BLEM GRIP* features a balanced swing weight design.
What color is the grip vs. the standard color? Meaning, what color is the blemished grip?
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: (B1303A) Adult *BLEM GRIP* models feature grip tape that is slightly off-white in color. In many cases, the difference in color is very slight. I have included links to both grip pictures for you to compare the difference: Blem Grip (http://goo.gl/uCC4qY) vs. Normal Grip (http://goo.gl/04T1qB).
Has this bat been used before since it says it is a demo?
This 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* has not been used. It may be listed under the Demo Bats filter, but these models are brand new and still carry the 30 Day Guarantee and 400 Day Warranty through RIP-IT. The only difference between this and the other B1303A models we sell is the blemished grip.
Will this bat perform the same as the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult? In other words, is the barrel on this bat the exact same and is the only difference the off colored grip?
Yes. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* is identical to the other B1303A models aside from the grip. The Blem Grip models are also still backed by the same warranty and performance guarantee from RIP-IT.
Is this bat still brand new? In other words, is there anything wrong with it other than the discolored grip?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* is a new bat. The slight grip discoloration will be the only blemish.
What does blem grip mean?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* is being discounted due to a discolored grip. It is still a new bat that will have a 400 Day Warranty through RIP-IT. There is a picture on the product page of what a Blem Grip looks like.
When you guys say discolored, is it just dirty, or is it bad where there's no traction?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* will have the grip be slightly darker in color. It will not look brand new white.
What's the difference between this bat and the other 2013 rip-it Air? And why are they different prices?
This 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR "Blem Grip" is discounted because the grip on the bat is disclored. There is no difference in the construction of the bat.
Does this bat have USSSA stamp making it legal to use in USSSA tournaments?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* is a BBCOR bat, so it will not have the USSSA BPF 1.15 performance mark on the barrel. If your player's division in USSSA permits the use of a -3, BBCOR certified bat, this would be approved.
I am trying to decide between this and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum, which one would you say for someone new to BBCOR?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult and the 2014 Vexxum are both balanced BBCOR bats. If you like a two-piece design that offers more flex get the Vexxum. If you like a one-piece bat, which will have a stiffer feel get the RIP-IT BBCOR AIR.
Which is better the 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR AIR or 2013 DeMarini CF5?
Both are great balanced bats. The 2013 DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece bat which will help increase bat speed and cut down on vibration, whereas the Rip-It Prototype Air is a one-piece model.
Does it come with a warranty?
Yes, it does. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* is being discounted due to a discolored grip. The bat is still backed by an exclusive 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty and comes with RIP-IT's 30 day "Love It or Return It" performance guarantee.
Why is this bat cheaper, because of blem grip? And what is blem grip?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult *BLEM GRIP* has a slightly discolored grip and therefore is available at a reduced price.
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