Pros: This is my second ripit bat (had the first prototype bat also), and I love the way they perform. Their customer service is also spectacular.
RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR Baseball Bat: PROB2
Great bat right out of the wrapper
This bat does not need to be broken-in
Pros: This is my second ripit bat (had the first prototype bat also), and I love the way they perform. Their customer service is also spectacular.
Pros: Well-balanced bat with tremendous pop. HUGE sweet spot. The grip is very comfortable and molds to your hand when you grip the bat...i feel like i get better bat control because of it.
Pros: Great balance,Great pop,is by FAR,the best bbcor bat out there,and we have been thru them all.OUTSTANDING bat,And the people at RIP IT are top notch.Could not be happier.A++++++++
Cons: Wish we were the only team that has them
Pros: Great bat with a lot of pop. Best BBCOR bat by far. Also has a great grip.
Pros: Looks good, Nice grip but thats it.
Cons: Hit about 30 balls in practice and started hearing something loose inside. About 20 more hits and the end cap busted. Sending back for a refund. Bought a Voodoo.
Pros: Best bat we have on our team. Hits as good or better than every other bat, and has a much bigger sweet spot.
Pros: Son has used many different high dollar bats, top brand names and none is as productive as the rip-it.Used to use easton bats only and have come to like the rip-it best.Felt that the new rules would really take the pop away but the new rip-it has plenty.
Pros: FOUND THE RIGHT BAT FOR ME,I AM 5FT'10 225LB. AND LOVE THE POP THAT THE PROTOTYPE 2 HAS.GREAT JOB ON THE NEW 2012 LOVED THE 2011 ALSO.AT 15 LOOKING FORWARD TO MY SECOND VARSITY SEASON WITH THE NEW PROTOTYPE.
Cons: HAVE NOT FOUND ANY CONS BUT WITH THEIR 30 DAY POLICY I AM SURE I WILL BE FINE.
Pros: GREAT FEEL AND BALANCE LOVE THEPROTOTYPE 2.RIP-IT 30 DAY POLICY PROVES THEY ARE CONFIDENT IN THEIR PRODUCT.
Cons: NOT SENDING THIS BAT BACK.
Pros: good pop and well balanced until something happened
Cons: first 10 swings the end cap snapped in half and flew across the infield not a durable bat at all
Pros: I just got this bat and i used it and... There is absolutely no sting, tons of pop!!!! Looks really cool. Grip feels great. can get around on the ball really fast!! Even if you don't like (which shouldn't happen) you can return it within 30 days. Buy it!!!!
Cons: what is this talk about cons?!?!
Pros: best bbcor
Cons: top heavy and black end falls off. it has come off 4 times on our team
Pros: This bat hits a ton. Our high school team liked it so much coach bought 4 for us to use. Definitely the best bat out there.
Pros: Has a good sweet spot, great feel and great balance. True top notch bat.
Pros: I was between a few bats, but chose to try the prototype 2 because of rip it's love it or return it policy. I figured I could return it and buy a different bat if my son didn't love it. 30+ days later, we still own the bat and my son says it is better than any of the bats his friends use.
Cons: None so far, but want to again thank ripit for the novel idea of letting players try the bat and return it if they don't like it.
Pros: 30 day money back, awsome grip and good pop
Cons: 2 out of the 3 bats had loose end caps after being used for the first time!
Cons: Bought 2 for my sons who play college ball. End cap came off both bats first time they used them. 3rd swing for one and 5th swing for the other. Never buy another. Sending them back for a refund.
Cons: 1st round hitting with it the cap crack and broke
Pros: Good balance, nice looking and comfortable feel
Cons: Not a very druable design, end cap busted after 3 days of practice. Not a real good pop to it.
Pros: Real smooth and tremndous pop. ball seems to fly off minumum 10mph faster off the bat.
Cons: Bought this bat day before opening day and on opening day the cap popped off. The following day I called to return it and they delivered a new bat within the next 3 days.
Pros: 30 day money back guarantee
Cons: I purchased the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype for my son and he has only had it for a total of 10 days. The plastic cap cracked and popped off. The bat was not worth $279.00.
Pros: What little time I have got to use it I LOVE IT.
Cons: End cap keeps breaking. I have returned the bat twice in the two months Ive owned it. They are working on fixing this and have sent me a new bat each time.
Pros: This bat is really good! The kids love it, but not worth it!
Cons: Ordered the bat for Christams. Used it in January it Dented. Sent it back and got a new one on 2-24-12, got the new one and used it in one game... Guess what? After one game it is "Dented" again! Bat is not game eligible!
Pros: None for 2012. 2011 was best bat ever.
Cons: Returning 3rd 2012 model due to cracked endcap. Still using 2011, don't know what changed with endcaps from 2011 to 2012 but they need to switch back.
Pros: Like look & feel, heard great things ...BUT - see below.
Cons: I received the bat and handed it to my son who immediately noticed that losse particles were floating inside the bat. The bat has never even hit a ball. Due to popularity & backorders - it makes me wonder if shortcuts are being made in manufacturing & quality control. What could be loose in a new one piece bat? Very frustrating as the season for my high schooler is about to begin.
Pros: Good bat. Great price. Son tried both cf5 and prototype 2 and went with prototype 2
Cons: Used bat for 2 months in tournament play and last tournament in first game son fouled off pitch and the end cap broke off. with out bat rest of tournament and we are on the west coast have to ship to east coast to return. going to be without bat for next tournament. End cap don't count against your one warranty claim, but if its a problem and they know fix it.
Pros: Seems to have good pop for a BBCOR. Good sound off the bat. Nice looking design.....
Cons: Very end loaded feel to it. Players on my son's team were hesitant to try it because it feels heavier than some bats. End cap breaks easily.
Pros: good pop and great balance
Cons: endcap cracked and it dented in BP
Pros: bat has great pop and grip.
Cons: End cap came off during first scrimmage. Sending the bat back.
Pros: hits well when it isnt being sent back for endcap breaking or denting
Cons: had this bat and endcap broke and sent it back and then on an inside pitch it dented..hopefully we get a full refund because my son cant keep borrowing another players bat while we wait for another one to be mailed back
Pros: seemed like a good bat. good pop
Cons: did not flex as much. son's wrist got a little sore so need to get used to lack of flex. end cap snapped off after two practices so sent it back and decided on voodoo until rip it's production improves
Pros: This bat has a huge sweet spot, and most players on our team have made this their bat. What stands out the most to me is that the performance is consistent across the entire barrel, where most bats drop off quite a bit in performance when you hit a couple inches off the sweet spot.
Pros: Just got back from bat demo day. Put all the BBCORs head to head. Rip-It was hands down the best bat. I had the 2011 red recertified Rip-It and this is NOT the same bat. The white one is more balanced with a much better feel. I was returning the red 2011 Rip-It to the manufacturer, the Rip-It rep took care of me at the field!!! Now swinging and singing the praises of the New 2012 Rip-It.
Cons: No Cons-- Rip-It= Best BBCOR and Best customer service period.
Pros: great balance and pop
Cons: season has not started and the endcap has already cracked during BP.It has been shipped off and hope this does not happen again
Pros: This bat had a ridiculous amount of pop. It was fantastic right out of the wrapper. It was the best bbcor bat on my team.
Cons: My first Rip-It took about 50 hits before the cap popped off twice. I sent it back and in just 3 at bats with the new bat the cap was broken and is dangling.
Pros: Good pop, good grip, and large sweet spot.
Cons: End cap busted off on it while taking batting practice....dad called the company and they said they were trying to fix the problem because it has been occurring lately....wouldn't advise the bat b/c of the endcap issue.
Pros: Great grip,alot of pop
Cons: Foul ball hit off of end cap and now has a dent,first time out of the pkg,So this is going back for a refund,Lets go with another bat
Pros: looks cool
Cons: Ive had two and havent made it through one game with out the cap flying off
Cons: Bat is TERRIBLE! The end cap broke off during the second practice in the batting cages.
Pros: big sweet spot, well balanced and okay pop.
Cons: after 30 days of using it i had 3 huge dents. get the s1!
Pros: Well balance bat with good pop.
Cons: End cap came out of the bat before it was a month old. RipIt has a problem with this and the company seems to be overwhelmed trying to fix the problem as they back ordered the replacement bat after they lied to me that they were in stock. Not happy at all....
Pros: This Bat is not good at all I have purchased alot of bats and Rip-It has some work to do on this one.
Cons: Busted 3 bats in 2 weeks.
Pros: good pop
Cons: i had tryouts to day and i was soft tossing to a batter and he hit the ball and the end cap came off (breaking into pieces)
Pros: good grip
Cons: the bat dented after first game use
Pros: great bat tried this bat at a sports expo among many other brands and found this to have the most pop and best grip.
Cons: have not found any ,and hope i do not as i am really pleased so far.
Pros: Feels good. No sting when ball comes in contact with bat. Just what i've been looking for.
Pros: Great sweet spot. Ball pops off the bat no matter where it comes in contact with the bat.
Pros: good pop nice grip
Cons: after 1 batting cage session already has 2 dents and now the paint is starting to chip
Pros: Great bat right out of the wrapper. Good looks and nice pop.
Cons: End cap came flying out after 30 BP Balls. No bat is worth the hassle of RMA ~!!
Pros: Huge sweet spot. Great handle. Excellent feel. Top quality. Great product.
Pros: This bat probably has the largest sweet spot of any bat I've ever used. I mean no matter where I hit the ball off the bat it pops.
Pros: Bought this bat for my son and he has been hitting really well since making the switch. The ball seems to jump off the barrel a lot faster than his other bats. His confidence has definitely increased.
Pros: I throw a lot of BP and have many balls hit back at the "L" Screen. When someone when one of my players steps up to the plate with a Prototype I make sure that I'm behind the screen. Of all the BBCOR bats the RipIt certainly come off the bat harder.
Pros: great feel, unmatched pop, great look and did I mention unmatched pop? Our team has tried all of the other bats...nothing comes close.
Cons: NONE !
Pros: Purchased for Christmas present. Both my son and I feel it has nice pop when barreled up. Only used in cages so far but it may be a bit longer than 5150 on big hits.
Cons: Compared to Rawlings 5150 it is a bit more end weighted and a little less controlled. Also makes it slightly harder to get around on.
Pros: Awesome pop, Amazing grip, and suprisingly really balanced, no better bat on the market BUY THIS BAT
Pros: Bat has a lot of pop but we were disappointed with the construction of such an expensive bat
Cons: End cap came off after 2nd game
Pros: This bat has TREMENDOUS pop, the grip is fantastic, and it has a huge sweet spot. And Rip-It's costumer service is beautiful!
Cons: Had my first bat for probably 3-4 weeks. I was taking BP and all of a sudden the end cap comes off. Reading these reviews, it's very common. But being as I did love the bat so much, I returned it and got a new bat no less than a week later. I've had the bat for 2 weeks and nothing terrible has happened yet (knock on wood). Still has that great pop. But they need to work on that end cap.
Cons: Worst BBCOR bat that I have used! The first time I used it, pieces of the end cap started breaking off.
Pros: this bat has good balance and great pop......when it is not being sent back for issues
Cons: 1st bat the endcap broke so it was sent back and a week later the 2nd bat dented from an inside pitch so it has been sent back. We request %100 REFUND.
Pros: Bought this bat for our son's birthday. He really liked the way it until...
Cons: Used it one night in the batting cage and the end cap popped off. Thought it just might be a defective bat, sent it back and received a new one. Used it two days at baseball practice and the end cap came off again. Sending it back and getting a voodoo bat. After eading some of the reviews this seems to be a common problem.
Pros: good pop, nice sound for a BBCOR, nice look
Cons: overrated. more of an endloaded feel and i honestly felt more pop coming from some reebok bat we had, as well as last year's voodoo. bought the bat 2 months ago but only recently have tested it so i'm fairly sure the 30 day return thing is down the drain despite it being pretty unused. sent it in after the end cap popped off from poor contact and tape a message on the barrel. hoping for a refund but i doubt it's happening
Pros: good pop
Cons: this is the third time I have reviewed this bat because I am sending back for the 3rd time. 1st bat the end cap cracked, 2nd bat dented on an inside pitch and now the 3rd bat is end loaded. rip-it why is the 3rd bat end loaded when the other 2 bats were not? I wanted a refund when the 2nd bat was sent back and if the 3rd bat is not going to be refunded then you can keep it and will purchase another bat.
Pros: Decent bat
Cons: Customer service is hideous for the price you pay for this bat. I bought 2, 1 for my son who plays DII baseball and the other high school varsity. Within 3 days of each other, the end caps came off. Sent both in, one was lost in the company warehouse. I was also told instead of a new bat, they replace the cap and send you the old one back, not good business for a total of $320 including tax. Stay away and go with a proven company.
Pros: Has pop, action off bat....price is not over the top like most companies. Customer service in Orlando is restricted, however, they work with you and get replacements in the pipelines.
Cons: Let's face it, no one is being up front here - caps are flying off bats out there and kids/parents scramble to get replacement. The only place to get supposedly the bats that have the fix are the ones at Rip It corporate in Orlando. My son got his replaced with Ashley down there with end cap that had the corrective action......his original lasted four swings, two over the fence, a line drive and a cracked cap. The seasons are so compressed, waiting a week is 3-5 games.....Rip It (corporate) replaced the same day as they got FedX return scanned and it took a day as I picked up at FedX facility the next town over. Bottom line? The cap fix is at corporate, in the field, there is a defect and despite the 'bad batch' comments - it is a risk.
Pros: I bought this bat at a local sports store. I did actually purchase the bat unlike half of the people who leave reviews on here saying its really good. It does have decent pop for a bbcor and a very nice grip, but i do not believe it is the best bbcor bat out there. I sent mine back using rip-its 30 day money back gaurantee. They refunded all of my money and let me print out a label that covered the shipping cost. I sent mine back because my team has a white nike mc2 bbcor and i like it much much better than this bat. The Nike MC2 has a much better sweet spot and has more of the old familiar ping that we used to hear from the old besr bats. I recommend the MC2 much more than this. Another good option is the Easton XL series or more specifically the XL3 as my team owns one and we really like it. We have an easton XL3 and S3 and the XL series is better than the speed series for sure. Seriously though, look into the White Nike MC2 you wont be disappointed.
Cons: -Not the best bbcor bat on the market as its claimed to be. -Grip gets dirty fast -Lacks that satisfying ping that we all crave.
Pros: good pop; nice grip
Cons: after 50 swings in the cage i heard a rattling sound and the end cap popped off i got a refund because of reading all of these reviews
Pros: Had nice handling and balance
Cons: did not live up t the "pop" that everyone said it has. would rather use a wooden bat in my BBCORE league.
Pros: great pop and grip, looks nice and hits great
Pros: nice pop
Cons: bat hurts if u dont hit the perfect spot
Pros: Good sweet spot
Pros: Rip-It will buy your bat back if within 30 days you are not satisfied. Reasoning is, no one returns them. They are that good.
Pros: I have been coaching Major Travel ball since my son's were 8. My oldest is now a high school player and has been using the BBCOR bats. Although we miss the old Easton Stealth composites used when they were kids, this RIP-IT is the best we have found to date. We were using the Rawlings ALLOY 5150 but there was just no pop.
Pros: Bought the bat for my son for xmas. 8th grade swinging a 33/30. Had a Surge last season. Ripit shipped me the red 2011 bat by mistake. Told me to keep it and sent me the prototype 2 that I ordered. Son absolutly loves this bat. His Cat5 is sitting in his room now and he is using the RipIt's exclusivly now. Everyone on his travel and 8th grade team wants one now. Has hit 3 dingers so far in 10 games. Closest BBCor to BESR bat out there. I hit the bat myself in BP once. I was shocked at exit speed and NO STING. Horror stories of BBCOR bats are a myth with the Prototype 2 IMHO.
Cons: Nothing. Would be even better if were just a tad more balanced, but with BP he got used to the slight end load. Awesome job RipIt. Negative reviews on this bat are CRAZY!
Pros: Reason for Rip-It's outstanding return policy is, that no one sends them back. They are that good!
Pros: Amazing pop. Best BBCOR bat I have hit by far.
Cons: None at all.
Pros: My son loves his ripit bat. Thanks to just bats for such quick shipping!
Pros: This bat has a big sweet spot and a lot of pop.
Pros: return policy ..... cant beat it...sweet to hit.. not top heavy..keep making them. just bats.. awesome..
Pros: Great pop and feels great in my hands.
Cons: Used for couple of days and the cap broke had to send back to ripit sporting goods to be replaced or fixed.
Pros: Great bat, solid contact everywhere, I especially love the grip. 30 day Money back warranty was awesome. Didn't use it though.
Cons: No one knows about Rip-it yet so people think you have a $50 bat, thankfully this can easily disprove any hasty conclusion.
Pros: Felt good before it broke
Cons: Son used the bat for a total of 15 swings on the first day of practice and end cap shattered....64 degrees outside that day.
Pros: Spectacular performance! I love this bat.
Cons: barrel size(Barely)
Pros: I like the feel of this bat compared to other BBCOR this has a great balance. The 30 Days Love it or get your money back was what sold us on trying it out! So glad I did! Already 1 Homer after using it just 3 games. Now I have another brand BBCOR for sale!
Pros: Feels as close to last years bats as you can get. My 15 year old son bats 4th and says it compares well to his old cf5 composite lots of pop and his teammates have tried it too and love it.
Cons: none yet
Cons: The cap cracked the second week i had it, and it had more pop with out it!
Pros: The Grip
Cons: A huge dissapoint
Pros: It has decent pop for a BBCOR.
Cons: Not really a balanced bat...it's end loaded...Started to rattle after only one tournament, and I hope it's not the same issue some others are having. After hearing all the end cap issues, I'm worried that it might break off in the middle of a game.
Pros: The Bat was performing well for the first batter. The 2nd Batter hit it off the end of the Bat and the plastic cracked and it fell off.
Cons: 2 of the parents after the incident decided to go with the Rawlings. I'm going to stick it out with the Rip it Cats heck they named it The prototype.I use to sell pro Audio and there are always quirks in new products.After I looked at the end cap it was very rigid I think the material needs to give a bit.I know this with shipping Vintage Tube Audio gear rigid against rigid Means Breakaroni!
Pros: nice grip
Cons: I hate two swings with this bat. The first swing i heard a rattling sound and the second swing the end cap popped off. Now i have to send it back. Thanks for wasting my money and time
Pros: Price and return policy
Cons: Did not get the pop they I was looking for, the ball seemed very slow off the bat.
Pros: 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
Cons: Bought this bat based on all the hype and I was very disappointed. Easton XL1 is the way to go much better bat.
Pros: Son is going to HS next year so he needed a BBCOR. He's a small switch hitter and with this bat he can drive the ball from both sides. The endload is perfect for his style of hitting.
Cons: Grip gets dirty.
Pros: Niice fit in han feel nice swing
Cons: Are varsity broke 3 of these bat already in the matter o to weeks the cap on top breaks off.
Pros: didn't have it long enough to find out...
Cons: 3rd swing / hit of the bat at indoors team practice, February 9, 2012 - end cap completely cracked in half! :( Son still wants another one to try...
Pros: According to RIP-IT, the PROB2 had a bad run of 33" bats where the endcap is not holding up. They have corrected the problem and are more than happy to replace your bat within a week. It's more than worth your while as this is a fantastic bat.
Cons: That they even had this problem to begin with.
Pros: It looked good and felt much more balanced then the original
Cons: It got a huge dent in between the handle and the barrel, right where the -3 symbol is. I had only used it a few times when this happened, make sure if you buy this bat you have a waranty!
Pros: My son demo'd this bat in the cage and loved it. See cons.
Cons: We bought one and he hit ten balls in the cage and blew the end cap off. Freak thing...i realize that. What I was dissapointed with was that it took 3 weeks to get a replacement. Might be a sweet bat...but I will probably look elsewhere for the next bat.
Pros: Huge sweet spot, nice handling.
Cons: Hit a ball and broke in two.
Pros: This is a great bat with a huge sweet spot. Everything you hit jumps off the bat!
Cons: I've had to return mine twice because the cap breaks easily...
Pros: good pop.Excellent grip
Cons: My son broke end caps off two different bats .Hit a homerun and next at bat end cap broke off.Replacement bat broke on second swing at practice. Sent back for refund.
Cons: About 5 players on my high school team got these and they have all broken, 3 weeks into the season. Also all the good reviews are written by the company.
Pros: Well balanced Hot out of the wrapper Grip is amazingly comfortable Bigger barrel than most of the other BBCOR bats
Cons: None yet, doubt I will
Pros: This a great bat. The first ten swings were duds, but after that the ball just started flying of the bat. I'm 5'6" 130 lbs and i have been hitting 350ft + line drives. its got a huge sweet spot and great pop.
Cons: The grip gets dirty.
Pros: my son is a little guy so he needed every advantage he could get. he took this bat and went with it. lots of pop for a bbcor which he needs.looks like a winner in his book. he even compares to easton bat of last year which was a besr rating. love it.
Cons: while it is balanced it still feels a little top heavy. but he is woking through this and getting very comfortable with the bat.
Pros: Well balanced, great grip, lots of pop. Great warranty and very helpful support staff.
Cons: Not durable. We have gone through three bats in less than a month and the end cap has come off on all three. The last two didn't last a game. Too bad cuz it is a nice bat if it were durable.
Pros: Nice balance, not top heavy. The grip is very comfortable.
Cons: Dented in two weeks. The exchange process has been a nightmare. Day 12 and still no bat.
Pros: Bought this for my son. Loves hitting with the bat. BBCOR and hitting home runs and extra base hits.
Cons: The problem has been he has had to send it back twice in the 4 months he has had it due to the end cap breaking. Takes 3 weeks to get it back! Hard to hit with it when it always being repaired.
Pros: Great bat. Good pop. Used once in bp and the next day in a game and it was good
Cons: scratces easy but overall good
Pros: Nice sweet spot ball flys off the bat. Get a good swing and it goes!
Pros: Comfortable grip...thats it!
Cons: i had my bat for 3 scrimmages and the end cap broke AND popped off...on a foul ball! ive used some other bbcors and this was the worst one! Dont waste your $280.00! All youre gonna have to do is send it back in constantly to get a new one.
Pros: we are a 13 Utrip team but i make my team swing bbcor at times to get ready for HS play we have 5 of the top 10 bats and this one has more pop than all of them good product
Cons: handle gets dirty quick but permormance makes up for it
Pros: ok pop...nice graphics
Cons: started to rattle after few at bats, and then in practice the end cap came off...sending it back...may have to go with a company that knows what they are doing. Sounds like from the reviews it's a dud.
Pros: Tons of pop, nice grip and very balanced
Cons: End cap comes of way to easily and the grip gets mad dirty
Pros: good pop, long grip(good for choking up), big sweet spot, and nice look
Cons: for all the people who complain about the end cap just need to do light batting practice to break it in. do the tee, do soft toss. don't just step into live pitching as soon as you get the bat
Pros: good grip
Cons: wasnt as good as i heard of...not much ''pop''
Pros: Great bat, comfortable grip all around well balanced.
Cons: Just learned today that my bat was marked as illegal last week because of the end cap. Very disappointed. :(
Pros: 1. Well balaced 2. Most pop iv ever seen in a BBCOR bat 3. Very comfortable grip 4. BIG sweet spot 5. Looks great
Cons: I have nothing
Pros: for a bbcor this bat is not for off from besr, swing weight feels in middle of bat to 3/4 my son is 95-lb 5'1 13yrs bought a 31.5 -3 he swings this bat easy solid shot
Cons: none so far solid bat white handle gets dirty but has nothing to do with permormance
Pros: 30 day return policy is huge!! Especially since I returned it after 2 weeks. This bat is SEVERELY OVER-HYPED.
Cons: Ended up buying the old faithful Easton bat. Don't buy into the hype-that's all it is. Very, very end heavy as well.
Pros: nice bat,good pop,AMAIZING GRAP IT MOLDS TO YOUR HAND,ALL AROUNG GOOD BAT
Pros: Nice one piece metal bat but ...
Cons: Like lots of other cons the end cap cracked. Waiting to see their RMA process works.
Pros: the best bat i have ever used. i have only had 3 games so far but have hit 4 homeruns. it is very explosive.
Pros: This bat is the real deal. At a tournament Saturday the varsity team was using this bat and there were 3 home runs in one game and one in the next. All of the big hits they were using this bat. The first thing they look for at a game now is "where is the Rip It"
Cons: none. Just hard to get. They are always sold out.
Pros: This bat is a great bat the money maybe a issue but hits great. May not be the best feel but, this bat is a power bat. I have tried out the 2012 CF5 and that is for a contact hitter bat is more of a wood pop than anything Rip or s1 is the way to go
Cons: price and sound
Pros: Looks cool.
Cons: End cap cracked after my 14 yr old son's 3rd game. Ordered a new bat and was guaranteed the end cap issue was resolved. The end cap was cracked out of the box before my son took his first swing. 3 games and 2 bats later, my son still does not have a bat.
Pros: The bat is amazing! Their customer service is even more amazing. The bat had a small dent in it and we shipped it back to them on a Monday and had the replacement bat on the following Monday.
Pros: great pop for a bbcor bat, the best we have seen so far
Pros: very live bat, ball comes off very well. like the way it feels. good balance.
Cons: tip of bat comes off after contact. happened two times on different bats.
Pros: love everything about it! Iam 14 on my jr high eight grade team and bombed one 375 ft.
Pros: Hits great until it breaks. Lots of pop, solid hits and made for power-hitters for about 2 weeks.
Cons: Yup, it breaks. Real power-hitters will destroy this bat in a short amount of time and we parents will have to pay for it! We've gone through two of these in the last 1 1/2 months.Sooo, I'm going to get my money back and find a bat that can handle a 17 year-old(s)swing. Very dissapointed in this bat made in America...
Pros: LOVE THE BAT HAS NICE SWEET SPOT, EVENLY WEIGHTED, CONSISTENTLY RIPPING HARD SHOTS, TO THE OUTFIELD AND FENCE.
Cons: ALL MY TEAMMATES WANT TO USE IT ALSO
Pros: so far so good lots of pop middle to 3/4 loadedlarge sweet spotmy son is 95lb 5'1in swings 31.5L 28.5oz luvs it whole team uses bat now and bat seems to be getting better
Cons: none i read alot about end cap problems we have around 800 hits on this one with no problems so far solid bat
Pros: My son loves it... just used this bat for his first high school game and went 4 for 4.
Cons: Unfortunately, the end cap pops off. Will be contacting manufacturer.
Pros: i used the bat for BP once (It was my friends) and it was amazing. I had ridiculous power, and great grip. Good for power hitters, end heavy, huge sweet spot. This bat looks awsome and is probably the best bat on the market.
Cons: It has serious end cap problems but you can return the bat for a full refund or get a neww one. The bat doesnt't have very much flexibility but some people like less flexible bats.
Pros: Are you sure it's a BBCOR??? Great pop, great balance... WOW!!!
Cons: Not yet. I'm hoping the bat is durable and keeps its pop :)
Pros: good price
Cons: but my friend got the same bat and it shattered
Pros: balance point is very similar to a wood bat. It's top loaded. If you can hit with wood, and have a strong snap, you'll love this bat.
Pros: i used this bat for the first time and fell in love. It has a huge sweetspot and even when you dont hit the sweetspot it dont sting. it also has a great pop to it.
Cons: white wrap dont even last a game
Pros: Nice bat. Still trying to get use to the new BBCOR bats but this one seems to be better than anything else I've used so far. Much bigger sweet spot than others i've used. Most popular bat on the team.
Cons: It's a BBCOR
Pros: Long Sweet Spot Great pop Great for the price
Cons: None yet.
Pros: this bat has great pop, and even hitting the ball of the end of the bat still letsw me hit a line drive. It has a huge sweet spot that helps me get better hits and more. I recomend this bat to anyone who wants moreand better hits.
Pros: Good weight distribution. Durable. Good grip.
Cons: Scuff marks (so what!)
Cons: 5 players on my son's high school team have had to return their RipIt for repairs. The plastic end cap is brittle and breaks easily. My sons had a dent in it also. Performance is the same as any other bbcor out there don't waste your money on this.
Pros: Nice Grip
Cons: Not alot of pop Broke after 4 months of hitting
Pros: feels very good when u hit it. it has no sting to it. has great pop
Cons: top heavy
Pros: Awsome Bat!!!!!!!!!!1
Pros: 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Had to use it.
Cons: Nothing special. Just an aluminum stick. Sent it back and bought the easton s1. Thank god i did.
Pros: Aluminum is stongest on market. End cap shot off. Bat returned and downsisized 33 to 32. Just hit a 340 ft HR. End cap forgiven.
Cons: End cap (replaced 0 problems) Heavy (downsize)
Pros: Has good pop and good grip
Cons: after about a month of using it the bat dented in the center and bent at a 45 degree angle. Don't waste your money on things that break
Pros: Best BBcor bat out there great pop and a huge sweet spot very well balenced as well. Many other reviews will say that the end cap of the bat willfall off ive hit at least 200 hits with this bat and so far i have had no problems
Pros: Good handle.
Cons: No pop.
Pros: The best pop of any bbcor bat Ive used and I've used alot.
Cons: I dented mine and had to send it back also my friends cap completely crumbled. There customer service is really good tho
Pros: Just an incredible bat and even better it out performes all the broken in composites I've tested. Huge sweet spot as to be expected.
Cons: So far the bat is clean. I'm 5 11 225 and swing pretty hard, its stood up against some monster shots. People keep you high performance bats away from the cages and on game baseballs.
Pros: good pop for a bbcor bat, all aluminum so it needs no break in period.
Cons: many say end cap comes off easy, hasnt happened to me wont happen unless u hit it off the cap over and over again
Pros: Bat has great feel and pop. Balls seem to go farther then any other BBCOR bat I have used.
Cons: End cap broke within three months of using the bat.
Pros: weight distribution is nice
Cons: definitly not getting what you pay for, a more expensive bat that still isnt near as effective as the easton or the S150, used it in practice and after a few weeks it already had a large dent near the grip where i had gotten jammed
Pros: Great pop. Hit homers and doubles with little effort.
Cons: Unrelieable. After 3 games end cap popped off. Was without it most of high school season. 3 games after I got it back, it severely dented so was unusable. Had two days left on 30 day return for any reason guarantee, so sent it back. Unfortunate that a bat that hits so well is not designed to last.
Pros: weighted perfectly in a 34"
Cons: took one swing with it off the end ball went a long ways and so did the cap. everyone should learn from marucci and starting making the caps like that..
Pros: I am hitting bombs i went 4 for 4 with 3 doubles and a triple, this bat has a lot of pop and it is definitely worth the price.
Cons: i havent gotten out yet
Pros: Great bat, with amazing pop, large sweet spot. Worth the price.
Cons: Poorly made. Dented two in less then 100 swings.
Pros: Good grip and well balanced
Cons: In Feburary we purchased our first rip it bat. The bbcor prototype. It got a big dent in the barrel just beyond the return time frame so we had to replace it. Rip it replaced it with the bbcor prototype 2 bat. My son has been using this bat for about 1 1/2 months now during regular high school varsity season. Now it too has a dent in the barrel. We are extreamly disappointed with the performance of the rip it bat. Each time the bat needs to be returned he goes without his bat and has to use the team bat or borrow from someone else. I would not recommend this bat to anyone
Pros: Customer service. They are quick at replacing bats. Too bad they all are breaking
Cons: The RIP-IT is not durable. The first bat we bought had the end cap break off. The replacment bat has about 6 dents on it from playing in about 6 games. 1 dent for each game played?
Pros: Godd pop good for the price
Cons: My team together had 3 of these bats.. by the end of the season they had all broken. Most broke by the top popping off and being cracked after being hit from the end of the bat. Becuase the tip of the bat is plastic. One had a rattining inside of it as well.
Pros: This bat right out of the wrapper sounded and felt great! The grip was fantastic.
Cons: Within the first 2 hits the end cap came loose. Then the bat was sent back to Rip IT and was replaced with a new one, and within the next 2 games, all of sudden it started to rattle and the end cap came loose again. Returned it to Rip IT for a refund!
Pros: This bat has tremendous pop and the handle is stiff and does not flex.
Pros: hot. ball comes off bat fast with lots of pop. big sweet spot.
Cons: have broken 2 of these in one month
Pros: good pop, easy to swing, makes it seem lighter than it actually is
Cons: chips easy, gets dirty fast
Pros: Decent Sweet Spot. If you really get a hold of one, it will fly.
Cons: Hit the ball below the R on the bat and its a measly groundout, no jam-shot singles.
Pros: Looks cool, sounds great
Cons: End cap pops off, cap goes further than ball, time to return it
Pros: Pealed the plastic off of it. Swings great went 3 for 4 with a 2 hopper on a 340 ft fence. Great balance good handle. I will not swing another bat the rest of the summer.
Cons: None what so ever. You don't have it!
Pros: Hits outstanding with great pop and loud sound. Rip-It has probably fixed this problem and for the performance of the bat, take the 25% chance of the endcap malfunction. Sending back my defective one for a new one. CANT WAIT
Cons: Just broke my bat tonight the end cap enploded into the bat.
Pros: Entire team uses Rip It Bats. Biggest sweet spot of the BBCOR family. Team average of .354. Power numbers up this year, even though we are making the switch to BBCOR for the first time. Action off of the barrell is incredible. After 20 years of coaching and seeing different bats come and go, this is by far the best value that I have found. We highly recommend this bat for high school/college players. Customer service is outstanding! Had two that had endcaps come loose but notified company and had new bats shipped that day! Never missed a game.
Cons: none, as the two were replaced that day.
Pros: everything, the bats sick, its got one of the biggest sweetspots in the game,if youre a true ballplayer, YOU WANT TO GET THIS BAT
Pros: Great grip. 2nd bat had 7 hits with 8 consecutive 11 year old at bats.
Cons: 1st bat dented after the 3 batters. Got a new one sent to me. 2nd bat had three dents after 8 batters. Sent both bats in at the same time and the company stuck me with the postage. Got my money back.
Pros: Great customer service from RipIt
Cons: End cap broke twice, size label on 2 bats fell off. Back to Easton next year.
Pros: Just picked up this bat on discount and wow just wow. Amazing sweet spot and pop. Customer service is better than any company I've ever dealt with.
Pros: This bat has amazing pop. I hardly swung and hit a homerun 285 feet.
Cons: NOTHING AT ALL
Pros: well im a 5'11'' 235 contact hitter i though this bat had decent pop and the grip is amazing
Cons: i think its heavy and has a pretty small sweetspot and i reallu like have and have bats other than that its a pretty good bat
Pros: Great pop and amazing design. very balanced and overall an amazing bat.
Pros: This bat rocks! Huge sweet spot, comfortable grip. Best bat I've ever owned. Rip-It's customer service is first class!
Pros: Finally, a bat that is what it says it is. For example, the easton typhoon claims to be balanced but it is actually the most end-loaded bat ever. The balance on this bat is PERFECT for power hitters. This bat is not made for skinny contact hitters. if you feel like you could swing this bat, do not hesitate to buy it.
Cons: i bet everyone on my team will want to use it.
Pros: good pop, love the way it sounds. awesome grip.
Cons: broke the end cap off, and paint chips off really easy, one small dent
Pros: Great pop, used the bat for 3 games and hit 4 bombs. I'm 6'1" and 240 lbs.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Pros: Great pop. Feels great coming off. I used it for two games before it broke, but each time I used it I hit it 345 ft. to center field. Great bat. Great grip.
Cons: Cap cracked and I hit with it less that 100 times. Paint chipped easy.
Pros: I've used the Easton Hammer, the Voodoo, and S3. It has better balance and more pop then all of them.
Cons: Barely dented after 5 months of use. Still has same pop. Also, the price is high. But worth it.
Pros: Great pop. The bat is very balanced. My son plays all yr round, much better pop than other bbcor. Rip it stands behind their stuff!! Just ordered a new one! !
Cons: 1 dented, 2 end caps popped off in a yr an a half but it gets used a lot!!
Pros: Great pop. On my second at bat with it I crushed it to left, for a 3-run homer. Grip is great and looks nice and slick.
Cons: Way too end heavy for me. Had to return it because I could barely swing it. And the ball didn't fly off the bat the first time I used it.
Pros: This bat does not need to be broken-in. Used it for summer ball and did well with it. Did not play high school baseball, and just played my first game yesterday and my first at bat, first swing a 380 ft. deposit over the fence. No re-breaking it in, straight out of the ball bag after sitting all winter and spring. 16u Top National League Cincy.
Pros: The best BBCOR out there. It performs well and looks good.
Cons: Lots of your teammates will want to use it.
Pros: My son loves it. Almost no sting with this bat and grip. This is his first BBCOR bat in 13U and while he's not hitting balls over the fence he is still driving the ball well with this bat.
Cons: The paint on it is probably the only complaint. It chips really easy and looks like its been through a warzone after only a couple of games. You can see this on one of the stock photos above, But its not big deal to me. I would definitely buy another Rip-It.
Pros: The kids on the team love this bat, it has held up very well all season long and kids are still hitting with it through summer ball.
Pros: Great Bat! Lots of pop and very little vibration. I was hitting a 2012 Voodoo but added 45 feet to my swing with the RIP-IT.
Cons: The handle is not very durable.
Pros: Great pop, HUGE sweet spot. The ball seems to jump off the bat where I hit it. The graphics are also really neat.
Pros: More Pop than any other BBCOR bat we have tried.
Pros: Amazing barrel, grip, and weight balance. I have tried all of them out there guys, this truly IS the best BBCOR bat.
Cons: Wait... this bat has cons?
Pros: Had the first ripit prototype and loved it. This one is just as good.
Pros: Really cool design. Grip is great, and so is the feel when you swing it. Nice long barrel with a pretty decent sweetspot for BBCOR.
Cons: Pretty similar to the original PROB, but not quite as good. I like it though. No regrets.
Pros: Great pop. Smooth feel when I hit it. Better than other BBCOR bats I tried. Happy with purchase.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Great looking and has a great sound. Got it for my son and he say's he loves it, feels great when hitting.
Cons: non so far.
Pros: My son absolutely loves this bat. Performance is great, and he thinks the grip is really comfortable in his hands. Thanks for the super fast shipping!
Pros: Very balanced weight, looks great, nice feel to the grip, great pop.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: hottest bat on the market. beats any other bat that i've tried. i'd recommend this bat to everyone.
Pros: Has a good pop, helps the ball travel futher out into the feild. i think i have the edge
Pros: Durable, Great pop, Great Feel, No vibration, Beast pop on the market, Best BBCOR there is
Pros: AWESOME Bat! Really happy I decided to try this bat before I bought anything else.
Pros: Just got this bat for Christmas and have taken a few rounds of BP. I love it so far great pop for a BBCOR
Pros: This bat has the best pop out of all bbcor bats out there. Long barrel, and a sweet one piece bat!
Pros: G pa bought bat for 12 year old grandson great pop loves feel and balance . Hit a 300 ft. Shot in batting practice say a it hits like a besr bat
Pros: I thought going to a BBCOR bat would really reduce the pop...not with the RIP-IT...reminds me of the old VooDoo pop
Cons: Everytime my son swings the RIP-IT he literally "Rips It", thus the nickname The team gave him "Bacon Strip"
Pros: Good balance, best pop of BBCORs I have used, like the half inch size.
Cons: none so far
Pros: This bat is the best bat out! It has amazing pop and is the best you can find anywhere!
Pros: good over all bat nice pop and evenly distributed
Cons: grip tape is a little thick other then that nothing
Pros: Its an amazing bat that has a bigger barrel than most bats out there. a little top heavy but is balanced well and has great pop for a bbcor
Cons: haven't found one
Pros: nice pop on sweet spot.. i recomend the easton XL1
Cons: small sweet spot lil top heavy
Pros: So far love this bat. Had Rawlings 5150 last year before I needed BBCOR. I was reluctant to switch brands, however I can honestly say this bat for me was the right decision. There is no majic bat out there, but if your mechanics are down pat this bat will complement your game at the plate. Bat feels great when hitting with a quality feel and balance.
Cons: No cons yet, except heard of some end cap problems with some people. Time will tell how well this bat holds up after HS ball and travel this year.
Pros: Bat has good pop. Comfortable Grip. Good price compared to high end well known companies. With the guarantee how can you miss? Couldn't be more pleased with the purchase.
Cons: Little end heavy, but not enough to be concerned with.
Pros: - Great sweet spot - Well balanced - Great hit for bbcor
Pros: It looks pretty cool...
Cons: I've used a lot of BBCOR bats in my day, and this isn't very good. I can't believe they would dare put a stamp that says this is the best BBCOR bat. This bat wouldn't be in the top 10 BBCOR bats.
Pros: it's lightweight for it's size no matter what size you like. I actually got try it in store with a soar shoulder I had got that same day. It felt good.
Cons: There are absolutely no problems for this bat.
Pros: If you can catch a pitch right in the center of the sweet spot you MIGHT get a ball out of the infield
Pros: Good pop and well balanced. Great grip.
Cons: None yet
Pros: very good pop! best BBCOR I've tried so far. Also pretty balanced weight distribution!
Pros: works pretty good in BP when you can time the pitch...
Cons: really, really end heavy bat. once you get into a game and have to face some off speed stuff, you will not want to swing be swinging this bat. you'll end up at the end of the bench
Pros: Good Pop and Grip is nice.
Cons: Too top heavy for me.
Pros: Nice grip
Cons: No pop, very top heavy, bbcors are supposed to have a little trampoline, this has none. Not worth the price.
Pros: great pop, fly's well but i only hit 286 home runs this year:/
Pros: customer service is great. I returned this bat and received a check within days. The bat how ever is not all that great. I truly have tried the Easton, Rawlings, Marucci, Rip-it and the Nike bats. Rip-it is not the worst of the bunch, but definitely not the best. Good marketing, most people will buy because of the money back policy and will never return it.
Cons: Bat does not perform $100 better that the $199 bats.
Pros: Bat had good 'Pop' for less than 20 hand thrown pitches. Around pitch number 18 the bat broke. It sounds like a gravel pit when you shake it. We bought it on Friday and it broke on the following Monday. But out of the "less than 20 (twenty) pitches thrown" ,6 went over the fence.6 good hits divided by $280.00? Do the math I guess. I have the video.
Cons: See above. What a dissapointment. Good 'Pop' for less than 20 pitches with Diamond Back balls and it breaks. Now I gotta deal withthe frustration of sending back a ballistic aluminum bat for warranty...
Pros: Solid, well constructed. Ball comes off well
Cons: Balance, End loaded
Pros: great handle and grip.
Cons: very end weighted. unless there is a long breakin period, the pop is not what they say. Been using for two weeks a the college level.
Pros: Looks good
Cons: End loaded, and not even close to the performance of the original Red prototype. Back to the drawing board rip it
Pros: Looks great but its more end loaded then the original prototype. It does not have as much pop as last years model
Cons: less pop then last years model. No wonder NCAA made them re-do it ...
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What is the difference between the Rip-It Prototype II BBCOR and the Marucci Black 2 BBCOR?
The Rip-It Prototype II BBCOR is a one-piece alloy, whereas the Marucci Black 2 BBCOR is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The Marucci Black 2 will also be more balance than the Rip-It Prototype II.
At what temperature can you use the Rip-It bats?
We do not recommend using the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult below 55 degrees.
Is this bat endloaded like the Easton XL1 or balanced like the Easton S1? Thanks.
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult is going to be end loaded like the Easton XL1.
I'm 14, 5', and 90 pounds, should I get the Prototype 2 or Prototype Air? I am a lead off hitter?
You should get the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Air, because it is going to have more of a balanced feel, which is ideal for contact hitters.
Should I get the RIP-IT Prototype 2 or the RIP-IT Prototype AIR. I am going to be a freshman and I'm 5'8 and 145 pounds. With a drop 5 I was more of a power hitter but I'm not sure if I can keep it up using BBCOR. What bat do you recommend that I get.
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is more balanced and would be better suited for a player who is making the transition to BBCOR. The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult is slightly end loaded.
Is the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II or the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype a better bat for a 14 year old lead-off batter? What's the difference between the two besides the color?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design, as is the Prototype AIR: B1303A. The main difference is the swing weight of each model. The Prototype II is designed for power while the Prototype AIR features a Rifle Barrel technology that gives it a low M.O.I. for increased bat speed. Typically, contact hitters prefer a very balanced bat like the B1303A.
WHICH BAT WOULD BE BETTER FOR A POWER HITTER: PROB2, OR THE: B1303A?
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult will be very balanced and have an easy to swing feel to it. It is great for all hitters but mainly loved by the contact guys. The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat would have a slight end load that seems to be loved by the power hitters.
I used my friends RIP-IT Prototype II bat and I liked it, but his bat says PROP 2 not PROB 2. I was wondering if his is different model because it does look exactly the same?
Both the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 and the PROP2 feature the same materials and the same technologies. Both will have similar feel and performance.
How do you get a 2011 RIP-IT Prototype re-certified?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult was never de-certified. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: PROB Adult was re-certified and is legal in high school and college.
What is the difference between the Prototype II and the Prototype AIR?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 is a one-piece alloy like the RIP-IT Prototype AIR. The Prototype II features a Power Balanced swing weight versus the more balanced Prototype AIR.
I have just recently bought a 2012 Demo bat for my 12 year old son. We have had it for 12 games and with one contact of the bat the end cap busted in half and has a small dent on the end near the cap. Can I get the cap replaced?
All demo bats has only a two week warranty through us. The manufacture voids all demo bats for warranty as well.
What bat is going to be more balanced, the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR or the 2012 TPX Omaha?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR is going to be more balanced than the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha.
I have heard rumors from many people that the original rip it prototype bbcor from 2011 was a much better bat than this protototype 2 bbcor in terms of preformance. Is that true?
If you are referring to the first part of the 2011 Prototype line, then yes. Many of the 2011 Prototype bats that were produced in their first line got de-certified because they were too hot for the bat standards that were set in place.
Does this bat come in a length of 33 inches?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult was manufactured in the 33 inch size, however the bat is no longer in production.
13 year old, line drive hitter. Does Rip-It make a -5, 32"/27 oz. bat?
At this time I do not see a -5, 32" 27 oz. RIP-IT senior league bat.
I have what sounds like pieces of something floating around inside the bat. Is this covered under warranty? I bought on 2/20/2012, this happened at the end of last summer. Thak you
Your warranty is covered directly through the manufacturer. If you contact Rip-It at 1-407-649-4104, they will be able to answer any questions you have.
Is the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR a 1 piece aluminum bat ?
Who makes Rip-It bats?
Rip-It Sporting Goods produces Rip-It bats.
What Rip-It bat can be used for 14 and under USSSA play?
The 2013 Rip-It Prototype B1310 and B1385 are both Senior League youth big barrel bats with the USSSA stamp.
it this bat ok to use in middle school
Typically, I see 12-13 year olds use a USSSA Approves Senior League bat. It will have a USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp on the barrel. The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR Certified and used for high school and college play only.
I am more of a line drive, opposite field hitter. I loved the Stealths, but the BBCOR rules outlawed them. I used a Voodoo last year. and it was okay. Do you recommend the Rip-It or Voodoo?
If you used the two-piece Stealth in the past, and really liked that bat I would recommend going with the DeMarini Voodoo over the RIP-IT Prototype II. The Voodoo will have a two-piece hybrid design allowing the barrel to flex, making it feel like the same swing as the Easton Stealth.
Hi, this is my first time looking for a BBCOR bat for my 12 year old son who is going to play middle school baseball, but has never hit with one. He is an opposite field, line drive type of hitter with a small frame/slim. Which bat do you recommend for him?
For someone who is more slim, and a contact or line drive hitter I would recommend a two-piece balanced bat. The Easton S1, DeMarini CF5, or Easton S2 will probably be the best options for him.
I am a power hitter and need good bat speed. I like a bat with a lot of pop. The best bat every in my opinion was the Easton -5 Zcore. I would like to find something with similar pop, even though the regulation have changed to a -3. Which would be better for me the rip it proto type 2 or the new nike aero cx2. Or do you have a better suggection.
The Easton Z-Core was an alloy bat most similar to the Prototype. It's always recommend that a player stick with the same type of bat they have used in the past with the most success. In doing so, the player is much, much more likely to have continued success at the plate. Thus, the Prototype would be the recommended bat for you.
Even though it is not usssa approved is it still legal in tournaments or middle school play?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and does not require the USSSA stamp. It will be legal everywhere.
Is this bat made in USA or China?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR is made in the USA.
Will the end cap break if I ordered it two days ago? Does it still have that problem? Is the 2013 model better?
The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 had a problem back in February with the end cap. The bat has shown good durability since they resolved the problem. The 2013 model is still a one-piece alloy design, and very similar to the 2012 model.
The reviews said that the cap broke and that the bat dented. Did Rip It fix these issues?
That was an issue they had with a batch that came out in February. This has since been resolved, and there have been no other problems.
i am looking for a dependable BBCOR bat. Is this the bat?
Yes. The latest batches of the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 have displayed excellent durability and very good pop.
Which BBCOR bat would be good for a contact hitter; the RIP-IT, DeMarini Voodoo, or the Easton S1?
All of these bats would work very well for a contact hitter. The RIP-IT Prototype II is a one-piece fully aluminum bat. The DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. The Easton S1 is a two-piece fully composite bat.
Why would the end cap come/break off? I am considering buying the bat. Be straight up with me.
The first batch of RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR bats did have issues with the cap coming off and denting. RIP-IT has corrected these issues for a more durable RIP-IT Prototype.
When will the 2013 version come out?
The new version is now available; the model number is 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1303 Adult.
I'm 11 and looking at getting this bat for middle school but I'm not sure if I have to use BBCOR, do I?
Every middle school is different. Some middle schools do require BBCOR bats, however some do not. We recommend to contact your coach or middle school authority for rules.
I am 16, 5'10" and weigh about 140-145. What size bat should I get?
The suggested length for a player your size would be a 32" or 33" RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR depending on your bat speed.
Does this bat come with a warranty?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR comes with a Full 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty.
Why is a one piece bat preferred by a power hitter?
One piece bats are stiffer and offer less flex. Hitters with high swing speeds often prefer stiffer bats as they may generate too much flex with a two piece bat.
All these bats say they are approved for high school and college play but since you need to use BBCOR in Babe Ruth League is it legal in that league too?
Yes. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult is BBCOR approved and legal in any league that requires use of a BBCOR bat.
I am 13, 5foot and 100pounds what size bat should i get?
Based on your height and weight, a 30" Adult BBCOR bat would be recommended.
I am 15 years old and wondering what size I should get I am 5' 3" and weigh 95 lbs.
The suggested length and weight for a player your size would be a 29" 26 oz. or a 30" 27 oz.
I am 14, 5 foot 7 and 125 pounds. I am a contact hitter that hits gap shots every once an awhile. Is this bat good for me and what size should I use?
Yes the Rip-It Prototype II is a very high performing one-piece fully aluminum bat. The recommended size for you would be a 31" 28 oz. or a 32" 29 oz.
I play high school and travel ball. I am 6 ft. tall and way 150 lbs. What size Rip-It Prototype II is best for me? Thanks Matt
Based on your height and weight, a 33" 30 oz model would be recommended.
I am 5 foot 8 120 pounds what bat size should i be using?
Based on your height and weight, a 32" BBCOR model would be recommended.
I want to get this bat ive heard things about the end cap busting off is this true?
Rip It fixed the problem with their endcaps. This should not be an issue with the PROB2 bats currently on the market.
Is this bat better than the Easton XL1, if so why?
Both are good bats. The RIP-IT Prototype II BCCOR will be a more balanced bat, whereas the Easton XL1 BBCOR will be more end loaded for a power hitter.
Is this a good bat for a contact hitter? Or would I be better off with a Marruci Black or an Easton S2?
Most contact hitters prefer a two-piece bat. With that being said, the Marucci Black or the Easton S2 would probably better suit your needs.
I'm 5'10" and about 135 lbs, I'm a good contact hitter. What size should I get for this bat?
Based on your height and weight, our bat coach program on our website suggests that you use a 32"-33" 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II. The link to this program is http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
Which is more end loaded? The Rip-It Prototype 2 or the Marucci Black?
Both the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II and Marruci Black feel very similar in terms of weight distribution, but I would say the Black will have just a slightly more end-loaded feel... However, I would still classify both as balanced bats.
My son is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. What size and weight bat should he use?
According to our Bat Coach program on our website, the suggested length and weight bat your son should use is a 29" 26 oz. bat. The link to the Bat Coach program is http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/.
Hi, I'm 6' 195 lbs. I'm a contact hitter with great power. Which bat would be better between the white RIP-IT or the CF5?
If you hit with a lot of power, the RIP-IT Prototype II may be a better option. It is a stiff, one-piece bat that is often preferred by stronger hitters.
This was approved at the beginning of the season but then it got taken off the approved list, but I have recently read that it is back on the approved list. Is that true?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR is approved for play in high school and college.
I had a question about this bat. Do you guys happen to know if there is going to be a 2013 bat line for RIP-IT bats?
As this time, we do not have a specific date when RIP-IT will be releasing their 2013 models.
I'm five foot seven but I'm only 110 pounds. Do you have any suggestions on what size bat I should get?
Based off of your height and weight, the suggested bat length for you is a 29" bat. Please feel free to checkout our Bat Coach tool to help you find the right size bat.
I'm five foot four and weigh 135 pounds. What size bat should I use? I'm pretty strong for my height.
Based off of your height and weight, the suggested bat size for you is a 31" bat. However, if you feel that you are strong for your size and prefer to swing a bigger bat, you are also able to go up to the 31.5" model or the 32" model. Please feel free to use the Bat Coach tool located at the top of our web site to help you find the perfect size bat.
What effect do dimpled batting cage balls have on this bat? I have heard that they damage them but I am not exactly sure how. (Denting, cracking, making it lose pop, etc.) If it makes it lose pop, how many hits do you think it takes for that to take effect?
Dimpled cage balls are very dense and will shorten the lifespan of your bat. It could lead to denting of the RIP-IT Prototype II's alloy barrel and it will limit the overall effectiveness. We recommend having a bat specifically for cage work and save your game bat for games.
Purchased this bat in December 2011. End cap falls off. How to return/replace?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is covered under RIP-IT's 400 day manufacturer's warranty. You may contact RIP-IT and they will give you instructions on how to return your bat to them to get this issue taken care of. RIP-IT's warranty information line is 1-888-957-4748. If you need a copy of your receipt, please contact us and we can send you a copy.
What is the difference between the white RIP-IT and the red RIP-IT?
The white 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is "power balanced" and has a slight end loaded feel. The red RIP-IT, PROBR has more of a balanced swing weight..
Is this bat legal for high school?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and is legal for use at the high school and collegiate level.
Is this bat USSSA certified?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR bat is not USSSA certified, however the Prototype II is legal for play at all levels. Adult baseball bats used at the high school and collegiate level require the BBCOR certification, not USSSA.
What is better the PROB2 or the Marucci Black?
It is difficult to say without knowing what kind of hitter you are. The RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR bat is a one-piece aluminum bat and the Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design with an aluminum barrel and composite handle. Both are great, high performing bats. Power hitters typically prefer a one-piece design and contact hitters typically prefer a two-piece design.
The handle cap came off my bat today in a game. I noticed a drilled hole where the cap was. Is the bat still in useable condition? Or do I need to send it back for replacement?
This would qualify as a defective bat and is covered under RIP-IT's warranty. As long as you haven't had your bat for more than 400 days it will be covered under RIP-IT's warranty. Please contact RIP-IT at 1-888-957-4748 for more information about your warranty.
I used the Easton SV12 last year and I loved the feel and balance it gave me. Will this bat have a feel and balance that the SV12 gave me, if not which bat does?
The new Easton S2 is most comparable to the SV12 in terms of overall feel and balance. Like the SV12, the S2 is a two-piece hybrid bat. Also, the new S2 is designed with a low MOI (light swing weight) just like the SV12. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a great bat, but it is more of a power balance giving the bat more of an end loaded feel.
What is the difference between the Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID2 and the RIP-IT Prototype II PROB2?
The main difference is the internal carbon composite sleeve in the Louisville Slugger EXOGRID2. The internal composite sleeve in the Louisville Slugger provides greater handle stiffness. Both bats are very durable high performing bats and it really comes down to personal preference between the two.
I am 16 years old and for the past 10 years of my baseball career I have been using the Easton Stealth before the new certification. I was wondering if you would prefer this bat or any others that have almost the same feel as a Stealth does when the baseball comes off of the bat.
If you want something similar to the Stealth, I would look at the Easton S1. It is a two-piece composite bat like the Stealth and will have a similar feel. Here is a link to the Easton S1: http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s1-bbcor--bb11s1-adult/14439/
I am 6'0" 165 lbs. power hitter. I am a sophomore in high school. Should I use this bat or the Louisville Slugger Z-1000? Also, what size should I get? 32.5 inch or a 32 inch?
Based on your height and weight, the recommended size for you would be about a 33 inch bat. You can certainly use a smaller bat if you feel more comfortable swinging a smaller size. If you are a power hitter, either the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR bat or the Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 BBCOR bat would be perfect for you! The biggest difference between the two bats is the material they are made out of. If you prefer a composite bat, the Z-1000 will be perfect for you, but if you would rather have an all alloy bat the Prototype II is the way to go!
Hi, I am a 6'0" 140 pound power hitter. What size of this bat would you recommend? I can't decide between 32.5" and 33".
Based on your height and weight, the suggested size for you is a 32 inch bat. I would probably suggest going with the 32.5 inch bat if you can't decide between the 32.5 inch bat and the 33 inch bat.
Is it a composite bat?
No, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece Advanced Tempered Ballistic Alloy construction.
Is the Prototype II mainly for power hitters?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece power balanced bat. Typically, power hitters prefer a one-piece design with a slight end loaded feel like the Prototype II.
Should I get this or the Marucci Black? I'm 5 ft. 85 lbs. I'm almost in high school.
This depends on what kind of hitter you are. If you are more of a power hitter, the one-piece RIP-IT Prototype II might better suit your needs. If you are more of a contact hitter, I would suggest a two-piece bat like the Marucci Black.
Is this bat a 1 or 2 piece?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design. The Prototype II is power balanced and has an extended sweet spot making it one of the biggest sweet spots on any BBCOR bat.
Have they done anything to improve the cap breaking off so easily? Several reviews say theirs broke in the first games.
The end cap coming off was a problem with one of the first batches that was sent to us. Since then, RIP-IT has addressed this issue and it is no longer a concern. If your end cap does break off within the first 400 days, please contact RIP-IT and they will replace the bat for you under their 400 day manufacturer's warranty.
Will this bat be disapproved as of next year? It is unfair for people to spend this amount of money if you know that the bat is being disapproved as a BBCOR?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and is legal for use in high school and college level play in 2012. As of right now, we have not received any word about this bat being deemed illegal or losing its certification in the future. The governing bodies, such as the NCAA or the NFHS are the organizations that test these products to determine their legality.
Would you suggest the RIP-IT Prototype II or the Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000?
Both bats are great bats and a couple of our top sellers. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy bat, power balanced, and has an extended sweet spot. Since the Prototype II is an alloy bat, it does not require a break-in period and is hot right out of the wrapper. The Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 is similar, but it is a one-piece composite bat and has a balanced swing weight. Although, the Z-1000 is a composite bat, this particular model does not require a break-in period.
I am not sure if I should get the RIP-IT Prototype II or the new Easton Speed Series. I am a contact hitter. Would the RIP-IT help me hit with more power? I am 5' 3" and 105 pounds. Which bat would better suit me?
If you are more of a contact hitter, I would suggest going with a two-piece bat. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a great bat, but it is a one-piece power balanced bat, which is usually better suited for power hitters. Contact hitters usually prefer a two-piece bat because these bats offer a little flex when swinging, so they help more with contact hits. With that being said, a contact hitter can still use a one-piece bat. If you are looking at the Easton Speed Series and would like a two-piece bat, I would suggest checking out the Easton S1 or S2.
I just got this bat and within a week the end cap cracked. Should I waste my time and try another one out?
Your bat has a 400 day manufacturer's warranty through RIP-IT and they will replace the bat because of this issue. RIP-IT has corrected this problem and the newer batches that they have produced have been fixed to avoid this problem in the future.
I'm concerned about the number of reviews concerning the end cap. Are these reviews specific to the 2012 Prototype II? Has there been any correction in the design by RIP-IT?
The end cap coming off was a problem with an early batch was sent to us. Since then, RIP-IT has addressed this issue and it is no longer a concern. If your end cap does come off within the first 400 days, please contact RIP-IT and they will replace the bat for you through the warranty.
Im down to 2 bats the RIP-IT Prototype II and the Marucci CAT 5. Which one is better? Also, I'm 6'3 170, what length should I get?
The RIP-IT Prototype II and the Marucci Cat 5 are both great bats. The biggest difference between the two bats will come down to personal preference. I talk to customers all day and the jury is still out about which is better. Based on your height and weight, a 33 inch bat is recommended. With that being said, the Marucci Cat 5 33 inch model has lost its BBCOR certification. All other sizes of the Cat 5 are still legal.
Hi, I'm down to deciding between 2 bats, this RIP-IT or the Easton XL3. Which would you recommend? Price is not a matter.
The RIP-IT Prototype II and the Easton XL3 are two very popular bats and both have had great reviews. Both of the bats have a slight end loaded feel which adds power and both are one-piece alloy designs. Deciding which bat you want really comes down to personal preference. They are very comparable bats with different brand names.
Is the weight evenly distributed or is the weight all in the barrel?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is power balanced, meaning that it has a slight end loaded feel giving the players more momentum when swinging the bat.
Is this bat durable enough to use in the cage as well as games?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is durable enough to use in the cage as long as you are not hitting yellow dimpled balls in the cage. Those balls are much more dense than a regular baseball and may damage the bat.
Is there a break-in period?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design and will not require a break-in period. Alloy bats are hot out of the wrapper and bats with composite barrels require a break-in period.
Does the half size and the half ounce change anything about the bat?
No, the half ounce and the half inch just provides players with more options when it comes to the size of the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat.
Is the RIP-IT more end loaded than the Marucci? I have narrowed my choices to these two bats and would like the one with a balanced feel for a single/double hitter and allow good bat speed. Also, would a 29oz 32in be good for a 5'7'' 130 pounder?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a power balanced bat. It depends on which Marucci you are comparing it to. The Marucci Cat 5 is very comparable to the RIP-IT Prototype II as they are both one-piece alloy bats. The Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design that is designed more for a contact hiter. I would recommend a 32 inch bat based on your height and weight.
I am more of a singles hitter. Will this bat increase my gap to gap power and even homerun power?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece bat that is usually preferred more by power hitters. A one-piece bat is pretty stiff, which helps with power hits. If you are more of a contact or gap hitter, a two-piece bat would probably better suit your needs. A two-piece bat offers more flex and creates a whip like effect that helps with contact hits.
I got a RIP-IT bat on eBay with a 400 day warranty. What is the deal with the BBCOR logo? Will my bat be worthless after 2012?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat does have the BBCOR label and is legal for high school and collegiate use. These bats are legal for this year and every year after, unless the rules happen to change again. BBCOR is the current certification for high school and collegiate level ball.
My son is 5'5" and 95 pounds. What size do I need to order?
I would recommend a 30 inch bat based on your son's height and weight. You may use the Bat Coach tool on our website to help you figure out the perfect size bat for your son.
My son is 5'11" and 190 pounds. He's going to be playing freshman baseball. What size bat would be good for him?
Based off of your son's height and weight, a 33"-34" bat is the most common length for that size of player. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat does have a slight end loaded feel, so a 33" may be a better fit.
My son is 6'2" and weighs 250 pounds. What size bat would you recommend? He usually uses a 33" because he has a long reach.
Based on his height and weight, the recommended length is a 34" bat. However, if he is comfortable swinging a 33" bat, that is perfectly fine as well.
Im not sure if I should go with the 32/29 or the 33/30 because im 5'9 161 but I hit 4 hole. A lot of my hits are doubles in the gap or off the fence and this was with the 32/29 Wood Sam Bat I used over summer. Plus, I really like the Prototype II but what would you suggest that would be best suitable for me?
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 32/29. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is an excellent bat and it does have a slightly end loaded feel. However, if you recently used a wood bat, the Prototype II slightly end loaded feel shouldn't be an issue for you.
I heard some information that the RIP-IT bat was de-certified. The only articles that I can find was last years original RIP-IT bat. Is the RIP-IT Prototype II still legal and certified for the NCAA?
Yes, as of 04/19/2012, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is legal for play in NCAA and NFHS play.
Wanted to get this bat but my son's coach said it was no longer BBCOR certified. Some kids already have it and have to get new bats. What do you know about this?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is legal for play in NCAA and NFHS events. The Prototype II is BBCOR certified.
There has been some issues with the BBCOR certification being on the handle of the Prototype II and not on the barrel as mandated. Our high school umpire association brought this up and has been dealing with the company about the misplacement. Will RIP-IT have a remedy to this problem?
There was an issue in Georgia about the bat being thrown out for the stamp being in the wrong place. It was appealed and the appeal was successful and the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is approved by the NFHS and NCAA. If there are further issues, you may contact RIP-IT to send you a letter verifying the bat is approved.
I am a 6 ft 185 pound third baseman that is a doubles hitter with some power. I am between the Easton S1, RIP-IT I and II, and the DeMarini CF5. What would you suggest?
If you hit with a little bit of power, I really like the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat. The Prototype II is a one-piece power balanced bat for more of a contact hitter.The CF5 and S1 are great bats, but I like those better for contact hitters without much power as they are both two-piece designs.
I am 6'1" and 230 lbs. I'm a pretty big dude and I'm starting high school ball. What size should I go with? I'm torn between the 32.5" and the 33".
Based on your height and weight, I would suggest going with 33 inch bat. However, if you want to go a half of an ounce lighter, you can always go with the 32.5 inch model.
My 12 year old son is 5 ft. 3 inches tall and weighs 110lbs. What size bat would be best for him? He is starting middle school baseball.
A good length for that size of player will be a 31"-32" bat. This is more on what he feels comfortable swinging. You may also want to try our Bat Coach which is listed above. The Bat Coach tool will help guide you in choosing the right length.
I am 5'8" and about 120 lbs. and thinking about getting this bat. I have kind of skinny arms so what size do you think I should go with?
Based on your height and weight, I would recommend using a bat that is 31 inches. If you need any further assistance in trying to find the right size of bat for yourself, please feel free to use our Bat Coach feature located at the top of our web page. This will be a great tool in helping get you the correct size you need.
I have been using a 32-29 DeMarini Voodoo for the past three and a half years and I want to switch to RIP-IT for the BBCOR. I recently had a growth spurt and I went from 5'6" - 160 lbs. to 5'10" - 180 lbs. What size bat do you reccomend?
Based on your new height and weight, I would suggest moving up to a 33 or 34 inch bat. If you need any more help on trying to decide what size you need, feel free to use our Bat Coach feature located at the top of the webpage. This is a great tool in helping recommend sizes for those who are unsure of what the perfect size may be.
I have been using a wood bat (32-30) all season until I finally broke it tonight. I'm also a contact hitter. I decided to get a BBCOR bat. Is the RIP-IT Prototype II a good choice for a bat?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a very good BBCOR bat and will have tons of pop. This has been one of the hottest selling BBCOR bats this year and has received several great reviews.
Which bat has more pop, the RIP-IT Prototype II or the Easton S1?
Both of these bats are great BBCOR bats. These are a couple of the most popular BBCOR bats we have been selling. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design and the Easton S1 is a two-piece fully composite design. Here is a link to more information on the Easton S1: http://www.justbats.com/product/easton-s1-bbcor--bb11s1-adult/14439/
Is the RIP-IT Prototype II better than the Marucci Cat 5?
The Rip-It Prototype II and the Marucci Cat 5 are both great options when looking for one-piece all alloy designs. Here is a link to further compare the Rip-It Prototype II and the Marucci Cat5. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Is this the best BBCOR baseball bat?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a very good BBCOR bat. The Prototype II has tons of pop and is one of the hottest selling BBCOR bats out there.
What bat has a longer barrel the RIP-IT or the Marucci Cat 5?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the Marucci Cat 5 have very comparable barrel lengths. For more information on the Marucci Cat 5, you may check it out at http://www.justbats.com/product/marucci-cat-5-bbcor--mcb2-adult/13175/
RIP-IT Prototype II or DeMarini Voodoo...which one is better?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the DeMarini Voodoo DXVDC are both great bats and have been really popular with our customers. The RIP-IT Prototype II is a one-piece design and the DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece hybrid design.
What are some other good BBCOR bats out there that would compare to the RIP-IT II?
There are several other BBCOR bats that are comparable to the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat. The Prototype II is one of our hottest selling one-piece alloy design BBCOR bats. To view all of our BBCOR bats, please visit http://www.justbats.com/products/baseball%20bats~adult/
I am 5'10" 190 pounds and I am a balanced hitter...contact and power. I am between the RIP-IT and Cat5. Which is better for a balanced hitter?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the Marucci Cat 5 are very comparable bats. The Prototype II and the Cat 5 are both one-piece alloy bats that have very similar performance. Either one of these bats will help you achieve great results.
I have made the decision to purchase the Prototype II. My biggest concern is the issue with the end cap coming off or cracking. Have you guys addressed these issues and what have you done about it?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat comes with a 400 day manufacturer's warranty. If anything goes wrong with the bat within the first 400 days, the Prototype II may be replaced through RIP-IT. RIP-IT's warranty information line is 1-888-957-4748.
Between this bat and the Cat 5, which one is a better all around bat minus the looks? Is this bat worth the extra $80?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the Marucci Cat 5 are a couple of our hottest selling BBCOR bats. They are very comparable bats as they are both one-piece alloy designs.
Is this bat end loaded?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat has a Power Balanced feature which means the weight is more in the barrel. This makes the bat feel slightly end loaded.
Where is the sweet spot located, right at the letters or towards the end?
The sweet spot will be where "RIP-IT" is located on the barrel of the bat. The RIP-IT Prototype II does feature an extended sweet spot.
I'm 5'5" and weigh 120 lbs. What is the best size bat for me?
Based off of your height and weight, a 32" bat will be the best size for you.
5'10"/140 lbs. Son needs to move up from his 31' DeMarini CF5. He loves the CF5 - great balance, great bat speed. He is a contact hitter; these FAQ seem to suggest RIP-IT Prototype II is more for power hitters. Why? Can you tell me what makes one bat good for power (I thought end load; but you say this bat is balanced) vs contact? For him, do u recommend the CF5 or the Prototype II? Thanks!
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat has a more end loaded feel which power hitters do prefer. The Prototype II is also a one-piece design which is also preferred by many power hitters. For a contact hitter, the DeMarini CF5 may be a better choice as it has a very balanced swing weight and it is a two-piece composite design which is preferred by many contact hitters.
I'm 5'6" to 5'8" and weigh about 140 pounds. What would be the best length and weight for me?
Based off of your height and weight, I would suggest a 32 inch 29 ounce bat.
My new bat has a loose particle inside the bat that you can hear rolling around. Is this a manufacturing issue? In addition to being irritating, will that effect the performance of the bat?
Typically when this happens, it is a piece of epoxy or glue that the manufacturer used to seal the end cap on the bat. A piece of the glue may chip off and then you hear the piece rolling around inside the bat. More than likely, this sound does not effect the performance of the bat. However, it will be covered under the manufacturer's warranty through RIP-IT.
Should I get the RIP-IT Prototype II or the Marucci Black?
The RIP-IT Prototype II and the Marucci Black are both very popular, high performing BBCOR bats. It really depends on what type of hitter you are. If you are a power hitter, I would suggest the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat as it is a one-piece alloy design with a power balance. If you are a contact hitter, I would suggest the Marucci Black as it is a two-piece hybrid design with a more balanced swing weight.
Better than the top of the line Easton?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy bat. The Easton S1 or the Easton XL1 are the top of the line for Easton, which are two-piece fully composite designs. The Easton XL3 is the most comparable bat to the RIP-IT Prototype II. They are all great bats and either way you decide to go, you will be satisfied.
The BBCOR label on this website does not have a decimal in front of the "50," does that mean that this label is not certified?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and approved for play at the high school and collegiate levels.
My son is 5'7", 170 lbs, He is considered a power hitter by his coaches on his Select Squad. How does the RIP-IT prototype II compare to the Nike MC1? He likes the one piece stiff bats. He has a MC1 now. Is the RIP-IT II worth spending the money to switch from the MC1?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is one of the hottest selling BBCOR bats out right now. The Prototype II has the one-piece stiff feel that he is looking for and it features a power balance, meaning the weight it going to be balanced more towards the end of the barrel.
My son is 13 6'4" 200lb. Incredible power! Believe it or not, I think a 32" is good size (against faster pitchers)which is a better bat, RIP-IT Prototype II or COMbat B3? Which is better balanced? I'm confused, is this a composite or aluminum? 1 or 2 piece?
With his height and weight, he should be able to swing the 33", 30 oz. bat. As to which bat, it is a tough call. Both are going to offer what he needs as a power hitter. The COMBAT B3 and the RIP-IT Prototype II are both one-piece bats. As to which one would be better, the Prototype II is an all alloy bat with great pop, but a power balance towards the end of the barrel. The COMBAT B3 is a one-piece full composite design and also power balanced. The decision comes down to composite versus alloy and what his preference is.
I'm trying to decide between the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 and the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR:PROBR. What is the difference?
The only real difference is the type of alloy used. The Prototype II has the Tempered Ballistic Alloy, which is more durable. Other than the alloy used, they are very similar bats.
Which has a bigger sweet spot, the RIP-IT Prototype II or Marucci Cat 5?
Both of these bats have a very similar sweet spot and are very comparable bats. I can't say one is bigger than the other. The RIP-IT Prototype II and the Marucci Cat are two of our more popular BBCOR bats.
I am 11 years old, 5 feet tall and weight 100lbs. What would be the best size bat for me?
According to the Bat Selection Chart, which is simply a guideline, you should be looking at a 31" bat. The bat in question, however, is an Adult bat that is for High School & College players. Make sure that is the type of bat you need. You may also use the Bat Coach tool on our website to help guide you in the right direction.
Is this bat legal for the 2012 little league season?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is an adult bat and has the BBCOR certification. The Prototype II is approved for play at the high school and collegiate levels. It will also be approved for your league if you have to use a BBCOR bat. If not, you may want to check out some of our Senior League bats.
My son is 5 ft 4, 110 lbs and is mainly a contact hitter. I'm just trying to put him on an even playing field with some of the bigger boys when he is trying out for his middle school team. What is the best bat for him to use in the $250 or so price range?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult is a power balanced bat with great pop. The Prototype II is going to have a slight end loaded feel to it. If your son is mainly a contact hitter, he may be more interested in a two-piece design as most power hitters prefer a one-piece design and most contact hitters prefer a two-piece model.
Can you get this bat in a drop 9 or drop 10? I have a couple of little guys and need something more than drop 3.
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is an adult BBCOR bat and is not available in less than a -3 oz. length to weight ratio. RIP-IT does offer a couple of Senior League bats available in a drop 8.5 oz. and a drop 10 oz. The RIP-IT Senior League bats can be found at http://www.justbats.com/products/vendor~rip-it%20elite/baseball%20bats~youth%20big%20barrel/
Do you think the RIP-IT Prototype II is better than the Nike Aero M1 BBCOR?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the Nike Aero M1 BBCOR bat are both great BBCOR bats. As of right now, the RIP-IT Prototype II is our hottest selling BBCOR bat and the Nike Aero M1 BBCOR bat is in our top 15 for our hottest sellers.
My son is a contact hitter with power if that makes sense. I have been reading all the reviews and questions and while I know you can not choose sides of one particular bat company over another all I do is come away confused with what I am reading. I am looking for a well balanced bat that will give him the control and pop he is looking for. So far we have reviewed the RIP-IT Prototype II, Rawlings 5150 (both models) and Marucci Black. I know that you can't have the best of both worlds but which bat comes the closest for contact and power?
I totally understand your confusion. I have two sons, so I know where you're coming from. If it were me, it would be a toss-up between the RIP-IT Prototype II, which is a power balanced one-piece bat, and the Marucci Black which is a well balanced two-piece hybrid. The Black will have a little more flex in it, better for contact hitters. The PROB2 will be stiffer, better for power hitters. Both are fine bats and among our top sellers. The Rawlings 5150 Velo and the Alloy are similar to the Prototype II as they are also one-piece designs. The Rawlings 5150 Velo is probably the most well balanced of the one-piece designs.
Does it ping when the ball is hit?
Yes, since the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat has an alloy barrel, it will have more of a ping than the crack sound that a composite barrel bat would make. If you click on the speaker icon over the big picture of the bat, you can click the speaker icon and we have posted a recording of how the bat sounds.
How does this bat compare to the Easton S1?
The Easton S1 is a two-piece fully composite design and the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design. Power hitters generally prefer a one-piece bat and contact hitters generally prefer a two-piece design. They are both great bats, the biggest difference depends on what type of hitter you are.
How is the sweet spot on this bat, in terms of size not pop?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat has an extended sweet spot and provides great performance and durability.
Do you only have this bat in a minus 3? I am looking for a drop 5.
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and BBCOR bats are only available in a -3 oz. drop. RIP-IT offers two Senior League bats in a -8.5 oz. drop and a -10 oz. drop.
I need, or want, this bat for my son. He is 10yrs old and I need a 31in. 21oz. bat. Do ya'll not make one that small?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified. BBCOR bats do not come in a -10 oz. drop. BBCOR certification only allows bats to have a -3 oz. drop. If your son is 10 years old, you may want to look at our Youth Big Barrel bats as they offer a selection in the size that you are looking for.
Are we able to get this bat in different colors?
No, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat only comes in the color as it is shown on our site.
Are there any performance differences between the Prototype II and Marucci Black? (pop, balance, durability)
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the Marucci Black are both great bats. The Prototype II is a one-piece alloy design which is often times preferred more by a power hitter. The Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design that is often preferred more by contact hitters. The Prototype II has a slightly end loaded feel and the Marucci Black is more of a balanced bat.
I'm about 5-10 and 135 pounds. I'm more of a contact hitter. Would you recommend the Prototype II or the Easton S2?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design and the Easton S2 is a two-piece hybrid design. Typically, one-piece bats are designed for power hitters and two-piece bats are designed for contact hitters. The Prototype II and the S2 are both great bats.
I've heard some rumors that this bat could be banned, any truth to them?
There were issues with the original BBCOR Prototype, but not the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat. Even the original was re-tested and they found that it met all BBCOR standards and regained its BBCOR certification.
Which bat in the market is the best for more of a contact hitter in your opinion?
Contact hitters typically prefer a two-piece design versus a one-piece design. Two-piece bats provide more flex and are less stiff than a one-piece design. If you are looking for a great bat for a contact hitter, I would suggest looking at two-piece designs.
I am more of a contact hitter. Does that mean that I shouldn't get this bat? Should I lean more towards this Prototype II or the Marucci Cat 5?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat and the Marucci Cat 5 have very comparable features. The Prototype II and the Cat 5 are one-piece alloy designs. Many contact hitters prefer a two-piece bat as it provides more flex in the handle, thus providing a whipping action through the swing zone.
Last year in college, I used the white Voodoo in the 2 hole and led my team in homeruns but i would not consider myself a power hitter. I would say more of a contact gap to gap hitter. Im between this new RIP-IT, the new Voodoo, the Marucci Black, and the S1. I want a balanced bat that is going to provide good pop. any suggestions?
If you had a lot of success with last year's Voodoo, I would stick with the Voodoo. That's my mentality when it comes to hitting. If I had success with a specific model, I stuck with it. Whether that meant getting the new year's model or purchasing the same model (if I was able to). If you want something different, the S1 would be a great option. It's a little more balanced than the Voodoo and great for contact hitters. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is more a power hitters bat as it is a one-piece design and power balanced.
Is the Prototype II more balanced or end weighted?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is Power Balanced. Balanced for power, the Prototype's weight resides mostly in the barrel which features the biggest sweetspot a player will find on a BBCOR bat.
Is this bat balanced compared to a BESR bat? I've heard this bat is very good, worth the price?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is slightly endloaded compared to the BESR version. It is one of the hottest bats on the market with the BBCOR certification. The Prototype II is currently our hottest selling BBCOR bat.
Is this bat legal for USSSA and Triple Play Sports?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is legal for any league that requires a BBCOR stamp on the bat. High school and collegiate leagues require the BBCOR certification.
My high school is looking at buying these. Is it a good bat?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a very high performing bat. The RIP-IT Prototype II is one of our hottest selling BBCOR bats.
What is the difference between the Prototype II and the 2012 Prototype BBCOR:PROBR Adult? In other words the original Prototype(re-certified) and the new Prototype II?
The Prototype and the Prototype II are very similar bats that have very good pop and a huge sweet spot. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a newer model and the PROBR is the older model.
What is the different between the white model and the red model?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is power balanced, meaning the bat is going to feel slightly end loaded. The PROBR, the red model, is going to have a more well balanced swing weight.
Is there break-in period?
No, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat does not require a break-in period as it is a one-piece alloy design. Bats that are constructed with composite barrels do require a break-in period.
Will this bat be approved for USSSA use? RIP-IT is currently not listed as an licensed manufacturer by USSSA.
Adult size bats must be BBCOR certified and the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified. Senior League bats have the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp. BBCOR bats will be legal for play in nearly every league as the BBCOR certification is the strongest certification.
Is this bat BBCOR .50 certified and usssa legal?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified.
Thinking about buying a 2012 RIP-IT for my son but heard that it has been banned - true or not?
The 2012 Rip-It Prototype II is approved for play and features the BBCOR certification.
Want to confirm that you have the 31" in stock. Can you also tell me if I place the order, when I will receive it? Thanks!
As of right now, we do have the 31" size in stock. We ship out the same day that you order and you will receive the bat within five business days.
What is the better bat. The RIP-IT Protoype II, Easton XL2 or Demarini VooDoo? My son is 6' 195 lbs and a power hitter.
If he's a strong power hitter, then I would lean towards the Easton XL2 or the RIP-IT Prototype II. The XL2 and Prototype II will have a little more end-loaded feel and is a good choice for power hitters. The Prototype is a stiff one-piece bat and the XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design. The DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece hybrid design with more of a well balanced swing weight.
I usually get one-piece bats, but I've heard that this bat and the first one are good. I'm a DH, so which one is better for me?
I think the reviews speak for themselves. This is a very good BBCOR bat and will have very good pop. The RIP-IT Prototypes are a one-piece all alloy bat and are geared more more for power hitters.
Would this RIP-IT or the Marucci Black be better for a player that is both a contact and power hitter?
Either bat will be a good option. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult is geared for more of a power hitter but still an option for a contact hitter and the Marucci Black is geared more for a contact hitter, but still an option for a power hitter. The Prototype II is a one-piece alloy bat and the Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design.
If it cracks or breaks what is RIP-IT's warranty?
RIP-IT provides a 400 day manufacturer's warranty on the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat. If you are unhappy with the bat within the first 30 days, RIP-IT also offers a 30 day performance guarantee.
I have been looking at three different bats for about a month now and they all look good and have awesome reviews. I have been going crazy trying to decide which bat is best. I was wondering if you can please tell me which of these three are best and why. The three bats are the 2012 Voodoo, the Marucci Black and the RIP-IT Prototype II. Thanks!!!
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult is a very good BBCOR bat and has tons of pop. The Prototype II has a slight end-loaded feel and is a one-piece bat which is designed more for power hitters. The Black and Voodoo are two-piece bats with a balanced weight and more for contact hitters. You won't go wrong with any of the bats, however, the Black and the Voodoo are geared more towards contact hitters and the RIP-IT is geared more towards a power hitter.
Is this bat only for power hitters?
No, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat can be used for either type of hitter and will provide great performance both ways. One-piece bats like the Prototype II are traditionally more beneficial for a power hitter over a contact hitter though.
Which is a better bat, the Marruci Black or the Prototype II BBCOR?
Both are going to be great models. The Marucci Black is going to be a more balanced model campared to the RIP-IT Prototype II. The RIP-IT is a one-piece all alloy model and the Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid design.
Is it approved for USSSA in 2012?
Yes, BBCOR bats like the RIP-IT Prototype II are approved for USSSA play in 2012.
My 13 yr old did awesome last year with his Easton Omen. He is about 5'4" and a little beefy (we call him "Prince Fielder") and he wants an Easton XL2 BBCOR; his coach is recommending Rawlings 5150. However, from everything I am reading, I am leaning towards this bat. I am so confused - what do you recommend?
All of the bats that you have mentioned are great bats. The Rawlings 5150 and the RIP-IT Prototype II are one-piece alloy designs geared more for a power hitter. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design, so it will feel similar to swinging the two-piece Omen.
Is this bat durable? Will it last a couple seasons?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a very durable bat and has been a very popular BBCOR bat. As long as you take care of the bat and try to avoid the bat becoming a team bat, it should be fine. The Prototype II bat has very good pop and a very nice sweet spot.
Is this bat going be be legal in high school baseball?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and legal for high school and college play.
Is this RIP-IT better than the last? Is it well balanced and does it have more pop?
The Rip-IT Prototype II is power balanced, meaning it has a slight end loaded feel. The Prototype II is a very popular bat with great pop.
I am concerned about the memory foam grip as we share bats on my team. Will this be a problem?
This shouldn't be a problem. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is one of the more popular BBCOR bats that we sell.
Would you recommend this bat for a 13-year old swinging a minus 3 for the first time?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat would be a good one. It is power balanced, so it may have a slightly end loaded feel, but it will provide great performance.
Do these bats require that they be rotated like a lot of the composites?
The RIP-IT Prototype II does not require a break-in period. However, it is recommended to rotate any alloy or composite bat to preserve the life span of your bat. If you rotate your bat, you will preserve each side of the wall more so than constantly using the same side of the barrel.
Being a power hitter in the past but now heading into high school. Is it safe to say I will still be a power hitter or will that change when the playing field isn't level any more?
It depends on your level of determination and drive. If you have always been a power hitter, with confidence in your abilities, you will still be a power hitter!
Son is 14.5 yrs. old. 135 lbs. has good bad speed. Your opinion pro's & cons between 2012 RIP-IT and Easton XL2 and XL3.
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II and the Easton XL3 are very comparable bats. They are both one-piece alloy designs and have a slight end loaded feel. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid design and will also feature a slight end loaded feel.
What would be better, the RIP-IT Prototype II or the Marucci Black? By the way, I am a contact hitter.
The Marucci Black is going to be the bat that I would go with. This is going to be a great bat for contact hitters. This is going to be one that you will be able to use for a long time.
Is this bat more balanced or is it end weighted, or in the middle? I have heard both.
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is power balanced, meaning that the bat has a slight end loaded feel, but it is also well balanced for a slightly end loaded bat.
Is this a one-piece bat?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II is a one-piece alloy bat.
What separates this bat from its predecessor because I own the original and it is absolutely phenomenal and it looks as though the barrel is smaller on this bat?
They are very similar bats. This is the newer model of the RIP-IT Prototype. Both bats are great BBCOR bats.
Will the 30 day guarantee still be honored through January if this bat sits under the Christmas Tree until 12/25/11?
The 30 day guarantee and the 400 day manufacturer's warranty is in place from the date of purchase.
Which bat is better, the Nike MC2, Louisville Slugger Exogrid, RIP-IT 2, or a DeMarini bat? I need a bat for this season!! I want the best.
All of the bats that you have mentioned are very popular and hot selling BBCOR bats. Based on the bats that you have mentioned, it really comes down to your personal preference to decide on a bat that you feel comfortable using.
For a power hitter, which would be a better bat, the RIP-IT Prototype II, the Marucci Cat 5, or the Easton XL3? If not any of these, which one?
Generally speaking, power hitters prefer one-piece bats. Some prefer alloy, some prefer composite, but most all, I would go with a one-piece bat. There are numerous bats that would work great for a power hitter, but the three that you have mentioned are all great bats.
Is this the best bat for POWER out on the market? If not, which bat is?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is one of the best selling bats on the market. The Prototype II will provide great performance and durability.
Which would be the better BBCOR bat the Prototype II or the Rawlings 5150 BBCOR?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II and the Rawlings 5150 are both great one-piece alloy bats that provide comparable performance. To choose between the Rawlings 150 and the Protoype II comes down to personal preference.
I would just like to verify that the RIP-IT RE-CERTIFIED PRO-B BBCOR BASEBALL BAT is a legal high school approved bat for the 2012 season.
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified and legal for play in high school and collegiate play.
The 30 day return policy. Is it returned to you or the manufacturer?
The 30 day performance guarantee is handled through the manufacturer, RIP-IT. The 400 day manufacturer's warranty is also handled through RIP-IT.
I'm 200 pounds 5'10" and normally I am relied on for deep balls in the 3 and 4 spot. So do I use the RIP-IT, the COMbat, the Omen, or the Cat 5?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II is great for power hitters. It is a stiff one-piece alloy design. The COMBAT B3 and the Cat 5 are also great one-piece bats. The Easton Omen is a two-piece design and geared more towards contact hitters.
I'm 5'7" and about 190 lbs and I consider myself to be a power hitter. Where I live it is very cold during my season would this be a good bat for me?
The RIP-IT Prototype II is a stiff one-piece bat and is a great choice for power hitters. I would try to limit its use when it's below 55 degrees outside as the baseball becomes more dense and the bats are not designed to be used against dense balls.
I hear this bat loses "pop" after a while because it is made of alloy material, is this true??
The Prototype II is a bat that is going to keep its pop for a long time as long as the bat is kept up. This is going to be one of the hotter BBCOR bats on the market.
I'm kind of scared of getting this after my last RIP-IT had to be recertified. Is that a reasonable worry?
RIP-IT has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that the Prottotype II does not go through the same re-certification process as the original Prototype. It shouldn't be a problem.
It is an understandable worry, due to all the rule changes. But as of right now, this bat has all the certifications required for 2012.
Which one is a better bat, the RIP-IT Prototype II or the Marucci Cat 5? I really don't know if I'm a power hitter or a contact hitter. I'm 5'8" 156 lbs. I usually hit doubles to the wall and singles. Not so much homeruns. Usually 1 homer every 40-50 ab's . I'm really conflicted .
Both are high performing one-piece alloy BBCOR bats. I've hit with both and would say that both have similar pop. I really liked the feel of the Cat 5 though and it was a little more balanced in my opinion. The Prototype would probably be better suited for a strong power hitter though.
How does this this bat compare to other top bbcor bats like the Power Brigade?
In my opinion, the RIP-IT Prototype II will be right up there with the best BBCOR bats. I really like the new Speed and XL bats from Easton. I haven't hit with the S1 or XL1 BBCOR bats yet, but I anticipate they'll also be two of the better BBCOR bats to date.
Does the RIP-IT Prototype II have any sting? Does the grip get dirty fast? What would you recommend: *Both BBCOR* DeMarini CF5 or the RIP-IT Prototype II? I like pop and no sting and I want a bat that doesn't get dirty fast.
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II doesn't have any more sting than many of the other BBCOR bats available. The grip should be fine as long as it is taken care of. The DeMarini CF5 and the RIP-IT Prototype II are both great bats but differ in the fact that the Prototype II is a one-piece alloy design and the DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece fully composite design.
Best for bat speed? If not what is?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy design and has a power balanced feel, meaning that the weight of the bat is balanced more towards the barrel of the bat. A lot of players looking for a bat to assist with bat speed will look more towards a two-piece bat as it is more flexible and provides more of a whipping action when swung.
Do you carry 30.5" / 27.5 oz. adult bat?
Yes, as of 04/21/2012, we currently have the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat available in a 30.5" 27.5 ounce model.
Does the Protoype II have a metal sound or a dull thud like many composite BBCORs, i.e.TPX Z-1000 and Omen?
It's more of a dull thud. If you look at the RIP-IT Prototype II on our website, there is an audio link in the top right corner of the main product image. Click on the audio link and you'll be able to hear what the bat sounds like.
Does the whole, "If bought in this amount of time it will be sent the same day" mean anytime within that? or starting then?
That means the product will ship anytime within that time frame. If it say 3 hours, that means any order placed between now and 3 hours will ship out the same day.
Is the RIP-IT 2011 Protoype Reloaded a detuned version of the original, meaning, does not hit as well and is heavier?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult version is just as hot as the previous years model. All BBCOR bats have been regulated more strictly and won't be as hot as any previous BESR certified bats.
Why is the 32/29 weight option no longer available??
As of 04/21/2012, we have the 32 inch 29 ounce model in stock. We run a live inventory system on our website and if we have the bat in stock, the sizes that we have it available in will be posted. As soon as we sell out of that size, we do our best to remove that size option from the site.
Will there be any other rule changes?
As of October 6, 2011 we have not heard there will be anymore rule changes regarding BBCOR bats.
I have heard that this bat (2011 model) was banned and lost its BBCOR ranking. It could not be used in High School or College. Is this true and does it have the rating back and are the schools and colleges going to allow this bat again?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified. An older model of the Prototype lost its BBCOR certification, but they restested the bat and it gained its BBCOR cerfification back. The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is legal for high school and collegiate level play.
Is this NCAA 2012 certified?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is approved for play at the high school and collegiate level. The Prototype II is BBCOR certified and the NCAA requires all bats to have this certification.
I see a 30 day performance guarantee, what does that mean? 100% money back, less shipping? Is there a restocking fee?
The 30 day performance guarantee is a guarantee from RIP-IT. If you are not satisfied with your Prototype II within 30 days from purchasing your RIP-IT product, you may send the bat back to RIP-IT for a full refund.
I am more of a contact hitter? Is the 2012 DeMarini Voodoo or this bat a better fit for me?
The 2012 DeMarini Voodoo and the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II are both great bats and will be a great fit for you. The biggest difference is that the DeMarini Voodoo is a two-piece bat and the Prototype II is a one-piece design. Many contact hitters prefer a two-piece bat as it provides a whipping like action when swung. Many power hitters prefer a one-piece design as it is a little stiffer when swinging the bat.
You say the RIP-IT is a twp-piece bat. The description above says its a 1-piece. Which is correct? If the RIP-IT is a 1-piece, how does it compare to the COMbat B3 with the above requirements?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy bat with great pop and good for power hitters. The COMBAT B3 is a one-piece full composite design. They are both great performing bats with the biggest difference being that the RIP-IT is a one-piece alloy bat and the COMBAT B3 is a one-piece composite bat.
I'm a power hitter. I want max balance, max pop, big sweet spot and max stiffness. Between the RIP-IT and the Combat B3, which would best satisfy these requirements?
The new Prototype II has the extended sweetspot, it's Power balanced for maximum balance. The RIP-IT Prototype II is a great bat! B3 also, excellent bat. Super sweetspot, nice balance, excellent pop. The main difference between the two is that the Prototype II is a one-piece alloy and the B3 is a one-piece composite bat.
Will there be a video of this bat soon?
There is currently a video on our site for the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat.
Is this bat legal for high school baseball with the new rules?
Yes, the 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is BBCOR certified for play in high school and college ball.
Are these bats legal in Ohio?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is legal for play in NCAA and NFHS sanctioned events. It features the BBCOR certification.
When will this bat be offered to the public?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is currently offered to the public.
Which bat is better, this bat or the Rawlings 5150 BBCOR bat? I'm more of a contact hitter, what bat would be better for me?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II and the Rawlings 5150 are both very good BBCOR bats. They are very comparable bats as they are both one-piece alloy bats.
Is this bat top heavy at all? Is it more contact or power im 5'8" 152 lbs what is good for my size? Is this the best BBCOR bat?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult bat is a one-piece alloy bat which is designed for power hitters. The Prototype II has a power balanced weight, which means the weight is loaded more towards the end of the bat. The RIP-IT Prototype II is one of our hottest selling BBCOR bats and we hear several great things about the bat.
How does this bat compare to the 2012 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID2 BBCOR: BB12EX2 Adult?
The Prototype II has been a popular choice by many buying BBCOR bats. The RIP-IT Prototype II and the TPX EXOGRID2 are both great bats and they will be very comparable bats.
If we are not satisfied with this bat or it breaks in any way how do we return it?
The 2012 RIP-IT Prototype II has a 30 day performance guarantee through RIP-IT if you are not satisfied with the bat. If the bat is defective, the Prototype II has a 400 day manufacturer's warranty through RIP-IT. Their warranty information line is 1-888-957-4748.
I'm 6'0" and 150 lbs. What size do you think is better the 33" or 32"?
Based off of your height and weight, I would suggest going with a 33" bat. This is going to be a great link that we have that helps pick out the perfect bat for yourself; http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Does this bat have good pop?
Yes, the RIP-IT Prototype II is known to be a great performing BBCOR bat with good pop. The Prototype II is one of our hottest selling BBCOR bats.
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