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RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1403E: Image #335692
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  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • 30 Day Love It or Return It Program from RIP-IT

  • Acoustic Barrel for a Perfect Ping

  • AIR Balanced Swing Weight for Increased Bat Speed and More Control

  • BBCOR Certified - Legal for H.S. and Collegiate Play

  • Contact Grip for Eliminates Vibration

  • Free Shipping!

  • Full 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Made in the U.S.A.

  • Two-Piece Hybrid Design

  • R2 Composite Handle / R2 Alloy Barrel

  • Rifle Barrel for Dramatically Lower M.O.I.

Last season, a revolution was born when RIP-IT introduced their AIR Technology to BBCOR bats. That revolution was built on SPEED, BALANCE, and POWER. This season, RIP-IT takes it to a whole other level with BBCOR AIR Elite. The TWO-PIECE design of the RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite is constructed from an R2 Alloy barrel and R2 Composite handle, giving it even better balance for even faster bat speed. The BBCOR AIR Elite also features RIP-IT's Rifle Barrel Technology. This technological advancement removes weight from the barrel without reducing the overall wall thickness of the bat - keeping durability intact. This is achieved by cutting precise grooves inside the barrel, resulting in dramatically lower M.O.I. nd increasing bat speed. The BBCOR AIR Elite also features an Acoustic Barrel design that channels and amplifies specific performance frequencies to give players a beautiful "ping" sound when good contact is made. Down towards the handle you'll find a Contact Grip that is designed for incredible vibration reduction and extreme durability. RIP-IT is so confident that you'll love this bat, they're offering a 30 Day Love It or Return It performance guarantee. If you don't love your new BBCOR AIR Elite, simply send it back to RIP-IT within 30 days for a full refund. You've got nothing to lose. RIP-IT: Speed Matters! This bat is BBCOR Certfied and legal for high school and collegiate play. It is backed by a Full 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!

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Long time Rip-It user Ian Luttrell player

Pros: This bat perfectly fits my style of hitting, line drives to the alleys and occasionally having the pop to clear the fence. Their customer support is also 2nd to none!

Cons: Hopefully the end cap issue has been taken care off because I really loves this bat.

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Really fast bat. UCF Bound 2014! player

Pros: I tried this bat at a demo day in Orlando and I was really impressed with the balance, feel, and performance. The two piece design is the first I tried from Rip-It and it did make the bat a lot more balanced than the other two Rip-It BBCOR bats I tried. With the more balanced feel I could really feel a difference in bat speed and the pop from the added bat speed was very noticeable. Outside of the performance, the love it or return it policy and 400 day warranty are pretty cool. The Rip-It rep also told me that the warranty is unlimited replacements with free shipping. Overall I am putting this bat on the top of my list for next season.

Cons: I took 3 rounds in the cage with the bat and based on that time could not come up with any negatives as far as performance. I did notice however that the white grip will probably get dirty through use.

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This bat rocks! Sherryspice player

Pros: Fastest bat ive ever swung! You can feel the ultra balance of this bat. There is a clear difference when i swing this bat as opposed to other competitors bats. FASTER AND MORE POWERFUL for sure. Worth every penny.

Cons: Absolutely nothing wrong with my bat couldnt be happier!

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great bat Vickie other

Pros: Awesome bat! Great pop!

Cons: Haven't found any!

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Love this bat Pacman355 player

Pros: Easy to swing and love the balance.

Cons: Can I get a grip color other than white. Looks good for 5 mins.

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Elite joshua g player

Pros: really balanced with lots of pop, a cool design and comfortable grip; definitely worth the 400. probably the best bbcor out there. i also love the loud ping when you hit it

Cons: grip gets dirty fast, sweetspot kind of small compared to other bats but still a forgiving barrel

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Great bat bearded wonder player

Pros: insane pop and easy to get through the zone, very balanced

Cons: nothing

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best bat ever tucker player

Pros: This bat has everything going for it. It will last many seasons and never lose its pop. Not to mention how amazing it looks.I would recommend this bat to any type of hitter on any level of play.

Cons: None

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amazing bat! Nick Slone player

Pros: Extremely balanced bat and thats exactly what i like/want with a bbcor bat. It has great feel to it just like a BESR bat. The thick grip is also has a great feel to it to me. Easily the best bat ive ever used.

Cons: The grip gets dirty easily, but thats a very minor con. Rest of the bat is amazing.

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barrowed a teamates bat M. Lerma player

Pros: i swing the 33" 30oz bbcor air and this bat feels lighter has more pop than the mako . My base hits got into the gaps faster so i was able to take extra bases .

Cons: trying to convince my dad to buy it for me .......

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BEST BAT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liam player

Pros: Every thing, this bat hits absolute bombs. The best bat I have ever hit with by far, the pop is amazing, and it just feels amazing also when the ball comes off the bat. Just plain spectacular, you gotta get this bat, NOW!!!!!

Cons: None what so ever

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great overall bat weightman30 player

Pros: -balanced swing through the zone -awesome sound off the sweet spot to ensure solid hit -great pop and flex -the grip is durable and feels great when in the box Overall a great bat and recommend it to everyone

Cons: nothing

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Best BBCOR Bat Out for 2014!!!! JROD player

Pros: Fastest bat thru the ZONE! Bat is very balanced. Faster & has more power. Worth the money

Cons: None

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Excellent bat Hunter S. player

Pros: This bat demonstrates great pop and feel.

Cons: NOpe

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Swing! Taylor S. coach

Pros: My players love to swing this bat. They claim its their favorite.

Cons: No

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Hot Bat High School Tryouts!! Patriot Dad parent

Pros: Ball was jumping off the Elite! By the end of Tryouts everyone was asking about! Especially the Coach!!

Cons: That we dont have 4!!!

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Rip It? Every Time Harryaz coach

Pros: Amazingly balanced. enormous sweet spot, great pop. Rip It stays ahead of the field in producing the best all around baseball bats on the market. you can't go wrong buying Rip It, especially with their unmatched 400 day love it or return it policy

Cons: i have only heard some models provide more distance or power but if you are interested in distance only artifically created by the bat, go for it. When you have to use wood, you'll find out how strong you really are (not)!

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Worth the money! Jason parent

Pros: The bat looks amazing and feels great in your hands. We went up about 2 inches with this new bat and it feels lighter than his previous bat, also a drop 3. The color scheme makes the bat head look really small but holding it up against last years Prototype the bat head/sweet spot is the same size. After the first cage session with it my son was impressed with the amount of pop it had and how balanced and fast it was. Not to mention the sound off the bat is really impressive.

Cons: none yet. Was hesitant about the 2 piece design since up until now Rip It only made 1 piece bats but after the first cage session I'm not concerned about it any more. I'm going to rely on Rip Its amazing warranty and return policy if anything goes wrong.

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Very Best BBCO Bat On The Market Craig Nelsen parent

Pros: Soft feel in your hands.,, which generates tremendous bat speed. I bought this bat for my son whose has average hand speed through the swing, the Rip-IT Elite doubled his hand speed through the zone and the ball is now jumping off the bat. Great warranty on this product but you will not be returning this bat. This is the 3rd one we have owned over the last 4 seasons. So if you are looking to improve your OBP but the RIP-IT Elite bat TODAY!!!!

Cons: NONE, this bat was flawlessly designed.

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Best Bat EVER!!!!!! Cortlandt Nelsen player

Pros: This is my 3rd RIP-IT bat I have owned and I have loved each and every one of them. This years model is the best! The ball is popping off the bat with a normal swing and the is NO vibration what so ever. You will love the grip and feel of this bat in your hands from the very first time you grip the bat. I have used Demarini in the past but the RIP-IT surpasses all the rest.

Cons: NONE. This bat sets the standard for BBCO bats period!

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RIP-IT Air Elite Sam Hardin - Elgin High School player

Pros: Just recently received the new Rip-It Air Elite in 32.5/29.5. The weight distribution of this two piece bat is perfect. I have swung a 5150 32/29 in the past and do not notice a weight difference with the new Air Elite. I will be working to break this bat in before our spring season starts. Excited to get it broken in.

Cons: None

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CBA Palmetto Rays Tyler player

Pros: Balanced weight, great feel, good pop and durable.

Cons: none

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small sweetspot Nolan12 player

Pros: nice, comfortable handle, smooth swing, wonderful warranty...

Cons: small sweetspot, not as balanced as other "contact hitter" bats...

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Watch out for RIP-IT Vindog14 parent

Pros: Amazing feel, bat speed is incredible, balance is perfect, customer service is second to none. An dont get me started on the 30 day love or leave it 400 day warranty

Cons: The only thing wrong with this bat is they didn't make it when i played!

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Awesome! Milw-Angel-26 parent

Pros: The bat is well-balanced with lots of pop. I bought this for my son, and the bat VERY quickly became his favorite compared to the DeMarini Voodoo, 5150, and Miken. I am very pleased with the performance.

Cons: NONE

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RIP-IT - Great Product Milw-Angel-26 parent

Pros: I bought this bat for my son, and it quickly became his favorite bat when compared to the Voodoo, Miken, and 5150. He has been using it for the (2) weeks in practice, and he cannot wait to use it in the game.

Cons: NONE

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best bat ever pdepo player

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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First BBCOR Bat Ron Jones coach

Pros: The transition from 12U to 13U baseball is a difficult one. The move to 60/90 fields along with many leagues require the use of -3 BBCOR bats makes for some very low scoring baseball games. My son is a small/medium contact hitter, but he had his share of homeruns in the past too. I really didn't expect much at the start of this season, but he surprised me. His bat speed is still very fast and has shown great pop with the Rip-it BBCOR Air Elite. He was swinging wood until we purchased this bat and there is a noticeable difference when he makes contact (more consistent contact too). He tried his teammate's bats, but he really likes his Rip-it. I'm feeling a little better about the season ahead and it looks like he is going to make the school baseball team too (not many 7th graders make that cut). Great product and the best warranty in the business! I would definitely recommend this bat! Check back in a few weeks...I will update this post after a couple games/ tournaments.

Cons: None

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Fantastic Bat Kai Pegula player

Pros: This bat is very balanced and has great pop. First few swings with it felt great and the rest felt even better. This bat is great for all hitters. This is definitely a bat that most High Schoolers should use.

Cons: None

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Great bat!!! jake player

Pros: This bat has a nice sweet spot, awesome pop, cant wait till i break it in.

Cons: everyone stop saying the grip will get dirty fast its BASEBALL.

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Great Bat!! WCHAWKS2017 coach

Pros: High School Freshman went from Easton XL1 to the Air Elite. Phenomenal results! Consistent line drives up the middle for a traditional contact hitter. The Bat looks and feels great and he has everyone on his team asking him to use it. Great Bat...Great Customer service. Thanks RIP IT!!

Cons: None

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great pop chandler player

Pros: easy to square up the ball great pop perfectly weighted amazing grip. best bbcor bat i have ever swung

Cons: the gripp gets dirty quick

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best bbcor stew player

Pros: amazing grip fastest bat swing great pop sounds great no vibration at all best bbcor out there

Cons: grip gets dirty

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Always been a Rip-It Fan Spencer player

Pros: I love the balance and overall feel of the bat. The two-piece design provides a great balance and feel to the bat. The color scheme and overall style of the bat is top-notch, including the unmatched, regarding comfort, grip.

Cons: The only, and absolute only dowfall I could find was the sometimes unforgiveness. Over the past month or so, I noticed that hits of the end of the bat, or not perfectly among the sweet spot, were often duds. But, the pop and balance that this bat brings to the table far outweighs this user error.

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Perfection Bear player

Pros: This bat had great ballance and comfortable grip the bat also a great pop

Cons: None

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Dinger Derby Will Kulcher player

Pros: Will Kulcher don't bunt, he hits dingers!!!!!!! And with this Rip-It the ball pops off the bat. I have used many bats in the past, and I really love to swing this one.

Cons: None yet

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Light weight and has pop JeremyL player

Pros: This bat is really light and has great pop. Recommend to get it heavier so when it is high school it will feel good and will be light.

Cons: Grip is white and can get dirty

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Unbelieveable! Its amazing!!! Starting Centerfielder player

Pros: This bat has an extremely balanced swing, one of the most as a matter of fact. The grip- The vibration reduction technology passes with flying colors, you can barely feel it if you hit it down on the knob. The sweetspot- This bat has a reasonable sweetspot, not as large as the Easton Mako, but even if you dont hit it on the sweetspot the ball will fly. Conclusion- This bat is one of the best ive used and can out perfrom most other 2-piece bats, I recommend this for contact hitters.

Cons: None!

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Great Product Spencer player

Pros: Rip-It always provides top of the line bats. good pop, great feel, and results that wont dissapoint.

Cons: none

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Awesome Bat Austin J player

Pros: I'm playing for 3 teams this Spring, so I'm getting a lot of use from this bat. This is my first year using BBCOR (13U), so I didn't know what to expect. The bat is great! I can feel a difference in the weight from 31/28 vs 31/21 last season, but it hasn't slowed my swing down. The bat has great balance and pop! I'm leading my travel team in AVG, OBP, SLG, and OPS after 30 plate appearances. The season is still young, but I really like this bat!!!!!!!!

Cons: I already purchased a new grip. The white grip looks great, but gets dirty fast.

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2014 Rip It BBCORE Air Elite Cole Edgell player

Pros: Great Pop, Balanced, No Sting and a large Sweet Spot!!

Cons: None

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2014 RIP-IT BBCOR Austen Dart player

Pros: Only used in in 2 games and all ready 3 home runs and 2 doubles off the wall. Defiantly a power hitters bat.

Cons: The price is a bit steep, but the results make up for it.

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A GREAT Bat! Oppotaco parent

Pros: This bat swings so light for a -3 BBCOR Bat that it is just amazing. My son is 13, also plays USSSA travel ball where he swings a -10 Combat Portent. The exit speed of the ball with the Rip it is typically as fast or faster than with the much lighter Combat Portent…(measured with the "Ball Coach" Pocket Radar) and is 5 mph faster than with his BBCOR Rawlings VELO. In my opinion, this bat is a real breakthrough in design with the transfer of weight from the barrel to the handle area. This is great for contact hitters and others who need a little more swing speed. The grip design is very comfortable and my son reports little to no vibration. Also…the 30 day "love it or return it" is an amazing offer…and the 400 day warranty with unlimited replacements tells you what kind of company you are dealing with… one that will stand behind its product. My son and I are loving it! Thank you Rip It!

Cons: None

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Air Elite Mike P. player

Pros: This is definitely the bat for 2014. My Demarini bats are in my bag as the rip-it has been placed on the rack.

Cons: If any, I would prefer a black grip

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Rip-it Air Elite rules the bat wars Brian J. player

Pros: This bat has so much pop I can't believe it is legal. The bat just feels right when you make good contact and the added distance is always a plus. I know the warranty is one of the best out there and at the prices for bats today, that is definitely a plus.

Cons: I have not found any as of yet

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Love the Rip It Vinny player

Pros: The bat is a very balanced bat with excellent pop. The grip is very comfortable as well. It definitely gets the job done with hitting hard line drives and the possible home run.

Cons: none

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The Worst Ever Ball Man player

Pros: It had pretty good pop. The 30 day guarantee was helpful because I was able to return this terrible bat.

Cons: No matter where i hit it, the bat would sting my hands. This is the worst bat i have ever used and will probably never buy another rip-it. I don't know about the durability of this bat because i didn't have it for long enough.

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Excellent Bat John player

Pros: Nice feel, great pop. Nice balance, good graphics.

Cons: Handle loosened up after 1 month

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beastly bat lil' timmy player

Pros: I'm 5'8'' and 120 lbs, 14 yrs old. I hit 3 homers in my first two games all 300+ ft. This bat has sooo much pop that I can't believe its even legal. #beast #baseballphenom

Cons: its not made of gold

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Amazing Bat with loads of pop! Minor issues though Ryan player

Pros: This bat has amazing pop and swings very fast and feels comfortable in the hands! Getting around on the ball was not a problem with this bat. You get it solid and it scorches off the barrel!

Cons: This bat would be even better if the barrel was a bit bigger. Also, the cap of the barrel starts peeling if you get it off the end a couple of times, but nothing to big. For my personal preference, the grip could be red or black so dirt doesn't show as much.

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1 1 player

Pros: amazing pop i love it more than my mako

Cons: im on my 3rd air elite because 2 have broke my friends also broke and personally i think it was discontinued due to poor durability but still the best bat on the market

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Great Bat goerge yoyo player

Pros: The Rip it Air elite has amazing pop, as well as a balanced weight. Great feel to the bat. Rip-it's 30 day love it or return it policy definitely is a great feature. i like the two piece design that features a R2 composite handle and R2 alloy barrel. This bat is said to be for contact hitters, but im a power hitter and i love this bat!

Cons: nothing

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great bat abaker player

Pros: smooth through the zone, great pop, balanced, big sweet spot

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Awesome Bat Tyler player

Pros: Love the amount of pop, also really balanced. I hit the ball all over the place and it hasn't stung once. All in all, love it!

Cons: Grip gets dirty pretty quick.

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Rip it Jim tim player

Pros: Very good I have never hit homer runs but now that I use this bat I do

Cons: No

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Was great ML parent

Pros: Great bat for 3 months...

Cons: Cap came loose after month and bat was dead.

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Amazing! foster3 player

Pros: I have tried almost all the new BBCORs and this one stands out the most! The ball comes of the bat amazingly well and it has helped me 100%!

Cons: The bat has a different feel but once you get used to it its fire!

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ALMOST perfect ! that dad. parent

Pros: Pop, bat just looks mean, MADE IN AMERICA !!!!!! My son also swings a cf-6 and a 2012 xl-1. He was looking for a non composite bat for those colder months here in Pa. Kept hearing how it was the most balanced bat out there and was surprised to find that it is a little endloaded. Not overlord or xl-1 endloaded but not near as balanced as his cf6. The knob and the handle are a little thick for our liking also. That being said, this is a really nice bat. It seems to be extremely sturdy bat, and even if there is a problem the warrentee is second to none.

Cons: Not as balanced as they lead you to believe. Grip is and knob are a little too thick.

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Good bat at first College ball player player

Pros: Good bat when first purchased, decent pop, good balanced swing.

Cons: After a month the cap came loose had no where near the pop it did before. Started hearing noises like a rattle when I set it down, and today it snapped in half at the handle after I hit it off the end of the bat. Went on a limb to get this and didn't last near as long as I had expected.

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Have a question about the RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1403E? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

My son had the 2013 Rip It Air one piece bat. He absolutely loved it and hit it very well. He is a power hitter that hits for average as well. What would be the advantage of someone like him switching to the two-piece RIP-IT Air "Elite"?
reefhog
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. A two-piece bat will have flex to help with bat speed as well as cut down on vibration when he makes contact. The composite handle will also help cut down on vibration.
Damon
Is the barrel size of this comparable to the Easton Mako BBCOR?
Kendall
Yes, both barrel diameters will be 2 5/8" for the 2014 Easton Mako and the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult.
Brandon
Is this end-loaded or balanced?
Chase
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult has a balanced swing weight.
John H
Overall, how does this compare to the Easton MAKO? I have used Easton in Little League and was well pleased. And I have used RIP-IT in big league and have no complaints.
cjmoney
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult and the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK Adult are both high performing bats. The 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK will have a slightly longer barrel and will require a break-in period. Both are balanced bats and are designed for a contact hitter.
Kara
What is the difference between this bat and RIP-IT BBCOR AIR?
miami baseball
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult is a two-piece hybrid design. The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult is a one-piece fully aluminum design. Both models will have a balanced swing weight.
John H
Is the bat going to have an extended barrel like the Easton Mako?
Kendall
No, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult bat does not list an extended barrel design like the Easton MAKO.
Aubrey
Will the Air Elite offer more pop or more distance than the one-piece Air?
Trying to choose
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite will offer the same balanced swing weight as the one-piece 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR. The difference is the composite handle which will help reduce vibration and add a little more whipping action to your swing. Generally, this whipping action is a performance upgrade over other similar one-piece bats.
Justin R.
Is the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult or the 2014 Easton MAKO better? I am freshmen playing on the varsity team. I am starting at second base, so I want to be on the lead off hitter for the team.
Thomas glod glove
Both the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult and the 2014 Easton MAKO will be comparable and have light swing weights. The Rip-It is a two-piece hybrid, so it has a composite handle and alloy barrel. The MAKO is a two-piece fully composite design.
Tori
I'm a lead off hitter but I also have some power behind my swing. Is this a good bat choice for me?
Landon
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult bat would be a great choice. It will allow you to have very quick bat speeds. The AIR Elite will be very balanced as a one-piece fully alloy bat.
Brandon
What's so different about this model compared to last year's model?
jfeil
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult is a two-piece hybrid design, while the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is a one-piece alloy. The AIR Elite still has the rifle alloy barrel for an extremely balanced swing weight, but the it also has a composite handle to provide more flex and reduce vibration.
Katie
Does the Air or the Air Elite have more pop? Also, if I'm a power hitter which one should I buy?
J
The "pop" on the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult and the Air will be comparable because they both have to meet the same BBCOR standards. The Air is going to be a one-piece which will give it a stiffer feel making it better suited for a power hitter.
Tori
How does the balance of the Air Elite bat stack up against the 2013 DeMarini CF5?
Anonymous
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult features RIP-IT's signature rifle barrel, making it one of the most balanced bats available.
Justin R.
What are some differences between this bat and the 2014 Demarini CF6?
Zach
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult is a two-piece hybrid design with an R2 composite handle and R2 alloy barrel. The 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR: DXCFC Adult is a two-piece fully composite bat with paradox composite and a D-Fusion handle that extends the sweet spot through the entire barrel.
Jason
When considering the AIR and the AIR Elite. Do they both have the same barrel length or does one have a bigger sweet spot?
nick
The barrel length on the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR and the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult bats will be the same. Also, the pop and performance will be similar. The AIR will feature a one-piece fully alloy design. While the AIR Elite will have a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The two-piece design will help increase swing speed. Also it will dampen vibration.
Brandon
For a power hitter would you recommend this bat or the either of the new Voodoo bats?
Cameron
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult has a balanced swing weight, typically preferred by contact hitters. Power hitters tend to prefer a bat with an end-loaded swing weight, which both the new Voodoo bats feature.
Tessa L.
Has the end cap issue finally been fixed on the Air Elite? Have always heard these are terrific bats but the end cap design has been a nightmare for them?
Tommy
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult bat is a great bat. I have not heard of any end cap issues with this model.
Brandon
When you compare the 32" and the 31" AIR Elite, where does that extra inch go? In the handle or the barrel? Does the 32" have a bigger sweet spot then the 31 inch?
Matt
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult bat 32" will be 1" longer than the 31" model. It is distributed throughout the entire bat. Both will have the same sweet spot.
Brandon
is this bat legal for high school
damon
Yes, this bat is legal for High School use since it has the BBCOR .50 BPF stamp on it.
Kelby
Would you consider this one of the most balanced bats you can get?
rudy242410
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) is one of the most balanced BBCOR models.
Kara
How balanced is this bat compared to a good balanced wood bat?
johnny2
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) Adult will feel more balanced than a well balanced wood bat.
Damon
Does this bat come in a 33.5" length?
bhud
The only half size the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) comes in is 32.5".
Damon
My son is a 6'3 200 lb. high school junior. Which bat would you recommend for him? 2014 Elite or Air and what size?
Mom
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 34" bat. The AIR will feature a one-piece fully alloy design. While the AIR Elite will have a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The two-piece design will help increase swing speed and will also dampen vibration. Ultimately, it us up to the player and whether they prefer the one-piece design of the AIR or the two-piece design of the AIR Elite.
Tessa L.
How does this bat compare to Eastom Mako
Indians17
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) and the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR (BB14MK) are both quality options that meet BBCOR certification. While both bats are high performing models, they are different in their design and material makeup. The RIP-IT AIR Elite is a two piece hybrid design featuring a composite handle and an alloy barrel. The Easton MAKO is a two piece design as well, but both the barrel and the handle are composite. Player preference would determine which barrel material is right for them. Both bats are state of the art as far as technology and construction and both are capable of high performance within the BBCOR guidelines.
Patrick
Does this bat dent easily?
CPPPP
No, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E Adult) does not dent easily. If for some reason it does RIP-IT offers an unlimited number of replacements through out the warranty period.
Brandon
Are you making the RIP-IT in 33" models?
cbrooks27
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E Adult) is made by RIP-IT, not justbats.com. They do make 33" models. We are currently out of stock on that size and should have more back in stock in roughly 2-4 weeks.
Brandon
How is this bat compared to the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC) Adult?
foster3
The 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR (DXVDC) Adult will be more end loaded for a power hitter, whereas the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) Adult will be more balanced for a contact hitter.
Damon
How does this bat compare to the RIP-IT BBCOR AIR?
foster8
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E Adult) will feature a two-piece design with the new R2 composite handle and the R2 alloy barrel. The RIP-IT BBCOR AIR will feature a one piece, all alloy design. Both are very high performing and will help maximize bat speed.
Justin R.
Does it perform better than the 2014 RIP-IT AIR?
johnny3
Yes, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult bat will feature an R2 composite handle. This will decrease the amount of vibration felt and help it be more comfortable. Also, two-piece bat designs can help increase swing speeds with more of a whipping action upon the swing. The pop of off the R2 alloy barrel will be the same between the AIR and AIR Elite.
Brandon
About how many swings does it take to break in?
Kairp
Due to the fact that the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: B1403E Adult is a hybrid bat with a R2 Composite Handle and a R2 Alloy Barrel it will not require any break in period.
Bobby
What is the best temperature recommended?
Bulldog
We do not recommend using the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) Adult bat in weather below 55 degrees.
Patrick
Is there a big difference between 32.5" and 32"?
Doon
The 1/2" difference in length and weight in the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) will be minor. You shouldn't notice a big difference in feel between the two.
Kara
What would cause the grip on this bat to separate after three batting practices? My son loves the bat. Should we consider replacing with RIP-IT or just replace the grip?
JT
It's hard to say what exactly caused the grip to fail, but both of those options are open to you. Many players end up re-gripping a bat to their preference, and there are a lot of after market grip options out there. But RIP-IT may be able to either send you a new grip or replace it under the 30 Day Guarantee. If your player is a left handed hitter, this may be the issue. The way the grip tape is oriented on the bat is better suited to withstand the friction created by a right handed hitter. Lefties will often run into this issue, and it's better to re-grip the bat in the opposite direction, but I'm not certain if this applies to your situation. You can contact RIP-IT directly at (888) 957-4748.
Mac
does this bat have a big barrel?
timmy
Yes the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) has a 2 5/8" barrel size.
Kyle
What is the difference between the 1403A and 1403E?
NCBball
The RIP-IT BBCOR Air Elite (B1403E) is going to be a two-piece design with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The RIP-IT BBCOR Air (B1403A) is a one-piece all alloy design.
John
How does this bat compare to the CF6? Which one would you recommend?
JRK35
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR (DXCFC) are tough to compare because they are different by design. While they are both top of the line, high performance models, they are made of different materials. The Air Elite features an alloy barrel and composite handle while the CF6 features a fully composite design. Both will offer some flex with the two-piece design and both will adhere to BBCOR standards of performance. The preference for which one you would like would be determined by which barrel material you prefer to use.
Patrick
Do you have a two bat deal?
STAN
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) Adult bat is not currently featured in any of our bat packs.
Patrick
How does the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR Elite B1403E compare against the Easton Mako?
bernie baseball
The Rip-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) is a two-piece hybrid so it has a alloy barrel with a R2 composite handle. It will have a contact grip which eliminates vibration. The Easton Mako (BB14MK) is a two-piece composite bat. It also has a patented ConneXion technology which reduces vibration. Both are great bats and the deciding factor really comes down to personal preference.
Zach
I've heard that the sweet spot is smaller on this bat then on the rip it Prototype Air. Is this true?
Matt417
The two-piece design of the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) makes for a more direct taper from the barrel to the handle than on the 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR (B1403) the actual sweet spot of the bat would be around the same size though.
Patrick
Is the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) a good bat for contact hitters?
Starting Centerfielder
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) is a great bat for contact hitters. It combines an extremely balanced swing weight with huge performance and distance ability.
Gary T.
How does the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite compare to the 2014 Rawlings Trio for balance, swing speed, and pop?
C5
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) and the 2014 Rawlings TRIO BBCOR (BBTRIO) are both very balanced bat with great pop. Both use top of the line materials for outstanding performance and durability.
Kara
Will the R2 alloy have more "pop" than the R1 alloy?
fatboy13
The R2 Alloy on the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) will have better performance than the R1 Alloy previously used by RIP-IT.
Kelby
Which bat would be considered the lightest swinging bat on the market? Is it possible to choose one overall winner?
Jake
I'm not sure if it is possible to choose one overall, as it seems to be largely based on personal opinion, since it's hard to know until you actually get a bat in your hands, and bats can feel different to different people. Personally, I think the 2014 Easton MAKO BBCOR: BB14MK may be the lightest and best balanced bat out right now.
Kyle J.
My son is 5'9" and 134 lbs., what size bat should he use?
Mark
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 31" 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E). For more information regarding sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Tessa
Is the Rip-It Air Elite more for a contact hitter or power hitter?
jimmyjohn
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite (B1403E) is a two-piece design which is typically preferred by contact hitters.
Kelby
Which bat would have a lighter swing weight, the RIP-IT AIR Elite or the Easton S2? Also, how would you compare performance between the two?
RobbyS
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: (B1403E) will incorporate an AIR balanced swing weight to help increase bat speed and improve control. In terms of weight, the RIP-IT AIR Elite will be one of the lightest bats. Both the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: (B1403E) and 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: (BB14S2) will be two-piece hybrid designs. The biggest difference will be the materials used in the barrel and handle. If you are looking to generate more power, I would probably recommend the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: (B1403E). The R2 Alloy used in the barrel will be a little bit stronger than the THT100 Scandium Alloy used in the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR: (BB14S2). Overall, both of these models will be high performing, and have also been highly reviewed.
Merritt
Between the Combat Portent and the Rip-It Air Elite, which one would you say is better (pop,swing weight,etc...)? I am more of a line drive hitter, which would be better for me?
benfeibus
Both the 2014 Rip-It BBCOR Air Elite (B1403E) and the 2014 COMBAT Portent BBCOR (PORAB103) are both high quality bats with balanced swing weights designed for the contact hitter. However, the Rip-It Air Elite also has a two-piece design that will give it more flex through the zone which is also a preferred characteristic of a good contact hitter bat, while the COMBAT Portent is a one-piece design with less flex.
Kyle J.
How would you compare the performance of this bat to the NVS and also which has a bigger sweet spot?
drew
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS (DXVXC) are both two-piece hybrid designs. They both feature a very low M.O.I. to allow the batter to maximize his swing speed. Each bat is a very good bat and to pick one over the other would be based on personal preference.
Zach
How will the performance of this bat compare to the Voodoo OVERLORD?
slugfest
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) is very balanced. It can be used by players who hit for average and power. The OVERLORD is an end loaded model designed for power hitters.
Justin R.
How big is the barrel?
io
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403) has a 2 5/8" barrel.
John
Why is this bat being discontinued?
josh
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) has been discontinued because they are planning on releasing the 2015 model in the next few months.
Jason
Is this bat better suited than the Easton S1 for cold weather since it is half alloy, and half composite?
baseballapex
Using the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite: (B1403E) is not necessarily safer to use in colder temperatures because of its hybrid design. Any time you use alloy or composite in temperatures lower than 55 degrees, there is always a risk. The balls become denser in colder temperatures increasing the risk of a crack or dent on the barrel. Avoiding certain temperatures is sometimes unavoidable, however, keep in mind both material are at risk.
Merritt
Would you recommend this bat over the Easton S2? I have heard the R2 Alloy is stronger than Easton's THT100 Scandium Alloy increasing the pop and durability.
mr.stealyobase
Both the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) and the 2014 Easton S2 BBCOR (BB14S2) are good options and both have outstanding durability. The preference between the two would come down to brand preference and the overall feel of the bat. The AIR Elite and the S2 have slightly differing amounts of flex.
Patrick
Is this bat USSSA certified for 2014 season?
5er
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR Air Elite (B1403E) is approved for play in USSSA. It will not have the USSSA thumb print stamp on the bat but it will have the BBCOR stamp on the barrel. USSSA requires the bat to have the thumb print stamp or the BBCOR stamp.
John
I am a power hitter, but still like the feel of a balanced bat. Is this good for me?
batter5
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) is a great bat for contact hitters with its balanced swing weight and two-piece hybrid design. As a power hitter that likes a balanced bat, the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR (B1403A) is a better option with a balanced swing weight. The one-piece design provides a stiffer feel which is ideal for increasing power.
Jason
I'm a power hitter. Would this bat be bad for me?
Jackhay13
Many power hitters use an end loaded bat very well, but it totally depends on your preference to design. Some power hitters still prefer a balanced bat like the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) because it allows you to have better control over the bat during your swing. But if you're interested in this bat, RIP-IT actually allows you to try the bat out for 30 days, and send it back to them for a full refund or exchange.
Mac
How balanced is this bat compared to the Easton S1 or DeMarini CF6?
Ville baller
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) will be similarly balanced to both the 2014 Easton S1 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB14S1) and the 2014 DeMarini CF6 BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCFC).
Patrick
Is this for power or contact hitters?
truss
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite (B1403E) would be great for power or contact hitters. With the Elite being a two piece design, it would be more designed towards contact hitters.
Kelby
Which BBCOR bat would have better performance: The 2014 Rip-IT Air Elite or the 2015 RIP-IT Air?
hit_da_gaps
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) and the RIP-IT Air are both quality bats and it depends on what type of hitter you are to determine which bat is better. The Air Elite has a two-piece design and is typically better for contact hitters. The Air has a stiffer one-piece design and works well for power hitters.
Jason
What is the difference between the 2014 and 2015 versions besides the obvious cosmetic changes?
jusbere
Other than the cosmetic differences the 2015 RIP-IT AIR Elite uses R3 Composite in the handle and R3 Alloy in the barrel where as the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) uses the R2 Composite and the R2 Alloy.
Cooper
What does the temperature have to be to hit with the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR?
Shane05022
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) will not have a temperature limit. All RIP-IT bats can be used in all temperatures.
Brandon
Why is it so expensive right now? On Baseball Express it is only $229.99, but they don't have a 32/29 BBCOR. Is there any way you guys could lower the price?
birdman
We can always try and price match items from other retailers, like the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1403E. To do this the other website or store must have the same item, in the same size, in stock. If they charge for shipping or tax we have to factor that in as well.
Brandon
Is the 2014 RIP-IT AIR Eite BBCOR Baseball Bat for contact hitters?
Joepa
The 2014 RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) would be an excellent choice for a contact hitter. The two-piece hybrid design allows for a a very balanced swing wight for more control.
Jake
Why is this bat the same price as the 2015 model?
Phil
The RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1403E) may be priced the same due to manufacturer price rules. It also may be our supply, demand, and inventory.
Brandon
Does this bat require some break-in before game use or is it game ready out of the box?
woody
The RIP-IT AIR Elite (B1403E) has an alloy barrel and will not require a break-in. It will be hot out of the wrapper.
John H
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RIP-IT AIR Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1403E
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