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RIP-IT Prototype AIR Baseball Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1303A
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Features

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • 30 Day "Love It or Return It" Program From RIP-IT

  • Full 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Free Shipping!

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

  • Contact Grip

  • One-Piece R1 Alloy Construction

  • AIR Technology for Lighter Swing Weight and Better Performance

  • Rifle Barrel for 7.2% Better Weight Distribution and Accelerated Bat Speed

  • Made in the U.S.A.

  • AIR Balanced Swing Weight

  • Acoustic Barrel Tuned for Speed

Description

New BBCOR Baseball Bat for 2013! RIP-IT builds their bats around the idea that every player should LOVE their equipment. That's why all of their bats come with a 30 day "Love It or Return It" performance guarantee. Seriously, RIP-IT will buy it back. The new Prototype BBCOR AIR will definitely make it easy to fall in love. Designed and produced in the U.S.A., the new Prototype BBCOR AIR is constructed from RIP-IT's high-performance R1 Alloy with an Acoustic Barrel that is tuned for increased bat speed. With the new AIR Technology behind the Rifle Barrel, you'll be experiencing BBCOR bat speed like never before. With 7.2% better weight distribution than the Prototype II, Rifle Barrel Technology will make you swing faster, hit more powerfully, and take your game to a level you didn't think was possible with a BBCOR bat! Once you take your first swing with the Prototype BBCOR AIR, you'll notice that it is HOT out of the wrapper, and its grip is more comfortable than anything you've previously put in your hands. This incredible feel comes from RIP-IT's Contact Grip that not only provides outstanding cushion and tack, but also completely eliminates sting from mishits. The Prototype BBCOR AIR features a power balanced swing weight that allows players to generate additional power while still staying in control of their swing. Expect this new Prototype to be one of the best alloy bats you've ever swung. If it's not, send it back. RIP-IT: We Love What We Do! The Prototype AIR is BBCOR Certified and legal for high school and collegiate play. It is backed by an exclusive 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!

Reviews (179)

Average Ratings Based on 179 Customer Reviews

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Jon A

Pros: This bat has amazing pop, and the balance on the bat is better than any other bat my son has swung. My son feels he gets much better bat speed, and his hitting performance has definitely improved since using this bat.

Cons: None so far.

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Kevin

Pros: Awesome bat! Very balanced. My son loved it, for his very first year using BBCOR he hit amazing!

Cons: None!

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Connor

Pros: Good balance A lot of pop

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Kballer

Pros: Wow.... just wow, if you thought the first rip-it bat was sweet. you need to get this bat. larger sweetspot, more comfortable grip. most balance bat i've ever held. this new technology they were talking about is legit.

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M&M

Pros: Untouchable bat. Nothing else is better. LOVE the color scheme, great swing speed and pop, best bat I've ever used!

Cons: none whatsoever!

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Christopher

Pros: My easton broke in two so I used my friends Rip It Air bat and am never going to swing anything else. So light and fast.

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Kale

Pros: new grip design lighter, faster, more powerful. I'm sold.

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JD

Pros: My son just received the new RipIt Air last week. All I can say is WOW! That bat does more than hit the ball, it launches it! Amazing! And his swing is faster! This will be the BEST Bat in 2013!!! THANK YOU! Can't wait till spring!

Cons: none

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James_007

Pros: I like the white grip

Cons: The bat is not as balanced as many others in the market and the paint started to chip off after my third practice.

Was this review helpful? 6 38
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2Sport

Pros: My son has been using Rip-it since the first prototype. This is the best model of all three. Received the bat Friday, he hit for the cycle on Saturday, are you sure this is a bbcor bat?

Cons: grip is dirty...so what

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Joe

Pros: Ball jumps off bat, bat speed, giant sweet spot, powerful

Cons: perfect bat, no cons

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Nikolas

Pros: Amazing bat. It has a great distribution of weight and allows for an increase in bat speed. Very comfortable grip, and a giant sweet spot.

Cons: None

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Kiyan

Pros: The lightest bat i have ever touched!! It has ultra-fast bat speed. The sweet spot is giant and is amazingly powerful! it has rifle barrel technology with an acoustic barrel! best bat by far!!

Cons: PERFECT BAT!! No cons

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Bit

Pros: Light, even weighted bat with a ton of pop. Good grip and a very cool look to it!

Cons: None

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Michael Ehman

Pros: Bat speed Power Shock absorption Appearance

Cons: NONE

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John

Pros: I liked how the ball jumped off the bat. And I liked how the weight distribution made me swing the bat as fast as possible.

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zbaseball9

Pros: amazing pop huge sweet spot!

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David

Pros: Bat speed

Cons: nothing

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matt

Pros: The bat had a lot of pop and it was very light.

Cons: there are no bad things to say about this bat.

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ajnickle

Pros: - grip is comfortable -bat is very balanced -ball jumps from the huge sweet spot

Cons: There are none!!

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Ryan

Pros: very balanced bat, it has nice pop and good grip tape to it!

Cons: none that i saw while using it.

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Anonymous

Pros: Weighted great. Good pop and helps with a faster swing speed.

Cons: none

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Anonymous

Pros: really big sweet spot, nice grip, and amazing weight distribution

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savione

Pros: WOW... this bat is awesome it has a massive sweet spot and it is very balanced it helps me get around the ball a lot faster than other bats that are not balanced very good bat !!!

Cons: none!

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Joey

Pros: Weighted properly. Good pop with the rip it bat.

Cons: Not really any

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Mathew

Pros: Great Balance, Bat Speed, and Pop. Low Price for what you get.

Cons: None

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Kyle

Pros: matches my team colors, tons of pop. and fast as heck!

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Lorenza Williams

Pros: Amazingly powerful, fast bat speed, massive sweet spot, and well-balanced.

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Deylon

Pros: Amazing, lightweight bat. Lots of pop. Evenly balanced. Best BBCOR on the market!!!

Cons: NONE

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Brad

Pros: Bat speed is great, power is easily generated from the acoustic barrel, love the bat.

Cons: none i can think of

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Jonathan

Pros: Best BBCOR bat I have ever swung. Much better than my Exo.

Cons: None

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Scott D.

Pros: the bat has a huge sweet spot and feel great on contact. I can definitely swing faster with this bat.

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AJ

Pros: Tons of pop, great feel, huge sweet spot, feels very light.

Cons: zero

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Travis

Pros: I LOVE THIS BAT! The bat hits a ton and the sound is awesome. My favorite BBCOR bat by a long shot

Cons: :)

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Drew S.

Pros: My son loves this bat and thinks it is the best BBCOR bat he has ever swung. We have also worked with their customer service department before and they are amazing. This is a great bat and a great company.

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Anonymous

Pros: Giant sweet spot and the ball takes off on contact. The bat looks awesome!

Cons: No

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Jonathon

Pros: It is very well balanced and has a very comfortable grip. Doesn't sting when you hit the ball wrong.

Cons: None

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Nick Bomar

Pros: Great to hit with and doesn't vibrate

Cons: None

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daniel

Pros: nice even weighted bat, comfortable grip, and overall nice feel. It doesnt sting when you hit the ball wrong and has a large sweet spot.

Cons: none

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Jake Deleon

Pros: Well-balanced, lively, large sweet spot

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chayse

Pros: really nice, HUGE sweet spot, lots of pop, evenly balanced

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Anonymous

Pros: Lightweight Balanced Good Pop

Cons: None

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tay

Pros: Great design of the bat. Not top heavy. Less vibration on the bat.

Cons:

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Vinny

Pros: Tried this bat at a demo day and was amazed. Simply the best BBCOR bat I've hit. Super balanced, amazing pop, and a great grip. Spring can't come fast enough.

Cons: Baseball season is still several months away.

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Steven

Pros: The bat is very balanced , large sweet spot and has immesnse pop off the bat.

Cons: The only negative is that fairly easy to mark on the bat.

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Iggy

Pros: Awesome bat. Has way more pop than my Easton S3.

Cons: No

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O.R.

Pros: Swing really fast and feels like a BESR bat much more than a BBCOR. Hits the snot out of the ball.

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HR Crazy

Pros: Added 10 feet to my hits. Really balanced and has a huge sweet spot. No vibration at all either.

Cons: None

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Roger

Pros: Exceptional bat control, incredibly balance and packs quite a punch. Easily the best BBCOR in the market now

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Owen B

Pros: Definitely better than any other bat I have hit in BBCOR. Really balanced and has a huge sweet spot.

Cons: Can't think of any.

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Coach J

Pros: My players love this bat, and it is the most popular bat in our dugout. I can definitely notice improvement in both the swing speed and confidence in my players.

Cons: I need more of them...

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MT

Pros: This bat rocks. Swings fast and I can get the barrel through the zone faster.

Cons: White grip gets dirty quick

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Timmy

Pros: I was surprised by the amount of difference balance makes to a bat. It feels really comfortable in my hand and easily out hits all the other bats in our team

Cons: None..

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ESSY

Pros: I love the sound of the acoustic barrel, and the ball really flies off the bat. Huge sweet spot.

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Coach Mike

Pros: My players love the new Rip it BBCOR bat. they have tons of pop and a huge margin of error.

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Grunk

Pros: bat is legit I never heard of these guys before but a got to swing it. Swing is way faster

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JB

Pros: This bat is the most amazing BBCOR bat yet. The rifile barrel makes it so so balanced it it hits like my old besr bat

Cons: graphics not as cool as the old bat

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5cent Baseball

Pros: Good feel and balance. Better pop than the old Rip-It. Like the new sound, no more ping!

Cons: Wasn't ready to pack up the old Rip-It yet.

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Anonymous

Pros: Fantastic bat! Been searching to find a bat that son loved as much as his Marucci Cat5. That search is over. Very easy to swing, no sting, and GIANT sweet spot. The ball explodes off this bat. The 30-day "Love it or return it" program makes this a very easy decision. I highly recommend giving this bat a try. Rip-It got it right with this bat.

Cons: None

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Moose

Pros: comfortable handle, very well balanced, huge sweet spot, this is the best BBCOR ive used so far

Cons: none that i can see

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travel ball dad

Pros: Grip is sweet. Balance is perfect. Crazy pop. Ball jumps off this bat. My son loves this bat & so does everyone on his team! Best BBCOR on the market!

Cons: Nothing so far.

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batman

Pros: My son loves this bat, hit he's first triple of the year, Has lots of pop Excellent bat for the money!

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Wil

Pros: Balanced swing, and Warranty.

Cons: I bought this bat for a team Tournament and I had my team used it and the performance did not live up to the reviews, I read. It has no POP no big sweet spot. Good Luck on your purchase .

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John Tsiolis

Pros: Feels great! Outstanding results everytime.

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lv rebels

Pros: The bat is very well balanced. It feels like a drop 8. It has a lot of pop. it is a very cool bat and has nice designs.

Cons: It's BBCOR.

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zimmmmmmmm

Pros: Amazing pop, does not feel like BBCOR

Cons: to much weight near handle, since it is a one piece, it has bad bat speed,

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Dan

Pros: I Love This Bat!!! It is very balance. Very light. Huge Sweet spot. Very Powerful.

Cons: None so far. :))

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Dan

Pros: I just got this bat yesterday. I'm not yet hitting with it yet, but I already feel that this bat is very strong. Great grip.

Cons: None.

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Amazing dudw

Pros: It has great pop.

Cons: It's a one piece.

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Tyler

Pros: So far so good. Balance is amazing and best pop I've seen out of a BBCOR

Cons: I want BESR bats back.

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Clem007

Pros: Great balance. Great feel. Great Pop for a BBCOR. LOve the grip!

Cons: None

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NYstateofmind

Pros: Great grip, beautiful finish. Love it or Return it performance guarantee. 400 day Manufactures warranty.

Cons: The bat seems very end weighted to me. Used a Marrucci CAT 5 last season which felt way more evenly balanced than this bat. I'm not buying into the AIR technology giving more evenly balanced bat. Does anyone else feel this way about the bat's weight distribution?

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Ralph

Pros: Good balance, but a little end weighted.

Cons: Grip is a little too thin for me. Also a lot of vibration on hits on the handle. Ball doesn't seem to carry as far as other BBCOR bats I have tried. Paint chipped on first swing.

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ctrain

Pros: Very Balanced, great grip, tons of pop

Cons: None.

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Chas

Pros: Nice balance, great feel, and a sharp look to it. Also, has a large barrel size.

Cons: Sounds good when hit but also sounds thin or hollow at the same time if that makes sense. Paint easily chipped the 1st time out hitting it near the very end of the barrel.

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Sully

Pros: Much improved from last years model. With the reduction in head weight the balance is much better. Bat speed has increased substantially with this new design. Ball comes off very hot for a BBCOR bat. Highly recommend this one!! You can't go wrong with Rip-it. If you don't like it they will take it back inside the first 30 days.

Cons: Change the color of the grip to something other than white, red would be a good option on this color scheme.

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Scott

Pros: Baseballs jump off this bat. After significant use by son and team bat has retained its pop.

Cons: Handle tore. Able to buy replacement on Ebay. Good as new.

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jackets baseball 3

Pros: Great pop! My trainer look at it for 10 minutes to make sure it was legal. I have hit about 500 balls so far and it is amazing!

Cons: grip sometimes gives blisters

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Brian H

Pros: Have bought only Rip-it brand for the last 3 years. These things hit consistently better in all aspects than all others

Cons: None

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Danil Y

Pros: While the videos are a joke, the quality of the bat is remarkable. I have the Rip It RED recertified Prototype, the White Prototype II and now the AIR. The RED (no longer available) is a GREAT bat but does not have the balance this one has. My swing speed is an amazing 6 MPH faster with this bat which translates to more line drives. I had to choke up 1 1/2 inches (size 32) to achieve the same swing speed and did not have near the consistency in hitting the ball on a line. The White Prototype II did not have the "pop" the RED displayed but was still an above average bat. More about Rip It, my grips were damaged on two of my bats and they were promptly replaced without question. Great bats, great service, what more would you want.

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Live Amo

Pros: Feels light. Well balanced. Large sweet spot. Comfortable grip eliminates sting on miss hit balls

Cons: A little pricey.

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#redsnation

Pros: Great pop,balance,grip,highly recommend,hit 4 Homeruns on a 350 field

Cons: None at all

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Szabs

Pros: Ball flies off the bat. Huge sweetspot. Balanced feel. Perfection

Cons: Sticker on the knob fell off within a week of getting it

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Gt

Pros: My sons loves it so far said it does not feel like a bbcor bat

Cons: None

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MADAR

Pros: MY SON HAS BEEN IN A SLUMP BUT THE FIRST GAME HE USED IT HE HAD TWO DOUBLES AND THREE SINGLES SO FAR I THINK ITS PRETTY AWESOME

Cons: NONE SO FAR

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wilbur

Pros: this is a great bat with great pop. i've been looking for a good bat for a while now and my search is over

Cons: nothing

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Dillon2918

Pros: Decent, but bad for the money.

Cons: There is so much weight in the handle the bat feels heavier than it is. I could swing a 32" 29oz Easton faster than this. The grip gets dirty and loses its stickiness. For the price go buy an S3 or XL3

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Nuke83

Pros: Seemed to have decent pop (for the 2 practices I got to use it). Felt lighter than my S1

Cons: Only lasted 2 practices before denting and breaking end cap. Caught a pitch on end of bat and it dented the very end of bat and cracked the cap. Returning to them with their 30 day love it or return it policy. Never really got a chance to really test the performance.

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Woody

Pros: Great feel in your hands. Well balanced and amazing pop. No vibrations just smooth!

Cons: None.

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akil

Pros: I used it, it feels amazing. You will be amazed when you hit the ball. This bat makes your hands quick and is fast through the zone.

Cons: It stings a little bit because it doesn't have the second piece to the barrel.

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Bubba

Pros: It feels as if it is not a -3 but a -8. It has as much pop as a composite bat. Simple as that. I love it.

Cons: The white grip gets dirty really fast. Had to think of something. Really though NONE!

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Anonymous

Pros: My son just got this bat and says its the best bat he has ever owned! He has had a lot of nice bats.

Cons: None yet.

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gman

Pros: this bat is really good my dad brought it home one day for highschool ball and it was really great

Cons:

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Claykc

Pros: The pop is amazing, has a nice sweet spot, and a good grip to begin with. Very balanced.

Cons: The grip is deteriorating.

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Alex C

Pros: Best bat I've ever used. Very quick! Feels like its not even a BBCOR bat. Grip is very comfortable.

Cons: NOTHING!

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Iweejun

Pros: Great pop, nice balance, son is 6'2' 150# sprays line drives between 2nd and 3rd.

Cons: I thought the end cap issue was solved, apparently not.Even though it's Feb. we're in full school play, had it less than a month he drives it toward first when we hear a sound like air escaping, ball dribbles to first brings bat in after being thrown out and end cap is busted with what looks like seal between aluminum and cap peeled out. Sent back for warranty, we'll see.

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Danish

Pros: Nice pop great for the price

Cons: but dents very easy

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14u majors north texas

Pros: Great for power hitters. Crazy pop.I have seen two balls hit 400' plus and many 350' 360'. Customer service is awesome and its made in the U.S.A

Cons: we have had some end caps cracking after big hits.If rip -it could get their end cap problem solved there would be no reason for any other BBCOR.

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Iweejun

Pros: Great balance and pop with larger sweet spot.

Cons: Cap busted less than a month into play. Sent it back to Rip-It and they overnighted a new one with improved grip. Bad cap, great warranty service.

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Flaxon Waxon

Pros: Amazing grip with the even light weight swing destroys the ball in the super springy sweet spot! Would not use any other bat with all the line drives I've hit! And the warranty is great!

Cons: NONE

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Go2guy

Pros: Great bat speed. Love the fact that it comes in half sizes. This bat have good pop with a big sweet spot. Love the grip it has a good feel.

Cons: None so far.

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Anonymous

Pros: This bat has great pop, it's well balanced and has a big sweet spot.

Cons: The paint started to chip after my 5th practice.

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Dman

Pros: Great bat huge sweet spot.

Cons: Bat could break easily my friend bought on and it's broke 5 games into the season but it could have happened to any bat I guess

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sabredog1211

Pros: What a bat. Out performed my Marucci Black BBCOR by far. Better pop and faster tee exit speeds.The sweet spot is a lot better also. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

Cons: NONE.

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Anonymous

Pros: When I hit the ball I just rip it every time.

Cons: None.

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Anonymous

Pros: More pop and lighter swing than previous RIP-IT Prototype. Looks great and hits hard. Great job RIP-IT

Cons:

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LarryMoeCurlly

Pros: Son loves his new stick. He hit one up the middle and the ball rebounded off the shortstops mitt and almost knocked he out. Two games later, the first baseman jumped out of the way of the ball. Crazy pop and bat speed.

Cons:

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Anonymous

Pros: Great Bat. Has good pop.

Cons: The grip and barrel get really dirty and the size thing on the knob came off in 1 month of using the bat. But still a awesome bat.

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BMT baseball

Pros: It's well balanced, lightweight, looks awesome, and has the largest sweet spot on a bat.

Cons: I only have one bat.

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Jeff

Pros: My son was swinging a DeMarini Voodoo 33/30 and it's like night and day...Voodoo was top heavy, the BBCOR Air is balanced and has nice pop off the bat. He loves it! Only draw back is all his teammates want to use it, too.

Cons: Handle gets dirty.

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#big#daddy#bomber

Pros: This bbcor bat is supers amazing and if you were to ever hit with it you would probably say the same. If you don't like one piece bats then you might want to rethink this to yourself.;)

Cons: I hate to love this bat

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Crawdaddy

Pros: Bat has awesome pop for a BBCOR. Well balanced, great sound, cannot wait for the 1st game of the season...

Cons: Handle may be a touch too thick but not so much that it makes reduces my positive review

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Sean McDermott

Pros: *Very nice finish on the bat *Amazing pop off the sweet spot of the bat *Great sound *Awesome grip *Most balanced bat out there *Amazing bat for power hitters and for Line-drive hitters

Cons: *Needs to be broken in to have the best performance (500 hits, after every hit rotate the bat 90 degrees) *There is a bit of sting if you hit the ball at the end of the bat ***Over all the best bat I have ever had once it is broken in

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damon

Pros: Cheap price.

Cons: High school team bought 6 for team use. 10 games into season we have broken the end cap on 5 off them. Not a good bat at all.

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Rip Hitter

Pros: This bat is the bat I will use forever I have at least a .850 batting average with about 18 at bats all thanks to this bat every hit is a rocket off of it!!! You truly will be ripping the ball! GREAT BAT!

Cons: nothin perfect!

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Leo

Pros: This is by far the best bat I have ever used in my life. I'm 15 years old, playing for my high school team, and this bat has the most pop of any bat I've ever seen. Huge sweet spot, insanely balanced and the grip is awesome too. Beats the CF5, Marucci Black, XL2, and all those by a mile.

Cons: Nothing, there are absolutely no flaws in this bat.

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Torch

Pros: Great bat better than Easton S3 and XL3 huge pop buy this bat you won't be disappointed

Cons: none

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USAPG55

Pros: Great bat. Awesome feel and pop. Best BBCOR in my opinion.

Cons: It can sting, but I have only used it in 50 degrees or lower.

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Mb$$$

Pros: Has amazing pop, good balance, and feels great. I would recommend this for more of a power hitter.

Cons: Paint comes off a little bit (what bat doesn't after awhile) and white grip gets dirty. Otherwise this is a fairly good bat:)

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ironmen10

Pros: by far the best bat i have ever had. every time i hit the ball its a rocket to the outfield. i recomend this bat to everyone. best BBCOR bat you will find. amazing pop and a huge sweet spot.

Cons: no flaws in this bat at all

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big hitter

Pros: great bat! ive been pounding the ball to the fence even with the wind blowing against me! Huge pop!

Cons: white handle got dirty the first day, but is cleanable with a wet towel

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Cole

Pros: That rip it prototype air is a great bat with great balance and feel. My son who is in High school has hit with it the past 2 days and it has lots of pop and delivers sold contact hits,it is just a all around great bat to have. We have had them all Easton S1 ,XL1 ,5150, the Velo 5150,Voodoo, Louisville Omaha, Marucci black and cat bat, etc etc. The rip it air bat is way better in pop balance and hitting performance.Try it out like they say 30 day buy it back it you don't like it but, if you try it you will keep it.

Cons: Non at all 100% great hitting bat

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NickRoyals20

Pros: This bat is amazing, such a balanced bat with great pop

Cons:

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Hot Shot #1

Pros: Very balanced and has great pop. So far, i have hit good with it. I love this bat!

Cons: Mine scratched easily, but no big deal.

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mrme

Pros: looks cool

Cons: My wood bat goes 60' farther.

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tyler

Pros: The bat was very good and the bat had more pop than any other BBCOR. It does feel a little heavy but I can still get it around. The paint does not chip at all and the grip is very nice.

Cons: In my seventh game I had a single off the end which sounded weird. Two games later I took another one off the end and the end cap went flying. The bat would have gotten 5 stars but it broke in our tenth game. But it is under warranty. The grip does get very black and dirty the first time you use it.

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baseball

Pros: Unfortunately, it cracked my second at bat. It was good because I hit a 300 foot HR with it my first at bat.

Cons: Buzz kill.

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thehitman

Pros: good feel, great grip. goes when u hit it perfect

Cons: I expected more from this bat. Very disappointed.

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birdboy

Pros: Awesome!

Cons: Nothing.

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mezpezwattabeast

Pros: i hit the ball out of the Infield!! bat is solid

Cons: no

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ME MidSchool Dad

Pros: Great Pop for a BBCOR, great balance. This is a great bat at a great price compared to other high end bats from the big name brands. My son likes the feel of the one piece bat, and I like the sound.

Cons: None taht I can think of.

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Slugger

Pros: Graphics look very cool Very nice pop not a loud ping like most bats, I prefer the loud pop like this one Ginormous sweet spot Extremely balanced

Cons: Used this once and there's scratches everywhere White grip will get dirty

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force baseball 8

Pros: great pop out of the wrapper. the grip is very good quality.

Cons: the price. more end loaded

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bobby ranting

Pros: good bat

Cons: (:n0ne

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Tim2224

Pros: Great pop!

Cons: Handle gets dirty really fast and the bat scratches very easy.

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George

Pros: Bat has tons of pop. Light, very balanced. Hit a bomb.

Cons: Grip gets dirty.

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zepdotcom

Pros: My kid's a powerhitter who's used Eastons his whole life...we took a chance on the rip-it and havent been disappointed at all. He loves the bat, the performance, and the results. This is his 1st BBCOR bat and the power and pop are still there. He loves the bat and those that were hassling him for buying it are now wanting to use it in the games...sorry, that wont happen! The bat is everything we were hoping it would be....rock on Rip-It!!

Cons: none

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D

Pros: This is a great bat. Ball jumps off the bat. It is extremely balanced and great for adjusting to BBCOR bats. Price is great as well.

Cons: Nothing. Ive had it for a month and i havent found one thing bad about the bat.

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John - TX

Pros: Bought for my grandson. Loves the bat. Said well balanced, lot of "pop" , balance is great. I like the selection, price, free shipping. Will buy next bat from JustBats.

Cons: Everyone wants to use his bat !

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Anonymous

Pros: Everything, this bat is amazing and has great pop!

Cons: None.

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DRE

Pros: Best BBCOR bat you can own very well balanced and has a lot of pop. I guarantee you will hit bombs with this bat.

Cons: Yeah right, there's any Cons.

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3 Slugger Dad

Pros: bought this (32/29) for my 13 yr old for his U-13 travel team to start getting him ready for HS BBCOR .50 bat weight and performance, and he started crushing the ball on first day of tournament. the balance of this bat allowed him to turn his hips and drive the barrel through the zone aggressively and sent the longest hit of the tourney. buying another one in 33.5/30.5 to put away until next spring for 1st year HS baseball.

Cons: none yet

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nltb11

Pros: Bat is so smooth! Best balanced BBCOR bat there is! This bat has so much pop. I was worried about this bat at first bc of the name but this bar is amazing! Best BBCOR ever!

Cons: NONE

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Hunter woodall

Pros: Great pop out of the box and looks good. It feels amazing, it's a great bat.

Cons: It hit harder when I got it out of the box but the bat fell off, the pop went away. Other than that it's a great bat. If they could fix the pop it would be the best bat on the market.

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KC

Pros: Bat has great pop! If you are looking for a balanced bat with excellent pop and is good for both contact and power hitters-This is the bat! RIP-IT customer service is second to none! Only company which offers a "30 Day-Love It or Return It" policy. Seriously, that is how good the bat is.

Cons: Your whole team will want to start using your bat, especially when they can't get a hit using their Voodoo bats, etc. Actually gets annoying after awhile..

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Bigshot1

Pros: So far i love this bat. Very balanced and it does have a lot of pop. The grip is comfortable on the hands. Very good bat.

Cons: Only issue i have is that this bat scratched easily but thats not that big of a deal.

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triston

Pros: 30 day love or return it was a no brainer. Very balanced, good pop. I'm happy.

Cons: None!

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Flash32

Pros: Really nice grip Lots of pop The first hit i had with this bat was a himerun, no lie!

Cons: None at all

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I Live for this

Pros: Very well balanced, swings great. Comes in 1/2 inch increment sizes. You might need a slightly bigger bat than you think because it swings fast and light. The performance was nothing special when the weather was cool but when the weather heated up, so did this bat. Very good performance for a BBCOR. We exchanged the original one for one a 1/2 inch longer because of the lightness mentioned above, the company complied with no objections.

Cons: You may need a slightly larger size bat than with other models. My experience is that it did not perform well in cool weather.

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Mom

Pros: It's super sleek, and sexy. When you put it in your hand, it swings for you and you automatically hit a home run.

Cons: You haven't bought it yet.

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Tech11165

Pros: My son loves this bat. Great hits. Nice pop for BBCOR. No issues for plaing in cold. Had an end cap start to get loose. Emailed and got a prepaid Fed Ex label. Sent in and the day they recieved it they sent us the replacement all with in a week. Cant beat that.

Cons: None

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nubine5

Pros: Nothing but praise for this bat. Very balanced which has increased his bat speed. Has hit the middle of the baseball more resulting in less than 10 percent fly outs in over 80 at bats this season. Very durable bat that has been used by many of his teammates this season. Nice pop for bbcor. Has hit a couple of home runs for his high school summer team.

Cons: bbcor.

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Anthony G.

Pros: Very well balanced bat. sleek and rips through each swing. the sweet spot seems to be the entire bat. My son is a double monster with this bat. definitely the best bat to come around since the B-1.

Cons: Everyone on the team wants to use it!

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Bova

Pros: Nice pop, good grip, hardly any sting swings nice

Cons: Scufs up easily and a tad top heavy

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Gman

Pros: This bat has great balance and pop for a bbcor bat. My son loves it and is currently batting at a .454 avg.

Cons: I wouldn't change a thing.

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leadoff

Pros: 30 day love it or return it.

Cons: This bat feels heavy and has no pop. I was quite disappointed.

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M3

Pros: This bat is mad balance and has pop like crazy, im not a power hitter usually but i used this bat and had a one hopper to the right 340 sign

Cons: the end cap may fall of

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Fortheloveofthegame

Pros: The "sweet spot" is huge - and boy what "POP"!! My son loves the grip!!

Cons: none

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bigCat

Pros: Best BBCOR bat out there. I hit a bomb 330 ft. with it in my second at bat. The ball flies off of the bat.

Cons: End cap popped off.

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boby

Pros: nice balance between weight and size, I love it.

Cons:

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Babe

Pros: Amazing bat overall. Extreme pop, well balanced, and comfortable grip. Love the sound of that acoustic barrel.

Cons: PROS... this bat is just a beast

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dbatboi

Pros: It has a very cool look to it, and has good pop. But..if your looking for a balanced bat, this bat is NOT what you want. Even though reviews and descriptions say that it is balanced, it's not. If you want balance, go for the 2012 Voodoo, Easton S1 or 2, or Demarini VXM NVS, and CF5.

Cons: Not balanced like in descriptions, top heavy.

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JY J.Young parent

Pros: Excellent pop right out the box, and the ball comes off the bat FAST. I can see my son hitting his first home run with this bat.

Cons: Grip is already getting dirty, wish it were in a darker color. But with the performance of the bat, who cares!!

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RIP-IT Christian McHatton player

Pros: Has a great sweet spot. Light and easy to get through the zone. Ball flies off of the bat. Easily the best on Market.

Cons: None

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Rip It Bat Review Logan Rascoe player

Pros: The RIP-IT bats have a great feel. The ball really zings off my bat when I make contact. It's almost as if I don't even feel the ball come off the bat at all. I wouldn't want my college team to swing anything but RIP-IT bats.

Cons: none

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Greatest bat I've ever swung. Hank Stewart player

Pros: The bat is very light. I feel like it is very well balanced and balls fly off of this bat. It feels amazing in my hands, like it was meant for me to be swinging.

Cons: From time to time, the caps on the end of the barrel would pop off.

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Rip-It Brady Reese player

Pros: The 2013 RIP-IT is a very good bat. The grip on the bat and the balance throughout the bat feels great. My college baseball team used the RIP-IT bats last season and we were all very satisfied with the bat.

Cons: The only con that I had with the RIP-IT bat is that the grip wore down quicker than I anticipated.

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Rip-It Review Blane Thomas player

Pros: There are many pros when it comes to the RIP-IT bats. My college baseball team uses them and I have never used a bat with this great of pop and comfort to it! Great pick up for any age of baseball play.

Cons: There isn't really any cons I can think of when it comes to this bat. The RIP-IT bats are an overall great bat.

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RIP-IT Nick Woltermann player

Pros: The 2013 RIP-IT provides hitters with a comfortable grip, and little vibration. Great bat for all types of hitters. Has great pop, durable, and will seem to give you the edge over many other bats.

Cons: Caps of bat would break easily. Grip wore down a little to quick.

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Bat Review Cody Morris player

Pros: Ball flies off this bat! Pop is off the charts and these bats will last for a very long time! Great "bang for your buck"!!!

Cons: Negative

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Rip-It Alex player

Pros: Fantastic bat! Very balanced, It has a great distribution of weight. Very comfortable grip, and a giant sweet spot.

Cons: None

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AMAZING Daniel Lokesak player

Pros: Bat has great pop and very lightweight. It had a great grip on it which helped my bat control.

Cons: Did not see any problems concerning this bat.

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Great Bat Anonymous player

Pros: I have swung this bat for over a year and It hasn't lost any pop. It is an extremely durable bat and has an excellent grip. The power in the bat is amazing. It is a great bat for someone who likes to hit balls in the gap. The ball always comes off the bat solid

Cons: It has a small sweet spot and the handle stains.

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Hands down best on the market Big Dave player

Pros: Grip, Durability, Pop, Feel I originally bought the prototype 2 and loved it so much i decided to get the air the next season. My whole team uses my bat and i have to put it in my bag so they dont because they wont keep their hands off !Amazing quality. Best customer service. Rip-it does all the right things you would want a company would do and they make their bats in the USA. 11/10 in every category.

Cons: None

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BBCOR AIR Noah Haynes - Elgin High School (OH) player

Pros: Our team just received these new bats and we have been swinging them for approximately a week. Unlike many new bats out of the wrapper, I felt that this bat has everything I am looking for in a bat, including even weight distribution and a large enough sweet spot, even for not so ideal pitches. Loved the Prototype II from last year, but have come to find I like this bat even more. Great Product from RIP-IT!!!

Cons: Haven't had the bat long enough to determine durability.

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awesome bat brian player

Pros: great feel awesome sweet spot

Cons: dosent last very long it lost pop in about a year of heavy use

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Orlando Scorpions 10U R. Garcia parent

Pros: 10Under traveling baseball team that has just gotten started. The boys love them. The bat feels well balanced, its structure is solid and has very good grip. It worked well for us in our first tournament by scoring more than 80 runs. No visible issue with dings or dents or paint after initial use and have been using them regularly for 5 weeks now. Appear to be excellent bats!!!!

Cons: None

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Great Bat! Adam Tubbs player

Pros: nice balance - good pop

Cons: none

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the rip it is a great bat dylan kensinger player

Pros: it has amazing pop and a balanced feel lots of pop

Cons: the end caps on them are really bad for cracking like mine

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Which bat would you give the edge to for a power/ elevated line drive hitter. The 2013 prototype or the 2013 prototype air?
DCDCDCDC
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype Air BBCOR will more balanced and a lighter swing weight for an elevated line drive hitter.
Damon
Whats different about this new rip-it than the old one?
brett
The RIP-IT Prototype Air BBCOR has a wider sweet spot and is more evenly balanced than the 2012 model.
Damon
Whats better for a contact hitter, the Easton S1 or the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype Air BBCOR?
Connor
Both of these bats would work great for a contact hitter. The main difference is that the Easton S1 is a two-piece fully composite bat, whereas the RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR: B1303A is a one-piece fully aluminum bat.
Tom
Is the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR approved for USSSA 13U?
CRR
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR is legal in USSSA 13U division.
Kara
How is this bat compared to the original red BBCOR Prototype? Is this bat good for a power hitter?
Walter
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR will be more balanced and a little lighter swinging compared to the original red Prototype. The Prototype AIR would be a great choice for a power hitter.
Nick
Which would you recommend, the new Rip It Prototype Air or the Easton S1?
Rek0104
Both bats are top of the line. You should base your decision on whether you prefer a one-piece fully aluminum design like the RIP-IT Prototype AIR or a two-piece fully composite bat like the Easton S1.
Tom
Is the regular red RIP-IT Prototype or the RIP-IT Prototype Air better for the price?
rich5123
Both bats are made from the same high performing alloy so the pop off the bat will be similar. The RIP-IT Prototype AIR will have better weight distribution and feel lighter to swing.
Tom
Which bat is more balanced the this bat or the Rawlings 5150?
Kyle
Both bats are going to be about equal in balance.
Kara
Would you recommend this bat for a slow-swinging power hitter?
Alexja2008
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is a very balanced one-piece bat. Perfect for a power hitter who needs some bat speed.
Kara
Does the Rip-it bbcor air have a lighter swing weight than the Easton S series?
patrick
The Rip-It Prototype Air is a balanced bat, but the Easton S Series will still have a lighter swing weight.
Tyler
I noticed in the bat reviews, there was a complaint about the end cap coming off of the Prototype. I assume these may have been the 2012 models. Do you know if the end cap issue has been fixed? Have you heard of anymore complaints about the end cap dropping off, cracking, etc? Thank you.
Kangaru
Rip-It corrected the endcap issue on the Prototype midway through their production process last year. The latter half of the 2012 line and the 2013 line do not have the same endcap issues.
Tyler
How is this bat compared to a Demarini Voodoo? I'm curious because i've been looking into buying a Rip It
TJine12
Both the Rip-It Prototype Air and the Demarini Voodoo have been very popular BBCOR models. The main difference is that the Rip-It Air model is a one-piece all alloy that is very well balanced. The Demarini Voodoo is going to be a hybrid design with a slight endloaded feel.
John
Is it true that BBCOR bats hit better after they have been hit with a lot as in they hit better once they've been "broken in"?
hunter
Composite barrel bats will require a "break in period" while the alloy barrel bats will be game ready right out of the wrapper. The Rip-It Prototype Air will not require any type of break in since its a one-piece all alloy.
John
Are all sizes legal in college play?
moose
Yes. All sizes of the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A are BBCOR certified and legal for Collegiate play.
Tyler
Is this bat good for power hitters?
Allen
For a stronger hitter with above average swing speed, the regular Rip-It Prototype may be a better option. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a more balanced version geared towards players who may not hit with as much power or swing speed.
Tyler
Is this bat good for people with a fast swing?
Reggie
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is made for an increased and faster bat speed.
Jeff
I'm 13 and I'm 5'5" and 120 pounds. I'm more of a balanced bat swinger. I was either going to get this bat or the DeMarini Voodoo. Which would be the better choice?
Jared
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult would be a great choice for a player like you trying to hit those exact specifications. It will have an AIR Balanced Swing Weight to go along with the Rifle Barrel for 7.2% better weight distribution and accelerated bat speed. Being a One-Piece Alloy model you will be ready for game action as soon as you receive it. RIP-IT also has a 30 Day Love It or Return It Program. So you can swing it in games and practice and decide if it is the bat for you. The 2013 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult is a great bat but it will have an end loaded feel in the barrel's swing weight.
Brandon
okay so I use an easton s1 and I'm wondering if switching to the prototype air would be better. I'm 6'2 and 250 lds
boots
Both are very balanced, However, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Air is a one-piece alloy bat that will be stiffer, better for a power hitter.
Kara
Is the the 31 and the 31.5 inch a big difference in length and weight?
Antonio
A 31.5" bat will be .5" longer and .5 oz. heavier than a 31" model.
Tyler
I'm not a power hitter, is this a good bat for me?
Bob
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a one-piece alloy bat that is generally better suited for a power hitter.
Aubrey
Does this bat easily break?
Anton
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is made of top of the line alloy for high performance and durability.
Kara
How long is the sweet spot of this bat?
renzo
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat will have an extended sweet spot similar to any other 2013 BBCOR model. The Prototype BBCOR AIR features a power balanced swing weight that allows players to generate additional power while still staying in control of their swing. Expect this new Prototype to be one of the best alloy bats you've ever swung.
Brandon
Is there any difference in pop between this and normal 2013 model?
Ben
That depends on the player, their swing speed and strength. The Prototype Air is more balanced and a player with average or below average strength and swing speed would probably see more pop with it. The regular Prototype has a slighlty endloaded feel and a player with above average strength and swing speed will probably see more pop with that one.
Tyler
What length and weight baseball bat do I need? I'm 14 years old, 35 kg. and 4'9" tall.
jacob
The recommended bat length would be 29 inches long. As far as weight is concerned it would depend upon what the league you play in allows. Any BBCOR approved bat for high school would be a drop 3 which would make the weight 26 ounces.
Jeff
Can the rip it air be used in cold weather games
Iam4nu
The barrel of the RIP-IT Prototype Air is constructed of alloy material which can be used in the colder weather. The bats made of the composite material is what you shouldn't use in the colder temps.
Derek
What is the sound of this bat when it hits a ball? Is it a "ting" sound or a crack like a wood bat?
Chel
Here is a link to the videos on the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat from our website: http://www.justbats.com/product/2013-rip-it-prototype-bbcor-air--b1303a-adult/16012/ It will help you hear the sound of this product in game type action.
Brandon
I am 6'0, 210 pounds and i am mostly a power hitter. Would you recommend this bat to me.
Pitching Nightmare
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a one-piece alloy bat that is generally better suited for a power hitter.
John H
I am 6'0" 240 pounds. I am a power hitter, would this bat be a good suggestion for me?
Zack BIG EASY Johnson
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult baseball bat would be a good suggestion for you. Many power hitters prefer a one-piece alloy bat like the RIP-IT Prototype.
Jeff
Will this bat's cap come off very quickly like last years model did?
Big Nick
No. Rip-It fixed all endcap issues halfway through production of their 2012 model.
Tyler
I am a smaller player. I am 15 years old about 130 lbs and a contact hitter. Is this ok for me?
Clarse
Absolutely! The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR is a balanced bat that would be great for a contact hitter.
Damon
Does this bat have more pop and better weight distribution than the 2013 DeMarini Voodoo?
theGrizz
The 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air will be more balanced than the DeMarini Voodoo and have alot of pop.
Damon
What is the difference between 2013 Marucci Black 2 and the 2013 Rip-It Prototype?
Chris
The Marucci Black 2 is a hybrid bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. The Rip-It Prototype Air is a one-piece, full alloy bat.
Tyler
Is this bat one of the lightest on the market?
G$
If you are referring to balance and swing weight, there are many BBCOR bats on the market, and there really isn't just one or two that stand out as obvious choices as "most balanced" or "lightest swing weight". However, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a balanced bat with a lighter than average swing weight.
Tyler
Which bat has a lighter swing weight and bigger sweet spot, this bat or the 2013 5150?
Bob
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR and the 2013 Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR have a balanced swing weight and similar sweet spots. RIP-IT offers a 30 Day Love It or Return It Program. So you can swing it in games and practice and decide if it is the bat for you.
John
Can you hit with this bat and still have the "Love it or return it" guarantee apply?
DCDCDCDCDCDCDCDCDC
Yes. The 30 Day "Love It or Return It" Program is covered by Rip-It and they allow you to use the bat and return it to them if you don't like it.
Tyler
Which has more pop? The 2013 Marucci Black 2 or the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR?
Cal
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR and the Marucci Black 2 are both very high quality bats with a ton of pop. Their performance is going to be about the same. The Black 2 is a two-piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The RIP-IT is a one-piece bat that is full alloy. The Black 2 will have some flex to it and the AIR will be stiffer swinging.
Nick
Is rip-it planning to make a composite bat?
Colin
Rip-It will not be producing any composite models in their current line of bats.
Tyler
Does this bat have a lighter swing weight than the 5150 velo?
#10
The Rawlings 5150 Velo has a slightly lighter swing weight than the Prototype Air.
Tyler
With "Air" bats I have purchased in the past the performance is best when it is a certain temp outside bc the air pocket insert needs to be expanded to its fullest. Does this bat have that insert? I have researched and cannot figure out what the "Air" means.
AL
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A does not have the air pocket you are referring to. "Air" just refers to the fact that this bat is a more balanced bat with a lighter swing weight.
Tyler
I had a RIP-IT Prototype II and it dented twice. Once even in the sweet spot. Will this bat do the same, or has RIP-IT improved the bat?
Eric
I have not heard any stories of denting on the Sweet Spot of this 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult. This bat will be a One-Piece R1 Alloy Design. It will provide an AIR Balanced Swing Weight and an Acoustic Barrel Tuned for Speed. The AIR Technology will help the player with a lighter swing weight and better performance. If you are looking to improve your bat speed this BBCOR bat is going to be the popular pick. This bat will come with the 30 day "Love It or Return It" Program from RIP-IT. Also comes with a 400 Day warranty through RIP-IT as well.
Brandon
I am 5'10' and 140 lbs., should I get a 32" or 32.5" bat?
T
The recommended size for your weight and height would be a 32". If you have a really fast swing speed you should be fine moving up to a 32.5".
Jeff
Do you think this bat is more balanced than the DeMarini CF5 2013 -3 BBCOR?
Rams
The 2013 CF5 is even more balanced this year than it was last year, therefor it is going to be a little more balanced than the 2012 RIP-It Prototype BBCOR Air.
Noah
Which bat is more balanced and which bat has a larger sweet spot, the 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air, or the 2013 Easton S1?
Connor
The Easton S1 will be a little more balanced than the Rip-It Prototype Air. Both have similar size sweetspots.
Tyler
Is there a breakin process for this bat?
Shah
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is an alloy bat and will not require a break-in period.
Kara
I am strictly a contact hitter and am looking for a bat with good balance that I can get good swing speed out of. Should i pick this bat?
Cameron
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Air is a balanced bat which will enable you to get good swing speed.
Damon
Which bat has better pop, this or the Omaha Balanced?
Ingle
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR: BB136 Adult bat will have very similar pop. Both bats will be very balanced in swing weight. Both bats will be made up of One-Piece all Alloy construction. Power Hitters tend to love the stiffer feel of the One-Piece models. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat does come with the 30 Day "Love It or Return It" Program From RIP-IT. You have 30 days to hit it as much as you want to see if you approve. If not, send it back to RIP-IT for a full refund or exchange.
Brandon
If you purchase a Rip-It for a Christmas present, can the 30-day "Love It" trial begin on December 26th or will it run from date of purchase?
PharmFrog
The 30-day "Love It" trial will begin on date of purchase in Rip-It bats.
Damon
I bought my son the orignal red RIP-IT Prototype, and he is still using it and hitting bombs with it. He is ready for a new bat, and my concern is what to get him now. He has hit the 5150 and liked it, but what about the new black RIP-IT compared to the original one, is it as hot as the first one?
Walter
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is going to perform just as well as the 2012 model. It is going to be more balanced than last years model but performance wise you will see no difference.
Noah
I had the RIP-IT Prototype 2 and many of my teammates and I had problems with durability. When the bat was fresh it was amazing but pretty early in the season the pop started to decrease and nearly all of us got dents in the same place, right where the barrel starts transitioning to the handle. So overall I was pretty disappointed. I was just wondering if this bat was better built to retain pop and protect against denting.
Howey
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is said to be more durable than the 2012 model was.
Zach
Which bat is better for a contact hitter, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A baseball bat or the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID 3 BBCOR: BB13EX Adult baseball bat?
dirtylid
Both bats are made to have a light and balanced swing weight that contact hitters want. Both bats are well suited for contact hitters.
Jeff
Haven't hit one ball yet and something is ratteling around inside the bat. What should i do?
Kevin
If you haven't used the bat yet, you are more than welcome to return it to us for a refund or in exchange for a new model. All the information you need in regards to returning an item, including our free return label, can at this link: http://www.justbats.com/customer-service/warranties-returns/
Tyler
I am turning 14 soon. I am 5 ft 5in. What size bat should i get? Most people tell me to use a 31 in, but i am going to buy an expensive bat like this one or one of the Easton S series bats so will a 32 in bat be okay so it'll last longer? It's for the new AAU season. I'm just want to make this bat last so will 32 in be too awkward? Also, is this bat end-loaded?? i hate end-loaded bats. That's why I prefer the cf5 over the voodoo. Thanks very much. I really appreciate it.
Cool Kid
For sizing, I recommend our Bat Coach. It's a great tool: http://www.batwarehouse.com/bat-coach/. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a balanced bat.
John
How does the balance of this bat compare to the Marucci Black or Black 2?
Jim
All are balanced bats. However, I feel the original Marucci Black was a little more well balanced than the Black 2. To me, the Rip-It Prototype Air is somewhere between the original Marucci Black and the Marucci Black 2 in terms of balance. Again though, all are balanced.
Tyler
What bat would be better the Easton S3 or RIP-IT prototype Air? I'm going to high school next season I'm 5'5 13 years old, and weigh 140 pounds.
Baseball_kid
Both the 2013 Easton S3 and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR are very high performing bats. They both have a balanced feel, and a lot of pop. RIP-IT does have a 30 Day "Love It or Return It" Program , and they extended this for the holiday season until 01/25/13, so it might be the better option.
Noah
Which bat has a larger sweet spot and more overall balance, the RIP-IT BBCOR AIR or the Marucci Black 2?
MattD
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat is a one-piece all alloy design. It will provide AIR Technology for a lighter swing weight and better performance. It will have a Rifle Barrel for 7.2% better weight distribution and accelerated bat speed. This bat is very balanced. The 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult bat will have a Seamless two-piece hybrid design. This bat will also be very balanced in swing weight. It is constructed with an extended barrel for a larger sweet spot. Both bats will be great models for good sweet spots and overall balance.
Brandon
Is this bat a stiff handle bat.
mike
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult has a stiff handle.
Kara
What's the most balanced BBCOR bat?
dave
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is one of the most balanced BBCOR bats on the market.
Kara
I am wondering if this is a contact hitters bat or a power hitters bat? I am 6' 2" 220 lbs.
Chas
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat will work for all types of hitters. I typically, see it preferred by contact, gap hitters though. The balanced swing weight makes for a truly easy swing. Power hitters tend to prefer the barrel heavy, end loaded feel. This bat will be very balanced. At your size I would recommend a 34" bat length.
Brandon
Is the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult approved for high school play in the 2013 season?
keith
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR Air: B1303A Adult features the BBCOR certified stamp needed for high school play.
Aubrey
Is this or the 2013 Omaha Balanced better for contact hitters?
nick
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult, and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR: BB136 Adult are going to be balanced bats for contact hitters, but the Omaha balanced will have a little more balance making it the better bat for a contact hitter.
Noah
What bat is overall better? The new Rip-It Air or the Marucci Black 2?
bk
Based on customer reviews both bats are very high performing bats, but the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR has been more popular than the Marucci Black 2.
Noah
What is the difference between the 2013 Rip-It air and the 2013 red Rip-It besides the color and price?
Dan
The Prototype Air is more evenly balanced. The regular Prototype will have a slight endload to it.
Tyler
I am 6 foot, 170lbs. I'm unsure wether to get 33 inch or 33.5 inch. Any suggestions?
Matt
I would recommend a 33" for your size and weight.
Jeff
Does this barrel have a bigger sweet spot then the 2013 Omaha Balanced and the 2013 S1?
dave
All three bats should have the same sweet spot. None of the bats advertise an extend barrel or larger that average sweet spot so they should all be the same size.
Jeff
I am 6'0", about 171. 33/30 or 33.5/30.5?
Gus
A 33" 30 oz. RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is recommended based on your size.
Tyler
Are you sure the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is legal for the 2013 Spring USSSA 13U division?
rudy
Yes. Any BBCOR can be used in the 13U division including the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult.
Kara
What is the difference in the first Prototype red bat that came out in 2010 when the BBCOR bats hit the market and the black 2013 Air bat now? My son has and is still killing the ball with the first one but is ready for a new one. Is this bat as good for a power hitter as the original Prototype?
Slim
The new 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is designed with a lighter swing weight and is more balanced than the original Prototype making it a better choice for hitters with average to below average strength and swing speed. In terms of overall feel and performance, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1303 will be more similar to the original Prototype.
Tyler
Can this bat be returned?
Jake
Your complete satisfaction is our goal. There is no time frame that unused items in their original condition may be returned for exchange or refund.
Jeff
How solid is the new Rip-It Air end cap?
Brandon12
The end cap issue was resolved in the 2012 version so the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat should not have an issue. This bat features a full 400 Day Manufacturer's warranty if the bat does become defective.
Aubrey
Should I go with this bat or the Louisville Slugger Exogrid 3?
Ao student
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat is a one-piece all alloy model. It has an extremely light swing weight. The Louisville Slugger Exogrid 3 is a two-piece bat. The handle is a composite and the barrel is an alloy material. Neither bat will require a period of break-in period. The Exogrid 3 will have a balanced swing weight as well. The Prototype BBCOR AIR will come with a 30 Day love it or return it policy from RIP-IT.
Brandon
I noticed that this bat is available as a 32.5" and was wondering what physical dimension range (weight/height), this length is suitable for as most sizing charts do not include .5" lengths?
gapper22
RIP-IT produced the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR in whole and half sizes and weights to offer the user the most customized bat options available.
Kara
From what I understand all BBCOR bats are the same. It all matters what feels best to you and what you hit best with. Will the rifling of the barrel make this bat have any more pop?
Ao student
The rifle barrel on the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat will give it better weight distribution, not pop. The swing weight on this bat is very balanced and will feel very light while the hitter is swinging through the zone.
Brandon
The year earlier model of this bat (white one) was horrible it went dead in a week and a half, is this one better is it going to last?
Dallin
It seems that RIP-IT has made some drastic changes between the old model and the B1303A. We have received little to no complaints on this bat breaking or losing pop prematurely. Plus, RIP-IT offers a 30-Day Love It or Return It policy. If you are not completely happy with your RIP-IT within the first 30 days, you can return it for a full refund or exchange.
Derek
What are the actual differences in the way these bats hit other than the balance? Do they hook them up to a machine to test it or is it all feel?
Ago student
Here is some helpful information straight from Rip-It that does a good job of explaining the performance and design of the Rip-It Prototype Air. http://www.ripitsportinggoods.com/bats/baseball/bbcor/air/
Tyler
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
Brandon
The 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air is a balanced bat.
Damon
I am a contact hitter and a lead off batter. I like balanced bats, not end loaded bats. Is this bat a good fit for me?
Chris 1
Yes. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a well balanced bat.
Tyler
What are the differences from the Prototype II from last year and is the bat more durable? Also is this bat more for contact hitters or power hitters?
Pitching Nightmare
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult uses new rifle technology for a more balanced bat and faster swing speed. The new technology has increased the durability as well. Normally one-piece bats like the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult are best suited for power hitters, but the balanced feel would be great for contact hitters as well.
Kara
What is the difference between the Rip-It Prototype Air and the Rip-It Prototype II? I have decided to go with Rip-It but I am finding it very hard to decide between those two bats. Which one should I go with?
Aaron
The 2013 Rip-It Prototype Air will be more balanced than the Rip-It Prototype II. If you are more of a line drive/contact hitter you would want to go with the Rip-It Prototype Air. If you are more of a power hitter you would want to go with Rip-It Prototype II.
Damon
Why is the Prototype Air more for line drive hitters, and the Prototype II more for power hitters, could you explain your answer.
Rooster
The Air is more balanced, meaning a hitter with average to below average strength and swing speed will do better with it. The regular Prototype is not as well balanced making it better for a stronger hitter.
Tyler
Is this a good bat?
Brett
Yes, the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a good bat.
Zach
Since this bat is both a stiff one piece bat and a lightweight bat, will it be better suited for a power or contact hitter?
matt
Weight distribution is more important. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a well balanced bat that is great for hitters with average to below average swing speed and power.
Tyler
My son is 14 yrs old - 5'10" - 170lbs - line drive hitter - any suggestions on bat and size?
ohiodad
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 32" 29 oz. model in the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat. For further sizing information, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Aubrey
My son is 14 years old, 5 foot 6, and 130 pounds. I just got him a Marucci Black 2 (32-27oz) for tournaments. We are going to play league and use BBCOR so we can be used to it when June requirements go into effect for their age. What size Rip-it Prototype BBCOR AIR would fit him? I am thinking 32-29oz. He hits the ball with power.
jeff
The recommended size for his height and weight is a 31" 28 oz. However, if he will not be using the BBCOR bat until later in the season, the 32" 29 oz 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult would work for him. It is a very balanced bat.
Kara
I am 5'4", weigh 120 lbs. and I am 13. Would you recommend this bat so I can get ready for High School? Plus I am a contact hitter.
Rocco G
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is a great bat and will have a very balanced swing weight so it will help make the transition to High School easier. You might look at a -5 USSSA bat as well if you don't think you're ready to transition to BBCOR yet.
John H
I'm 6'3" and I weigh 250 pounds at age 16. I'm pretty strong and consider myself a power hitter. I am strongly considering this bat and the Marucci Black 2. What are the main differences between these two bats?
szabs
Both are great bats. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a one-piece alloy bat, and features RIP-IT's rifle barrel technology which gives the bat a lighter swing weight. The 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult will be a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel. It also features an extended barrel with a larger sweet spot. Both are very balanced bats. Generally a power hitter prefers a one-piece bat.
Robert C
Even though this bat is balanced, is it good for power hitters as well?
Nick
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is great for any hitter who prefers a balanced bat.
Tyler
Which bat would be better for me? I am 13 and I'm 6'3 175 and a power hitter. I have used my friends 2012 Easton XL1 and I liked it a lot but this bat has better reviews. Which one do you think is best for me?
BIG T DAWG
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.
Tyler
I am 5'9" and 220lbs. What size should I swing and I am also a power hitter and love to crush the ball so which bat is best suited for me, this 2013 RIP-IT Prototype Air or the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype?
NB'sFinest25
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is will perform similar to the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1303 Adult. The AIR has the Rifle Barrel for better weight distribution and faster bat speeds. I would suggest a length of 33" but you could go up to a 34".
Frank
My son is age 18 5'8" 170llb. His swing speed has been measured @ 85. He has good power for his size. Which Rip-It do you reccommend and what size? Or would another brand of bat better suit him?
KMS
If he has above average swing speed and power the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1303 is recommended. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A has a lighter swing weight and is better suited for players with average to below average strength and swing speed. A 32" model is recommended based on his size.
Tyler
Which bat has a better weight distribution, that will result in faster bat speed, the 2013 Rip-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR, or the DeMarini CF5?
Tigers
Both the Rip-It Prototype Air and DeMarini CF5 bats are balanced. Based on our stats, neither is known to be more balanced than the other.
Tyler
I'm 6'4 250 and I have the Prototype II in a 33-30 , but with the more balanced swing weight, do you recommend me going to a 34-31 or staying the same?
Baker
Based on your size, a 34" models is recommended. If you are considering a more balanced bat like the Prototype Air, then a move to a 34" 31 oz. bat would be recommended.
Tyler
Overall with all the reviews, specs, and price, which bat would you say is better, the Marucci Black 2, or the Rip It Prototype Air? What are the makers and breakers of buying these bats?
Andrew
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR and the Marucci Black 2 are very comparable in swing weight, performance, and durability. Some differences would be the Marucci Black 2 comes with a composite handle and alloy barrel and the Rip-It is a one-piece full alloy. Another difference is the "Love It or Return It" guarantee that Rip It offers on their bats. You have 30-days to use the bat and decide if you want to keep it, or return it for a full refund.
Justin R.
I'm 15, freshman, played baseball 11 years, 5'9.5 and 173. I'm a hard line-drive hitter and a pull hitter. Any length/weight suggestions or maybe a different bat?
justmeLOL
Based on your size, a 33" model of the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is recommended.
Noah
What are the differences between this the Demarini CF5 and the Marucci Elite?
Eli
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is a one-piece full alloy design. The Demarini CF5 is a two-piece fully composite bat. The Marucci Elite is a two-piece hybrid design with a carbon fiber handle and an alloy barrel.
Frank
Whats the difference between Prototype Air and the XL1?
Beast
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is a balanced, one-piece constructed, alloy bat. The 2013 Easton XL1 BBCOR: BB13X1 is an end loaded, two-piece constructed, composite bat.
Kevin
Is the "Love it or Return it" money back guarantee something where if you return the bat, you have to buy another product of theirs, or can you buy a different brand? Also, if I am about 5 ft 8.5 in., 125 lbs. What is the best drop ratio for a BBCOR?
linedrive16
The 30-Day "Love It or Return It" program offered by RIP-IT allows you to send the bat to them for a full refund without having to buy another one of their products. All Adult BBCOR bats have a -3 length to weight ratio. For help with bat sizing, our Bat Coach is a great tool: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Derek H.
I see several comments on the bat is that it is losing the paint easily. What is the cause of this? And with excessive paint chips quicker than normal wear/tear, what is the return policy for a new one?
JB
We are not sure why the paint would chip quickly on the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat. However, paint chips would not alter the bat's performance. RIP-IT has a 30-Day Love It or Return It policy, so you can return it for a full refund if you don't like it. The Prototype also comes with a 400-day manufacturer's warranty against defects.
Derek H.
Is this bat legal for 2013 high school baseball?
dodgerboy
Yes. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a BBCOR bat. This makes it 100% legal in high school play.
Tyler
I am a power hitter. Do you think I should buy the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR or the DeMarini Voodoo? Are end loaded bats better for power hitters?
Michael
Yes, end loaded bats are preferred by power hitters. The DeMarini Voodoo will have a slight end load, while the RIP-IT Prototype Air will be more balanced.
Damon
Last season I used the Marucci Black and the black paint chipped off so badly you couldn't read the barrel. Does the black finish of the Air chip off like it did on the Marucci? I understand chipping doesnt affect performance but can affect playability. Are chipped bats covered under warranty?
baseballjunkie
We haven't had any reports of paint chipping in the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A. Paint chipping is covered under the manufacturer's warranty, however you only get to use the warranty once.
Kevin
What is the difference between the RIP-IT Prototype Air and just the RIP-IT Prototype?
The_Condon
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR features a rifled barrel that gives the bat better weight distribution and leads to an accelerated swing speed.
Marcus
Is this bat good for contact hitters?
Lil -eli24
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat's AIR Balanced Swing Weight makes it ideal for a contact hitter.
Kevin
I am 6'1" 190 lbs line drive/gap hitter with power would you recommend this or the 2013 5150?
Bill Jim
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A would be an excellent choice for a player with power.
Kara
Is this the best BBCOR bat for a power hitter?
McKay
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a great one-piece bat preferred by both power hitters and contact hitters.
Marcus
I'm going to buy either the 5150 Velo or the Prototype Air. I don't have a lot of power, I'm just good at hitting line drives. Which would you recommend?
Brett
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat and the 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR: BBVELO Adult bat are one-piece alloy designs with very balanced swing weights. Both models are great options for a contact hitter. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Aubrey
What bat is more balanced? The DeMarini CF5 or the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR?
tl
Both bats are very balanced, but the DeMarini CF5 will feel a little more balanced than the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult.
Frank
My son is 13, 5'10" tall and 155 lbs. He used a Marucci Black 32/29 last season. Would you recommend another BBCOR bat or a -5 or -8 bat? He plays most games in a league that BBCOR is not required. He likes the Rip It and Easton S3.
Drew
It's never recommended that a player move down in weight from their previous bat. And 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. I would strongly recommend the Marucci Black 2 since he has previously use the Marucci Black.
Tyler
Please I need a definite answer. I am between this bat and the Rawlings VELO. I have already done the bat comparison and I am not sure what to do. For a contact hitter with occasional power, which is the better bat?
Zach
Both are great alloy bats. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult and 2013 Rawlings VELO will have very similar swing weights. The Rawlings VELO claims to have a lower M.O.I. than any competitor, making it a more balanced bat. Other than that, you can not go wrong with either bat.
Frank
What is the "Love It or Return It" program and what has to be done if one were to want to return it?
Zach
If for any reason within 30 days, you don't like the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat, you can return your bat to RIP-IT for a refund or exchange. Just make sure to save your receipt.
Kevin
Is this bat legal for use in junior division, 13 and 14 year olds?
Rey
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is legal for use in the Junior Division. Keep in mind that because of the BBCOR rating you will lose pop but a heavier bat will get him used to swinging a heavier bat for High School.
Chad M.
If my son doesn't like the bat does he send it back to Just Bats or the manufacturer? Who pays the shipping for returns?
Dr Swing
Once a bat has been used, we are unable to take it back for a refund or exchange. However, if it remains in new and unused condition, it can be returned within any timeframe for a full refund or exchange. Return shipping to JustBats.com is free and all the information you will need can be found at this link: http://www.justbats.com/customer-service/warranties-returns/
Tyler
Is the 2013 Marucci Black 2 more balanced than the RIP-IT Prototype Air?
Dave
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is more balanced than the 2013 Marucci Black 2 BBCOR: MCBB20 Adult.
Kara
Is this bat very balanced? I am a freshman and I hit great, but not for power. Is this a good bat for me?
idk
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a very balanced, one-piece alloy bat. The Rifle Barrel technology in this bat creates better balance which a contact hitter would enjoy.
Mac
Does the Rawlings 5150 have more pop?
People
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A and the Rawlings 5150 BBCOR will have similar pop, as they are both BBCOR certified. Both are very balanced, one-piece alloy bats.
Mac
Would this bat be good for a just moved up to JR Little League level, 5'7", 125 lbs. He is a whack-the-ball-and-get-on-first type hitter. Not sure if it is "contact" or just effective. What length should I get?
Mom_obviously
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a great bat for contact hitting and should augment your son's swing nicely. Since he is in JR Little League, he is not required to have a BBCOR bat if said bat doesn't have a composite barrel.
Kevin
My son is in 7th grade. He's 5' nothing and weighs 82 lbs. I'm looking for the best BBCOR bat for line drive hitting.
kay
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat is a very light and balanced design and would be a great option for a contact hitter. For sizing help, please visit our Bat Coach tool at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Aubrey
I bought this bat in a half size too small and would like to exchange it. Can I do this with the Love it or return it policy? My son doesn't love it and won't use it not being comfortable swinging a bat too small for him.
Brian
Yes, RIP-IT will accept returns within the 30 day love it or return it policy. RIP-IT's number is 888-957-4748.
Chad M.
How does this bat stand against the Easton XL3?
itsrickybro1212
Both bats are one-piece alloy, but the Easton XL3 is end loaded which is for more of the power hitter.
Chad M.
How does the pop compare to the Easton XL3? I have been using the Easton XL3 and I am hitting the fence like it's nothing and I am a player who just gets on base because of speed.
Ricky ball-player12
The Easton XL3 is a end loaded bat which is more for the power hitter. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR feels very light and is easier to swing, more for the power hitter.
Chad M.
What is the coldest weather you should use this bat in?
BaseballSwag
I wouldn't recommend using the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat in temperatures less than 60 degrees Farenheit.
Kevin
Are you serious about not using this bat in temps below 60?
Big Mike
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR could break in temperatures under 60 degrees. The ball becomes heavier and more dense.
Chad M.
How does this bat compare to the Easton S1?
RICK
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a well balanced, one-piece, full alloy bat. The 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 is a well balanced, two-piece, full composite bat. Both are great bats and neither is proven to outperform the other.
Tyler
How does this bat compare to the Easton S3. My son is a pure contact hitter so he needs a very balanced bat.
Keith
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult and the Easton S3 are both one-piece alloy bats and the pop will be very similar. I feel that the RIP-IT will be more balanced and lighter the the Easton S3.
Chad M.
Does this bat have a loud ping sound to it or does it have more of the muffled BBCOR sound?
HelloMyNameIsBlah
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult will have more of a muffled composite material sound, even though it is alloy.
Chad M.
Is this the most balanced bat on the market?
emac
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult has the rifle barrel for 7.2% better weight distribution and accelerated bat speed. As well as the acoustic barrel is tuned for speed which makes it one of the lightest bats on the market.
Chad M.
Does the bat swing faster then the 2014 Demarini Vexxum?
brewerfsnfan
Yes. The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is slightly more balanced than the Vexxum and will give the player slightly quicker bat speed.
Tyler
Which will have more pop? The RIP-IT Prototype AIR, the Rawlings 5150 VELO, the Easton S1 or the Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha?
patrick
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat will have very similar pop to the Rawlings 5150 VELO, the Easton S1, and the Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha. All will also have very similar swing weights and be very balanced.
Brandon
I am 5'9'' and weigh 120 lbs. Should I get a 31" or a 32" bat?
bob
For a player your size, I would recommend going with the 32" 29 oz. model of the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult.
Marcus
My kid is 6' 1" 145 lbs. and a 15 year old freshman. What size B1303A should I buy?
herman
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult in a 33" would be an appropriate size, based on his size and age.
Katie
I'm a 6'1" 190 lbs. and a sophomore in high school. I am typically a line drive hitter but can still hit for power. I am also a lefty hitter who pulls the ball a lot. I was wondering if the Rip-It Air is the right choice for me and if so, what size?
Jbirdie
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A is a very well balanced bat that is a great choice for an all-around hitter. Based on your size, a 33" model is recommended.
Tyler
Player is 5'11 and 144 lbs., and 15 years old. What is the correct size recommended?
sjpd
I would recommend a 32" 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat.
Kevin
I recently bought the Rip-It Prototype Air and after a couple uses the end cap cracked. Does the warranty cover this and if so where do I send it back to?
tishii123
Your 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is covered by a 12 month manufacturer's warranty which will be handled through Rip-It.
Kevin
Do you have to break-in the RIP-IT Prototype AIR?
a
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a very balanced, one-piece alloy bat. Bats with alloy barrels require no break-in period and are hot right out of the wrapper.
Mac
Is the warranty included in the $199.99 price?
Steven
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult will have the full 400 day warranty included with any price.
Chad M.
Which bat will have more pop, the RIP-IT Prototype Air or the Marucci Black 2?
mezpez
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR will feel a bit lighter and more balanced but I think the Marucci Black 2 will have more pop.
Chad M.
Does this bat have a plastic end cap that breaks all the time?
Mark
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR does, along with most other aluminum baseball bats, does feature a plastic end cap. There have been some instances of this breaking, but this has not been the norm, as you can see from our user reviews.
Justin R.
If I buy this bat from JustBats does the 30 Day Love It Or Return It and the 400 day warranty still come with the bat?
anthong
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult does come with the 30 Day Love It Or Return It period and RIP-IT offers a 400 Day Manufacturer's Warranty.
Katie
When is the 2014 version coming out?
jk
We don't have a firm ETA, but RIP-IT should release their 2014 models sometime this summer around July or August.
Tyler
How does this bat compare to the Easton Omen (end load, pop, durability, etc.)?
Coach V
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a one-piece alloy bat that is very balanced. The Easton Omen is a two-piece composite bat that is end loaded. Both are very durable and perform very well.
Kara
Is this bat comparable to the Louisville Slugger Omaha balanced?
ephusmaster493
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR: BB136 Adult bat are one-piece alloy designs with balanced swing weights. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Aubrey
What is better, the Rip-It Prototype Air or the Rip-It Prototype? Which would be better for power hitter?
dan
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR is well balanced and better suited for a hitter with average strength and swing speed. The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR is slightly end-loaded and better suited for a hitter with above average strength and swing speed.
Tyler
What bat would be better for a power hitter, the Easton XL1 or the RIP-IT Prototype Air?
Niko
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a balanced bat. For a power hitter, we'd recommend a more end loaded bat, such as the Easton XL Series.
Katie
Will you restock with 33" 30 oz. soon?
mitch
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat is currently a closeout model, so there is a possibility that we will get more of that size in stock, but there is no guarantee that we will at this time.
Robert
It seems reading all the Q&As that the two-piece Marucci Black or Black 2 would be more suited to contact/line-drive hitters vs. Rip-It one-piece (more for power hitters). What advantage does the two-piece technology bring? My son is 5'10" 135lb and is a spray line-drive hitter. He uses the 2012 Rip-it Prototype II but it seems to end loaded. What would be a better choice for a spray line-drive hitter?
Eric
A two-piece bat will offer more flex through the hitting zone, that translates in to more "whipping" action which will benefit a hitter with average to below average swing speed. Twp-piece bats often do a better job of reducing sting and vibration as well. 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. However, since your son is more of a contact hitter and felt the Prototype II was too endloaded, then a more balanced two-piece bat like the Marucci Black or Black 2 would be a great option.
Tyler
What's a better bat for a power hitter, the RIP-IT Air or the Easton S3?
big boy
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult and the Easton S3 are balanced bats, which is usually ideal for a contact hitter. You should take a look at the Easton XL3, it's going to be much better for a power hitter.
Noah
Is this bat allowed in the Junior League?
Z
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is BBCOR certified and would be legal in the Junior Division of Little League Baseball.
Katie
Does this bat give you a bad sting when you hit the ball with the inside part? I have a Combat B3 and that gives me a terrible sing. Would this bat be better?
Z
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A does a good job of eliminating sting and vibration, but no bat will completely eliminate sting from mis-hit balls.
Tyler
Do you think you will get any more 33 inch bats in?
sam
No, we will not be getting anymore of the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bats in stock. The 2014 RIP-IT bats will be out sometime next month.
Noah
How does this compare to the new Marucci Team BBCOR?
rdog
Both the Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air and the Marucci Team are balanced bats. The Marucci will be slightly more balanced than the Rip-It.
Damon
When will there be 32" 29 oz bats that can be purchased? I need one soon.
mazzone
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult has been discontinued. The 2014 models are scheduled to be released June 1, 2013.
Kara
Is this bat a good bat to buy? How is the durability and pop?
Dylan
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat is an excellent bat. It is a bat that both a contact hitter and a power hitter can use well. The bat offer quick bat speed and good pop also. There have been some isolated incidents with end caps cracking, but mostly there have been no major issues.
Robert
Can you explain to me all the details about the 30 day love it or return it guarantee and how you can get it?
paco
Once you purchase the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult you have 30 days to return the bat. This must be returned directly to RIP-IT if you are not completely satisfied with their product and they will issue a full refund.
Kara
Out of all the BBCOR bats, which one has the most pop?
powerzone
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is one of the highest performing, most balanced BBCOR models.
Katie
We purchased this bat around December 2012. During the season the bat bent at the handle after a hit. Can we return this?
Pam
Go to http://www.ripitsportinggoods.com/ and follow the warranty returns link.
Noah
What is the difference between this bat and the RIP-IT Prototype II (-3) BBCOR PROB2?
Daniel
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat features Rifle Barrel and AIR technology for a lighter, more-balanced swing weight. The PROB2 model is Power Balanced and features an extended barrel design. Both bats are one-piece alloy designs.
Mac
What is the difference between this bat and the 2014 RIP-IT AIR?
smttt14
The 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR: B1403A Adult uses new R2-Alloy compared to the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult. The new alloy provides better durability and performance.
Kara
Which bat is better for a leadoff/contact hitter looking for bat speed? The Easton S1 or the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult?
Timmy
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult and the 2013 Easton S1 BBCOR: BB13S1 Adult are very balanced bat and are best suited for contact hitters.
John H
Which will be more balanced this or the Rawlings 5150?
ttt
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult and Rawlings 5150 are both very balanced, but the Prototype Air is slightly more balanced than the 5150.
Katie
Is the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR or COMbat Pure Gear BBCOR better for power hitters?
meat
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A and COMBAT Pure Gear BBCOR both feature one-piece designs that would provide the stiff flex that power hitters typically prefer. The RIP-IT AIR would have a more-balanced swing feel, but both bats are BBCOR certified and would exhibit similar performance. Deciding between the two would depend on your own personal preference toward composite or alloy bats. One is not proven to outperform the other.
Mac
When will the 2014 models be on the website?
johnny baseball
The 2014 models have been released, the following is a link to the Air: http://www.justbats.com/product/2014-rip-it-bbcor-air--b1403a-adult/17891/
Aubrey
I am a 5'11" 170 lbs. 12 year old. This is my first year using BBCOR. What size do you recommend I get?
kevin
The recommended size for the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat for you would be a 32" 29 oz. BBCOR. But since this is your first year, you could bump it down to a 31" 28 oz. That would help it swing lighter for your first year.
Brandon
What's the difference between the B1303 AND B1303A?
CHERYLE
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult is a balanced one-piece alloy bat. The RIP-IT B1303 is a slightly end loaded one-piece alloy bat.
Kara
I am a power hitter but also looking for a fast bat. Do you recommend this bat or the 2014 BBCOR Voodoo?
kevin
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat has a very balanced swing weight due to the Rifle Barrel and AIR Technology. The more balanced a bat is, the lower its MOI, and the faster the player can swing it. If you're looking for bat speed and a stiff flex, the RIP-IT Prototype AIR is a great choice.
Mac
Which is a better bat this RIP-IT Prototype Air or the Rawlings 5150?
tyler
Both the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult bat and the Rawlings 5150 are one-piece alloy designs with very balanced swing weights. They both would be good options for a contact hitter.
Aubrey
Will the alloy barrel lose its pop over time?
colin
Yes, over time the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR: B1303A Adult will start to gradually decrease in performance.
Noah
Should I invest in the new 2014 Air or get this with the lower price point? What are the main differences between them?
weballin
They did not change the design of the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR much at all. They put a new R2 Alloy in the 2014, which is supposed to be more responsive, but it will still be very similar in performance.
Noah
How would you compare Rawlings VELO (gray-ish color) to RIP-IT Prototype AIR BBCOR (either 2013 or 2014) for swing weight and performance? I think I read 2014 Air is slightly more end loaded than 2013.
Rod
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult and the Rawlings VELO are very balanced. They will be similar in feel and performance. The 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult is slightly end loaded.
Kara
Do they make a 30" 27 oz.?
Bill
No. The smallest size the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR comes in is a 31" 27 oz.
Damon
Once you guys run out of the sizes you currently have in stock, will you be restocking them?
jb
The 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is a closeout model so we will not be restocking once we run out.
Damon
Is this a good bat for power hitters? If not, what is a good bat for power hitters in the $100-$300 price range?
johnny baseball
The 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult is going to have more of an end loaded swing, so it is much better for a power hitter.
Noah
My son is 125 lbs, 5' 9", and going into high school. We are looking at the Easton XL1 2012 33" -3 or the RIP-IT. What are the major differences?
lukas
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is going to be a very balanced, one-piece bat, which is better for a contact hitter. The Easton XL1 is going to be an end loaded two-piece bat, which is going to be ideal for a power hitter.
Noah
My son is going to BBCOR -3 bat for first time. He is 5'6" and weighs around a 150 lbs. Not really a power hitter and needs a faster swing. I was comparing the Prototype AIR to the DeMarini CF5 and was wondering if you had any recommendations?
DRob
The 013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is a very balanced bat. It would be a great option for a player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
Kara
I'm 5'8 170 lbs and this will be my first year using BBCOR. Do you think a 31 in 28 oz is too small for me?
jdb
Yes. We would recommend a 33" model for your height and weight in the 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR AIR.
Damon
What does the "Prototype" designation in the bat name mean? Is it a demo bat?
LLP
Prototype AIR is actually the name of this particular model created by RIP-IT. It does not have any special designation. This bat is not a Demo, so it is unused and will carry the full 400 Day Warranty through the manufacturer.
Mac
Would a 32.5" 29.5 oz. be good for a kid 5'7 130 lbs.?
rip it
The 32.5" 29.5 oz. is not longer available. We recommend a 32" 29 oz. 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult.
Kara
Is the 32.5 29.5 illegal or legal. Why did u stop selling them?
rip it
The 32.5 oz. 2013 Rip-It Prototype BBCOR Air is legal, we are just out of stock in that size.
Damon
Is this for a power or contact hitter? I will only use my bat in games. My only other consideration is the XL1. What should I go with?
beast
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult bat will be more for the contact/gap hitter. The Easton XL1 will be more recommended for the power hitter because of the barrel heavy feel.
Brandon
Is the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR one of the most powerful? I already have the bat speed. Is this a good choice to get this bat?
Papi
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult bat would be great for any hitter. Although, I see more guys trying to gain bat speed use this model. If you already have a fast swing, it will only help.
Brandon
Would this bat be recommended for a hitter who is looking to put on bat speed? In other words, would a smaller hitter be able to generate good bat speed with this bat, is it end loaded?
Indo
The 2013 Rip-IT Prototype BBCOR Air is one of the lightest swinging BBCOR models available. If you are looking to increase bat speed, the Prototype BBCOR Air would be a great model.
Justin R.
Is this bat for a power hitter? I am looking at this or the Marucci Black 2 but will take suggestions.
joe
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is one of the lightest swinging bats on the market and is best suited for contact hitters. I'd check out the 2014 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR: B1403 Adult as it has a slightly end loaded swing weight and will be better suited for power hitters.
John H
I already have great bat speed, but I want a bat for a power hitter. Would this bat be good for that or no? Will take suggestions.
frank
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is very well balanced, and is best suited for a contact hitter to help increase bat speed. If your a power hitter with good bat speed, I'd recommend an end loaded model, such as the 2014 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR: DXVDC Adult.
Katie
Is the cap problem solved? What do I do if my cap falls off?
nick7
You may still run into trouble with an end cap, but RIP-IT has addresses the issue. End cap issues will be replaced within 400 days of purchase by the manufacturer and will not count as your warranty replacement. You can check out all of RIP-IT's warranty details at: http://www.ripit.com/returns/
Mac
What's better for a power hitter: the RIP-IT Prototype 2 or the RIP-IT AIR?
km24
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult has a more balanced feel, which is preferred by contact hitters. Power hitters typically prefer the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR: PROB2 Adult, as it has a slight end load.
Katie
I am 5'7" 130 lbs and I am a contact hitter. Would you recommend this bat for me? Also, do you think it is too small or no?
Big Hoss
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat (B1303A) Adult has a balanced swing weight which is ideal for contact hitters. The Prototype is the same size as any other BBCOR bat.
Jason
I meant to say do you think a 31" 28 oz. is to big for me? I am 5'7 130 lbs.
Big Hoss
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 31" 28 oz. 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult.
Kara
Is the RIP-IT BBCOR AIR better than the RIP-IT Prototype II?
bog23pro
It really depends on the swing weight you like when deciding which of these bats is better for you.The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is much more balanced and is made of the R1 Alloy which is higher in quality than the material used for the Prototype II. The Prototype II would be a great option for a power hitter as it does have a slightly end loaded swing weight.
Mac
My 14 yr old son is 5'2" 115 lbs. This will be his last year to use no lighter than a -8 bat. He tried a 31" -3 in cage and seemed to swing it fine driving ball well. I hate to buy a new bat for 15 games. What do you recommend? Thanks, JW.
JW
The 2013 RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat (B1303A) is a very balanced, one-piece bat. It is a great option for player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
Kara
My 14 yr old is 5'11 / 180 lbs & has ridiculously fast hands. coaches want him hitting for more power. Used -5 XL Easton last year but has outgrown 31". Likes look & feel of Rip It but we're confused by different models/model year. Or should he stay Easton or go Voodoo? Doesn't have to go bbcor for another year if drop 5 makes more sense. Help!
Phatdaddy
If the coaches want him hitter for more power I would stick with the Easton XL1 or the DeMarini Voodoo Overlord as they are end loaded and better designed for power hitters.
Damon
Will you be getting this bat in a 32" 29 oz. model again?
chooch
The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat: B1303A Adult is no longer in production. Unfortunately, we will not be getting any more of these in.
Justin R.
what is the difference between this bat and the 2014 rip it air?
foster3
The difference between the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat (B1303A) and the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite (B1403E) is the materials used for each bat. The RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR bat is a one piece alloy design. Where as the 2014 RIP-IT BBCOR AIR Elite is a two piece bat with a Composite Handle and Alloy Barrel.
Kyle
Would you recommend the 2014 RIP-IT bats or the 2014 Easton bats?
glassman18
The 2014 RIP-IT bat line offers great bats like the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR (B1303A). RIP-IT features a 30 Day Love It or Return It performance guarantee. If you don't love your new BBCOR AIR, simply send it back to RIP-IT within 30 days for a full refund. With 2014 Easton bat line up they feature bats for every type of hitter out there. The Easton "S" series works well with contact hitters and the Easton "XL" series has an end-loaded design that suits power hitters. Or if you want something that has the best of bother worlds they have the Easton Mako (BB14MK). RIP-IT and Easton brand both make terrific bats, the decision really comes down to personal preference.
Zach
I swung my Rip It BBCOR Air during my last game and the end cap broke and flew off. My bat is still under warranty and their website says they replace all end cap issues. I submitted for a replacement and have shipped it. Will I get the 2013 model or the 2014 model of the bat?
leppant15
Whether you get the 2013 or 2014 model of the RIP-IT Prototype BBCOR AIR Baseball Bat (B1303A) (B1403A) would be based on the inventory Rip-It has in stock. Most times, if they do not have a 2013 model left, they will send a newer one.
Patrick
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About the Brand

Elite Equipment for the Elite Player. At RIP-IT we design our products to be the best. With over 65 years of combined experience in fastpitch softball we know what players want and need. At the heart of RIP-IT is our design team, a combination of coaches, players, engineers, and industry veterans. Most recently, the team got together to create the RIP-IT EliteFP. The result was a fastpitch bat that was pushed to the limit with the sole purpose of hitting the ball farther than any other bat.

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With new products always in the works you can count on RIP-IT to continue to push the envelope and provide the Elite player with the most advanced Elite Equipment available.

Bat Properties

RIP-IT Prototype AIR Baseball Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat: B1303A
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
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Bat Type Baseball
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Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
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