2015 RIP-IT Fastpitch Softball Bats – Review 1

RIP-IT has designed two great fastpitch softball bats for their 2015 lineup: The Drop Ten AIR and Drop Twelve AIR. Each of these one-piece bats offers the impressive quality and durability that players have come to love and expect from RIP-IT.

2015 RIP-IT Drop Ten AIR Fastpitch Softball Bat -102015 RIP-IT Drop Ten AIR Fastpitch Softball Bat -10 F1510

If you favor the latest in composite bat technology, then the 2015 RIP-IT Drop Ten AIR fastpitch softball bat is definitely going to stand out. The Drop Ten AIR is a single piece composite design. By thinly layering their R3 composite material down the entire length of the bat, RIP-IT has built a solid winner. The walls of the barrel provide maximum performance without sacrificing durability. A raised ridge grip dampens vibration and allows the hands to be placed in a comfortably controlled position. Hot right out of the wrapper, the 2015 RIP-IT Drop Ten AIR fastpitch softball bat will only get better the more it is used.

Features:

  • Single piece design
  • R3 Composite
  • Length to weight ratio of -10
  • 2 ¼” barrel
  • Legal for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, High School and NCAA

2015 RIP-IT Drop Twelve AIR Fastpitch Softball Bat2015 RIP-IT Drop Twelve AIR Fastpitch Softball Bat -12 F1512

The 2015 RIP-IT Drop Twelve AIR is the leaner and meaner version of the Drop Ten AIR. Constructed out of the same high-strength R3 composite material, the -12 offers an even lighter model for increased bat speed and control. If you are a contact or line drive hitter, this is the RIP-IT fastpitch softball bat for you! You’ll also enjoy the same great feel and decrease in vibration thanks to their comfort grip.

Features:

  • Minus 12 length to weight ratio
  • One-piece design
  • Full R3 composite material
  • 2 ¼” barrel diamter
  • Approved for play in ASA, USSSA, ISA, NSA, High School & NCAA

Still not convinced if any of the 2015 RIP-IT fastpitch softball bats are the right fit for your young ballplayer? Thanks to RIP-IT’s 30 day “Love it or return it” policy, you can now buy, try and decide for yourself! If you aren’t impressed, send it back for a no questions asked full refund. Love your new RIP-IT fastpitch bat? Keep it (and your peace of mind) with a 400-day warranty. This warranty extends beyond the industry’s standard 365 days, and offers unlimited replacements along with complimentary shipping both ways for customers residing in the United States.

You really can’t go wrong ordering any of the 2015 RIP-IT fastpitch softball bats. Contact us today at 1 (800) 589-4487 or shoot us an email!

Look for Review 2 – 2015 RIP-IT Senior Air Youth Big Barrel Bat and Review 3 – 2015 RIP-IT Youth Baseball Bat.

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2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch Softball Bat

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch Softball Bat

The 2015 Easton Mako for Fastpitch Softball is crafted as a 2-piece made with TCT Thermo Composite Technology, which is advanced 100% composite material and gives this Mako insane performance. Easton always looks for feedback and the consistent thing that kept coming up with girls fastpitch softball players is that they wanted “less vibration to the hands”. Well, Easton has answered the call with ZERO vibration! Introducing the ZERO ConneXion Technology, which locks the barrel and the handle together for the sturdy feel it needs while eliminating vibration completely. Yes, that means no sting to the hands!

The Fastpitch Mako also comes with an ultra-thin 29/32” handle and performance diamond grip to go along with the 1.20 BPF USSSA thumbprint and ASA stamps right on the bat. This bat is also approved for play by NSA, ISA, ISF and SSUSA. There are three different versions to the Fastpitch Mako… which only differ in their drop and available size, otherwise they are identical. Which drop and size to get all depends on preference and each hitter’s size. For more details on that you can always read our guide to buying the correct bat.

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch -8 (FP15MK8) has a drop -8 length to width ratio and is available in 33”/25oz and 34”/26oz.

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch -9 (FP15MK9) has a drop -9 length to width ratio and is available in 32”/23oz, 33”/24oz and 34”/25oz.

2015 Easton Mako Fastpitch -10 (FP15MK10) has a drop -10 length to width ratio and is available in 30”/20oz, 31”/21oz, 32”/22oz, 33”/23oz and 34”/24oz.

You can get your 2015 Mako Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

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2015 Easton Mako vs Mako Torq

2015-Easton-Torq-Vs-Mako-Baseball-Bats-Duel2015 Easton – Mako vs. Mako Torq

Easton’s bats are always highly advanced, incredibly constructed and right at the top as far as popularity. Easton is obviously dedicated to creating nothing short of elite performance. Let’s just say the 2015 Easton series of bats aren’t an exception to that. In fact, they’re better! This year’s lineup, however, is dominated by the two big dogs: The returning, improved Mako and the new, green Mako Torq.

What are the differences between the 2015 Easton Mako and the 2015 Easton Mako Torq?

I’m glad you asked! Let’s get to the bottom of it…

First, let’s go through all the things that they have in common, which is quite a bit. They are both simply a work of art, crafted with 100% TCT Thermo Composite Technology. This composite material is the best in the game! It truly maximizes the potential in every phase, especially the sweet spot in the barrel. Both of these bats are also a 2-piece, connected using Easton’s patented CXN ConneXion Technology, which efficiently transfers energy and gives the bat an optimized feel.

For Fastpitch softball only Easton took that even further and made the ZERO CXN ConneXion Technology. This connection was engineered to completely eliminate vibration, hence the ZERO, and give Softball girls the best in performance!

Now… the Mako and the Mako Torq differ in a few ways…  one of which that is an industry changing feature that is bound to start a trend!

We’ll start with the grip, with the Mako sporting Easton’s signature performance diamond grip while the Mako Torq has black and white gauze grip. They both give hitters what they need, so that just comes down to a preference. Another difference is the color design as the Mako returns with its orange look, while the Mako Torq has a “Torq” green color that lets everyone know who has the newest, baddest bat in town! The glaring way they differ is Easton incorporated the brand new 360 Torq Handle Technology on the Mako Torq. The bottom of the handle and the grip closest to the knob can actually be rotated!

How does the 360 Torq Handle benefit you? It allows hitters to square up more pitches by allowing the bottom hand to rotate while the bat is going through the hitting zone. This keeps the barrel in the zone longer and ultimately gives the hitter more power, more often! This technology is what makes the Mako Torq priced a little higher than the Mako, rightfully so.

One last difference is the leagues Easton made them to play in…

They both have an edition for Fastpitch Softball and also BBCOR, Big Barrel and Youth baseball. However, only the Mako comes in a Junior Big Barrel for baseball, while the Mako Torq does not.

The verdict? Give me one and i’ll approach the plate with the utmost confidence! It all comes down to, besides the difference in grip type, whether you want to pay a few bucks more for the brand new technology – the Torq handle. Other than that they are almost identical.

You can get both of these 2015 Easton powerhouses, the Mako and the Mako Torq, with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

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2015 Easton Mako Torq for Fastpitch Softball

2015 Easton Mako Torq for Fastpitch Softball

If you’re a Fastpitch softball player looking for the bat to help take your game to the next level… Easton may just be your new best friend. Introducing THE 2015 Fastpitch bat to have – the Mako Torq!

The Mako Torq is the alpha dog in Easton’s 2015 Fastpitch Power Brigade and is created using TCT Thermo Composite Technology, which is 100% composite material that gives you all the strength and durability you could ever want in a bat. Constructed as a 2-piece, where the barrel and the handle are connected with the Easton’s new ZERO ConneXion Technology, giving off ZERO vibration to the hands and providing the most efficient energy transfer possible. This allows for a true optimized feel and the best performance in the game. Easton made this ZERO connection because of girls softball players specifically asking for fastpitch bats without sting. Girls… Easton has delivered!

What separates the Mako Torq from the rest of the fastpitch lineup is the new 360 Torq Handle Technology!

This allows the bottom of the handle and grip closest to the knob to actually rotate! Yes, rotate! So, when the bat is going through the hitting zone, the bottom hand can rotate along with the handle allowing your hands and wrists to stay as comfortable exploding through the ball and leaving the hitting zone as they were entering the hitting zone, while also keeping the barrel in the zone longer. This results in pitches being squared up more often, with more power! It’s almost not fair… but that’s a pitcher’s problem.

This Torq comes as a drop -10 in length to weight ratio with an extra-long barrel, ultra-thin composite Torq handle and gauze grip. While being available in 31”/21oz, 32”/22oz, 33”/23oz and 34”/24oz, the Torq also sports the 1.20 BPF USSSA thumbprint and ASA stamps right on the handle. Also approved for play by NSA, ISA, ISF and SSUSA.

You can get your 2015 Mako Torq Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

2015 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat

2015 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat

Returning for another season in Easton’s Fastpitch Power Brigade is the FS1! How could Easton not bring this bad boy back? Widely considered as one of the best 2014 fastpitch softball bats in the game, the 2015 FS1 is sure to rise to the next level of expectations.

The 2015 FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat is made with 100% composite material that includes the IMX Advanced Composite Technology in the barrel, which optimizes and maximizes the potential of the sweet spot! While returning again as a 2-piece, the connection between the barrel and the handle has gone to the next level using Easton’s new ConneXion ZERO! This ZERO feature was engineered to eliminate any vibration to the hands while still allowing excellent energy transfer for nothing but the best results. The Fastpitch S1 also has an even weight distribution, giving it that balanced swing weight that so many players love!

Some other features of the FS1 is the ultra-thin 29/32” handle and performance diamond grip, while also being approved for play with its 1.20 BPF USSSA and ASA stamps right on the handle. This bat is also approved by NSA, ISA, ISF and SSUSA.

There are two different versions to the FS1, which differ only in their drop and weight.Here they are . . .

2015 Easton FS1 -10 Fastpitch Softball Bat

This FS1 comes as a drop -10 length to weight ratio and is available in 30”/20oz, 31”/21oz, 32”/22oz, 33”/23oz and 34”/24oz.

2015 Easton FS1 -11 Fastpitch Softball Bat

This FS1 comes as a drop -11 length to weight ratio and is available in 30”/19oz, 31”/20oz, 32”/21oz, 33”/22oz and 34”/23oz.

You can get your 2015 FS1 Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com.

Batisfaction, guaranteed!

If you aren’t sure which bat length and/or weight is best for your needs, check out our guide.

Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

2015 Easton FS3 Fastpitch Softball Bat

2015 easton fs3 fastpitch softvall batOnce again part of Easton’s Fastpitch Power Brigade is the FS3! After turning in a successful 2014 campaign, Easton has decided to upgrade this bat from a 1-piece bat to a 2-piece! This really changes the entire dynamic of excellence while still keeping the sturdy, solid feel to it. This may now be the best bang-for-your-buck bat on the market!

The 2-piece comes where the handle and the barrel connect, using Easton’s new ZERO ConneXion Technology! This innovative feature completely eliminates vibration and sting 2015-Easton-Fastpitch-FS3-handleto the hands while still transferring energy exactly as it should for top notch performance. Easton constructed this bat with 100% fully composite material, along with the IMX Advanced Composite Technology to optimize the sweet spot for maximum performance. This 2015 Easton FS3 is also made with an evenly distributed weighting and a drop -12 length to weight ratio. Combine those two and you get a smooth, easy to control swing with increased bat speed while going through the hitting zone. This allows the batter to get ahead of the ball and drive it to the wall!

Some other features of the 2015 Easton FS3 include an ultra-thin 29/32” handle and performance diamond grip to go along with the 1.20 BPF USSSA thumbprint and ASA approval stamps inked right on the handle. This FS3 is also approved by NSA, ISA, ISF AND SSUSA while being available in 28”/16oz, 29”/17oz, 30”/18oz, 31”/19oz, 32”/20oz, 33”/21oz and 34”/22oz sizes. This gives everyone a lot of options to pick the perfect bat for their needs.

You can get your 2015 Easton FS3 Fastpitch Softball Bat with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty and no hassle returns at CheapBats.com. “Batisfaction”, guaranteed!

If you aren’t sure which bat length and/or weight is best for your needs, check out our guide. Have a question? Contact us at 1 (800) 589-HITS or shoot us an e-mail anytime!

The New 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat -12oz FPXL152

2015 Louisville Slugger x12-fastpitch-bat-FPXL152The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 is going to be a  new 12 ounce fastpitch softball bat. This light weight fastpitch bat will be ideal for the athlete who is a line drive, or slap hitter. The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 has a terrific balanced feel and is made from 100% Pure 360 Composite material. The Pure 360 is made up of advanced LS-2X aerospace grade composite fibers, thinner than other composite fibers that have been used in times past.

This high end LS-2X carbon fiber material allows for the thinnest composite walls possible without sacrificing any of the classic rugged durability that Louisville Slugger loves to offer. Because Louisville used the LS-2X Pure 360 composite design, you can feel confident, that this two-piece bat, will not only drive the ball hard and far, to any part of the field you hit it to, but it’ll feel great in the process of doing so.

The two piece Louisville Slugger construction gives any fastpitch player an advantage over the competition. Not only will you notice a drastic reduction in vibration, but you will also be gaining the benefits of having more whip, with precise flex engineering to give you the greatest amount of pop, and trampoline effect possible. Louisville Slugger has always been a fastpitch industry leader, and their looking to bring more to every player. If you want an all composite fastpitch bat, that performs with the same kind of determination, and drive, that you do, consider the Louisville Slugger X12 as a great option in an already stacked fastpitch softball bat line up.

You can purchase your new 2015 -12 Louisville Slugger FPXL152 X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat from Cheapbats.com and any of their other great fastpitch softball bats.

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno VS LXT Fastpitch Softball Bat

When looking for your 2015 Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Bat  you see two great models, the LXT and the Xeno. Both are popular and in a similar price range. So… how exactly do they differ? How are they similar? Let’s dive right in!2015-LXT-VS-XENO

First, let’s talk about what they have in common. Since they are both made by Louisville Slugger for fastpitch softball they naturally will share some features. First of all, the LXT and the Xeno are both made with a balanced swing weight. This even distribution of the weight throughout the bat allows for a controlled swing with increased bat speed. Louisville Slugger constructs these bats with a 100% composite design, allowing the bats to be layered with graphite fibers for increased strength and durability. This composite design especially comes in handy in the barrel, giving you high-performance where it’s needed most.

Both bats are also created with the S1iD technology on their side, which is the process of inserting high-tech discs inside the barrel walls to give these Sluggers more barrel flex and a more forgiving sweet spot. Lastly, they both come with a ⅞” handle, the LS end cap, a standard knob and meet the 1.20 BPF standards. All Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bats are approved for play by USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA and ISF play.

Second…what are the differences between the LXT and the Xeno?
2015 Louisville Slugger LXTThe glaring difference is the way they are connected.

The 2015 LXT Fastpitch Softball Bat is a 3-piece bat connected using the Tru3 technology. This Tru3 is the piece that connects the barrel to one side and the handle to the other, not allowing them to touch. This is going to eliminate any vibration and sting to the hands because the Tru3 piece is going to absorb all of it. Also the LXT is available in a drop -8, -9 and -10 length to weight ratio. The LXT does not offer a drop -11.

2015 Louisville Slugger XenoThe 2015 Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat is a 2-piece bat that connects the barrel and the handle together using the iST technology. This connection is incredibly sturdy giving the bat a solid feel while limiting, but not eliminating, vibration to the hands. So, you will get a little bit of feedback in your hands, but not like you would with a 1-piece traditional bat. Also the Xeno is available in a drop -8, -9, -10 and -11 length to weight ratio.

The verdict? Well…that’s your call to make. They both are made with incredible technology and materials as we went over in detail. It just comes down to your preferences on the connection. If you want vibration to your hands eliminated and don’t mind spending a few bucks more – get the 3-piece LXT. If you like a little feedback in your hands and/or want to save a few bucks – get the 2-piece Xeno. Also if you want a drop -11 bat then you would go with the Xeno, because the LXT does not offer that particular length to weight ratio.

Free shipping on orders over $50 from Cheapbats.comYou won’t be disappointed either way… but just to ease your mind they both come with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty. Available with no hassle returns at CheapBats.com“Batisfaction”, guaranteed and free shipping for orders over $50.

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2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat

The softballs have flown out of the park, and the verdict is in here at Cheapbats.com! The 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat is cut from a different cloth than all the competitors, but supplies the same quality craftsmanship and performance you have come to love and expect from Louisville Slugger. Relentlessly tested in the lab and on the field, Louisville Slugger has defied expectations and made the 2015 Xeno fastpitch bat even better than it was before.

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Bat

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Bat

The 2015 Xeno is crafted from Louisville Slugger’s Pure 360 Composite material. This blend of high-strength graphite fibers allows for the placement of many thin layers of composite in the barrel without increasing the thickness of the walls. The end result is a well balanced, highly durable and responsive softball bat. Using their S1iD technology, an aluminum disc is inserted in the barrel to give this fastpitch softball bat the flexibility and pop needed to make solid contact every time.

The barrel and handle are joined together with Louisville Slugger’s iST technology. This solid connection allows for maximum response and an extra added feeling of control at the plate. The 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno is truly one of the best two-piece fastpitch bats available today. No matter what type or size player you are, there is a 2015 Xeno that is right for you.

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat:

  • 100% Pure 360 Composite
  • S1iD aluminum disc insert in the barrel
  • iST Technology connects the handle to the barrel
  • Two-piece design
  • Available in a -11, -10, -9 and -8 length to weight ratio
  • Backed by a One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Still can’t decide if the Xeno is the right fastpitch softball bat for you? Contact one of our Bat Experts and let them answer any and all questions you might have. It is our goal to provide you with confidence in both your purchase and in your performance on the field.

Pro Fastpitch Softball League To Showcase Top Women’s Talent And Bats

“You play ball like a girl!”

Pro Fastpitch Softball League - you play ball like a girl

I would be honored if the Hambino uttered those words to me… Especially if you look at the way the women of the National Pro Fastpitch Softball League play the game.

On May 25th, 2014 the Indiana Slammers take on the Chicago Bandits in the inaugural match up of the 2014 softball season. Four teams, including the USSSA Pride and the Rebellion will battle is out this year to provide family entertainment and highlight the incredible talents of the best Fastpitch Softball players in the world. More teams are expected to be added for 2015, and best of all, NPF will stream all regular season games from www.profastpitch.com (dates and times to be announced).

Pro Fastpitch Softball League by Cheapbats

CheapBats.com is extremely excited to see such high caliber fastpitch softball action! Get on board with National Pro Fastpitch, their premium partners Easton, DeMarini, Worth, and Bownet, and join the Pro Softball revolution.