Rip It to focus on Softball – Quits baseball business

Rip It Softball Company

In an email from the President of Rip It Matthew Polstein, the Baseball bat and softball bat maker has decided to drop their line of baseball bats and other baseball products and focus solely on softball bats, softball helmets, softball face masks, and other softball protective and safety products.

Polstein stated that over a period of 18 months, through a customer development project, the company came to the conclusion softball players would be best served by a Rip It that focuses 100% of their efforts on the further development of the core of their business, which is softball helmets and softball facemasks, as well as softball bats.

The revelation comes as somewhat of a surprise as Rip It has always done well in the sales of BBCOR Bats. In 2012 and 2013 Rip It had the number 1 selling Adult Baseball Bat on the market, but times have changed and we applaud Rip It and their effort to make our girls safer on the softball field. As a father of a young softball player, I can’t say how grateful I am for companies like Rip It who continue to develop and innovate to help keep our children as safe as possible.

Rip It “A softball design company”

2015 Rip-It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat

Helium? Is that right?

2015 Rip It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503H

2015 Rip It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503H

Yes, it sure is. Rip-it features inflatable chambers throughout the entire barrel, taper & handle of this 2015 Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat that they filled with compressed helium. This technique maximizes pop and enhances trampoline effect in the barrel at the point of impact. That pop and trampoline will increase the hitting distances consistently when you hit off the sweet spot. In other words, this bat is HOT!

R3 Rifle Alloy – The rifle aluminum alloy that Rip-It has been using is proven & durable, but the ping sound when a ball was just ripped into the atmosphere is probably the best part.

Balanced – Made for contact hitters who prefer increased swing speed and improved bat control.

Sizes – 32″/29oz, 33″/30oz

BBCOR Certified – Made as a -3oz with a 2 5/8″ barrel diameter, the Helium bat from Rip-It is legal for High School & NCAA play with the BBCOR Certified stamp.

Price$399.95 Now $299.95!

Warranty – One year manufacturer’s warranty along with the 30 day “Love It or Return It” policy.

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2015 RIP-IT Senior Air Youth Big Barrel Bat Review

RIP-IT is back at it again in 2015 with a brand new lineup of youth big barrel baseball bats. They are known for making high quality products, and their commitment to the players that use their bats is second to none. Here we’ll go over what you can expect from the selection of 2015 RIP-IT youth big barrel bats.2015-Rip-It-Air-Senior-B1510-Main

When you do something right the first time, there generally aren’t many reasons to stir the pot. RIP-IT has kept it simple and created one model bat that is available in a few different options depending on the type of player you are and the type of bat you’re looking for. Minor improvements have been made, but the consistency in quality and performance remains the same.

2015-Rip-It-Senior-Air-5-B1505-2The 2015 RIP-IT Senior Air Youth Big Barrel is a one-piece aluminum bat. Constructed out of their high strength R3 Alloy, this RIP-IT senior league bat will have a stiff and responsive feel similar to that of a more traditional metal bat. The weight of the RIP-IT Senior Air is evenly distributed and allows for ultimate swing speed and bat control at the plate.

A cushioned contact grip has been wrapped around these bats to provide more comfort and reduce the amount of vibration that is fed back to the hands when you don’t quite make the contact you were hoping for. Confidence is also sure to rise every time a ball is well struck and the sweet “ping” sound echoes through the park.2015-Rip-It-Senior-Air-8-B1508-2

RIP-IT will be offering their 2015 Senior Air youth big barrel bat in four different options. You’ve got the -5,  -8 and -10 with a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter, and you’ve also got a -10 model with a 2 ¾” monster barrel. For the power hitter who can whip the extra weight through the zone, the -8 will be your ticket to the top of all offensive categories. Need something a little lighter for that little player with big heart? Whether you go with the standard 2 ⅝” barrel or the bigger 2 ¾” barrel, the -10 RIP-IT Senior Air youth big barrel has got you covered!

It’s obvious RIP-IT has taken their time and made a youth big barrel bat they can stand behind, but their main concern isn’t so much in whether or not they love their product; their focus is on providing the customer with a great experience and 100% confidence in their purchase. That’s why RIP-IT not only offers a 400 day warranty with unlimited replacements for bats that stop performing to their full potential, they proudly extend their “Love it or return it” policy to all products that they carry. Their motto is “simply buy, try and decide.” If you love it, keep it. If you don’t, send it right on back!2015-Rip-It-Air-Senior-BB-B1510B-Main

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2015 Rip It BBCOR Bat Review

Rip It made a big bang in 2014 with the release of their BBCOR bats, making the new 2015’s highly anticipated. Rip It seems to have lived up to that challenge as we introduce the 2015 BBCOR Air and the 2015 BBCOR Air Elite!


2015 Rip It Air BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503A

The 2015 Rip It Air BBCOR Baseball Bat is constructed with a 1-piece design, made with 100% R3 Alloy material. The barrel is made with Rip It’s famous Rifle Barrel Technology, where excess weight is removed inside of the barrel to reduce the unnecessary thickness of the walls. This method gives the bat a lighter, balanced feel without sacrificing any strength or durability. Speaking of this bat being balanced, that’s also due to the Very Low MOI, where Rip It efficiently and precisely distributes the weight throughout the bat to keep the weighting even. Lastly, the Rip It Air has comfortable Contact Grip on the handle, limiting sting and keeping your hands highly reactive!



2015 Rip It Air Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503E

Now let’s talk about the top notch option, the 2015 Rip It Air Elite BBCOR Baseball Bat. This bat is made as a 2-piece Hybrid, where Rip it connects a composite handle to an aluminum alloy barrel. The R3 Composite Handle gives the bat a very sturdy feel, while limiting vibration to the hands and redirecting that contact energy back to the R3 Rifle Alloy Barrel’s sweet spot for insane trampoline effect! The Rip It Air Elite also has the Rifle Barrel Technology, just like the Rip It Air listed above, which is the process of reducing unnecessarily thick walls to lighten the bat’s weighting for more of a balanced feel. Another thing that makes this Air Elite so balanced is the Ultra Low MOI, an upgrade over the Air’s Very Low MOI, that makes this stick extremely balanced with an even swing weight going through the hitting zone. Capping everything off is the Contact Grip, keeping your hands comfortable and eliminating that unwanted sting and vibration.


Which one is the bat for you? Well, that just comes down to a personal preference on cost. They are both great bats, but if you are willing to pay the extra $100 to get the Air Elite then you get more of an upgraded edition of its counterpart, the Air. Nonetheless, if you buy Rip It, you’re sure to enjoy mad pop and great performance!


Both of these beasts are BBCOR certified (legal for High School and NCAA) and are supplied with both a 400 day manufacturer’s warranty and a 30 day “Love It or Return It” policy.
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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.


  • 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.


  • 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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Rip-It Slowpitch Bats Compared to Easton

In the past several years, Easton has become one of the leading providers in aluminum slow pitch softball bats. The company puts out new models of their popular bats each year including the Raw and others. In many local parks and recreation leagues, these are the most common bats you will see on the bench. In the past year or so, Rip-It has started to take more market share by offering a 400 day unlimited return policy if you didn’t like the performance of their models.

So how do Rip-It bats compare to Easton?

The most popular Rip-It softball bat is the Prototype. Just like all the Rip-It bats like the Air, this model comes with a 400 day unlimited warranty, allowing you to get the most out of your bat for more than a year without worry. With Easton, you get a single year from the date of purchase to get a warranty bat and once you get a replacement, their relationship with you is done. That is one aspect that sets Rip-It apart from the competition.

In comparison, the Easton Raw Power L4.0 is a bat that is popular and allowed to be used in ASA leagues. Part of the Brett Helmer collection, the SP13L4 is a bat that is made of one piece composite and much like its counterpart, is hot out of the wrapper. It is end loaded, allowing you to get the most power out of your swing when you get every inch of the ball. It has a lighter carbon fiber handle that allowed Easton to put more weight in the barrel.

In the end, the decision of whether to go with Rip-It, Demarini, Easton, or Miken will come down to personal preference. Some people like the feel of certain softball bats better than others and it will take more than a warranty to change their minds. Both are quality products and each have their advantages and drawbacks depending on the player.

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Baseball Bat Review: Rip It 2013 Prototype Air BBCOR

2013 Rip It Prototype Air BBCOR Baseball Bat

2013 Rip It Prototype Air BBCOR Baseball Bat

Rip It’s best 2013 BBCOR bat is the Rip It Prototype Air. Last year’s best BBCOR was their prototype 2, a phenomenal bat with lots of pop.  In its short time on the market, Rip It has already shown that they are always pushing the performance envelope.

This year Rip It introduces the new “Rip It Air”.  The all-black bat with red lettering and gray accents is a tough looking bat that is ready to do some hard work. When I picked up this bat I was immediately impressed with the feel. Rip It took four ounces out of the end of the bat and redistributed it throughout the bat.  Channeled out grooves within the barrel allow for a thinner wall in the business end of this new BBCOR.

The pop of the Rip It Air was as advertised. I have swung all the major brands of BBCOR bats, and I can assure you there is as much pop in the Rip It Air as there is in anything else on the market. Several things distinguish the Rip It Air from its competition. I noticed the pop all over the bat.  You could get a rather big ego in a batting cage if left in there too long. The ball just jumps off this baseball bat. It doesn’t matter if you hit it too near the end of the bat or too close to your hands. If you squared up the ball at all, you just gave the defense a first class challenge.

This extremely hot bat is well-balanced in your hands when you’re hitting. The balance in the bat allowed for control through the swing zone, giving me confidence to wait until the last instant before driving the Rip It BBCOR through the ball.

I really enjoyed what this Rip It BBCOR bat had brought to the table. Not only did the feel and pop perform well on the Rip It BBCOR, but the grip truly did absorb the shock! I was amazed at how little vibration there was in this single piece alloy bat.

A single piece alloy bat with little to no vibration on poorly hit balls was a new and pleasant experience for me. Rip It’s new 2013 BBCOR has all the features you would expect to find on one of the best BBCOR bats for 2013.

Rip It focuses on what counts. The performance of their baseball bats!

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