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Discussion: Rip It Elite Question, Re: Sanctioning by SSSUA

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March 29, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
Rip It Elite Question, Re: Sanctioning by SSSUA
It seems to be only a matter of time before this bat will be tested out and sanctioned. My question is this, once the bats are sanctioned will there be an updated desination on the bat to separate it from the currently produced Elites or will all the Rip It Elites be allowed to be used regardless of build date. I hit this bat at the Florida spring training and would like to get one but only if it can be used for more than a bp bat somewhere along the way.
March 30, 2007
koived
41 posts
I don't believe you will ever see it approved for senior play. Combat is the company that makes the bat is not stupid enough to compete against itself.
March 30, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
I believe that CE makes them both plus some others. What does CE care which one is sold as long they make it.
March 30, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
Your are right. CE is the OEM that makes bats for both compaines.
Rip It and Combat are two very different in product, market share and design.
Rip It is very active in college and girls fastpitch. They make other equipment besides bats and are moving fast in the retail market including the big box retail chains. Which by the way is very impressive for a new start up.
My understanding is the deal with the senior elite is a contract issue between CE and Anaconda about the 1.20 which needs to go on the bat. Really nothing to do with passing a test.
My guess is Rip It has this whole issue under control and with their expanding dealer base once they lanch the sale numbers will be huge.
April 2, 2007
wellsaz
11 posts
I just heard rumor that Rip It will have a new senior 1.20 bat. Fully accepted by SSUSA and all other senior leagues. Rumor is it will be out this summer, same pop but longer lasting. Not sure about the color. We really like the yellow one and if it is going to have the 1.20 stamp and think they will have a winner.
April 2, 2007
Mitch
Men's 50
68 posts
Try this website www.teamripit.com I think it might help
April 4, 2007
batguyaz
134 posts
I have only seen 'homerun Bill' on fields twice in the past month or so. I understand he is very busy with college softball and dealer stuff. My guess is busniess is very good and told me with a wink that all will be well soon will our desires to use the senior elite in SSUSA tournaments. So that means they will have something ready to go soon or he wants to ask me out on a date.
April 5, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
I have the yellow rip it the outlaw one. I use it in BP must have over 1000 swings on it. Hits the snot out of the ball. If and when they figure out the politics this bat will be the real deal. THe only caveat on my review is I couldn't crack a bat if I tried so anything I would write on durability needs to be tempered. It is the only bat I have ever used that has a similiar sound to the origianl maxload grey ultras.
April 9, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
Lecak, I completely agree and that is the reason for this thread. I've hit with this bat and it is all that you say it is + I like the balance/end load approach they've used. If I knew they would grandfather the present ones in I'd order one right now.
April 10, 2007
koived
41 posts
I don't beleive rip=it is being very forth comming on this. I will not buy one until they have made a truthful statement about this. The rumors are: Why should there even be any rumors. Come on rip=it tell us if the damn bats are going to be legal or not. If not stop telling people you are working on it in order to sell bats.
Thats no way for a start up company to treat their customers, you will only make us disappear by lieing to us.

By the way the new anti-virus is all the bat I expected after hearing the hype, kudos to combat.
April 10, 2007
batwise
35 posts
Koived;
Are you not getting enough love at home ? Why so hostile towards Rip It. Are you upset because they are taking market share from your beloved Combat, because you know the senior ASA bat is really better than the AV and you cannot deal with it. Or is it that you thought Combat owned Rip It and made bats for them only to be corrected.
Let it go, we still love you.
I know Rip It is not concerned with the senior elite, SSUSA and anything else outside of fastpitch and the senior ASA bat. There are no comments of any type from any of the Rip It folk about the yellow bat and if you think they are trying to pull a fast one, think again. They are selling a ton of bats right now so if you wary of buying one, then DONíTÖ.if the bat is to made legal than so be it, wait till it is or buy something else.

Kudos to Rip It for an outstanding product, great service and launching their company into big box retail with success.

Batwise
April 10, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
We are all taking this much to serious, we are just talking about bats, right.....do we really care who makes what and why. Man alive we are putting too much into this.
By the way, I am buying stock in Rip it first chance i get.....
April 11, 2007
koived
41 posts
This is what I am talking about, while playing in florida I had the chance to buy a rip-it, the guy told me they would be legal in a week or two. Well that was last year, I didn't but it and glad I didn't I would have had a bat I couldn't use in senior ball.
I did buy a combat from this site and I love the bat so much I bought an anti-virus. At least I got the bats I wanted for the associations I play. The guy in florida is from N.C. and is a rip-it rep. I have never seen him again and would be upset if I had bought one. I think they need to be honest with us as consumers. Like I said why should there be any rumors? You all seem to somebady at rip-it and they should look at this board, let them tell us what the truth is.
April 11, 2007
koived
41 posts
Bat wise,
Did you even read any of the posts? Read what batguyaz has to say about a comment from a rip-it rep.


"I have only seen 'homerun Bill' on fields twice in the past month or so. I understand he is very busy with college softball and dealer stuff. My guess is busniess is very good and told me with a wink that all will be well soon will our desires to use the senior elite in SSUSA tournaments. So that means they will have something ready to go soon or he wants to ask me out on a date."
April 11, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
You would think that we would be old enough and wise enough to know that rumors are rumors and as they are passed around they get more and more distorted.

When Rip-It officially announces it is coming then stop listening to all the rumors and just play ball with what you got.
April 12, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
I wish somebody would come up with something solid about this bat instead of conjecture. There appears to be a great amount of interest based on the number of hits on this topic. More on this one topic than any other topic for the first hundred threads. SOMEBODY should take notice, the interest and profits would seem to be there.
April 12, 2007
batguyaz
134 posts
I think, maybe there might be a possiablity of somewhat of a response to the very idea you have expressed. In other words, no one is talking right now, very quiet on the Rip It front and even Billy boy is quiet.
So something, maybe just might be possiable sometime down the road....maybe
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