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Discussion: New Bat on the block

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May 21, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
New Bat on the block
Hey Guys,
I got a Rip-it Elite bat that's legal in all associations last week and have used it in BP twice and in two league/tournaments.
It has about 200 swings on it.
It's balanced and very hot, getting hotter all the time.
I let a friend of mine, Joe Tang, who's a legendary power hitter from the Bay Area, who loves balanced,
use it in his co-ed tnmt on Sunday
and he said he hit one 400 plus
and loves it.
I've got 3 guys on Wednesday night who wanted to buy one from me but I don't sell them.
(Hey Rip-it guys, are you listenin' to this?)
It's a terrific balanced bat for all league play
and as/if it gets hotter it will be awesome.
I'll let you know as I discover what it can do.
May 21, 2007
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
399 posts
Nice post. Is that the black Senior Rip it or the yellow Senior Rip It?
May 21, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
It's the Black One I was writing about.

The Yellow one is illegal as we sit
and hits like the Grey Ultra.
It's soft and explosive and more end-loaded.
May 21, 2007
pressguy33
39 posts
Joe,

Is this the new Reaper from Rip It?? Or is it the black one that has big SENIOR on teh barrel??

thanks bro.
May 22, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey E,
No.
It's not the Reaper.
It's the Black one that has the Senior on the barrel.
May 22, 2007
smooth01
Men's 50
122 posts
Einstein- you have swung both the Rip-It and the gray Combat Original Da Bomb Senior bat. Both are made by CE Composites ,could you give a comparison of the two? I realize that the Rip-It is ASA, just wondering if there could be a similarity between the two.I am going to buy a ASA bat ,and am weighing between the Rip-It Reaper or the Miken Recoil,I'd appreciate any input from your experience.
May 23, 2007
batguyaz
134 posts
Has anyone heard the rumor that Rip It is going to make the yellow bat legal for SSUSA (with 1.20 stamp) for this fall ?
May 23, 2007
Nick
Men's 50
10 posts
Einstein, did you use the Rip-it Elite bat at the Worth Tournament in Antioch on 5/12/07? I watched one of your games and saw the ball flying. I was also playing (Bad Seed) in the tournament and was hoping to play agaisnt your team (H&H Brake). I believe we were the only two seniors playing in the tournament.
May 23, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Nick,
It was fun playing with the young guys at H&H Brake.
I was swinging a Combat for Seniors in Antioch because
McKinnley, the director told me any bat stamped
1.2 except for the Ultra 2 was legal.

Hey Smoov,
The Combat I have that I have raved about
has over 300 swings on it and didn't get ridiculously
hot till around 350.
I only have 200 swings on the Black Rip-it.
As I said in an earlier post
I'll report more when I have more to say about it.
The Black Rip-it is hot, balanced and has a stiff feel
rather than a soft feel to it.
It has a cracking feel/sound like the Original Synergy did
when struck.
Also, I don't have a Reaper.
I heard they're coming out with an end-loaded Reaper soon.
May 23, 2007
Nick
Men's 50
10 posts
Einstein, since you play in the Bay Area/Northern Calif, if you know of any senior teams looking for an infielder (preferably second base), let me know. I'm currently playing league (Concord) and tournaments with the young guys but I would like to hook up with a seniors team.
I heard you were pitching a nasty knuckle ball at the Antioch tourament.
Thanks
May 23, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Nick,
You know, it takes a knuckleball
to throw and knuckleball and that may have
something to do with the success I've had with it.

The wind was very strong that day and I had some guys
swinging right through the ball.
It was fun.
May 23, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Nick,
ODB is always looking for an infielder.
Email me at joerinaldi56@yahoo.com
and I'll get you Gerald's info.
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