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Discussion: New Rip It 1.20 senior bat

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Sept. 23, 2007
uwfan
10 posts
New Rip It 1.20 senior bat
Anyone know about the Rip It 1.20 senior bat. When it is due to be out ?
Sept. 23, 2007
calpops
32 posts
Rumor is before Christmas
Sept. 23, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
In the next month or so. With a full warranty and better than the U2 or the Combat.
Sept. 24, 2007
Stones 1B
Men's 55
52 posts
AZ-When you say better than the US and or the Combat?

What do you mean? Performance? Warranty?

IMO...The Combat ain't better than the U2...and as of right now the U2 is still the Man...I am only saying this bec' 90% of the Seniors on this site Bash the U2 but are still swing way with it.
So just asking for clarification...Mahalo
Sept. 24, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
As Einstein and many others have commented before the yellow Rip It senior bat is the best of the three. It has a soft swing that is easy to control. The pop off the bat is same if not better than the other two. So if the bat has a full warranty and is priced right, along with a 30 day buy back if you donít like it then I would say it would be the best. It is value and performance that would make it the best.
Sept. 24, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
What associations is that yellow bat legal in?
Sept. 24, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
I want to be careful here. I am not with Rip It in anyway and I am going on info that I heard. The new bat will have the 1.20 stamp and approved by SSUSA for those tournaments. Not sure about the name or color.
Sept. 24, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
I was just on their website, and the yellow bat does not have any associations listed as it being legal in. Another color does, but not the yellow, If that is the case, then what is the point to it or any discussion of it right now?
Sept. 24, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
TNG that was the Ellite a non approved bat but the almost same bat is ok and stamped for fast pitch which you can use in slowpitch.
The new one is to be stamped with the 1.20 bpf.
Sept. 24, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Fine, but until that bat is legal talking about it is just like discussing the original Ultra. What is the point?
Sept. 24, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
TNG,
I doubt anyone cares except yourself, I liked the greys, I like the yellow Rip as well. I also have one, but just can't seen to hit as well as Joe. Wonder if it has anything to do with both rotator cuffs torn? I think so.
Maybe he has it 'listed' as a favorite bat, I dunno, i don't care either, but I do like to know what bats are out there and are durable, have pop and who's using it, cause it tells me a alot. I call it feedback, or even a short bat review.
Sept. 24, 2007
smooth01
Men's 50
122 posts
I saw a yellow Rip-It ,NIW at Play it Again Sports and if I remember ,it had an ASA , USSA and a 1.20 stamp on it. Is this possible,or is this the way it came out before it was bannedby everyone?
Sept. 24, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
It was the fastpitch model.
Sept. 24, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
smooth01
I'd be interested in it if it was a 34\26
Sept. 24, 2007
smooth01
Men's 50
122 posts
I believe it was a 34/26,but they had a sticker of $269.00.,and I think that might be a little high. let me know what you might want to offer for it and I'll see if they still have it and will deal on it. Last Sat was when I saw it.
Sept. 24, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
smooth01,
To steep for me. Thanks for the reply back.
Sept. 24, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Maybe no one cares, but if you cannot use it so what about it?
Sept. 24, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
If it is the Eilte FP model than it is legal, even if it say's fastpitch is matters not. It is a ASA bat.
Sept. 24, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
TNG - The reason this bat is sparking interest (even though not with the BPF 1.20) is this bat has good pop + longevity.
I hit an Elite demo bat back in February and it hits extremely well with a little different feel than the other bats out there. It's not quite balanced and not quite end loaded and comes around very nicely with my swing. It provides a valid alternative to the other bats out there. Since we vote with our $$$$ and Miken has lost it's blind following guys are looking for another solid bat. This bat seems to deliver the goods. If the newly developed bat is the same or better than the ones I used we have another choice available. The guys in Az have a head start on this.
Sept. 25, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Pete, maybe I am missing something but if the yellow bat is not legal anywhere then what choice is it really giving you? You might love the bat, it might be the greatest ever, but if it is not allowed it is not in the picture.
Sept. 25, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
This bat due to some conflict with the manufacturer/sub contractor if you will contractually could not receive the 1.20BPF it needed for a certain period of time. From what I've heard this will be taken care of and the bat will be available and legal within the next month or so. I believe that is what generating the anticipation and excitement. I may be wrong but I think that's what happened.
Sept. 25, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Pete, thanks.
Sept. 26, 2007
tattooball
620 posts
PeteD,
I don't know where you got your mis-information from but combat is continuing production on their senior bats and a new one will be availble this comming year. They have already commited to and forwarded their production schedule to us at anaconda sports for distribution in 2008-2009. They may have a senior bat for this year but combat is not making it for them.
Again I find it hard to believe that combat would make a bat to compete against it's own product. I have aready hit the new one along with XE John Mcandrew, so far it hits very well and has held up great. This is all I know maybe they have a new manufacture?

Kevin Schullstrom
800-327-0074 ext 210
Sept. 26, 2007
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
I've heard this Urban Legend from Arizona for almost a year now.
Sept. 26, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
Hi Kevin - I didn't mention Combat but it's all good news to me. That's what I'm using.

Pete
Sept. 26, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
New Rip it bat sounds awesome.
If it's as good or better than the Yellow Senior one
it's going to be a monster.
You guys who've purchased or thinking of purchasing a Yellow one and play in/with NorCal, that is,
NCSSA, we're moving as we speak to have them approved
for next year.
As they don't meaningfully test any higher than Ultra 2's
as per Dr Brandt testing, there should be little real
resistance in getting them approved.
Sept. 26, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
einstein,
while in manteca earlier I did talk the a couple of board members and they said the yellow one with out the 1.20 BPF stamp souldn't be allowed.
I believe I mentioned this to you back then.
hopefulle there has been a rethinking on this and it will be allowed. I do know there are many players that have them.
Perhaps it will come up an the annual Dec meeting.
Sept. 26, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
taits, though it isn't stamped does the yellow bat meet the 1.20 standard If not, the discussion is moot unless the standard is changed. And the fact that a lot of guys own it is not really relevant either. They bought them knowing they were not stamped.
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