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Discussion: New ASA black Rip-it senior bat review

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Dec. 16, 2006
E. Ness
122 posts
New ASA black Rip-it senior bat review
We hit the black Rip-it ASA bat today against the Virus, SX3, NRG 500 and the Anti Virus. The Rip-it was New out of the wrapper and the other two bats had been used already. I know the AV has about 100 swings on it because it is my bat but the NRG 500 I don't know how many but my buddy has had the bat since it came out and he hits weekly with us so I am guessing around 500 swings.

We hit on a baseball field 330 375 and 400 feet with a lot of different types of softballs. 47/525, 44/525, 40/375, and 40/375. The wind was blowing in at 20 to 25 mph and the temp was 67. The softballs had been in my house all week so they were warm.

We only put 50 to 75 swings on the bat because most guys wanted to use their gamers for the first half of their round and we take 50 swings per round. We only had time for one round each and there was three of us. The bat out hit every ASA bat out there and kept up with the two USSSA bat. I hit the fence where the score board is in the air with this bat. The score board is 360 feet from home plate. The bat was very stiff at first and at 25 swings it started to make a different sound as it did at 50 and again right at the end of its swings around the 75 swing mark. It also started to get better distance. It has a bigger sweet spot than the AV but the AV has not totally open up yet.

My other buddies that used the bat hit their longest shots with the Rip-it. One guy went 300 feet twice against that wind with the bat. So I am thinking it will only get better with more swings on it. Now to kind of put this in perspective there were only 3 homeruns hit and they were with the Rip-it Elite and the Senior Combat. So I think the bat did very well. We are hitting again next Friday and I will post more about the bat then.
Dec. 17, 2006
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
I have about 500 hits on mine and I concur with the above review. I can't hit it that far but I did hit it around my max range of 250'. I was using a mixture of old balls and was hitting off my Wheeler Dealer. I am sure with live pitching It would have gone further.

I did hit it against my 98Z yesterday and at this point I would have to favor the 98Z mainly because I have always swung end loaded bats and I am more comfortable with them. Distance was somewhere near the same but I was more consistent with the 98Z and the ball seemed to get out there quicker with the 98Z.

It is going to be a tough choice which bat to use in my ASA tournaments next year.
Dec. 17, 2006
65 posts
I understand that distance is a issue. How did the ball come off the bats when hit in general with each bat? The answer I'm looking for is dealing with line drive threw the infield and between outfielders. The 2 USSSA bats were?
Dec. 17, 2006
134 posts
What is a 98Z, I am not up on the logos.

Dec. 17, 2006
238 posts
How does it compare to the Synergy Extended?

What weights does it come in?

Is it end loaded?

Thanks for the infor.
Dec. 17, 2006
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
THE CAT. Line drives are great with the Rip-It Senior ASA which is basically am looking for. At 73 I am not going to hit to many fences.


The 98Z is the Worth PST98Z. Great bat if you can swing one.
Dec. 18, 2006
E. Ness
122 posts
The two USSSA bats were both Combats. One was a Virus that one of the guys just bought and the other was an SX3 uncensored.
Dec. 18, 2006
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
E Ness: thanks for your input on these bats...
1) Is it your thinking that I'd be better served with the ASA Rip It over any of the other ASA bats? You know me and you know that I've mentioned that I prefer balanced bats...

2) If this is the case, where do I obtain one?

3) I use a 27 0z U2 and a 27 oz SC... does this translate into a 27 oz Rip It?

I value your opinion.
Bob Woodroof
Dec. 18, 2006
E. Ness
122 posts
These bats feel like the U2 as far as weighting goes and they only come in 26 and 28 ounce. So to get a 27 you would have to go to another bat. The Anti Virus 27 balance would be closer to what you swing in the U2.
E-mail me for more help.
Dec. 19, 2006
39 posts
Looks like there will be a 27oz coming out next year.
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