2014 Rip-it AIR BBCOR review

Today we feature a review of the Rip it AIR BBCOR bat, which has quite a bit of promise heading into the 2014 baseball season. Last year, Rip-it introduced the newest “AIR” technology with the aim of being the best at combining quickness, balance, and strength. Many hitters believe they did just that. The AIR B1403A model introduced for the 2014 season promises to be even better than the 2013 version which is making many quite excited. Backed by the longest warranty in the business (400 days), you can rest assured that Rip-it will continue to back its product no matter what the circumstance is.

RIP-IT AIR Features

There is quite a bit to like about the 2014 version of the Rip-it Air. From the construction phase to how well it swings, a hitter will start turning their poor swings into hard doubles and hopefully homeruns. The 2014 version of this bat is also priced much better than other premier bats on the market like the Demarini CF6 or the Easton XL1. So you don’t have to break the bank just to get the performance you want. The main features included in this bat are:

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  • Reduced vibrations
  • No break-in required


    • R2 Alloy – The 2014 Air is built using an R2 Alloy that features what Rip-it calls “Rifle Barrel” technology. What this technology has accomplished is made the barrel lighter than you’ve ever felt without sacrificing any thickness in the barrel itself. This ensures you’ll still generate just as much power as before, but with a quicker swing.
    • Contact grip – To give the hitters even more control than other bats, the B1403A surrounds the handle with a grip aimed at reducing the amount of vibrations you’ll feel. This allows hitters to feel more comfortable and able to produce the same consistent swing over and over again.
    • No break-in period – Some bats require you to take a few swings to break it in properly. Not with this one. As soon as you receive your AIR BBCOR bat, you take it to the field and have it feeling just the same as it would after using for a month or two. This is a great way to see results right away.
    • One-piece design – Many power hitters prefer the stiffness that a one-piece bat like the AIR provides. One piece bats tend to be more durable as well as there is no connection joint between the barrel and handle.
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Sizes available: 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 33 in/30 oz, and 34 in/31 oz

Our View

If you are looking for an advanced level bat that won’t cost you $300 to $400, then the Rip-it AIR BBCOR baseball bat may be exactly what you are looking for. Just on the nice fluid, balanced and light swing, we feel that this bat is a true winner. Rip-it is so confident in this bat that they allow you to try the product for 30 days and return it no questions asked if you don’t experience success or like how it feels. Not many companies provide that kind of a backing!

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