The future of composite technology has arrived: the 2024 Easton Rope BBCOR Baseball Bat is going to change bat design for good. The Rope features a first-of-its-kind 3D ropecoil composite technology: a literal rope of composite material wrapped around the inner barrel of the bat, optimizing barrel thickness and maximizing performance across a longer area of the barrel. On top of that, the rope features our new Opti-Flex handle technology, where handle stiffness is optimized for each bat's length and weight, so you don't have to compromise on feel just to swing the bat size that works for your swing. In addition, the ConneXion Max joint transfers every ounce of energy in your swing into the barrel, where the 3D ropecoil tech is ready to capture it and explode into the pitch. The Rope is like no other bat before it, and you'll never want to go back. Get your Easton Rope BBCOR baseball bat now!
Item # EBB4RPE3
Frame: 2-Piece Composite
3D Ropecoil Composite Technology: Revolutionary barrel design in which 3-dimensional composite rope is wrapped vertically around the barrel at the sweet spot, coupled with optimized composite barrel thickness towards the end cap and taper, to create an expanded and maximum performing sweet spot.
ConneXion Max: ConneXion Max technology amplifies energy transfer and offers an overall solid feel at contact. A new elastomer connector interlocks the handle to the barrel while eliminating vibration at contact.
Opti-Flex Handle: Brand new OptiFlex Handle is designed to the exact same specifications that elite high school and college athletes demand. Each handles' stiffness is optimized to the length and drop weight of each bat, directly enhancing feel and power output on every swing.
Power Boost Soft Knob: Provides hitters with more leverage, while reducing vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand.
Grip: Flow-Tack Grip
Warranty: 1 Year
Year Released: 2024
The following are tips and tricks to take care of your bat and make sure that you properly break it in for maximum performance. At the end of this post there are some illegal break in procedures that you should absolutely avoid. Some stores and websites offer to roll or shave a bat. We do not recommend this as both are illegal and can result in multiple issues for you.
Rotate your bat 1/4 turn each swing to distribute the hitting surface evenly
Limit the bat to individual use.
Do not use in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not store the bat in extremely hot or cold temperature areas. It takes about 4 hours for a bat to reach the temperature that it is in. You can use the bats in colder weather as long as they are stored in warm places.
Do not use the bat to hit the dirt off of your metal cleats
Use regulation leather covered baseballs and softballs. Avoid the dimpled cage balls. It's best to keep an old bat, wood or a cheaper alloy for practice.
Do not hit waterlogged balls
Routinely check your bat for any damage
Aluminum / Alloy bats do not require a break-in period. These bats are ''hot out of the wrapper'' and can be used in a game right away.
Composite bats may require a break-in period. If you feel your bat is not at optimal performance out of the wrapper, we recommend about 50-100 swings either off of a tee or by soft toss with a 1/4 rotation of the barrel after each swing. Some bats will require more break in, and others less but please remember composite bat life spans are directly related to how many impacts it receives. Each "Break In" hit takes away overall life of the bat! Once broken In, we recommend that you save you bat for Game Use Only.
Illegal Break In Services: Why Rolling Bats or Shaving Bats is Illegal and the Ramifications. Learn More
We recommend the longest and heaviest bat that you can swing without losing bat speed. Although the Feel of the bat will be the most important factor. You have to make sure it feels right to you. The more you like it the more confident you will be at the plate!
We usually start with a length based on a player's height and weight as seen above. As far as the best weight, it is difficult to make a recommendation because it will vary from player to player depending on one's personal preference, hitting style, bat speed, and strength. If you need some help please contact us or come into the store and we will size you for a bat. While bats can have the same measurements they often feel different and it's beneficial to take some swings with them at the store.
Baseball unlike Fastpitch Softball has certain Drop (Length-to-Weight Ratio) requirements per age group. It is important to keep track of these as there is a certain point over 4 years where you have to have a different drop each year. If you can swing the heavier earlier without hurting your swing it can be beneficial.
12 & Under (12u): Any Drop
13 & Under (13u): Must be a DROP 8 or Heavier
14 & Under (14u): Must be a DROP 5 or Heavier
15 & Under (15u): Must be a BBCOR (Drop 3)
High School (Regardless of Age): Must be a BBCOR (Drop 3)
The ''DROP'' as some may call it, or the number with the MINUS in front of it is the LENGTH-to-WEIGHT ratio. This defines the difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces. The larger the number, the lighter the bat.
Thank you for your interest in shopping with us. Here are a few of our shipping guidelines:
Shipping is Calculated at Checkout based on Delivery Location
Orders placed after 2:00 pm EST will be processed the following business day.
UPS Shipping Days are based on Business Days (Saturday & Sunday are not included).
We ship Monday thru Friday.
Pick Up In Store: You can always select Pick Up In Store if you don't want your order shipped. We will pull your order and have it waiting for you upon your next visit!
We ship to the contiguous 48 States. Unfortunately we do not ship internationally or to P.O. Boxes.
IMPORTANT NOTE:UPS currently only guarantees Next Day Shipping. They do not guarantee 2nd Day Shipments.
Bats MUST BE in the Wrapper to be Eligible for Return. Our Return policy lasts for 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in its Original Packaging, Unused and in the same condition that you received it. READ MORE
2024 Easton -3 Rope BBCOR Baseball Bat
The future of composite technology has arrived. The 2024 Easton Rope BBCOR Baseball Bat is going to change bat design for good, featuring a first-of-its-kind 3D ropecoil composite technology. A literal rope of composite material wrapped around the inner barrel of the bat, optimizing barrel thickness and maximizing performance across a longer area of the barrel.
ConneXion Max technology amplifies energy transfer and offers an overall solid feel at contact. A new elastomer connector interlocks the handle to the barrel while eliminating vibration at contact.
3D Ropecoil Composite Technology
Revolutionary barrel design in which 3-dimensional composite rope is wrapped vertically around the barrel at the sweet spot, coupled with optimized composite barrel thickness towards the end cap and taper, to create an expanded and maximum performing sweet spot.
Brand new OptiFlex Handle is designed to the exact same specifications that elite high school and college athletes demand. Each handles' stiffness is optimized to the length and drop weight of each bat, directly enhancing feel and power output on every swing.